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Sound disappeared for no obvious reason. In Sounds under Control Panal, says no device.

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Have you tried reinstalling the drivers

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  • Teresa Clark Jan 02, 2013

    Yup. I've even deleted all of the drivers, any other hardware connected with sound and reinstalled, and reinstalled new drivers from Realtek. No luck. :(

  • Teresa Clark Jan 02, 2013

    Alright...I deleted everything once AGAIN and reinstalled RealTek from the RealTek web site directly. Now, in Control Panel, there is a selection for RealTek and it tests your speakers from left to right and vice versa. THAT now works!! But, get this....when I go into sounds? It STILL says no device and I can't get any system sounds to play. arrrrrghhh.

  • Teresa Clark Jan 09, 2013

    I have cleared all services from starting up when starting the computer and am enabling them one at a time and rebooting after enabling each one. I've finally gotten sound back but the initial startup Windows jingle is scratchy, drawn out, and sounds awful. The exit jingle and all other sounds (even a music CD) sound fine. What do I do about the startup jingle? Thanks.



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Start with the obvious first, Control Panel, Sounds and audio devices, and check that the volume is up, for all items, and none have the "mute" box checked.

Next, go to the "sounds" tab, and where the various sounds are listed, highlight the first word, "asterisk" and click the triangle to the immediate right, it should play that sound annoyingly loud.

If not, and the "play" button does not release, thhen we may have a more serious problem.

Next, check the speakers are on, and plugged into the correct output (for powered speakers, the "line out" jack, for passive, the "headphones" jack.)

If your speakers are working, (this can be checked from the headphone jack of a CD, or mp3 player, for example), then the problem is the sound circuit.

Go to Control Panel, System, device manager, check "sounds and video controllers" make sure there is no yellow box with an exclamation mark next to "audio device." If there is one, then the drivers are not properly installed, or have become corrupted, go online and update to the latest drivers anyway.

If that yellow mark won't go away, or install fails for any reason, then the sound chip itself has died, or is sharing a resource with another device that doesn't like to be shared..

Also sometimes there is a headphone jack in the front of the PC, for easy access. If you plugged in a set, most often the rear jacks are disabled automatically. If the switch doesn't release when you unplug, the back speaker jacks will remain disabled.

If still under warranty, take it in to have the mainboard replaced, as the sound board is built in.

If not, then you can buy a USB sound device dongle, plug it into a USB slot, Plug your speakers into that, and you are good to go.

If you do pro audio, you shouldn't be using the onboard sound anyway, you can spend under a grand for a firewire interface that rivals any professional recording studio.

A word of caution, if the sound chip died, something must have killed it, like a spike or such. Other parts of the mainboard may not be far behind.

Think about replacing the mainboard, and use the opportunity to upgrade the machine.

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You can try shutting off Audio Hardware Acceleration.

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in that same section is called programs you can go threw the list and high light where you having the problem and double click on that file to see if any error are there.

last you check other file networking and sharing of information and computer interfacing to software

last check device manager in the control panal you are looking for any marks other than a green check mark or say every thing is working properly


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Start>Control Panel>(Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices>)Sounds and Multimedia (or Audio Devices)

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If for some reason there are no audio devices listed in the Sound control panel (unlikely), there is a possibility that your audio ports have been disabled (again, unlikely).

Go to your device manager by right-click My Computer (Either located in your start menu or on your desktop) and go to Properties. Now select, "Hardware." In here click the button, "Device Manager."

The device manager should appear. Look at, "Sound, video, and game controllers." If anything in this category is listed as disabled try enabling it, then exit the device manager.

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