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Browser sound problem in WinXP

Q: Browser sound problem in WinXP

I've already posted this in the motherboard forum but realised it'd be better to ask it here!
I'm using WinXP on a Gigabyte GA-8N-SLI Pro motherboard. It has onboard AC'97 Realtek sound.
If I use their surround test to check my 5.1 setup all the speakers work as expected. Also works fine if I play surround sound from a video in VLC or Potplayer.
A stereo source plays from the centre, front left, front right and bass speakers as expected.
The problem is any sound from a browser - I've tried both Firefox and Explorer - only comes out of the front left and right speakers. Any other stereo source would normally play from front left, front right, centre and bass.
I have tried the latest driver from Gigabyte's website ver A3.92 and the latest Realtek driver version A4.06.
To recap: surround works fine with everything but web browser sound only appearing front left and right (no bass or centre).
(oh and I also am using this computer with Windows 8.1 update on another drive - different drivers obviously - and the sound is fine with everything including the browser)
Any ideas what's wrong here and what I can do to fix it?

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Preferred Solution: Browser sound problem in WinXP

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


Big browser problem here!
I just formatted the drive to solve it, but it still happens. Is this
my processor, my mother board or something else?

When I open a page on my desctop, any page, even a blanck one created by rightclick and select
create HTML document, the page takes about 5-10 seconds to open! The top window is black while
it opens, then it clears, and pop, it's done.

When a program is running it hardly opens. And I noticed when office 2003 pro is installed,
it just takes twice as long to open.

Now, when I open a page n the desktop, then reduce it to the the toolbar, and then open
HTML pages on the desktop, they open as fast as ever.
I us AOL, SP2, Mackafee firewall, AVG anti-virus.
What causes this? I did get a new processor.

A:Big WinXP browser problem here! Hanging, Freeze.

I would download drive diagnostics, perhaps from Maxtor and scan the drive.

Also, be sure all your ram is being recognized in Windows.

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I have installed win xp sp2 and when i invite someone for voice chat , an error is displayed
that sound mixer could not be initialized . When others invite me for voice chat , I am able to hear their voice but they are not able to hear my voice .
Could any one tell me what is wrong in my system and what settings i need to do .

Thanxs in advance

A:WinXP SP2 sound mixer problem

The update must have steps on a few sound files. I recommend you download the latest sound drivers and install them after deleting all sound devices within Device Manager. Once you delete them reboot and Windows will discover them as new hardware and you should select Have Disk and use the drivers you donwloaded.

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I am facing a sound lagging problem on winxp sp3. Previously I used to have sp2 and there was no problem. But, recently I have installed sp3 and problem stated with it. I am using the onboard sound card. The chipset is VIA and the codec is Realtek AC97. I am using the latest drivers.

The lagging is in every sound, such as in songs and movies. Can anyone help me??!!!!!!

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Hello, i have reinstalled my Acer T671 under windows XP and now i am searching for drivers. I can't find a driver for the onboard ethernet controller. Can somebody help me?


A:Need help plz, sound problem on ACER T671 winxp

hi there. i too have this problem but i aint having any joy. the only chopset drivers are for the OS vista.

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hello there,

i have got the same problem with mty t671. can you tell me how you managed to resolve the problem.


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hi every one
i just recently reinstall my computer to windows xp, and i cant get my sound to work for some reason altho i have driver installed. in device manager i do have a device not installed but i cant figure out wat its "PCI DEVICE" would that be the mother board INF ?
motherboard : Acer MRS600M
which i cant find it at all :S
and i cant find xp driver on acer site for this model either.
need some hlep to fix the sound plz

A:[RESOLVED] Need help plz, sound problem on ACER T671 winxp

Hi and welcome,
The pci device could be the sound card. Open up the pc and see if it is seated correctly.

