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Sound card not recognized by Windows

Q: Sound card not recognized by Windows

Got a Dell Inspiron 1150, had to reformat the HD.' Installed windows XP pro, and I have no sound. I go to control panel and I see no sound card at all... Strange, Reboot and in Bios there is a sound card ( Sigmatel 9750- C-Major Audio)
Go back to Dell support, download the correct( and only one file there) audio driver.
Try to install and get a message that there is no sound card found... Go back to manually install sound card and rely on the file I downloaded for the .inf file, and get a sound card installed, but with a yellow ex sign on it. Try to install drivers again, and get the same error... No card installed...
Anyone can help?

Preferred Solution: Sound card not recognized by Windows

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Sound card not recognized by Windows

Make sure all your devices are connected and powered on
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post

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I have a Compaq Evo on the bench right now (P4/512/XPPE SP1) which does not recognize the sound card on the mobo. There is an additional video card in an expansion slot and the "stock" video port does not work. Could this somehow be related to the sound card not being recognized? If so, is there a jumper or something I can reset to fix this? Thanks!!

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hi, i bought a new sound card and it is not at all being recognised, the onboard audio has been disabled in bios, and no its not to do with the drivers, because when i put in the driver cd it says "audigy 2 sb card not found" or something like that, i'm fairly certain the pci slot is ok because my previous audio card was there, and i've tried moving it around. suggestions? cheers.

oh and i've checked device manager etc, its not listed, and there is no ! or ? or anything.

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Hi I?m hoping someone can help me out, I have an old acer aspire 5050 laptop I use for work and a month ago the sound began to stutter like playing a cd when it starts to skip. Now it won?t work at all when I open task manager there is no sign of the onboard audio chips set. I?m no expert but I?m also far from a computer numpty. I?ve tried to do a system restore and I?ve tried to reinstall the driver and run windows update, If it was a desk top with a PCI sound card I?d swear someone had removed it.
Also at the same time or around that time the CPU began to reach 100% very easily when using programmes I?ve ran a virus check and done the msconfig disabling pretty much everything also I?ve uninstalled pretty much every program but the CPU still reaches 100% easily making the computer very slow. It?s fine if I?m just browsing the net or using MS word but try and use stuff like Nero or adobe pdf and it just freezes or runs slow. Thanks in advance for any help you can offer as it?s got me beat.

A:Sound card not recognized

You could try installing Ccleaner from Piniform in a effort to make you computer run *more effectively*
Have you tried downloading and installing a freeware sound driver like Realtek OR downloading the most recent audio driver for your particular machine from the manufacturer ?
There are also USB sound cards you can buy now here's one from Creative

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I am completely perplexed at the moment and I would love for someone to share their knowledge of computers with me. Normally I can fix almost anything that comes my way with my already obtained computer smarts and google (haha) but right now I'm lost. I recently reformatted my sisters computer and installed xp and whatnot and she said she wasn't getting any sound. So I told her to try and download her sound drivers and see if that fixed it and it didn't. I started searching myself trying to fix it and it is like the computer doesn't even recognize a sound card. I tried going into the bios to see if the sound was enabled or disabled by some chance and there isn't even a trace of a sound card in the bios so I tried doing everything that I read about and still I cannot seem to get the sound to work. It gives me errors about having the device not found and trying to restart etc etc. If anyone could shed some light or offer me some things to try I would greatly appreciate it. If this wall of text was confusing just ask me the specifics and i'll try to answer them the best I can.


Also the only thing I can think of at this point is possibly reformatting and using a different windows release. I'm sure this site doesn't condone piracy and I am in no way supporting it but I have my reasons so just suffice to leave it at that. The xp release I used for my sister's computer installed fine on another computer but mayb... Read more

A:Sound Card not being recognized

The motherboard has on-board sound. This is in the bios under something like "PCI Devices". It is not uncommon for this to fail over time. Install a simple PCI sound card and disable the on-board audio device

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Machine specs: Antec 900 ATX case, Tyan Tiger K8WE S2877-G2NR mobo, Dual AMD Opteron 275 dual-core @ 2.2GHz, 3 GB Ram, 2x BFG Nvidia GeForce 9600GT, in SLI config, 2x Seagate 750GB 7200RPM SATA HDD's Thermaltake Black Widow 850 W power. LG CD/DVD/RW Creative Sound Blaster SE (model SB0570)

Dual Boot

OS Drive 1 Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

OS Drive 2 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Problem: Sound card works fine in 32 bit, but is unrecognized in 64 bit. All other systems nominal

Solutions tried to date. (1) Sound card un and re-installed. (2) SB solution SID 82669 (force detection through LGPE, D/L and install new drivers)Failed.

