Question about Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1: Windows
Anytime a peripheral (speakers) doesn't work, start by unplugging it. Turn the computer on with it unplugged. Shut the computer down again. Plug in the speaker(s). Turn the computer back on. If MS "finds new hardware," follow the prompts to reinstall. If nothing happens, update your drivers on Microsoft's update site. If that doesn't work:
Go to start, then Control panel, and then click on sounds and devices. If your screen looks different than the pic below, go to left of your screen and click on classic view. Double click on Sounds Icon. Click the hardware tab. Highlight each device and click properties. It will say if the device is working properly.
Go down the list of devices. If you find one that shows a problem, Check the driver. If it was newly installed, roll back the driver. You can also look for a new one online. If that doesn't show anything, go to system in the (control panel too). Click on device manager, then the + next to Sound/video Controllers. Look for a red x, indicating malfunction. Double click on anything with a red X and check the drivers, especially recently changed ones. Update drivers and follow troubleshooters. You can do the same with Accessories, where the speakers will be listed in device manager. Last resort is to right click on the offender and uninstall, then restart. Hope that Windows will identify the hardware and reinstall it with the proper drivers. If not, go back to Microsoft and search for optional device drivers.
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have you tried this control panel sounds and audio,volume,advanced,speakers select the appropriate speakers from the drop down list or navigate to the device manager scroll to system devices + to expand,system speaker right click properties then select use this device (enable) also you might check
the speakers plug/outlet is usually at the back of the computer you will have to open up the computer to check the lead attached to the rear of the input plug make sure the connection is good
try cleaning your computer of dust using a fine air blower from a compressor making VERY sure that there is no MOISTURE in the air line specifically around the sound card and the CPU central processing unit dust causes static to build up in a computer
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