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    onboard, sound help (drivers maybe?)

    My dad had been messing with partition magic, and that particular app wasn't used correctly ( lets just leave it at that) so we had to reinstall windows, and we didnt reformat, all the files are still here, plus or minus a few things, anyway the sound does NOT work, ive tryed a variety of things

    heres the strange part though. if i use the realtek audio driver settings that came with the motherboard drivers and work with the 5.1 altec lansing speakers, the TEST works fine (the environmental sound and plain test come out just fine, i can hear it) but when it comes to say, media player, or a game. nothing

    its as if windows cant find the sound drivers, or cannot see it... but the test works fine... any ideas?

    i tried doing a dxdiag, and it gave me this, NO options to edit sound settings, instead i get this

    No sound card was found. If one is expected, you should install a sound driver provided by the hardware manufacturer.

    " for the WEAK"

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    Did you just install windows on top of itself then ?
    If this is the case, backup everything and do it properly. A clean install that is
    Even if you fix this, windows will make a mess of itself. Heck, this is a weird problem on its own (dxdiag saying no card, but you can get output via the test program ? - All sound should be going through 'Direct Sound' which is part of DirectX).

    We can try and narrow it down if you really want to go down this route, but talking from experience, you'll get nothing but issues im afraid
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    no, i didnt reinstall windows on top of its self, but yes its very strange that its not working but the test is

    take me through the route that might fix it! lol

    " for the WEAK"

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    • frazered's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 (rev. 1.1)
      • CPU:
      • q6600 @ 3.06ghz
      • Memory:
      • 4GB crucial
      • Storage:
      • 4tb of hitachis
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX260
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX 520w
      • Case:
      • Antec p182
      • Operating System:
      • win7 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2007wfp
      • Internet:
      • BeUnlimited 16dn/1.2up attn 35db
    i would do a proper reinstall, it is really the best route to go...

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