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer. Karma

A:Sound card not recognized by 7 x64

My PC specs in 32 bitMy PC specs in 64 bit

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Win 98, 12Ghz AMD, 128MB RAM 120GHD Windows media 7.12 player or realplayer V10 cant find my audio hardware. Winamp plays OK. I get sound from winamp but not the other 2. This is a fresh install of media player and winamp v5. My sound card is soundblaster live 5.1. In system properties on the device list it says sound video and gamecontrollers are working properly, but under other devices it shows unknown pci card multimedia audio devices.
When I try to run the sounblaster setup cd it can't find any soundblaster devices.

Thanx in acvance for your help.


A:Sound Card not recognized

Interesting that WinAmp isn't having a problem!

I guess I'd remove the Sound Card, and Boot the sytem.

Go to Device Mgr and see if the Sound Card's entry(s) are still there.

If yes, Remove them.

Shutdn the system.

Reinstall the Sound Card and re-boot.

When the Card is found by Windows...install it using the CD if available.

Check Device Mgr, making sure that all entries are correct.

Either go directly to test the Player applications OR re-install them (preferably).

Report back on results.

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Hello I just installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (SP1)

The problem is that my sound card is not recognized. I try to install the latest drivers from Creative, but the installation says "Setup is unable to detect a supported product on your system. Please ensure that your product is properly installed before running this Setup program.
Setup will exit."

I tried switching the card to a different PCI slot, but no difference. I disabled onboard audio in BIOS. The card is not even showing up in device manager. The card was working earlier today on my previous machine (Asus P5Q-E). Running out of ideas here, anyone got any?

The motherboard is Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3 and the sound card is Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS. Old card I know but there are official drivers for it on Win7.

Thanks for your time

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I have an asus A8n-sli board with the Nforce4 chipset. I have creative x-fi xtreme music installed on the board and the sound works fine in XP.

The issue is that the when I try to install the drivers it keeps telling me that there is no compatible hardware installed. In device manager it shows an audio device but no available info for it. I tried the reinstall method and moving it from one slot to the other.

I am running 4 gb of ram, W7 64bit and do have the onboard audio turned off via the bios.

I have tried installing drivers for the nforce4 chipset but they will not work, Is that the issue? Are there a compatible set for this, I have tried the xp64 and vista 64 drivers but with no luck.

A:Sound Card not recognized in W7

Sorry, don't have a solution ... but just to show you that you're not alone, I have an ASUS nForce 4 board too, installed Win7 64-bit, and like you, could not install my audio drivers because it said there was no card connected.

I checked with the card vendor and they said (1) I had the latest drivers and (2) the drivers should work.

I removed 64-bit, installed 32-bit (and yes, I have a 64-bit, dual-core processor), and everything worked OK. Sound card detected, drivers loaded, audo config app works fine.

So, maybe there's a more general problem with ASUS nForce 4 boards, WIn7 64-bit, and plugin sound cards.

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Hello, I'm back

I have two hard drives and both of them have Windows XP installed on them.. I cannot access my account on the bigger hard drive nor can I for some reason reinstall it on either of them due to a problem with the bios or whatever. So I'm currently running with the small hard drive which still works and all, but it seems as though my sound card is not being recognized. For example, I have my speakers plugged in and nothing is going through.. I also cannot edit the volume of sound and when I hit back space or a message appears (like someone contacting you on messenger) my computer makes a sound as if I have no sound card. On my big hard drive, my sound card works perfectly. I'm confused as to why it works on one and then doesn't work on the other..

Any help would be greatly appreciated..


A:Sound Card Not Being Recognized?

Are your sound card drivers installed on the secondary hard drive? If not find them and install them again.

