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Q: Solved: PC sound doesn´t work.

Yesterday i installed a PCI wifi card in my pc after which my sound completely stopped working, i have tried updating drivers, selecting the right speakers in the windows control panel and pretty much any other suggestion i found on other sites. My concern is that i might have damaged my motherboard while installing the PCI (I hit it with a screw driver when trying to remove my GPU to fit the PCI in), and that this is the cause of the problem. Do you have any other ideas on how i can fix my sound in windows or should i just assume i damaged the motherboard and buy a soundcard/ a new motherboard?

Preferred Solution: Solved: PC sound doesn´t work.

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.)

A: Solved: PC sound doesn´t work.

The test is to remove the wireless card, as of course beofre you installed this the sound worked
If it then still does not work and there are no warnings shown in device manager for the sound then I think you can presume that you have indeed damaged the motherboard.
That said, is the sound coming from the integrated sound chip or from the GPU

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Hi all,

The main problem is type in the forum boxes but not send this message or anything happens after click, rest of functions are OK.
It?s win xp, sp3

Thank you!

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hi everbody i have a toshiba satelite a355 sp7927 R and I change the operative system from vista to windows 7 and then my touch pad does?t work. I try install the drivers from the toshiba support web side and the problem still exists. please someone help me ???????

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Hi. I have four HP Envy notebook computers that I use regularly at work. Suddenly, starting up one day, all four computers stopped connecting to our wireless network. I tried at a different wireless network and neither of the computers still cant connect. I even tried a third and still no result. All of my other computers that runs Windows 10 (2 Acer, 1 Asus, 8 iMac) are still able to connect to all of the wireless networks. I even run Windows 10 on all 8 iMacs and they can still connect to all of the networks. And there hasnt been any chances to the wireless network. Strange thing is when I bring the computers to my home they can find my wireless network at home, all four of them with no problem. Ive tried all Windows repair and HP assistant and none of it works. Ive updated to the latest drivers and all I can think of. What can have happened. Ive noticed it has been a Windows update, but if that update have affected the network drivers,  how can it the work at home. I can also add that all four laptops work if I use Ethernet. Hope someone can help out. //Richard

A:Wireless network doesn´t work

Hello @Richard63, Welcome to the HP Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums, I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I read your post about the WiFi issue, and wanted to assist you!  I understand that the Envy notebooks will no longer connect to the network.  However, they all connect to your home network.   If you believe an update to be the cause, you can try performing a System Restore, to set the notebooks back to their previous working states.  You can also try uninstalling the network drivers, then restarting the notebooks.  This should allow the system to install compatible drivers.  If you continue to have issues with the notebooks only connecting to the home network, then you may consider restarting/resetting the router.  Please post back with the results. Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution", this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great day!

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Its been two weeks that I couldn't use F2 to decrease volme, both F1 and F3 are working well so far. Does any one know what's wrong with my laptop? Thanks,

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Hi all,
I purchased a used IBM T41 laptop with WinXP and everything was working fine: cable and wireless internet, Dvd reader , wireless signal (like antenna) was flashing at the bottom of the screen, .
I had some problem and reinstalled OS: deleted partition and formatted into NTFS, install fresh WinXP.
I didnt get any error during installation, but some problem came after: internet, wireless connection, USB drivers, DVD reader and many other.
I couldnt find network adapter name in the Device manager.
To fix this problem I download drivers from IBM site and try one by one to install it.
Finally my internet start to work and I do not have any yellow question mark in Device Manger, but wireless internet and dvd writer do not work.
Network Adapter( in the Device Manader) and Network Connection display only cable internet device and do not have Wireless device type. Also, I have Wireless Link and Wireless Network icons on the Control panel.
Why wireless doesnt work? How can I fix it?
Is this possible that my laptop did not have wireless card before?
Is this possible that card stopped to work after reformatting to NTFS?

Thank you

A:wireless doesn’t work after reinstall OS

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I have a problem, i have windows vista in my laptop, my wireless use to work perfectly but now it doesnt want to connect to any page (not even google), the messenger and limewire work, but it doesnt show me any page, ill be very glad if you can help me, thank you.

