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No sound since Windows XP SP3

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  • I just installed Win XP SP3 and then no sound is coming out from my speaker anymore.

     

    How do I fix this?

     

    Thanks!

    Friday, May 16, 2008 3:42 AM

Answers

  • I chatted with the Sony tech support (I have a VAIO desktop) and told them my story, they made me re-install some sound drivers and it now works.

    Try contacting with your tech support, they were helpful... for once.

     

    Monday, May 19, 2008 5:50 PM

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  • I have the same problem with 70 % of our computers.In SP3 there was a few new dll's for sound devices so that's the reason. It looks it's not possible to choose sound device because the screen is diseabled but devices are working properly and are ready to mount it to the system. You can go back to previous restoration point before SP3 and it will work but I know, it is not a solution. I'm waiting for Ms technical support call. It dosn't concern only Realtec devices... I've got here Realtec, AC97, SounMax... different chips but all with the same effect. Some of PCs are running OK.

    I did try some other drivers and changing dll's but without effect for now. If I'm faster then Microsoft technical support I'll post it here.

     

    Regards,

     

    Sebastian
    Friday, May 16, 2008 12:15 PM
  • Does the machine has HD Audio?

    Whats the machine configuration used?

    can you paste the DXDiag log for the machine having issue?

    Did you see any conflicts in DXDiag?

    Running DXDiag( start->run, type "Dxdiag" press Enter)

    Friday, May 16, 2008 1:02 PM
  • Hi, Yes, It is HD audio device. There is no conflicts but it founds drivers lack:

    DirectSound test results: Failure at step 3 (DirectSoundCreate): HRESULT = 0x88780078 (No driver)

    DirectMusic test results: Failure at step 6 (Activating the IDirectMusicPort): HRESULT = 0x88780078 (No driver)

    But as I mentioned, I tried to reinstall oryginal driver but id didn't hepl. Maybe there is a problem with some hidden sound devices which appears after SP3 installation which are blocking access to phisical device? Bellow is log.

    -------------
    Sound Devices
    -------------
                Description: SoundMAX HD Audio
     Default Sound Playback: Yes
     Default Voice Playback: No
                Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_11D4&DEV_1981&SUBSYS_103C30C1&REV_1002
            Manufacturer ID:
                 Product ID:
                       Type: WDM
                Driver Name: ADIHdAud.sys
             Driver Version: 5.10.0001.5210 (English)
          Driver Attributes: Final Retail
                WHQL Logo'd: Yes
              Date and Size: 10/1/2007 13:27:40, 281600 bytes
                Other Files:
            Driver Provider: AnalogDevices
             HW Accel Level: Full
                  Cap Flags: 0xB5B
        Min/Max Sample Rate: 8000, 48000
    Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 1, 0
     Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
                  HW Memory: 0
           Voice Management: No
     EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
       I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
    Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
                   Registry: OK
          Sound Test Result: Failure at step 3 (DirectSoundCreate): HRESULT = 0x88780078 (No driver)
    ---------------------
    Sound Capture Devices
    ---------------------
                Description: SoundMAX HD Audio
      Default Sound Capture: No
      Default Voice Capture: No
                Driver Name: ADIHdAud.sys
             Driver Version: 5.10.0001.5210 (English)
          Driver Attributes: Final Retail
              Date and Size: 10/1/2007 13:27:40, 281600 bytes
                  Cap Flags: 0x41
               Format Flags: 0xCCC
    -----------
    DirectMusic
    -----------
            DLS Path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\drivers\GM.DLS
         DLS Version: 1.00.0016.0002
        Acceleration: n/a
               Ports: Microsoft Synthesizer, Software (Not Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal, Default Port
            Registry: OK
         Test Result: Failure at step 6 (Activating the IDirectMusicPort): HRESULT = 0x88780078 (No driver)

     

    and MIDI properties page is not allowed to edit.

