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Sound decoder I have been using xp pro. I cant play any audio files till last couple of days. I cant hear sound in out put speaker or any headphone. There used to be a volume level icon on the right corner of taskbar.but now it is not there. Someone please tell me where can i download any audio decoder

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  • amjed khan Feb 29, 2008

    Kind Attn KECIK

    Ya of course, I can see a big question mark there.Please let me know how can reinstall audio driver can i download it from any website.


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Go to control panel --> system --> hardware >> device manager.
If you have problem with driver, there will be a big yellow question mark in your "audio controller". If there is problem, you have to reinstall your audio-driver.
If it is ok, then back to control panel -->sounds and audio devices. In tab "volume", you can see if your system might be "mute" (do uncheck box of mute). And if your volume icon is not in the taskbar, do check the checkbox of "place volume icon in the taskbar".
You can also modify the speaker performance here.

Posted on Feb 29, 2008

  • augusta surijah
    augusta surijah Feb 29, 2008

    What is your computer?

    Usually the audio driver is in the start up CD (you got it when you bought the computer). This is the easiest way.

    Otherwise, you have to know what is your audio card, try to see in the "device manager" then go to the website of the producer to download it.


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