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Hi, I have got a couple of weeks old Notebook whoms TouchPad mouse suddenly stopped to work. According to Device Manager its enabled and working correct, but it doesnt. I have tryed to found guidelines to fix it by means of Google, but nothing has helped me. I have updated and restored and checked everything but nothing has helped me to get it work again correct. I havent had courage enough to do a hard reset yet or to go back to factory settings. What to do ?????

A:TouchPad mouse doesn´t work

Hello @Kotitonttu,  If your PC is under warranty,  please Contact HP Technical Support over the Phone for further assistance without any delay to get your Notebook diagnosed and serviced by an authorized HP Certified Engineer Verify the warranty status here: http://support.hp.com/us-en/checkwarranty .   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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Hi, My touchpad it doesnt work I cannot set because id diesnt appear in my device What can i do? Thnaks a lot

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I am using Windows 7 Professional with the HP ENVY 34c Monitor.I am having a problem with my HP My Display Functionality.I installed the drivers and the software and nothing works on the MY DISPLAY Program.Partitioning does not work, App Sync does not work, even the screen rotation feature does not work.HP My Display is updated to latest version. The only thing that does work is the Wizard, which allows me to adjust the Screen Brightness and Contrast. The main reason I purchased this monitor was to use the Partitioning features, so please someone help. Thank you in advance for any suggestions.

A:ENVY 34c - Partitioning - HP My Display doesn´t work

Hello @MiRoCZ73, Welcome to the HP Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I have read your post on how your monitor is not able to access the HP My Display software for the purpose of partitioning and App Syncing, and I would be happy to assist you in this matter! To correct this issue, I recommend removing all of the My Display Software from your computer, and re-installing it. If you do not have the software on hand from a CD, I suggest downloading and installing the software by clicking on the link below: sp70687.exe If the issue continues, I suggest following the steps below: Step 1. Unplug the power cord from the back of the monitor and the wallStep 2. Hold the power button down for at least one minuteStep 3. Plug the power cord back into the monitor and then into the wall outletStep 4. Press the Menu button on the monitorStep 5. Navigate to the Factory Reset option and select itStep 6. Try a different cable connecting your monitor to your computerIf the above steps did not resolve your issue you can try the monitor on a computer or other device to see if the issue persists. If your monitor is still not able to use partitioning, please contact our technical support for further assistance in this matter by clicking the link below to get the support number for your region.www.hp.com/con... Read more

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I have a lenovo v110 for 2 months and I?m having many problems with it such as usb ports not working or stuck pixel on screen and it turns on randomly what can I do

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when I plug my PS/2 mouse in, it beeps and doesnt work... please help me, maybe it is something with bios or i dont know, but the mouse is working well. I have tried it on other pc and it worked so...PLEASE

A:when I plug my PCI mouse in, it beeps and doesn´t work...

I think you mean you have a PS/2 mouse. Try another mouse, and see if that cures the problem. If not remove the mouse from Device Manager and on re-boot let Windows re-detect it to see if that helps.

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Exact same problem on Windows 10.
Tried all of six steps above, including buying three new cables in step 6 one of those was the specific cable recomended by HP support.
Make 9 calls to HP  and 4 calls to Microsoft. HP signed me up for their paid Freinds Support and I called them 5 times.
I tried the monitor on a surface Book, and Asus Desktop and a Dell Destop. Did not work on any of them. I have installed the latest drivers multiple times and update the firmware in my laptops, Surface Dock and Asus Desktop.
HP connected to my Surface Book several times and installed two different - third psrty partitioning programs. One didn't work the other did but it was a trial version and wanted more money than I felt it should cost.
I'm using it as a single monitor with no partitioning. It mostly works but has some strange events where the mouse clicks are off by several undred pixles. rebooting fixes that.
Now I have atiny little spider runing arround under the front glass. Very distracting. How did it even get in there? I would have thought the area between the glass and the disply would be sealed arround the edges. 

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I have a lenovo z50-70 laptop with a built in cam. The cam works on skype, whatsapp, websites on firefox, and the built in Lenovo camera app. When I go on websites on google chrome that use the webcam it will not work even though those websites are always allowed to use the cam on chrome and the settings are not blocking camera use. Chrome is up to date along with the laptop cam driver. I even tried with all chrome extensions disabled and it still doesn't work.

