Windows XP forum: sound is not working after reformat/reinstall of windows xp

by: txkb428 September 1, 2009 10:21 AM PDT

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sound is not working after reformat/reinstall of windows xp

by txkb428 - 9/1/09 10:21 AM

Hello all! I am really hoping that one or a few of you can help me with my issue. Back in June, I reinstalled Windows XP Professional on my computer. Previously, the PC kept freezing, saying Windows Explorer error, etc. Unable to do any work at all on my computer without it freezing, I reinstalled Windows. Problems solved.

Except now, since then, I have had no sound at all coming from my speakers! I am missing the audio drivers, I think. Finally, yesterday, I downloaded Realtec AC 97... and now I can hear things opened on Quicktime from the internet, but cannot hear any sounds from websites or other programs I have on my computer. The little speaker control, that is usually displayed permanently in the right hand corner of the Windows toolbar, doesn't show up. I still have Volume Control on my computer...but of course cannot hear anything..

Does anyone have any ideas of what I can do? I've tried unplugging the speakers and then plugging them back in... to no avail. I don't think I have the installation CD for the speakers anymore, as I got them a few years ago. But if I did have them, is that how the drivers would be reinstalled?

Thanks so much... please let me know if you need any clarification on any of the points mentioned in my question

Kara

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