Sound issue with Vista laptop
Posted on 2009-04-29
I have a Vista Basic laptop which has the most up to date sound drivers. The problem is that I get sound when playing music but not system sounds, nor when using IE, e.g. YouTube.
The Device Manager states that the Soundmax integrated HD sound is working correctly and enabled and I get sounds from the speakers when configuring through the Control Panel > 'Sound' applet. The device drivers are definately up to date, IE has 'play music in websites' etc ticked under Internet Options > Advanced.
When I try to play Windows sounds via the Sounds tab in Sound applet, there is no sound but when I copy one of the .wav files from the 'browse' cache to somewhere else, it plays fine in Media Player!
I've basically tried everything apart from reinstalling Windows.
This is driving me nuts - any help much appreciated. Thanks.