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Sound Works Fine - Sound Icon has a red cross

Q: Sound Works Fine - Sound Icon has a red cross

It's very odd. It just appeared the other day and I have no idea how I caused it. Usually that means no output device detected, but it is detected and sound works.

Hovering over the sound icon it says:

Volume: 100
Speakers
Realtek High Definition Audio

The volume control won't display.

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Each time I try to play a song or video in wmp, itunes, VLC media player, InterVideo, etc. I get absolutely no sound. Videos play, I can see the images perfectly fine, but there's silence.
However, if I want to watch a video on youtube or anywhere else online, the sound works. There's got to be a simple solution to this but I can't seem to find it. Any help? I've been putting up with this for a long time and I'd really like to finally get it sorted out.
Oh and before you ask, the media players are not muted.

A:No sound when playing music or video, but internet sound works fine

Originally Posted by withherlipsonly


Each time I try to play a song or video in wmp, itunes, VLC media player, InterVideo, etc. I get absolutely no sound. Videos play, I can see the images perfectly fine, but there's silence.
However, if I want to watch a video on youtube or anywhere else online, the sound works. There's got to be a simple solution to this but I can't seem to find it. Any help? I've been putting up with this for a long time and I'd really like to finally get it sorted out.
Oh and before you ask, the media players are not muted.



Try vista codec pack:
Shark007's Codecs Homepage

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Hi Guys,

wondering if someone can shed some light on the situation. I have recently bought an acer aspire 8930G laptop and its been fine until recently.

If im playing sound whether its on youtube or any other sound related website and open for example an mp3 via windows media player, the sound becomes muffled and slows down.

Then if I close all applications and reopen windows media to play the MP3, it says "theres no sound device installed"??

I have to then restart for it to work properly again.

I have antivirus installed etc and am very sensible in what i download..

Would this be a driver fault? or hardware?

Thanks Guys
 

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Help!! I have a new (ish) laptop and everything has been fine until a couple of days ago when a red cross appeared on the speaker icon.  I've run the diagnostic tool by clicking on the icon but only my Bose wireless headphones appear in the list, and the tool is unable to resolve the probem with the speakers.  When I use the Bose wireless headphones, the red cross goes and the headphones work fine.  I've tried the Device Manager too to clear the red cross issue, but cannot find a way for it to help resolve the problem. The laptop doesn't have any sound from the speakers, nothing.  If I plug normal/ regular headphones into the jack, then the Bang & Olufsen message appears on the screen to notify that the headphones have been connected, but there is no sound from the headphones and the cross remains on the speaker icon. If I hover over the red cross then a message appears "no speakers or headphones are plugged in"     

A:No sound from speakers, red cross on speaker icon

Hello @George73,  Before we go to the software part of this red x volume icon we will first have to check if your hardware is operating in the necessary parameters. Move the mouse pointer over the lower right side of the screen for the ?Charms? bar to open.Left click or tap on the ?Settings? feature you have in the charms bar. In the search box you are presented in the ?Settings? feature you need to write ?Device Manager?. After the search is finished you will need to left click or tap on the ?Device Manager? icon. If you are prompted by a window you will need to type in the administrator account and password to go further with the steps below. Double click (left click) on the ?Sound, video and game controllers? feature in the device manager window. In the expanded menu in the ?Sound, video and game controllers? feature look to see if you have there a sound card and if it is properly installed. Note: if it is not properly installed you will see a yellow sign next to it or you won?t have a sound card present in that menu. If you have a yellow sign next to the sound card you will need to left click on that icon. Left click on the ?Properties? feature after you clicked on the sound card. Left click or tap on the ?General? tab you have in the properties window. You will have a box under the ?Device status? feature and you will see in that box what exactly the issue with... Read more

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Help!! I have a new (ish) laptop and everything has been fine until a couple of days ago when a red cross appeared on the speaker icon.  I've run the diagnostic tool by clicking on the icon but only my Bose wireless headphones appear in the list, and the tool is unable to resolve the probem with the speakers.  When I use the Bose wireless headphones, the red cross goes and the headphones work fine.  I've tried the Device Manager too to clear the red cross issue, but cannot find a way for it to help resolve the problem. The laptop doesn't have any sound from the speakers, nothing.  If I plug normal/ regular headphones into the jack, then the Bang & Olufsen message appears on the screen to notify that the headphones have been connected, but there is no sound from the headphones and the cross remains on the speaker icon. If I hover over the red cross then a message appears "no speakers or headphones are plugged in"     

A:No sound from speakers, red cross on speaker icon

Hello @George73, Please check your other post : https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Audio/No-sound-from-speakers-red-cross-on-speaker-icon/m-p/60...   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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Any help?

