Re: No sound I can see people talking and players work...
generally means the application that controls volume in
Windows, sndvol32.exe, is corrupt rather than uninstalled. There isn't
a clear reason why this happens, although there have been cases where
third party drivers from soundcard manufacturers completely damage the
entire Windows volume control setup.
if you can search for the file and it shows up, try using a windows install disk to repair the files.
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possible conditions of malfunctioning audio on PC desktop
1. The computer speakers are malfunct
a. The computer speakers have a blowout
b. The computer speaker are misconnections to the computer
1. The computer has missing audio programs
a. A restoration of the computer program systems requires peripheral system function adjustments or updates
Repairing computer hardware malfunctions
1. check for misconnections between computer to speakers. The speaker connectors should be inserted in the audio output posts on the computer.
2. A restored computer to new version of operating system would have obmitted the patch codes to a speaker that was disconnected during the process.
Repairing computer software malfunctions
1. Open up a multimedia player on the programs menu, examples windows media player, real one player, jukebox players, apple players.
a. Select a soud file from the player list category to be played.
b. A functional media player would display a sound file represented with a status bar about the sequence of motion generate.
c. The sound at which point requires out devices like speakers attachments to the computer ports to be heard.
4. A connected computer speakers should display sounds of the clips being played on two conditions
a. First, the sould loudness has not been muted to a shut down
b. Second, the sould loudeness has not been reduced least being heard
1. hardwares required to generate sound from a computer, an intergrated speaker on the monitor or an external speaker device connected to the system tower unit,
2. Software programs on the system unit are available, examples real media players
3.A system restore to computer defaults alters the conditions of connectable devices like speakers requiring adjustments. Note, a missing program contributing towards achieving sound soon after a media player has been launched, a sound file selected, would display a message prompt requiring UPDATES, UPGRADES or MISSING DRIVER CODES
check the wiring of the speaker set and also check if there is cut of the wires. Check also the connections between the computer and the speaker set. If problem persist then try the speaker into a mp3 player or an ipod, if it does not sound still then probably your sub woofer has hardware problem.
You are using one sound device at a time, this is not possible, if you like to be able to hear from headset and play music on your pc at a time, you must have a USB Amplifier and Headset (eg: GN Netcom, Avaya, etc...)
first you must set your Media Player's Option to Devices>Speakers>Audio device to use> DirectSound of your PC.
The other one is your are using a program to talk to other people, that program also has a feature to select the Audio devices to use, you must select that other device like my example above.
Was the sound working beforehand? First off try to find a continual source for sound like a music file or movie etc...something that can play while you tweak settings. As the sound is playing(Make sure the program that is playing the sound file has the volume up, check your Advanced Volume settings by double-clicking your sound icon in the bottom right corner of your screen by your clock. Make sure the sound is set and none of the channels are muted. Next check the volume knob on your speaker and make sure that is turned up. Lastly make sure the speakers are securely connected to the PC in back (follow the cord). The cords are usually color coded, make sure it's plugged into the correct hole. Good luck!
Dear Jenneric2009, It would be too early to blame computer sound card for the bad sound quality .. here are few questions for you..
How are you listening to the sound.. I mean through desktop speakers or headphone or you have 5.1 speakers installed etc...
Did it ever work fine?
Do you have any DSP software installed on your computer to modify or enhance sound?
Does it sound the same when you listen it through various software.. For example does it sound the same when you play it in Winamp or in Windows media player ... This will tell us if it has to do with any settings on the player.
Did you relocate your computer/speakers?
Most probably it must be due to software settings where you can set the sound effect like as if you are in a bathroom or in a barrel or in an auditorium etc ... Please let me know if that helps and let me know about the additional information that I requested above.
When you double click on the volume icon (lower right down by the time) what does it say? Sometimes when you plug in speakers they automatically mute to avoid extremely loud and unpleasant eruptions of sound. Assuming all of that is ok have you plugged your external speakers into power? Computers require powered speakers to operate, either a/c or battery. They should have an on/off swith and a volume control, I imagine you've tried those? If yes right click on your sound icon and select sounds. Click on the playback tab and select your new speakers. Hit the configure tab and the set up will guide you from there.
Are you sure you are plugged into the speaker output on your computer? Of not try the other outputs, and also make sure the volume is turned up and not muted on your computer, check by double clicking on the speaker icon in the lower right hand corner of your screen or by going to the sound applet in Control Panel.
Have you tried these speakers on another computer or with a CD player or MP3 player? If they don't work with another device either than you know there is a problem with your speakers.
Also make sure that the speakers are plugged into a power source if they require it, most likely they do.
Look up your computer to find out what kind of sound card you have. Then google the name of your sound car, and the word 'driver'. This driver is what lets your computer talk to your sound card, which in turn sends the sound to your speakers. That is the most likely cause of your issue. If you reinstall the sound card it should work....
Also, have you tried more than one set of speakers? it is possible you are having a speaker issue... Have you tried headphones? Do you get any sound from any of the above?