old xp machine reformatted - no playback device


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ravindradivekar

Hi everybody,

I have an old (2005) LG PC which I recently reformatted with XP.
Unfortunately, I dont have the audio drivers so it doesnt detect the
on-board audio. Also I dont know how to find out which audio
driver is needed, because there is no documentation for that old PC.
Where do I start?

Regards,
Ravindra
 
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Paul

Hi everybody,

I have an old (2005) LG PC which I recently reformatted with XP.
Unfortunately, I dont have the audio drivers so it doesnt detect the
on-board audio. Also I dont know how to find out which audio
driver is needed, because there is no documentation for that old PC.
Where do I start?

Regards,
Ravindra

Read the model number off the back. As it's only 8 years
old, there will be plenty of information available.

*******

If you're desperate, you can use things like DriverAgent
or similar. These are programs and web sites, that
identify the hardware for you. I do not like this
method, but some people do like to find drivers this way.

*******

You could try a program like this, to list the sound card.

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/pc-wizard.html

Unfortunately, I don't have any program which is good
at all aspects of hardware detection. Sometimes it takes
more than one program, like the pc-wizard, to figure it out.
There is Belarc Advisor, Everest, AIDA64, Sisoftware Sandra,
each of which have limits as to the information they can provide.

I prefer to start with the computer model number, and then see what
a search engine can offer on the topic.

You can also use a Linux LiveCD, and use the "hwinfo" program,
but you'd need to be a Linux user to know how to run command
line programs from the Terminal.

Paul
 
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Linea Recta

Hi everybody,

I have an old (2005) LG PC which I recently reformatted with XP.
Unfortunately, I dont have the audio drivers so it doesnt detect the
on-board audio. Also I dont know how to find out which audio
driver is needed, because there is no documentation for that old PC.
Where do I start?



Use Everest to analyse the hardware.




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