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Odd Audio Problem Just On My Windows Xp Account...

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#1 DerickM


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Posted 26 October 2006 - 07:04 PM

Alright here goes, I am running Windows XP with SP2 and recently (Yesterday) no sound at all will Play on my account (Even "Windows XP" sounds which I checked following the advice of windows troubleshooting guide).

I have a multi-user computer so my sister and father have thier own accounts on here. All sounds will play on both of thier accounts but not mine. I have followed the windows trouble-shooting guide all the way through and it all checks out fine, I have done the following:

1: Speaker Check
2: Mute Check
3: Physical check of all wires plugged into compter and other devices
4: Volume check (checked volume settings in "Sounds and Audio Devices Properties" all is fine there)
5: Device Managers Check (As per Windows Troubleshooting/ No "!" or "?" on any devices)
6: Driver Check (All are updated)
7: Virus Check (Using AVG, No Virus detected)
8: Spyware/Malware check (Using Spybot Search and Destroy, Nothing Found)
9: Ad-Aware Check (A few tracking cookies which were deleted)
10: Threatend Computer with Sledgehammer (No Effect, :thumbsup: )

Keep in Mind this is ONLY on MY Windows XP account, sounds will play just fine on OTHER peoples accounts on this computer

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#2 stevealmighty


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Posted 06 November 2006 - 03:24 PM

Hi DerickM! The only think that I can think of is to go into the control panel and open up the "Sound and Audio Devices", then click on the Advanced button. Go through and make sure that nothing has been inadvertantly muted or turned down. Then click on the "Sounds" tabe at the top of the pop up window, and look under "sound scheme" and ensure that 'No Sounds" isn't selected. You can switch it to "Windows Default" or create your own and save it.

Go through all the settings and double check to make sure that everything is set correctly (or at least to default settings for trouble shooting purposes).

Good luck with this and let us know how you make out! :thumbsup:
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