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It could mean your sound device has not been detected by windows or you have a driver problem / or sound driver is missing, making your sound card not operational.

check in device manager (start>run> type: devmgmt.msc then press enter)
a. do you see a device with a ? (that's probably your sound card with no drivers) or
b. do you see your sound device with a ! (that's probably a problem with the driver used.

look for a new/updated driver for your sound card or see if windows update can detect one for you:
sources:
1.your sound card manufacturer
2. windows update: (start>all programs>windows update>manual updates>look into the hardware area.

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Double-click the speaker icon and a window shows up titled "Master Volume" Make sure that none of the mute check boxes are checked.

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HI

When you point your mouse cursor on it, does it say MUTED? try to right click on it then go to properties or open volume control, uncheck the x or check mark on the box.

Hope this helps

Posted on Sep 28, 2008

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Good thing that a sound came out of your speakers!
Are you saying you tested the sound with music, ect?
If you did but just that sound came, then you now need to search for some volume control.
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