#1
Hey I was hoping you guys could help me out with a computer problem I'm having...

So I did a total reinstall of windows on my computer due to a crippling System 32 virus that brought my system to it's knees.

So everything was wiped from my drive, which is a good thing considering the 68 gigs of space it freed from the useless crap I had accumulated over several years,
but then I had to reinstall all my drives, programs, everything.

Now Here's the problem: my sound doesn't work.

I have two Labtech speakers that connect to the computer via a common audio jack (like the kind you would find on a pair of headphones)
The computer doesn't recognize them.

So basically I don't have a primary sound output for my computer.

Anyone know how to solve this?

And Idea: we should start a computer help thread just so annoying ones like this one don't keep popping up.
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#2
Download the drivers for your speakers and/or soundcard/chip. If you have a sound card, use the CD that came with that. If you don't, use the CD that came with your motherboard, or try to find them on your motherboard's website if you don't have the CD.
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And Idea: we should start a computer help thread just so annoying ones like this one don't keep popping up.

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#4
All the windows sound drivers are installed and working...

I'm about to begin my search for my speaker-specific driver (if it exists) now
Blindfolds aside I'd probably still close my eyes

And try to feel a trembling fetal life inside
that shotgun barrel that's about to make me bleed

Like an ulcer in the stomach of the beast


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#5
did u put in ur drivers disk that has all ur complete restart drivers? or ull have to download them all. always install the chipset first, then do everything else.
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#6
Like I said, everything installed correctly (including the chipset) and I went to the microsoft website and downloaded all the updates

I just can't get my computer to recognize the device...

When I go start > Control panel > Sounds and audio devices
The tab where the volume control is usually at is faded and states "No audio device"
Blindfolds aside I'd probably still close my eyes

And try to feel a trembling fetal life inside
that shotgun barrel that's about to make me bleed

Like an ulcer in the stomach of the beast


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#7
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Like I said, everything installed correctly (including the chipset) and I went to the microsoft website and downloaded all the updates

I just can't get my computer to recognize the device...

When I go start > Control panel > Sounds and audio devices
The tab where the volume control is usually at is faded and states "No audio device"


The audio device it's talking about is the soundcard, meaning your soundcard isn't installed... As far as I know there is no such thing as speaker specific drivers, as they're a completely universal thing, taking basic electrical signals to make the sound.
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The audio device it's talking about is the soundcard, meaning your soundcard isn't installed... As far as I know there is no such thing as speaker specific drivers, as they're a completely universal thing, taking basic electrical signals to make the sound.


hes right. go to ur pcs site, find ur model pc and download drivers. there will probably be a few options for audio, and if u are none the wiser, just download them all and install them till one works.
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And Idea: we should start a computer help thread just so annoying ones like this one don't keep popping up.


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#10
It's your sound card. This happened to me just a couple weeks ago. Find your sound card drivers off the internet and install from there. For some reason it doesn't detect if your sound card drivers aren't installed.
#12
Try updating your drivers, if that doesn't work, I don't know.

I've had some probs with my speakers recently too, but all I had to do was play a bit with the plug and it eventually worked.
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#13
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type "dxdiag" in the "run" and select the audio tab and look at what it says


If it's the same problem I had, this won't turn up anything.
#14
Found the problem,

In device manager it says my multimedia audio controller isn't installed, among other things.

Time to search teh interwebs and find them!
Blindfolds aside I'd probably still close my eyes

And try to feel a trembling fetal life inside
that shotgun barrel that's about to make me bleed

Like an ulcer in the stomach of the beast


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#15
Manage to say it in the Title, and Find the answer.
No need for this to be open...

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