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I cant get a sound out from my speaker. though windows media player is working . It is always telling me that no active mixer is installed, please install mixer device. And in the sound evrything is greyed out

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    A Womans Computer Man May 11, 2010

    sounds like the audio configuration is not tuned that up through control panel, system, device manager, and see what the audio config shows..



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You need to re-install your sound drivers. if problem presist, it might need to replace sound card, if sound card is built on motherboard, you may need to purchase a new PCI sound card from market.

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