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No sounds hello,can you tell me how to restore sounds on my computer

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  • ruchi25 May 27, 2008

    after installing the antivirus i cant hear any sound on my computer. i hav lost my sound installation CD. plz help

  • Anonymous May 29, 2008

    can you tell me how to restore sounds on my computer


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Nooo sound how do i fix it 

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Click on Start --> Control Panel --> Sounds, Speeches and Audio Devices

On the computer's native volume control, make sure nothing is muted.

If you have a sound card installed, reinstall the installation CD that came with it. If you no longer have the CD, go to the manufacturer's website and get the software from their website.

In many cases, when you go to "Sounds, Speeches, and Audio Devices," you can look for a particular item that has a yellow exclamation point beside it, and tell Windows to reinstall any missing drivers.

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After updating uniblue driver scanner, i scanned my computer and in downloaded and installed the new drivers. with the first one i had to reboot the computer to make it effective, which i did. after i lost...


If you are having these problems after installing drivers then you want to uninstall the drivers you installed. You can do this either by going to device manager in control panel or doing a system restore in windows.

Boot your computer into safe mode with networking. To do this, reboot your computer and as it is booting and before you get to the windows screen, press f8 and keep pressing until you get a menu. Select Safe Mode with Networking.

While in Safe mode,
In Windows 7, go to Start and in the search box type device manager, click device manager.
For each of the devices, right click, choose properties, chose drivers tab and then chose roll back drivers.


instead of searching for device manager, search for system restore and restore the computer to a point before the problem started.

In other versions of windows, you can find device manager in Control Panel. System Restore will be under Accessories/Administrative tools.

Let me know if you have any questions.


May 20, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I have inadvertantly deleted the microsoft office word 2003 from my computer, now i can know longer get on to spread sheets, word etc....can you/I fix thisand get the program back?


You can retrieve the program by doing a system restore. System restore will restore will restore your computer to a certain time to the past of your choice. All the programs that you have uninstalled will be retrieved. Here's the procedure.

(for windows 7 and Vista)

1. From within Windows, you can just type restore into the Start menu search box, and you'll immediately see System Restore at the top of the start menu.

2. You will immediate see a screen where you can choose to roll back the system to the last restore point.You have two options - recommended restore and choose a different restore point. Select the second choice.

3. Look for the date when you still had the MS office in your computer. Click next

4. Confirm the restoration and the computer will restart.

5. After the restart process, the computer will tell you whether the restoration is complete or not.

6. If it's not successful, repeat the same procedure but use a different restore point now. If the restoration is successful, then, check your MS office 2003.

(For Windows XP)

2. Once the menu opens, just select a restore point and follow the onscreen instructions. The computer will restart and MS office will come back to your computer.

I hope this helps.

Mar 10, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Ideleted some of my files and evenadoobeflash and sounds icant cllno

Hello nativepride4, the best thing to do to recover the Computer back to an 'Earlier Date!'
Is to do a "System Restore."
"Follow these instructions carefully!"
  • Click on the "Start Button," paul7of9_50.jpg on the Desktop screen.
  • Next, click on "All Programs" scroll to find "Accessories."
  • Now, select the "System Tools."
  • "You will see, in the next window that opens!"
  • "System Restore." paul7of9_119.jpg
  • "This is very important! "
  • "Once you click on the "System Restore, shortcut!"
  • It will start to look for the "last known 'time and date,' of a change in the Computer.
  • ie; "Deleted Adobe Flash." paul7of9_52.jpg

Important!: The [System Restore] can take as long as a 1/2 an hour to run; so be patient!

Warning:"Do not try to do any type of work. Do not 'touch' the [Keyboard] for any reason."

  • Let the (Restore) run it's configurations.
  • Once the "System Restore" finds the correct "Date and Time" of the event?
  • Choose the Date closest to the time of the 'occurrence'. paul7of9_120.jpg
  • Next, click on the [Next Button]. paul7of9_121.jpg
  • Now, once again, "there will be a message," telling you 'not' to do anything with the Computer.
  • "The System Restore will 'run' for a while; so once again be patient!"
  • The computer will then; "Shutdown and Restart."
  • "Lo-gin" if you have to; but!
!Attention: "Do not touch the Keyboard once the Desktop 'window' opens; because the {System Restore}, 'will' still be running."

Wait! "Until there is a 'message,' letting you know the {Restore} of your System was successful!"

"Please let me know if you 'need' further assistance, or the 'solution' helped? "By posting a 'Comment" or 'Rating' the solution. Thank you; your 'response' is important to me!"


