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       13 Oct 2016 #1

    Windows XP Sound Card


    I have an old XP computer which is still going strong. I recently tried to upgrade it to Windows 7 but there were problems with the product key and it was unsuccessful. I then had to reformat the hard drive before reinstalling Windows XP from my original installation discs up to SP3 level. This worked okay but I am now finding that there are problems with the sound card. There never was a separate installation disc for this and I assume that the built in drivers handled it. I have looked at Device Manager and there is a yellow question mark over "Audio Device on High definition Audio Bus" (incidentally all other devices also have question marks over them). I have tried reinstalling a driver from the Windows installation disc, however this was not found. I have no idea what make of sound card is installed so do not know what driver to look for on the internet. I know it is a long shot as this is an old system now but has anyone got any ideas how to fix this?

    I think I've found my own solution. I found I had a disc called "Intel 915G chipset Support" which had a Realtec audio driver. I have reinstalled this and the audio system is now working again! My confusion was caused by not realising what chipset support meant but among other things it covers the sound card.
    Last edited by A Gray; 13 Oct 2016 at 05:26. Reason: Solution Found
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