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No Sound Windows XP home


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#1 galicmyst

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 10:47 AM

I have no sound, I then installed a new sound card but no luck, I tried sound recorder and it looked like it was recording but I couldn't hear anything when I played it back.
I use windows media player to play my music,
I have reinstalled XP on a few occasions and never had this problem,the device manager shows no conflicts and it has the correct drivers.
any ideas please I am not very computer wise


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#2 franktiii

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 04:35 PM

Two things to check first. did you unplug speakers while you were reinstalling Windows for any reason? Sometimes I stick the plug back into the wrong connection.

If that is okay go to control panel/performance and maintenance/system/hardware/device manager. Go to the sound/video/game devices and see if any items are highlighted in yellow or red.

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 11:03 PM

On Windows XP, try uninstalling your Audio Device in Add/Remove Programs. Reboot. A Wizard should launch on restart indicating a new sound device was found and asking if you would like to install it. Log on and click 'Yes' to download and install the new Audio Device.

That method worked for me a few weeks ago when I had the same problem.




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