I have no sound from either speakers or headphones. There is no sound dirver listed in Device Manager. The computer does not appear to recognize any sound devices. I tried the install of a Realtek autio driver from the HP website and everything appeared to install normally. Still no sound and no audio driver listed in Device Manager. Also, no Speaker option in the Sound area of Control Panel.
What else is the problem? What could be the conflict? Should I try to reinstall the VISTA OS or use the Repair option for the OS? The sound is on the mobo so no sound card involved. Why doesn't VISTA auotmatically install the audio driver when scanning after rebooting? Any suggestions?
I am not at the computer now, but will try any suggestions any of you gurus might have later tonight. Thank you so much!