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No sound i try to play sound and sound device in control panel is all greyed out and it says windows cannot play sound %system root%\media\windows xp error.wav.your sound card maybe in use. i have the same problem

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Then go to control panel,system ,hardware ,device manager option
There if u find any question mark or exclamation mark in yellow Color that means sound drivers are not installed properly
please reinstall sound drivers properly

or else

If no question mark or exclamation mark then check the cable connections of the speaker to the machine

or else

In control panel , select sound audio devices open it there u have
volume,sounds,audio,voice,hardware options

1)See whether it is mute
2)In audio option select default audio device and recording device
should be same

this should solve u r problem .if it is not solved please let me know u r problem briefly

or else put the model number and brand name followed by drivers search in ww.google.com

Posted on Sep 12, 2008

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Do not apear the speakers icon


jmcabcd,

To Display The Volume IconBy default, the Volume icon is not displayed when you initially install Windows XP on your system.

To enable the display of the Volume icon, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Sounds and Audio Devices.
  3. Click Show volume control on the taskbar.
  4. Click OK.
When you have the new desktop features of Windows XP enabled, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Click Sounds, click Speech, and then click Audio Devices.
  3. Click Sounds, and then click Audio Devices.
  4. Click Show volume control on the taskbar.
  5. Click OK.
If needed you may need to reinstall the sound drivers back into the system.You can download the drivers for your system by clicking the link below.


Latitude D400 Sound Drivers
http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/Product/latitude-d400

Thank You,
Dell-Jesse L
Dell Social Media and Communities

Feb 12, 2013 | Dell Latitude D400 Notebook

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I have this message apprear on my laptop when i try and play sound "Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a problem with your sound device. There might not be a sound device...


try playing the sound file with other media players, if still not playing reinstall ur audio driver either by dowloading the driver from internet or by installing it from ur driver cd.
if ur audio device driver is integrated or plug n play device then,
step 1:open control panel
step 2:open 'sound speech and audio devices'
step 3: in the property menu of audio devices select drivers from the tab
step 4:select uninstall driver.
step 5: restart ur computer and the audio device will be reinstalled.
if it is the problem with ur windows media player, then step 1:select option/preferences from the menu.
step 2:select devices from the tab.
step 3:test all the devices by selecting each one at a time to play ur sound file.

Jun 19, 2011 | Acer PC Laptops

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No sound


The sound was not coming because the Audio driver was not available.

Here is the download link for your Audio driver from Dell support site.

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?os=WLH&catid=3&dateid=-1&impid=-1&osl=EN&typeid=-1&formatid=-1&servicetag=&SystemID=INSPIRONI6400%2FE1505&hidos=WLH&hidlang=en&TabIndex=

the above link is for Windows Vista, but if you are using windows XP, you can change the operating system name to Windows Xp and download the driver.

Note : Your Notebook comes in two flavor in sound card (Sound blaster from Creative labs and Sigmatel drivers)

Download the driver according to your chipset, but if you are not sure download both, one will work fine.

Jan 20, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

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Sound is muted


Could you please check the following for me.
1) Open windows media player and attempt to play a song, does windows media player bring up an error message or does it just play without sound?
2) Go to your control panel and click on sound, make sure nothing is muted.
3) In sounds again, look for a list of usable devices, if there is more than one, try each and until you get some kind of sound.

If Windows media player gave you an error message try updating your drivers with the links provided.

Windows Vista
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-50979-1&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=3224052&os=2093&lang=en

Windows XP
For XP you may need to download two things, the drivers on this page and Microsoft Universal Audio Architecture.
Drivers
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-45570-1&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&os=228&product=3224052
Architecture
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-47284-1&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&os=228&product=3224052

Jun 22, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

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No sound or voice from the pc?


Have you installed the audio driver? If you have installed an audio driver, it most likely an incorrect one. To check if you have installed a correct audio driver. Go to the Control Panel - click on Sounds and Audio Devices - click on the Sounds tab - click on any of the Program events and click the play button. If you hear a sound from the speakers the audio driver is correctly installed. Also connect a headphone to the laptop and repeat this test.
If you don't hear any sounds and the play button is greyed out, it means the correct version of the audio driver wasn't installed.
You can check if this is true - go to Control Panel - System - Hardware tab - Device Manager and look for any devices that have a yellow ? against the device. This indicates a device driver is required to make this device work.
You need to download the correct device driver for your model laptop, and it must be a XP or Vista version that matches the Windows version that is installed on your laptop.

Jun 03, 2009 | Compaq Presario Notebook

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My laptop brings out no sound


Go to the Control Panel - click on Sounds and Audio Devices - click on the Sounds tab - click on any of the Program events and click the play button. If you hear a sound from the speakers the audio driver is correctly installed. Also connect a headphone to the laptop and repeat this test.
If you don't hear any sounds and the play button is greyed out, it means the correct version of the audio driver wasn't installed.
You can check if this is true - go to Control Panel - System - Hardware tab - Device Manager and look for any devices that have a yellow ? against the device. This indicates a device driver is required to make this device work.
You need to download the correct device driver for your model laptop, and it must be a XP or Vista version that matches the Windows version that is installed on your laptop.

Jun 03, 2009 | Acer Aspire 1642ZWLMi Notebook

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Packard bell easynote M5255 will not play sound


you can try and uninstall the sound driver then restart the computer windows should detect it and reinstall the driver(you might want to download the driver and save it just in case windows can't find the driver).

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nese sito los drive del sonido y me da este erro por que no tengo los draiver que puedo aser

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No sound


Sounds like you need to download he drivers. try this link. You will first have to click the operating system you have then Driver-Audio.

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=395656&prodTypeId=321957&prodSeriesId=395654&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=1093

This is the driver I installed on my 5000

ADI Soundmax Audio Driver for Windows 2000/XP

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