As for getting your normal OS working again, you should be able to run the installed from windows no matter if the bios is recognizing the disc or not. If you provide more information on the problems with the bios and other hard disk, I would be glad to help you with that.

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I just bought a friend's 6 month old laptop, but the sound card doesn't seem to be recognized. First, Windows Media gave me the message "Cannot play back the audio stream: no audio hardware is available, or the hardware is not responding." When I checked the "Device Manager>Sound, video, and game controllers" it listed Audio Codecs, Legacy Audio Drivers, Legacy Video Capture Devices, Media Control Devices, and Video Codecs.

System info:
Toshiba Satellite A105-S2051
version PSAA2U-049018
serial # 36317718Q

Rev. 0.4b

ATI RS400/133 Host Bridge

Can anyone tell me what I need to do to fix this?

A:Sound card not recognized?

Perhaps the drivers are bad? Drivers are small programs that lets the hardware communicate with windows.

Go to Toshiba's website and download the latest ones.

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One of the computers where I work stopped playing any audio and when you try an error message pops up as follows:
“Error: Windows can’t play this file!
Windows Error text: All wave devices that can play files in the current format are in use. Wait until a wave device is free, and then try again..”

I checked the drivers for the audio card and they are completely gone. I tried updating them and downloading a program to install drivers for me but I cannot find a good/free one. Thank you for your help!

A:Solved: Sound card not recognized

Is the sound onboard?
You can download the sound drivers for onboard at the motherboard makers website

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I upgraded from Windows ME to Windows XP but in doing so my computer stopped recognizing my sound card, so I'm unable hear anything. Any ideas on what I can do about this would be greatly appreciated.Thanks.


A:Sound Card not recognized after installing XP

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My motherboard reads 'Intel D850MV/D850EMV2'
Ever since I reloaded 'Windows 2000 Prfessional' my sound doesn't work. My speakers are functional. So the problem isn't there. I downloaded a sound-card utility programme. When I run it, it says that I don't have a sound card. That can not be, since my motherboard has an on-board sound device.
Do I need to reload windows? What are the possible solutions? One of my friends suggested that I look for drivers for the sound card. That is not working cos my computer refuses to believe that a sound card exists anywhere on the system! If that be so the question of drivers doesn't arise at this stage. How do I get my computer to believe that there is a sound card available to it?
Thanks in anticipation.

A:On-Board sound card not being recognized

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Untill you install the sound drivers, your computer won`t recognise your sound card.

Go HERE and download, and install your audio drivers.

Might I also suggest you download your chipset drivers as well.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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Hello all! I'm currently having problems with sound on my computer. I'm running a Gateway 550GR with a Intel 915G Express Chipset, which has an integrated sound card.

In the "Sound and Audio Devices Properties" window, I click over to the audio tab and see that the Sound Playback and Sound Recording drop down menus grayed out. So I zoomed over to the Device Manager window to check my audio codecs and everything was fully functional. So I check the volume control and i get the error
There are no active mixer devices available. To install mixer devices, go to Control Panel, click Printers and Other Hardware, and then click Add Hardware."

How is there no mixer device when its part of the motherboard? I'm confused, angry, and trying to find a way to solve this. I've updated my BIOS files, updated my audio drivers, looked on forums, douse my tower with Holy water... well no not that... but you get the idea. Any suggestions as to how to fix this problem without wiping and reloading?

A:Oh joy..(Integrated Sound Card Not Recognized)

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As the topic says, my computer doesn't detect my on-board sound card. It all started when I tried to install new audio drivers from manufacturers page, but the next day when I booted PC up there were no sound. In Device Manager, under Sounds, game,.. controllers tab sit 4-5 High Definition Audio Devices. Here's pic:

Then tried re-installing original audio drivers from motherboard CD, enabling/disabling On-Board HD Audio in BIOS but still no luck.

My Audio Device is VIA VT1705.
DxDiag shows that no sound card was found.

This is what is shown in Playback Devices tab:

But I have no HDMI kind audio devices..

How to make my system recognize my sound card?

