No sound after reinstall


G

granjan

I recently installed a new Seagate 500 gb sata hard drive and
reinstalled WinXP Home on my daughter's computer. This replaced an80
gb Seagate sata. I also removed a Soundblaster Audigy sound card
which came on the computer because she said it sounded garbled
(whatever that means). I had a Mad Dog Multimedia Predator 5.1 that
I had removed from an older computer that I gave away. It says
compatible with xp and I have the installation disk. I uninstalled
all reference to Soundblaster. She has 5.1 surround sound speaker
set that came with her computer. Now there is absolutely no sound
coming from her computer at all. So far I have checked every setting
that I can think of with no luck. All volumes are turned up, it
shows up in device manager with no error, I have uninstalled and
reinstalled the card and drivers. I have checked the plugs and all
connections for the speakers. When I installed the card originally I
had her computer connected to an extra monitor which had integrated
speakers and there was no sound problem. I am beginning to think her
speakers are bad but haven't tested them on any other computer yet.
I'm hoping there is a simple solution to this. Anybody?

Janice

Dell XPS gen2 computer

WinXP Home (sp3 installed by cd from Microsoft that I had)
 
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nass

granjan said:
I recently installed a new Seagate 500 gb sata hard drive and
reinstalled WinXP Home on my daughter's computer. This replaced an80
gb Seagate sata. I also removed a Soundblaster Audigy sound card
which came on the computer because she said it sounded garbled
(whatever that means). I had a Mad Dog Multimedia Predator 5.1 that
I had removed from an older computer that I gave away. It says
compatible with xp and I have the installation disk. I uninstalled
all reference to Soundblaster. She has 5.1 surround sound speaker
set that came with her computer. Now there is absolutely no sound
coming from her computer at all. So far I have checked every setting
that I can think of with no luck. All volumes are turned up, it
shows up in device manager with no error, I have uninstalled and
reinstalled the card and drivers. I have checked the plugs and all
connections for the speakers. When I installed the card originally I
had her computer connected to an extra monitor which had integrated
speakers and there was no sound problem. I am beginning to think her
speakers are bad but haven't tested them on any other computer yet.
I'm hoping there is a simple solution to this. Anybody?

Janice

Dell XPS gen2 computer

WinXP Home (sp3 installed by cd from Microsoft that I had)

Make sure the sound Card fitted properly on the Slot and if there is a data
cable make sure is connected to the Motherboard where it should be!

Click Start >> Control Panel>> Sound, Speech, and Audio Devices.
What can you see here?
You will see three or more Icons/Applets, try to click on the Sound Icon for
your Wizard and see if the wizard will be of a help.
Another two icons, speech and Sound and Audio Devices, please click on the
later to access the properties.
You will see under Sounds and Audio Devices Props these Tabs.
Volume | Sounds | Audio | Voice | Hardware

Click On Volume and make sure the Mute not checked then click on the Speaker
Volume Button and make sure the Slider selector set to High or you can Click
on the advanced Button and see if the speaker listed there.
On Voice tab make sure the device listed and your Microphone listed for an
Input device.
Hardware Tab make sure the device listed and been selected or try the
troubleshoot Option.

Here another download for the driver:
http://www.sound-drivers.org/?download=WinXP_2000.zip
HTH,
nass
 
T

TVeblen

granjan said:
I recently installed a new Seagate 500 gb sata hard drive and
reinstalled WinXP Home on my daughter's computer. This replaced an80
gb Seagate sata. I also removed a Soundblaster Audigy sound card
which came on the computer because she said it sounded garbled
(whatever that means). I had a Mad Dog Multimedia Predator 5.1 that
I had removed from an older computer that I gave away. It says
compatible with xp and I have the installation disk. I uninstalled
all reference to Soundblaster. She has 5.1 surround sound speaker
set that came with her computer. Now there is absolutely no sound
coming from her computer at all. So far I have checked every setting
that I can think of with no luck. All volumes are turned up, it
shows up in device manager with no error, I have uninstalled and
reinstalled the card and drivers. I have checked the plugs and all
connections for the speakers. When I installed the card originally I
had her computer connected to an extra monitor which had integrated
speakers and there was no sound problem. I am beginning to think her
speakers are bad but haven't tested them on any other computer yet.
I'm hoping there is a simple solution to this. Anybody?

