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Windows 7: no sound


24 May 2010   #1

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
no sound

Hi all, I'm starting to get out of ideas. I tried several things, but nothing works out. I have an icon in the bottom (right side) what says i don't have a device for sound installed. I tried to dl some drivers, but i get errors of files not on my pc. Probably drivers for win xp or something. Can't find the drivers anywhere for win 7. The plug-in is on my motherboard for sound. Here are more specifications of my pc. (I know it's old, that's the problem, I suppose). Hope someone can help me out here. A pc without sound isn't very handy. Thank you

Operating System System ModelWindows 7 Ultimate (build 7600)
Install Language: Nederlands (Nederland)
System Locale: Nederlands (BelgiŽ)
No details availableProcessor a Main Circuit Board b1,67 gigahertz AMD Athlon XP
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Not hyper-threaded
Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. A7N266VM REV 1.xx
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Award Software, Inc. ASUS A7N266-VM ACPI BIOS Rev 1005 11/19/2002
Drives Memory Modules c,d79,92 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
53,04 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8161B ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7173A ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]

QUANTUM FIREBALL SE2.1A [Hard drive] (2,11 GB) -- drive 1, s/n 632810125795, rev API.0C00, SMART Status: Healthy
ST380011A [Hard drive] (80,03 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 5JVH8EVY, rev 8.01, SMART Status: Healthy
1504 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM 1' has 512 MB
Slot 'DIMM 2' has 576 MB
Local Drive Volumes c: (NTFS on drive 0)79,92 GB53,04 GB free Network Drives None detectedUsers (mouse over user name for details) Printerslocal user accountslast logon[IMG]file:///C:/Program%20Files/Belarc/Advisor/System/local/images/trans.gif[/IMG] sekiaku25/05/2010 1:54:33(admin)local system accounts[IMG]file:///C:/Program%20Files/Belarc/Advisor/System/local/images/no.gif[/IMG] Administrator14/07/2009 6:53:58(admin)[IMG]file:///C:/Program%20Files/Belarc/Advisor/System/local/images/no.gif[/IMG] Gastnever
Marks a disabled account; Marks a locked account
Microsoft Shared Fax Driveron SHRFAX:Microsoft XPS Document Writeron XPSPort:Controllers DisplayATA Channel 0 [Controller]
ATA Channel 1 [Controller]
Standaard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
Standaard-VGA grafische adapter [Display adapter]
Algemeen niet-PnP-beeldscherm [Monitor]
Bus Adapters MultimediaNEC PCI naar USB open host-controller (2x)
Standaard Enhanced PCI naar USB-hostcontroller
Standard OpenHCD USB Host-controller (2x)
Niet-ondersteunde standaardspelpoortVirus Protection [Back to Top] new Group PoliciesAVG Anti-Virus Free None discoveredCommunications Other DevicesBluetooth-apparaat (Personal Area Network)Auto IP Address: 169.254.117.55 / 32Dhcp Server: none responded Physical Address: 00:09D:50:86:7BBluetooth-apparaat (RFCOMM Protocol TDI)Microsoft ISATAP AdapterNVIDIA nForce-netwerkcontroller primary Auto IP Address: 192.168.1.2 / 24Gateway: 192.168.1.1Dhcp Server: 192.168.1.1Physical Address: 00:0C:6E:30:C8:8FTeredo Tunneling Pseudo-InterfaceNetworking Dns Server: 192.168.1.1 Generic Bluetooth Radio
Microsoft Bluetooth-enumerator
Standaard-PS/2-toetsenbord [Keyboard]
PS/2-compatibele muis [Mouse]
USB-hoofdhub (5x)
Algemene schaduwkopie van volume



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24 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)
 
 

Hi and thanks for all that information.
For staters are you aware that your motherboard does not support Windows 7 as per the ASUS website.

It just might be time to upgrade to something newer. Your MB is over 5 years old and if ASUS doesn't have specific drivers for Windows 7 your out of luck in most cases.
Hopefully you only bet is to install Vista drivers in hopes they work.
Not sure if this helps you but wante dyou to know the facts.
I also noticed you only have 1 gig of memory which may affect Windows 7 performance.
All in all I think its time to upgrade if you want to use Windows 7
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24 May 2010   #3

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Well, one side of me says you're right, but on the other hand everything works perfectly and fast, except for the sound. So why change? I'll try the vista drivers. Maybe it will work out fine. I don't need the fastest computer, or the best, or ... As long as this one does what it has to do, it's fine by me.
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25 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sekiaku View Post
Well, one side of me says you're right, but on the other hand everything works perfectly and fast, except for the sound. So why change? I'll try the vista drivers. Maybe it will work out fine. I don't need the fastest computer, or the best, or ... As long as this one does what it has to do, it's fine by me.
The only thing I would suggest if you could get 2 gig of memory and I hope the Vista drivers work. Please let me know if they work.

Good luck
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25 May 2010   #5

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

I was thinking about getting a sound card. One with drivers of win 7. Wouldn't that work out?
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26 May 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sekiaku View Post
I was thinking about getting a sound card. One with drivers of win 7. Wouldn't that work out?
Yes that would work but don't forget to go into your bios and shut off the Audio chip.
Keep us posted.
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29 May 2010   #7

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

bought myself a new pc. It was about time. Then i can give this old one to my father. He only uses the office package
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29 May 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
bought myself a new pc.
Good call.

If you still want to try and get the sound working on that old girl from looking at the specs for it,

Mikes Hardware | Review | ASUS A7N266-VM

it has the Realtek ALC650 on it, and there is a Windows 7 driver for it here,

Realtek

it uses the AC'97 driver instead if the HD Audio driver.
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