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    Upgraded WinXP and now I have NO SOUND!!??

    Hi all,

    I purchased a new VGA card and after slotting it into my Gigabyte 8S651M-RZ motherboard, I found that it was not quite compatible with Win XP (Home SP1). So I upgraded to WIn XP (Home SP2). Things were great now with the VGA, but now my sound has utterly disapeared??? I installed a upgraded Realtek AC97 Sound Driver, but still not a peep from the PC. Does anyone know what may be the prob??? I am highly frustrated....

    TIA
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    Rudi

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    Re: Upgraded WinXP and now I have NO SOUND!!??

    Have you checked that all connections in your PC case are tight? You might have touched an audio connection accidentally while nserting the new video card. Or opening and closing the case might have caused a connection to become loose.

    Have you checked the Sound control panel to make sure that sounds are not muted?

    Does your audio card software have a troubleshooting tool?

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    Re: Upgraded WinXP and now I have NO SOUND!!??

    <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29>.....Hans, I don't know how you do it...............................

    I have solved the problem about an hour ago. After installing and uninstalling multiple times, downloading new drivers and reinstalling again, I EVENTUALLY managed to get it working again.

    How did I do it? (Well look at Hans's first piece of advice...)
    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">I had to unplug a small cable from the motherboard so that I could slot the VGA card into its port. I did reinsert the little cable, but apparently it must have not made proper connection again. After ALL the effort with the drivers, I finally retraced my steps and unplugged the little cable and replugged it, pressing it in hard. The moment I did this, I heard "scratch....click" come out of my speakers. I did a little sound test and hey presto.....SOUND!!!!!</span hide>

    A word of advice: If the Device Manager tells you the driver is working properly, then it is NOT the driver....LOOK closer at the hardware in your box and save yourself hours of fuss and hassle!!!

    Cheers
    Regards,
    Rudi

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