help! not getting any sound from new rig

zendari

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May 27, 2005
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Hey all,

I just bought a new athlon64 rig, with a dfi ultra-d motherboard. The installation was a breeze and most things are up and running. However, I am getting no sound at all. I installed the drivers off the CD and windows recognized them fine; and the karajan module is installed properly as well. The speakers worked with my previous rig, if I move the plug around near the module you can hear the crackling noise.

Volume control looks fine.

I am using windows media player 10 playing a default beethoven mp3.
 

MobiusPizza

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http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview...atid=27&threadid=1614461&enterthread=y

Originally posted by: rod
I just had this problem a few weeks ago.

If you're using win2k, you need service pack 3 (pref. 4). If using XP, sp1 (or pref. sp2) should be all you need. Once you've installed the service pack, you need to change a value in the registry. If you dont want to do this yourself, maxtor has a free download on their site that will do it for you. (it works on any hard drive, not just maxtor. mine is a WD and it worked fine).
Download is here:
http://www.maxtor.com/en/support/downloads/big_drive_enabler.htm

So Basically:
1)installing the service pack
2)reboot
3)run the program from maxtor
4)reboot again.
Now your problem should be fixed. Also, if you already have the service pack installed, you can skip steps 1&2.

{If all this doesnt work, it may be your MoBo. If your MoBo is more than a few years old, you may need to flash it to update the BIOS.}

RoD

 

n7

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Can someone who's good with words make a basic explanation of why this happens & how to fix it?

I'm not good explaning things simply, but we really need a sticky explaining the fix for this, as we get this same post from people who don't search every day...