I have a real problem with my pc's sound.Everytime i try to play a music file, or listen to anything online, i get a message telling me there's no audio device connected to the computer.It appears in device manager that there's no AC97 drivers installed.This seems strange as i would have though they were on my original restore disc.How can i locate these drivers?Can they either be downloaded, or can they be installed from my restore disc?Thanks in advance.
I`ve had two instances this week where Microsoft`s optional software updates have provided a new driver for "C-Media AC97"
In both cases it disabled the previously working on board sound drivers. To resolve go to Control Panel>System and on the Hardware tab select Device Manager. There will be a yellow exclamation icon next to the sound driver. Right click the item and select Properties. On the driver Tab select "Roll Back Driver". Reboot and it should all be working again.