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I'm running WinXP Home - I just recently reset my computer after it began working quite slowly (I thought because of system resources), and I encountered two problems upon returning to windows. First, Windows has reverted to Windows Classic Style, and Windows XP Style is not an option in the display menu. My sound drivers have apparently disappear as well. I get an "Error 88780078" every time I try to play music. All of my system restore points are gone, so system restore is out of the question. I have already run Symantec AntiVirus, Ad-Aware, and Spybot, with no problems found in any of them. Does anyone know what might be going on, and/or how to fix my problems?

I have also just discovered that I cannot enable auto-protect with Symanetic AntiVirus, and the device manager does not show any hardware at all. Thanks for any help in advance!

Yet another update - I ran network diagnostics under Windows Help tools, and I recieved WMI Errors on every test. I'm having a near panic attack!

A:Problem: WinXP reverts to Windows Classic and sound drivers disappear


Hope this helps.

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Browser redirect problem and no DSLI have a browser redirect problem. Google and Yahoo searches would randomly go to an ad site with a list of links rather than to the link I clicked. Sometimes a tab would spontaneously start up and go to an ad site. The ad site doesn't appear to be the same site each time. The links on the ad site seem to be somewhat related to my search. The redirect doesn't happen on all search links. This problem happens in both IE 8 and Firefox 3.6.6.I ran full scans with Spybot, Ad Aware and Norton which came up clean. I noticed my version of Norton wasn't the latest and downloaded Norton 360 after contacting Norton to see if I was entitled to that version since I'm subscribed to Norton. I ran a scan with the Norton 360 and it didn't find anything. But then my DSL connection stopped working. The Local Area connection is stuck on Acquiring Network Address. I noticed that the IP address was Contacted Norton and tried deleting and recreating the LAN connection but that didn't correct the problem. Norton advised uninstalling 360 and contacting Verizon. Verizon tried several things including using ipconfig and deleting and recreating the LAN connection, That didn't correct the problem. Verizon thought it might be my modem since it was an old model and sent out a new modem. Tried connecting with the new modem and that didn't work. Verizon sent out another modem but I haven't tried that out yet. I want to get rid of... Read more

A:Browser search redirect problem, no DSL, maybe sound problem too

Hello bcsquirrel, My names Syler and I will be helping you to solve your malware issues. Sorry for the delayin replying, we are very busy here as usual.Please note we are very busy, so if I don't hear from you within 5 days the topic will be closed, If you have since resolved your issues I would appreciate if you would let me no so I can close this topic.We need to create an OTL ReportPlease download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Under the Custom Scans/Fixes box at the bottom, paste in the following bold text.%systemroot%\system32\*.dll /lockedfiles%systemroot%\Tasks\*.job /lockedfiles%systemroot%\System32\config\*.sav%systemroot%\*. /mp /s%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exenetsvcsmsconfigdrivers32CREATERESTOREPOINTPush the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt Will be openedExtra.txt Will be minimizedPlease follow these instructions to disable any CD Emulation programs using DeFogger.Download and Run MBR Rootkit Scan Please download MBR Rootkit Detector and save it on your desktop. Go to Start >> Run then copy and paste the following line into the run boxcmd /c "%userprofile%\desktop\mbr.exe" -t& start mbr.log Select Run when you recieve a Security Warning The process is automatic, a black DOS window will appear and disappear suddenly. This is normal. A log file will the be created on your desktop whe... Read more

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My sound is working fine on the actual computer. Itunes, Spotify and Quicktime are all playing music and videos fine.

I have just tried to watch a video on youtube using Opera browser and am getting no sound at all. So i thought maybe it was just the browser and tried IE but still no sound.

I am in the process of downloading Firefox to see if that will work. (but i genuinely can't see it happening)

Does anybody know what this problem could be?

A:Browser sound problem.