Janice

You should, of course, check that the speakers work on another computer
before doing anything else. Be sure to check all of the connections to and
from the subwoofer/power box. You can also check for sound from the computer
with earbuds/earphones connected to any speaker port.

There is always the possibility that the Predator is bad. If you have not
taken proper static protection in handling or storage it could have fried
between then and now.

If you have checked the sound and tried all the things that nass suggested
and still no joy then you could do as Rich suggests and reinstall the Audigy
card. This will tell you if the problem is isolated to the card or the
system. If the Audigy works then you could uninstall it properly* and try
reinstalling the Predator again. If after that the Audigy works and the
Predator doesn't then I think the diagnosis would be obvious.

*(sorry in advance if this is obvious to you) To properly uninstall a device
you first remove it in Device Manager, shut the computer down, disconnect
the power cord (or switch off the power supply), remove the card (using
careful static protection), then power the computer back on, boot into
windows, make sure everything is working well, (clean up if needed), power
the computer off again, disconnect the power, install the new card, power
on, boot into windows & install driver.
 
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Anna

granjan said:
I recently installed a new Seagate 500 gb sata hard drive and
reinstalled WinXP Home on my daughter's computer. This replaced an80
gb Seagate sata. I also removed a Soundblaster Audigy sound card
which came on the computer because she said it sounded garbled
(whatever that means). I had a Mad Dog Multimedia Predator 5.1 that
I had removed from an older computer that I gave away. It says
compatible with xp and I have the installation disk. I uninstalled
all reference to Soundblaster. She has 5.1 surround sound speaker
set that came with her computer. Now there is absolutely no sound
coming from her computer at all. So far I have checked every setting
that I can think of with no luck. All volumes are turned up, it
shows up in device manager with no error, I have uninstalled and
reinstalled the card and drivers. I have checked the plugs and all
connections for the speakers. When I installed the card originally I
had her computer connected to an extra monitor which had integrated
speakers and there was no sound problem. I am beginning to think her
speakers are bad but haven't tested them on any other computer yet.
I'm hoping there is a simple solution to this. Anybody?

Janice

Dell XPS gen2 computer

WinXP Home (sp3 installed by cd from Microsoft that I had)


Janice...
1. First of all, we'll assume that after you installed the new HDD -
excepting the problem you describe involving the sound system - the PC
booted without incident and properly functioned. So that there were no other
problems with the system except for the sound problem you describe.

2. And apparently, this "garbled" description of the sound quality that your
daughter mentioned was present *prior* to the time you installed the new
HDD, right? It wasn't something that occurred *following* the installation
of the new HDD, right?

3. I assume that before you installed the "Mad Dog" sound card, you checked
to determine that the SoundBlaster Audigy sound card was correctly seated
(as suggested by Rich Barry) and you also checked the "Sounds & Audio
Devices" in Control Panel to determine nothing was amiss there (as suggested
by nass), right? I really wouldn't think this is a driver issue affecting
the Audigy card.

4. The SoundBlaster Audigy card is a "tried & true" device and in our
experience rarely ever becomes defective in the normal course of events.
Invariably whenever a problem arises that can be traced to that card it's
simply because the card has not been properly seated - possibly it has been
jostled during manipulation of some other component in the machine. But
we'll assume you checked that possibility.

5. Did you also notice this "garbled" sound quality *before* installing the
Mad Dog sound card?

6. You stated that there was no sound problem when the system was connected
to other speakers. Obviously this tends to indicate that your daughter's
speakers might be the problem, no?

7. Have you checked the connections on those speakers to ensure they're
properly connected & securely seated? Improper, poorly-secured speaker
connections are a frequent cause of speaker problems.

Assuming nothing seems amiss on that end you might want to connect the
speakers to another system as a final check to determine if defective
speakers are the cause of the problem.
Anna
 
