My wife installed a web cam and somehow in the process lost the sound.
The speaker icon on the tool bar is gone.when i go to start accecories volume control it says "no sound device installed" i have tried device manager,checked all the audio codecs media controls all say they are working properly.
I am stumped please help.
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Re: no sound for windows xp.
Go back into your device manager. Rught click on your sound card or sound device and say uninstall. After it is uninstalled, don't close device manager. Go to very top to your your computer's name or my computer if you didn't name it. Right click and click on scan for hardware changes. Windows will find your device and reinstall in a second. This will give you cack your volume control and sound.
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if your computer came with a motherboard disc the sound drivers could be on it you might have to uninstall then restart your computer then reinstall both the sound drivers and the sound card make sure you have both of these devices backed up to a disc before uninstalling a yellow? question mark means you need to install/update driver to do this right click to install driver also click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll to sound,video and game controllers you might see a yellow question mark? Right click to reinstall drivers click start control panel sounds and audio,volume,advanced,speakers select appropriate speakers also audio you will find 3 drop down lists make sure you have the correct settingsthere also click start control panel sounds and audio devices you can adjust the volume there also select speaker volume you can change your settings there you can also tick in the box place icon in taskbar if his does not fix the problem
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 hope this helps
if your computer came with a motherboard disk the sound drivers could be on it control panel sounds and audio,volume,advanced,speakers select appropriate speakers or audio you will find 3 drop down lists make the necessary adjustmentsthere or control panel,administrive tools,computer management,device manager,sound video and game controllers could be a yellow question mark? right click to re-install drivers hope this helps
There are some basic thisngs you can do:
Go to Control panel
Double Click on Sounds and Audio Devices
Make sure there is no check mark in the mute section where there is a volume adjustment for your speakers.
Also ensure that your speaker volume is up to an appropriate level.
If you look for the speaker icon beside the clock and double click on the icon it should bring up a sound tool bar with many sliders. Maker sure they are all at a volume that you would be able to hear audio. Also check to ensure that there are no check marks in the mute section of each catagorie.
Having done these steps if the issue is not resolved it could be a driver or the hardware.
Try to restore the computer to the date when it was working properly or else simply put your bootable XP CD in the CD ROM, restart, and when the installation options screen comes up just enter 'R'(repair) after the F8 command input...............sodeep
The first thing to try is go to Control panel and click on Sounds and Audio Devices Properties. On the Volume tab, put a check mark on the box that says Place volume icon in the taskbar.
If the check mark is already there, then its possible that your audio driver is not installed correctly. In this case, reinstall audio driver, make sure you have the right driver for your audio device.
Download from manufacturers web site if necessary.
first try using windows system restore, which makes windows appear like it did before your problem. do this sequence: start-all programs-accessories-system tools-system restore. run it and look for a calendar date before your problem. If you had system restore turned off, the solution may be long and painful and I simply do not have enough info to get you started in this case, other than to attempt a re-installation of windows XP.