I upgraded Windows 8.0 to 8.1 and now my speakers won't work. The computer sound is normal (lousy) but the speakers nada.
The most common issue with sound that worked previously, after an upgrade is either the drivers, or the settings for the drivers. Usually we end up uninstalling any software in "Programs and Features", "uninstall or change a program" that relates to the sound card. If there is none, next go to device manager and uninstall the driver from there, restart and let windows put it back. I'm curious by 'the computer sound is normal' what are you hearing that through if not the speakers? In this case it sounds like the 'settings' under volume control, or control panel,sound, are set to digital, and your speakers are analog. If you have more than one item in here, one is likely digital, ensure it's not enabled. Finally if there is a problem with the driver, it will show you an error, instead of a sound icon. Reinstall the driver. If you have an OEM PC, like dell, gateway,etc, the drivers you require should be on their homepages, it's helpful to know your pc's model #.
Dec 05, 2013 |