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Re: NO sound, lost sound device
Reinstall the sound drivers for you particular sound device. You can download the drivers free at the manufacturer of the devices website. If you need more detailed help feel free to contact me by chat or post the details of your sound device and I will post a link to the drivers you need to install.
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Make sure the service 'Windows Audio' is active. Also, make sure the other services associated with your failing components are running, too. To check this, run these commands via start menu (Windows 7/Vista) or Run command (Windows key+R):
These are Microsoft Management console 'snap-ins' if you will. In Device Manager, look for yellow triangles (They will show if there's an issue with that component) on devices, such as your camera or audio. Double-click to show properties and the 'General' tab should say what is wrong. Act accordingly.
As for services, simply restart the windows audio service and make sure it's set to 'Automatic'.
Step 1 - 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."
Step 2 - Click on "Accessories," then "System Tools," then "System Restore."
Step 3 - Complete the System Restore Wizard. If this doesn't work, read on.
Delete And Reinstall the Original Sound Drivers:
Step 1 - 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.
Step 2 - 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."
Step 3 - 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.
Step 4 - Restart your computer. Reinstall the deleted drivers using the Driver and Application Recovery CDs that came with your Windows XP system.
Step 5 - 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.
Hi, the best thing to do at this point is perform a "System Restore." Try to remember the exact "Date before the problem occur, or once you start the System Restore, ("pick a date going back more than 5 days"), check the dates and see if any of the dates seem familar. Pick the closest date prior to the "Sound going out!" Type in the "Search Window" from the start menu: system restore; scroll to find, and open. Follow all the instructions carefully for the process to be successful. "Hope it works out for you; if so rating the help will let me know, thanks."
you need to go to Control Panel - system - Device Manager. There you will be able to find the drive that runs your 'sound card device'. click on that and it should indicate if this device is working properly or not and have a button to click on for fixing. If that doesnt work, try another simple route and if your computer has this setting....go to 'system restore point' and set it back a few days, or a week. check for sound, then carefully recheck the old files you want to delete. Double check the file you want to delete for it may support your sound card and may not work without certain programs. Hope this helped!!!
Try this, go to control panel, sounds and audio devices, select audio tab and make sure the sound playback and record are set to your sound card.
I hope this helps.
I have another idea but try this one first and let us know if it works.
hullo for an easy and immediate solution, restore your computer to the time before you installed the antivirus. to restore your computer, click start, all programs, accesories, system tools, system restore. select "restore my computer to an earlier time" then click next then choose a date that is before the day day you installed the antivirus. I wish you the best of luck