Hi. Having problems with trying to do anything that needs sound. If I try to use movie maker I get an error message stating audio hardware cannot be found. If I simply try to play music nothing happens.I have checked the add hardware wizard and found that mutimedia audio controller has a yellow question mark and drivers not installed. I dont know how this has happened as I bought the computer nearly 2 years ago with everything installed and have had no problems with sound until recently. The only changes I have made are to add extra memory (I didn't detach or dislodge anything when I got inside the PC I don't think?) and added a wireless network connection but these changes wouldn't have caused this? Hope somebody out there can help. Cheers Edie
Go to Device Manager, double-click on the problem entry, click on the drivers tab and click the Update Drivers button, see if it re-installs the proper drivers. Also (although this wouldn't give you a yellow question mark in device manager), check to make sure that you don't have your speakers plugged into a voice/fax modem, instead of the sound card, at the back of your PC.
Thanks Maj. I've already tried that but it can't find the driver?? Don't know how the drivers became lost but they were there a few weeks ago and, as I said in earlier message the PC had everything already installed with no disc provided. I've tried doing a smart restore but that has caused me other problems so won't be doing that again. It must be possible to download the drivers but don't know where to look? Cheers Eddie
Tried the link you sent - I am below novice level so you will have to be tolerant. Motherboard manufacturer NEC, model P5S800-VM; version REV.1.xx; serial no. MB-1234567890 Cant find anything about sound chip but in bit on media control devices - ID ROOT\MEDIA\MSMMMCI; driver version 5.1.2535.0 Don't know if this helps - if not thanks for trying anyway! Eddie
Board: NEC COMPUTERS INTERNATIONAL P5S800-VM Rev 1.xx Bus Clock: 133 megahertz BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 0160 05/12/2005
under 'multimedia' the message was none detected. how do I recognise a sound card when I get into the guts of the machine - will look to see if I've dislodged soemthing when I put in the extra memory. Eddie