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If anyone can steer me in the right direction, I would appreciate it greatly. My PC does not recognize this card when I put it in any of my PCI slots. It says there is a sound card in but it doesn't know what type it is, it simple says there is a sound card installed and nothing more. I read this card requires PCI 2.1 slot type and my PC manufacturer's website states my mobo is "PCI Master 2.2", so I presume this means it is compatible. BTW, it defaults to the internal speaker when I install it (the one that makes those crude Apple IIc beeps) and my PC doesn't do that with my SB0090 and that is much older. Any suggestions on getting this to work? Thanks to everyone for taking their time to read this.

A:SB0670 X-Fi sound card not recognized by system


Might be that the card is faulty, i had a NIC do that once and even the correct driver didnt work.

Just a thought


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Moving my old PC stuff to a newer PC - both operating WinXP SP3, and when I moved the Sound Blaster Card and went to install drivers - driveware software from Creative indicated that hardware was not found. I noticed in Device Manager that Creative SB Live! Series (WDM) and Creative SB Live! Gameport were installed under the Sounds, Video, and Game Controllers tab, so I am puzzled why the Creative software didn't recognize it. I would like to us this card and install associated software, but can't seem to - any help would be appreciated. Also, if yu require additional info, just let me know. Thanks.

A:Solved: Sound Blaster 5.1 Card not recognized

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Alright I completely formatted my computer and reinstalled Windows XP Pro and have everything up and working fine except for my sound card. I have the original cd the card came with and it was working fine before the format/install. Here are a few bits of info.

I have already run the sound blaster cd and installed..everything on it...and it just wont get recognized.

In the device manager/sound, video, game controllers. There is..
Creative SB Live! series
Creative Game Port

System Information/components/Sound Device

Name: Creative EMU10K1 Audio Processor (WDM)
Manufacturer: Creative Technology Ltd.
status OK
driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\ctaud2k.sys

When I go to controlpanel/sounds and audio devices it just always says no sound device, I also went into bios and turned off the audio on the motherboard already.

Any ideas or help would be great....


A:Sound Blaster Live card won't get recognized

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What would cause a sound device to be listed as working properly in the "device manager" utility but no sound device is available in "sounds and audio devices" utility?

Also, Windows will not boot in normal mode. It freezes on the load screen.
It works fine in Safe mode with networking, which I am using now. Thanks.

A:Sound card working properly but not recognized!

Since you can boot into safe mode...I would do so and remove the sound device drivers. I would then see if XP is able to boot normally.

I would do that based on the premise that they are corrupt and incapable of working properly.

Device Manager cannot be relied upon to provide clues that driver files may be damaged...but the fact that the system boots into safe mode but not normally gives a clue that it is a driver problem. Might as well start with the sound drivers.

What sounds and audio devices might you be referring to?

The key question is whether the sounds function is working properly (e.g., you actually hear), not what some utility reflects.


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Hi folks,have been trying to install new "soundblaster" card and device manager does not recognize pci-e.Have disabled onboard sound controller in bios,still nothingany suggestions ?

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A:sound card not recognized on Vertiron M4620G runni...

problem solved,thank-you very much,time to rock on

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Hi folks,have been trying to install new "soundblaster" card and device manager does not recognize pci-e.Have disabled onboard sound controller in bios,still nothingany suggestions ?

Go to Solution.

A:sound card not recognized on Vertiron M4620G runni...

problem solved,thank-you very much,time to rock on

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My daughter has a Dell 4600 desktop running Windows XP and the hard drive crashed. I purchase a new Seagate 160 GB SATA hard drive to replace the bad one. After putting in the new hard drive, I used the Dell Reinstallation CD to install Windows XP Home Edition.

When I try to install the Sound Blaster Audigy 2 drivers and application software I get a message that says "Setup could not detect any Sound Blaster Audigy 2 on your system."

I have removed and reinstalled the sound card which did not help.

Device Manager shows the following:

Sound, video & game controller:
Audio codecs
Legacy audio drivers
Legacy video capture devices
Media contrl devices
Video codecs

?Other Devices
?ethernet controller
?PCI modem
?SM bus controller
?Video controller (VGA compatable)

Properties for each item in ?Other Devices indicates "Drivers for this device are not installed."