Realtek AC'97 Audio
 

A:Sound works fine in XP, but no sound in DOS

Without DOS drivers, it's not a surprise. I suspect your DOS will be silent...
 

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Windows 7 32-bit won't play sound.

Device Manager\Sound, video and game controllers\High Definition Audio Device ok.
Double click and window says:
High Definition Audio Device Properties\General: Device status says This device is working properly.

Speakers are plugged in and make a crackle when plugging in to correct holes.

Mystery?

A:Sound/Mixer icon has red cross. No Audio Output Device is installed.

If it's shown as "working properly" in the Device Manager, the speaker icon you have can also be because the sound is muted.

You show "High Definition Audio Device" rather than the actual sound device which suggests you have the generic Windows/Microsoft installed sound driver rather than the actual sound driver from the motherboard vendor. In many cases the generic Windows driver does not work or work correctly.

You can try and uninstall/reinstall by RIGHT clicking on the entry for the sound and then LEFT click "Uninstall" (DO NOT check the box to uninstall the drivers) then restart the PC and when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the sound. This fixes a lot of flakey problems.

If the uninstall/reinstall does not fix it, the next step is to get the correct sound drivers and install them.

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So yesterday I was just installing PowerPoint, and watching some youtube videos meanwhile. Then suddenly I didn't hear any sound from the headset. I plugged it in and out and so on, nothing. I tried with another headset, nothing. I tried with headphones, nothing. I uinstalled PowerPoint to see if that was the problem, nope.
I had my speakers on and they worked fine. I plugged in my headset and then it I tried, but I only hear the speakers sound, not the headset.

A:No sound in headsets, but speakers works fine.

Check device manager>Sound, video and game controllers to see if everything is enabled and active


Control panel>sound will show individual outputs


Here you can check headphone status

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So I bought a laptop (Dell Votro 2520) It came with Windows 8 pre installed. Its a wonderful machine but the only problem is that when I plug in the headphones I get sound only in the left speaker. Same is the case with the external speakers, if I connect my external speakers to it I only get sound in the left speakers.
 
I thought there was something wrong with the sound port, but I was wrong. I checked it on Linux by loading Ubuntu from Live CD and the the sound works perfectly in Linux.
 
So its a driver issue? But why am I the only one with this problem? I cant seem to find this reported anywhere.
 
Here is what I did:
 
- I updated my windows to windows 8.1.
- I installed the Dell system detect software in my system to detect outdated drivers. It detected the sound driver (Cirrus Logic HD Audio) to be outdated and updated it to the latest version. The current version on my laptop is 6.24.15.4.
 
I'm open to suggestions. How can I fix this? 
 
Thank you

A:Sound works fine in Linux but not in Windows

If it's working fine in Linux, it means that it works better with generic drivers. You may want to try uninstalling the Cirrus Logic driver and let Windows 8 decide which driver to use upon reboot.
 
Or, go to sound setting and check if it is analog audio. You may be having problems with digital audio or vice versa.

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For Christmas I got a Total Bithead, headphone amp. While it's plugged into my desktop, can only seem to get sound out of iTunes and that's it. I do not get sound out of my browsers. When I unplug the amp, things seem to work fine.

Link to product in question: http://www.headphone.com/headphone-amps/headroom-total-bithead.php

I'm using onboard sound from an Asus A8N-SLI Premium motherboard. Any ideas?

EDIT*

I just confirmed that I'm not getting any other sounds by trying to play sounds from Window's Control Panel sounds menu.
 

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hi, i have a toshiba satellite L655 that runs on windows 7. i'm having a problem with the volume icon on my taskbar.. it's not there. It was there yesterday, but when i logged on today it wasnt on the taskbar as it should be. The volume on the computer works perfectly normal. i can turn the volume up and down with the volume buttons or simply going through the control panel. i've tried to look and see if i could solve the problem myself, but i have been unsuccessful. I dont understand why it just "vanished" from the taskbar. if anyone knows how to help, let me know! i would appreciate any type of help! thank youu

A:Sound is fine, but no volume icon on taskbar?!?!?!

try this

Right click in the task bar where the icons are normally displayed
pop up menu
properties.
Under system icons
always show
check volume.
Click Apply.

