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Old 03-17-08, 06:15 PM   #1
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computer people please help????

So I got my new cpu together from newegg. My buddy helped me out with the raid and bios setups and life is good. Except for the fact that I can't get my speakers to work. I set up the drivers that came with the msi mother board, and when the test came up the speakers work great. As soon as i go to youtube or something, no sound. I can't get a cd to play either. I went into the control panel and it says no sound hardware hooked up. It does show that the drivers are installed and running properly. Anybody got any ideas??????
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Try this:
Ctr Panel-System-Device Manager-Sound Video Game Controllers

Delete each device, and then...
Action-Scan for new Hardware Changes

When the driver prompts come up, choose the source and load the drivers from the disk that came with the System Unit.

hape this helps...
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no dice, my disk drive isn't showing up, looks like this is gonna be a harder fix than what I thought. Thanks for the time.....
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I mean no offence by this suggestion but it’s amazing how often the most obvious things are overlooked.

Go to the speaker icon to the left of the time at the bottom right hand side of the screen and double click it, then click on mixer and make sure none of the devices are muted
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I mean no offence by this suggestion but itís amazing how often the most obvious things are overlooked.

Go to the speaker icon to the left of the time at the bottom right hand side of the screen and double click it, then click on mixer and make sure none of the devices are muted
...very true! I've often seen the CD Audio muted in the Avanced Audio Properties toolbar
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...very true! I've often seen the CD Audio muted in the Avanced Audio Properties toolbar
that was the first thing i did. My cpu isn't recognizing the disc drive. The drivers are in and show that they're working, but now the disc drive isn't showing up.
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You didn't hook up your drive to your raid controller did you? Make sure the DVD isn't configured as a slave. Is it IDE? Are you running SATA drives? What controller?

If you give me more detail I can provide more detailed responses.


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Was the drive new or was it running in another rig? Are you using onboard sound or a card? Do you have your drive in-line with other devices and are the jumpers set correctly if it is?

Try making sure that everything is disconnected that isn't absolutely necessary for the computer to run. Then go and connect device by device.

I'm actually expecting a few packages this week myself. I have a q6600 quad core on an MSI ds3l board with an 8800gtx vid card. Going to shove it in my old case and give it a go with building again. Hoping I don't run into too many problems.

Good luck getting everything running. I think part of the fun is running into hiccups like this.
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Not so much a debugging tip, as it is a system design tip:

always plan out the build, unless it's something as simple as 1hdd, 1cdrom, one mobo, one cpu, one vidcard. At that point it's cake...but for anything more, plan it out thoroughly, and even plan out a driver install sequence based on priority of hardware (RAID, then network, then VGA, then sound, then misc crap). That will at least give you a gameplan to go by...it helps make things smoother.
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You didn't hook up your drive to your raid controller did you? Make sure the DVD isn't configured as a slave. Is it IDE? Are you running SATA drives? What controller?

If you give me more detail I can provide more detailed responses.


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You didn't hook up your drive to your raid controller did you? Make sure the DVD isn't configured as a slave.
no, and it isn't.
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Have you checked for driver revisions at the MSI website? It can sometimes be as simple as the driver supplied on the CD is out of date with the BIOS version on the mobo. I'd also do a BIOS flash if there's a newer one available.
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Have you checked for driver revisions at the MSI website? It can sometimes be as simple as the driver supplied on the CD is out of date with the BIOS version on the mobo. I'd also do a BIOS flash if there's a newer one available.
I'll do that when i get home from work tomorrow, thanks
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Obvious question: which version of Windows are you trying to install?

If WinXP, then it doesn't include drivers for RAID or SATA drives. Or many types of video or sound-cards for that matter. The generic chip-set drivers that come with Windows may work most of the time, but as soon as you get it booted up, it's best to replace with the manufacturer's specific driver for your devices.

In your case, you need to hit F6 early on in the Windows install process where it asks if you want to install 3rd party storage drivers. Then you would insert the driver disk for the SATA controller. Problem is, Windows looks for this driver on a FLOPPY!!! It doesn't give you any options of ejecting the Windows CD to put in the driver CD.

What I typically do is build a customized Windows install CD. I slipstream in ALL of the hardware-drivers ahead of time. And I slipsteam in SP3 as well to minimize the amount of updates you have to do afterwards. Then use that customized CD to install Windows.

Another way is to build a virtual-machine image in VMware, VirtualPC or Xen. Install EVERYTHING you want in that virtual-machine, like applications, short-cuts & favorites. Then just clone that image-file t to the hard-drive and that's it. I installed over 100 machines in a single weekend across the nation this way once.
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