In the BIOS the settings are as follows:
Intergrated Devices (LegacySelect Options)
Sound off
Network interface controller on
Mouse port on
USB emulations on
USB controller on
Serial port 1 auto
Parallel port enter
Diskette interface auto
Primary video controller auto
Onboard video buffer 1 MB

Dell support and Dell forums and Creative Labs (Sound Blaster) support and forums were no help at all.

I hope somone has any solution.

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Alright everyone... I'm always helping out... now i'm asking for help...

I've dual booted windows 7 onto my computer on a spare hdd... It automatically found most of the drivers for my computer when I hooked it up to the internet so i'm good there...

HOWEVER... I put in my sprint air card (595u) and nothing happens... as if i've never plugged it in... not even so much as "new hardware found"...

I've installed both wwan controller softwares that sprint offers for the air card but nothing... it never recognizes that it's being plugged in...

any ideas? I know it's not a corrupt OS, it was just installed, lol, and it recognizes other things... just not the air card...

maybe it's not compatible with windows 7 yet?

A:Air card not recognized on Windows 7


From this link: http://www.evdoforums.com/thread11349.html

This thread will disuss the compatibility between Windows 7 beta and the Sierra Wireless 595 USB EVDO Modem (also called the 595U).

If you a problem OR a solution for win7, please post it to this thread to share with others.
and the answer was:


FIRST be connected to the internet. WIFI ethernet dialup whatever.

Install Sprint Smartview
it will say it doesn't recognize operating system... go ahead and let it finish then restart.

Then install the driver from sierra wireless at the address below


You need to be connected to the internet so that it can download drivers from MS During these installs.


Plug in your card and start Smartview

I hope that works.



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Hello all,

I have recently had some video issues with my HP Probook 6550b.

Basically, I have recently had the heat sink, motherboard and monitor all replaced. My ongoing issue is that now Windows does now not recognize my on board ATI graphics card.

If I install the drivers from the ATI website it does not acknowledge that the adaptor exists at all. Conversely, under Device Manager, no display adaptor is listed.

I have also installed the 64 bit BIOS update and graphics drivers from the HP website with no success.

Interestingly, If I attach an external monitor, reboot and enter BIOS. I can close the lid, and the external VGA monitor works. However, when I then log into Windows and then try to use the secondary monitor, it does not work.

HP have informed me that as the external VGA out does work, it is not a hardware problem with the graphics adaptor.

How do I go about getting this issue resolved? Currently, all video is jittery and the brightness is sub-standard.

Thanks in advance.


A:Windows 7 ATI Graphics Card Not Recognized

It's not unusual for laptops to use nonstandard device IDs for their graphics adapters, so the installer for drivers downloaded form AMD may not recognize the device.

Best get them from HP:

HP ProBook 6550b Notebook PC*-* Download drivers and software - HP Business Support Center

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I have a micro SD card thats is 32gb and was working fine when i decided to load up 30gb of music. Upon doing this the card got errors and i needed to reformat it. BUT, the card is now not recognized while plugged into my blackberry, and it is not recognized when i plug it in directly to my computer (windows XP). the card is cannot format because its not recognized and it says "insert drive", but it does show that a drive was inserted. On properties the size says 0 so obviously there is a problem with the card. Is it corrupt or can this be fixed??

thanks for your help in advance.

A:Micro SD card not being recognized by Windows

1. for trancend flash drives
*goto http://www.transcendusa.com/Products/online_recovery.asp
*download the program and run it

2. for other flash drives
*goto http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?guiformat.htm
*click on the picture to download the program and run it - select the drive and format it

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I originally bought this notebook on Windows 7, the SD card reader was working fine.  Then computer updated to Windows 10 on its own and after inserting the SD card into the reader, it is not recognized at all.  No pop-ups, it's not seen on my Windows Explorer. I cannot find any specific SD Card reader drivers to download.  How can I get this capability back?

A:SD Card not recognized - ProBook 450 G1 Windows 10

Hi: Download and install the latest W10 card reader driver from your notebook's support page... The Realtek USB and PCIe Media Card Reader Drivers enable the integrated media card slot in supported notebook models running a supported operating system.  ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp71501-72000/sp71719.exe

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sound device is not recognized(no sound, video and game controllers in device manager)
plus my internet(wireless built in PCI card) does not work

im thinking the drivers somehow were deleted when i attempted to charge my ps3 controller via PC(how it all started, went on to do a clean install of windows 7 because of the problem, but the problem is still here)
any ideas where i can get the proper sound and network drivers?

motherboard: Abit AN8 / Fatal1ty AN8 Series

if more info is required to be given on my behalf, just ask

A:Windows 7 ultimate 32bit, sound device not recognized

Universal abit > Motherboard, Digital Speakers, iDome, AirPace, Multimedia

The drivers from manufactor.

