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I click on my volume control button to get some sound and it tells me that i have not got it no more so therefore i cant get sound

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It could be 3 problems

check whether the audio speakers are properly connected to the pc

scan the whole computer for any viruses

try reinstalling audio drivers for the system

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Sound card broke


Check hardware Many sound problems are caused by hardware that isn't set up properly. This step covers checking your sound card, plugging cables into the correct locations, making sure the hardware has power, and checking the volume.
1. Check your sound card Check to make sure your computer has a sound card, or sound processor, and it's working properly.
  1. Open Device Manager by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33_71.jpg , clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Security, and then, under System, clicking Device Manager. 1f9463c2-c968-47bf-9b4d-939c5d1af477_9.jpg If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  2. Double-click Sound, video and game controllers to expand that category. If a sound card is listed, you have one installed. If no sound card is listed, check the information that came with your computer to see if there's supposed to be a sound card installed. If there should be a sound card installed, you'll need to install one according to the manufacturer's instructions.

    Notes

    • If you think you have a sound card installed but you don't see it under the Sound, video and game controllerscategory, expand the Other devices category and check the devices listed there.
    • Laptops don't usually have sound cards. Instead, they have integrated sound processors, which appear in the same category in Device Manager.
If there's a yellow question mark next to the name of the sound card in Device Manager, there might be a problem.
  1. Right-click the name of the sound card, and then click Properties.
  2. Click the General tab, and then look in the Device status box to identify problems with the sound card.
    If there's a problem, you might need a new driver for your sound card. For more information, see Step 3: Update drivers.
2. Check if the cables are connected properly 3. Check power and volume If you have speakers, make sure they're plugged into a working power source and turned on.
Make sure that your speaker volume or headphone volume isn't muted or turned down too low. This is particularly important for laptops, which often have small speakers that can be hard to hear.
  1. Open Volume Mixer by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33_71.jpg, clicking Control Panel, clicking Hardware and Sound, and then, under Sound, clicking Adjust system volume.
  2. Move the slider up to increase the volume.Make sure the Mute button isn't turned on. If the button looks like this: bc956393-768b-49ea-96c0-59e0e9100880_9.jpg, muting is turned off. If the button looks like this: d186b500-30b7-4799-a2e0-ebb43f9d2bd1_23.jpg , click it to turn off muting.

Note

  • Some laptops have an external volume control on the outside of the case. If you're using a laptop, check the external volume control to make sure it's not turned all the way down.
In some cases you might have several volume controls to check. For example, if you're using Windows Media Player it has its own volume control, Windows has a volume control, and your external speakers have their own volume control. If any of these volume controls are set to their lowest setting, you won't hear any sound.
Update drivers For Windows to recognize your sound card or sound processor, it needs a compatible and properly working driver. An outdated, incompatible, or damaged driver can disrupt communication between the PC and the sound card.
If you recently upgraded from one version of Windows to another, it's possible that the current sound card driver was designed for the previous version of Windows. If you've had recent power outages, viruses, or other computer problems, it's possible that the drivers have become damaged. Downloading and installing the latest sound card driver for your sound card can help resolve these types of problems.
Here are three ways to install a driver:
  • Use Windows Update. You might need to set Windows Update to automatically download and install recommended updates. Installing any important, recommended, and optional updates can update system features and other software that might help fix your sound problems.
  • Install software from the device manufacturer. If your device came with a disc, that disc might contain software that installs a driver for the device.
  • Download and install the driver yourself. You can search for a driver on the manufacturer's website. Try this if Windows Update can't find a driver for your device and the device didn't come with software that installs a driver.
For more information about updating your sound card driver, follow these steps. For information about devices that are compatible with Windows, go to the Windows Compatibility Center.

To update the driver using Windows Update

  1. Open Windows Update by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33_71.jpg. In the search box, type Update, and then, in the list of results, click Windows Update.
  2. Click Check for updates.
    If there are any available updates, click the links to see more information about each update. Windows Update tells you if an update is important, recommended, or optional. Each type of update might include drivers.
  3. On the Select the updates you want to install page, look for updates for your sound card, select the check box for the driver that you want to install, and then click OK.
    There might not be any available driver updates.
  4. On the Windows Update page, click Install updates. 1f9463c2-c968-47bf-9b4d-939c5d1af477_9.jpg. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
    Windows Update will tell you if the updates were successfully installed.