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Hi,

While I was using Skype on my Desktop Computer today to call my friend I used the microphone of the headset and I used External speakers.

In the middle of our conversation I did not get any sound from my speakers anymore, but the microphone still worked fine.

My computer uses the on-board audio sockets. I do not have a separate soundcard.

Help! What's wrong?

I tried restarting, checking the inside of the CPU for dust and possibly other problems. I tried changing speakers but it still wouldn't work. The motherboard is fairly new.. a little more than 6 months and doesn't have a guarantee on it anymore.

There is one thing i noticed though, sometimes when I touch the CPU I get an electric shock. So I put a wire from the casing to the wall (a friend suggested that). Might there be something wrong with the grounding and have blown my onboard audio out thing?

Please Help!
Thanks in advance.

~ CGS ~
 

A:Solved: Help! No sound from onboard audio out, but mic works fine.

Never heard of getting a shock from a case. Did you put the ground wire on before or after this happened? Double check your Sound Properties in the Control panel and make sure there isn't anything muted.
 

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I have a desktop (HP - Vista) and I finally got my stereo bluetooth headphones working. One problem...

NOW MY EXTERNAL (WIRED) SPEAKERS WONT WORK!

You know, where I plug the green jack into the green hole in the back of the computer. No sound comes out!

What happened. How do I fix this, so sound works out of my speakers, but when I turn on my bluetooth device it switches to bluetooth? and when i turn my bluetooth off, it switches to my speakers?

Hubie the Nubie

A:Bluetooth sound works fine, but speakers dont!

BUMP. Please help. I can only listen to music via my bluetooth headphones. I want to plug in external speakers into the green jack - but no sound is coming out. What setting do I need to switch. HELP!

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Not sure why, but sound seems to work fine for a while on my Vista machine, which has an Audiophile 2496 sound card, but then at some undetermined juncture, it goes mute. Restarting the machine, brings it back, but it is annoying. Not sure what causes it. It iwlll run fine for a day, and then, middle of the next day, it will be gone.. Cannot see a pattern, but I am looking for advice. It comes back from screen saver fine usually.. All of a sudden, sound will just not be there..

Any advice appreciated..
 

A:Sound works fine, and then goes away. Have latest driver. vista

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No sound from speaker but headphones works well

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Ive been using W7 since the early builds and am on HP 32bit these days.
In the past if i lost internet connection i would get a red cross on the network icon. This would go away once connection was restored.
This past week or so this cross keeps appearing. Thing is the connection is fine, no problens what so ever.

Anyone else experienced this. Please no "Clean install" replies, thats way to drastic.

Thanks for any help.

A:Nework icon has a red cross on it but connection is fine

It sounds as though it could be a driver issue. On the odd occasion when I lose connectivity, it's only to the Internet so my icon just shows a yellow triangle with the exclamation mark superimposed on it. Fortunately, my router automatically reconnects if this happens, so I'm not down for more than about a minute.

As your board is based on the NVidia nForce 570 SLI MCP, you could try to see if these drivers might help (make sure that you create a restore point prior to installing) NVIDIA DRIVERS 15.53 WHQL

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On my Surface Pro 4, when using IE 11 some web site streaming (e.g. CNN Go, MSNBC Live, etc.) have no audio (video is fine), while other audio is fine (e.g. YouTube). The same sites stream fine on the SP4 in Edge, and stream fine on my desktop using both IE 11 and Edge. It appears that HTML5 sites are fine but Flash sites are not. I've looked at all of the places I could think of (Flash and audio settings, etc.) but cannot seem to find what's causing no audio of some streams in IE on the SP4.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Thank you.

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I'm having an odd problem.  When I try to open any web browser to watch Spectrum TV or HBOgo there is no sound.  If I then open a video file such as mkv the sound works.  Then when I go back to the web browser the audio magically works.  It's as if the playing of the video file kicks in the sound.
 
The same behavior occurs when using integrated sound and an Asus Xonar sound card.  (I thought buying the sound card would fix the problem but it didn't)  I've tried reinstalling audio, video, and chipset drivers also.  The Volume Mixer also shows that sound is playing in Internet Explorer when there is no sound, strange.
 
I have an HDMI running from my computer to a BenQ projector and the audio jack on the projector is hooked up to a Vizio sound bar.  If I let the sound bar turn off by itself from inactivity then turn it back on the sound works but this only works rarely. 
 
Any thoughts?
 
