Start the computer and check for sound. If this does not help, browse to the following pathnames, one at a time, until the file is found:. If sound problems persist or no drivers could be found and installed, continue to the next step. Press F10 , then the Y key, to save the settings and exit. To resolve this, update the audio driver.

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If the sound card is a combination sound-modem card, disconnect all cables from the modem and remove it in the same way that the sound card was removed. All times are GMT Checking volume and mute settings The volume setting for one or more sound devices might be disabled or set too low.

If the computer has sound connectors in both locations, the on-board sound setting in the BIOS should be Disabled. The Volume Mixer window opens.

While the Microsoft driver is expected to support basic Intel HD Audio functions, codec vendors are expected to differentiate their solutions by offering enhanced Intel HD audio solutions Based on that, I think that MS Update is your best bet. Wound by Justin Jaffe Nov 21, Use the following steps to adjust volumes to correct levels:.

HP and Compaq Desktop PCs – Installing or Replacing a Sound Card

The colors shown in the Speakers Properties window match the connector color on the computer. If sound still cannot be heard after reconnecting the speakers, try replacing the speaker cable if possible or speaker fuse.


There are several things that can change sound volume: If there is still no sound, continue with these steps. If you can hear sound, you are finished.

You can use this information to help determine which connector goes with the speaker pairs that you are using. Surely those were available at HP? Your description reads like a Realtek-manufactured product.

Can’t find a sound driver. – Audio and Video

If the files under these pathnames do not appear, open the C: Several other people allude to a utility called Belarc Advisor from www. Restoring the audio driver Sound related files and settings that become changed can cause sound problems.

If the sound connectors for the speakers and microphone are located away from the parallel, serial, or USB ports, the computer has a soundcard. After restoring the audio driver software, restart the computer and test for sound.

Javascript Disabled Detected You currently have javascript disabled. This document applies to Windows 95, 98, Me, and XP. If the computer was upgraded to Windows Vista, you might not be able to use all the features of an integrated audio device that is compliant with Audio Codec ’97 AC ’97 specifications. Community Forum Software by IP. These items are typically very difficult to locate. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in.


It is having Intel chipset, and that chipset says Audio is embeded with the following “Excellent audio quality, with up to six channels for full surround sound capability including a simultaneous modem connection”. Press F10then the Y key, to save the settings and exit.

Use the Left and Right Arrow keys to select the Advanced tab. Checking Device Manager If you cannot hear sound, check Device Manager to determine the state of the sound hardware:. Optical Storage Drive Type.

HP and Compaq Desktop PCs – No Sound from the Speakers (Windows Vista)

If the device is a combination sound-modem card, remove devices related to the brand name listed under Modem as well. Installing the sound card Insert the new sound card into an open compatible slot. Plug headphones directly into the speaker out connector 752j the back of the computer. July 26th, Desktops by Lori Grunin Nov 26,