Try this: Solution to Fix Youtube or Other Embedded Flash Video No Sound in External Websites ? My Digital Life

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well the problem is i cant get the volume up on my surround sound speakers...before i reinstalled windows xp i could get the sound on web pages to work fine on all my speakers...but i don't remember what i downloaded....they do work on music and videos i have on my computer and play through on media player...and i do get some sound when i play videos in the browsers its just really really low volume

A:help sound problem in browser videos like youtube

Go to your Open Volume Controls> Options> Properties and check video. That volume is not a default, but now it will show with a "slider". Adjust to your preference.

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Basically, i wasn't getting any sound off web pages. so i fixed it by downloading a codec pack and then reinstalling directx. When i later went to start some editing in adobe, my capture wouldnt work. this was apparently due to the codec pack. so i done a system restore to fix adobe, and then i lost sound on webpages again. SO i fixed that again, and last night it looked like adobe was working fine aswell. i opened it this morning to find that it is capturing fine...but no audio on it what so ever...does anyone have any ideas tht can get me out of this loop!!!

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The thread title says it all. I have no sound when I dual boot into XP, I DO have sound when I dualboot into Ubuntu, and in XP i have beeps.
DxDiag says:
No sound card was found. If one is expected, you should install a sound driver provided by the hardware manufacturer.

I have a Dell Dimension 3100, and i've gotten and ran their Sigma Tel crap, which didn't work, but crapped me into a good-for-nothing reboot!
I have read the entire thread at
since it mentions my errmassage 887800078, but it wasn't really solved, the guy just gave up. To be really clear, my problem differs from his since it's clearly not the hardware with me.

Please, please help

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Have WinXp and using Mozilla Forfefox as my preferred Browser. Every time Forefox has an update whether downloaded manuaally or automatically,after the the update has been installed , I cannot open firefox at all. I just get an error message saying that the " server cannot be found" . I did close the Antivrus program by Norton and checked to make sure that the Windows firewall allowed Firefox . It was listed the EXCEPTIONS LIST. I am at lost at what to do next. This is getting frustrating.

A:winXP browser

The only way I can get to use Firefox is to keep uninstalling and reinstallilng it.

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I have a new computer and since I have had it and especially since it was under warranty, have worked extensively with the technicians but they were unable to help me... it will connect to the internet but it won't browse. I have only been successful at browsing a few times for a short time but now it won't browse at all.

What is wrong???

A:WinXP Browser won't hunt

See if IEFix Utility will solve your problem.

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I'm using Windows XP SP and Firefox 3.5.6.

Web addresses (most noticeably google search results) are being redirected to random directory sites.

Please advise.
Thank you and Happy Holidays.

A:Browser Redirects - WinXP SP2

Hello ChrisL100,My username is swagger and I'll be assisting you Please follow the instructions below:::MBAM::Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.43) and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at... Read more

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For the past couple of days, I have been stumped by two occurrences on my computer, the first happening while browsing on Firefox, I am occasionally redirected to another website, sometimes i get redirected to Google.com/webhp. The other problem I'm having is an error, specifically Generic Host Process error. It will come up after about a half hour to and hour of using my computer, and after the error comes up my audio will only work with applications that are open (if i have Windows media player open before the error, it will work fine for the rest of the day) but anything else that uses audio (videogames, youtube, etc..) will have no sound, and if i click on the Volume icon in the task bar it will say i have no sound device installed.I have scanned with Norton, Malware bytes, Spybot S&D and nothing comes up.just to move things along, i downloaded DeFogger, ran it, restarted, and did a DDS scan Here are the logs.for some reason I cannot post my entire DDS and ATTACH.txt logs, and the board will only let me upload the attach.txt file and not the DDS.txtheres the DDS file, for some reason i couldnt upload it in the same post as the Attach.Merged 3 posts. ~ OB

A:WinXP possible infection, Browser redirects etc..