 
 
Intel Core i3-6100 3M 3.7 GHz
ASUS H110M-E/M.2 LGA 1151
Crucial 8GB 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2133
Asus Xonar sound card
Geforce GTX 550 Ti 
Win 10 Pro

A:No sound from web browser but playing video file works fine

I don't think Spectrum or HBO are available in the UK - I may be wrong - but my experience of TV and radio players is that they all have internal volume controls. Check that these are turned up to their maxmum and then use your normal speaker volume to control the final sound level.
 
Chris Cosgrove

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Hello everyone, you guys seem to know your stuff so Ill ask for your help:

I have a frustrating problem with my brand new XPC Shuttle computer. Everything works fine, just not sound. I tried hooking up the computer via HDMI to a TV for the first time as I didnt have a monitor - sound works just fine. Then later I removed the casing and installed 4 more Gbs of RAM for a total of 8. In order to do this I had to remove and reinsert the videocard. Computer was never on during that procedure.

Now, I cannot for the love of God make this computer produce sound trough the (correctly) connected audio jacks while it is hooked up to a proper pc monitor - Ive tried with numerous speaker/headphone devices which all are in mint condition (confirmed with other devices).

My OS is Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. In the sound manager down in the corner it said at first only "Realtek Digital Output". I figured this could mean that somehow, using HDMI cable (as it was the first monitor I used the system on) that the system defaulted on a HDMI output for sound. It would not show bars for anything else, and Speaker/Headphone devices were listed as "not connected" - despite clearly being so. It seemed at first like a problem with drivers - classic stuff. Please dont go there: Drivers are installed, up to date.

Then I launched Realtek HD audio manager and checked the box "Disable front panel jack detection" - as instructed by the program in case I had proble... Read more

A:HDMI sound output works just fine, audio jacks not at all! New PC

My problem seems very similiar to this gentleman's:

No Audio Output via Front and Rear Jacks

He seems to not have found a fix to his problem too. About my system: Could you guys look at the pictures attached to this post?

Thank you so much for any insight or help!

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Just the other day, my music was playing no problem. I could listen to music on my website, and in Winamp like I always do. Today, I go to listen to it, and I can't hear anything! My sound is not on mute- I checked all the sound settings, and it makes noise, so I don't think it's my audio card. Could it be possible that it's a CODEC problem? None of my music is working and it's awful because I listen to music everyday. It's really upsetting me. I've tried restarting my computer multiple times- it didn't work. What could be causing the issue?

I'm not sure if this could have anything to do with my problem, but yesterday I opened up a .mpg file in Windows Media Player 11 because the sound didn't work in my Winamp when I tried it (that wasn't when the problem started- music on the internet worked), and it worked in WMP. However, after I close it and go to listen to music, it doesn't work! I doubt that had anything to do with it, or it might have, but please help.

I'm at a total loss without my music. ): Any help would be amazing.
 

A:Music doesn't play on my computer, but sound works fine!

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Ok, so I have a few mkv files that play fine with VLC but skip frames and have strange audio glitches in windows media center - on the PC and streamed to 360. Any ideas? Codec packs? Conflicting codecs? WMC doesn't support multiple audio streams in mkv? Is it possible to remove audio streams from an mkv file without going through a second conversion process?

Thanks.

A:MKV Problem: Sound works fine in VLC, glitches in Windows Media Center

Can you clarify what audio and video codecs are involved? *.mkv is a container format, not a codec. For example, i you are watching HD content with H.264 video codec, that may help explain the glitching.

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hey, im aware that this problem is pretty frequent after browsing forums a couple of times but never actually found a solution to the problem.

ok, so, few months ago, my computor was pretty messed up, swamped with viruses etc

so ive cleaned my pc up, roughly got everything back on track

apart from audio

k so audio works fine with any media players installed on my pc, wmp, winamp, vlc, nero, real, etc. fine, movies and music, even online radio1 works

the problem is that, where you control the windows audio in the little minimized icon which is found on the bottom right taskbar, that has dissappeared, which probably has something to do with it, but also, when i have numerously attempted to play audio videos on youtube or myspace, or music on myspace/profiles, that kind of thing

i get no sound at all, video generally plays fine just no sound whatsoever

im curious as to how it happened in the first place, but also would ideally like to find a solution for it as it is quite annoying

any advice would be greatly appreciated
 

A:windows sound icon gone, no youtube/myspace audio, media files work fine though

