Then I did a system restore. Please make sure you edit out your Windows Product key before posting this screen shot! Then, click Add Reply below the Reply box. One day my computer stopped playing sounds--for Media Player, games, everything. It also shows up under Device Manager. Apparently in order to identify this you need a specific program. This article has also been viewed 260,322 times.
Be worth it to check cables, too. I dk the name of the program but Microsoft should. Delete and Reinstall the Original Sound Drivers 7. Basith M - Forum Moderator Multiple Forums. Find Out Which Sound Card Is Installed Knowing exactly what type of sound card is installed in your computer can be of great help in looking for solutions to sound problems. Dell eventually sent someone out to replace the motherboard--still no sound. Next, click the FileHippo link requires an extra click.
Other end plugged into external speaker system? When I go into Device Manager, I see no problem with the installed driver, and it is updated as well. Do you get a cold startup beep? I disabled the video accelerator under settings in Youtube video as well I don't have many 3rd party programs installed on thee laptop eg no iTunes, no Skype either. They often do not take all that well to the heat of de-soldering and removing a part to then replace it. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Speakers worked with other electronics, but not with the computer.
Step 1 Verify that the lack of sound is not due to faulty speaker connections. To create this article, volunteer authors worked to edit and improve it over time. The problem is that since i have installed windows xp golden edition my sound is not working and in the control panel in sounds and audio devices the volume,Audio and Voice tabs are completely disabled but when i go to device manager there it shows that all the devices are working properly. I've posted a System information dump from Speccy. In all cases it could be an audio configuration problem, but often it is a driver problem.
Would appreciate any advice you may find out. I thought perhaps I was the only one. Tried multiple play sources - speakers, headphones, etc. I updated all the drivers for my laptop from the manufacturers site but to no avail. That said thought I'd ask someone else before I go fucking around with it anymore.
Perform a System Restore If Necessary 4. Emfederin, Thanks for your note. Under 'Other Devices', everything is unknown with yellow question marks. If you have been using speakers, use headphones to help you narrow down the problem. Everything under 'Sounds, Video and Game Controllers' seems alright. Please let me know if this solved your problem. By default it will have Default DirectSound Device selected, but you can change it to the DirectSound device that is listed for your audio device.
I have the latest Flash installed. It can help you find the right sound driver, look up software and maybe help search the internet for more targetted problem descriptions based on manufacturer and model. Look for sliders turned all the way down. Many computers come with basic sound on the motherboard though. Device manager states all drivers signed,enabled and working properly.
Also checked Device Manager under audio, no! Open case, pull out, re insert. When you are facing audio problems, a structured way of finding the cause can be helpful. So set these up and see if they clean up your device manager. That page is here: And the specific driver on that page is this one: If for some reason you need the other driver or just want to compare for yourself, the other driver page is here: Neither of these devices strike me as having anything to do with the sound capabilities, but like I said, I just like to start as cleanly as I can, without constantly wondering if some broken device might be blocking my efforts. If you're unable to hear sound from the computer's speakers or headphones, inspecting one or more of these devices allows you to isolate the cause of the problem and use the best method to restore sound.
Here you should see your audio device as shown in the image. So please feel free to chime in. I have 3 devices listed under 'Other'. This is often helpful when troubleshooting problems, and the person helping you needs to see the details of your computer's hardware. Well alright I bought one of these and it got me no where, still not working. I think its something to do with the windows xp update cause after that my laptop got stuffed up, Youtube slowed and Soundmax drivers kept disappearing and reappearing. .