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01-21-2009 08:03 PM
I had to reinstall windows XP on my HP Pavilion a1257c desktop and noticed that I had no sound. I checked the device manager and the following devices have yellow exclamation marks: PCI Device, PCI Simple Communications Controller, SM Bus Controller, Video Controller (VGA Compatible). Does any one know how I can repair these devices? Really appreciate any help..... Thank You!
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01-22-2009 11:50 AM
01-22-2009 04:02 PM
That only fixed PCI Simple Communications Controller and the Video Controller (VGA Compatible). So thank you! but i still do not have sound and the PCI Device, SM Bus Controller are still not functioning... Any futher help?
01-26-2009 06:42 PM - edited 07-18-2010 11:15 PM
10-17-2010 08:11 AM - edited 10-17-2010 08:12 AM
Basically, there are 3 main ways/steps to fix a sound driver missing problem.
You could recover it either by:
-performing system restore,
-using your device driver to install a new one,
-or, going directly to your manufacturer's website.