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I have no sound!

I am have a win2000, Intel celeron, 2GH, 512RAM

My sound device is:
SoundMAX Digital Audio

ALL the volumes are up. I tried with a CD and listing to something online, but both cases produce no sound.  I uninstalled my audio device then restarted my computer. The new hardware wisered opened and searched for a driver for "Multimedia Audio Controler" . It then installed a SoundMax driver. But still nothing!!

I set speaker setup to stereo headphones but nothing.

So i have ran out of options ... What can I do?
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Question by:chrisV
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by:slink9
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Has the sound ever worked?  Do you know that this sound is Win2k compliant?
Take a look at the Win2k HCL at http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/hcl/default.mspx
Have you gone to Wnidows Update to verify all updates are in place?
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by:chrisV
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Yes the sound did once work but i don't know what happened to make it not work.

And yes there are no updates on the windows update site.

Anything else?
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slink9 earned 200 total points
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Boot into the Last Known Good config and see if the sound works.  F8 while booting and choose that from the startup menu.
If this were XP I would advise doing a system restore to a time before it stopped working, but Win2k does not have this capability.
You may want to look for updated drivers at the manuf web site or at www.driverguide.com
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by:chrisV
ID: 10822202
I GOT IT. I downloaded realplayer (as this is the player the sound worked with before) and it works with that. For some reason windows media player does gives no sound, dame strange.

Thanks for the help anyway mate
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by:Steve_Pugh
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control panel

sound and audio devices

audio tab

and check your card is selected as default in play back and recording

i have seen a simular problem if wrong hardware selected here
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by:compfixer101
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well award the dang points if you are done
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by:chrisV
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Does anyone know why realplayer will play sound but windows media player will not.

Also when i listen to online radio or http://launch.com/  there is no sound.

Any ideas why?

____________

P.S. compfixer101,
take it easy kid

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by:tickdotcom
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is a long time aready ???
you alway move your hardware (card sound card or vga card) ????
my computer have a 6 year old aready when i move the hardware(card sound card or vga card) there will no sound cos every old computer the board connecter must got a problem.
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by:chrisV
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tickdotcom,
I'm not sure how old the computer is, it's my work coputer, it's a long way from new anyway. I think the sound card is the same one that came with the machine
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