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Old September 11th, 2009 (03:49 AM).
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Alright, so,

Yesterday, there was a power outage,
and while ke dbeing at school,
I didn't know until I came home that this happened:

My main computer's internet had developed a glitch thanks to the outage, and it wouldn't allow my dad to get onto any webstie.

So, what he did was delete the internet, and get a new one.

(Mind you the internet he lost an got where both IE).

Sadly, when I went on Youtube,
there was no sound.
I tried two other videos.
No sound.

I checked the control panel, it said there was "No sound device" in "Sounds and Audio Devices".

Apperantly, from my dad's research,
The driver controlling sound dropped.

Is there any way I can put sound back on my computer?
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Old September 11th, 2009 (05:23 AM).
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Check the BIOS.
It might have just disabled the audio device.
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Old September 11th, 2009 (05:28 AM).
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Quote originally posted by Alinthea:
Check the BIOS.
It might have just disabled the audio device.
If not, find the name of your sound card and download the driver off the manufacturer website. Also, he didn't delete "the internet." If he did, it would be all over the news.
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Old September 11th, 2009 (05:28 AM).
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And, if all else, fails... go to Microsoft's update site and select to install the optional hardware updates (these hardware updates on the site are usually device drivers).
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Old September 11th, 2009 (05:31 AM).
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Quote originally posted by donavannj:
And, if all else, fails... go to Microsoft's update site and select to install the optional hardware updates (these hardware updates on the site are usually device drivers).
If the manufacturer driver doesn't work, Microsoft's generic crappy driver definitely won't work. It's another problem entirely if the man. driver doesn't fix it.
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Quote originally posted by Alinthea:
Check the BIOS.
It might have just disabled the audio device.
BIOS?

Quote originally posted by twocows:
If not, find the name of your sound card and download the driver off the manufacturer website. Also, he didn't delete "the internet." If he did, it would be all over the news.
We can't find the name of the sound card,
that's the problem. :/
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Old September 11th, 2009 (10:35 AM).
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Quote originally posted by ¿Question Kiyoshi-Crayon?:
BIOS?



We can't find the name of the sound card,
that's the problem. :/
If you have the original documentation that came with your computer, the name should be buried somewhere in it. Otherwise, Google the model and make of your computer and see what comes up. You'll probably find the specs somewhere.
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Old September 11th, 2009 (11:27 AM). Edited March 9th, 2010 by Weatherman, Kiyoshi.
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Old September 11th, 2009 (08:48 PM).
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Quote originally posted by twocows:
If the manufacturer driver doesn't work, Microsoft's generic crappy driver definitely won't work. It's another problem entirely if the man. driver doesn't fix it.
If the user cannot find the name of the card or cannot find their driver disc, it's fine (the Microsoft one is the EXACT SAME if it's a device that's been out for over a year - and I have used this for retrieving my drivers before).

And if the Microsoft driver/manufacturer driver doesn't work, your motherboard may be nearly done, as this happened to me in January with a 6 year old motherboard (it wouldn't take it's own drivers anymore, let alone the drivers for anything else).
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Old September 11th, 2009 (09:05 PM).
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This happened quite a few times to me as well.. all i needed todo was reboot my computer....but from the back of the tower. (Where the CD and/or DVD rom drives are)
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