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Some System Sounds Won't Play

Q: Some System Sounds Won't Play

My Windows 7 computer won't play most sounds when an event occurs. I've already gone into the Sound window from Control Panel, and the sounds still won't play. The following program events DO play a sound : default beep, device connect, device disconnect, device failed to connect, empty recycle bin, windows change theme, windows logoff, windows logon, windows UAC, and start navigation. The following events DO NOT play a sound: Asterisk, Critical Stop, Exclamation, and System Notification. How can I fix this? I can appreciate any help. Thanks.

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A: Some System Sounds Won't Play

Have you tried changing the Sound Scheme to something other than the "Windows Default (modified)" that you have. Then change it back to the Windows Default Modified and see if that fixes it.

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Some system event sounds won't play in Vista on my Dell Inspiron 1525. It was working until about a week or two ago and I have no idea what happened. I've searched here and elsewhere, chatted with Dell tech support and tried absolutely everything I can think of.

The problem is some even sounds work, like Startup, Shutdown, mail notification and some don't like Asterisk, Default Sound, Close Program. When I use the Test button in the sound scheme scheme area the sound will play, but then the sound won't play when the event happens in Windows.

Things I've tried:
-updated sound driver (confirmed with Dell support)
-upgraded to SP2
-checked items in services.msc to make sure Themes support and other sounds items are running
-used default sound theme and overall theme
-checked Mixer to make sure nothing is muted (even though some sounds are playing)
-other things I can't even remember
-scannow

After upgrading to SP2 I apparently don't have restore points going back far enough.

Anything I can try? This is driving me nuts even though it's not anything critical. Thanks.

A:*Some* System Sounds Won't Play

other drivers can conflict with this..u can try getting drivermax its free and it will tell u what drivers need updated and things like that..idk try that

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Hi everyone,

My USB headphones worked perfectly up until last week. The headphones still play the Windows 8 system sounds, but when I try to use them with Youtube or VLC, they don't play any sound. The strange thing is when I go to Playback devices, the headphones are connected and installed as the default device, and they work perfectly if I test them in the playback menu. Headphones also work when I connect them with the 3,5mm cable.

Any one knows what might have caused the problem and mainly how to solve it? Thanks!

Rookie

A:USB headphones only play system sounds

Bump.

Anyone?

Thanks

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Hello,I was hoping someone could help me with a problem that I am having with my computer. I have been searching all over the internet for a solution and nothing so far has worked. The problem is that none of my Windows XP (SP3) system sounds work. If I go into the Control Panel to try and change the sound schemes, the Preview button is grayed out. I also do not get any audio in Realplayer or any web sites that use Flashplayer like Youtube. However Windows Media Player and Winamp both seem to be working fine. This seems to have just started randomly a few days ago.Some people have suggested installing the K-Lite codec pack and using a tool that is included to repair the sound. I have also tried reinstalling my sound card drivers and Flashplayer with no luck. Other people have suggested checking my registry for a missing "wavemapper" key which wasn't the problem either. When I try system restore it goes through the process and then tells me that no changes were made so unfortunately I can't use that.I haven't made any major hardware or software changes recently and I am out of ideas at this point.My motherboard:http://www.giga-byte.com/Products/Motherbo...me=GA-M57SLI-S4Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Windows won't play system sounds

Hi .Have you tried replacing any missing/corrupt system files...by using the sfc /scannow command?LEARN how to use SFC.EXE (system file checker) in this article! - http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html Did you try the K-Lite solution?Louis

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Hi, I recently upgraded to windows 7 (from vista) on my HP Pavillion dv9000 series (specifically dv9850ea)

Beforehand when I ran the upgrade advisor, I got a few warning about incompatabilities - the graphics card for example - but all seems fine after the upgrade.

My problem is with the audio - system sounds work fine, audio from youtube for example, works fine... but when I play divx videos (still need to test other formats) there is no audio with either media player or divx player. Also when I play a song on itunes, it will just hang on 00:00 and go no further.

I know its not a driver issue, as some sounds ARE working... but im stumped!

help!

A:Laptop will play system sounds but no other audio!

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jhughes1986


Hi, I recently upgraded to windows 7 (from vista) on my HP Pavillion dv9000 series (specifically dv9850ea)

Beforehand when I ran the upgrade advisor, I got a few warning about incompatabilities - the graphics card for example - but all seems fine after the upgrade.