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I have an 8GB sd card i used while traveling and upon trying to get the pictures from it the computer does not recognize the card at all, no prompts, nothing. I have tried it in multiple pcs and macs and no response. My Cannon Rebel XS camera says no images found. However, when I plug it into my brother's Cannon PowerShot it actually recognizes and shows all pictures on the card. Does anyone have any reason why this is happening and how I can recover the pictures? I am not willing to just format to make the card work again, I must have these pictures.

A:SD Card not recognized in computer but recognized on camera

Have you tried leaving the card in the camera and attaching to the computer to d/l the pictures that way. I have an Olympus camera and the pictures will d/l fine with the card left in the camera.

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Just did a fresh reinstall of my Windows XP sp2 operating system and (multiple weird things going on that started with windows explorer crashing all over the place). Anyway, now I'm trying set up my network connection again but the computer isn't recognizing my network card and device manager is saying the drivers aren't installed. Where can I get a driver for an Intel Pro 100 ve card? Have to be able to download onto disk or cd from another computer on my home network since I'm not being picked up by the network.

A:Help! Reinstalled Windows Now Network Card Not Recognized


try here please

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Hello, The SD card is not recognized by my laptop on Windows 8.1 (64bits), although it's working correctly on Ubuntu.I installed the Alcor Micro Smart Card Reader Driver but still nothing happen when I insert the sd card adapter.Is there another driver I should install?Thanks.

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A:SD card not recognized on Windows 8.1 (64bits) by HP Elitebo...

download another driver Realtek USB

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Hi, I desperately need help with the following issue.
Well I just purchased a Sony Vaio VGN-Z790J and it had Windows 7 preloaded on it and the audio symbol in the system tray had a red cross and I couldn't locate the sound card in Device Manager. I have tried everything possible, re-installing the specifed drivers from the Sony Website, div x diagnostic, device manager and still the Sound Card is not being detected and there is still an audio symbol with a red-cross in it.
After spending endless hours to find a solution on the web, I decided to use the Windows Vista recovery discs to return the notebook back to its factory conditions. It took 4 hours and still there is no audio and the sound card is not being detected. I ended up calling Sony to seek some assistance but they were no help and they suggested to book it in for repairs. However, since there is no waranty left, I can't afford to do this. Furthermore, I have also enquired about a new mother board and i was quoted $700-$800 - once again I can't afford this.
Can you guys suggest anything, or has anyone had a similar issue that they were able to solve. I really need help and assistance would be much appreciated.Thanks.

By the way now the system has Windows 7 64 bit.

A:Sony Vaio, No Sound, No Sound Card Detected, Windows Vista and Windows

Welcome to SF, kom01.

Did you install the latest audio driver?

Sony eSupport - VGN-Z790J - Software Updates & Drivers

You may also want to flash your bios


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Hello,i recently upgrade my system from xp to windows7,i use the same realtek driver and get distortions!I try severall drivers,disable all enhancements/levels on speakers properties with no result(2.1speakers-),i configure them in stereo mode,i reduce the default format to 44100 16bits(cd quality)!What should i do,there is a fix,something?On windows xp i had NO PROBLEMS!

A:Distortion sound using onboard realtek sound card on windows 7ultimate

This is an older motherboard. The RealTek is Realtek? ALC662
Have you tried the driver from RealTek? The "AC'97" Codecs are the ones to use.

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i installed windows xp and upgraded my sound card drivers and still no sound???
Soundblaster Live Value!

Mute is off!
Speakers are plugged in!

tried uninstalling the sound card and its drivers and then rebooting - still doesnt work

A:i installed windows xp and upgraded my sound card drivers and still no sound???

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Can you see the sound card in the Device Manager in System Properties?

