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No sound on my laptop?

The other day I opened Windows XP Home and no sound? Can't get it to turn on and the icon on the bottom right is gone too?

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Re: No sound on my laptop?

Start --> Control Panel --> Sounds and Audio Devices.
Make sure it is picking up the sound card and tick the box to show the icon in the task bar.
Click apply then open the sound control from the task bar and make sure nothing is muted.

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I am using Windows XP and I seem to have accidentally deleted my speakers. Previously, I had my internal speakers working, but while checking out options I accidentaly unenabled my internal speakers and...

Go to the computer manufacturer's support website, and find the main page for your computer.
Click on the Drivers download tab.

Download, and Save, the Audio driver file.
Close all windows, go back to your desktop screen.

Go to the folder the audio driver was saved to, and Double-click on the audio file name.
(Opens file)

The Installation Wizard will come up.
Follow the easy instructions. (Essentially just click on Next, Next, and Finish at the bottom.
Windows knows the correct place to put the audio driver file. No need to change anything)

If you state the computer manufacturer's name, and it's Model Number, I can give you more exacting information.

[ On the back of the tower next to the Windows product key, or up on the side of the tower.
On the bottom of a laptop usually in a white Service Tag ]

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Sep 24, 2011 | Audio Cards

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Absolutely no sound from the computer at all and yet the sound test says everything is working properely... have gone on the net to try to fix with no luck

did you check to see if the speakers are muted, Go to the little speaker icon in the tray (toward the right), left click on it and open the "mixer", you should be able to see if the sound is muted there. If it isn't muted, try plugging in some earphone and play some music or something you know works on your computer. If you hear sound from the earphones, then you know your sound fuction is ok and that the problem may be the spearkers ( if this is a laptop, you could still have a spearer problem, but more difficult to fix) hope this helps.

Mar 14, 2011 | Dell Audio Cards

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Sound output is low nowadays even at full volume whereas before it was ok. I didn't change anything with my computer nor did I change my speakers.

Two possible causes.1) Vol Settings changed in windows2) Bad hardware
1) Check your system's sound settings:

For Xp
  • Goto Control Panel
  • Double Click Sound and Audio devices / Sound, Speech, and Audio Devices
  • In device Volume Click Advance
  • Master Volume Control Window will open
  • Increase all the volumes to max, also make sure that Mute us UNCHECKED.

  • From the bottom right corner of your screen in system tray, double click a small speaker icon and open Master Volume Control.

For Vista and Windows 7
  • From system tray (its at bottom right corner of your screen) double click on small speaker icon, it will open Volume mixer
  • Increase the volume to max.

2) If this does not work, then test your speakers by connecting it to some other system and vice versa.
If you get desired sound volume when you connect some other speakers to your system, then you have to change your speakers. And if your speakers are working fine on other system then you may have to purchase a new sound card.

May 17, 2010 | Audio Cards

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My Gateway Sound Blaster CT4870 Sound Card seems to be installed and working properly according to device manager in windows but I don't get any sound. where do I find a driver for this sound card that...

Firstly check the volume is not low or muted on both windows and the speakers. In windows click the speaker icon in the bottom right of your screen, check the volume is turned up. Then click mixer or advanced and check that all volumes are turned up.
If using a laptop, check that the hotkey control for volume is on. You will see an audio icon on one of your ‘F’ keys, hold the Fn button located near the ctrl and press the volume function key.

You can goto the manufacturers website, find their support section and there should be a list of drivers for your specific machine. Installing these should resolve your problem.
Hope this helps,

Apr 12, 2010 | Gateway Sound Blaster CT4870 Sound Card

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I have lost sound on my pc I dowdloaded driver updater and it seems to have happened when i updated drivers please advise iI have a Dell pc 5150 pc pentium 4 XP

Hi hmacleod57,

What I would do is to open your control panel, and look for System icon. Click on that Icon and when it comes up click on the hardware tab, then click on device manager. This will bring up a new window. What you want to do here is go down to sound, video and game controller and click on the + . This opens up the devices and drivers that are installed on your computer. Usually the first one is your sound controller, Right click on that line and choose properties. This opens a new window that will explain to you all the computer knows about the device.
Now, you will click on the driver tab, and look at the name of the driver. If this is not what you want, you can click on the roll back driver button, and if it's still on the computer it will reinstall the original driver.

Then go to Dell and put in your computer information and they will advise you of what your driver should be. Stay away from those update driver programs, they're more trouble than their worth. Even if you got it free.

Good Luck,


Oct 10, 2009 | Dell Audio Cards

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No sound

Click on volume control icon in the taskbar and turn the volume at 100%.

Sep 07, 2009 | Compaq Audio card Sound Card

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Laptop volume

please give more details on laptop and win verson u are using.
if it is xp-home. there are known soundcard issues with the earlier service packs, try to get at least sp3 + fixes via windows update, reinstall drivers,
this could do the trick...

Aug 04, 2009 | Audio Cards

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The speaker icon is gone from the lower right icon list. There is no sound coming from the speakers and going to control panel and then audio devices it shows that there is "no audio device" ???Windows...

well buddy u need to reinstall ur sound drivers as it has got Courrpted.provide us with the make or the model of the mobo to give u proper drivers.

Jul 05, 2009 | Acer Audio Cards

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Sound card problerm

Here's your GEEK-steer, from GEEKinator, the GEEKster ...

I'm presuming that the sound is actually working, and the missing icon is your only problem. If so, then there's no problem with your sound card.

I also presume you mean it's missing from your system "Notification Area" (aka "system tray"/"systray" located on the bottom right next to the clock on your "Taskbar").

If you're refering to your actual sound card GUI's (graphical user interface) icon:
  1. Open its program (should be somewhere in your list of program shortcuts within your Start button menu.
  2. Find the configuration area within that program that toggles on/off the icon you're missing, and viola!
If you're referring to the Windows "Volume" icon:
  1. Open "Sounds and Audio devices" in your list of "Control Panel" items.
  2. Check mark "Place volume icon in the taskbar" found on the "Volume" tab, and viola!
NOTE: You may need to restart (reboot) for the change to take effect.

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Dec 14, 2008 | Toshiba (4CH-VOUT) Sound Card

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My compaq presario c700 sound is vry low frm internal hardware

On the task bar (bottom right near the clock) find the volume icon and right click.

click open volume control and check all the sliders to make sure that they are not set low, the sound should now be higher if you have adjusted them.

also you can right click and go to adjust audio properties and click on the speaker volume menu, just make sure that the volumes are not set low

Dec 10, 2008 | Audio Cards

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