Examples of websites are https://www.onlinemictest.com/webcam-test/, https://webcamtests.com/
The Cam will not work on chrome on these or any other websites that I have tried, but it works just fine on those same websites on firefox.

Any ideas on what it could be?

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Essentially, everything is wrong with my computer and I have no way to fix it. The first problem arose about a year ago. My laptop battery suddenly wouldn?t register any charge, and could only be used while plugged in. I thought that might be a battery issue, but, a few months later, I replaced the battery and still had the same issue. Next, I started getting the ?blue screen of doom,? the Kernel Data Inpage Error. My laptop began to consistantly stop working after a few hours of use: webpages would stop loading, files wouldn?t open after being clicked, and then the mouse and screen would become unresponsive. Most of the time, I turn the computer off, unplug it, and restart it to resume use. However, if I left the computer on, it would either give a black screen reading ?all boot options are tried,? or the blue Kernel Data Inpage Error screen (the Kernel Data Inpage Error is the rarer of the two). It would last longerer the less I used it and after repeated sessions of rebooting after freezing, it would only last a few minutes. It also took a while after startup before it could open programs or load websites, but besides this, it still functioned as a proper computer, so, while frustrated and constantly attempting to find a solution, I dealt with it. However, recently, it?s begun to have errors opening any program not factory installed with windows or Google Chrome (I have no idea why Chrome, other browsers won?t open). Originally, I received an error box that... Read more

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I have got outlook 2010 initially my work email was on POP3/IMAP (I was using IMAP) and outlook Suggested Contacts was working fine no problem ,,,,means when I try to type any address in To or CC fields automatically gets completed.

Then my company change email accounts for all personnel to from POP3/IMAP to Exchange, I set up a new profile on my outlook 2010 to receive email from the exchange, and IMAP is not working any more.

How can I make those Suggested Contacts that were working with IMAP before to work with Exchange email ?


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When I turn the screen 360 o the tablet mode doesnt turn on automatically and the keyboard doesnt turn off. How can this be fixed? As it is now, its useless.

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Hello, I have a Toshiba Laptop U925T ...I upgraded the OS from Wiindows 8 to Windows 10 and my Touch Screen stop working. Now I downgrade to Windows 8 again and the it still not working.

A:Toshiba U925T-Touch Screen doesn´t work after upgrade OS

Probably missing a driver. Go to Toshiba's web site and locate the driver for your Windows version

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 long story shortfirst i thought its an Operiting_System problem, tryed lot of stuff no solutionthought that my device doesn?t have a Bluetooth , meh i can live with that but then i try a bootable Ubuntu USB  , the OS start and Bluetooth icon on top right bar went on\off... by itself until it disappears went to settings activate it , laptop move , it goes off again -whaaaaat- used Wi-Fi bottom to disable then enable , BT went on -yeeeeh- hit slightly  beside it BT on\off but WI-FI is fine  so i want be 100% sure its a hardware problem and not something else like BIOSand any idea how to fix it by myself or should I go to maintenance thanks in advancesorry about my grammar google only helped with translation 

A:T430_s Bluetooth doesn’t work on windows 10 ,but works -with glitches- on Ubuntu

update your windows bluetooth driver .... i also suffering this problem 


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I was having a lot of troubles with XP PRO after a CPU failure, when I tried to do an XP installation Repair. It failed miserably and after a month of posting and searching for answers, I threw in the towel.
I reformatted the HD and did a clean install. On the advice of a MS Tech, I downloaded SP3 and installed it first thing. After I got everything up and running with all the updates, I discovered that XP no longer recognizes my USB ports as USB2. I found some original drivers on the Motherboard installation disk, but it will not allow me to install them because my XP SP2 install disk is already supposed to have them.
I tried removing all the USB drivers and forcing XP to figure it out, but no luck. It is an ASUS P5GD2 Deluxe with a P4 processer and an XP PRO SP3 Operating System. It was working fine for at least 2 years.
Anybody know how I can fix this?

A:Solved: XP Pro SP3 doesn’t recognize my USB ports as USB2

my 2 cents: slipstream SP3 into your installation CD and start over.

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Im a newbie here, and doesnt know too much how does function this site, Ill try to help where I can, but I came here to ask something that is bothering me.

