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I formatted my computer and now my speakers dont work


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#1 picaguy

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Posted 20 August 2005 - 09:32 PM

I just recently formatted my computer, everyhting is fine but now i have a problem with audio, my speakers are hooked up properly but when i put anything on no sound comes. I tried going control panel and went to the audio settings but everything is disabled. Also befoer i format the computer my speakers were working fine and now i cant find a solution. I tried going to the labtec website to look for drivers and website had nothing for speakers. So please help!

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Posted 20 August 2005 - 09:48 PM

Go to your device manager (start/settings/comtrol panel/system/hardware/device manager) and click the + to the left of "sound, video and game controllers".

Do you see any red or yellow warning marks in anything in there?

If you do, right click on the device, choose "properties", then click "driver", then "Update driver".

If that doesn't solve the problem try the troubleshooter on the page before.

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Posted 21 August 2005 - 01:41 PM

Ok well I did see the yell quesiton marks, then tried updating the multimedia audio controller, but when I tried updating it says cannot install this hardware. There also a question mark on the usb drive and also tried updating that, but it also says cannot instal this hardware. BTW there alll yellow question marks on other devices section.

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Posted 21 August 2005 - 03:59 PM

Try the troubleshooters built in to the device manager.

Lots of yellow question marks in various places means you have defects all over your system (at least everywhere you have one).

Had you changed many hardware items since you got the system?

What did you use to reformat?

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Posted 23 August 2005 - 05:41 PM

I didnt change and hardrives, but I did format this computer with my other computer windows xp prof cd because the xp cd for this is lost.

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Posted 23 August 2005 - 06:17 PM

The particular Win XP disc you used shouldn't matter as long as you had the correct key number, they were both Win XP Pro, and Microsoft accepted it at validation.

Did you do all the updates and hotfixes?

Edited by Enthusiast, 23 August 2005 - 06:18 PM.


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Posted 23 August 2005 - 06:56 PM

It sounds like the drivers to me. Uninstall your sound card drivers and install them again.

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Posted 23 August 2005 - 10:18 PM

The operating system for this computer was xp home and now it is xp prof.I did accept my validation. That is all okay and if i unistall the drivers how will I reinstall them , I have no cd for my speakers or anything like that

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Posted 23 August 2005 - 10:41 PM

If you do the Windows Updates you may get the drivers there. After the scan is finished look at the left side for Drivers.

Failing that, download and run EVEREST Home Edition. Let us know what your motherboard make and model is and we'll find the drivers you need.

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 10:40 AM

There is no drivers for "speakers" but there is for the audio devices you will find in your device manager.

Did you do a clean install of XP Pro including reformatting the hard drive? or did you use an upgrade disc?




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