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granjan

|
| | >I recently installed a new Seagate 500 gb sata hard drive and
| > reinstalled WinXP Home on my daughter's computer. This replaced
an80
| > gb Seagate sata. I also removed a Soundblaster Audigy sound card
| > which came on the computer because she said it sounded garbled
| > (whatever that means). I had a Mad Dog Multimedia Predator 5.1
that
| > I had removed from an older computer that I gave away. It says
| > compatible with xp and I have the installation disk. I
uninstalled
| > all reference to Soundblaster. She has 5.1 surround sound
speaker
| > set that came with her computer. Now there is absolutely no
sound
| > coming from her computer at all. So far I have checked every
setting
| > that I can think of with no luck. All volumes are turned up, it
| > shows up in device manager with no error, I have uninstalled and
| > reinstalled the card and drivers. I have checked the plugs and
all
| > connections for the speakers. When I installed the card
originally I
| > had her computer connected to an extra monitor which had
integrated
| > speakers and there was no sound problem. I am beginning to think
her
| > speakers are bad but haven't tested them on any other computer
yet.
| > I'm hoping there is a simple solution to this. Anybody?
| >
| > Janice
| >
| > Dell XPS gen2 computer
| >
| > WinXP Home (sp3 installed by cd from Microsoft that I had)
|
|
| Janice...
| 1. First of all, we'll assume that after you installed the new
HDD -
| excepting the problem you describe involving the sound system -
the PC
| booted without incident and properly functioned. So that there
were no other
| problems with the system except for the sound problem you
describe.

Yes, that is correct.
|
| 2. And apparently, this "garbled" description of the sound quality
that your
| daughter mentioned was present *prior* to the time you installed
the new
| HDD, right? It wasn't something that occurred *following* the
installation
| of the new HDD, right?

Correct...she told me yesterday that there was very low sound and
could not be turned up.

|
| 3. I assume that before you installed the "Mad Dog" sound card,
you checked
| to determine that the SoundBlaster Audigy sound card was correctly
seated
| (as suggested by Rich Barry) and you also checked the "Sounds &
Audio
| Devices" in Control Panel to determine nothing was amiss there (as
suggested
| by nass), right? I really wouldn't think this is a driver issue
affecting
| the Audigy card.

I am inclined to believe that also, but no I just removed the Audigy
card as my daughter asked and replaced it with the
Mad Dog card.

| 4. The SoundBlaster Audigy card is a "tried & true" device and in
our
| experience rarely ever becomes defective in the normal course of
events.
| Invariably whenever a problem arises that can be traced to that
card it's
| simply because the card has not been properly seated - possibly it
has been
| jostled during manipulation of some other component in the
machine. But
| we'll assume you checked that possibility.

When I get time I am going to go get her speakers and subwoofer and
try them on my computer. If they work here, then I will go back to
her computer and reinstall the Audigy card and try it again.

| 5. Did you also notice this "garbled" sound quality *before*
installing the
| Mad Dog sound card?
|
| 6. You stated that there was no sound problem when the system was
connected
| to other speakers. Obviously this tends to indicate that your
daughter's
| speakers might be the problem, no?

Yes,that's what I'm going to try next...see above.
|
| 7. Have you checked the connections on those speakers to ensure
they're
| properly connected & securely seated? Improper, poorly-secured
speaker
| connections are a frequent cause of speaker problems.

Yes I did check them several times.
|

| Assuming nothing seems amiss on that end you might want to connect
the
| speakers to another system as a final check to determine if
defective
| speakers are the cause of the problem.
| Anna
|
Thank you for your advice...I'm still working on it as I have time.
I will get back with you when I find out more.
Janice
 
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granjan

Thank you for the driver download site. I will keep that handy.
I have already checked all those settings and more, but thanks for
the help.
Janice

|
|
| "granjan" wrote:
|
| > I recently installed a new Seagate 500 gb sata hard drive and
| > reinstalled WinXP Home on my daughter's computer. This replaced
an80
| > gb Seagate sata. I also removed a Soundblaster Audigy sound card
| > which came on the computer because she said it sounded garbled
| > (whatever that means). I had a Mad Dog Multimedia Predator 5.1
that
| > I had removed from an older computer that I gave away. It says
| > compatible with xp and I have the installation disk. I
uninstalled
| > all reference to Soundblaster. She has 5.1 surround sound
speaker
| > set that came with her computer. Now there is absolutely no
sound
| > coming from her computer at all. So far I have checked every
setting
| > that I can think of with no luck. All volumes are turned up, it
| > shows up in device manager with no error, I have uninstalled and
| > reinstalled the card and drivers. I have checked the plugs and
all
| > connections for the speakers. When I installed the card
originally I
| > had her computer connected to an extra monitor which had
integrated
| > speakers and there was no sound problem. I am beginning to think
her
| > speakers are bad but haven't tested them on any other computer
yet.
| > I'm hoping there is a simple solution to this. Anybody?
| >
| > Janice
| >
| > Dell XPS gen2 computer
| >
| > WinXP Home (sp3 installed by cd from Microsoft that I had)
| >
|
| Make sure the sound Card fitted properly on the Slot and if there
is a data
| cable make sure is connected to the Motherboard where it should
be!
|
| Click Start >> Control Panel>> Sound, Speech, and Audio Devices.
| What can you see here?
| You will see three or more Icons/Applets, try to click on the
Sound Icon for
| your Wizard and see if the wizard will be of a help.
| Another two icons, speech and Sound and Audio Devices, please
click on the
| later to access the properties.
| You will see under Sounds and Audio Devices Props these Tabs.
| Volume | Sounds | Audio | Voice | Hardware
|
| Click On Volume and make sure the Mute not checked then click on
the Speaker
| Volume Button and make sure the Slider selector set to High or
you can Click
| on the advanced Button and see if the speaker listed there.
| On Voice tab make sure the device listed and your Microphone
listed for an
| Input device.
| Hardware Tab make sure the device listed and been selected or try
the
| troubleshoot Option.
|
| Here another download for the driver:
| http://www.sound-drivers.org/?download=WinXP_2000.zip
| HTH,
| nass
| --
| http://www.nasstec.co.uk
|
|
 