Here is a Rootkit Unhook log file, just to make this go faster when somebody gets to this thread

thanks in advance**

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Hey There,

I am having some issues with Win XP on a Dell. Customer had tons of Spyware/adware on the PC and we removed most of it successfully, it would seem. Now, however, when we run hijackthis we see a mark for winlogin.exe and when we try and remove it, it won't get rid of the junk. It says it can't delete the file. I have done a little research on this file and it's variants but have yet to get through it. I have looked for modified reg entries and most don't show up as others have reported. I noticed that the rundll32 file was running under the user profile as well. Also, if I try and go to windows updates I was able to update the system as far as the new validation tool and whenever I try and validate the machine, Internet explorer will crash and when we do the error report, microsoft reports that it could be an add-in. I disabled all the add-ins and it still crashes. I suspect this crashing at the same point everytime is some sort of spyware that is preventing microsoft from running its process. Anyway, here is my hijackthis log, let me know if you see anything suspicious otherwise.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:27:32 PM, on 8/9/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe... Read more

A:winlogin.exe as well as browser crash in winxp

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So I stupidly opened an exe that installed two (that i know of) .EXE programs called pay<something>.exe and ibm00001.exe. I removed those, but I keep getting adsites in my browser to sites like you-deal.com or searc-h.com.

Please help me with these annoying problems.

Here's a HijackThis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:13:58 PM, on 10/22/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
E:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
E:\Flexlm\SolidWorks SolidNetWork License Manager\lmgrd.exe
E:\Flexlm\SolidWorks SolidNetWork License Manager\SW_D.EXE
E:\Program Files\Raxco\PerfectDisk\PDSched.exe
E:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security 2005\pccguide.exe
E:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
E:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE2.0\OpwareSE2.exe
E:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
E:\P... Read more

A:Relentless browser redirects/ads WinXP

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Does anyone know how I can remove rogers yahoo browser from winxp?
I uninstalled everything but the base components couldn't be removed from add/remove programs. Now it doesn't appear in add/remove programs but it still exists in my program list.
Any suggestions?

A:Removing Rogers Yahoo Browser From Winxp

How did you uninstall the other files?

Did you use "Add/Remove software" in the control panel or Yahoo's uninstaller?

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HI - this is a laptop running IE7 and Win XP - homepage can bet set to whatever I want, but regardless, the first visit is to the site www.mysims3.com After this site is loaded, IE7 allows connection to subsequent sites with no seeming interference. Attemps to reset the homepage don't change the outcome. Machine scanned multiple times in normal AND SAFE modes with AdAware, Spybot S&D, Spyware Doctor, also Win Malicious Software Removal tool. Multiple instances of sillyp2p and other high risk items detected and cleaned. Subsequent scans are clean. Performace markedly improved - browser redirect seems only remaining symptom. Please help identify/remove the browser redirect and associated malware...DDS contents pasted, attach.txt and ark.txt attached:DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by user at 13:44:20.44 on Mon 02/01/2010Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.631.330 [GMT -6:00]AV: Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {D3C23B96-C9DC-477F-8EF1-69AF17A6EFF6}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcssC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WI... Read more

A:IE7 WinXP - browser homepage redirect - mysims3

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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I have winxp sp3, legal version, automatic updates.

From yesterday, whenever I press CTRL, my default browser launches.

I had Chrome, I uninstalled it, but the story goes on with IE. If the browser is turned on, pressing ctrl opens blank page.

Any ideas?

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I have winxp sp3, legal version, automatic updates.

From yesterday, whenever I press CTRL, my default browser launches.

I had Chrome, I uninstalled it, but the story goes on with IE. If the browser is turned on, pressing ctrl opens blank page.

Any ideas?

A:winxp.sp3 - pressing CTRL runs the browser?!?!

I have winxp sp3, legal version, automatic updates.

Keyboard(info from driver tab): Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft natural PS/2 Keyboard

From few days ago, whenever I press CTRL inside a Windows Explorer(e.g. My Computer) , my default browser launches my homepage. Or when I am in Chrome/IE, it goes to my homepage.

The problem does NOT exist when I use another keyboard.