    Note

    • Some updates require you to restart your computer.

To download and install a driver yourself

If Windows can't find a driver for your sound card or sound processor, and the device didn't come with driver software, you can look for a driver on the manufacturer's website. Driver updates are often available in the support section of such websites.
To locate the driver, find the manufacturer and model name or number of your sound card, and then visit the Hardware and software vendor contact information website. Once you find your manufacturer, go to its website and locate and download the latest driver for your sound card.
If there's an updated driver, follow the installation instructions on the website. Most drivers are self-installing-after you download them, you usually double-click the file to begin the installation, and then the driver installs itself on your computer.
Some devices have drivers that aren't self-installing. If you download a driver that isn't self-installing, follow these steps.
You must be logged on as an administrator to perform these steps.
  1. Open Windows Update by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33_71.jpg, clicking All Programs, and then clicking Windows Update. 1f9463c2-c968-47bf-9b4d-939c5d1af477_9.jpg If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  2. In the list of hardware categories, find the device that you want to update, and then double-click the device name.
  3. Click the Driver tab, click Update Driver, and then follow the instructions. 1f9463c2-c968-47bf-9b4d-939c5d1af477_9.jpg If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

Dec 24, 2013 | Gateway 5310 (1008368) PC Desktop

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Hi, I had to reformat my hard drive and installed windows XP again. everything is ok but it says I have no sound device. I went to the Dell site and downloaded the drive they said I needed. I still have no...


Hello im65, You have to "Update the Drivers"

"All these instructions are 'ways' of diong so!"

Part 1
Do a [Microsoft Update] from the "Start Menu," paul7of9_153.jpg scroll in the "All Programs."
Do a "Windows Update" Type: windows update, in the Start Search {box}.
Go to the "Control Panel" from the Start Menu," open the Control Panel,
scroll to find "Hardware and Sound," and click on the "Sound" applet.
Open the Speakers Properties, click on the [Driver Button] and "Update Drivers for the Speakers"

Part 2

From the "Desktop Screen," paul7of9_154.jpg

[Right] click on the Volume Icon. paul7of9_155.jpg

Once the 'window' open!

Select the "Playback Device" shortcut.

Next, {2x click} to open the [Speaker Properties] 'window.'

Now, check the (Device Usage) to make sure that it is [Enable].

Next, check the "Levels / Enhancements" by clicking on the buttons...
Make sure "that all the levels on the 'Sound are up!
Next, go to the "Drivers" by clicking on the "Properties" button.

Select the [Driver] button, and "Update the Drivers.
"If any of the Driver: "Rollback Drivers {Area} is'nt "Grayed-Out?"

"Rollback the Drivers."

Click on the "OK" button when finished!
Next, "Restart the Computer.


"Update the Driver / Software!"

"Go to this "Website!"
Fill-in necessary information.
ie: Model #, Brand, and or Operating System...

Click here: http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/index.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen

"Please let me know if you 'need' further assistance; by posting a "Comment 'or' Rating the Solution." Thanks, your 'response' is important!"

paul7of9

Mar 08, 2011 | Dell Dimension 4700 PC Desktop

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My Cousin Put The Volume On Mute And And Now We Cant Turn It Back Up.


Bring your mouse cursor down to the bottom right of the monitor screen. Click on the blue circle with the white arrow in it to reveal your system tray icons. Right-click on the Volume icon. Looks like a speaker. Click on Adjust Volume Properties.

Dec 05, 2010 | PC Desktops

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The sound on my computer is not working. It is not muted. Can you help?


I can't hear sound from my computer.

There are a few simple things to check first:


Make sure your computer has a sound card.

You must be logged on as an administrator to perform these steps.

1. Open Device Manager by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking Device Manager.? Administrator permission required If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.


2. Expand the Sound, video and game controllers category. If a sound card is listed, you have one installed. If no sound card is listed, You will need to install one. See Install or remove a sound card.

Note

If you think you have a sound card installed but you don't see it under the Sound, video and game controllers category, expand the Other devices category and check any devices listed there.

3. If there is a yellow question mark next to the name of the sound card, there might be a problem. Right-click the name of the sound card, and then click Properties.

4. Click the General tab, and then look in the Device status box to identify problems with the sound card.


Make sure your speakers are plugged into a working power source and turned on.

Make sure your speakers are correctly connected to the computer.

