Question about Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition
Let's try a couple of things
first check the obvious and correct as needed:
a. is the speaker powered?
b. is the volume all they way down on the speaker?
c. is the volume all the way down on your computer, (see the corner where the clock is, and look for a speaker icon, it's it has an x clic on it and remove the mute, if no x still click on it and check that the volume is up.
you can look further into volume settings and try to see if there's something muted by doing this
if there's no speaker icon proceed to next steps
1.assuming that you had volume before try system recovery to revert the changes automatically: the easier way to revert some configuration changes is to do a system recovery to a date prior the change took place.
to do system recovery in vista see here, don't worry about files. no files will be changed if you created those files, only configuration is reverted back to a previous date, as you proceed your computer may be restarted.
2. let's try to figure out the source of the problem and correct it. you said you went to device manager, under sound devices did you see "?" or "!" in yellow?, the ? means that there's no driver for your sound controller, the ! usually means that there's a driver but it's not properly installed or it's corrupted.
if you get ?, you need to go to your computer manufacturer website, to to support, go to drivers and afer selecting drivers for vista proceed to download the audio driver (if you want to post you computer brand and model number, also serial number, we will try to help getting the download page for you.)
if you get !, try to reset the driver by right clicking on that item, select uninstall and restart your system, the driver should go through a self-reinstallation routine as windows loads at startup. if the problem persist try to getting an updated driver from the computer manufacture's website.
finally try this guide tool to check audio problems (the link is for hp but for general tips it may work for other brands
if you are posting back. please describe what you did (or think you did) when the problem appear, the more details the better!
hope this helps!
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Apr 01, 2011 | Computers & Internet
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
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