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Windows 7: No sound after upgrading from WINXP home SP3 to WIN7 Home premium SP1

06 Jan 2012   #1
zasheh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 
No sound after upgrading from WINXP home SP3 to WIN7 Home premium SP1

okay now im having this VERY nagging and now starting to become very time consuming problem...

Recently ive decided that Well i should upgrade this computer. give it a bit of ..well style.

But since ive upgraded to WIN7 there has been no sound whatsoever. Ive downloaded countless driver programs which tell you what sound card you have and not one has detected it. IVE ALSO downloaded drivers for the WIN7 version of my sound (Realtek AC97) and ran windows updates and NONE worked. ive ran the troubleshooter on the sound thing...STILL not detecting any sound card. i tried changing the audio in BIOS from auto - enabled....nothing.

so to put short. ive tried the WIN7 drivers = No worked
Trouble shooter = No worked
BIOS changing settings = no worked
Device manager = no worked (doesnt find ANY trace of it)
Windows update = No worked
driver identifyer Software = no worked (doesnt find sound card)

there is a soundcard and it worked fine till this. maybe its incompatable but it didnt come up as incompatable (sorry for my spelling) in the windows7 instalation.

should i plug in some speakers see if it fixes the problem ..or should i revert back to my old WINXP

urm. i guess system information is helpful. so um

PC: HP pavilion A1000
Motherboard: AMD Sempron
Memory: 350 odd GB left of 500GB
OS: WIN7 HP SP1
graphics: Radeon 200xpress (old i know xD)

I do remember having a WIN7 PC that worked for a little that broke down that had a similarish problem but was much more easily solved. by windows update...

sorry if im hard to understand ^^; i be tired


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06 Jan 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Where are you downloading these drivers from??

My first choice for a source would be the motherboard manufacturer's web site. Probably HP in your case.

Have you tried older (Vista) drivers in compatibility mode?

I doubt if you have a motherboard made by AMD. Please check again.
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06 Jan 2012   #3
zasheh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Where are you downloading these drivers from??

My first choice for a source would be the motherboard manufacturer's web site. Probably HP in your case.

Have you tried older (Vista) drivers in compatibility mode?

I doubt if you have a motherboard made by AMD. Please check again.
************** . i tried realteks site but it keeps giving me a message that the download has moved and when i lick the link to the new spot it just takes me to the page i originally was at

im not good with computers so bear with me ^^;

and could someone link me to trusted drivers i guess. may help out

and okay
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06 Jan 2012   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

HP Support & Drivers | United States

Here is the HP Pavilion a1000 driver page. You will have to decide which is yours.

It may be that HP has no drivers newer than Windows XP.

If you can't find a Windows 7 driver at HP, then the one supplied by Microsoft on the Win 7 disc may be preferable.

Or a Vista driver in compatibility mode, if there is a Vista driver.

Realtek is a possibility as a last resort.

Your true last resort is to get another sound card--either internal if it is a desktop PC or probably external USB if you have a laptop.
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06 Jan 2012   #5
zasheh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
HP Support & Drivers | United States

Here is the HP Pavilion a1000 driver page. You will have to decide which is yours.

It may be that HP has no drivers newer than Windows XP.

If you can't find a Windows 7 driver at HP, then the one supplied by Microsoft on the Win 7 disc may be preferable.

Or a Vista driver in compatibility mode, if there is a Vista driver.

Realtek is a possibility as a last resort.

Your true last resort is to get another sound card--either internal if it is a desktop PC or probably external USB if you have a laptop.
THANK YOU SO ****ING MUCH!. vista driver option worked

Here have a cake
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