    Friday, May 16, 2008 1:17 PM
  • Has anybody got any idea what can I do to enable sound device?

     

    Monday, May 19, 2008 7:44 AM
  • I chatted with the Sony tech support (I have a VAIO desktop) and told them my story, they made me re-install some sound drivers and it now works.

    Try contacting with your tech support, they were helpful... for once.

     

    Monday, May 19, 2008 5:50 PM
  • Hello,

    Thanks Mate.

    I know it is a driver or service problem but I have different sound cards in hundreds computers Sad I'm looking for patch for Ms. SP3 which was the reason of this problem.

    They are still deaf Wink)

    Cheers, S.

     

     

    Tuesday, May 20, 2008 7:42 AM
  •  

    Hi,

     SP3 do not carry any sound driver related changes except for HD Audio devices. Can you tell us what are the cards which are not "HD Audio" devices and having problems?

     Your sound should be working fine if there is no conflict in DXDIAG tool under Sound Tab.( Start->Run, Type "Dxdiag" Press "enter" to bring DXDIAG tool window). From the DXDIAG log provided above there should be no problem with the sound. DXDIAG Log pasted above also indicated the its a HD Audio device.

       There might be an issue with the the way you install XP SP3, did you use slip stream of "XP SP3" and used "upgrade" option? If so then there might be driver issues as the devices are re enumarated and reinstallation of drivers should solve the issue.

      If you just updated the machines with SP3 CD then there should not be any issues with the drivers. Let the thread know if you still face the issues with the audio cards used in the boxes.

     

    Thanks,

    Sri

    Friday, May 23, 2008 6:07 AM
  • Hi,

    Ok, we are quite big company and we have hundreds of PC here. It is not only HD audio device connected problem. One laptop lost his WiFi card after SP3 installation. It is Intel card but I can't check what model is it because this user works in other country and he will send this info later.

    I didn't mention that this sound devices are not HD Audio, I mentioned that there are different brands fe. Sigmatel or SoundMax and there is no strict driver probleb but sound device mapping problem. As you can see in Dxdiag logs, there is information that music and sound device driver is OK but you can see when you try to test sound the error appears:

    DirectMusic test results: Failure at step 6 (Activating the IDirectMusicPort): HRESULT = 0x88780078 (No driver)

    We use SUS for Windows Update ... unfortunatelly Wink

    Sure, I'll download full CD with SP3 and see what happens.

    Do you have any idea what to do with this? 

     

    Sebastian

     

    Monday, May 26, 2008 11:53 AM
  • This WiFi device I mentioned is Intel(R) PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter. When user came back to SP2 it was ok. He also downloades the newest drivers for this device but it still doesn't work after SP3 installation.

    Regards,

     

    Sebastian

    Tuesday, May 27, 2008 6:51 AM
  •  Solo4u wrote:
    This WiFi device I mentioned is Intel(R) PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter. When user came back to SP2 it was ok. He also downloades the newest drivers for this device but it still doesn't work after SP3 installation.

    I have updated my laptop with the same wi-fi adapter to SP3, with no problems.  But I did take extreme precautions beforehand to disable all third-party software that automatically starts, including those that are implemented as Windows Services.  I wonder whether your case is yet another manifestation of the issue that causes registry corruption if third-party anti-malware utilities block normal access to the Windows Registry.  To prevent this happening, the user needs to completely disable all anti-malware products (or uninstall them if they are not confident that they have disabled them).  This is not just a matter of disabling anti-virus on-demand scanning: it also requires that the user disables any protection the utility has in place to prevent its own registry entries from being changed.  For instance, with Norton products, this is known as "SymProtect".  Other utilities have their own names for them.  This issue is so complex that the average user needs a generic method for dealing with third-party interference (if they do not want to uninstall everything).

     

    Here is a generic method for making XP safe for applying Service Packs. This assumes that you have previously downloaded the full Service Pack, and that you are not using the Windows Update web site, or Windows Automatic Update.

