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No sound coming from speakers?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by computersarecool, Dec 3, 2014.

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  1. computersarecool

    computersarecool Thread Starter

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    I was using my Dell Optiplex 210L desktop (old, but still quite useful!) and I noticed that my sound wasn't working. The only thing I installed was PaintShop Pro X2 which I found new sealed at a thift store for $2.50, but I doubt that would cause it.

    What I have done:

    Checked device manager, its fine
    Checked volume on both windows and speakers, fine
    Rebooted, didn't work

    I tried booting into Lubuntu Linux, and it worked then.
     
  2. YOCS

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    Nice - you have narrowed this down to a Windows issue . I would try updating the driver first or rolling it back if updating is not an option. If you go back into device manager and check the properties on your sound device is there an option to Update or Roll Back the driver to a previous version?

    If that doesn't work I would try uninstalling it in device manager the right click on Sound in Device Manager and select Scan for Hardware Changes to have it detected / re-installed or just reboot.
     
  3. computersarecool

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    Tried checking for drivers, nothing.
     
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