Need help with boot camp

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kmccmk9, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. kmccmk9 macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2010
    Hello, I have installed Windows 7 using boot camp and ran the setup program on the mac disc. Unfortunately, I have no sound at all, and when trying to run a simple game (Rollercoaster Tycoon 3), I get a no directx error. Any help regarding these topics would greatly be appreciated.
  2. DustinT macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2011
    You should have been asked to save a copy of the Windows Utilities to a drive when you started the installation process of Boot Camp. If not, you can restart the process and you'll be asked to do so. Just save it somewhere convenient like a memory stick and then boot into Windows. Run those utilities to install all the needed drivers for your Mac.

    If you've already done that there might be an issue with how Windows is setup. Check the volume and sound output device settings to find out the error. You might want to make sure you are in the analog or digital mode as required by your setup. If you are using the built in speakers it should be analog.
  3. kmccmk9 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2010
    Thanks for the reply. For some reason, the Mac gave an unknown error when trying to download windows setup files. Therefore I used the Mac CD that came with the Mac. All sound levels are correct as far as I can tell. Unless the sound is linked to the DirectX problem.
  4. kmccmk9 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2010
    I also noticed that the red light emits from the headphone jack when running Windows.
  5. deadwulfe macrumors 6502a


    Feb 18, 2010
    Blow some canned air into the headphone port. Seriously.
  6. kmccmk9 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2010
    Ok, just to update. Sound is working now. However not directx. Should I download from microsoft?

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