#1
Okay chaps and chapettes... I have a little problem with my computer.

Some bozo (who i think it should be made clear is not actually me) has managed to uninstall the windows sound driver from my XP-Pro running computer. Every time i try to access the volume control, i am told that there are 'no active mixer devices available'

Now, I found a solotion on windows site, but they suggested reinstalling the driver from the disc. i kinda don't have the disc.

So i leave it up to you lot to offer free and easy (if possible) solutions to my problem.

Cheers muchly.

PS I'm to cheap to pay for and too law-abiding do d/l with torrents Windows Vista, before anyone suggests it.
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#2
the driver might be on the internet, try searching for ot on google and then downloading it through there. also try the brand's website.
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#3
Click on 'add new hardware' in your control panel. Windows will search for hardware that isn't installed yet, and chances are it will find your sound device. Enable the installerprogram to connect to the internet. 9 out of 10 times windows fill find the needed driver on its own, but if it doesn't just enter the name of the soundcard in google and search the internet for a driver.
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Upgrade to Vista
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Upgrade to Vista


Vista has networking issues, and eats ram...

XP>Vista

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Quote by TheFly_1990
Vista has networking issues, and eats ram...

XP>Vista


It's true... but it's like teh koolest tihng on teh interwebs!!1

But really, I have problems running games and crap... bunch of crap. And networking issues, not so much in mine, but no recording software is compatible with Vista yet... well, software worth buying.
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Quote by TheFly_1990
Vista has networking issues, and eats ram...

XP>Vista


Good lord

As a vista user I can testify that it does infact work better than XP.

What model sound card do you have OP?
#9
Start>Programs>Windows update


Choose custom not automatic when the option is there. Select the sound drivers from one of the options on the left.
#10
i would try reformating your pc with xp.

Vista is buggy right now just reformate to xp and xp is more supported right now.[/
#11
how would i check my soundcard without opening anything up?

EDIT: in the CP, all that is listed is my dvd/r drive and a bunch of codecs.

and i think the thing what is broke is called 'Multimedia Audio Controller'
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Last edited by flambe chicken at Oct 23, 2007,
#12
i would try reformating your pc with xp.

Vista is buggy right now just reformate to xp and xp is more supported right now.[/

he's not running vista...comprehend when you read
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i would try reformating your pc with xp.

Vista is buggy right now just reformate to xp and xp is more supported right now.[/


I'm sorry, but why for a simple driver issue would you recommend reinstalling the operating system?
#14
Press windows + break at the same time, click hardware, click device manager.

Go to Sounds, Video and Game controllers, one of those will be your card.

Even easier though, is to go to windows update, check hardware section, and it will likely have it ready for you.
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Vista has networking issues, and eats ram...

XP>Vista


proberly but vista have way better ram control and way bettter duel/quad core support

vista>xp
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Even easier though, is to go to windows update, check hardware section, and it will likely have it ready for you.


i tried that loads of times but to no avail
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