No sound



perating System System Model
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600) Shuttle Inc SS31V10
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.80 gigahertz Intel Celeron

I have, I think, tried everything I have found about trying to get sound
back on my computer, at least from this newsgroup. Nothing has worked. I
just don't know where else to look to find the answer.

I have gone into: Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices > sounds tab;
"Remove the modem from control panel, phone and modem options,restart from
power-off, and then add the modem agan."; I've checked everything in Control
Panel from Sounds, Speech, Audio Devices, Audio Devices. I have gone into
Windows XP, click Start, and then click Control Panel. I've checked Device
Volume (up all the way), have removed checkmarks from Mute on Master Volume,
and adjusted to High for volume.

The cords from the speakers to the computer seem to be connected snugly

I have checked the hardware tab under device manager; there are no ?'s or
yellow or red boxes - no problems. I have updated the sound device driver.
Windows update does not give me any information on updates needed for sound
driver updates.

At one time, I did remove all the sound device names other than audio codecs
and Legacy Audio Drivers, and then click Remove, and let the computer replace
them. That did not work, either.

I know someone knows what is wrong - CERTAINLY not me! If anyone can help,
PLEASE let me know.

Thanks in advance for anyone who has some new avenues I can travel down to
get some sound here.

(Yes, I have tried system restore - it's been several years, now, and I
don't want to loose so much!!!)

Sound cables are properly connected from the speaker to the computer (cable
connectors and plug assignments are normally color-coded to aid with

The directions I see to deal with the "BIOS" is something I don't quite
understand; maybe you can help me on that if maybe that could be an answer.

Help! Thanks so very much for any suggestions you can give me.





If your Device Manager shows no error symbols ( Example: ?Other
Devices -Multimedia ) and the Sound Card is listed properly under Sound,
video and game controller cluster, and you had made sure in Control Panel>
Sound and Audio Devices Properties > Audio tab that the same sound device
as seen in DM in the previous step, is listed both under "Playback" and
"Recording" section as the "Default device: box , the Speaker has Check mark
in the Volume Properties and Volume not muted and you have connected your
speaker's green jack in the Sound port (lemon green) or marked with a
Speaker icon and if your speaker if powered is turned ON and still not
getting sound through speaker by playing a sound when a "Progarm event" is
played (Sounds and Audio Devices Properties>Sound (tab) Progarm events:
section and selecting a sound with a speaker icon by its side> Rightward
arrowhread ) then try a headset and connect it to the speaker port and mic
port and click "Voice" tab >"Test hardware" button and follow on screen
instructions to check whether you can check that the sound card is indeed
working or defective.
If sound card works then you must consider your Speaker defective or not
properly set.You may also try one of the Messengers (Windows Live or Yahoo )
to test the sound through your headset.





Thanks. That was such a detailed answer, and very helpful. Everything
seemed to check out fine.

So, I finally bit the bullet and bought a new pair of speakers. Don't know
why I waited so long to do it - but I have sound now! They were cheap, and
work great.

Thanks to EVERYONE who answered my question. You are all so knowledgeable -
wish I had about half of that!


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