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Windows Xp Sp2 Sound Plays But No Sound Comes Out


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#1 stress_fracture

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 12:25 AM

OK heres my problem.
I reformatted my computer and the onboard sound quit working. In the device manager the AC'97 onboard sound card wasn't being recognized. I found teh correct drivers for it online but it still wouldnt work. I then purchased a Creative sound blaster usb audio adaptor. The sound will play in either of the 2 devices but no sound comes out. The light on the usb adaptor blinks like a sound is playing but no sound. Im not a novice at computer troubleshooting etc but this has me stumped. I currently have the onboard audio device disabled in the bios but still the usb device won't play. Any help that can be provided will be greatly appreciated. I've included the aida32 output for your viewing pleasure :thumbsup: The file size is about 350 kb link

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 07:35 AM

Since you re-formatted your system and now that you have re-installed Windows there is one other set of drivers that have to be re-installed and those are the drivers for the motherboard and they include sound drivers. If you do not have the CD-R disk with them from the originals that should come with the computer you will have to download all of these from the manufacturer's web site and install all of the.

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 03:58 PM

Ok. I've installed all drivers and still I havent got it to work. I've tried all different drivers. Right now, I have the drivers that my motherboard manufaturer recommends.

current drivers C-media AC'97
My motherboard serial is SY-P4VTE
I believe the chipset is VT8237

Ive tried everything I can think of

Your help is appreciated

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 04:47 PM

Are you using drivers you found via M$ Update? Many, many times, before I learned, I would install driver updates the M$ had for my hardware. 9 times out of 10 they would cause my hardware to stop working. Be sure to download the drivers directly from the manufacturer.

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 05:35 PM

The drivers I'm using are from the manufacturer.

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 06:16 PM

Go to:

Start > right click on My Computer > Manage > Device Manager

In the right hand payne, look at Sound, video and game controllers. Do you see any yellow or red question marks or exclamation points?

Try different speakers.

Try plugging the speakers into different ports.

Go to: Start > Control Panel > Sounds Speech and Audio Devices > Sounds and Audio Devices

Make sure it is not muted. Also poke around in there and make sure the volume is turned up.
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Posted 21 July 2006 - 12:40 AM

I have already tried everything that you suggested. I have also installed a usb creative soundblaster adaptor. It plays just like the onboard sound card but I get no sound. I dont understand why 2 different sound devices would act like this. I appreciate the responses I've received so far.

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 12:47 AM

Does running sfc /scannow help?

Maybe do a repair install?

Full install?

I never formatted any computer.
I just stuck the CD in & chose repair or full install.
It always worked for me.

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 07:27 AM

You can also try this:

Go into your device manager and uninstalling all the audio. ( Right click and choose 'Uninstall")

Then restart. Windows should detect the audio devices upon the restart. Then you can reinstall your drivers.




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