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Ever since I got my second Video Card and went SLI I have had crippling sound problems. After playing for a while all sounds get replace with a high pitched squeal. This is only with games, not music (using WMP), DVDs (using WinDVD), and only with my sound card, not the (crappy) onboard sound (which has no problem). Some games may play for three minutes, others for close to fifty before this consistently happens. It seems to be simply subsistuting all sounds with this annoying noise. I quit the game it goes quiet, but music is now affected and DVDs have NO sound. Single GPU works fine (either card, either PCI-E slot), sound card in either PCI slot still causes the problem. I recently got a newer, better sound card but it does the exact same thing. I think it may be either a video card issue, or the motherboard. Is it something to due with the way the video card handles sound? Or the motherboard? HELP!! I really like the improved graphics (on a relative budget) that SLI brings, and don't like being hobbled like this.

Tried Turning down Sound Card Acceleration with the old card, didn't help.

My Computer
Old Alienware Case.
Asus P5N32 SE SLI-Deluxe
Inter Core 2 Duo E6600
3*Corsair PC5400 667 512mb
2*Maxtor 200GB 7200rpm
2*EVGA NVidia 7600 GT KO 256mb video (do have different bios #'s on the card)
SoundBlaster X-Fi Gamer Extreme (old card was SB Audigy 2)
Sony DVD writer.
Dell 2407wfp monitor
 

A:HELP! Sound problem with SLI and sound card (onboard audio work fine)

i have simular problem my soundblaster live wont run sound when plugged in but tbh sound isnt all that big wen u have 5.1 sourround, so i just used the on-board audio
 

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my computer has no sound. I cannot figure out why. I reinstalled my Avance AC'97 sound driver and no luck. the speakers work fine. does anyone know what i can do? I didn't change anything before the sound went out. It just isn't there.
 

A:No sound from computer, speakers work fine... Avance AC'97 sound

physically check your cables, as usually this problem is caused by human error. next, check all of your volumes. what OS, service pack, and version are you running?
 

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I have a problem with audio on system speakers Inspiron 13 5368 2-in-1. I have exhausted all my ideas.
The audio is fine through plugged in headset but through system speakers it starts loud and fades away to very faint audio coming from two speakers.Could this be some type of Auto volume control? This problem exists with ITunes with local media, DIRECTV, Slacker, YouTube.
This has existed through several W10 upgrades. I am on the latest W10. No updates available. I have used Dell Auto Update and verified through the website no other drivers are missing or outdated 
With the deal Audio I restored to default, disabled equalizer, audio and microphone enhancement. No luck
I have removed audio devices from device manager rebooted to same results. Any other ideas?

A:Fading sound on system speakers but sound is fine on headphones

djjmj wrote: " I have used Dell Auto Update "

Dell Auto Update you're referring to is Dell Support Assist? If no, I suggest you diagnose Audio with Dell Support Assist. Most Dell systems have Support Assist pre-installed. You can check by typing Support Assist onto [Cortana] search box or right click windows logo and then click on 'Programs & Features'. If Support Assist isn't installed on system then I suggest you click on the link below and stroll down to 'Download Now'.
www.dell.com/.../supportassist-pcs-tablets

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My SoundBlaster Audigy 2 ZS card works perfectly well, but no sound will come out of my computer. I have up-to-date drivers and a new speaker system because I thought the old one might be faulty. If you start a song and turn the speaker to the max and listen real closely, you can barely distinguish the song, so I know it is there. Can anybody help me?

Email: [email protected]
 

A:My computer refuses to produce sound, but my sound card is fine

So how do you know that your Audigy works perfectly?
 

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Hey, I need a bit of help

I'm running a Dell inspiron laptop, if this helps, but I recently had what I believe was a virus on here, my internet security (McAfee and Windows Defender) were both being turned off from time to time and I had to manually turn them back on.
Then my laptop started slowing down so much it took 3 hours to complete 12% of a scan with only that running. I decided to do a system restore to about 2 weeks ago, hoping to fix the problem.

After 4 hours of it saying the same thing whilst trying to complete the restore (Windows is repairing the registry), I decided it was time for some intervention as it seemed to be stuck in some never ending loop.
I got the recovery CD and then turned my laptop off mid-restore, which it didn't like. Upon turning it back on I only got a blue screen and mouse, but I got it to boot from the CD and did a boot recovery and Disk Check. All is working fine, apart from I am left now with no sound.
(On a side note, the boot start isn't the same as before and it says that the Autochk is missing, Skipping Autocheck)

I've checked the device manager, which is telling me everything is working fine, apart from in sounds it cannot play a test sound.
I've run a Dell Support Center check, which told me everything was running fine apart from a PCI Family Bus Port 5 - 2495, which failed to run the test, but windows again was saying that this is working fine.
Apart from the fact that my laptop now has no sound, the only other thing pointing... Read more

A:No sound, yet windows says the sound card is fine?