I tried reinstalling drivers, no results.

I changed/removed registry key which is for "WebHome" HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AppKey\7
No results.

Any ideas?

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i installed a clean version of Windows XP Home Edition but the system can't play sounds. in the Device Manager it said that C-Media AC97 Sound Device needed a driver. I found one and installed it but it did not help -- now it says "The Device Cannot Start [Code 10]". What can I do to enable sounds in my system?

A:No Sound in WinXP

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Mobo ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe with onboard Realtek Audio.

Since purchased new the audio never worked.

I have installed since a few PCI audio cards but did not work either & the last one with its drivers loaded from its small CD gives sound but very weak.

Has anybody a magic idea of how to get sound on this oldish mobo?

thanx ........nick

A:no sound winXP

if you want to use the onboard sound card, go into the BIOS and make sure its enabled, from there go to the asus website and find audio drivers for your mb, download & install.

Then play a song or cd and have your speakers plugged it & powered on if it does not work then leave the song playing and plug the speakers into the other sound ports at the back of the computer until you hear sound. (its possible you have them plugged into the wrong port on the back)

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I have recently installed windows xp, however there is no sound. I have checked the device manager which reports that it is working properly, with no conflicts.

I downloaded the most recent driver (I have an AC'97 onboard chip), however this had no effect.

Everything is connected properly and I have checked the volume levels. My current configuration is WIN98SE installed on my C drive (40gb HDD) dualbooted with WINXP installed on the D drive (10gb HDD) and when I boot into WIN98 the sound works perfectly, so it is definately a software problem.


A:no sound in winxp

in win xp go to control panel and open sounds and audio devices.on the audio tab , are your devices showing up or are they greyed out? if not open the volume and make sure the sliders are up and nothing is muted. there is also a mute option on the first tab which is also labeled volume.

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When I try to place the volume icon in the desktop taskbar I get this message: "Windows cannot display volume control on the taskbar because the volume control program has not been installed. To install it use Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel." I cannot play sounds either.
It is not in Add/Remove Programs list, nor Add/Remove Windows Components. Sounds and Audio Device are as follows: Realtek AC97 Audio
Audio Codecs
Legacy Audio Drivers
Media control devices
Legacy video capture devices
Video codecs

Properties for each device shows "this device is working properly". Any helpful suggestions to get my sound & icon back? Thanks.

A:WinXP sound

Method 1To add the Volume icon to the notification area of your computer, follow these steps: 1. Click Start, and then click Run. 2. Copy and paste or type the following command in the Open box, and then click OK:mmsys.cpl 3. Click to select the Place volume icon in the taskbar check box. 4. Click OK. If the Volume icon is displayed in the notification area of your computer, you are finished. If you cannot add the Volume icon or if you receive an error message when you try to add it, the Sndvol32.exe file might be damaged or missing. Go to method 2.Back to the topMethod 2: Save a new copy of the Sndvol32.exe file on your hard diskIf the Sndvol32.exe file is damaged or missing, you must extract a new copy of the Sndvol32.exe file from the Windows XP CD and save it on your computer's hard disk.PrerequisitesThis method requires you to have your Windows XP installation CD.Note If you do not have access to the Windows XP CD that contains the installation files, ask the network administrator for help if the computer is at your workplace, or contact Support. To contact Microsoft Support, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/ (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/)To extract a copy of the Sndvol32.exe file from the Windows XP CD and save it on your computer?s hard disk, follow these steps: 1. Insert the Windows XP CD into your computer's CD drive or DVD drive. Press and hold the SHIFT key as you insert the CD to prevent it from star... Read more

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Hello guys, how are you doing?

I've got the strangest thing going on on my WinXP SP2. I just formatted my Notebook and reinstalled everything.

My computer has a SoundMAX Integrated Sound System.

Cutting to the chase, I can listen music in Winamp or watch videos in Media Player qithout any problem, I can even use my webcam for chatting online and the sound is working fine.

