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Speakers Dont Work

Okay, one night my mom was deleting programs off the computer.
The next day there was no sound comin out of the speakers.
So i was wondering if there was a program that actually made you hear the sound.

But we hooked up some Bose speakers to see if it was the speakers that were bad.
But those didn't work either.

I've gone into the control panel to see if they speakers even resigstered.
And it says "No Sound Device".

Please Help.

Thanks, Matt

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Hi Matt, 
You might want to do these following steps.
1. Right click my computer and go to manage 2. Click on Device manager on the left side of the window 3. Look for Sound, Video and Game Controllers and you should be seeing at least a driver for your audio. It might be a SoundMax or Realtek depending on the type of system.  If it doesn't show, you may need to install them. What is the brand of your computer and its model?

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