No audio device

Hello,
I have XP, rather old PC. No sound at the moment. All of a sudden. It happens from time to time. When I open Control Panel and Sounds and Audio Devices it says: NO AUDIO DEVICE.
I would appreciate if someone could help.

Aladin
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  1. aladin said:
    Hello,
    I have XP, rather old PC. No sound at the moment. All of a sudden. It happens from time to time. When I open Control Panel and Sounds and Audio Devices it says: NO AUDIO DEVICE.
    I would appreciate if someone could help.

    Aladin

    What does device manager say, under hardware for sound, video, Game ?
    It sounds (no Pun) like there are no drivers installed for controller & speakers ?

  2. Hello aladin and welcome to Tom's Hardware Forums.

    An intermittent loss of sound would seem more likely to be a loosely connection sound card than a software problem. If sound is integral to your motherboard, but a PCI sound card. If you already have one, reseat it but if neither works, I recommend a USB powered external sound card - they seem to cure all ills, are quite cheap and come with their own driver mini CD.


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