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My computer can't detect my speakers

  1. #1


    mattias Guest

    My computer can't detect my speakers

    Okay, I am currently using XP and I can't get my speakers to work. They are
    plugged in, have power, but the computer can't detect them. I don't have the
    install discs for either my sound card or speakers. What can I do besides
    get new speakers or a new sound card?

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  2. #2


    Hank Guest

    Re: My computer can't detect my speakers

    Well, First of all this is a VISTA hardware group Not an XP Group. Second
    your speakers arent going to work without your soundcard working. Third, go
    to the manufacturer's website who made your soundcard and you should be able
    to download the install software for your soundcard. Install the software
    and you should be OK

    Hank

    "mattias" <mattias@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > Okay, I am currently using XP and I can't get my speakers to work. They
    > are
    > plugged in, have power, but the computer can't detect them. I don't have
    > the
    > install discs for either my sound card or speakers. What can I do besides
    > get new speakers or a new sound card?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Dustin Harper Guest

    Re: My computer can't detect my speakers

    What sound card are you using? You need to download and install the drivers
    for the sound card and they should work no problem.

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    "mattias" <mattias@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news3211FA8-6A62-4E9C-A54A-A7180A7D00E5@xxxxxx

    > Okay, I am currently using XP and I can't get my speakers to work. They
    > are
    > plugged in, have power, but the computer can't detect them. I don't have
    > the
    > install discs for either my sound card or speakers. What can I do besides
    > get new speakers or a new sound card?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    terribletowel5 Guest

    Re: My computer can't detect my speakers


    what if u dont know the company that manufactured your soundcard. i dont
    even know what a soundcard is, cant u just plug in teh speakers and tehy
    work???? my speakers are perfectly plugged in, and when i go to sound
    and audio devices i cant change anything everything i can change is grey
    and i cant click them, so im guessing my computer cant read my speakers,
    how can i fix this without a soundcard or a new speaker system


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  5. #5


    Richard Urban Guest

    Re: My computer can't detect my speakers

    Your computer will see the speakers IF you have the requisite drivers
    installed for the sound card.

    If you are not comfortable handling this yourself, take the computer to a
    local PC repair person and ask him/her to sort it out for you. Make sure to
    bring your speakers in with the computer.

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    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience


    "terribletowel5" <terribletowel5.3uagva@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    >
    > what if u dont know the company that manufactured your soundcard. i dont
    > even know what a soundcard is, cant u just plug in teh speakers and tehy
    > work???? my speakers are perfectly plugged in, and when i go to sound
    > and audio devices i cant change anything everything i can change is grey
    > and i cant click them, so im guessing my computer cant read my speakers,
    > how can i fix this without a soundcard or a new speaker system
    >
    >
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