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I suddenly have no sound, doesn't even find audio device


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#1 Michael Allred

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 03:55 AM

I was wondering why I suddenly couldn't hear a peep on my computer (Windows XP is the op system) and I thought well maybe something got muted by mistake so going into 'sounds and audio devices' I saw, to my total surprise, that my comp doesn't even recognize there being any audio device to speak of(!)

Suffice to say I have NO idea how this could have happened since I am NO expert so I was hoping maybe someone could help me out. I don't believe I have any viruses to speak of and I don't normally go around deleting stuff from my comp other than cookies so I'm at a loss.

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#2 Michael Allred

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 04:13 AM

Upon further looking, I keep getting messages saying no audio device is installed, etc etc but dagnabbit, there *was* at some point. Yeesh.

Let's see, my comp is an emachine (looking at the various stickers on the shell here) etower 600ix. serial #: QAA05 800 00680 not sure if that's enough info to help me out or not. (and as the first post stated I'm using windows XP)

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 03:29 PM

I looked around a bit and saw this stuff

there was a yellow ! next to "microsoft kernel wave audio mixer" but looking into the driver info it all has green checkmarks next to the listings. however it says "windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. the driver may be corrupted or missing."

however I *thought* this was my sound card: crystal SoundFusion™ CS4281
PCI/VEN_1013DEV_600 5SUBSYS_3154109FREV_0
manufacturer ID: 1
product ID: 2
type: WDM
default device: yes

crystal semiconductor corporation



two listings were given, one called joystick and the other called WDM audio

but it said "this device is working properly"


I ran something called DXDIAG and it offered to test and got the following message: "directsound test results: failure at step 3 (directsoundcreate) : HRESULT=0x80070057 invalid arguments"


so...what next?

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 08:39 PM

Sound drivers do get corrupt. That computer is so old eMachines doesn't support it any more other than a spec. sheet. The driver you need is:

Crystal CS4281 3D PCI Audio driver

You might possibly find it at: http://www.driverguide.com/
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eTower 600is Support Information
[+]Specifications
[-]Specifications
CPU: Intel® Celeron®™ Processor 600MHz
Processor: Intel® Celeron® Processor 600MHz
Operating System: Genuine Microsoft® Windows® Millennium Edition
Chipset: Intel® 810 chipset, 66MHz FSB
Memory: 32MB SDRAM (up to 256MB)
Hard Drive: 10GB HDD
Optical Drives: Built-in 40x Max. CD-ROM; 3.5" 1.44MB FDD
Video: Intel® Direct 3D 2x AGP (shared memory)
Sound: Crystal CS4281 3D PCI Audio; Stereo Speakers
Modem: 56K ITU v.90 PCI internal Fax/Modem
Peripherals: eBoard keyboard (w/ 19 hot-keys); Mouse
Ports/Other: 2 USB ports (1 on front bezel); 1 Serial/1 Parallel/Game port 3 Expansion slots - 2 available; Audio In & Out, Microphone In
Internet Access: AOL 3 month membership included
Software: Genuine Microsoft® Windows® Millennium Edition Sun®Sun® Star Office™ 5.1, Adobe® Acrobat® Reader™, Real Audio and Real Jukebox Media Player, Internet Explorer 5.5, Netscape® Communicator 4.6, AOL® 5.0, CompuServe® 2000, eMachines® Network, and eWare.
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Posted 27 December 2008 - 01:56 AM

How's this for weird? I restarted the computer and guess what? The sound is working.

What the......?

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 12:05 PM

Merry Christmas :thumbsup:
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Posted 05 January 2009 - 06:52 PM

Sound drivers do get corrupt. That computer is so old eMachines doesn't support it any more other than a spec. sheet. The driver you need is:

Crystal CS4281 3D PCI Audio driver

You might possibly find it at: http://www.driverguide.com/
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eTower 600is Support Information
[+]Specifications
[-]Specifications
CPU: Intel® Celeron®™ Processor 600MHz
Processor: Intel® Celeron® Processor 600MHz
Operating System: Genuine Microsoft® Windows® Millennium Edition
Chipset: Intel® 810 chipset, 66MHz FSB
Memory: 32MB SDRAM (up to 256MB)
Hard Drive: 10GB HDD
Optical Drives: Built-in 40x Max. CD-ROM; 3.5" 1.44MB FDD
Video: Intel® Direct 3D 2x AGP (shared memory)
Sound: Crystal CS4281 3D PCI Audio; Stereo Speakers
Modem: 56K ITU v.90 PCI internal Fax/Modem
Peripherals: eBoard keyboard (w/ 19 hot-keys); Mouse
Ports/Other: 2 USB ports (1 on front bezel); 1 Serial/1 Parallel/Game port 3 Expansion slots - 2 available; Audio In & Out, Microphone In
Internet Access: AOL 3 month membership included
Software: Genuine Microsoft® Windows® Millennium Edition Sun®Sun® Star Office™ 5.1, Adobe® Acrobat® Reader™, Real Audio and Real Jukebox Media Player, Internet Explorer 5.5, Netscape® Communicator 4.6, AOL® 5.0, CompuServe® 2000, eMachines® Network, and eWare.



This is happened to me now. I need the driver for Harman/Kardon for HP Pavilion f1503 desktop. I went to the above site but it said that it didn't have the downloads. Is there some other way I can find this driver. The speakers plug in as a mouse does for a desktop.

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 08:47 PM

HP Pavilion f1503 Is the model number for the 15" flat panel monitor
Harman/Kardon is a brand of speakers
The model number for the computer should be somewhere on the back
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Posted 06 January 2009 - 01:30 PM

HP Pavilion f1503 Is the model number for the 15" flat panel monitor
Harman/Kardon is a brand of speakers
The model number for the computer should be somewhere on the back



What info do I need to find the speicific driver?

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 03:51 PM

Example:
HP Pavillion 2755c
I'm only assuming your computer is an HP because the monitor is. I could be mistaken

It should be on a tag in the back

Edited by garmanma, 06 January 2009 - 03:57 PM.

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 04:02 PM

Example:
HP Pavillion 2755c
I'm only assuming your computer is an HP because the monitor is. I could be mistaken

It should be on a tag in the back



Yes it its. I am not at home and this is actually my friends comp...she said only number she said the number ends in an a. I can get the full # when I get home and post it in here.

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 09:31 AM

Example:
HP Pavillion 2755c
I'm only assuming your computer is an HP because the monitor is. I could be mistaken

It should be on a tag in the back



Yes it its. I am not at home and this is actually my friends comp...she said only number she said the number ends in an a. I can get the full # when I get home and post it in here.



She stated this this the model # HP Pavilion a324x. I found a website of drivers (http://www.soundcard-drivers.com/companies/456.htm) but I dont' think this one is one there. I could very well be very wrong though. Please help! I fixed the computer and did all this work and only need this Audio (speaker) drivers and I will be finished.

If you can find the driver...if there are any special insructions for the download please let me know. Thanks soooo much!

Edited by amyl, 08 January 2009 - 09:34 AM.


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Posted 08 January 2009 - 11:36 AM

Here is the page for all of the drivers for that computer:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwar...;product=376085

Here is the audio driver:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwar...228&lang=en


Just download to the desktop and double-click on the exe and it should install
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Posted 08 January 2009 - 02:40 PM

Here is the page for all of the drivers for that computer:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwar...;product=376085

Here is the audio driver:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwar...228&lang=en


Just download to the desktop and double-click on the exe and it should install



This will add the driver cause it's completely removed? (It sounds like it's just an update). I am illeterate when it comes to downloading drivers.....I admit

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 05:30 PM

That is the updated driver
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