My problem is with the audio - system sounds work fine, audio from youtube for example, works fine... but when I play divx videos (still need to test other formats) there is no audio with either media player or divx player. Also when I play a song on itunes, it will just hang on 00:00 and go no further.

I know its not a driver issue, as some sounds ARE working... but im stumped!

help!


It is probably one of a few things. a driver or codec, or configuration issue.
Just because sound works on some formats doesnt necessarily rule out a driver so I would check in device manager.

Codec--You may need one to plat the respective format, or you may have two codecs conflicting.

Config--something is configured incorrectly like a control panel
Ken

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Can anyone help me!?!?!? I have an hp pavillion 750c with XP Pro. My system sounds are not playing. I can play audio with Winamp with no problem but when I check the properties for Sounds and Audio Devices it says there are no audio devices, playback devices, etc. I have rolled back, uninstalled and updated drivers (not necessarily in that order) and have had no luck......Today all system sounds came back after a System Restore but were gone again after the next time I started up. What is going on here!?!?!The audio driver is Intel(r) 82801BA/BAM AC'97 Audio Controller
Please help!!!!
 

A:Can play streaming audio, but no system sounds

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I installed the XVid player for Windows XP Home the other day and it hung during installation so I had to restart my computer. All of a sudden I don't have any more system sounds and I can't play .wav or .midi files. I tried doing a system restore, but of course none of my restore points allow me to roll my computer back to that date. Then I tried troubleshooting it through Windows Support...no go. I removed and reinstalled my sound card and drivers (Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live!) and installed all the codecs I could find, still no dice. Here's the kicker...I can play MP3s through WinAmp and video with sound through Windows Media Player, but I can't play .wav files or .midi files. Whenever I go into Sounds and Audio Devices and highlight an event sound, the play button remains dimmed. If anyone has any ideas on how to fix this issue short of formatting my HD and reinstalling Windows, I would be very appreciative.

Losing patience quickly,

-Eric
 

A:System Event Sounds and Wav Files Won't Play

In the sounds and audio control panel is your sound card registered as the preferred device for playback ? What is listed in the MIDI box ?
 

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Well my computer had a virus, and thanks to the awesome people on this site I was able to fix it. Prior to that I tried to fix it myself using Malwarebytes. Anyway my computer was clean and everything was running normal. However, after I uninstalled Malwarebytes I tried to play music on Musicmatch Jukebox, and I got the error: Waveout not supported. This was odd because I was able to play music on itunes and Windows Media Player. Then I realized that I also could no longer hear system sounds and that I couldn't hear sound on youtube. I checked my soundcard: Creative Sound Blaster Live, which was working fine. I tried to reinstall Windows Media Player, which didn't help. I installed K-Lite Codec pack, which also didn't help. After I uninstalled K-Lite and went back to my original codec pack, CCCP, it was then that I got a prompt telling me that I was missing some Registry Keys which would affect my computer's sound. I'm wondering if I accidentally deleted something when I uninstalled Malwarebytes.You can view my original topic here, the sound issue is on the second page.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/276614/my-desktop-has-a-green-screen-telling-me-my-system-is-infected/Help to fix this issue would be greatly appreciated ^_^Thanks so much!

A:Cannot play system sounds or hear sound on youtube

have you tried removing your sound card from device manager, reboot, when computer restarts it will find the sound card and you can then re-install the drivers.

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recently reinstalled Windows due to upgrading my PC and now whenever a system sound is played (for example the error sound or exclamation sound) all other sounds, whether they be music files or games or anything else, will have their volume significantly reduced, even for a short time after the sound has played. makes it very irritating when, for example, listening to music while editing documents (exclamation sound playing on closing to save) I've already disabled the option in Communications tab of the sound settings but can find nothing else and a google search hasn't helped either

A:windows play system sound and all other sounds go quiet

I would try this: go into the device manager in the system section of the control panel; completely uninstall the sound card and any other associated components; reboot; let windows hopefully re-detect the card and any other components and reinstall them; reboot a second time. Try this out and see if it resolves your issue.

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Hi, i really really need help, coz my laptop compaq presario V3203tu does not have anymore sound coming out of the speakers or even when i try to plug in a pair of headphones and even the system sounds wont play..

i really want to get this fixed, but i dont know how? please help.

thanks.
 

