sound on my computer

I have had sound in my speakers before,but now I don't have any at all. I have the Goodtimes icon on my desktop from the Windows CD but I can't hear it. Can you pls tell me how to get my sound back? Thanks so much in advance.
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familineConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Check in the Control Panel/System if the multimedia devices are ok.
Check if your sound card is ok
And check if your volume is ok.
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nomadic1Commented:
some more info on your computer is requierd before an educated guess can be given
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serialbandCommented:
What did you do before you lost sound?  Did you open up your computer and unplug cables?  Did you install new software?
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dovedoveCommented:
A long shot! Sometimes programs, for example games can mute settings in the Volume Control settings options. Open the Speaker Icon from your system tray, bottom right hand side of screen and have a close look at the settings. You might have to select advanced controls from the options menu to display all possible settings.
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aarieCommented:
Are you sure the speaker cable is plugged into the right outlet on your soundcard?

Arjan.
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DaveMonCommented:
1 do you have a icon  in the system tray ( little yellow speaker )? , if so  click it and observe that it is not muted and up at least halfway
2. click start/settings/contol panel/system- device manager  and look for sound,video,game controls and observe if that looks like your hardware listed  with no red X's or yellow spots...if listed good get a music cd , and place it in the cd rom, make sure that cd player has begun then get behind pc and check connections,.....change connections to the other appropriatew sized holes....when  you hear sound  you are in the right  one...if you   do  not  there  may  be  another  problem
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DaveMonCommented:
thats  hardly  an  answer.....next  time  post  as  a comment  !!
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LarryNixonCommented:
Check if you have the speaker icon on the prompt bar.  

If not,  go to Control Panel, Multimedia and check if the block noting to display the speaker icon is checked.  If not, check it and reboot.

If it doesn't come back, the sound card is not being recognized.  It should have and red circle and bar if it is muted.  Double click to check.  

If seems OK, Go to programs, accessories, multimedia, volume control and see if any of your devices are muted.

If you have any other mixer program, the device may be muted.  

Otherwise, need more info.
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LarryNixonCommented:
Check if you have the speaker icon on the prompt bar.  

If not,  go to Control Panel, Multimedia and check if the block noting to display the speaker icon is checked.  If not, check it and reboot.

If it doesn't come back, the sound card is not being recognized.  It should have and red circle and bar if it is muted.  Double click to check.  

If seems OK, Go to programs, accessories, multimedia, volume control and see if any of your devices are muted.

If you have any other mixer program, the device may be muted.  

Otherwise, need more info.
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