View Full Version : why isn't my computer playing any sounds?
08-14-2003, 07:04 PM
Okay so I got a new computer (it has XP...I'm not hooking it up to the net until this whole worm thing dies down...) and it's not making any sounds! :( Everything else seems to be working okay, and all the sound stuff is installed properly etc. I checked help and troubleshooting and now GC is my last hope before I resort to calling the computer genius ex-boyfriend to come over and figure out where I'm being stupid. If anyone thinks they know what's up, PLEASE HELP!!
08-14-2003, 07:11 PM
Do You Have Speakers?
Are They plugged into the right plugs?
Do you have a Sound Card??
Is everything Plug and Play??
Damn Do I sound Smart! Da, Not me!:rolleyes:
08-14-2003, 07:16 PM
yes Tom, I'm not completely retarded.:p
Everything appears to be in working order...only it's not working.... :rolleyes:
08-14-2003, 07:37 PM
could the soundcard be bad?
08-14-2003, 08:41 PM
I'm having the same thing happen with my family's computer at home that I just upgraded to XP two weeks ago. I downloaded the new drivers and installed them, and all the diagnostics say everything is working but no sound from where there once was! If anyone knows anything please post!
08-14-2003, 10:31 PM
After a few frustrating hours, I called Best Buy (where I bought the computer) and the guy said there have been problems with the speakers that came with my system. I brought them back and got new ones and now I'm all set. Thanks guys!!!
08-14-2003, 10:57 PM
I deleted this cuz LuaBlanca fixed the prob but then since others were having similar probs on the offchance it may be useful I clicked back to the post and pasted it into here:
Without it in front of you to fiddle it's hard to say. So... process of elimination.
Double click the volume (speaker) icon in the taskbar and make sure the mute buttons aren't checked and volume sliders aren't almost off. Click advanced tab and de-select Digital output only, if it is checked. If it's still all quiet on the western front...
Go into the control panel from the start menu and find the sounds and audio devices & open it. Again make sure on the first tab that mute isn't selected; then click the Hardware tab on the end. Highlight the item in the list that is your soundcard (the others will be game controller, codecs or modem audio only) and click Properties. At the bottom of that dialog box make sure enable is set in the pull down menu. Then click the tab marked Properties, select your sound card again and make sure 'use audio features on this device' is checked. Click OK.
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