Posted 04 May 2007 - 07:43 AM
I am helping my son and daughter-in-law with their computer. It is a HP Pavillion a705w. It has Win XP SP2 with an integrated sound system. At first it kept locking up, making noises, and running extremely slow, and the modem went bad, and had no sound. We put in a modem and I downloaded the driver for the sound system. I did a system restore, upgraded to IE-7, downloaded Defender and ran auto updates. Still no sound. So I disabled the sound system and we put in a new SoundBlaster 5.1 sound card. It installed fine, recognizes it but under "Control Panel, Sounds", it still says "no audio device". But it also lists the new soundcard and says it is working properly. Could the system still be recognizing the old sound system not allowing the new to operate? The volume is turned up, speakers are working. What can I try?