But, there's no sound from the events in Windows, which means that, for example, if I'm connected to Yahoo Messenger or MSN Messenger, when I receive a mail it should sound but it doesn't. Or when I log in or shut down to Windows, it doesn't make any sound either. I've been to the "Sound and Audio Device Properties" in Control Panel and I've put "Windows Default" in the Sound scheme, but it doesn't want to play. It doesn't even allow me to try the sound. Here is one picture for getting the idea more clear.


As you see, between "Windows XP Error" and "Browse" the arrow is not activated, and I cannot explain myself why. If I play that same sound it Media Player, it works, but I cannot enable it from there, for some strange reason.

Please, I hope somebody can help me with this, is driving me nuts...

Thank you for your time!!!

A:There's sound...and not, in WinXP

I just wanted to add that I have this exact same problem. You also don't hear sounds that are integrated into websites, such as from a flash file. I also would like to add that there is a weird, very low crackling sound attached to the "phone" meter in volume control. If you turn phone all the way off, then the crackling sound disappears, if you turn it up all the way, then you can hear it if you put your ear very close to the speakers.

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New HD installed into 1999 Gateway Performance 450 Pentium III . Original system was Win98 SE . Used original install discs .

Then , immediately upgrade to WinXP SP2 , then SP3 .

Noticed no sound except midtower beeps on startup/shutdown .

DEVICE MANAGER showed : Creative Audio PCI (ES1371, ES1373) ,( WDM)

Searching this forum revealed that others experienced same issue and it seemed linked to drivers.
I did the upgrade from Win98SE --> WinXP SP2 several years ago on the original 12 g HD . All worked .

Today , I get this issue with a newly installed 320 giga of which only 127 Giga is recognized .

Considering doing uninstall drivers , reload drivers .
Any guidance ?

Internet postings indicated that the drivers that worked for Win98SE may no longer function in WinXP .
Further , Gateway manufacturer chat was no help .
They were ready to turn me over to Pay for Support when I requested correct driver information.

A:No sound after Win 98SE --> WinXp SP3

You need to install all XP compatible drivers starting with the chipset driver.

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i just formatted and installed my winxp becos it was going slow due to the many s/w that i installed. All my hardware can be detected. I have updated everything rom the "windows update" site. Restarted the system. But still no sound.

when i go to the device manager page, it shows that

"The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)
To reinstall the drivers for this device, click Reinstall Driver."

But i have formatted my pc a few times b4, but everything winxp had no problem installing the drivers. But this time.......

ermm.... can somone help me?

A:no sound after install winxp

Why dont you try downloading the drivers for your sound card and installing them.

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just did a (new) clean install of xp pro, new 60gb hdd too - went fine except

wmp and winamp both stutter and stall when playing music files, as does the cd player when a music cd is played, also internet radio

have a 3 yr old sound card (ensoniq/creative audio pci es1371) which has always worked fine

the tune will play fine for 10-20 secs then spit and hiss for a while, then resume playing, then repeat
- the progress slide bar does not advance during the stall

- have been through the troublershooter a number of times
- have uninstalled, reinstalled the windows provided drivers and the original drivers several times
- have tried drivers from other sites
- have tried different speakers, same probs
-have tried files from different partitions, same probs

the two speakers (average little puppies) sit on either side of the monitor, all a foot or so from the PC case, cable modem and router another foot or more away, printers even further

any suggestions?
should i get my fillings changed?


A:sound probs in winxp

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Hi all

I recently reinstalled xp to get rid of a pesky win32 virus after exhausting any other options i knew. After install there was no sound at all. After buggering around i took out my sound blaster live card to try just with onboard sound.
Still no success. The gigabyte sound effect manager detects that somethings plugged into the port but says the 'audio device may not be connected properly'. I cant remember if it said this anyway when it used to work...

