No sound after clean xp install. (realtek AC97)

sundogdayze

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Hey guys,

I just did a clean install of xp pro on a new HD. I installed the drivers for the mobo, and did all the updates for xp, and I am on sp3. Everything is working fine, except I have no sound.

The computer thinks it's making sounds, the device manager shows all devices working properly, Realtek AC97 shows everything running correctly, but I get nothing.

I have tried speakers and headset on front and back panels, and I can hear dead air. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the Realtek drivers several times. Anyone have any ideas?
 

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What video card do you have? If it is something like a 3850 or 3870, it may have taken over your default sound. Check in Control Panel and make sure your onboard sound is the default device.
 

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i have had a similar problem before.try reinstalling the audio drivers . and if you use WMP 9 then reinstall that too from the installation disk. Realtek AC97 audio drivers sometimes get corrupt after you install the graphic card drivers.
 

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Yep, the audio is enabled in bios. Thanks!

My video card is a evga 7900gt. I have had this video card and mobo configured together before with no problems with sound though.

I have reinstalled the audio drivers, and my WMP has been reinstalled and updated already. Should I roll back? I wasn't aware that WMP could control on board audio?

Thanks for the responses!
 

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