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Sound problem When I connect asound device be speaker or headphone sound is not played,and I also not that the hardware doesnot appear on the task bar

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Re: Sound problem

Make sure the sound/VGA drivers are installed:

Do the following:
1. Go to Start > Run and type: devmgmt.msc than and hit Enter.
2. A screen pops up showing all your devices. (Device Management)
3. Check if your soundcard has a yellow questionmark or a red cross next to it.

In case of question mark:
If your PC is from a brand such as HP or so visit it's vendor's website. When the sound is onboard they should have your card. If you have a sound/vga card that is in an expansion slot visit the website of it's manufacturer. Locate your card there and download drivers (+ additional software). The drivers are usually in the Downloads or Support sections.

In case of red error:
Make sure the hardware is connected properly. If you are certain it is and when it still doesn't work try other drivers (see above). If it still doesn't work, it might not be supported or broken.

I hope this helps you out. Please rate.



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Perform a System Restore If Necessary
1 If the sound has been audible from your computer's speakers and is suddenly lost, you may need to perform a System Restore. Click on the " Start" button and then "All Programs." 2 Click on "Accessories," then "System Tools," then "System Restore." 3 Complete the System Restore Wizard. If this doesn't work, read on.
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1 Deleting and reinstalling your sound driver may resolve the problem. Your sound driver may have been corrupted or may be missing. The result of this is that the restore utility menu won't be available. For Windows XP, follow these steps. 2 Click on your "Start" button. Click on "Control Panel" and then "System." Next, click on "Hardware," then "Device Manager, then "Sound, Video and Game Controllers." 3 Click on a sound device named in the Device Manager, and then press the Delete key on the keyboard. Click "OK" in the window that appears. Remove all the listed sound devices i this way EXCEPT Audio Codec and Legacy Audio Drivers. 4 Restart your computer. Reinstall the deleted drivers using the Driver and Application Recovery CDs that came with your Windows XP system.

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Hi Arnold,

Nowadays there are USB plug-n-play sound cards available in the market.
I wouldn't even call it a card coz its so small just like a pen drive with two sound jacks; one for Line IN and one for Line OUT. So whenever your sound section on your motherboard conks off, use this to connect your desktop speakers. The sound outpu is not that bad either.

Hope this suggestion helps you.

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Cannot detect sound card on hp pavilion desktop windows vista operating system

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