XP Pro - No Sound - But Sys Mgr says Device Working Properly

I have a client machine that doesn't have any sound. She prefers built-in speakers, not the external ones. I have checked all know audio settings - CP |System | Hardware & I right-clicked the audio image on the taskbar - still no luck. Any suggestions?

Renkie
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FIIS-VSOCommented:
It sounds like something could have taken over the sound and be running in the background... I had this problem on my laptop a few days ago. My sound worked again after a reboot...
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WelkinMazeCommented:
Hi,
If your volume control on the taskbar is working and enabled then I suppose probably the speakers are not connected physically with the sound card. Do you check that?
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RenkieAuthor Commented:
The pc has been rebooted more than once.

Also, there are no external speakers to connect to the sound card.

forgive me for being clueless, but can a pc play music, without speakers? using the built-in sound?

renkie
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WelkinMazeCommented:
waht do you mean with built-in speakers?
I suppose if the machine is not a laptop you have to connect the speakers to the sound card so the signal reachs them.
Or maybe you mean the built-in speaker that produces just beeps ??
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phototropicCommented:
Only if it has an internal speaker, and it is connected. Check inside the case. There may be a small speaker mounted face down somewhere near the front. If it is connected, two wires twisted together will be connected to a terminal on the motherboard. This is what makes the "beep" sound when the pc is turned on. Do you hear a beep? If not, the speaker may not be working.
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WelkinMazeCommented:
Hm, there is no way that my answer and the answer of FIIS-VSO are both correct!!
I am here for just one day, have 3 answers and this is the second time that I think the points are not given correctly according to the rules of the site. Maybe no one reads the rules. Nothing against the aharing in the general, just collecting too fast negative impressions.
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WelkinMazeCommented:
"aharing" has to be "sharing" (of points) in the post above. Sorry!
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RenkieAuthor Commented:
WelkinMaze,


it has been awhile since i reviewed the rules. but, I split the points because both of you responded to my question so promptly. I was able to answer my own question but wanted both of you to have something for your effort.

Renkie
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WelkinMazeCommented:
Whatever, just starting to think that this site is far from what it pretends to be. Just like eBay, Brainbench and so on called "leaders" in their areas.
Anyway, don't take it personally!
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FIIS-VSOCommented:
It really depends on the question. I've gotten a lot of good answers from this site and there are a lot of very knowledgeable people here. I've found it all very helpful, despite the flawed points system. I don't even care about points, I'm just here for answers...
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WelkinMazeCommented:
Yes, FIIS-VSO, you are right probably.
No problem, just sharing first impressions. :)
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