You may need to install the Vista Driver
in Compatibility Mode.
Go Here: Software & Driver Downloads Compaq Presario V3417LA Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
and download the Conexant Audio Driver (v4.36.7. 60 A).
Next, go to Control Panel > Hardware & Sound > Device Manager
Expand Sound, Video, And Game Controls > Highlight any audio device > right click > choose Uninstall. (If no device is listed that's OK, just go to the next step)
Restart the computer.
Next, find the Audio Driver download from before.
Right click the file > Properties
Go to the Compatibility Tab
Check the box for "Run this program in compatibility mode".
Select Vista from the drop down box.
See if that works for you.