Ive just bought an Epson Deskjet USB printer (C42 UX) and installed it correctly (it worked alone, when "filling itself")... The problem is using it under my Windows 98 SE OS.

First, I had no USB ports, so I bought also a PCI to USB card adapter and installed it and Win98 could detect it OK.

Second, I tried letting the printer turned on and booting the system. It detected something and installed an "unknown device".
It seemed not important, so I installed the drivers of the printers... but when the driver installation tried to check the printer port it didnt detect it, and I couldnt detect it ever since.

After this, I have tried a lot of things... Checking the BIOS to disable any unused port/device... enable anything related to USB (which I had to disable again, cause seemed to be an *onboard USB port*, but as it didnt have the actual ports, I didnt see).
I also tried to remove the "unknown device" and turn on/install the printer after the boot. And also install it via control panel... but nothing worked.

I tried checking with the Epson support here, but theyve said that it is a problem with the USB port, so they couldnt help.
Windows wont let me install any driver from the Epson CD directly for this device... it says "The specified location does not c... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Deskjet USB printer doesn´t install correctly

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I just re-installed Windows XP, and I cant seem to get my speakers working again.

Do you know those 6 little Audio Input/Out puts at the back of your computer? When I plug my speakers into that, it is not recognized at all on my computer.

I have tried going through the control panel and adding new hardware, but it did not seem to find it.

Thanks for your help. Really appreciate it. It sucks having to re-install, I just updated my graphics drivers, so do you think its a driver, that I can't seem to locate with Device Manager that needs updating?

A:Solved: Sound will not work!

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When i try to play something with sound it does not work. I went to the device manager and there are no yellow marks next to the sound. the drivers seem to be fine. when i go to sound and audio devices in the control panel, everything is grayed out. i cant change any settings. i went to start, run, dxdiag. i went to the sound tab and when i tested the sound i heard sound.

Whats going on? why are the sound options grayed out?

A:Solved: Sound does not work

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Earlier the sound on my computer was fine, now it won't work at all. My speakers are fine. When I start my computer up and shut it down it doesn't even make the sound it usually makes. I found I had this problem when I tried to watch a movie. When I try to play files from windows media player I get this message: (Windows media player cannot play the file because there is a problem with your sound device. There might not be a sound device installed on your computer, it might be in use by another program, or it might not be functioning properly.) I know there is a sound device on my computer and it is not in use by any program. Can anyone please help?

A:Solved: Sound will not work on computer

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Hello, i just bought a new computer [had it shipped] and for some strange reason, the dang sound wont work.

I know this is vague but, any idea's why not?

A:[SOLVED] Sound dont work. Plz help.

If it is brand new I would recommend you call the vendor that you puchased it from.

Which brand of computer is it?

And does it have a seal on the cover so if you have to remove the cover it will break the seal?

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I am working on a Gateway. The sound does not work. The card is SBLIVE and plugged into a PCI slot. Windows recognized it and installed drivers for the card. Still no sound. So I went to soundblaster.com and got the latest software and drivers, restarted, etc., still no sound. Tryed downloading and installing the AC 97 codec. Nothing. The last time the card was working was before they formatted there computer. System Information sees the sound card. They're audio codecs by SB in the Device Manager and the Volume Control comes up. The speakers are plugged in correctly, all software/hardware volume controls are maxed out. Still nothing. Any Ideas?


A:Solved: Sound does not work, Any Ideas?

is this a new sound card or is it the same one that was in before re formatting ,if it is a new one check to make sure it is seated right .

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My sound doesn't work because my computer doesn't recognize that there's a sound card there. I'm running Windows XP with a VIA vt1721 sound card. I've tried pretty much everything I can think of. I don't know what to do.

A:Solved: Sound Doesn't Work

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My sound started to mess up yesterday. Everytime I visit a site and run the mouse over something that makes a sound, the volume is very low. Likewise, when I play music, I can't even hear the words, yet the beat/music sounds fine. Help would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Sound doesn't work for some reason


Doubleclick the volume icon near your clock. Then click on Options | Properties. Tick all boxes and OK. Make sure all vilumes are up to maximum, and that none of the balences are in the middle.

Also, this may work, as its online:

Go to Control Panel | Internet Option. General tab. Under Delete Files, delete offline content.