Did this problem start recently or since the installation of XP? Did you get sound at anytime earlier(even on other OSes)?

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A few days ago I installed a new sound card but now the sound recorder won't record sound. It appears the record button is greyed out

Any help appreciated



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this is what im dealing with. i installed windows 7 beta 7227 build. i cant find a sound or graphics/video to work for this thing help. i need to install the correct drivers. i think its nVidia but im not for sure just plz help

Machine name: REEKVICIOUS-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7227) Service Pack 1 (7227.winmain_sp.090602-2110)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Computer Corporation
System Model: Dimension 4550
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.00GHz, ~2.0GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 512MB RAM
Page File: 411MB used, 1123MB available
Windows Dir: D:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7227.0000 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: This computer cannot play audio because the Windows Audio service is not enabled. Use the Sounds and Devices Properties control panel to enable audio. No sound card was found. If one is expected, you should install a sound driver provided by the hardware manufacturer.
Input Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
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A:Windows 7 video card and sound card problems

Windows 7 Ultimate RC build 7100 is what you should be running. There are no service packs for pre-release OS's from Microsoft. Did you install Windows 7 on this Dell or did someone do it for you? Your installed memory is much too low for Vista, not to mention Windows 7. If your system won't run Vista properly, DO NOT install Windows 7 pre-release

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Hey, I need a bit of help

I'm running a Dell inspiron laptop, if this helps, but I recently had what I believe was a virus on here, my internet security (McAfee and Windows Defender) were both being turned off from time to time and I had to manually turn them back on.
Then my laptop started slowing down so much it took 3 hours to complete 12% of a scan with only that running. I decided to do a system restore to about 2 weeks ago, hoping to fix the problem.

After 4 hours of it saying the same thing whilst trying to complete the restore (Windows is repairing the registry), I decided it was time for some intervention as it seemed to be stuck in some never ending loop.
I got the recovery CD and then turned my laptop off mid-restore, which it didn't like. Upon turning it back on I only got a blue screen and mouse, but I got it to boot from the CD and did a boot recovery and Disk Check. All is working fine, apart from I am left now with no sound.
(On a side note, the boot start isn't the same as before and it says that the Autochk is missing, Skipping Autocheck)

I've checked the device manager, which is telling me everything is working fine, apart from in sounds it cannot play a test sound.
I've run a Dell Support Center check, which told me everything was running fine apart from a PCI Family Bus Port 5 - 2495, which failed to run the test, but windows again was saying that this is working fine.
Apart from the fact that my laptop now has no sound, the only other thing pointing... Read more

A:No sound, yet windows says the sound card is fine?

Boot in safe mode with networking
Safe Mode

Download install and let the following program update and scan.
Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a free download that removes viruses and malware from your computer
Next run a secure file check (this can be done while still in safe mode as well)
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Okay once that is done and we know the source of your problems is gone.

we need to see if you really got rid of the problem files first.

Once you've done that post back with the exact model of your inspiron

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I'm adding a video card (a Geforce 9400GT 512MB pci-e 2.0 to a Dell Optiplex 320 computer. This should have been a 10-15 minute job but I've spent a good 8 hours or so trying to resolve this issue.

The computer had on-board integrated video so I disabled those drivers, turned off the computer, plugged in the new video card into the pci-e slot, fired it up, video showed up while plugged into the video card so I logged into windows and then tried to install the drivers. The disc that came with the video card says "No supported hardware is found in your system." I downloaded the most recent drivers from the NVidia site and it said the same thing. I checked the current video adapter being used and it said "VGAsave" so I looked in device manager and there's an ! next to "PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge." I figure this is the problem and why the video card isn't recognized so I look at the properties for that and it says "This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. (Code 12)"

I've done a lot of research and reading but I can't find any solution to this. I tried to uninstall the integrated video and completely get rid of the drivers using a driver sweeper program and that didn't work. The only setting in the BIOS for video is to either have "Auto" or "Onboard". I have it set to Auto but there is no way to disable the onboard video card within the BIOS. I've u... Read more

A:Video card Hell. VGAsave, code 12, card not recognized

Instead of deleting the onboard, try to disable it in device manager.

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A lil' confused so need some expert adv.

