Posted 21 November 2006 - 06:54 AM
Windows default sound drivers should allow you to hear sound. Have you had to reinstall your operating system? If not then presumably the operating system is using the old drivers for the sound hence no sound or soundcard being detected.
Try looking at: START>> CONTROL PANEL>> SOUND AND AUDIO DEVICES. Once this has loaded the first 'tab' should say what sound device you have.
If that doesen't work let us know what motherboard you have.
If all else fails, hit the reset button.