Having lost on-board sound (Realtek AC'97 driver), and consequently disabled it in the BIOS and uninstalled the driver, I have tried four different PCI audio cards, none of which were recognised. Each time the "New Hardware" is detected, and the relevant software installed, only to find I have "No audio device".
Advice, short of buying a new PC, would be welcome!
Realtek AC'97 driver re install Realtek AC'97 driver /enable it in bios i windows needs it to enable sound then install your sound card and drivers then go to start/control pannel/sound and audio devices in sound and audio propertise under audio you will have the option on a default device just choose you sound card you installed
had this prob some time ago when installed new card uninstalled realtek drivers couldn`t get sound to work untill i put realtek back in
Woodchip: there is no Sound Icon in the system tray! And the facility to put one there is greyed out because there's no audio device (even though there is!). Also, there's absolutely nothing wrong with the speakers or the plug. PaulB2005: Tried that, but Windows Audio is already STARTED. Surfmonkey: Tried all that, but still no Audio Device!
Thanks, guys, for your advice and willingness to help. It looks as though a new motherboard is the only answer!
This was covered a few weeks ago click here Whilst not ticked as resolved, with no further postings its presumed advice was followed and problem corrected.
Hence the need to tick resolved once it is,and details what worked, thus helping others.
Many Medions have on board sound which the AC97 is the driver. clearly your system bios has altered possability by installing the PCI cards. try the instructions in the link after first physically removing the the Audio cards you have installed.
By basic principles having two sound sources, One onboard and one PCI could lead to a conflict
If you tried the Vynyl Ac97,Go back into control panel,Sound and audio devices,Audio,And in the drop down bar it should give you the Audio Driver,If not scroll down ,And it should be on there,Choose it as your default Audio device,And see if that works.