My HP desktop doesn't have any sound during windows shutdown or startup. Also there is no sound while playing a video clip on the internet. I checked all the settings in the sound and audio device (control panel setup) and all looks fine. Tried updating drivers and it did not help. CD can play OK. Speaker test is OK - no problems. My HP is running XP operating system and my sound device is Realtek AC'97. Another detail: I cannot change the volume setting from my keyboard. Please help me with this issue.
Try going into the control panel - Sounds. Find the different items that can have sounds. There you can select a sound and play it. Do you hear it? If so, it's not the computer or card setup. If you don't hear any of the sounds there, it's probably the sound card (either hardware or drivers). The CD plays through the soundcard so it's not likely the hardware.
As to the keyboard control, that's likely HP specific drivers that are missing or wrong. If you reinstalled Windows on this machine - you may not have all the original drivers that came with the machine, especially if you downloaded them from HP support. Sometimes those "special" functions are hard to find.
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if even the Windows 7 driver for the sound card did not fix it, try to uninstall the audio driver, then let Windows try to detect and install a native driver if available. Then click START, type services.msc in the Search box, then click Services.msc from the results. From there, look for the Windows Audio service, double-click it and make sure the Startup Type is set to Automatic and click the Start button. Restart the computer, open the audio properties, make sure the correct Playback device is selected. If you are using internal speakers for a laptop or external speakers for desktops, select Speakers/Headphones, click Set Default. Then test the audio of your system. Hope this helps.
I have the exact same problem with my acer aspire one. Just recently is started distorting with a mechanical sound...skipping on the videos and making it impossible to actually listen to anything or watch any videos. I thought it might just be an isolated problem until i noticed it happening during startup, etc. I have not found a solution yet but am updating the audio driver. Let me know if you resolved this issue! Thanks!
Could be the monitor settings don't match the video output or the video card has failed. Try entering the BIOS setup screen at startup. Usually the 'DEL' key held down. If screen is displayed (It will be in default VGA mode at that point), then you know the video stream is OK. Continue booting, and press F8 to enter windows safe mode, and continue from there to get the display parameters corrected.
If you re-installed Windows XP and you had Windows XP you did not install an older version - you just need Windows updates and most likely the sound card driver. Windows Update may eventually provide a driver, but I'd check the HP Website (HP owns Compaq) for drivers.
Since your sound is obviously working, the problem is with your sound schemes in Windows. Click on Control Panel and go to Sounds and Audio Devices. Click on the "Sounds" tab and at the bottom, you can change the default sound(s) you want to play for each Windows function. Scroll down to "Windows Logon" and click "Browse" to choose the sound you want to play at startup.
heres a suggestion go back to xp service pack 2. service pack is very easy to use and more compatibility than sp3. right now my 10 pc's are all xp sp2 and they have no problems about the sound.hope that helps
Hello vatsala, Try downloading and installing the latest sound drive available for your motherboard. Here is the link. http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/D845GVSR/ If that doesn’t work, try using another set of speakers to make sure it’s not your speakers that are bad and if that doesn't work, you may have a bad sound card and will need to put in new sound card. Sincerely, Agent Xiong