A:Solved: No sound through speakers, headphones and even system sounds dont play.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6600 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3963 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 6 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 464503 MB, Free - 109261 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC
Antivirus: Norton 360 Premier Edition, Updated and Enabled

As the title suggests no sound through the laptop speakers or the headphone out. Last Saturday my laptop prompted me to download 2 important Windows updates. One of the two updates was Internet Explorer 10. After installation and restart everything seemed ok. Then I went on the internet and almost immediately I was getting this popup "Ulead MP3 Codec: About" "Ulead MP3 Codec v1.0.18" and then an OK button as the only option. You could proceed no further unless you clicked OK, but once clicked the web page froze. I believe I was trying to read NY Post online at the time. So I started Googling the problem and see that many others have the same most in association with checking either AOL email or some other web based email program and it was associated with sound. The fix recommended for everyone was either to turn off sounds in email, download Windows 7 Codec pack from MS Updates or to put Ulead.com as a blocked site on IE. I tried the latter two as I do not us web based email, rather I use MS Outlook. ... Read more

A:Solved: No sound through speakers, headphones, system sounds, DVD wont play

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Ok so I have a simple, but annoying problem. I have no Windows Sound Events like the login sound, the logout sound, and when the battery is low. Every other sound like playing music and running YouTube videos work fine. Even when I turn on my laptop I hear the whole computer startup sound, but I don't hear the login one. I don't understand the problem. I went into personilazation and went to Windows Sounds, but when I select one and click "Play" I don't hear anything. I tried the other Sound Themes and they don't work either. I ran the Fix It program for Audio, and it didn't find anything wrong.

A:No Windows Sounds, but regular sounds play fine

Hello! I have the same problem you have (or had?) with Windows 7 64bit. Everything is working good, but no system sound at all! No sound when I login..no sounds when i insert or remove USB devices..and so on! But sound is ok in youtube or in videogames...how did you fix that? If you fixed it?

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my computer won't play any sounds other than system sounds. i have a creative sound blaster PCI512 sound card and im running windows xp pro. i tried downloading the driver update from the creative website, but it had no effect.
 

A:trouble hearing sounds other than system sounds

try uninstalling your sound card from your device manager and check if your card is seated properly in the slot. re-install and boot.
if problem persists call a doctor. lol.
 

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Hi,

I've got a weird one: I hooked the HDMI from the PC to the television and get great picture, but the sound is weird. I get system "dings" and whatnot, but I don't get the audio from games or YouTube videos. I've already tried setting the default audio device to the HDMI port, but I get sound from the speakers on the PC, not via HDMI.

The video card is an EVGA 750 Ti SC, running on a Biostar HiFi A85W.

Thanks,
Jack

A:Get system sounds, but NO YouTube or game sounds. Help?

If you have the Default Audio Playback Device set as HDMI then you should be getting sound only from HDMI. Sounds like that is not happening.

You should have the NVDIA High Definition Audio and the regular PC audio (whatever that is) shown in the Device Manager, Sounds section. If you do not have NVIDIA High Defintion Audio, or only the generic Windows installed "high Definition audio driver (codec) shown for the HDMI audio that could be the problem.

Uninstall the Video Card, in the Device Manager (do not uninstall the drivers) then restart the PC and when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the Video Card. See if this corrects the problem. If not, install or reinstall the latest NVIDIA driver.

Jack (too)

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Hi there,
Recently I've been having a problem with the sound on my computer. I can only play MP3s and WMAs, but only in Windows Media Player. .wavs do not play, which means there are no system sounds. And when I'm watching something on a site like youtube, the sound won't play either.

A:Certain sounds won't play

I've also tried to install codecs, but that didn't work either

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I've got the RC beta of W7 installed on the 5th.
My motherboard is an Asus P5Q-E with Soundmaxx audio.
I plug my headphones into the front audio jack and it is NOT seen by W7.
I move the plug to the rear jack and it is not recognized.
Go to Sound control panel and the headphones are listed as the default device but it is greyed out and can't be used.
When I look at the volume settings for the system I see the green bars moving. There is sound in there somewhere but I can't access it.
The headphones work.
The front jack works.
According to W7 my drivers are OK.
I do not have enough knowledge to know where to look next.
Hope somebody can help me fix this.
Thanks.
Halfbaked

A:W7 does not play any sounds. Need help.

