I first must tell you that I'm not a real tech person, so I've tried to be methodical, and I'm running out of answers.
Asus P4S8X motherboard with on-board sound. It used to work, but I had an issue and had to reformat my system. I was able to get everything up and running, except that I have no sound.
I've checked all of my connections within the tower, and they seem tight.
When running DXDIAG, the sound tab says, "No sound card was found. If one is expected, you should install a sound driver provided by the hardware manufacturer", so this isn't an issue of my volume controls being off. The machine isn't seeing it.
I went to usa.asus.com and found new audio drivers for my system, but after I downloaded them, they didn't self extract, so I'm a little unsure of where to put them.
Basically, I don't know how to make my system see these new drivers that I've downloaded, or if there is something else that I should be trying or doing.
I'll check this thread often, so please, let me know if you have any questions.