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No sound. Have checked mute button, speaker connections on computer and control buttons on keyboard. Control panel indicates everything is working - still no sound

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Have you accidently installed another sound driver my friend had same problen i rolled back the driver and it worked fine

Posted on Oct 25, 2008

Check the BIOS Setting.. some mainboards have HD Audio set as default, but only have ac97 hardware.

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I can't hear any sound


There area number of different reasons why your computer may no longer give sound. Ifyou have this problem, read on to learn how to diagnose the problem and resolveyour PC's loss of sound.
Check the Speaker Connections and Volume Control Settings
  1. Verify that the lack of sound is not due to faulty speaker connections. A simple way to test it is to substitute the speaker connection with headphones and see if you get any sound
  2. Open the volume control window by clicking your "Start" button and then "All Programs." Click "Accessories," then "Entertainment," then "Volume Control." Alternatively, just click on the speaker icon that's in your System Tray.
  3. Check the volume and mute settings. If any of the mute check boxes have been checked, uncheck them. If this doesn't work, read on.
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Perform a System Restore If Necessary
  1. If the sound has been audible from your computer's speakers and is suddenly lost, you may need to perform a System Restore. Click on the " Start" button and then "All Programs."
  2. Click on "Accessories," then "System Tools," then "System Restore."
  3. Complete the System Restore Wizard. If this doesn't work, read on.
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Delete and Reinstall the Original Sound Drivers
  1. Deleting and reinstalling your sound driver may resolve the problem. Your sound driver may have been corrupted or may be missing. The result of this is that the restore utility menu won't be available. For Windows XP, follow these steps.
  2. Click on your "Start" button. Click on "Control Panel" and then "System." Next, click on "Hardware," then "Device Manager, then "Sound, Video and Game Controllers."
  3. Click on a sound device named in the Device Manager, and then press the Delete key on the keyboard. Click "OK" in the window that appears. Remove all the listed sound devices i this way EXCEPT Audio Codec and Legacy Audio Drivers.
  4. Restart your computer. Reinstall the deleted drivers using the Driver and Application Recovery CDs that came with your Windows XP system.
  5. Visit your computer manufacturer's official website. Check for any updated sound driver software for your sound card. If any, download them along with the installation instructions.
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Jun 30, 2011 | HP Compaq dc7600 Small Form Factor PC...

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Not sound pc dell dimension 8250


  • Verify that the lack of sound is not due to faulty speaker connections. A simple way to test it is to substitute the speaker connection with headphones and see if you get any sound.
  • Open the volume control window by clicking your "Start" button and then "All Programs." Click "Accessories," then "Entertainment," then "Volume Control." Alternatively, just click on the speaker icon that's in your System Tray.
  • Check the volume and mute settings. If any of the mute check boxes have been checked, uncheck them. If this doesn't work, read on.
  • Perform a System Restore If Necessar
  • If the sound has been audible from your computer's speakers and is suddenly lost, you may need to perform a System Restore. Click on the " Start" button and then "All Programs."
  • Click on "Accessories," then "System Tools," then "System Restore."
  • 3 Complete the System Restore Wizard. If this doesn't work, read on.
  • Delete and Reinstall the Original Sound Drivers
  • Deleting and reinstalling your sound driver may resolve the problem. Your sound driver may have been corrupted or may be missing. The result of this is that the restore utility menu won't be available. For Windows XP, follow these steps.
  • Click on your "Start" button. Click on "Control Panel" and then "System." Next, click on "Hardware," then "Device Manager, then "Sound, Video and Game Controllers."
  • Click on a sound device named in the Device Manager, and then press the Delete key on the keyboard. Click "OK" in the window that appears. Remove all the listed sound devices i this way EXCEPT Audio Codec and Legacy Audio Drivers.
  • Restart your computer. Reinstall the deleted drivers using the Driver and Application Recovery CDs that came with your Windows XP system.
  • Visit your computer manufacturer's official website. Check for any updated sound driver software for your sound card. If any, download them along with the installation instructions.
  • Nov 01, 2010 | Dell Dimension 8250 PC Desktop

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    No sound


    No-Sound Problem?

    Instructions!

    Things You'll Need:

    • Driver and Application Recovery Cd's
    • Updated sound driver software

    Check the Speaker Connections and Volume Control Settings

    Verify that the lack of sound is not due to faulty speaker connections. A simple way to test it is to substitute the speaker connection with headphones and see if you get any sound.

    Open the volume control window by clicking your "Start" button and then "All Programs." Click "Accessories," then "Entertainment," then "Volume Control." Alternatively, just click on the speaker icon that's in your System Tray.Check the volume and mute settings. If any of the mute check boxes have been checked, un-check them. If this doesn't work, read on.

    Perform a System Restore If Necessary

    If the sound has been audible from your computer's speakers and is suddenly lost, you may need to perform a System Restore. Click on the " Start" button and then "All Programs."

    Click on "Accessories," then "System Tools," then "System Restore."

    Complete the System Restore Wizard. If this doesn't work, read on.