Hello Halfbaked,

First of all, have you the latest Vista driver for your chipset ? You can find it here : http://dlsvr01.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mis...10_Vista_n.rar

Then I heard of that problem, it seems that your headphones are the default device whereas you should have the speakers as a default, try to install the driver i linked in order to see if it can solve that problem.

Good luck !

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My IE will not play sounds from sites like ebaum, youtube, etc. I went into IE advanced settings and checked the box beside play sounds but nothing is working. Any advice would be appreciated.
 

A:IE7 will not play sounds

What are the settings on "control panel">device volume>advanced???
Ben
 

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Hi there,
Recently I've been having a problem with the sound on my computer. I can only play MP3s and WMAs, but only in Windows Media Player. .wavs do not play, which means there are no system sounds. And when I'm watching something on a site like youtube, the sound won't play either. I've also tried to install codecs, but that didn't work either. I'm using Windows Vista.
 

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Well, that's it, mostly. I know VB.Net can play sounds, but I have no idea how to do it. Little help please?
 

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I installed the latest build 7100 and it won't let me play my music. I get a popup window with the message:

Windows Media Player cannot access the file. The file might be in use, you might not have access to the computer where the file is stored, or your proxy settings might not be correct.

I tried taking ownership of the directory, but still no go.
What am I doing wrong??

A:Won't let me play my sounds

Did you install the driver for your soundcard?

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Greetings,

Over the past couple of days, my kids have been saying that they hear sounds starting to play out of nowhere. I've checked active programs and processes, the only thing that is suspect is an item in start-up: c:\progamfiles\commonfiles\alg.exe ... I've ran MalwareBytes, removed the items it suggested, uninstalled the torrent and p2p program the kids were using, and performed the log scans as outlined. Here they are. Any help would be appreciated...

JP Balzen


DDS (Ver_09-11-24.02) - NTFSx86
Run by John at 21:35:53.21 on Fri 11/27/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18828 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Basic 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.1918.785 [GMT -5:00]

SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
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A:Sounds play out of nowhere

Hi,

Please do the following:

Download Combofix from either of the links below, and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2



**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**

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IMPORTANT - Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools. If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link here
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Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.When finished, it will produce a report for you.
Please post the C:\ComboFix.txt for further review.

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Windows XP Home Edition
IE 7
Windows Media Player 11
(All of these installed a week ago)

Issue:
Webpages with mp3 backgrounds (i.e., bgsound) are not played by IE7; there is no sound.

What works:
- Playing the same file directly from my PC (no IE).
- Get sound OK from this webpage using another PC.
- Get sound OK playing YouTube vids

Checked:
- Browser Setting - Playing sound from webpages is enabled.
- Volume: All volumes up; no volumes muted.

Tried:
- A popular registry import fix (no change); re-imported original key settings
- Installed Windows Media Player SDK (no change).
- Ran FileMon during the time when the webpage would be initiating the mp3. Some files were shown as "not found", but those may normally not be found, for all I know.

Add-Ons listed by IE:
Adobe PDF Link Helper
Diagnose Connection Problems...
HP Clipbook
HP Print Clips
HP Print Enhancer
HP Smart Select
NitroPDFBHO Class
PDF Download
PDF Download - Options
Shockwave Flash Object
Windows Messenger

I don't see a Windows Media Player ActiveX listed. Should there be?

Thanks
 

A:IE does not play sounds

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The volume on taskbar is turned all the way up like it playing but no sounds plays.
I dont know what happen to the sounds.I went to sounds and its say it's works.

A:Sounds wont play

Originally Posted by lynn618


The volume on taskbar is turned all the way up like it playing but no sounds plays.
I dont know what happen to the sounds.I went to sounds and its say it's works.



Hey lynn,


Did the sound work before?

When you went to sounds and it was working do you mean here?
[IMG]file:///C:/Users/pooch/Desktop/Capture.JPG[/IMG]

If yes then try clicking configure and follow the Wizard to setup your speakers

Next click on properties
and then on levels
Then make sure that the sound is turned up
I hope this helps

Pooch

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Hi, I've recently had a lot of spyware on my computer that I've been trying to get rid of. I've got a big part of it removed, but after my efforts my speakers have something weird going on. I can play music from my iTunes fine, but any sound I try to play from my browser won't play. I don't get any errors, I just don't hear anything.

