No Sound In XP using Boot Camp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Jallan, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. Jallan macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2010
    Hi all.

    I have tried everything to get this motor running. I've spent so many hours on this, and now I've simply given up and hope that someone here can help me, before I go out and kill myself in pure frustration.

    The problem is pretty simple. I don't have any sound at all after having installed Windows XP on my iMac 24. I have tried two different versions. One with SP3, and currently one with SP2. Since I read that a lot of people had trouble with the HD audio in SP3, and the fix didn't do anything for me, I figured I might as well try SP2. Who cares, right. This doesn't work either though. I've downloaded the fix refered elsewhere on this site, and reinstalled the drivers. I have disabled, reenabled, uninstalled, reinstalled, updated and so forth so many times I've lost count. I think the Windows I'm running now is the fourth reinstall of windows, and I'm absolutely lost.

    What's even worse is that I have an external sound card, a presonus firebox, which I have also tried to install several times. I reckonned that it might help to install an external sound card. But even this doesn't work. The light is blue, when I'm installing drivers, and updating firmware, but goes red after this. But whatever. If I can just get the standard output working.

    Probably a very n00bish question, but would it matter, that I'm using a friends Leopard disc, which is used for a laptop? This, the fact that it's not my own disc, is really the only thing that haven't fit exactly into all the guides, and troubleshooting...

    Please help me, before I throw something hard into my monitor.
  2. jrbusca macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2008
  3. armand53080 macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2010
    Not sure if the fact that it is not your Leopard CD is the root of the problem, but just out of curiosity, when you installed/reinstalled/updated the audio drivers, did you do so manually? I too could not get any sound on my XP SP2 install, however, after manually installing the drivers by locating them on the Mac install dvd, I was finally able to get sound.
  4. Stridder44 macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2003
    Is it an Intel iMac? Try downloading the Realtek HD audio codecs (click the link that says high definition audio codec, then agree, then download the driver for your OS; you want the executable file, not the zip file). The Realtek HD audio codecs is what would be installed from the Boot Camp drivers on the Leopard DVD, only the ones on the DVD are very outdated.
  5. sticks2you macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2011
    Boot Camp: no sound and other problem.

    Boot camp problems win 7: After formatting and loading win 7 insert imac os version 10.6.4 disc click install. This should take care of all your problems. Hope this helps.

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