Boot in safe mode with networking
Safe Mode

Download install and let the following program update and scan.
Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a free download that removes viruses and malware from your computer
Next run a secure file check (this can be done while still in safe mode as well)
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Okay once that is done and we know the source of your problems is gone.

we need to see if you really got rid of the problem files first.

Once you've done that post back with the exact model of your inspiron

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I have a toshiba a205-s5800, it is just out of warranty. all of a sudden the sound has stopped working. I have reinstalled the sound driver, still no luck.
 

A:No sound played trough speakers but sound works from headphones

If you are not able to listening any sound even error beep, then it seems hardware fault inside your system.
It may speaker goes faulty. You should consult your computer hardware vendor.
 

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Hi

How can I know the manufacturer of the soundcard?
My computer doesnot have the sound mixer devices on it, but still playing the audio cd. Now how to install this mixer devices?
When I'm trying to detect the new hardware on the system, it is askng for ALS 100 Media Audio Controllers. Now what is this and where can I get the suitable one to my soundcard?
 

A:how to install the sound mixer devices to get the sound icon on the task bar

You can get them here, download the file, it is a self extracting zipped archive.
Create a folder on your desktop, cut and paste the file into it, then double click the file to decompress the archive. After decompression there is a readme text file with installation instructions.

Good luck
http://www.realtek.com.tw/htm/download/cgi/DLd1.cgi?model=ALS100&type=2
 

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hey hows it going. my internet's working fine. and everything is fine on the network but on one pc it is saying no network connection. like its unplugged. but yet everything just works fine

just wondering. could that be from a prior connection in a different area/ service or server that its talking about?

just wondering what this is all about..thanks
 

A:network works fine. but no connection icon in taskbar

Is this a wired or wireless connection? It's probably a second network adapter that isn't in use right now.
Post the following.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

IPCONFIG /ALL

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
 

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I just upgraded my OS to Win 7, but I realised that when I play any sound, it come out of my speakers fine, but my headphones has no sound at all. How do I solve it? I plugged my headphones into the original jack, I have also tried plugging them into the other jacks, but still there is no sound. How do I fix it so both my speakers and my headphones has sound? If I plug my headphones into the jack I plug my speakers in, there is sound in my headphones though ..
 

A:Problem with sound - Speaker works but headphones has no sound

try double clicking on volume control and see if headphone is muted.
 

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I've tried a lot of things to figure this out and it's been going on for quite awhile, still if anyone can post any reason why it won't stream sound, please do so, I want help badly.

I tried an instill of a new hard drive and made it the master drive, however I couldn't install windows from a disc (pci.sys) so instead i copied my os off of the old hard drive but everything had to be copied. (If you can tell me an install process to help me with my sound that'll work too)

youtube doesn't work.. etc
absolutely everything from the internet = no sound except if it caches a file and plays that file instead.
checked volumes, "play sound in webages", downloaded codecs, flash, updates.
post anything, please?

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I have an Asus CM1630 desktop running windows 7, 64 bit. SD card reader works, after adding drive letter, but there is no hardware removal or insertion tone and the is no icon to safely remove the SD card. The SD card works fine when placed in an USB adapter and plugged into the USB port - there is both the tone and the safe to remove... icon present.

For a while I could not get the Drive it(SD card reader) was in to show up. So I labeled it as Drive G: which was the original labeling and it shows up as a removable storage device. Any solutions out there?

A:SD card reader works but no "removal of hardware" sound or icon

If you were to use the safely remove hardware function on the card reader, it would uninstall the reader itself.

Right click on the Card drive letter in Explorer (My Computer) and select eject.

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  Recently, (few months ago) my desktop HP dc58002 windows7 sound quit, on bootup now has a red X over the sound icon, was working previously for youtube, local radio, music CDs, now just beeps on forced keyboard error. Cannot find other than a small computer speaker inside, local guy says should be another because small computer speaker will not give me the previous audio. Have never had any exterior speaker/earbuds connected. Audio troubleshoot says "The peripheral does not appear to be plugged in. Check the connection. Proceed to next step to finish". Trying to self-solve probably made it a more convoluted problem. Can I plug cellphone earphones into front? 

