new hard drive no sound

  maca77 22:51 06 Jun 2010

i put a new xp harddrive into my computer everything seems ok apart from no sound can anyone help please

  Sea Urchin 00:15 07 Jun 2010

Go to Control Panel - System - Hardware tab - Device Manager button. Expand the Sound listing, and see if there are any exclamation or question marks showing. If so, then it looks like you need a driver for your sound card.

  Atlantic Man 09:41 07 Jun 2010

You need to install your driver for the sound, it usually comes on your motherboard CD,. If you do not have a CD anymore, open your PC and check the name on your main board, then, Google search that name together with “download driver sound”
Check out main sites, not dodgy pale looking websites, but the manufacturer, of your motherboards, website.
Download this, install it and DaDaaaa
Atlantic Computers

  Terry Brown 09:57 07 Jun 2010

If it is AC'97, you may have problem getting a full verion, however I have a copy on an installation Cd and I can send you a copy if you need it.

  bremner 10:01 07 Jun 2010

As others have said it will be lack of soundcard driver.

However you will almost certainly be lacking other essential motherboard chipset drivers as well.

You must either find the CD that came with the computer or download the full set.

What computer do you have as we may be able to help locating the drivers.

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