my computer crashed whilst i was recording into it, and when i turned back on the sound wouldnt work. i have tried reinstalling ac97 driver, but the sound still doesnt work. in the volume control tab i only have WAVE, SW SYNTH and CD PLAYER, and i believe im also supposed to have VOLUME CONTROL and LINE IN. Can anybody please help me with this? cheers steve
Have you checked, seeing that you had a crash, that onboard sound is still Enabled in the Bios?
You might also have been unfortunate enough to suffer damage to the onboard sound chipset; could be worth trying to borrow a soundcard and seeing if that works (don't forget to Disable onboard sound in the Bios).