Solved

Presario 7222

Posted on 1998-07-26
2
315 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-26
what kind of sound card does the pc have and where would i find the drivers for it??  I recently formatted the hard drive and i couldn't find the discs that i got with the computer so i didn't have the sound card drivers..
0
Comment
Question by:phatjap
2 Comments
 

Expert Comment

by:OAKESM
ID: 1020108
You could try opening up the computer and looking inside. The sound card might have a manufacturers name on it. To find the cound card just see which card the audio leads plug into. However the sound card may be built in to the motherboard, in which case that's not going to work.

if you have internet access then try compaqs internet site, they will have drivers that you can download.

If you can remember where you bought the computer from, go and see them, they will have spare disks that you should be able to have.

Failing that, ring Compaq on 0181 3323000 OR
Compaq OEM software (50p per minute) 0891 518140 OR
Compaq software support (£1.50 per minute) 0897 199595

THey should sort you out
Cheers
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
Roke earned 50 total points
ID: 1020109
As a rule Compaq uses onboard audio, mostly ESS Audiodrive. Curiously the support documentation as a rule excludes the 7000 series PCs from all lists. Here's what said on Compaq support forum in the 7000 series section:

The audio drivers should be included with Win95 already. You should not need to download anything. Remove the sound card listing from the Device Manager and reboot your computer. The correct drivers should then be installed. (Make sure that in the Multimedia Icon in the Control Panel your  preferred playback device is the Es Audio Drive, and NOT TamAudio!)

If for some reason you need to download anything, (and you really should not  have to), follow these instructions...

Download SP1335.EXE from http://www.compaq.com. Save it to your HD,  and run it from there. It will create 2 diskettes.  Do not install them   remove the sound card listing from the device manager  then go into the control panel, add new hardware   do not auto-detect
choose sound, video, and game controller from list  on the next screen, choose have disk. insert disk 1 (that was made earlier) and hit ok  choose the correct ESS driver off the diskette.  the drivers will then be installed.

Additional drivers can be found at the following address.....

http://www.esstech.com/Technical/drivers/downloadable/drivers/driver.htm
0

Featured Post

6 Surprising Benefits of Threat Intelligence

All sorts of threat intelligence is available on the web. Intelligence you can learn from, and use to anticipate and prepare for future attacks.

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Desktop vs. laptop 39 80
Garage gate openers frequency 5 48
8 partitions?!  Really? 8 103
Dual bridge protection 18 50
Upper back Pain: My back hurt for months. Upper back, mostly my neck, spine and across my shoulder blades. I was getting headaches too, that felt like they were caused by tension in my shoulders, but now I feel fine! I'm sharing this hoping someone…
This paper addresses the security of Sennheiser DECT Contact Center and Office (CC&O) headsets. It describes the DECT security chain comprised of “Pairing”, “Per Call Authentication” and “Encryption”, which are all part of the standard DECT protocol.
Excel styles will make formatting consistent and let you apply and change formatting faster. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use Excel's built-in styles, how to modify styles, and how to create your own. You'll also learn how to use your custo…
Here's a very brief overview of the methods PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) offers for monitoring bandwidth, to help you decide which methods you´d like to investigate in more detail.  The methods are covered in more detail in o…

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

20 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now