I have no sound on my computer help please!

@free_man (7337)
United States
December 26, 2012 7:20pm CST
I don't know what is wrong. I have checked everything the control panel ther is no mute on my speakers I have the speakers plugged in where they go. I am to the point is I am ready to change the sound card. But I have scanned the computer with these driver things that cost and it says I need to update the audio driver. What the heck if I could pay I would download their drivers. Does anyone know a site where they will scan my computer and download the audio driver I need free of charge? Thank you for all your help!
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@peavey (16618)
• United States
27 Dec 12
You shouldn't have to pay for drivers. Go to a good search engine, type in the name of your speakers, along with any model numbers that you can find and then the word "drivers." I don't know about your computer but I think from about Windows 98 up, your computer will search for the appropriate drivers if you ask it to. I don't remember exactly where that is, but it shouldn't be too hard to find.
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
27 Dec 12
Thanks Peavey. How do I find the brand of my speakers? They are speakers that were given to me and no name on them off brand I think. I have tried searching with the search in XP but still no sound. I have looked all over the net trying to find some way for something to search for drivers that need to be updated but they all want money that I don't have. Thanks for your help. Still no sound.
@free_man (7337)
• United States
28 Dec 12
Thanks Peavey. I tried that but it don't see my speakers. I have used these speakers for years and they work on my other computer. Tried two different sets and still don't see them. I figure it is the sound card. Tried updating the sound card but it still isn't working. I will try another set of speakers and then if that don't work I will change out the speakers. Thanks for all your help.
@peavey (16618)
• United States
28 Dec 12
Well, bummer. I'm sorry that didn't work. I hope you don't have to wind up spending a lot of money to get it working.
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• St. Peters, Missouri
27 Dec 12
What brand computer do you have?
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
27 Dec 12
Hi StLouisMetroTutoring and welcome to my lot. I have an HP but their site don't offer what I need been there and still no sound. Thanks for all your help!
• St. Peters, Missouri
27 Dec 12
Did you make it to the hp support and drivers page?
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• St. Peters, Missouri
27 Dec 12
I have another idea.....maybe take a look at some of the suggestions on this page. See if there is anything here that might help you. http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-15352-have speakers-but-no-sound-drivers-maybe
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@Mystars (57)
30 Dec 12
If you are using windows7 then you have to plugin your sound device on the backword of your CPU. and if you are using windows xp then use to plugin on the front of your CPU. Its my personal experience.
@free_man (7337)
• United States
2 Jan 13
Hi Mystars and welcome to my lot. Using an older version of XP. I have my speakers plugged in where they go but still no sound. Thanks though for your advice.
• Malaysia
28 Dec 12
May I help you.what is your installed audio driver ?Is it Onboard or separate one ?Try to restart your machine maybe you can get your sounds back.If not work.] go to control panel--- add or remove programmes---then uninstall your audio driver and restart your machine----then reinstall your audio driver.If you don't have a driver CD.you can download free :)
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
28 Dec 12
Hi Krisha and welcome to my lot. I don't know the name of the audio driver it is by intel though. It is where the speakers connect to the computer. I have tried to uninstall it and reinstall it but still no sound. I don't have a CD the computer was given to me. I am going to try and get on HP's site and see if they can fix it for me since it is free....LOL Thanks for your help my friend.
@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
28 Dec 12
If this is a driver issue, you can download it on your manufacturer's website using the model code of your computer. If this is not available, you can contact them and ask if you can request to be send it in a USB via post. I am sure they will be able to provide it. Downloading it from a third party website might cause some issue with your computer.
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
28 Dec 12
Hi Chiwasaki. Thanks have tried that too will try again today but it didn't work the last time I tried it. Not going to give up though work on computers all the time. Thanks for all your advice.
@UmiNoor (3496)
• Malaysia
28 Dec 12
When I bought my desktop, it came with the speakers. And then one day my computer crashed and I had to reinstall everything. The computer manufacturer provided me with a disk containing all the drivers that I need to install to make the display and sound work again. Perhaps there's a Help Line for your computer manufacturer and you can contact them to resolve your problem. That is what I usually do when I have a problem with my computer. But first, reinstall all the drivers that are needed to make your computer work again.
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
28 Dec 12
Hi UmiNoor. Thanks but no help line. Been working on computers for some time and will figure it out sooner or later. Tried everything I know and still no sound. Next it will be to change the sound card. Thanks for your advice.
@obe212003 (2302)
• Philippines
27 Dec 12
You can uninstalling the sound drivers and reinstalling it again. If your looking for drivers for your sound card, it is free from the manufacturer of the sound card, just look for support section and you can download the updated drivers.
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
27 Dec 12
Hi Obe. I tried that and still no sound but thank you for your help.
• China
27 Dec 12
Maybe you can turn off the computer and then turn on it again, it may help. If it doesn't work, you can insert the sound box or speaker again to have a try. May these ideas will help you.
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
27 Dec 12
Hi Echo and welcome to my lot. Did that and it still don't work. I know I need an audio driver but still haven't found out which one. Thanks again for your help!
@asliah (11149)
• Philippines
4 Feb 13
hi, i think you should re-socket all the connections you have between the speaker from your computer,check if you device is still okay,or maybe you need to change your speaker,or maybe you installed the wrong driver for your internal drive.
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@dipak777 (177)
• India
5 Jan 13
hi free_man still getting no sign of sound?
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@kai9999 (1703)
• India
2 Jan 13
install universial sound drive - realtek. http://www.realtek.com/downloads/ ac 97 is for older system or mother mode and the hd version is for all newer mother boards.
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