Win7 - Sound has disappeared
Posted on 2012-08-13
Earlier today I took the time to take my computer apart to vacuum and clean it. When i put it back together and turned it on everything seemed fine - except for the missing sound.
For some reason my sound had disappeared and ofcourse my first thought was that I had put some jack in the wrong place. So i checked it, double checked it and checked it again but nothing was plugged in wrong - so i moved to test my speakers and they too worked flawlessly.
I proceeded to search google and i quickly find sites mentioning a sound-bug in Win7 where just this sort of thing have happened for no particular reason. Sadly thought none of those sites had an actual solution to the problem so now I'm trying here.
My computer's sound is connected through the back of the PC with "Line In", "Line Out" and "Mic". Normally It's plugged into line out (i believe), as I run all my sound by my stereo through an aux cable. I've triple checked that all my cables are correctly plugged in and that I have no faulty hardware. Further more - although there is no sound comming from my speakers the volume mixer still records that music is being played - the volume bar bobs up n' down.
I've doublechecked that I have nothing muted or otherwise turned off although I can't say for sure that i didn't accidently push some key combination to make windows mute itself!?? I don't even know if thats possible...
Normally sound issues are rather simple to deal with, but in this case I've resorted to write EE as i need some solid advice. I have a headset (one of them fancy surroundsound ones /sigh) that seem to add up to 5 xtra line in/line out-like channels making it hell to get even skype to work right at times...
I'm at a loss as to what caused the break, and even more so when it comes to fixing it.
I would, if i had a working boot model, just reinstall my Win7 but at the moment that's not really and option, and since all my music is isolated to my PC it's starting to get a bit quiet.
Any links, help or advice will be greatly appreciated.