The only audio device I have in my device manager is "Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device", which makes little sense to me. I'm not sure if that's referring to my speakers or not. When I go to Sounds and Audio Devices in the control panel though, it tells me there are no audio devices connected.

So my questions are: Is this "Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device" referring to my speakers? And if not, what can I do to get my computer to detect the speakers? Obviously they're hooked up right and functional, so what else could the problem be?

My operating system is XP. Hopefully I gave you guys enough information. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Some sounds won't play

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Hey all. I'm wondering why windows 7 doesn't allow you to play sounds thru 2 different jacks or ports. As in, my case has USB, front headphones jack, and rear speakers jack.

But I can only at one time use one of the 3. I can only have sounds routed thru my speakers. Or thru my headphone jack, or my USB headphones. I can't have 2 running.

Basically sometimes I want game sounds thru speakers and vent thru headphones. Or much simpler, I want 2 headphones running so my girlfriend and I can watch hulu together.

My audio drivers are all up to date. It's a Windows 7 option/setting or lack there of.

How do I get it to play sound thru both the front and rear speaker jacks simultaneously?

A:Play sounds thru 2 ports

No help?

Not even a "Sorry, that's not possible?"

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When I change a few system event sounds, such as Logon and Logoff soundswith two particular files, NOT default Windows sounds, and "test" they won't play, but if I set them back to default or any other .wav file in the drop-down list, those all work. I might note, that I made this change and did have the sounds working, but now, they won't work at all. I have tried to move the file and redirect the "system" to the new location and nothing. I can open the sound clips in Media Player and they are fine, but "windows" just won't play the audio when I logoff or logon. Any suggestions folks?

A:Sounds will not play when not set to default ones

FIXED!

Did a driver rollback on my Raeltek HD audio card, retried and all is working! Funny thing is, ALL the defaul Windows Media .wav files played, but messing around, I also found that Windows Narrator wouldn't work either! After I did the driver roll back, all was fine!

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Hello, from my username you can tell I am experienced with Macs. However, I am using a Windows computer for a school project and I am having trouble with Powerpoint.

I'm using several sound files for my presentation. Most of them are midi files from Clip Art. Everything was working fine, and all the sounds were playing, so I saved the presentation and then I added another file, in wav format.

This file wouldn't play in previews or in the slideshow, so I deleted it and tried again. Still didn't work. I took it out again, and tested the presentation without it. None of the other sounds would play.

How can I get the sounds to play, and what do you think caused this? I didn't move any files or anything. This is so confusing!

Any help would be appreciated.
-macbook_girl
 

A:Powerpoint Won't Play Sounds?

What version of PowerPoint are you using?

Are you sure the sound has NOT been "muted' on this system?
 

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Okay, so this problem has been bugging me for a couple of weeks now. My computer will not play any sounds through the speakers unless it is through a media player and the file is on my computer. I have a Realtek AC97 sound driver. I know that my speakers are fine because my Xbox 360 is hooked up to them and they play perfectly.

I have even done an XP repair install, this has not helped either. Sometimes, when a sound needs to be played, the speakers make a bumping crack (if you know what I mean ). When I play a game on my computer, they just make a constant crackle. It is as if they want to play an instrument but don't have a music book.

I tried downloading that codec pack (forgot the name, but it's popular). I have tried fully uninstalling all my sound drivers and stuff and then reinstalling from manufacturer's website. I have tried all the suggestions out there about editing the registry and stuff, they haven't done anything either.

I did get it back from the pc shop recently because they replaced the hard drive with a new 500gb one and the sound did not work from the moment I turned it on. I would like to avoid having to spend more money there and instead see if this is something I can fix with a mouse and keyboard?

Thanks for reading and I hope you can help.
 

A:Sounds ONLY play from files?

Take the computer back to the repair shop. They shouldn't charge you to fix this sound issue
 

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Windows XP Home Edition
IE 7
Windows Media Player 11
(All of these installed a week ago)

Issue:
Webpages with mp3 backgrounds (i.e., bgsound) are not played by IE7; there is no sound.

What works:- Playing the same file directly from my PC (no IE).
- Get sound OK from this webpage using another PC.
- Get sound OK playing YouTube vids

Checked:- Browser Setting - Playing sound from webpages is enabled.
- Volume: All volumes up; no volumes muted.

