I know this is a common problem, but I'm not getting the right answers. Something is amiss.
I had a computer which had sound. Then the sound stopped working. I don't have speakers, the sound comes through the monitor.
I then got a new computer at some point but used the same monitor. No sound.
So I figured the monitor? I checked the drivers and clicked update. Still no sound. Volume is up but no sound. So I got another monitor and guess what... no sound. This is two computers with two different monitors and no sound. What the hell am I doing wrong? Anyone at all?
no ive never had sound :( its not new and its awful vista
ok ok i found this
Download and install the driver for your sound card
Your sound card is missing a driver.
Click to download the driver from the C-Media website
Download and extract the driver files
Click Save or Save as, and then save the file to your Desktop. If you can’t choose where to save the file, you’ll need to find it and copy it to your Desktop. When you download files, most web browsers save them to the Downloads folder on your computer.
To extract the contents of the compressed folder, right-click the folder you saved to the Desktop, click Extract All or Extract Here, and then follow the instructions.
Double-click the extracted folder to view its contents.
If the folder contains a readme file, release notes or installation instructions, we recommend you read that information before starting the installation.
Install the driver
To start the installation, double-click the install file. This file will be identified as either an Application or a Windows Installer Package file in the Type column to the right of the file name.
Follow the steps in the installation wizard. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
The model name of your sound card is CMI8738.
so... after getting it to admit there is a problem I have installed what it says. extracted the files and the tried to set it up.
It asks me if I'm sure. I say yes. Then it says "! Don't support this platform" and that's it. Nothing.