no sound from computer or speakers

July 1, 2009 at 02:47:22
Specs: Windows XP
I have recently benn given this desktop computer but it has no sound from the desktop itself or when I plug in speakers. When I go into the sound audio device section it say no audio device and won't let me adjust the volume or add anything. Is there something I am missing on the computer?

thanks for any help anyone can give me.


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#1
July 1, 2009 at 03:18:45
Download and run Everest at the below link.

http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?...

After running Everest choose multimedia and let us know
what Everest reports for your audio.


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#2
July 1, 2009 at 04:40:07
I have done this and everest reported two icons one saying windows audio and on pci/pnp audio. Not sure what this mean though.

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#3
July 1, 2009 at 05:14:20
... download, save + run this: http://www.astra32.com/download.htm

... continue... post back sound chip details

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Grrrr
"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/...
... got brain freeze


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#4
July 1, 2009 at 05:32:14
it says 82801FB(ICH6)AC'97 Audio Controller

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#5
July 1, 2009 at 06:10:39
"... bubble" please post under motherboard board model thx

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"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/...
... got brain freeze


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#6
July 1, 2009 at 06:23:21
not sure what you mean do you want to know the motherboard system. It's an Optiplex GX280

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#7
July 1, 2009 at 06:33:09
"...It's an Optiplex GX280.."

... would of helped some if you posted that in your spec's!

Optiplex GX280 audio driver

"...reported two icons one saying windows audio and on pci/pnp audio..."

... got a feeling the above is for integrated sound (built in)

... pci card plug n play's (pnp) ..is the other (extra sound card(?)

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...Optiplex GX280 drivers ALL

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Grrrr
"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/...
... got brain freeze


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#8
July 1, 2009 at 06:56:20
thank you so much for your help I now have sound. I did put the make and model of my computer in the specification bit initially so I'm not sure what happened there. I have another problem that I'm not sure is solvable. I bought a Microsoft Office program to install on this computer but when I put the disk in the computer does not detect it's there. Someone said my computer is too sensitive! Is there anything I can do to make the computer detect the disc?

thanks


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#9
July 1, 2009 at 07:18:04
"when I put the disk in the computer does not detect it's there. Someone said my computer is too sensitive!"

Not sure what they mean by "sensitive", I've never heard that one used before. Sounds like "autorun" has been turned off. Does the disc show up when you double-click the drive icon?


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#10
July 1, 2009 at 10:44:34
No it just says please insert disk into drive D

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#11
July 1, 2009 at 11:24:08
... though it might not be able to read the disk yet!

... it may work if you follow direction from #Response Number3 click HERE

... its a case of making "iso" image of cd then mounting it!

... the software may see it!

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Grrrr
"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/...
... got brain freeze


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#12
July 1, 2009 at 12:38:55
having a bit of trouble with this one I think I am a bit too green to understand what I'm meant to do. I have tried to download the Vcd but it just keeps asking me to unzip files which I do then nothing happens!

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#13
July 1, 2009 at 12:54:43
... copy VCdRom.sys to C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers <<< folder

... then right click/open "VCdControlTool.exe"

... continue steps ....tell me were your're lost

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Grrrr
"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/...
... got brain freeze


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#14
July 1, 2009 at 13:13:17
i have copied it to that file but when i right click on the file and open it it just comes up with Winzip self extractor every time there isn't the exe file there

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#15
July 1, 2009 at 13:27:17
... you've lost me!... "i have copied it to that file..."??

OK ... you downloaded "winxpvirtualcdcontrolpanel_21.exe"

... when you open it ... it is a "self extracter" file ...open/run ...an option "unzip to folder" ... is were the files are extracted to.. you can alter the destination ie C:\1 ... click unzip

... open "My Computer" open "C:\ " drive... open c:\1 <<< folder

... copy VCdRom.sys to C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers <<< folder

... when done right click open "VCdControlTool.exe"

... PHEW ! ... not to worry you will get there ... keep on asking!

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Grrrr
"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/...
... got brain freeze


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#16
July 1, 2009 at 14:23:15
i have done all that finally but when I try to create an iso image of the disc in drive D it just keeps saying please insert disc. Where am I going wrong?

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#17
July 1, 2009 at 14:30:38
... sorry "bubble" .. does'nt always work!

... does any cd work on it? ... could just be "naff"

... look here also: http://www.cdr-zone.com/forum/viewt...

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Grrrr
"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/...
... got brain freeze


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#18
July 1, 2009 at 14:36:48
other cds work on it fine. But this cd isn't detected on my desktop or laptop although my friend has tried it on his computer and it's fine

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#19
July 1, 2009 at 15:01:47
... a DVD writer should read it!

... infact if you were to copy that cd it may read it(?)

... iso it with other pc download it reup it mount it blah blah there are ways...

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Grrrr
"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/...
... got brain freeze


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#20
July 2, 2009 at 10:02:09
thanks for all your help you have been very patient. Will try and get a copy made. thanks again

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