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My computer has lost all sound.
nothing when I make the final deletion from my delete box on Outlook Express,
no sounds...
i went to control panel in my XP and to sounds. The volume is set on high. I tried clicking sone things like advanced in all the tabs at the top but I keep getting a message saying
Sndvol32.exe can not be opened, go to add/remove programs to install.
All I did today was unplug my speaker wire with the green plug, later plugged it back in and rebooted. I was testing a few mice and got a lock up here and there.
where are my sounds though the volume is set on high?
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Question by:nickg5
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joey_the_ass earned 120 total points
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Try a some different speakers or headphones.  If those don't work, possibly reinstall your soundcard drivers.  Please post what soundcard you have, and i'll try to find drivers for you.
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by:nickg5
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i do not know what sound cards I have.
my speakers only have one wire.....but there is a power button on the left speaker, and an lcd above, but turning it off and on does not make the lcd light up.
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by:nickg5
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my "sound scheme" box was empty. I put windows default in the box but it did not affect anything.
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philby11 earned 80 total points
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download Everest
it will tell your devices
http://www.lavalys.com/products/overview.php?pid=1&lang=en&pageid=1
find your sound card manufacturer & go to their website for the file
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by:nickg5
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ok...i'll try that....
i did change speakers and have sound now....but the set I have installed now must have an a/c adapter......what would have happened to the other speakers?
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by:nickg5
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i got everest.........and went into the multimedia folder. It is all greek to me. I do not see "sound card" in there.
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by:philby11
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Open everest > click on devices > physical devices & it will be in the list
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by:nickg5
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I looked in physical devices and the only thing I saw that might be related is "audio controller".
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by:philby11
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ok try this
multimedia > PCI/PNP audio
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by:nickg5
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only 2 devices in there and one was the same audio controller as in "devices"....the other one is
mpu-401 compatible.
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by:philby11
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try this
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q319095
Do you see the speaker on your task bar?
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