no sound !!! pleae help

  drdeath 14:33 04 Jul 2006

After running the recovery cd on my laptop i now have no sound, pc tells me 'there are no active mixer devices availible' and tells me to 'add hardware' but i dont have any cd with latop to install any sound hardware!!
my laptop is a packard bell versa E400. I go into device manager and notice that next to 'MPU-401 compatible midi device'that there is a yellow circle with a warning sign inside it, when i click on it, it tells me 'This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. (Code 12)

If you want to use this device, you will need to disable one of the other devices on this system'???

  wee eddie 15:11 04 Jul 2006

A shortage of RAM may be the problem.

Have a look to see how much is installed and compare that to what you think you have.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:22 04 Jul 2006

IRQ Device
0 System timer
1 Keyboard controller
2 Video graphics adapter (EGA/VGA)
3 Second serial port (COM2, COM4) or bus mouse
4 First serial port (COM1, COM3)
5 Second parallel port (LPT2, often sound card)
6 Floppy disk controller
7 First parallel port (LPT1)
8 Real time clock
9 Redirect to IRQ 2
10 Available
11 Available
12 PS/2 Mouse
13 Math coprocessor
14 Hard disk controller
15 Available (often network card or SCSI controller)

  drdeath 15:57 04 Jul 2006

fruit bat, any danger of you speaking english please mate?
regards DrD

  howard63 16:25 04 Jul 2006

english as opposed to computerease - your pc should have been supplied with a motherboard driver cd - use this to reinstall your motherboards drivers. If your system has a separate sound card you need to install the driver for it either from your cd or from the makers site.

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