On board sound decided to stop working

Well you all have seen this problem a thousand times and I've read every forum there is and tried everything I can but still nothing, I could really use some help cause I've nearly lost the will to live.

Last week I turned my pc on but didnt get any sound, :cry: I looked at all my settings and everything says I should be getting sound. I've tested my speakers on another pc but they work fine. My BIOS settings are all ok and I've updated every driver I could think of. I have a AC 97 Audio Codec if that helps. I'm really at a loss at why it just stoped working. I dont really know that much about this so any help you guys could give me would be great. Thanks
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  1. Did you check if you sound card is correctly detected ? If yes, it may only be a problem with the 1/8" Jack you insert for listening on the back of your computer. Check if you can plug a front panel :!: for your audio connector, so that you plug it in front with a wire that go on your motherboard, there is usually a place for front panel audio.

    However, If your card is not listed in the PNP device at startup screen just after the bios load (presuming you dont have a fullscreen bootlogo, you should see "Multimedia audio controller" when you boot) then the card stopped fonctionning completly and it's looking bad :(
  2. I have the exact same problem going on right now. It's pissing me off to no end.
  3. AS dumb as this sounds, (no pun intended), I have had simmilar problems in the past on Windows XP. The way I was able to finly get things working is go download the network install version of SP2.

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=049c9dbe-3b8e-4f30-8245-9e368d3cdb5a&DisplayLang=en

    Then install it and reboot. For Some reason, this has cleared up many random problems I have had in the past.

    Hope this helps out!
  4. That did it for me. That was stupid.
  5. Like I said, "As Stupid as this sounds..." :-)

    Glad it helped you out!
  6. Thanks for the link!!

    Have had that exact same problem with my new build for a week now, but after installed SP2 from that link and reinstalled the audio driver which came with the motherboard (I'm using on board sound) finally got the sound going.
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