No Audio Detected after Re installing Windows XP

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One of my office laptop which is running windows XP and model Toshiba Satellite L510. Previously I was configured windows vista on this laptop. User is not familiar to use vista so I install Windows XP.

After installed Windows XP I installed all driver that I collect from internet. Everything is ok; previously it works slow but now works fast. But now sound device does not work properly. The device manager shows sound card installed properly but sound can’t work. can you please help me to guide me?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #104402

No Audio Detected after Re installing Windows XP


Hi kejin,

When you install new operating system to your computer, some of the driver is not well set. So, you have to check all the drivers one by one if some of it doesn't set yet. Here's some methods to set your sound driver. Hope by this solutions will fix your problem.

Maybe your sound card was turned off:

To activate these "features":

-Go to start.
-Click control panel.
-Select sounds, speech and audio device.
-Then select sounds and audio devices.
-In the dialog box select Hardware tab.
-Your sound card should be listed.
-So, click the sound card device then click Properties.
-Go to Properties tab.
-Check the "Enable digital CD audio for this CD-ROM device" check box.
-And click OK.
-Then restart computer.


Reinstall Sound device:

Follow this steps:

-Right click My Computer and click Manage.
-Go to Device Manager, right click your audio driver and select uninstall.
-Then on Action tab click Update Driver, it will automatically detect the driver that need to update or install.
-Then restart your computer.


Turn on the Windows Audio. How?

Follow the steps:

-Go to Start,
-Click Run then type – services.msc.
-Scroll it down then look for Window Audio.
-Click on it then right click and select START to turn in on.
-Then reboot your computer.


Default the Sound playback.

Follow this other methods:

-Go to start and click Control Panel.
-Click Sounds, Speech, and Audio devices then click Sounds & Audio Devices Icon.
-On Audio tab look the Sound playback, make sure the Default device correctly reflects your sound card. Then click OK.


Verify your sound device driver.

Open the Device Manager. Follow the steps:

-Click Start then click Control Panel.
-Select Performance and Maintenance, then click System.
-At the System Properties dialog box, select the Hardware tab, then click the Device Manager.
-Click twice Sound, video and game controllers, then notice whether your sound device is at the lists.
-If it is listed, right click then click Properties.
-Click Driver tab then check Driver Provider, the Driver Date and the Driver Version.
-Check the Digital Signer, If nothing is listed maybe it's the Driver that cause the problem.


Try the Sound Troubleshooter, it may also help to solve your problem.

Here's how:

-Click Start, open Control Panel.
-Select Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices.
-Click Sounds and Audio Device.
-Select the Hardware tab.
-On the left side you can see "Troubleshooters", click Sound to open the Sound Troubleshooter.
-Questions will appear, just select the answers in radio button which you encountered.


Check for other hardware conflicts and devices that are turned off.

Open Device Manager. Follow the steps:

-Click Start then click Control Panel.
-Select Performance and Maintenance click System then Double click the Sound, video and game controllers.
-Look for exclamation point sign (!) in a yellow circle or a red 'X'.
-Yellow exclamation point, it indicates hardware conflict.
-To troubleshoot this issue, go to the Hardware troubleshooter then click "I need to resolve a hardware conflict on my computer".
-The symbol red "X" indicates that the device is turned off.

How to turn on a device? Follow this steps:

-Start, Device Manager, right click the device marked with red "X," then click Properties.
-Under the Device usage, choose Use this device (enable) then click OK.
-Then restart your computer.

Check the volume control settings.
By checking it, open the volume control window.

Follow this steps:

-Go to start, all programs, accessories, entertainment then click volume control.
-Then on Options tab click Advanced Control.
-Check all the boxes of volume and mute settings. If some of the mute check boxes are checked, then uncheck them.

Update the sound driver. Here's the step:

-Go to start, open Control Panel.
-Click and select Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices.
-Click Sounds and Audio Device.
-Go to Hardware tab click properties.
-Select Driver Tab and click Update driver.
-Select Yes, this time only and click next. It will automatically look for the updates.
-And after installing the new driver, restart your computer.

Try to change you sound driver. Download the updated sound driver Realtek Ac'97 Go to this site then download the driver.

Answered By 0 points N/A #104403

No Audio Detected after Re installing Windows XP


Hi kejin,

Just try to check the volume control. Go to control panel then sounds. Click on the sound volume set it to high. If you click the volume bar you will hear at a short sound. If you can not hear anything try to check your hardware go to desktop.

Right click my computer then device manager. Select the sounds try to check if the drivers are working properly or try to uninstall your hardware then restart your computer then install the sound driver. Be sure that the driver is working properly. Hope it will help.



Answered By 5 points N/A #104404

No Audio Detected after Re installing Windows XP


Hi Kejin,

I do experience this issue: I use to have an Acer aspire 4315 and configured it in XP and after configuring it to XP my sound is not working so I tried this one.

Paste the following link into your address bar:

And download and install:

Microsoft UAA (Universal Audio Architecture) Bus driver (Full Multi-language version).

And you can now ditch the VISTA.

Answered By 0 points N/A #195323

No Audio Detected after Re installing Windows XP


You may need to update the sound card driver either from the manufacturer website or through the Device Manager on your computer. Open your Device Manager and search for the sound card driver. Right-click on its Properties and go to the Driver tab and click on Update Driver.

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