     

    1. Start -> Run. Enter "msconfig", click OK.

    2. In msconfig, check "Diagnostic Startup - load basic devices and services only".

    3. Click OK, and restart Windows.

    4. When the system has restarted, a pop-up appears to remind you that you have turned off some features of XP.  Check the box to say that you do not want to hear about this again, then click OK.

    5. Now apply the Service Pack.

    6. During installation, the Service Pack might restart Windows once or twice.

    7. When the Service Pack has completely finished installation and returned control to you, open "msconfig" again, select "Normal Startup", and restart Windows.

    Tuesday, May 27, 2008 11:21 AM
  • No, no, no, no... It doesn't help! In addition, all system checkpoints for system state restoration has gone so I had to repair my system manually because I had authentication problems after that. Please, if you are Ms Specialist, test your solution on your system first than advice to anybody else. Good bless I'm IT specialist so I coped with this but I'm sure most of common user would not.

    It doesn't metter what is the way of SP installation, with or without 3rd party software it is the same effect.

    Puting it in a nutshell:

    - the source (cause) of the problem is SP3 update

    - it concerns different devices (audio HD dedices, normal audio, WiFi card) 

    - different hardware platform and different manufacter

    - no 3rd party software influance

    - no dependence on way of SP3 installation (WSUS, SP3 full downloaded for IT exe, SP3 CD)

    - rollback to SP2 repairs problem

     

    Don't tell me that I have to download a new drivers from manufacter sites for every different hardware in different computers!

    What made me crazy is that Ms specialist had closed problem without checking effect.

    Any other idea?

    Regards,

    Sebastian

    Wednesday, May 28, 2008 12:09 PM
  • Can you specify the exact specification of the audio devices in the systems?

    Do you have any PCI Audio devices which has this issue(easy to hunt these devices for repro)?

    this is the only information that will definitely help to see whats happening with Audio.

     

    Monday, June 02, 2008 9:20 AM
  • Dear Sirs.

    How are you,

    Please be informed we have problen in sound of our desktop computer

    our driver is realtec ac97

    Thank you for your reply

    Wednesday, June 18, 2008 1:38 AM
  •  

    I want to understand the scenario here. you updated sp2 to sp3 and the sound is not working, am I right?

    Can you send us the DXDiag log of your machine?Running DXDiag( start->run, type "Dxdiag" press Enter).

    Does the realtec ac97 mentioned is "HD Audio"?
    Thursday, June 19, 2008 10:30 AM
  •  mayajuju wrote:

    I just installed Win XP SP3 and then no sound is coming out from my speaker anymore.

     

    How do I fix this?

     

    Thanks!

    Tuesday, July 08, 2008 2:37 PM
  • Hi all,

    I also have the no audio after sp3 install and have done what the above mentioned and under sound it says "no sound card is found. If one is expected, you should install a sound driver provided by the hardware manufacturer."

    What is best to do?  Take off SP3 and reinstall SP2?  That seems to be my way of thinking? Any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks

     

    Saturday, July 19, 2008 9:42 AM
  • As it says, you should install a sound driver provided by the manufacturer of your sound hardware.

    Saturday, July 19, 2008 2:12 PM
  • I am having the same problem with HD Audio device saying ACCESS DENIED and every attempt to update the device drives fails on top of that XP hangs when I restart. I have a new system with SATA HDD, and Real-tech on board Sound on a Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L mother board. While Windows refuses to recognise my HD Audio device the Real-Tech software can detect the speaker attached to my system and produce sound but only with the supplied utility. FURTHER EVIDENCE THAT XP IS BLOCKING THIS DEVICE.

     

    Microsoft need to test their Service packs on a range of PC before deployment. This is defiantly a MS SP3 problem.

     

     I am going to uninstall SP3 and see how I go then wait a year or two before MS fix their SP3.

