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Windows XP - Can't get audio from speakers after unplugging USB Headset

I have a logitech USB headset and am running Windows XP.

When I have the headset plugged in, audio comes out the headset earphones.

When I unplug it, sound doesn't come out the speakers attached to the PC's sound card.

I tried re-starting the Windows Audio services but that did not help.

Any advice?

Thanks.
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Frylock
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Frylock
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spiderwilk007Commented:
LOL, I had this same problem a while back when I started playing around with skype. For some reason in Windows XP with certain USB devices the device will tell Windows that it should always be the default audio playback device. You can choose your sound card driver as the default playback by going to control panel, double clicking sounds and audio devices and then on the audio tab it will be the device listed under audio playback. this is where you will choose your sound card (probably the only other choice.) Hopefully this helps.
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FrylockAuthor Commented:
I tried this. Those settings were already selected and it didn't solve the problem. Any other ideas?

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vishwas_vedanthamCommented:
While Checking the default playback device is a good option. You also might want to check the following:
Start -> Control Panel -> Sound and Audio Properties -> Volume Control > Advanced -> Advanced Controls for Volume Control Menu. Om this menu check if PC spk Mute is checked.
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FrylockAuthor Commented:
vishwas_vedantham -

It is not checked. I also have 'Audio HQ' on my control panel since I have a Creative card and everything in there appears to be normal.
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Justin OwensITIL Problem ManagerCommented:
Plug your headphones back in.  See if you still get sound from them.  If you do, do a graceful remove (tell Windows to stop the hardware) rather than just pulling them.  Did you install any software with your headphones, or just the drivers?
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FrylockAuthor Commented:
I do not get sound from them when I plug them back in.

I didn't install anything with the headphones, not even drivers.

MAybe I should do that.

Thanks.
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FrylockAuthor Commented:
According to Logitech, there are no drivers to download because they are already in my version of Windows.
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Justin OwensITIL Problem ManagerCommented:
So, headphones plugged back in, not muted, volume up, you get no sound in the headphones, correct?
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FrylockAuthor Commented:
I actually just needed to close and re-open the browser that was playing the audio. Problem solved. Thanks.
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Justin OwensITIL Problem ManagerCommented:
This is what happens when we make assumptions.  I assumed you rebooted.
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