Sound on my Computer doesnt work?Any suggesti

November 5, 2010 at 04:47:22
Specs: Windows XP
So here are the details:
There is no sound currently coming out of my computer from video program/startup etc
My speakers are plugged in properly (usb+earphone plug)
Sound is not muted
Have checked 'sound and audio devices properties' and there doesnt seem to be any errors
Have checked device manager under "sound, video and game controllers" and there is no problem with "C-MEDIA AC97 Audio Device" which is my sound program, however there is a exclamation mark with a yellow circle next to "nVidia WDM Video Capture (universal)"
Have updated "C-MEDIA AC97 Audio Device" but still doesnt work
Have tried most of the options under troubleshoot but still nothing happens

Would anyone out there be kind enough to help me please?I'm willing to give more details about my sound program if needed

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November 5, 2010 at 16:56:58
It might surprise you but sound issues can be tricky to sort out, especially remotely, but here are some ideas for starters:

Go to the Control Panel > Volume tab and make sure that the volume slider is well over towards High. Also check that the Mute box is not ticked.

Next do two searches, first for *mid and then *.wav files. These are very basic audio files so when you find some check to see if they play when you double click them.

Check also that all sliders are well up and not muted in the Volume Control icon at the bottom of the screen near the clock.

I have sometimes found that the drivers installation has somehow got messed up. The way forward is to find your audio device in Device Manager and Uninstall it, then reboot. It will then set up your sound drivers when Windows restarts. I'd better say that this is at your own risk but I've never had any difficulty with the sound drivers restoring afterwards.

A hardware fault cannot be precluded.

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