On your speakers, find the cable that plugs into your computer. Make sure that the speaker cable is plugged into the speakers and the correct jack on the computer. For example, if the cable is a 1/8 inch cable, there should be a round jack for it on the back of the computer. If it is a universal serial bus (USB) cable, it will plug into any USB port on your computer.

Make sure that the speaker volume is not muted or turned down too low.


1. Open Volume Control by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Hardware and Sound, and then, under Audio Devices and Sound, clicking Adjust system volume.


2. Under Main Volume, move the slider up or down to raise or lower the volume.

Nov 17, 2010 | PC Desktops

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2 questions 1 i got a old computer and i have a problem getting on different sites now they tell me to upgrade to browser IE8 AND I'VE TRIED I'M NEW SO I CANT FIGURE IT OUT -QUESTION 2 HOW DO I TURN MY...


Download Mozilla Firefox instead of IE8
Sound
1. Check volume control on speaker
2. Right click on volume icon at bottom right of screen. Use slider to increase volume
3. Check that speaker connection is in the correct port (usually green in color)

Oct 15, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I cant get any sound on my computer. it is telling meno audio output device installed. and is pluged in


Please just follow the steps to fix the problem
  1. Step 1 From the Task bar located at the bottom of your computer click once on the "Volume" icon.
  2. Step 2 Uncheck the "Mute" box. If this does not resolve the issue, proceed to step 3.
  3. Step 3 Right click on the "Volume" icon.
  4. Step 4 Select "Open Volume Control."
  5. Step 5 Uncheck all of the boxes next to "Mute" in the Master Volume, Wave, SW synthesizer, CD Volume, Mic Volume, Line Volume and PC Beep selections. If this does not resolve your sound issue, proceed to step 6.
  6. Step 6 Right click on the "Volume Control" icon.
  7. Step 7 Select "Sounds and Audio Devices Properties."
  8. Step 8 Under the "Volume" tab, slide the "Device Volume" indicator to High.
  9. Step 9 Under the "Speaker Settings," click on "Speaker Volume."
  10. Step 10 Slide the "Left" and "Right" volume indicators to "High."
  11. Step 11 Click "OK." If this does not fix your sound issue, proceed to step 12.
  12. Step 12 Right click on the "Volume Control" icon.
  13. Step 13 Select "Sounds and Audio Devices Properties."
  14. Step 14 Go to the "Hardware" tab and select the "Driver" tab.
  15. Step 15 Make sure you are connected to the Internet and then, Click on "Update Driver."
  16. Step 16 After the driver has been updated, Click "OK."
  17. Step 17 Exit.
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Jul 31, 2010 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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My slider volumn control was deleted. How do I


Go to start button, control panel, sound, when you open sound, you can configure it.

You did not post which windows you have.

You can right click on the bottom taskbar, a little window will open,
click on properties, under the taskbar tab, click custom, and you should see Volume, tell it to place it on the taskbar.

Feb 07, 2010 | HP PC Desktops

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No sounds,no active mixer devices,no audio devices,cant use volume control


uninstall the sound driver in the device manager and download the latest audio driver from the support site and install it.

Apr 25, 2009 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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Cant control my bass


If you go to the control panel and click on sounds. Then click on the advanced button which should bring up your volume control. then click advanced again and you should see a bass controll there.

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There is no sound on my computer


1. Open Device Manager by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking Device Manager.‌ If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
2. Expand the Sound, video and game controllers category. If a sound card is listed, you have one installed. If no sound card is listed, You will need to install one.

3. Right-click the name of the sound card, and then click Properties.
4. Click the General tab, and then look in the Device status box to identify problems with the sound card.
• Make sure your speakers are plugged into a working power source and turned on.
• Make sure your speakers are correctly connected to the computer.
On your speakers, find the cable that plugs into your computer. Make sure that the speaker cable is plugged into the speakers and the correct jack on the computer.
• Make sure that the speaker volume is not muted or turned down too low.



1. Open Volume Control by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Hardware and Sound, and then, under Audio Devices and Sound, clicking Adjust system volume.
2. Under Main Volume, move the slider up or down to raise or lower the volume.
NoteSome mobile PCs have an external volume control on the outside of the case. If you're using a mobile PC, check the external volume control. • Make sure your headphones are not plugged into the line out (headphone) jack of your sound card or computer (unless you want to be listening with headphones rather than speakers). When you plug in headphones, most computers automatically cut the sound to the speakers.

thank you

Dec 23, 2008 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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