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hi there pals.i've a big problem with my sound in MSwindows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
unfortunately, i downloaded the latest driver REALTEK AUDIO driver 2.69 and run it to install,when it's done my computer asked for restart and i did it.but when OS comin up ,the red x in shown on the Volume icon form the right corner of windows 7(near the time and date) and sound is didn't worked!
i try to fix it but every way that i tried to fix it don't worked.even the driver of my mainboard that the ORIGINAL its driver still useless !
help me please i don't want to re-install the OS and its UPDATES and all of my programs

A:[SOLVED] sound doesn't work in windows 7!

Try booting into Safe Mode, then uninstalling the driver, then restarting Windows into normal mode again. It should detect and install the driver.

If it still doesn't work, try downloading this 3DP Chip utility, and run it. Check in its list for your Sound Device and click on it. This will link you to a download for a driver. It doesn't always detect the correct one however, but try it and let us know if it worked.

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my device became a hot so many times before I bought a fan for it, now the sound system stopped to work (no sound can be heard) I think that is happening because what happened before about the increasing of temperature so many times can some one help me to fix the sound system problem.
for more information my device is Qosmio F60. and the sound system drivers in the device manager is working fine I think the issue is not a software problem it is may be a hardware problem or an electric circuits problem due to high temperature cases happened to my device.

A:Solved: sound does not work due to high temperature.

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I recently uninstalled the SoundMax sound management program to fix a crackling/popping noise i was experiencing with my sound card. The problem was solved but now I am having an even stranger issue...

my mic "line in" is somehow software rerouted to the sound output, the sound still plays through my headphones though, and the mic wont accept any input. Not sure if thats very clear but its the best way I can think to describe it.

another oddity, the microphone will pick up the sound output regardless if the actual mic plug is plugged in or not, so this leads me to believe it is not a microphone problem, but that I have something set wrong or something is wrong with my drivers

I have discovered that the mic problems only occur when i do not have the SoundMax sound management program installed // installing that however brings back my sound popping and distorting problem that I had before... I have tried it a couple of times both ways and windows refuses to let my mic function without that program that causes sound distortion

I have tried basically every fix for both problems I can find on the net, but i have been so far unsuccessful

anyone have any ideas or ever heard of anything like this? any help would be greatly appreciated... its driving me mad

A:Solved: Sound either crackles or mic doesn't work

Figured I'd give this a bump seeing as I still haven't solved it... any help would be greatly appreciated

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Hi there. Recently I restored my computer. I was able to get almost everything back to working order except for the sound which refuses to work. Using Everest, I was able to find out that my audio adapter is Intel 82801EB ICH5 - AC'97 audio controller and my motherboard name is Intel La Crosse D865GLC. I tried downloading this driver: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...ional&lang=eng but every time that I try to install it it says "Driver not found! Reboot your system, and run this setup again." I rebooted my system but when I tried to run the setup again, I got the same error. Any help with this issue would be appreciated.

A:[SOLVED] Sound doesn't work after system restore

Why did you run the System Restore? Some malware pretends to be drivers in order to protect itself from detection & deletion.

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My sony-vaio desktop (xp home, sp2) has got two drives, a DVD-ROM drive and a DVD+/-RW/CD-RW drive. The computer is 5 years old and has always played back my CDs and DVDs without problems. Until this morning. I did not change my computer in any way or install/deinstall anything. Suddenly, there is simply no sound when I try to play back DVDs in either drive with PowerDVD or with Windows Media Player. The image is fine with DVDs - but no sound. And if I try playing a CD in Windows Media Player, I am told that there is a problem with the audio device - all the menus are in German, so I am translating here. But other sounds work (streaming content, mpeg-4 files, computer sounds like e-mail notification etc.). My loudspeakers are plugged in (well, they've got to be if the other sounds are okay!). What is wrong? I checked under device manager, but everything seems to be okay, nothing is set on mute, there seem to be no conflicts...Can anyone help me? And below is a snapshot of the audio devices on my computer (they're indicated in German), and there's no red cross or any other mark which may indicate that there's something wrong with them.

A:Solved: CDs and DVDs: no sound! But other sounds work! What is wrong?

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Any ideas????