Tried:- A popular registry import fix (no change); re-imported original key settings
- Installed Windows Media Player SDK (no change).
- Ran FileMon during the time when the webpage would be initiating the mp3. Some files were shown as "not found", but those may normally not be found, for all I know.

Add-Ons listed by IE [toolbarcop.exe not runnable]:
Adobe PDF Link Helper
Diagnose Connection Problems...
HP Clipbook
HP Print Clips
HP Print Enhancer
HP Smart Select
NitroPDFBHO Class
PDF Download
PDF Download - Options
Shockwave Flash Object
Windows Messenger

I don't see a Windows Media Player ActiveX listed. Should there be?

Thanks

A:IE doesn't play sounds

Try to use that web site with the Mizilla firefox , it working , then its a case with internet explorer , for that sake , open the internet explorer Tools > internet options > advaced . and click on the reset. it will solve your issue .
But if that is not playing then its a case of device drivers . on the computer .

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Hi everyone,Until a few minutes ago my computer was playing sound files perfectly fine. All of a sudden I can't play any sound anymore. I tried testing Windows sounds in Control Panel -> Sounds and Devices, but an error messages appears which says -"ErrorWindows cannot play the file %systemroot%\media\Windows XP Battery Critical.wav file. It may be damaged or may not be a valid sound file. Replace the file and try again."I'm also unable to hear audio on the Internet and on Windows Media Player / VLC.Any idea what could have gone wrong? Edit: I have a Dell Dimension 9150.

A:Can't play sounds on my computer

If you go to start, run, devmgmt.msc do you see any yellow question marks next to your sound drivers? It used to happen to every time I ran windows update on xp, it replaced my drivers with ones that didn't work.

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Hi,. i for some reason cannot get my windows sounds to play. In the control panel/sounds and audio devices box, it is set to play them. But for soem reason doesnt. It also doesnt preview them. All other sound play, and when i manually play the files via c:/windows/media they play fine through windows media player. Can anyone help with this?? I have also noticed i can't seem to get sounds to play through webpages. For example, www.ebaumsworld.com, none of the sounds from there will play. Any help would be appreciated, thanks

Dan

P.S windows XP Pro
 

A:Windows sounds will not play.....

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It's wierd,I can play music in Itunes but I can't hear sounds from anything else! I opened sound properties everythings like grayed out! And when I try to play windows sounds it says that it can't play the sound and my video may be in use. I tried starting the service but it wan't work!
Here's what I see:

 

A:Solved: Cannot play sounds

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I have Win XP Home SP3 and I use mIRC 6.35 for xdcc download. When I choose mp3 file to play sound for events that listed at Tools --> options -->sounds,

mIRC crashes and a message appear saying that " mIRC has encountered a problem and need to close".

If I went to set sound for even I have first to convert them to .wav.

What is the solution since some scripts like xdcc klipper for mIRC doesn't allow you to choose the files for the sound and they are mp3?

Note : I can play mp3 file normally outside mIRC ( I can play them with windows media player 11 , media player classic or VLC)

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I click on the speaker
then audio devices
then sounds
I click on (example desktop mail notification)

windows notify email. wav pops up
I click on test

no sounds

and this goes all wav. files

A:no wav. file sounds will play

Do you have a filetype association for .wav - here: Control Panel\Programs\Default Programs\Set Associations

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Audio output in media player 9/10 sounds like it is playing too fast, the person's voice sounds like they are one of the chipmunks. No not Alvin hahaha
Anyway what would cause this? ALVIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hahaha
 

A:CD's play but it sounds like the Chipmunks

WMP9 win2K rebuilt computer a while back and it has been this way since. Maybe up for XP and WMP10 but would like avoid that if possible for a year or two. XP's not cheap. Any help would be very much appreciated. Jim Croce doesn't cut it as one of the chipmonks.
 

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I've been having this really strange problem lately. Sometimes when I plug in or in rare cases when I unplug my headphones random sounds starts playing. Advertising, sounds from movies, music, anything.

It seems to start playing, not at the beginning of the "sounds", and it does not play until the end of them. Also, these sounds are NOT on my computer anywhere. They are completely unrecognized by me. When they play, a strange "program" appears in the sound mixer. See attached screenshot.

Anyone else having this problem?

A:Random sounds play

Sorry for another post, it seemed like the image was deleted from the host server.