    Delete and Reinstall the Original Sound Drivers

    Deleting and reinstalling your sound driver may resolve the problem. Your sound driver may have been corrupted or may be missing. The result of this is that the restore utility menu won't be available. For Windows XP, follow these steps.

    Click on your "Start" button. Click on "Control Panel" and then "System." Next, click on "Hardware," then "Device Manager, then "Sound, Video and Game Controllers."

    Click on a sound device named in the Device Manager, and then press the Delete key on the keyboard. Click "OK" in the window that appears. Remove all the listed sound devices i this way EXCEPT Audio Codec and Legacy Audio Drivers.

    Restart your computer. Reinstall the deleted drivers using the Driver and Application Recovery Cd's that came with your Windows XP system.

    Visit your computer manufacturer's official website. Check for any updated sound driver software for your sound card. If any, download them along with the installation instructions.




    Oct 17, 2010 | Systemax AOL Optimized PC (100607) PC...

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    No audio


    No info on model etc

    Oct 15, 2010 | PC Desktops

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    Have no sound and all speaker are on


    There are a number of different reasons why your computer may no longer give sound. If you have this problem, read on to learn how to diagnose the problem and resolve your PC's loss of sound


      Check the Speaker Connections and Volume Control Settings
    1. Step 1 Verify that the lack of sound is not due to faulty speaker connections. A simple way to test it is to substitute the speaker connection with headphones and see if you get any sound.
    2. Step 2 Open the volume control window by clicking your "Start" button and then "All Programs." Click "Accessories," then "Entertainment," then "Volume Control." Alternatively, just click on the speaker icon that's in your System Tray.
    3. Step 3 Check the volume and mute settings. If any of the mute check boxes have been checked, uncheck them. If this doesn't work, read on.
    4. Perform a System Restore If Necessary
    5. Step 1 If the sound has been audible from your computer's speakers and is suddenly lost, you may need to perform a System Restore. Click on the " Start" button and then "All Programs."
    6. Step 2 Click on "Accessories," then "System Tools," then "System Restore."
    7. Step 3 Complete the System Restore Wizard. If this doesn't work, read on.
    8. Delete and Reinstall the Original Sound Drivers
    9. Step 1 Deleting and reinstalling your sound driver may resolve the problem. Your sound driver may have been corrupted or may be missing. The result of this is that the restore utility menu won't be available. For Windows XPmag-glass_10x10.gif, follow these steps.
    10. Step 2 Click on your "Start" button. Click on "Control Panel" and then "System." Next, click on "Hardware," then "Device Manager, then "Sound, Video and Game Controllers."
    11. Step 3 Click on a sound device named in the Device Manager, and then press the Delete key on the keyboard. Click "OK" in the window that appears. Remove all the listed sound devices i this way EXCEPT Audio Codec and Legacy Audio Drivers.
    12. Step 4 Restart your computer. Reinstall the deleted drivers using the Driver and Application Recovery CDs that came with your Windows XP system.
    13. Step 5 Visit your computer manufacturer's official website. Check for any updated sound driver software for your sound card. If any, download them along with the installation instructions.

    May 18, 2010 | PC Desktops

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    Hi I have install new hardware for plugins and volume control but im still not getting any sound have checked my speakers etc everything is in good working order what could be wrong. I have an Acer AST180...


    Go to control panel > sounds and audio devices2_bing.gif properties, in there make sure its not muted, also check speaker volume and click the advanced button for the mixer.

    Nov 26, 2009 | PC Desktops

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    Sound does not work


    check the audio connector ( color green ) if it is connected properly to audio port ( color green : beside the pink port ) .

    Check if you have installed the drivers for the sound device.
    Also, if you have the speaker configuration in your system, you can check it if it has just been muted.

    make sure .
    1. You installed the right driver properly
    2. It is not muted .
    3. Try to use another speaker, so that you can test if your speaker device is working .

    if none of these works, then probably your audio device, doesnt work.

    :)

    Aug 09, 2009 | PC Desktops

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    Sound won't work without the earphones being plugged in


    Make sure the speaker volume is turned up and also go into Control Panel, Sounds and make sure nothing is muted and all volumes are turned up. Also make sure the speakers are plugged into the sound jack in the back of the pc. The speakers also need power but since the light is on, it sounds like they are plugged in.

    Apr 14, 2009 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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    Speakers are plugged in correctly, lights on but still no sound


    Check your output jack again and make sure its on the green jack
    and also check your speaker wires, if okay then check this;

    For Windows XP;
    1. Go to Control Panel
    2. Sounds and Audio Devices
    3. On the Volume tab under "Device volume" check that sound is NOT muted
    4. Adjust volume control
    5. Check "Speaker Setup" under "Speaker settings" under the "Advanced" button
    For Vista:
    1. Control Panel
    2. Sounds
    3. Select Speakers then properties
    4. Make sure device is enabled
    5. Test sound
    6. Adjust volume controls
    Under Device Manager make sure that under your sound card that you dont have a yellow exclamation. Yellow exclamation indicates you need to install the correct driver.


    Jan 18, 2009 | E-Machines T6420 PC Desktop

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