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On having to reload windows xp pro I found that I no longer had a working sound device. Is there a connection, should I try again or would this be caused be something else.


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Ok after reloading windows the drivers used to control your Sound Card are missing.

1. click start then click on run

2. in the Run window type devmgmt.msc , hit ENTER

this will bring up the device manager window , the devices which are attached to your computer but not instaled will appear but will have a yellow question mark or exclamation mark on them.

3. right click the sound device and click on "update driver"

4. A wizard will now run , when asked do you want to connect to windows update click Yes, (only if you have a woking internet connection) or click no and on the next screen insert the installation disk which has your sound card drivers on it and choose to install software automatically.

if you dont have the install disks or a working internet connection do you know the model of the sound card ? , is it intergrated audio or a seperate sound card ?

Thanks!
Check if your sound card is onboard you need to install the sound card or audio driver from the motherboard driver. Right click the MYCOMPUTER then click properties,hardware,device then look for sound with question mark or multi audio device , if you found it's means that the sound driver is not install. Run the motherboard driver and select the sound driver and run setup and reboot the computer after installing
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