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Volume/Sound not working


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#1 twins1729

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 04:56 AM

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop (XP). For the record, it's not that new, and my screens broken, and I've been using a monitor. It's been working swimmingly for a few weeks.

I was using my headphones and everything was fine. I walked away for a few minutes, and came back. I noticed a game or something didn't have sound, but I thought it was just the game. Then a video didn't have sound and I got suspicious. Opened a few programs I KNOW have sound and they wouldn't work.

Thinking it was a glitch, I restarted my computer and STILL no sound.

I proceeded to check out a few things and research. Restarted again, and it still wouldn't work.

I've been trying to figure it out since.

My volume's up, not muted. Again, headphones and speakers.

Any help would be great.

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 10:29 AM

Start/Run...type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter.

Do you see any yellow/red markings (question mark, exclamation point)?

If so, that indicates that a device is not functioning properly and may need drivers installed.

Scroll down to Game, Video and Sound Controllers.

Click on plus-sign to left.

Ignore the codecs...ignore anything that says "legacy".

You should see a "sound device", "audio controller" or something similar listed. Click the Driver tab, Uninstall, hit Enter.

Reboot the system and reinstall the audio drivers.

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 11:23 AM

No, nothing there.

Thought of something weird. I have this flash drive that says something about error in the volume everytime I plug it in. It's done it ever since I got it. I was watching videos from it before the volume stopped working.

Couild that have something to do with it? Like, after I took it out or something?

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 12:01 PM

What model Toshiba Satellite?

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 12:07 PM

What model Toshiba Satellite?

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A105-S4134

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EDIT: Okay, so I looked at add/remove programs to see if something weird was installed. Restarted and then my computer freaked out. Like I had a virus or something. I think I had a hijack on my desktop... Fixed that, but nothing was showing up on my scanners. Gave up and did a System Restore to Monday.

My volume STILL isn't working. If something disconnected in my speakers, would my headphones not work, too?

Edited by twins1729, 06 March 2010 - 01:41 PM.


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Posted 06 March 2010 - 02:46 PM

Have you tried reinstalling your audio drivers?

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 02:48 PM

Have you tried reinstalling your audio drivers?


? LOL

BTW- Someone suggested a virus. Something about System Volume Information. And the weird thing is, I can't find that folder...... :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 02:50 PM

Go to your lap top manufactures site look up your lap top download your audio drivers and reinstall them.

System Restore is a hidden file.

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 03:24 PM

Go to your lap top manufactures site look up your lap top download your audio drivers and reinstall them.

System Restore is a hidden file.


I'll check that out later. But I always have it so I can view my hidden files.

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 10:29 PM

If something happened where my spearkers somehow got disconnected, would my headphones not work, too?

And again, someone suggested a virus. My scanners didn't find anything.

I can't find my System Volume Information folder. Only if I type it in. And it seems empty... is it supposed to be?




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