My sound was working perfectly one moment then completely shut off the next. Not any sound at all anymore! When I go to check under maintenence it tells me that my sound is working...whats going on? and how can I fix it?
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Hello, I've a Compaq NC6000 laptop, and that doesn't show a soundcard either, aswell as the Audio Codecs and Legacy Audio Drivers, it shows a 'SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio'. There's an audio mute switch on the front panel, next to the vol up/down switches on mine. Have you taken a look at the hp support pages for your laptop? If not, try
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Has it ever worked? If you've recently reinstalled the OS maybe you need to install the chipset drivers, etc....they're also available to download from the support website.
Open the Device Manager. The easiest way to do this is to click the "Start" button in Windows and select "Run"; then type "devmgmt.msc" and enter.
Find the entry titled "Sound, video and game controllers" and expand it by clicking the small plus sign next to it.
Right-click on each Legacy audio driver on the list and select "Uninstall" from the available options in the pop-up menu. If "Uninstall" is not a viable option, it means that the new sound card or its drivers are not properly configured. You should try rebooting your computer once to fix this, but if you still cannot uninstall the Legacy drivers, you should consult the support resources for the specific sound card you've purchased.
Can you play audio files even if there's no sound with the Windows Media Player? if so some files of the sound driver is missing, you need to update the sound driver. Or if you can't play, then there's no sound driver only the codec is present without the device driver, the process is more or less the same..but before you follow these steps, put the Motherboard Driver CD on the CD Rom: Right Click on My Computer - Manage - Device Manager - Right click on the Yellow icon - Update Driver - No, Not this time - Next - Install from a list or Specific location - Next - Tick the "Include this Location in the Search - Browse - Go to the CD Rom Directory and search the Driver/Audio folder - and Select the Audio Driver folder - click OK- Next - Finish.. done..... Good luck.. Do let me know if this doesn't solve your problem, i am ready to help you..
Install the audio drivers from Mother Board CD. Restart laptop and check.
Installation steps: (Type:1) Insert the
motherboad CD, Select CD drive(ex: CD-Rom Drive(D:))> Right click>browse>select audio driver>install. After
completion, restart computer and check.
(Type:2) (if you don't the audio driver, follow the below steps)
• Go to Start> • Control panel> • Double click on "System" Icon> (it shows the System Properties Window) • Select “Hardware” Tab> • Select “Device Manager” Tab> (it shows the Device Manager Window) • Select “Sound, video and game controllers”> •
Expand “+” symbol> (check the audio Codecs, Legacy Audio Drivers and
others are not in Questioned Mark (?) symbol with yellow color. If
there need to install the drivers ). Right click (questioned mark)> Update drivers>In browse select Mother board CD> select automatic search drivers and install..
It search the drivers and install it. once complete reboot laptop and check.
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The problem can be solved in the following ways for Windows users:
1.i.We need to click on Start Button.
ii.Next we need to click on Control Panel from the start menu.
iii.From the control panel window we need to click on "Sound & Audio devices" icon.
iv.From the Sound & Audio devices properties window we need to uncheck the Mute checkbox.
I hope this will solve the problem.
If it doesn't try this:
2.i.We need to right click on My computer Icon from the start menu.
ii.From the menu we need to click on properties.From the system properties window we need to click on Hardware Tab.
iii.Next we need to click on Device Manager button.
iv.From the device manager window select "sound,video & game controllers".
v.Right click on it and from the new menu click "scan for hardware changes".
Now proceed to play any audio file.If you get an audio output then the problem is solved.
In case you don't get an audio output click on the + sign next to "sound,video & game controllers" select "legacy audio drivers" and from the Action menu in Device Manager window click on "update driver"
Follow the steps as mentioned in the update driver wizard,by downloading the driver from the internet.Click on Next.
After completing the driver installation.
check with the audio output.
If this solves the problem then you are done.
If this doesn't try installing the Audio driver from the Driver CD that you had received when you purchased your notebook.
Hope this has helped to solve your problem.
You Have Mother Board Drivers cd. Plz insert IN cd rom Drive your MBD cd go to Audio Driver's select Windows XP folder Next go to Setup.exe click Dubul from setup complete Install That Drivers reboot your system after that sound as com in your sys
ok if any probalm see www.soundrivers.com ok by
I'm not sure whether this is the exact same problem, as I was having, but mine just randomly quit while I was listening to music this morning. I got messages saying "No audio device installed", but when I went to device manager, all my audio devices said they were working properly. If this is the case with you, simply restart your computer. It may take a couple restarts, but this should work. My sound was back even before it finished shutting down.
If it helps anyone trying to get to the root of this problem, I am running XP on a Dell B130 laptop, with the following devices listed in Device Manager: Audio Codecs Legacy Audio Drivers Legacy Video Capture Devices Media Control Devices SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC Video Codecs Hope this helps!