|Posted on Saturday, December 23, 2000 - 9:10 am: |
I have "lost" my sound card. It was working FINE until one morning I started my computer up and I noticed I had no sound and the little icon in the lower right-hand corner of my desk top was not there.
I went to "Device Manager" and it just wasn't there...
So I got the correct driver downloaded from the Dell website (I have a Dell L466c computer) and tried reinstalling it...
When I did this it either gave me error code 15 in device manager that there was a resource conflict (there was an exclamation mark within a yellow circle to the left of the Sound Blaster card) OR it was resource code 28-I think that's the correct #-that the drivers were not installed.
I'd remove the device and reinstall... One time it installed and worked for 4 days.. Then one morning, I started up my computer and NO device!
I am not the type of person to willy-nilly download programs off the computer--I'm just not comfortable with that. I am also very careful to keep my virus scan updated and I scan regularly. I don't download attachments in email... I just cannot imagine what is happening.
Now I wonder if I should if the sound card is broken and I need to put a new one in.
Any ideas appreciated....
|Posted on Tuesday, December 26, 2000 - 10:53 am: |
Before throwing out this card, do one final check...
Uninstall the driver for this sound card using the add/remove programs. Restart, the PC. See whether Plug and Play feature of windows detects it...
If this does not help, then remove the card, boot the PC, shutdown the pc, then reinstall the card and see whether windows detects it. If not then the card is broken. Got to get a new one.
Please note that you got to have Plug'n'play activated in your setup.