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Sound device has either been deleted or is not working properly. Sound device has either been deleted or is not working properly.
Click on start> AllPrograms>Acessories > System Tools > System Information. Now System Summary is on the top if you are there scroll down to BIOS at this point you should see the type of bios that you are running (Award Bios) or simmilar, then just beyond that you should see the brand and part number of your motherboard. Write down that info, now go down the left list to Componets click on the plus sign, a list of componets will open. About the 3rd ond down is Sound Device click on that. The first thing that should appear on top of the list is the brand and partnumber for your sound. write that also. Now if you have that go to Google and enter the brand and part number of your sound device. You should be able to locate the software to re-program the sound. If there is no sound device listed Google the brand and part number of your motherboard again look for the motherboards programming in there should be programming for Sound. A good place to look for either is www.drivers.com
Posted on Apr 13, 2008
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Check the Speaker Connections and Volume Control Settings
Verify that the lack of sound is not due to faulty speaker connections. A simple way to test it is to substitute the speaker connection with headphones and see if you get any sound.
Open the volume control window by clicking your "Start" button and then "All Programs." Click "Accessories," then "Entertainment," then "Volume Control." Alternatively, just click on the speaker icon that's in your System Tray.Check the volume and mute settings. If any of the mute check boxes have been checked, un-check them. If this doesn't work, read on.
Perform a System Restore If Necessary
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."
Click on "Accessories," then "System Tools," then "System Restore."
Complete the System Restore Wizard. If this doesn't work, read on.
Delete and Reinstall the Original Sound Drivers
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.
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."
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.
Restart your computer. Reinstall the deleted drivers using the Driver and Application Recovery Cd's that came with your Windows XP system.
Visit your computer manufacturer's official website. Check for any updated sound driver software for your sound card. If any, download them along with the installation instructions.
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