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granjan

Okay, now we know the speakers are bad. They didn't work on my
system and I know I have sound. So...is there any use in trying to
fix the speakers or subwoofer or is that impossible?
Janice

:
: : |
: | : | >I recently installed a new Seagate 500 gb sata hard drive and
: | > reinstalled WinXP Home on my daughter's computer. This
replaced
: an80
: | > gb Seagate sata. I also removed a Soundblaster Audigy sound
card
: | > which came on the computer because she said it sounded garbled
: | > (whatever that means). I had a Mad Dog Multimedia Predator 5.1
: that
: | > I had removed from an older computer that I gave away. It says
: | > compatible with xp and I have the installation disk. I
: uninstalled
: | > all reference to Soundblaster. She has 5.1 surround sound
: speaker
: | > set that came with her computer. Now there is absolutely no
: sound
: | > coming from her computer at all. So far I have checked every
: setting
: | > that I can think of with no luck. All volumes are turned up,
it
: | > shows up in device manager with no error, I have uninstalled
and
: | > reinstalled the card and drivers. I have checked the plugs and
: all
: | > connections for the speakers. When I installed the card
: originally I
: | > had her computer connected to an extra monitor which had
: integrated
: | > speakers and there was no sound problem. I am beginning to
think
: her
: | > speakers are bad but haven't tested them on any other computer
: yet.
: | > I'm hoping there is a simple solution to this. Anybody?
: | >
: | > Janice
: | >
: | > Dell XPS gen2 computer
: | >
: | > WinXP Home (sp3 installed by cd from Microsoft that I had)
: |
: |
: | Janice...
: | 1. First of all, we'll assume that after you installed the new
: HDD -
: | excepting the problem you describe involving the sound system -
: the PC
: | booted without incident and properly functioned. So that there
: were no other
: | problems with the system except for the sound problem you
: describe.
:
: Yes, that is correct.
: |
: | 2. And apparently, this "garbled" description of the sound
quality
: that your
: | daughter mentioned was present *prior* to the time you installed
: the new
: | HDD, right? It wasn't something that occurred *following* the
: installation
: | of the new HDD, right?
:
: Correct...she told me yesterday that there was very low sound and
: could not be turned up.
:
: |
: | 3. I assume that before you installed the "Mad Dog" sound card,
: you checked
: | to determine that the SoundBlaster Audigy sound card was
correctly
: seated
: | (as suggested by Rich Barry) and you also checked the "Sounds &
: Audio
: | Devices" in Control Panel to determine nothing was amiss there
(as
: suggested
: | by nass), right? I really wouldn't think this is a driver issue
: affecting
: | the Audigy card.
:
: I am inclined to believe that also, but no I just removed the
Audigy
: card as my daughter asked and replaced it with the
: Mad Dog card.
:
: | 4. The SoundBlaster Audigy card is a "tried & true" device and
in
: our
: | experience rarely ever becomes defective in the normal course of
: events.
: | Invariably whenever a problem arises that can be traced to that
: card it's
: | simply because the card has not been properly seated - possibly
it
: has been
: | jostled during manipulation of some other component in the
: machine. But
: | we'll assume you checked that possibility.
:
: When I get time I am going to go get her speakers and subwoofer
and
: try them on my computer. If they work here, then I will go back
to
: her computer and reinstall the Audigy card and try it again.
:
: | 5. Did you also notice this "garbled" sound quality *before*
: installing the
: | Mad Dog sound card?
: |
: | 6. You stated that there was no sound problem when the system
was
: connected
: | to other speakers. Obviously this tends to indicate that your
: daughter's
: | speakers might be the problem, no?
:
: Yes,that's what I'm going to try next...see above.
: |
: | 7. Have you checked the connections on those speakers to ensure
: they're
: | properly connected & securely seated? Improper, poorly-secured
: speaker
: | connections are a frequent cause of speaker problems.
:
: Yes I did check them several times.
: |
:
: | Assuming nothing seems amiss on that end you might want to
connect
: the
: | speakers to another system as a final check to determine if
: defective
: | speakers are the cause of the problem.
: | Anna
: |
: Thank you for your advice...I'm still working on it as I have
time.
: I will get back with you when I find out more.
: Janice
:
:
 
