puzzlefixer Posted June 24, 2018 Share Posted June 24, 2018 Wife has a VERY old (2003) Compaq Presario laptop running Win XP! Today the sound stopped working and the default volume icon in the notifications area disappeared, despite being set to "Always display". Device Manager shows the dreaded '!' in a round yellow sign indicating that it's not working. It uses the Realtek AC97 driver, so I tried (a) downloading/installing the AC97 driver; (b) uninstalling the Device Manager entry and downloading and installing the driver again. Neither worked; Device Mgr. still shows it as not working. My reaction to this is that the sound card is dead. Before I declare it as such, does anyone have any suggestions for things to try to revive it? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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