Just wish to reconfirm, this USB PNP, IF it will record/SAVE
from my audio cassette player to my desk top,using WIN XP PRO ! I wish to transfer songs from audio cassettes to my desk top which does not have a sound card.I have the COOL RECORDER in case that helps, does it ?
Earlier I have used the TV tuner card which did the job of such a transfer but that went kaput.

Thx for yr help.Cheers

A:Solved: USB Sound Card - 2.0 Audio Input / Output Sound Card

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I have a Compaq,pen4,computer in 2003. I have this as a sound card: Realtek AC'97 Audio. I dont have any specifications on that sound card so i assume it was state of the art for the year 2003.

I notice the Diamond XtremeSound 5.1/16 bit Sound Card (specifications below)for sale at Staples for $20. Should i consider buying that 2008 Sound card to replace my 2003 sound card? I use my speakers almost exclusively for listening,stream media.

(I have a Magnovox home stereo(2 speakers)hooked up to my computer)

Realtek AC'97 Audio


Diamond XtremeSound 5.1/16 bit Sound Card

Diamond XtremeSound 5.1/16 bit Sound Card
Allows the user to experience high level, theater quality sound while watching videos, listening to music, and playing games all in true 5.1 channel surround sound.

Dolby EX and DTS formats 5.1 channel DVD playback
5.1 virtual speaker shifter providing surround sound for CDs and MP3s
Audacity multi-track recording/editing studio included
6 channel audio output
16bit/48KHz playback
Karaoke support
10 band equalizer with presets
Mic and stereo line inputs
Front left/right, rear left/right and center/subwoofer outputs

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I tried replacing the hard drive on my Inspiron 9300 with a 200G drive.  The administrative computer tools in Windows XP recognized it, but the BIOS showed it as 130G or so.  I finally had to replace the drive with a smaller one.  I had the latest BIOS version.  Is there a BIOS fix that will allow the larger hard drive to be used?

A:Hard drive not recognized by BIOS but recognized by WINDOWS Inspiron 9300

Not on the 9300s that use EIDE (parallel ATA) drives, no - the limit is 137G in BIOS setup.

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Hello; A rare conditon: I cant get sound out of any internet video. sound card is ok. Sound from every other source is ok,,,except from internet explorer videos of any kind.


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Just installed OS Win7. Have an ESI [email protected] sound card which worked with XP/Vista OSes. Now I get no sounds through either the ESI card or on board sound driver (Realtek).

When the sound card is removed, there is some sound but the volume is not what it should be. Have Win7 drivers installed for the sound card and on board sound drivers.

Any ideas would be great. thanks.

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I am running windows xp on a Pentium III. I lost access to the help and support page and also to the system restore page. I took everything out and formatted the hard drive. I did a clean install of windows xp. Now I have no sound, have tried all the "solutions" posted and nothing has changed. It shows my sound card, I have the most updated driver and it says it is working correctly. I show no driver conflicts. Also Windows xp will not shut down, I have to hold the power button in for a few seconds before it will shut off. Any help will be appreciated

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I've not installed windows 7 yet.

I'm running at the minute on XP. But i dont have the original disk as the pc i have was second hand and only came with the system BIOS disk.

I've bought windows 7 and would like to upgrade but my only issue is the sound card. I have a C Media Wave CMI8738/C3DX sound card pre-installed. I cant tell you if it's built into the motherboard or what. But the windows 7 advisor tells me it's not compatible, no surprise, the card dates back to 2002!! Is there anyway of getting an update or anything for this sound card to work on windows 7 without me having to go out and buy a new sound card???

Please reply!!

A:windows 7 and sound card help

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I recently upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7, but soon i realized that i need to re install my sound card in order to do the sound tweaks for my gaming. My sound card is an X-Fi Elite Pro and I've asked Creative's support how can I use my sound card back to its original status. I tried to download the Alchemy application to see if that was the issue but it said i needed a specific disk or path, which, if i don't have a brand new installation cd for Windows 7 for the sound card it won't happen. Is there any way i can get my soundcard back to its original status in Windows 7 w/o having to pay for a whole new soundcard? (I'm not asking about illegal stuff, Just a simple legal way to deal with this issue) Thank You

A:Sound Card help regarding windows 7, please help

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