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Anna

: | : | >I recently installed a new Seagate 500 gb sata hard drive and
: | > reinstalled WinXP Home on my daughter's computer. This
replaced
: an80
: | > gb Seagate sata. I also removed a Soundblaster Audigy sound
card
: | > which came on the computer because she said it sounded garbled
: | > (whatever that means). I had a Mad Dog Multimedia Predator 5.1
: that
: | > I had removed from an older computer that I gave away. It says
: | > compatible with xp and I have the installation disk. I
: uninstalled
: | > all reference to Soundblaster. She has 5.1 surround sound
: speaker
: | > set that came with her computer. Now there is absolutely no
: sound
: | > coming from her computer at all. So far I have checked every
: setting
: | > that I can think of with no luck. All volumes are turned up,
it
: | > shows up in device manager with no error, I have uninstalled
and
: | > reinstalled the card and drivers. I have checked the plugs and
: all
: | > connections for the speakers. When I installed the card
: originally I
: | > had her computer connected to an extra monitor which had
: integrated
: | > speakers and there was no sound problem. I am beginning to
think
: her
: | > speakers are bad but haven't tested them on any other computer
: yet.
: | > I'm hoping there is a simple solution to this. Anybody?
: | >
: | > Janice
: | >
: | > Dell XPS gen2 computer
: | >
: | > WinXP Home (sp3 installed by cd from Microsoft that I had)

: : | Janice...
: | 1. First of all, we'll assume that after you installed the new
: HDD -
: | excepting the problem you describe involving the sound system -
: the PC
: | booted without incident and properly functioned. So that there
: were no other
: | problems with the system except for the sound problem you
: describe.
:
: Yes, that is correct.
: |
: | 2. And apparently, this "garbled" description of the sound
quality
: that your
: | daughter mentioned was present *prior* to the time you installed
: the new
: | HDD, right? It wasn't something that occurred *following* the
: installation
: | of the new HDD, right?
:
: Correct...she told me yesterday that there was very low sound and
: could not be turned up.
:
: |
: | 3. I assume that before you installed the "Mad Dog" sound card,
: you checked
: | to determine that the SoundBlaster Audigy sound card was
correctly
: seated
: | (as suggested by Rich Barry) and you also checked the "Sounds &
: Audio
: | Devices" in Control Panel to determine nothing was amiss there
(as
: suggested
: | by nass), right? I really wouldn't think this is a driver issue
: affecting
: | the Audigy card.
:
: I am inclined to believe that also, but no I just removed the
Audigy
: card as my daughter asked and replaced it with the
: Mad Dog card.
:
: | 4. The SoundBlaster Audigy card is a "tried & true" device and
in
: our
: | experience rarely ever becomes defective in the normal course of
: events.
: | Invariably whenever a problem arises that can be traced to that
: card it's
: | simply because the card has not been properly seated - possibly
it
: has been
: | jostled during manipulation of some other component in the
: machine. But
: | we'll assume you checked that possibility.
:
: When I get time I am going to go get her speakers and subwoofer
and
: try them on my computer. If they work here, then I will go back
to
: her computer and reinstall the Audigy card and try it again.
:
: | 5. Did you also notice this "garbled" sound quality *before*
: installing the
: | Mad Dog sound card?
: |
: | 6. You stated that there was no sound problem when the system
was
: connected
: | to other speakers. Obviously this tends to indicate that your
: daughter's
: | speakers might be the problem, no?
:
: Yes,that's what I'm going to try next...see above.
: |
: | 7. Have you checked the connections on those speakers to ensure
: they're
: | properly connected & securely seated? Improper, poorly-secured
: speaker
: | connections are a frequent cause of speaker problems.
:
: Yes I did check them several times.
: |
:
: | Assuming nothing seems amiss on that end you might want to
connect the speakers to another system as a final check to determine if
: defective speakers are the cause of the problem.
: | Anna

