Hi, i work for a charity supporting families who have disabled children. we have had donated some computers which we would like to give to families who are unable to afford one so that they can access some of the things technology has to offer children with additional needs.
3 of the computers I have been given appear to have sound cards as they have the jacks in the back of the units for mike/headphones/speakers however the operating systems do not recognise that there is one.
I am assuming that as the companies who were getting rid of these deleted their memories by reloading the OS and this somehow affected the sound?
One of the computers is a dell xp home edition 5.1 2600, the others are stone computers also with windows xp home edition.
I have no idea which driver I am supposed to try because the OS on all of them tells me there is no sound card and therefore I can't identify the card.
I appreciate that this is now an outdated OS and these computers may be seen as some not worth saving but if we can get the sound working these will be used by children who need to develope hand eye co-ordination, speech patterns, visual queues etc. the soft ware for these does not need powerful modern computers but to get the attention of the children they need to be rewarding through sound and visuals.
Can anyone give me the time to help me get them up and running but use basic computer speak for a non techie?