Posted 27 February 2009 - 08:22 AM
This PC is a Compac Presario 4403US
When I search System Information for Sound Card there is no match, however, . . and under Sound in Direct X Diag., I get;
No sound card was found. If one is expected, you should install a sound driver provided by the manufacturer.
Sound Card or Driver, Which is Which ?
At this point;
I have determined or am assuming , that in reference to the sound card contained in this system it is a
Name SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
The following instruction are provided to me by Microsoft Online Support
From the system information, I noticed that the sound card occurs in both "Sound Device" and "Problem Device". Thus it should work improperly.
Let's perform following steps to reinstall sound card driver:
Reinstall sound card driver
1. Click Start, click Run, type in "devmgmt.msc" (without quotation marks) and press Enter.
2. In Device Manager, double click to expand the "Sound, video and Game controllers" branch.
3. Right click your sound card listed under "Sound, video and Game controllers", and click Uninstall to uninstall the driver.
4. Restart the computer and XP will reinstall the sound card driver automatically.
If the driver cannot be reinstalled after restarting the computer, we will need to find a specific driver for the system.
Since, I have been over this a few times, I have not done anything, I am waiting to clear up some definitions and technical facts before I proceed.
OK, when I open the, "Sound Card", which is, "SoundMax I.D.A.", and go to driver details,
I find a list of drivers;
My question is this the driver or is it the drivers
for the Sound Card ?
Possibly a better question would be, which one is the sound card driver?
My instruction as per above,( ref. specific driver), will also include some possible Reg. Editing.
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living again !
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