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Windows XP won't detect my speakers


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#1 StumpedinTN

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 06:24 PM

Ok, here's the lowdown...

Windows XP Home SP2.

Gateway 830GM desktop computer.

Creative I-trigue 2.1 3300 speakers.

I had to reinstall my OS and now it won't detect my speakers. In fact, it won't detect any speakers at all.

I am at a loss. Usually I can fix any problem, but this one has me stumped.

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 06:38 PM

Have you installed your audio drivers, and i would recommend updating to SP3.

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 07:28 PM

I guess I don't know what you mean...AFAIK, Windows doesn't detect the output devices attached to components, it detects the functional component (either a sound chip or a sound card).

Any problem with output from said device (sound chip or sound card) has two suspects (at least)...the chip/card and the speakers themselves.

If no sound output occurs, then I would examine each for functionality...a different sound device for the speakers, while using speakers or headphones to test output from the chip/card.

All of this is assuming that the audio drivers are installed properly and necessary services are working.

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Try the XP/Windows Sound Troubleshooter?

Edited by hamluis, 18 April 2010 - 07:29 PM.


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Posted 21 April 2010 - 12:18 PM

I guess I don't know what you mean...AFAIK, Windows doesn't detect the output devices attached to components, it detects the functional component (either a sound chip or a sound card).

Any problem with output from said device (sound chip or sound card) has two suspects (at least)...the chip/card and the speakers themselves.

If no sound output occurs, then I would examine each for functionality...a different sound device for the speakers, while using speakers or headphones to test output from the chip/card.

All of this is assuming that the audio drivers are installed properly and necessary services are working.

Louis

Try the XP/Windows Sound Troubleshooter?


Actually, some software/driver packs DO detect speakers when they are input. Realtek has the HD Control Panel that does this.

To the original point, do you have your sound card driver installed properly in your Device Manager? It would be without a yellow question or a red X.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 06:48 PM

Double check that the Speakers are not set to Muted?

Double click on the Speaker icon in your Task bar down the bottom, right hand side. Check to see if it is not set to Muted. If it is uncheck it. Then Post back.

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 05:28 PM

Get and install the sound drivers from here

Also make sure your speapers are plugged into the lime green jack.
You will not get sound if they are plugged into any other jack
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