Also, I might add that there are often several random sounds playing simultaneously.

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Good morning all.

I have MSoutlook 2010 on my Vaio which I access remotely via RealVNC in another part of the house which works absolutely fine. However what I would like is when that windows 7 machine plays a sound notifying that new mail has just come in, I would like that sound, or all sounds from that laptop, to actually be played into or on my second (main) windows 7 pc, which is on another floor in the house, through it's own soundcard.

So to summarise, how can you stream all sound from one pc to another. I am willing to consider any ideas.

I was not sure whether(?) to place my request here, or under the Sound issues forum. Apologies if I've submitted this in the wrong place.



Thank you for looking.

A:Is there anyway to play sounds on one pc but have it played on anothe

I found the solution if anybody is interested.

How to Hear Audio from the Remote PC when Using Remote Desktop - wikiHow

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I have a problem with my sound that I cannot figure out myself and therefore I hope someone can help me find a solution to it here.


The problem;
Note; I have connected my spekears like this (HDMI from computer to my reciver to my speakers: http://i45.tinypic.com/2cr9gyt.png seems like it's my GPU that handels it and it's a GTX 670 thats up to date.


What happens is that whenever I play World of Warcraft and play music, it starts to crackle (The sound that is) and kinda goes into slow motion mode. IT happens to wow sound also, but not when I use my headphones..



Anyone has any idea what can be the cause and how to fix it?

A:My sounds crackles when I play games.

There are many posts on this and other forums about this problem. Unfortunately, there is no "one fix" for the problem.

Several general items that have been known to cause that is (1) a Wi-Fi adapter (if you have one disable it and see if that helps), video and sound drivers (update to the latest and in this case NVIDIA), cell and wireless phones close to the PC, etc.

You can look over the many posts here, but most are not dealing with HDMI audio, they are dealing with regular PC audio and speakers or headsets.

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my computer has had no problem like this before.
i have been listening to music on media player all day, watching anime in japanese with subtitles and hearing all the normal computer sounds.
I paused the music to go downstairs and when i got back to press play all of a sudden it was static. The kind of noise from a blank tv channel like the movie the ring.
its not just media player. its every single sound. Msn alerts, vlc player, anything off the net too.
Ive read a tonne of similar problems but none the same. my static is only there to replace the original noise.

Ive tried rebooting, system restore, checking everything to do with sound in device manager, run a couple of different virus scans....I have not had one single error report on any program....

oh man if someone can help with this ill love you
please try something, i havent seen anything like this anywhere

i have windows xp
 

A:Solved: all sounds play static

could it be an issue with yr speakers? sounds obvious but have you tried headphones?
 

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I know this is kind of a sore thumb in a forum full of computer related problems, but when I thought who could help me with this kind of stuff, I could only think of you guys.

Problem:
I recently found a Amplifier on the side of the road, it hadn't rain recently, and it had no scratches, scuffs or anything like that. It even had its power cord still bunched up with a easy-tie. So it must of been well respected when it was being used.
I brought it home and plugged it in. The display lit up and all the buttons on the front worked. When I plugged in a stereo and a speaker, nothing played even though it was set up right. The speaker and radio worked on a second, not so healthy amp, so it must be the amp's problem. I may have narrowed it down when I turned the amp itself onto radio, and it started to pick up radio waves and told me if I had the right frequency and how strong the channel was, so I am assuming its a output problem. When the case was opened up, the only fuse I could find wasn't blown, from what I could tell. (It did have a bulge, like a bit of sodder, but the wire didn't shake when the machine was moved.

Stereo Amp:
JVC RX-305 FM/AM Computer Controlled Receiver
Radio:
aiwa CA-DW480
Speaker:
Dynaco A25 (I think, they look similar)

Picture:
Sorry for the bad image quality, poor lighting and im using a webcam.
 

A:JVC Amplifier wont play sounds

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I'm having the same problem. I'm running a gtx 680 4gb with the latest drivers on an asus rampage iv extreme using the hdmi out of the video card to my receiver. It shows in windows that it is connected to my integra dtc-9.8 and I get a picture and multichannel sound. When I go to play a game I get multichannel sound but there is constant crackling which make it unlistenable. I'm convinced this is an NVIDIA issue and it shouldn't have anything to do with anything else hooked up to the computer (all I have is the video card and a usb keyboard and mouse.) It seems like the port isn't powerful enough to push a strong enough signal for the 5.1 audio and the video, at least that's what it seems like. If anyone has figured out this issue please please reply. thanks

A:My sounds crackles when I play games

Sound crackling and popping is a frequent problem posted here and in other forums.