Mar 01, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Prefetch data deleted

Hello zxcv196870, the best thing to do to recover / replace your [Prefetch Data] back on your Computer is to do a "System Restore." Follow these instructions carefully The first thing you want to do is click on the "Start Button," paul7of9_50.jpg from the Desktop.
  • Next, click on "All Programs," scroll to find "Accessories."
  • Now, select the "System Tools." paul7of9_51.jpg
  • You will see in the next window that opens, "System Restore."
  • "This is very important!
  • "Once you click on the System Restore "shortcut," it will start to look for the last known time of a change in your computer, ie; deleting [Prefetch Data].
  • The System restore can take as long as a 1/2 an hour to run; so be patient.
!Warning:"Do not try to do any type of work. Do not 'touch' the [Keyboard] for any reason."
  • Let the (Restore) run it's configurations.
  • Once the "System Restore" finds the correct "Date and Time" of the event?
  • Choose the Date closest to the time of the 'occurrence'. paul7of9_53.jpg
  • Now, once again, there will be a message telling you not to do anything with the computer.
  • The System Restore will 'run' for a while; so once again be patient. paul7of9_52.jpg
  • The computer will then "Shutdown and Restart.
  • " Lo-gin if you have to; but!
!Attention: Do not touch the Keyboard once the Desktop 'window' opens, because the {System Restore} is still running. Wait! Until there is a message letting you know the {Restore} of your System was successful! "I hope all goes well, please let me know by giving a "Helpful Rating. Thanks for using Fix'Ya, paul7of9"

Feb 17, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Check to see if the sound driver is still installed. Go to "Settings," "Control Panel," "System" and "Device Manager. Click to expand "Sound, video and game controllers." Your sound driver should be displayed. If you deleted it accidentally, it will say something like "No sound driver installed."

Check the status of your sound driver if it is still installed. Right-click on the name of your sound driver and click "Properties." It should say "The device is working properly." If it does not, or if it says it is working properly and it really does not, you will have to uninstall your existing driver and install a new one or complete a System Restore.

Complete a System Restore to restore your computer to a date before you suspect your sound driver was deleted. The best way to do this is open your general help directory (on a PC, go to your desktop and press F1) and search for "System Restore." Follow the steps when prompted and you will be shown a calendar with highlighted dates. These are dates during which a snapshot of your computer's settings was saved. Pick the date closest to the current one to ensure the least number of potentially vital files lost. If the sound still does not work, repeat the process, going back to the second closest date and continue until you have sound or you have run out of dates. If this happens, you will need to install a new sound driver.

Uninstall the existing sound driver if you still have it installed. You will be able to do this by going to "Settings," "Control Panel," "System" and "Device Manager." Click to expand "Sound, video and game controllers." Now right-click and select "Uninstall."

Download and install new sound driver. Choose one from the "Driver Files" website or search for one according to your operating system in a search engine. Follow the installation instructions

Oct 04, 2010 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

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I don't have a sound drive installed to my computer. how can i find free sound drive installer?

Hello Dear Friend.Being online really solves a lot of troubles same also for your sound drivers..Try searching with the model of your computer on the internet be specfic about your search ''Sound Driver for Dell Latitude''.if this does not give you the neccessary result head over to your local computer workshop and request for the sound drivers cd of your system or a drivers system restor cd i think this will help..

Oct 01, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Loss of sound!

You probably uninstalled the drivers for your sound card.

If you know the soundcard model you can download the drivers from the internet or use the drivers CD you got with the computer.

You can also use system restore to restore the computer to date when it was working.

To use System Restore to restore Windows XP to a previous state, follow these steps:
  1. Log on to Windows as Administrator.
  2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore. System Restore starts.
  3. On the Welcome to System Restore page, click Restore my computer to an earlier time (if it is not already selected), and then click Next.
  4. On the Select a Restore Point page, click the most recent system restore point in the On this list, click a restore point list, and then click Next.

    Note A System Restore message may appear that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make. Click OK.
  5. On the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, click Next. System Restore restores the previous Windows XP configuration, and then restarts the computer.
  6. Log on to the computer as Administrator. The System Restore Restoration Complete page is displayed.
  7. Click OK.
If you successfully restored your computer to a previous state, and the computer is performing as it should be, you are finished.

Jun 19, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Cant get sound to work

Hello welcome to Fixya, there several reasons that can cause the sound not to work on your computer.The first thing you should do is to check the volume on your computer to make sure that the volume is up and if you keyboard has volume button make sure that the volume is up.If you done all of this and still can't hear no sound please go to the manufacturer website and download the sound drivers for your computer. You can also download the sound drivers from other websites such as:
Please remember that if you see the word audio drivers that also mean sound drivers.
Thanks for choosing Fixya

Jun 10, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I asked for assistance a while back,my problem is somehow I have no sound whatsoever.When I checked there is no sound device listed.I tried as you all said to do a system restore .All I got was"can not...


When the computer can not detect any sound card in the hardware manager, the sound card is located on the motherboard probably (on board sound device).
On board sound cards are mounted behind the chassis or plate, while external (pci) sound cards are mounted in an expansion slot (not always available).

See the motherboard connections in the middle (5) and
the expansion slots underneath (6).

For restoring the function of the sound, the matching driver for the motherboards' sound device should be reinstalled.

Reveal the brand and precize model number of the computer, to let me help you finding the correct sound driver.

Dec 14, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Hello umesh,

We need to backup first the data before we do some action.


1. First installation you remember.
- Did you set the System Restore?

- If yes, goto {Start} Menu - Programs - Accessories - System Tools - System Restore
- Note Pls. read carefully and follow the instruction on how to restore settings.
- After finishing restore automatic performed restart your computer.

- if Not, you need to reformat and install again the Windows O.S.

All so check your PC have a Dust in the Processing Unit also check the CPU Fan.
- if they have many dust in your CPU and also the fun is not working they can cause Hang-up
and Restart your PC or Turn it off automatically.

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