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Suddenly, no windows sound and no streaming video/sound.

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#1 BigJoeJoe


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Posted 07 February 2016 - 12:49 AM



Recently my desktop decided it wasn't going to co-operate anymore. After a lot of googling and many patience lost I decided I would throw in the towl and ask for help lol. 


I have no sound whatsoever, not from mp3s and not from streaming. Streaming video chops every half a second, but I can play downloaded avi video, still with no sound.


I ran malware bytes, no infections. and nothing from avg.

I tried system restore, both times it failed for some reason, at 2 different restore points.

my video card is working and so is my sound card.


im a do it yourself type person but this one has me beat, any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks





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#2 dheitt


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Posted 19 February 2016 - 08:58 PM

I have the same problem.  Yesterday morning I booted up and all of a sudden there is no sound.  And Windows media player will not work ... no video or audio.  I have checked all cables and connections...plugged in different speakers and checked for system sounds which don't work as well.  I get video  from movies and videos with GOM player and internet videos but no sound.

About concluded that motherboard may be cause, but really don't want to install a new one.


Does anyone have a better idea?

Please advise


#3 jcgriff2


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Posted 20 February 2016 - 12:42 AM

Check Device Manager for red/yellow flags.


Reinstall the audio driver.

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#4 BigJoeJoe

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Posted 21 February 2016 - 03:13 PM

After going crazy checking everywhere, a friend of mine whos better at things like this advised me to uninstall drivers and reinstall them just like jcgriff2 suggested.
Works perfect now,
Thanks a lot for your help jcgriff2 and good luck Dheitt


Edited by BigJoeJoe, 21 February 2016 - 03:14 PM.

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