I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop and OS is Windows XP Pro 2002 (SP2). Sound is great when I don't have the docking station (Kensington Notebook Dock), but there is no sound at all when I do use it.

I've tried looking through my computer/properties/hardware/device manager, but a) I'm not sure in I'm in the right place and b) if I am, I can't see the wood for the trees....

A:Solved: Sound on laptop doesn't work when I use docking station...

Most of these all in one dockingstations (ones not made for a specific brand and that connect to anything) kind of take over the Laptops functions what you need to do is disable the kensington audio drivers as when you attach the docking station these drivers try and replace the notebooks ones.

What you want to do is look at the device manager with the dockingstation unpluged then plug it in and see what audio devices it loads up and disable them.

Either that or write/look ionline with kensington and get a list of them.

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I installed a bluetooth software Called BlueSoleil ..it showed me a couple of warnings while installing saying windows cannot varify the software but i ignored those and went through with the isntallation..and after restarting i noticed that the sound wasnt working anymore..not for music, videos, system or anything.. i uninstalled the bluetooth software but the problem is still here..can someone please help me? im using windows vista ultimate and im 100% sure its a software problem not a hardware one.

A:Solved: Sound wont work on vista after installing bluetooth software.

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Ok so I had to reinstall windows XP because my OS would not load and I got all the drivers reinstalled, diagnostic ran smooth and everything came up working ok etc but my device manager won't recognize anything! The compy says my audio mixers are not there, my USB devices are not working, hardware wizard is not responding, microsoft updates are not working, Dell's driver downloads are calling out for something that isn't there and I really really need this fixed ASAP so I can get to my external HD. So I tried putting an apple sticker on my Dell in hopes it would accept its new identity and start not sucking, but alas this did not work. If you help me fix this I'll seriously be your new best friend... I have apple stickers. ;-)

A:Solved: Dude! I don't get my Dell! No devices in device manager?! USB and sound don't work?!

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I have an HP Pavilion dv2000 Notebook. All of sudden the speakers aren't working but I can get sound from headphones. I hear chirps from the speakers when I touch the Quickplay buttons but that's the only sound I can receive. Nothing is muted. Can anybody help me figure out what's going on? Thanks!!!

A:Solved: No Sound from HP Pavilion dv2000 Notebook but Headphone Jack Work

Could be a sticky headphone jack, try plugging in and removing the headphones a couple of times rapidly.

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I had the security suite virus on my computer, so I started running it in safe mode with networking to get on the net before I tried to fix it.
I quickly found out that sound isn't enabled on safe mode, so I looked around online to find a solution for this.

I came across this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0oFKPucAhU

I did everything I needed to do, sound works! But the internet doesn't. It works on my other accounts(thats how I'm posting this)

So now whenever I open any of my browsers, it says it can't find the webpage, or the webpage isn't available. I figured out how to remove the virus while the computer was on just normal mode, so I tried opening the internet in normal mode, and it still says the same stuff.

I have a feeling this messed with the registry on my computer because it was a .reg file. It gave me some warning beforehand, but I just ignored it and clicked "Ok"
EDIT: Nevermind, went to LAN settings and clicked automatic. Thanks anyways!

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The title pretty much says it all. I'm honestly at the end of my rope. Device manager replies all is well, yet sound stopped working overnight.

It isn't muted,I'm not that oblivious.

I own Advanced System Care Pro ( and consequently, Driver Booster ) so I have already all of my drivers up to date, as well as any other problems I might have had.

Used a bunch of other scanners to figure out the problem to no avail. Plugging some headphones in also doesn't cut it, so it made me think that perhaps the hardware was actually fine and some software conflict was the cause of the problem. I have no freaking clue anymore, should I just get mad and yell at my computer for an hour or so to relieve stress now??

A:Laptop audio refuses to work, all devices work properly, sound isn't muted. Help?

First we need to know the EXACT make and model number of the laptop in question. Secondly the only place you should be looking for drivers for you laptop is the laptop manufacturers support website. Driver scanners really are not helpful.

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Sound in windows has been giving me a hard time lately. I had to restore my registry manually via the Windows Recovery Console recently because Windows kept thinking it was in safe mode, thus preventing a repair installation from continuing. So, after restoring the registry from an earlier part of the day when the issue wasn't a problem, Windows started up fine, and everything was working as it once did. Except for sound.