My motherboard is a gigabyte GA-k8NS with realtek AC97 sound.
Ive tried installing the latest realtek drivers (version
Ive tried reinstalling windowsXP sp3 again.
The onboard sound is enabled (set to auto) in the BIOS.
In sounds and audio devices each function is set to my Realtek AC97 Audio.
Theres no conflicts in device manager, and everything i can find is unmuted.

any help is very very much appreciated, thanks in advance

A:reinstalled winxp, sound gone

i put my sound blaster card back in, but have no drivers for it.
it detects new hardware, searches for drivers, doesnt find.
i downloaded SB live drivers, but they wont install because no card detected
now in device manager however, theres an uninstalled 'multimedia audio controller' which i dont know how to install...where does the driver for this come from?
Ive done the mobo drivers...

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I am Using a SoundBlaster Live Value Sound Card in my computer with Windows XP as my OS. My problem is that I can not control the volume using my creative launcher (if u have used a newer sound blaster u know what i mean). I tried several different XP updates for that card but still no luck. Got any suggestions??

A:Sound Blaster with WinXP


its all I could find

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Have a pc with WINXP PRO which was updated from Win98. Tried downloading Callwave Internet Answering . Said it could not download because it could not detect a sound device. I found the sound installation disk and installed it. Was then able to successfully download callwave, but it could not play the message because of no sound output. I tried playing a music CD, and sure enough I had no sound.
What can I do to reestablish the sound output ??

A:Solved: winXP pro sound

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i got a compac presario 900. i can barely hear the sound, only when i put my ear up to the speaker. Same thing when u play through headphones. i've tried reinstalling the drivers and making sure that the sound was turned up in control panel/sound settings. Does anybody have any ideas?

A:need help winxp/compaq900series sound

How we doin' crazy?
Just a thought,but if you have directX,you can run diagnostics thru it.
Hope it helps!Good luck,
Mike Hanson

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I reinstalled a computer I had (because it had some problems, of course) and was getting all the drivers back, my graphics card, my ethernet card, etc. But as I soon noticed, there was no sound, except for the occasional *beep* from the computer. I have Everest Home edition and tried to find out what sound driver (which is embedded, it's not a separate sound card) it could be.
The only thing it listed (which was oddly under PCI audio)was:
nVIDIA MPC2-S - Audio Codec Interface

So I check nVIDIA...not there. Other driver sites...still nope.
I would appreciate any help on the whereabouts of this driver OR if there's a generic sound driver I can use.

A:Solved: Where my sound?WinXP

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title says it all.

Previous to teh reinstall there was sound and a sound device. Why wouldn't the install include sound devices/drivers/etc.?

A:NO sound after winxp reinstall

did you go to the manufacturers website and download/install the drivers?

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This problem started a while back but I don't know exactly when. Every couple of minutes when I'm watching a movie or listening to a song or playing a game the sound will suddenly get really slow like when an old walkman would get low on batteries. Any theories?

BTW i'm new...thanks in advance for the help.

A:Sound problems with winXP

Actually This Should Not Hapen But U Know It Is Mostly Bcoz Of Any Virus Ot Spyware In The Computer
Due Tp Which Computer Behaves Unexpectedly

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I have never had a sound problem on my computer until very recently. I can restore it back to Sept. 14, 2006, and the sound is restored. However, every morning, the sound is "gone". I then restore it back to Sept. 14, and the sound returns. I use the "automatic update" feature. Last night after I restored back to 9/14, I changed the option to "notify me of updates". So far, this morning, I still have sound.

My question is this: Is it possible that one of the automatic updates is causing this problem. Or do you have any suggestions as to what may be causing it. By sound, I am just taking about the sound you hear when you reboot or play online games (not the cdrom).