A:HP dc58002 windows7 sound quit, red X over sound icon, was w...

@Oldphartster Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! I find it highly unlikely that any desktop would have additional internal speakers.  The speaker that is there is not really for listening to music; instead, it is a hold over from older days when PCs emitted "beeps" to indicate hardware failures. Any speaker for a desktop is going to plug into a stereo audio jack (light green) on the back of the unit.  There is also likely to be an earphone jack on the front of the unit. Here is the HP product page, drivers and software, that I could find for the HP CD5800 Microtower PC:  http://h20565.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=3658084&swLangOid=8&swEnvOid=4059 I don't know what version of Win7 you are running, so you will have to select that using the pulldown. Then when you get the driver page, download the ADI driver under Drivers- Audio. When you install that and reboot, the red x should vanish and you should have audio.Good Luck

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Hi, first of I love your website here and everybody is so helpful (I posted here about a year back and I got help right away )

Anyways, I've been having this problem where my sound icon won't appear in the system tray. When this happens I can't adjust the sound using the buttons on my laptop either. I can usually fix this problem by doing a system restore to a week or two ago, but it seems like everytime I restart my computer I get this problem again (I usually just put my computer on standby). I wasn't having this problem for a while because I never turned off my computer (standby ) but I just got a random BSOD while watching a youtube video and when I restarted my computer the same problem occured (no sound icon in system tray and I can't adjust sound with buttons on laptop). I've tried many different things, from simple stuff like going into the control panel and checking "show sound icon in tray" to stuff like editing the registry (I tried googling how to fix this problem). Well I've had this problem for about half a year, and I'm officially sick of it . If any of you know how to fix this I would GREATLY appreciate it! Thanks in advance!

A:Sound icon missing & sound buttons not working

Hi -
Can you still access the sound area and volume controls via Programs > Accessories > Entertainment > Volume control
and adjust those slide controls -

Thank You -

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  Recently, (few months ago) my desktop HP dc58002 windows7 sound quit, on bootup now has a red X over the sound icon, was working previously for youtube, local radio, music CDs, now just beeps on forced keyboard error. Cannot find other than a small computer speaker inside, local guy says should be another because small computer speaker will not give me the previous audio. Have never had any exterior speaker/earbuds connected. Audio troubleshoot says "The peripheral does not appear to be plugged in. Check the connection. Proceed to next step to finish". Trying to self-solve probably made it a more convoluted problem. Can I plug cellphone earphones into front? 

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Trying to figure out how to delete sound from a power point file (.pps) and Microsoft power point help says. Click on the sound icon. I look left, right, up, down and in the menu above and can't see it anywhere. I went to add on other menu to see if it could be within another menu not shown and it wasn't there either.
So where is it? How do I find it?

my version is: 2003 (11.8135.8132) SP2

thank you
 

A:How to delete sound-Power Point has no sound icon

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I have a Dell Studio XPS which has the sound adjust buttons (for volume increase and decrease) on the keyboard. When I press those buttons, the sound does increase and decrease but I am unable to view the bars & I was able to do so previously. I can always use the volume icon on the bottom right hand corner of my desktop, but being able to view the bars by pressing the buttons on my keyboard was more convenient.

Can anyone help me with getting white bars back when these buttons are pressed? Thanks.

A:Sound icon present but sound bars not visible

Sounds like a corruption between Windows and the keyboard drivers. Go to the Device Manager, RIGHT click on the entry for the keyboard and then LEFT click "uninstall" (this assumes you do not have a password to enter to get into Windows when you boot up). Then restart the PC (your mouse will still work) and when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the Keyboard.

If this does not fix it, the keyboard may be faulty. You can post on the Dell Community Desktop Hardware section and maybe someone there has some additional advice. Desktop General Hardware Forum - Desktop - Dell Community

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I recently installed a new Logitech G930 headset on my Win 7 x64 system. It has had problems from the beginning. The problem is the Sound Control will not open when you try to. It is definitely related to the G930 software as if I uninstall it everything is back to normal. At times it may take many minutes and eventually open up . Leads me to indicate it is trying to open, but it is hung up. I may open a webpage or something and then it will open. Seem to be a hangup issue.

What I have done-

Installed the software 3 different times. Same result each time
Clean boot- Same result.

I have been around the block on this one with Logitech support. No success. I really don't want to return these, but if this continues I will have to.

