Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

How do I restore Sound?

Posted on 2008-10-31
4
Medium Priority
?
862 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
I recently uninstalled  programs and reduced the number of programs that open at start up. After I did this, I have no sound. I have no audio device. There is nothing in device mgr. Downloaded the soundmax integrated digital audio driver for Windows XP. I get the error message windows audio service has been enabled! please restart your computer and run the soundmax installer again.  I attempted to restore computer to 10/28 when I had no problems and date not available. The computer is not muted.Do you have any ideas as to what I can do to restore sound?
0
Comment
Question by:kwholmes46
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 39

Accepted Solution

by:
PUNKY earned 1500 total points
ID: 22853019
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:David-Howard
ID: 22853667
You might try running SFC /SCANNOW or a Repair.
Both require your OS CD and about fifteen minutes.
SFC SCANNOW
http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html
XP Repair:
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
A Repair is not designed to overwrite data but you should take precautions.
If you decide to go another route and your sound card is not integrated on the motherboard you may have some luck doing the following.
Turn your system off and unplug the power.
Remove the sound card. Plug the power cord back into the system and boot.
After you are completely logged in, select shutdown. Again, remove the power from the pc and replace your sound card. Plug the power cord back into the system and reboot.
Windows should detect your sound card at this point. If so, you should be able to reinstall your drivers. Make sure that you have the correct drivers for your sound card.
David
0
 

Author Comment

by:kwholmes46
ID: 22858260
ok
0
 

Author Comment

by:kwholmes46
ID: 22858264
ok
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When you hit the power button on your laptop and it does nothing there are a couple of things that you need to check. You will need to check your Ac Power Adapter and your DC Power Jack.  Tip: If you have checked your Ac power adapter and know …
Lithium-ion batteries area cornerstone of today's portable electronic devices, and even though they are relied upon heavily, their chemistry and origin are not of common knowledge. This article is about a device on which every smartphone, laptop, an…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to add a cinematic look to any film or video out there. There are very few simple steps that you will follow to do so. This will be demonstrated using Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…

926 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question