Have you checked the regular PC sound system (not the HDMI/Video sound) to see if you get the noise there?

There is no "one fix" for the problem. Some of it is caused by drivers and some by other things such as wi-fi. First suggestion is to update the Video card drivers (as you apparently have an NVIDIA video card get the latest from NVIDIA). If you have a wi-fi adapter, disable that.

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Hi, I bought my XBOX two days ago, and yesterday I got an HDTV for it, a 47' RCA. I have properly plugged in all of the correct jacks, the green, blue. and red video plugs, and the red and white audio plugs, into the same video mode of course CMP1. It will not play any sounds but I know it's not my xbox cable because first of all, I just bought it, and second of all I used it on my smaller TV and the sounds plays perfectly, only problem with the smaller one is I can't read anything because the font is too small. You should probably know that I got it second hand off of a friend and he used his cable TV on it and it played the audio, I don't know if something happened after that but he didn't move it around too much. I also bought an HDMI cable (which supports sound AND video) and tried that too, same problem, no sound, perfect picture quality. I would appreciate any feedback or help. I may have to take it in to get it fixed but I would like to try as much as I can before I do, as I get very irritated about spending money for something I could've fixed myself, as do we all.

Things I've tried:
Gone through the menu messed around with audio menu
Plugged in computer speakers into the head phone jack
Plugged headphones into the headphone jack
Throwing it against the wall
I've gone through the XBOX audio settings
Tried CMP1 and 2
Tried HDMI
Tried plugging it into extra audio ports

Edit: I also realized that this may not be the correct thr... Read more

A:HDTV won't play sounds for XBOX360

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Hope someone is good with Flash files. I only want this movie I made and put on my index page to play the sound once.

So, if a visitor clicks on "products" and then goes back to the home page...I do not want the movie to play the sounds again.

So, basically, the movie should just play sounds only when you first come to the website.

Any clue? Thanks to all.
 

A:Want Flash file to play sounds only ONCE

OK. This isn't the "coolest" solution, but here is what I did to get the sound to only play once.

I just made an index-2 file and attached a .swf with no sound to that file. Then I just linked all the pages to index-2 instead of index.

No more sound everytime you press home. Only when you first enter the page.

Thanks!!!!
 

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I'm running windows 7 ultimate on an acer aspire 3050.

System sounds play fine, sound from my internet browser plays fine, but any audio file I try to play doesn't work, any video I play has no audio.
I've tried playing different files with different players (Windows media player, media player classic, divx player, quicktime player, vlc player)
Audio and video files start up in WMP and then an error pops up "windows media player encountered a problem" all other players will play the file but no sound is produced.

I need help here, I've tried everything from system restore, reinstalling the players, downloading new audio files to test, to reinstalling my audio driver.

I'm out of ideas here

A:Audio files don't play but other sounds do...

Hi Designation7,

Welcome to the forums. Have you installed a codec pack? I can recommend Shark007's as one of the best around
Shark007.net - Windows 7 Codecs - WMP12 Codecs

If you have already installed one, there could be a problem with it, so try Sharks.

Good Luck

Tim

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Hope someone is good with Flash files. I only want this movie I made and put on my index page to play the sound once.

So, if a visitor clicks on "products" and then goes back to the home page...I do not want the movie to play the sounds again.

Any clue? Thanks to all.
 

A:Want Flash file to play sounds ONCE

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=129062

Closing duplicate, please post question only once.
 

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Hello! I am having a problem with the sound drivers/cards on my Dell optiplex gx620. I can only run 1 program with audio (normally windows media player). I treied youtube on Google chrome, lunascape, IE and firefox. wont work at all. and if windows media player isnt the first program i run, then it gives me an error message that states that i may not have sound cards/drivers installed or may be in use by another program. i have gone through my audio devices and found nothing. I click on the volume controll and an error message that says "There are no active mixer devices available"

If any other details are needed then feel free to let me know.

Great melinko

A:Windows wont play sounds

Hi,

Try to restore your current setting. From Advanced Boot Options (By pressing F8 on BIOS) select Last Known Good Configuration (advanced).

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