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hi, i formatted my comp. i have windows xp SP2. i dunno how to find out what audio driver i need. i tried WDM_A395 from realtek...... i till can't listen to any sound. please help


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hi my computer is a packard bell, oh crap. i forgot what the model is.

the main board is gigabyte but i dunno about the mother board, how do i find these things out? thanx for helping
 

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There may be two ways to find out what drivers you need,
1- go to start and right click on my computer then left click properties/hardware/ device manager. See if there is a sound device listed and if it has and red or yellow exclamation marks along side of it. post back with the name of the audio device.
2-download Everest home (link in my signature) it will tell you what hardware you have installed.
 

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Computer
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name EHABANDHEBAH
User Name User

Motherboard
CPU Type Intel Pentium 4 530J, 3000 MHz (15 x 200)
Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-8I915PM (2 PCI, 1 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR DIMM, Audio, LAN)
Motherboard Chipset Intel Grantsdale i915P
System Memory 1024 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Award Medallion (01/23/05)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM2)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Display
Video Adapter SAPPHIRE RADEON X300SE - Secondary (128 MB)
Video Adapter SAPPHIRE RADEON X300SE (128 MB)
3D Accelerator ATI Radeon X300 (RV370)
Monitor Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB] (153293333)

Multimedia
Audio Adapter Intel 82801FB ICH6 - High Definition Audio Controller [B-1]

Storage
IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801FB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 2651
Disk Drive ST380013AS (80 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA)
Optical Drive _NEC DVD_RW ND-3530A (DVD+R9:8x, DVD+RW:16x/8x, DVD-RW:16x/6x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:48x/32x/48x DVD+RW/DVD-RW)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions
C: (NTFS) 70171 MB (65003 MB free)

Input
Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse PS/2 Compatible Mouse

Network
Network Adapter Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC
Network Adapter WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface (80.43.66.228)
Modem Smart Link 56K Voice Modem

Peripherals
USB1 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
USB2 Controller Intel 82801FB ICH6 - Enhanced USB2 Controller [B-1]
USB Device SpeedTouch 330 ADSL Modem
USB Device Unknown Device


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The drivers can be downloaded from here. Looking at the list it appears there are a few of them depending on what service pack you have installed. It will be either the first or second in the audio drivers section.

EDIT: Sorry - didn't see the other bit in the Everest report. With SP2 you want the high def drivers (second in the list).
 

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thanx for the help but now it sounds weird..... it's either too low or fuzzy. but the sound works though, even when i don't have any music or wateva on....... the speakers make a fuzzy sound.
 

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nope, i straight away stuck the headphones in and the fuzzy noise was louder..... also, i doubt it's the sound card coz nothing happened to it, all i done was format the computer. cheers

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It may be that your machine doesn't have the high def sound card in it. Uninstall them and try using the other drivers for it (first on the list at the link I gave you).
 

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As you have seen there are a few diferent drivers for the system you have. Can you supply the HP model number of your machine (should be on a sticker on the case somewhere)? I found other links for drivers for you but the range is too big to tyr sll of them.
 

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Most proprietry machines (like yours) have the model info on a sticker (either on the side or the top of the case). I'm afraid that without this info help is going to be cery awkward. I didn't ask (and seems no-one else did) but have you got the disk that would have come with the machine when you bought it?
 

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no i didn't because the shop robbed me..... and they're like the biggest PC retailer in the UK! they shouldn't have done it, they gave me a pirated version of windows xp and i had to buy a real one! i hate them! well the sticker only has the product id but nothing else
sumthin about NEC but mine is a packard bell
 

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no i didn't because the shop robbed me.....
How old is the machine? A lot of these types of machine were supplied with a hidden partition on the hard disk that contained all the o/s files and the driver files. When you boot the machine is there an option to start automatic recovery (or similar)?
 

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If you only formatted then the hidden partition should still be there. I'm not trying to annoy you but it's very hard to do this type of thing without seeing the machine - so be patient with me. Most decent third party partitioning tools will show you the partition (Partition Magic for one). Try running one of those and see if the partition is still there (it should be as it's invisible to the O/S).
 
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