No sound

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by nanobyte, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. nanobyte

    Thread Starter Senior Member

    May 26, 2004
    I recently got rid of a virus on my computer by wiping my hard drive clean. When I reinstalled my OS (Windows XP) though, I discovered I had no sound. The speaker that is usually on corner of the task bar is not there. When I tried to adjust the volume from the start menu, an error comes up saying that I am missing mixer devices. Nothing I have tried has worked as far as going to control panel->from there to device manager. Can anybody help me out?
  2. R!f@@

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 2, 2009
    U need to install the sound drivers.
    Do you have on board sound or a PCI sound card?
  3. nanobyte

    Thread Starter Senior Member

    May 26, 2004
    Yes I do. How do you install the sound drivers?
  4. Markd77

    Senior Member

    Sep 7, 2009
    If you didn't get a CD with them on with your computer, go to the motherboard maufacturers website and download them (or PCI card, whichever). You should be able to get the make and model number somewhere in control panel, I forget where.
  5. beenthere

    Retired Moderator

    Apr 20, 2004
    Or you can get Aida32 downloaded -

    It will identify all the hardware in your system so you can get drivers from the chip manufacturer. I have restored several computers that had been wiped clean using Aida32.