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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-10-2004, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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need help to identify some hardware

I need to find out what sound card this machine has in it so I can locate and re-install the drivers. Isn't there somewhere I can see what all hardware components are installed? The O.S. is Windows 2000 Professional BTW.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-10-2004, 06:30 PM
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You can look through your installed hardware under control panel. But I would recommend getting SiSoftware's Sandra. It's a great program that gives you a lot of useful system information. You can find it on www.download.com, and it's free.
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tell me what machine it is, is it an OEM or a home built or what?

sometimes the machine won't recognize the hardware until you've got drivers for it, so this may not work,

right click My Computer, select properties,in the left column, select Device manager, then look for "Multimedia Audio Device" or something similar.

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Yeah, I figured it already had drivers he just wanted to update them.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-10-2004, 11:08 PM
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Go to the run command and type "dxdiag". The DirectX diagnostics box will pop up and look for WHQL signatures and then you can select the sound tab. If your DirectX is semi current you should get all the details of your card.
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Thanks for the input guys. I will try some of the things you have posted tomorrow if I have time. It's a computer at work I was going to listen to some music on but someone has uninstalled the drivers for the sound card. Oh, and it is an OEM Dell machine.

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I've used this app before to ID hardware. It should help you narrow down chipsets, etc.

http://www.biz2consumer.com/download...-download.aspx

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