I recently reformatted my laptop which is a Compaq Presario CQ50-215NR and installed my drivers.
But, after I installed my Sound Driver, (Conexant HD Audio 221) I still do not hear any music/sounds other than the normal system beep.
I reformatted to Windows XP SP3, the laptop was originally Windows Vista - 64bit
I checked the Device Manager and it didnt show any thing wrong with the driver, no yellow question marks.
Then I went into Control Panel > Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices> Sounds and Audio Devices.
In the Volume Tab, it says no Audio Device.
Then when I go into the Hardware Tab, it says that the Conexant HD Audio 221 is working properly.
Then When i go into the Audio Tab, I can't choose a Sound Playback device because the option is greyed out.
I've also already tried reinstalling the drivers as well.