: Thank you for your advice...I'm still working on it as I have
time.
: I will get back with you when I find out more.
: Janice


granjan said:
Okay, now we know the speakers are bad. They didn't work on my
system and I know I have sound. So...is there any use in trying to
fix the speakers or subwoofer or is that impossible?
Janice


Assuming one or more of the speaker components are actually defective, i.e.,
you're assured they've been properly installed/connected and it doesn't
appear a defective cable (for which can a replacement is available) is the
problem, then unless the speaker system is an expensive, high-end system
that can be returned to the manufacturer for repair, it's best to simply
replace the speakers.

I'm assuming no warranty is currently in effect.

On the other hand if you or a friend/acquaintance is a tinkerer and delights
in repairing this or that device and trying to bring them back to life, it
might be worth a try.

Also, if it's a defective sub-woofer that's causing the problem and you can
find any way to just connect the satellite speakers without connecting the
sub-woofer (not always a viable option) you can give that a go.

But generally speaking if the speaker system is truly defective, in
virtually every case a replacement system becomes necessary.
Anna
 
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granjan

That's pretty much what I thought. I told her to just get a simple
set of speakers because she doesn't listen to a lot of music on her
computer or anything that she would need surround sound for. Thank
you for all your help on this.
Janice

:
: > : | : > : | >I recently installed a new Seagate 500 gb sata hard drive
and
: > : | > reinstalled WinXP Home on my daughter's computer. This
: > replaced
: > : an80
: > : | > gb Seagate sata. I also removed a Soundblaster Audigy
sound
: > card
: > : | > which came on the computer because she said it sounded
garbled
: > : | > (whatever that means). I had a Mad Dog Multimedia Predator
5.1
: > : that
: > : | > I had removed from an older computer that I gave away. It
says
: > : | > compatible with xp and I have the installation disk. I
: > : uninstalled
: > : | > all reference to Soundblaster. She has 5.1 surround sound
: > : speaker
: > : | > set that came with her computer. Now there is absolutely
no
: > : sound
: > : | > coming from her computer at all. So far I have checked
every
: > : setting
: > : | > that I can think of with no luck. All volumes are turned
up,
: > it
: > : | > shows up in device manager with no error, I have
uninstalled
: > and
: > : | > reinstalled the card and drivers. I have checked the plugs
and
: > : all
: > : | > connections for the speakers. When I installed the card
: > : originally I
: > : | > had her computer connected to an extra monitor which had
: > : integrated
: > : | > speakers and there was no sound problem. I am beginning to
: > think
: > : her
: > : | > speakers are bad but haven't tested them on any other
computer
: > : yet.
: > : | > I'm hoping there is a simple solution to this. Anybody?
: > : | >
: > : | > Janice
: > : | >
: > : | > Dell XPS gen2 computer
: > : | >
: > : | > WinXP Home (sp3 installed by cd from Microsoft that I had)
:
:
: > : : > : | Janice...
: > : | 1. First of all, we'll assume that after you installed the
new
: > : HDD -
: > : | excepting the problem you describe involving the sound
system -
: > : the PC
: > : | booted without incident and properly functioned. So that
there
: > : were no other
: > : | problems with the system except for the sound problem you
: > : describe.
: > :
: > : Yes, that is correct.
: > : |
: > : | 2. And apparently, this "garbled" description of the sound
: > quality
: > : that your
: > : | daughter mentioned was present *prior* to the time you
installed
: > : the new
: > : | HDD, right? It wasn't something that occurred *following*
the
: > : installation
: > : | of the new HDD, right?
: > :
: > : Correct...she told me yesterday that there was very low sound
and
: > : could not be turned up.
: > :
: > : |
: > : | 3. I assume that before you installed the "Mad Dog" sound
card,
: > : you checked
: > : | to determine that the SoundBlaster Audigy sound card was
: > correctly
: > : seated
: > : | (as suggested by Rich Barry) and you also checked the
"Sounds &
: > : Audio
: > : | Devices" in Control Panel to determine nothing was amiss
there
: > (as
: > : suggested
: > : | by nass), right? I really wouldn't think this is a driver
issue
: > : affecting
: > : | the Audigy card.
: > :
