no sound - speakers

June 13, 2009 at 06:22:59
Specs: windows xp pro-2, 8100/220

I have no sound from my speakers, when using setup
mode, the speakers are on and you can hear the beep
as you tap the key, when you have the volume up as
loud as it will go and attempt to plug in/out the
speakers, you hear a loud static noise, the system
says that it does not need a driver, the sound card is
a sound blaster, creative labs, model sb0200. I have
removed and reinstalled the sound card in the sound
card slot...went to the sound blaster website and they
said that the driver is current...what am I missing. Just reloaded windows xp pro on the machine after deleting all programs and files and this is when the sound issue started. sound is not muted ..tried headphones and no sound..hooked up some old speakers to pc and still no sound...

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June 13, 2009 at 08:57:26

Check the speaker icon to see if there are any setting that are muted.

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June 13, 2009 at 09:03:38

Thanks, but the speaker icon is not muted..I checked using
the speaker icon in the system tray and all radio buttons are nothing is muted...any chance this is a registry
problem and that regis-cure free program would fix
hear all kinds of bad things when you mess with the registry...I
know just enough to be dangerous on computers...

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June 13, 2009 at 09:09:30

Since you apparently reinstalled XP, did you reinstall ALL the drivers or are you running the default/generic versions? You should manaully install the latest drivers for the motherboard chipset, video, sound, network, etc.

Sound Blaster Live! Value 5.1 driver

BTW, why are you asking in the Win95/98 forum? Make sure you've plugged the speakers into the correct audio-out port.

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June 13, 2009 at 09:18:31

As I said, I know just enough to be dangerous...guess that is
how I ended up in the win95/98 forum vs the I need
to resubmit at the XP forum?

Have gone to the soundblast website to download a driver
and they say that I have the latest driver...not sure how you
go about doing this motherboard option you are speaking
of..certainly worth a try but can you get me started with the
steps for this please...went I used the link in the reply you
sent it took me to the website and it is a busy website..too
much information for this novice to know where to go once
you get to the website...really appreciate your assistance...

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June 13, 2009 at 09:41:56

Is thisWin XP loaded on an old Win98 computer? You list RAM as 220, I'm assuming that's 220mb, barely enough for WinXP to run eficiently.

If this RAM # is accurate, please consider immediate upgrade.

Are you saying you DID NOT format the HDD before WinXP install?

Please supply more info on your System.

Check Device Manager for Sound System errors.

There is nothing to learn from someone who already agrees with you.

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June 13, 2009 at 10:00:04

It is a deminsion 8300 series, pentium 4 processor at 2.6 ghz
with HT..512 MB DDR at 400 MHZ...whatever all this
means..guess I am a real novice... I paid someone $50 to take
off all the programs and re install windows XP pro so not sure if
they did the HDD that you are speaking of...I will check the
device manager for errors and get back to you..thanks again..

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June 13, 2009 at 11:38:06

My link in response 3 doesn't work properly.

The driver download you need is hidden deep within the Creative Support site. It takes about 5-6 steps to get to it. Click HERE, then scroll to the bottom of the page & click where it says, "If your product is not listed above, please click here".

You'll find the driver under Live! > Archived Products > SoundBlaster Live! Value > Driver > Sound Blaster Live! - LiveDrvUni-Pack (English)

There is no way that I can see to check the current driver version so I don't know where you went to have it checked? All I can suggest to you is to download & install/reinstall the driver.

If I had seen Dell Dimension 8300, I could have just told you to CLICK HERE

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June 13, 2009 at 12:56:51

I started to state that I thought you had the speaker cable in the wrong port. Then I reread your original post and thought that couldn't be the issue because you just reinstalled WinXP. Now you tell us you paid to have that done. I assume that means you took the tower to someone or they took it somewhere. At any rate, if the wiring was disconnected then I would check it. Powered speakers usually go into the GREEN port. That should be Line-out.

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June 13, 2009 at 16:26:34

I am out of town now so can't check anything until Mon...but
yes I took the tower to someone to install xp and clean the
drive of files...I am fairly confident that the speakers are
plugged into the green port as the wires have colored ends to
match to the colors on the bad of the there any other
wiring that you are referring to that may have come
disconnected? I no longer need to use that file that you
sent or reinstall the driver?

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June 13, 2009 at 20:02:44

If you have an add in card and integrated sound you may be connecting to the wrong one.

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June 15, 2009 at 17:05:08

trying to reinstall driver and unable to figure out how to proceed.
right click on my computer, select manager, then device
manager, then right click and select sound/video/game
controller, then drop down menu of audio/kodex, legacy audio
driver, legacy video, media , etc...which one of these do I pick?

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June 15, 2009 at 19:44:56

You should also have an option to install from disk and then to pick the location. Choose browse and change the path to the driver.

You need to unzip the file and choose the file that ends in the file extension .inf.

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June 16, 2009 at 18:18:19

I think I know what the deal is..the system device manager does not show the sound card-no sound blaster listed to download driver to...This is all the original hardware and the sound card is in the machine..took the card out and put into a different slot...the PC recognized that new hardware was installed but wants the info on a CD to talk to...not sure which CD that I have here from Dell when I purchased the system that it wants..don't see a CD that just says sound card,,have a roxio install cd, a modem cd and a resources and drivers cd...did I make this situation worse or better...!

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November 19, 2009 at 04:20:05

If you didn't already, look in the computer set up program and see if the audio is ENABLED! If it isn't, then enable it, save and exit, reboot and see if you now have sound. Works sometimes and is overlooked quite often. PJ

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December 6, 2009 at 07:42:54

If you have drivers in a zip file extract them to a new folder. Then when xp ask,s you for the disc browse instead to your new folder with your extracted drivers in. If they are correct xp will install them. If not I suggest you take out the sound card and write down the make and model and any numbers and letters you find on the biggest chip on the sound card then search online using that information for the correct xp drivers for that sound card.

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