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    MacBook no sound in XP

    We recently invested in some MacBook 13inch 2.0Ghz for our Media Studies course, we have also installed XP onto them.

    For some reason the sound in XP doesn't work, we get the intial logon sound but then thats it, all the drivers BootCamp drivers installed fine on the XP side, when we click on the sound icon in bottom corner and try advanced, we get "DirectSound settings not available".

    Any ideas?

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    Re: MacBook no sound in XP

    I would recommend trying to reinstall the drivers if you have any XP compatible driver don’t rely on the driver built on to XP if that is what you are using

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    Re: MacBook no sound in XP

    Remove the driver in device manager then re-install the driver. I had this issue sometimes on a 17" iMac. Seems to resolve the problem each time.

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    Re: MacBook no sound in XP

    Cheers HodgeHi I will give that ago.

    I will let you know how I get on!

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    Re: MacBook no sound in XP

    That didn't work :-(

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    Re: MacBook no sound in XP

    Did they come with leopard on them?

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    Re: MacBook no sound in XP

    In device manager one of the PCI devices will have the dreaded Yellow exclamation mark. Go to the properties of this and update driver - select automatically, it will then find new audio devices etc etc

    Works for me

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    Re: MacBook no sound in XP

    @ HodgeHi : no Leopard just OSX

    @ pooley : there are no yellow exclamtion marks in device manager, thats what is weird, everything seems to be ok, I mean the sound works when you log in then nothing.

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    Re: MacBook no sound in XP

    What version of Boot camp did you use?

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    Re: MacBook no sound in XP

    1.4

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    Re: MacBook no sound in XP

    I used 1.3. I never upgraded to 1.4 so cannot confirm if any problem exist.
    I am looking at my Macbook's configuration now.

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    Re: MacBook no sound in XP

    Do you see the SigmaTel Audio CODEC listed under device manager?

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    Re: MacBook no sound in XP

    Have you tried dxdiag?

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    Re: MacBook no sound in XP

    Cheers

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    Re: MacBook no sound in XP

    Not tried dxdiag, but yeah it shows in Device Manager as SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC

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