Hi gang! You've been so helpful before, maybe you can help me figure this one out.
The time finally arrived when I was forced to get a "new" computer. My backup service was telling me it couldn't do any more backups, and my old system was running so slow, I could literally have a coffee break in the time it took for a new browser tab to open. So, I found a refurbished computer on Craigslist and for the first time in many years, actually paid money for a computer! I've always taken others' giveaways. I needed something that would still run XP, since I'm not ready to upgrade some of my software - can't afford to buy new licenses and refuse to pirate.
So, the new system is Dell with Pentium D Dual Core, 2.86 GHz, 4 G Ram, 500 G HD, running Windows XP Pro SP3, Sound is SoundMax Digital Audio - however, there is no sound. Not from the system speakers, not from my external speakers. And there doesn't seem to be a reason. The drivers are current, every box is correctly checked, the i's dotted and the t's crossed. According to what my system tells me, all devices are working correctly. The installed troubleshooter can't find a problem. I tried to install the Microsoft "fixit" software, but it doesn't want to run, it only wants to tell me to install something else. So, I ended up with about five copies of the fixit program and four copies of all the other stuff it wanted me to download to run it, and it never would run, so I trashed all of that. Figured this forum would suit me better.
I suppose there might be a conflict somewhere, but I would not know where to look. Since there is almost nothing on the new computer, it might be easy to find a conflict.
Anyone want to help me out with this?
Oh, and the guy I bought it from seems like a good guy and would help me, only he's off on a vacation to Acapulco. He showed me the system when I bought it, but I honestly do not remember if the sound was working or not.
OK, thanks, and hopefully someone can help me with this! I really want to use my lovely speakers with my new computer, or just get some sound from the system speaker, if that's all I can get.
Edited by hamluis, 30 August 2013 - 02:44 PM.
Moved from XP to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.