: > : I am inclined to believe that also, but no I just removed the
: > Audigy
: > : card as my daughter asked and replaced it with the
: > : Mad Dog card.
: > :
: > : | 4. The SoundBlaster Audigy card is a "tried & true" device
and
: > in
: > : our
: > : | experience rarely ever becomes defective in the normal
course of
: > : events.
: > : | Invariably whenever a problem arises that can be traced to
that
: > : card it's
: > : | simply because the card has not been properly seated -
possibly
: > it
: > : has been
: > : | jostled during manipulation of some other component in the
: > : machine. But
: > : | we'll assume you checked that possibility.
: > :
: > : When I get time I am going to go get her speakers and
subwoofer
: > and
: > : try them on my computer. If they work here, then I will go
back
: > to
: > : her computer and reinstall the Audigy card and try it again.
: > :
: > : | 5. Did you also notice this "garbled" sound quality *before*
: > : installing the
: > : | Mad Dog sound card?
: > : |
: > : | 6. You stated that there was no sound problem when the
system
: > was
: > : connected
: > : | to other speakers. Obviously this tends to indicate that
your
: > : daughter's
: > : | speakers might be the problem, no?
: > :
: > : Yes,that's what I'm going to try next...see above.
: > : |
: > : | 7. Have you checked the connections on those speakers to
ensure
: > : they're
: > : | properly connected & securely seated? Improper,
poorly-secured
: > : speaker
: > : | connections are a frequent cause of speaker problems.
: > :
: > : Yes I did check them several times.
: > : |
: > :
: > : | Assuming nothing seems amiss on that end you might want to
: > connect the speakers to another system as a final check to
determine if
: > : defective speakers are the cause of the problem.
: > : | Anna
:
:
: > : Thank you for your advice...I'm still working on it as I have
: > time.
: > : I will get back with you when I find out more.
: > : Janice
:
:
: : > Okay, now we know the speakers are bad. They didn't work on my
: > system and I know I have sound. So...is there any use in trying
to
: > fix the speakers or subwoofer or is that impossible?
: > Janice
:
:
: Assuming one or more of the speaker components are actually
defective, i.e.,
: you're assured they've been properly installed/connected and it
doesn't
: appear a defective cable (for which can a replacement is
available) is the
: problem, then unless the speaker system is an expensive, high-end
system
: that can be returned to the manufacturer for repair, it's best to
simply
: replace the speakers.
:
: I'm assuming no warranty is currently in effect.
:
: On the other hand if you or a friend/acquaintance is a tinkerer
and delights
: in repairing this or that device and trying to bring them back to
life, it
: might be worth a try.
:
: Also, if it's a defective sub-woofer that's causing the problem
and you can
: find any way to just connect the satellite speakers without
connecting the
: sub-woofer (not always a viable option) you can give that a go.
:
: But generally speaking if the speaker system is truly defective,
in
: virtually every case a replacement system becomes necessary.
: Anna
:
:
 
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granjan said:
I recently installed a new Seagate 500 gb sata hard drive and
reinstalled WinXP Home on my daughter's computer. This replaced an80
gb Seagate sata. I also removed a Soundblaster Audigy sound card
which came on the computer because she said it sounded garbled
(whatever that means). I had a Mad Dog Multimedia Predator 5.1 that
I had removed from an older computer that I gave away. It says
compatible with xp and I have the installation disk. I uninstalled
all reference to Soundblaster. She has 5.1 surround sound speaker
set that came with her computer. Now there is absolutely no sound
coming from her computer at all. So far I have checked every setting
that I can think of with no luck. All volumes are turned up, it
shows up in device manager with no error, I have uninstalled and
reinstalled the card and drivers. I have checked the plugs and all
connections for the speakers. When I installed the card originally I
had her computer connected to an extra monitor which had integrated
speakers and there was no sound problem. I am beginning to think her
speakers are bad but haven't tested them on any other computer yet.
I'm hoping there is a simple solution to this. Anybody?


Are you able to get the Windows Volume Control Applet (sndvol32.exe)?



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