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windows xp

i have a reconditioned pc one day the system crashed and i reloaded the operating system
bios version v6.00 pg

after reloading everything works except my sound .
the sound card is inbuilt with in the motherboard

after lot of troubleshooting i found 2 devices under sound , video controllers which i cannot find the correct driver.

they are
c media ac97 audio device
via ac97 audio controller

can u sugggest any link i can download from
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Check the model of the motherboard and install the drivers from the manufacturers website. If it has intel chipset or intel motherboard you can download the drivers from the intels' website.

To check the model and make of your motherboard install CPU-Z and it would provide you all the details necessary.

The VIA chipsets usually have all drivers in one install.
I had this happen to me after a service pack destroyed the native sound drivers.  This is  ashot in the dark mind you, but you don't have much to lose:

Realtek provides most of these audio drivers.  If the manufacturer fails you, worth a shot?

*edit* Realtek provides AC'97 drivers by the way
Start->Run, msinfo32 [Enter]
Expand the Components category and click on Problem Devices
Over on the right it should tell you the hardware IDs
They should be in the form PCI\VEN_xxxx&DEV_yyyy. Select that line and use Edit->Copy.
Paste the PCI\VEN_xxxx&DEV_yyyy part and the word drivers in google and it should tell you what the device is and where to download drivers for it.
If google doesn't give you a site to download the drivers (ignore the 'driver detective' type ads), post the hardware IDs here and someone should be able to find some for you.
an easier method is using slimdrivers  FREE :