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#1 John in Oman

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 02:31 PM

I have no sound and my comp tells me there is no Media Player driver installed.

How do I do this please? I understand there are free downloads available - but which one is best for my comp. which is an AMD Athlon XP1800 with 1.53GHZ and 224MB RAM?

I would also like to increase to at least 2GHZ. Is this possible?

Thank you and regards.
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Posted 13 January 2008 - 03:34 PM

When you say no media player driver installed do you mean no audio driver? Did you check this in device manager? If so you will need to download the audio driver, what is the type of PC you have? If it is a geniric you will need to post the M/B model number (it's written on the M/B so you will have to take the side of the case off). If this is to daunting go to this link and post your hardware results only. http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
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#3 John in Oman

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 09:57 PM

Thank you Monty.

I did put the comp details in my original post above but not actually sure whether this qualifies as a generic but suspect it probably is! I will await your reply please before I take the thing to pieces!

Thanks again.
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Posted 13 January 2008 - 10:14 PM

Monty. I have just read the Belarc report and wish I hadn't! There are dozens of important and critical 'hotfixes' (whatever they may be) missing and it looks quite scary. I don't know where to begin.

There is no audio driver though.

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 11:03 PM

Just copy and paste the hardware results as below:


Windows Vista Ultimate (build 6000) Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
3.00 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core
256 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-M55SLI-S4
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. F10 03/29/2007
Drives Memory Modules c,d
370.07 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
261.69 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4160B ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H10N ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

ST3250620AS [Hard drive] (250.06 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 9QE0CAWE, rev 3.AAE, SMART Status: Healthy
WDC WD1200JB-00FUA0 [Hard drive] (120.03 GB) -- drive 1, s/n WD-WMAES3148380, rev 15.05R15, SMART Status: Healthy 2048 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'A0' has 1024 MB
Slot 'A1' has 1024 MB
Slot 'A2' is Empty
Slot 'A3' is Empty
Local Drive Volumes

c: (NTFS on drive 0) 104.86 GB 62.38 GB free
d: (NTFS on drive 0) 145.20 GB 100.12 GB free
e: (NTFS on drive 1) 120.02 GB 99.19 GB free


Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
HID-compliant device (3x)
USB Human Interface Device (3x)
Logitech HID-Compliant Keyboard
Logitech HID-compliant G5 Laser Mouse
USB Composite Device (2x)
USB Root Hub (2x)
Generic volume shadow copy
Multimedia
Microsoft iSCSI Initiator
Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller Realtek AC'97 Audio
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#6 John in Oman

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 04:42 AM

Sorry Monty, but you are dealing with a computer moron here! After I have done that, then what?

Do I take your literally, or is what you have written an example of what I should be copying re my own computer.

VERY sorry!!

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 04:50 AM

Yes, copy the same information from Belarc for your own computer and post it back here in your next reply.
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Posted 14 January 2008 - 12:43 PM

Well I hope I am clever enough to do that but will give it a try Budapest. If you do not hear in a couple of days I have been Bismarked!

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 11:33 AM

Here is the info you need thanks to my computer wise son!



Operating System System Model
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2, v.2055 (build 2600) MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD KM400-8235
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
1.53 gigahertz AMD Athlon XP
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD MS-6734
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 09/10/2003
Drives Memory Modules c,d
20.48 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
11.60 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

LITE-ON LTR-48246S [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

Maxtor 2B020H1 [Hard drive] (20.49 GB) -- drive 0, s/n B1BR694E, rev WAH21PB0, SMART Status: Healthy 224 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'A0' has 256 MB
Slot 'A1' is Empty
Local Drive Volumes

c: (NTFS on drive 0) 20.48 GB 11.60 GB free

Network Drives
None detected
Users (mouse over user name for details) Printers
local user accounts last logon
Administrator 03/02/2007 11:01:31 (admin)
John 14/01/2008 01:19:38 (admin)
local system accounts
ASPNET never
Guest never
HelpAssistant never
SUPPORT_388945a0 never


Marks a disabled account; Marks a locked account HP PSC 1400 series on USB001
Microsoft Office Document Image Writer Driver on Microsoft Document Imaging Writer Port:

Controllers Display
Standard floppy disk controller
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
VIA Bus Master IDE Controller VIA/S3G UniChrome IGP [Display adapter]
Azalea 13.8 [Monitor] (13.8"vis, June 2000)
Bus Adapters Multimedia
Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller (3x) Labtec Mic (WebCam Pro)
Communications Other Devices

VIA Compatable Fast Ethernet Adapter
primary Auto IP Address: 192.168.2.101 / 24
Gateway: 192.168.2.1
Dhcp Server: 192.168.2.1
Physical Address: 00:0C:76:5A:05:7F

Networking Dns Server: 192.168.2.1
Labtec WebCam Pro #2
Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
PS/2 Compatible Mouse
Labtec WebCam Pro
USB Root Hub (4x)
Virus Protection [Back to Top]
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Missing Microsoft Security Hotfixes [Back to Top]
These required security hotfixes (using the 01/08/2008 Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary) were not found installed. Note: CIS benchmarks require that Critical and Important severity security hotfixes must be installed.
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Q887472 - Moderate (details...)
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Q890046 - Moderate (details...)
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Q944653 - Important (details...)

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SP2 (SP2)
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Adobe Systems - Adobe Photoshop 7.0 1045-1209-6738-4668-7696-2783
AskTBar - bar NED12065YYCC
AskTBar - SearchAssistant NE
Belarc - Advisor 23950664
Microsoft - Internet Explorer 55274-647-2284165-23267 (Key: CRTGH-B68P2-XB6JC-44GCD-X9JHM)
Microsoft - Office FrontPage 2003 72079-640-0000106-55054 (Key: WFDWY-XQXJF-RHRYG-BG7RQ-BBDHM)
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Posted 15 January 2008 - 09:14 PM

Here is the link to your audio driver http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downlo...p;GetDown=false
(the very top one) download it,save to your desktop and install.
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#11 John in Oman

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 03:36 AM

Thank you Monty VERY much.

I do have two queastions for you if I may. What do I do about all those things that are supposed to be wrong with my computer and is it feasable to up-grade to 2GHZ or more?

Thank again and best regards. John.

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 04:07 PM

Go to this link and run the update process www.windowsupdate.microsoft.com
Just copy and paste it into your browser (I have Vista and it takes me to the Vista update site) Then in control panel>security>make sure updates are set to auto.

Edited by Monty007, 16 January 2008 - 04:07 PM.

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 04:43 PM

You asked about a CPU upgrade to 2Ghz.

Well...it seems that just looking at that one little item...is no longer any indication that you are actually going to derive increased performance from that processor.

http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p_spec.asp?model=KM4M-L

From what I see...socket A board, XP 3000+ is the max CPU.

Your current clock speed is 1.53, which probably makes the CPU in there...an Athlon XP 1800 (I used to have one).

You will be hard pressed to find a socket A, 462-pin CPU anywhere reliable these days. Best bet, IMO, would be just upgrade the whole system...lots of inexpensive systems available these days of rapid tech.

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 09:01 PM

Well, there's always overclocking, if you feel up to the task, and if you can keep it cool. I've seen some computers overclocked to twice the recommended specs, though some serious cooling systems were needed.
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Posted 16 January 2008 - 09:13 PM

Well, there's always overclocking, if you feel up to the task, and if you can keep it cool. I've seen some computers overclocked to twice the recommended specs, though some serious cooling systems were needed.

Why would you suggest overclocking to a person who is reasonably new to troubleshooting a computer?
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