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Sound Not Working

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#1 Awjvail


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Posted 14 August 2008 - 05:01 AM

I'm having issues with my sound.

I just reformatted and downgraded from Vista to XP yesterday. At first, the sound worked, however after a while it stopped working (perhaps after I installed updates).

I've tried checking the Volume Controls, and it says no audio device is detected.

I've tried updating the drivers.. but no changes.

I've tried system restoring back to the very beginning of the changes, but no.

I've tried uninstalling Service Pack 3 and going back to SP2.

My sound device is detected in "Device Manager" and it says it is enabled and working fine.

Interestingly, I can only hear sound coming from my speakers in my driver's Audio Manager (Realtek HD Audio Manager), by listening to the "3D Audio Demo". In any other programs, there is no sound, and for the Windows sounds, all I hear is an annoying beep coming from the internal speaker. This shows that my speakers are indeed working.

My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite A200-AH7 and my sound device is "Realtek High Definition Audio".

Anyone know what's up?

P.S. - here's some screenies that may help - http://i34.tinypic.com/28rz2c8.png

Edited by Awjvail, 14 August 2008 - 05:08 AM.

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#2 nigglesnush85


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Posted 14 August 2008 - 07:16 AM

Hello and welcome to BC.

Where have you tried to update the drivers from?
Also, can you perform a windows update?

The event viewer may give some more information.

1. Click Start select run
2. Type eventvwr.exe
3. Press enter
4. Search through the groups for errors and warnings.
5. Double click on each error and or warning.
6. Locate the copy to clipboard button, (under the two arrows)
7. Let us know what you find. (paste the results)


#3 hamluis



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Posted 14 August 2008 - 09:44 AM

No audio device...is an indication that the appropriate sound drivers are not installed...which is interesting since you later say that Device Manager reflects your sound device/controller...and you further state that you do get some sound via the system.

My guess would be that your drivers are corrupted.

I would remove all...all sound drivers/devices...maybe run a chkdsk /r after that...and then attempt reinstall of appropriate drivers.


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