Does anyone have any pointers?

A:Sound Icon in Systray will not open Sound Dialog

Hello SJMaye,

You might see if this Sound shortcut may be able to work as a workaround until a solution is found for your issue.

Sound Shortcuts - Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I connected my HP Deskjet 450 and it downloaded the driver, it works fine, BUT it does not give me a notification icon or "safely remove hardware". So when I'm done printing I just disconnect the USB.

ALSO, since it doesn't connect with the HP software, I can't see how much ink is left (!).

Are these two things normal? Anything I can do about them?

Thanks!

A:Connecting HP printer works fine, but doesn't give me an icon...

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sunsetlover


I connected my HP Deskjet 450 and it downloaded the driver, it works fine, BUT it does not give me a notification icon or "safely remove hardware". So when I'm done printing I just disconnect the USB.

ALSO, since it doesn't connect with the HP software, I can't see how much ink is left (!).

Are these two things normal? Anything I can do about them?

Thanks!


1. if you want the notification icon--you may need to set it in the 'notification area icons' control panel
2. no need to unplug USB--just turn off printer
3. "since it doesn't connect with the HP software"....did you install the HP software? if not see this webpage

HP Printer Installation FAQ | HP Support

follow the steps under 'Where do I get the driver...'--note: you may need to reinstall the driver and software

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Hello,
I have a fresh install on my PC and for some reason it doesn't detect my headphones,
I've plugged them in the front and rear and still no luck, all drivers and software are up to date,
any idea what's happening?

They did use to work before the fresh install.

A:Red cross on sound

Open device manager and see if you have any devices needing a driver update.

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Since a week now i have very frustrating problems with the sound in Windows XP. When i start my pc skype says that he hasn't found recording hardware. Itunes doesn't work, like Windows Media Player, Winamp etc. The sound is gone (and i didn't change anything )
I tried to fix it myself...and probably i messed up a bit more, cause i disabled a driver that seemed to have a problem, but i don't remember what the name was. Now not only the programs have no sound anymore, but windows is silent too... It sure wasn't the driver of my soundcard (Realtek AC'97, which works fine when i play test sounds with the realtek Sound Effect software).
I installed Everest and he doesn't find any Windows Audio, and says the realtek has "noDB" (no database i suppose).
When i am in the music tab of the "Diagnostic help program for DirectX" (or something familiar to that, while i translate it from the dutch "Diagnostisch hulpprogramma voor DirectX") "windows synthesizer" test sound doesn't play, but the realtek does.

Any ideas? Should i reinstall Windows or upgrade to vista, or is it a less hopeless situation as i'm used to think now...

Thanks a lot for you help
Arnoud
 

A:Sound problem in XP, Realtek works but sound is gone

Did you get a CDs with the PC with any drivers on?

Try this for your sound Restore Sound - Windows Audio Service

Restart the PC and see
 

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For some reason I have no sound for you tube videos but otherwise sounds work as normal. I'm running XP using Firefox on a Dell laptop.
I've tried it with IE and still no sound.
Any suggestions?
 

A:No sound for you tube videos but otherwise sound works

Try the suggestions found here.
 

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sys win98se
m/b amd k7 athlon Box also says Aopen

Hi,

There is no sound (except sys beep) working on my computer. Sound icon is missing. Looked at sound help links. In bios there is no place that i can see to be sure enable is on. I see no place in all the setup area where sound is listed or anything like that.

In deleting sound card, (getting exclamation pt), says PCI multimedia device found - and then i try to load drivers, but i don't know what sound card i have. I've tried lots of different drivers. But i feel that the sound icon missing is causing the underlying problems.

(I just started using this system after not using for a few years.) Last time I used it, somehow I got the sound to work.

Some have suggested is AMD problem, but when i go to that site, it offers 3 categories of m/b's.
AMD Athlon 64™ Processor
AMD Opteron™ Processor
AMD Athlon™ XP, AMD Athlon™ & AMD Duron™ Processors

I chose the last one (?) and downloaded the one that checks drivers, and on running, it says, failed to find any components.

On Accessories/sys tool/sys info/components:
PCI Multimedia Audio Device
Unknown
This Device Has a Problem: Code=28 (0x1C)
The drivers for this device are not installed correctly. To install the driver for this device, click the Driver tab, and then click Update Driver.

Any help you can give me to get sound working is appreciated.

Thanks, ganaan
 

A:Sound icon missing/no sound w98se

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