Hello again, hope you can help with this one. I installed XP on an IBM Thinkpad T42, 2373JTU, using a fresh install option. After the install, I checked Device Manager, & installed all drivers for items with yellow ?'s. All devices are clean but I can get no sound from the system. Sound & Audio Devices in control panel show no audio device. I have tried to install AC97 drivers with no luck, & SoundMax Audio, which gives me a message that no drivers are present. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.
I had already tried the listed download, without the MS & Direct X updates, & it gave me an error box stating "no drivers present, reboot your system & try to reinstall". I still get the same result after the updates, & can find no other audio drivers on Lenovo's website. Everest shows nothing in the multimedia section, so I'm wondering if the integrated sound card has left the building. Any wisdom?
Everest corporate trial shows no device in the multimedia tab, in Windows Audio, PCI/PnP Audio, or HD Audio.
There is no option in the BIOS to turn the audio on or off, I did reset to the default BIOS settings to no avail.
A search through several forums has shown a few people with the same problem, however, the fixes that work for them do not affect my problem.
Unless you know of any other possibilities it looks like this one stays out of the win column.
Thanks for all your help.
click start , control panel, add new hardware.
see if windows is listing anything in there that does not have a driver installed.
as no problem is showing in device manager its hard to tell if the sound chip is working or not.
Everything there is working properly.
Okay, did that & there is no device to configure in the hardware section of the sound.
Guess it really did leave the building.
looks like it.
was worth a try just to rule out a windows problem