Posted 23 March 2006 - 11:49 PM
My motherboard was recently fried. Badly. So, I sent it over to ASUS in Kentucky to get a replacement. However, because it would take 3 weeks at least, I went and got a slightly cheaper motherboard to let me get on with my life in the meantime.
So, I turn the computer on, reactivate windows XP, reinstall any onboard drivers, yada yada, you know, stuff one does when using a new motherboard. But I notice with concern that I'm not getting any sound. I installed the onboard sound card driver from the motherboard CD, yet still, no sound from my speakers. Hm. Well, I figure it's no big deal, because I was about to install a new sound card anyway for surround sound.
So I did. I put in the new sound card, installed the drivers, you know. I plug in my speakers, turn the computer on... hm. Still, no sound. Okay, this is where it's getting bad. I worry that my new speakers are already ruined, somehow, so I get my crappy old speakers and plug them in. I'm not sure whether or not I should be worried or relieved: there's still no sound. That means my new speakers are probably still okay, yet the problem isn't hardware as far as I know.
So, I come to you kind folk for help. Please, please, help! My sound isn't muted or anything. I really don't know what could be wrong. The computer says I have all my drivers, and I've tried two different brands of speakers on two different brands of sound cards, so I don't think it's hardware. Please, anyone? Help?