The volume controls icon does not show in the taskbar. I've gone into Control Panel -> Sounds and Devices and checked the box that is supposed to place the controls in the taskbar, but to no avail. Still doesn't show up. I know that this is usually caused by incorrectly installed sound drivers, but they are installed fine and do not appear in an errored state in the device manager. I've also reinstalled the sound drivers from my motherboard's drivers disc multiple times with no change.

Oddly enough, any sounds that are supposed to be played by Windows do not play. If I open a file in Windows Media Player or in a game, the sound plays perfectly fine.

On top of that, I'm also getting trouble with recording sounds. Not just with a microphone, but even from they stereo mix channel. In Sounds and Audio Devices Properties, looking at the Voice tab, the default device for Voice Playback is blank. I set it to Realtek HD Audio Output, but when I press apply, it resets to blank. When I set it to the Realtek Output and go to the 'test hardware' button, I ca... Read more

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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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Hey y'all,

I downloaded Flashplayer 9 from adobe the other day and it was working fine until all of a sudden, out of the blue, no sound. I've got no clue!!! PLEASE HELP! WMP still works but, that's about it. Other sounds seem to not work in either IE or Firefox. I'm running XP. mp3s and such work outside of a browser, like I can download .wav and mp3s but, they won't play in my browser. Suggestions?

A:Sound in Flash is a Problem--It doesn't work, broken, dead--No Sound!

Have you tried re-installing Flash Player 9?

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Help! See the title.

I'm going mad because I can't listen to music! I've tried three different mediaplayers (Windows Media Player, VLC & QuickTime) and all three just don't work! WMP won't even play the files, VLC will (in .avi-case even with picture!) but there won't be sound :/. Same for QuickTime,...

Now, the weird thing is that I can play games without a problem and the sound's still there! Hell, even sounds made by Windows -- I hear 'em! YouTube works too!

I'm concerned there might be something wrong in the registry,... (I use Eusing Free Registry Cleaner/Defrag regularly, I guess something was bound to go wrong,...)

Please, help? :(

(Windows 7, btw.)

A:Sound DOESN'T work while playing .mp3/.avi - DOES work with games/YT

Apparently I made a mistake,... Sound in games doesn't work* System sounds and YouTube do, though.

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HP Pavilion g7, Windows 7 Home Premium, laptop with built-in speakers.

Okay so i accidentally uninstalled SRS Premium Sound and now my sound icon on the bottom right shows a red X and doesn't play sound. It could also be related to restoring my laptop, but sound still worked before i uninstalled SRS sound.

When i hover over the sound icon it reads "No speaker or headphones are plugged in." Plugging in headphones or an external speaker to the headphone jack doesn't work.

troubleshoot doesn't detect a problem. Playback devices only shows AMD HDMI Output, but no speaker option (even when i right click and both are checked). Reinstalling Realtek isn't working.

Device manager does recognize i have ATI HD Audio Device.

I'm willing to restore my computer if that's what it takes, but i don't have the CD that came with it.

A:Sound doesnt work after uninstalling SRS Premium Sound program.

Hi welcome to 7F

go to bios and make sure the onboard sound is enabled.

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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 am so close to having my new audio system established. On the headphone side, all I need to do is place my order. However, I've run into a bit of a snag considering the sound card.

I was originally recommended the Sound Blaster Z to pair with my headphones. Exact card here, the one with the external microphone since I'll need it. Unfortunately, this sound card specifies Windows 7 and 8 as supported operating systems. I asked if it would still work for Vista, but the other forum (headphone forum) seemed to think that it wouldn't, unfortunately. I'm not looking to upgrade my OS. As horrible and clunky as it is, I've made it work for me.

IF it would work with Vista, than just let me know and read no further. If not, I'd love if I could get some recommendations for a comparable card.

I'm looking for the best sound card possible, given my physical and operational specs. I have PCI-E slots 1x and 4x free, and my OS is Windows Vista Ultimate 32x. The card will support both gaming and music, though I'm more concerned with gaming than music at this point. I'm not looking to drop a bundle (the SB-Z was a little on the expensive side) but as high as 70 or 80 is acceptable. Please let me know if you have any suggestions. I'm raring to place my orders, haha.

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