A:Sound on WINXP is failing

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I recently upgraded my OS from Win98Se to WInXP Pro. This happened as soon as I got the updated driver for my modem. I tried to upgraded few months ago without the uses of the modem then I uninstall winXp. At that time, my sound card was working fine. But now, after I installed the modem, it's working ok but then the sound is not. Right now, I can't play any Cd, can't play an audio file in Sound Scheme of WinXp...Eveytime I attemped to do so, I got an error message that says, for example when i tried to play a CD track: "Cannot play back the audio stream: no audio hardware is available, or the hardware is not responding." When I opened an audio scheme, I got this message: "Windows cannot play the sound %SystemRoot%\media\Windows XP Error.wag. Your sound card may be in use".
What can I do?
I tried to remove the audio driver and reinstalled it(the WinXp driver) but it also didn't work. My Sound driver is: CMI8738/C3DX PCI Audio Device. The manufacturer is C-media. Website is: www.cmedia.com.tw/
One helpful info is that: in my Modem Properties box, under "location:", I see: PCI bus 0, device 12, function 1.
While in my Audio Device Properties, under "location:", I see:
PCI bus 0, device 12, function 0. Is it because both device use same bus(0) and device(12) and since, the sound card was installed after the modem that it couldn't work. That's my suggestion, what's yours?
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A:Sound Problems in WinXP

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After upgrading from Win98 to XP there is no sound.

The speakers work, all the drivers were installed correctly by winXP. There are no hardware errors. All the sound settings are enabled and up as high as they will go.

The card is creative blaster from a gateway system.

Anyone have the same proble with XP doing this or any ideas?

A:No Sound after Upgrade to WinXP

Try going into the Control Panel>System>Hardware>Device Manager>DVD/CD rom and looking around in there for a box that says 'allow digital sound', or something to that effect. If it's checked then uncheck it and reboot. This restores sound in many cases.

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So I was running Windows 2000 before I upgraded to XP Pro. I always had sound, no problem. As soon as I loaded XP, my sound was gone. I've checked the drivers and the device status - it tells me everything is working properly. I've checked all the connections and the speakers are turned on. The card I'm using is a Creative Sound Blaster PCI. Any suggestions? I've also tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver.

A:No Sound on WinXP Professional

remove the card from device manager and readd, make sure that ALL volume controls are set and nothing is on mute.

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Dear all
Please help me i am useing IBM R51 O/S WINXP SP2

Sir when i am clicking internet browser it is open then i am tyeing any type of site adders Eg.www.google.com within one minuet automatically closing

other one
clicking Start + run+ type (cmd) i will get Dos commend this also closing within 1 minuet automatically

just i formated & restore the data i am getting same prob. please help me thanks

A:WINXP SP 2 commend prompt & internet browser atomiticaly closing within 1 min


Click Start, click Run, type eventvwr.msc in the Open box, and then press Enter.
Click the Application category.

Look For Recent Errors > Double Click on them > Another Windows Will open > On the Right Side use the Double Notepad icon to copy the error paste them here

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Could someone help me locate the drivers for the combo Sound card and Modem Rockwell Riptide RACC010? All I can find is the Win98 compatible drivers, which are not working with XP. Any help would be much appreciated.

A:Sound Drivers Required for WinXP

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hi, i have a working computer running windows xp, i have recently upgraded the computers Motherboard, memory, processor and graphics card.

Upon first boot of my computer just before the login screen, i get a message saying i need to reactivate my windows, after that i log-in and start reinstalling drivers.

i am planning to use the onboard sound card on the MOBO as i was doing before i upgraded,

the problem comes when i try to reinstall my sound driver, basically it keeps failing. and im not sure why.

any help would be appreciated


A:WinXP Sound Driver Confliction

Are u using the most recent driver from the manufacturers web site?

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I reinstalled my windows xp, now I have no sound device.

Solutions I have tried ...
* Device Manager settings
* Services.mcr settings
* BIOS settings
* New sound driver installation
* New chipset driver installation

None of them worked.

This is a last desperate plea for help.

A:Reinstalled winxp, now sound device is gone.

There is no uninstalled device in your device manager??
Which is your motherboard?

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