     

    If Microsoft expect people to move from a fairly stable and much loves Windows XP pro 32 bit system to a Vista 64 bit System they need to ensure back ward compatible with existing hardware and software from older programs.

     

     90% of companies I work for in my role as a Business Analysis still use windows XP and those that have Vista are reinstalling Windows XP.  Vista is ant productive and unstable,  we should all bill Microsft for the time and tech support to fix the problems they create with their SP3. Trust Microsoft to stuff it up again,

     

    if anyone find the solution to this one I am interest to know and please email Microsoft and tell them to fix SP3.

     

    Which is why I don’t use Auto update. You never know what the next Software patch might do to your PC.

     

     

    Thursday, July 24, 2008 6:34 AM
  • SP3 contains very minimal audio changes. It even includes HD Audio class driver. Whats is the scenario causing the AccessDenied Error? Is it during the drivers installation?

    Does your device manager contains audio device?

    Invoking Device Manager:

    Start->run type "devmgmt.msc" without quotes will show the device manager. Check HD Audio device present in "sound,Video Game controllers section"

     

    If sound device is not available check whether any yello bang symbol saying something simeilar to HD audo device?If yes then you need to install your sound drivers.

     

    Giving the exact scenario causing the problem might help to resolve the issue.

    Friday, July 25, 2008 4:22 AM
  • I just installed SP3 yesterday and have no sound anymore either!

    This is an older computer, and AMD XP 1.4, running XP Home Edition.

    I'm furious at Microsoft for this!

    I can't afford to go out and buy a new computer because of them!

    Do they have a fix for this yet?!

    I need my computer for my small home business and HAVE to have sound again!


    Monday, July 28, 2008 7:26 AM
  •  Melissa2008B wrote:
    I just installed SP3 yesterday and have no sound anymore either!

    This is an older computer, and AMD XP 1.4, running XP Home Edition.

    I'm furious at Microsoft for this!

    I can't afford to go out and buy a new computer because of them!

    Do they have a fix for this yet?!

    I need my computer for my small home business and HAVE to have sound again!


     

    Try method 3 here to remove SP3 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950249 .

    Monday, July 28, 2008 9:03 AM
  • Melissa2008" This is a problem i had late last year, i reported it to MS & i got ZERO reply also another forum i am a member of one of the members there runs a 50 pc work station so basicly he owns a largish company (50+pc's) & he approached them as a business around december 2007 guess what reply he got..NOTHING!! & STILL waiting!!
    This is NOT good enough, ive just stumbled upon this problem again as ive just formatted my pc which came with Vista & i rolled it back to XP PRO as i was having WAY too many issue's with Vista, i find it hard to belive that user's are "STILL" having issue's & that MS havent sorted it..OMG..I truely
    sympasise with users that are desperate & need there pc for business use, We have given MS billions of pounds (I am English) for this software & we have had the door closed in our face's..there is no individuality with MS i am left speachless..
    If anyone has a solution please email me:  runnercare@yahoo.co.uk

    By the way the "REaltek" Audio driver doesnt always offer a solution to this problem & for anyone's advice the SP3 DOESNT include any new updates (Apparently) what it consist's of is it scans your pc & finds any updates your pc needs...but dont quote me on this as i got this from another forum's FE (Forum Editor)..intresting to read though..Anyway bye for now
    K (UK)
    Monday, July 28, 2008 11:47 PM
  • If you update your computer via the Windows Update (or Microsoft Update) web sites and choose Custom Installation you will be offered optional Hardware Updates.  As far as I know, these Hardware Updates are always optional and never offered automatically.

     

    In my experience about 1 time in, say, 20, an optional Hardware Update for audio actually breaks the audio and you get no sound after applying the update.  I presume the problem arises because Windows Update misidentifies your hardware.  The solution to this problem is simple, you uninstall the update or use Device Manager to roll back the audio driver to the previous version.

     

    What audio driver is listed in Device manager?  Has anyone tried rolling it back?

