"BigMonsterGirl" <BigMonsterGirl@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> New computer - Compaq Presario with factory installed Vista Home Basic.
> I'm using the speakers from my old HP Pavilion - Polk Audio. I can get
> sound through them, it's just very, very faint. Is this a driver issue?
> I've looked in my device manager and the installed driver is a Realtek HD
> driver. I've been to the audio manager and troubleshot it every which
> way - no solution there.
> Any help at all is greatly appreciated. TIA.
One possibility. As you say the sound is very faint, are the speakers
amplified? (i.e., do you have to plug them into a power source?). If not,
try your new PC with amplified speakers to see if that makes a difference.
Your best bet is to exercise your rights under the terms of the Compaq
warranty. Compaq is responsible for supporting its hardware *and* the
software that came installed on the new computer. If the PC is truly new (<
30 days) and you purchased it at a retail outlet, simply take it back and
make the seller deal with the sound issue.