     

     

     

     

     

    Tuesday, July 29, 2008 7:10 AM
  • Hello,

     

    Sorry for such long time of answer but I forgot about Microsoft's specialists.

    I've resolved our problem two monts ago by comparing systems and effects. I percived that some parts od services or dll are blocked. I had found that it concerns only encrypted systems so I started investigations inside SafeBoot. After SafeBoot Port Control removal it started working.

    In my case the problem was connected with SafeBoot Port Control which blocked services and dll files.... who care if Ms doesn't care Wink

     

    So... TRY REMOVE SaveBoot Port Control or OTHER security tools.

     

    Regards,

     

    Sebastian

     

    Diving - The deepest sense of life >;-)

    Wednesday, August 20, 2008 12:16 PM
  • I heard that SP3 is having the problems with High Defnition Audio, The High Defnition audio requires a patch to be installed to work, This patch is integrated in SP3 due to this while drivers installation the installer looks for this patch

    since it could not find this patch the drivers will not install properly.

     

    The work around is try google for this patch (windows XP Sp3 HD audio Patch )

     

     

    Wednesday, August 20, 2008 1:06 PM
  • It could be that problem but it doesn't resolve problem of driver blocking. SB is going to patch this problem in next version.

    Any patch to HD and SP3 doesn't help, only port removal had helped in my case.

    Regards,

    S.

     

    Friday, August 22, 2008 10:48 AM
  • I am having the same problem since doing a fresh install of Windows XP SP3.  The device manager shows all my drivers and no conflicts.  Everything should work but doesn't.  What can I try next? 

    Friday, August 22, 2008 7:25 PM
  • t1meband1t, please open control panel "Sounds and Audio Devices". Click tab "Audio".  In the section "Sound playback, please list for us what options are available in the drop-down "Default device".  Then check that you have a device selected which you can actually hear (such as loudspeakers, rather than an output socket).

     

    What exactly is the name of your audio hardware?

     

    Friday, August 22, 2008 10:15 PM
  • Good news and bad as far as my system.  I uninstalled SP3 and installed SP2.  I did an Windows XP custom update search with SP2 and installed the "faster downloader" update only(don't know if that had any effect at all).  Then I reinstalled SP3 and my sound was working.   The bad news is that then I had a new problem.   I couldn't connect to the internet and I.E 7 kept re-opening itself so fast that it was hard to stop with task manager.  I finally gave up and reinstalled SP2 until I feel that it is stable enough to reinstall.  Hope this might help someone else.

    Saturday, August 23, 2008 1:25 AM
  • Hi,

    Did you get a respone?

    Sunday, September 07, 2008 10:01 PM
  • Solo4u,

    Your earlier post indicated:

     

    So... TRY REMOVE SaveBoot Port Control or OTHER security tools.

     

    Please show me how you did it to solve your SOUND problem.

     

    Best Regards,

    APCM

    Monday, September 08, 2008 8:28 AM
  • Hi all,

     

    Does anyone know what Solo4u message below is talking about?

     

    Sorry for such long time of answer but I forgot about Microsoft's specialists.

    I've resolved our problem two monts ago by comparing systems and effects. I percived that some parts od services or dll are blocked. I had found that it concerns only encrypted systems so I started investigations inside SafeBoot. After SafeBoot Port Control removal it started working.

    In my case the problem was connected with SafeBoot Port Control which blocked services and dll files.... who care if Ms doesn't care

     

    So... TRY REMOVE SaveBoot Port Control or OTHER security tools.

     

    Regards,

     

    Sebastian

     

    Where did he find SafeBoot Port Control or Other security tools?  How did he remove them?

     

    Best Regards,

    APCM

    Wednesday, September 10, 2008 1:56 AM
  • SafeBoot is a third-party security product, which presumably he had previously installed on his PC.  Since you do not have this product on your PC, his experience is irrelevant to your issues.

    Wednesday, September 10, 2008 10:57 AM
  • rdhw.

    I tried your recommendation and thankyou it worked, Now i only to put other things back as they should be thankyou once again.

    Wednesday, September 10, 2008 12:12 PM
  • rdhw,

    Your recommendation is worked for people BEFORE applying Services Packs.  Do you have one for AFTER?

    It seems that whatever I tried to do on the drivers or anything relates to Sound card HAS NO EFFECT...Sad

    What is going on?  Why did SP3 block the Audio device? 

    Thursday, September 11, 2008 8:01 AM
  • AveragePCMan, what recommendation are you referring to?  What sound hardware do you have?

     

    Saturday, September 13, 2008 2:12 PM
  • We just happened to stumble across this thread.  On the surfact it appeared to be a Sigmatel driver issue (Dell Latitude Notebooks).  The fix for the problem is to change your policy on the Safeboot server to 'unfilter' audio devices.  The problem is resolved when the clients resync with the server.

     

    Wednesday, September 17, 2008 9:17 PM
  • Go into the sound settings and tern them off then reset your computer then tern them on again and reset again. sound settings are in the control panel

    Thursday, September 18, 2008 6:37 AM
  • I have the same issue with my system after I installed SP3. have you received any info from Microsoft that you could share with us? Thanks. or it is better to uninstall SP3 or wait for a patch from Microsoft.  Thanks Manny

    Friday, September 26, 2008 1:45 PM
  •  mayajuju wrote:

    I just installed Win XP SP3 and then no sound is coming out from my speaker anymore.

     

    How do I fix this?

     

    Thanks!

    Monday, September 29, 2008 9:06 PM
  • Not a sensible solution for most of these problems. Many devices are not digitally signed by the manufacturer since problems occur on outdated old products. I have a Creative Live 5.1 sound card which I have used all through Win98,2000, and XP SP2. Each system worked just fine. However, there are many posts that point to SP3 and the WDM driver for Creative Live that shows the dreaded yellow mark under the device manager. SP3 detects the newly found hardware and immediately installs the WDM driver declaring that it was successfully installed. However, checking the control panel and seeing sound properties shows that it is entirely greyed out!

    Creative Labs driver shows the most recent driver was released back in 2004. Your advice is totally unrealistichere.

    Saturday, October 04, 2008 6:15 PM
  • HI Everybody,

     

    Sorry, I was busy all this months Wink

    It also works after applaying SP. There is no need to roll back SP3 installation. I checked it on 20 systems with different hardware.

    It was nice to help some of you.

     

    Regards,

     

    Solo

     

    Saturday, December 06, 2008 3:37 PM
  • Hi ppl
    I had the same problem with SP3...(HD audio)
    and now i got it working
    all i did are the followings:
    1.uninstall the driver
    2.download the update http://www.geocities.com/bnssapp/Universal_Audio_Architecture_High_Definition_Audio_AddOn_1.0.zip, and extract
    3.install the update
        3.1.go to device management 
        3.2.find the 'PCI device' with '!' that you think it is the missing audio driver(just guess, i had 2....1 of them must be it)
        3.3.click 'reinstall driver', point the direction of installation to the extracted file
    4.then install the original driver (the one you uninstalled at step 1)

    that really help!!!!
    • Proposed as answer by koolguy2097 Sunday, May 24, 2009 7:44 PM
    Monday, January 05, 2009 7:50 PM
  • Safeboot port control was also the cause of our sound issues on our newer HP desktops and laptops with SoundMax HD audio devices. I uninstalled port control and it fixed the issue on my laptop. I am going to change the port control policy to "unfiltered" as recommended and see if that fixes it for the rest of our 400+ users.

    Thanks a lot!
    Monday, February 23, 2009 3:10 AM
  • Hey,

    After searching for an answer to this problem for several days is found this and it worked for me:

    http://boredsysadm.blogspot.com/2008/03/windows-xp-sp3-and-microsoft-hd-audio.html
    • Proposed as answer by Kurumidza Thursday, March 12, 2009 3:01 PM
    Monday, March 02, 2009 10:52 AM
  • I had this problem a few weeks ago on an HP dc7800. I connected to the Windows Update site and downloaded the Realtek driver. This fixed the problem.
    Thursday, March 12, 2009 3:11 PM
  • Thanks a Million dude!!! U rock!
    Sunday, May 24, 2009 7:48 PM
  • I had this problem a few weeks ago on an HP dc7800. I connected to the Windows Update site and downloaded the Realtek driver. This fixed the problem.
    You can also download generic Realtek audio drivers here .
    Tuesday, May 26, 2009 11:21 PM
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    TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND YOUR COMPUTER

    Wednesday, September 09, 2009 6:05 AM
  • "Simple Solution"

    it is not a virus or driver problem. it is a service problem which is disabled by any kind of reason.

    to active your sound again you have to do just few steps.

    1:  Right Click On My Computer and click on manage.

     

    2: when computer management window opens. click on "Services and Application" in left hand list. after this there is an option "services" click on it.

     

    3: now find "Windows Audio" Service in right hand side. right click on it and click on properties option.

     

    4: now see theres "startup type" box. it is disabled. click on it and change it with "Automatic".

     

    5: now restart your window and its working.


    Saturday, June 19, 2010 6:54 PM
  • Simple Solution offered by Lucky BuTt just worked for me!

    Thanks!!

    Michael Ventura Laguna Beach

    Wednesday, June 23, 2010 5:10 AM
  • Well the problem could be with the sound card, or just the Windows Sounds (folder located in C:\Windows) are missing.

    If the error is due to Sound Card, try updating your sound drivers.

    Tip: Use HD versions (as you have it) by Realtek.

    You can also use DriverAgent by GigaByte Tech to update all your drivers.


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    Thursday, June 24, 2010 9:05 AM
  • I solved my sound issue by re-installing

    "SoundMax Integrated Digital Audio"

     

    Jim Furr ><>

     

    Saturday, July 17, 2010 2:12 AM
  • I was having similar challenges after reinstalling XP...I had downloaded the drivers and checked everything under troubleshooting as well.  The driver showed up, but wasn't being recognized. 

    I made a last ditch effort by doing a rollback and it reverted to an earlier version of the driver (Sounds and Audio Devices - Properties - Hardware - click on driver - properties - click roll back driver).  This fixed my problem instantly and then allowed my to upgrade my driver to the latest version (In my case Realtek HD Audio).

    Hope this helps.  Was a huge pain point for me for several days so wanted to share.

    Wednesday, January 19, 2011 7:54 PM
  • Simple Solution offered by Lucky BuTt just worked for me,too!

    Thanks!!

     

    Sunday, October 09, 2011 1:43 AM
  • No matter how old this is, I had to say that YOU made my day. Thank you. Indeed, I have solved my problem the way it is described here : http://www.boredsysadmin.com/2008/03/windows-xp-sp3-and-microsoft-hd-audio.html
    • Proposed as answer by ElBufono Tuesday, November 08, 2011 11:06 PM
    Tuesday, November 08, 2011 11:04 PM
  • hey solo4u I tried to reinstall original driver but id didn't help .when i went to run dxdiag to put full acceleration it says no acceleration
    • Proposed as answer by leevan_1 Tuesday, April 03, 2012 2:51 AM
    Tuesday, April 03, 2012 2:50 AM
  • and it says no sound card was found if one was  expected you should install a sound driver provided by the hardware manufacturer
    • Proposed as answer by leevan_1 Tuesday, April 03, 2012 2:55 AM
    Tuesday, April 03, 2012 2:55 AM
  • hy friend i think u r right i also facing this prob it is because of xp sp3.

    Thursday, February 27, 2014 11:11 AM