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No Sound Device

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by Shortys748, Dec 26, 2005.

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  1. Shortys748

    Shortys748 Thread Starter

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    Hello i know my title says intermediant with computers because i am only 15 years old and im pretty good with them .............but anyways this sounds like a "begginer" questoin



    Suddenly my computer says "No Sound device" when i try opening Windows Media Player and i no longer have any sound on my computer i had this problem before and a friend of my father came and fixed the problem he put some sort of program on here called "AV rack" im not sure if that is the program he used to make the sound come back or not but it was on there when he finished and i had not deleted it at all........if anyone could give me a simple step by step way to bring the sound back it would be greatly appreaciated


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  2. Shortys748

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    Should i maybe do a system restore?
     
  3. Shortys748

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    alright forget it the system restore didnt work but i still need a step by step on how to fix it



    Please and Thanks
     
  4. claytonwg

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    I am old enough to be your grandfather, but I had a problem much like this. Here is an Idea... 1- download the latest Version of Windows Media Player that is compatible with your system, presumably Version 10. 2- Save it to your computer where you can find it, or copy it there (perhaps rename it so it can easily be found, again) or place on Memory stick or burn to CD...your choice. 3- I usually download to Desktop. 4- Do the reinstall of Media Player. 5) Now try it and go to the master volume control to make sure it is set where you want (in Control Panel) or perhaps a right click from the mouse. Make sure it is not set on Mute or some program is not reverting it or part of it (the Master Volume) back to settings you don't want. 6) Reboot and see if it still works. At any time that it goes out it could be reinstalled. Watch the behavior and if this doesn't fix it, it may lead you to program that causes the issues. 7) Let me know if this helped any. Good luck!
    claytonwg:)
     
  5. Shortys748

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    it isnt just with windows media player the whole volume is gone there isnt even a master volume to go to it is completely wiped out is there a way i could download a new volume thing



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  6. claytonwg

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    I understand...But did you try it? As far as retrieving your master volume, I am at a loss. Someone else here may be able to help. Have you gone to the Microsoft site, put in your operating system and searched for "missing sound or missing Volume Control"?

    good luck, Claytonwg
     
  7. Shortys748

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    ill try it thanks ill let you know if it works
     
  8. Caesius

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    I can't fix your problem, but I do know a workaround.

    1: Download Winamp.
    2: Right-click in any empty space in the main (top) window.
    3: Go to Options > Preferences.
    4: Under the "Plugins" category, switch from waveOut to DirectSound.

    Winamp will now be able to play your music. You'll still have problems getting some programs to work (for example, Civilization IV and some other games will not work, and Flash files probably will not work), but you eventually may find someone who can help you. I'm having the exact same problem as you, actually, so check my thread occasionally to see if a fix suggested for me works for you.
     
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    I FIXED IT!! all by myself.........if anyone is having this problem let me know i can give you a step by step on how to fix it
     
  10. ken757

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    Hi Shortys,

    I just installed Windows XP Pro and now I have no sound. Nothing. How did you fix your problem?

    Thankx,

    ken757
     
  11. Shortys748

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    What is your sound card model?
     
  12. ken757

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    Have no idea. I don't even get the Windows chime.

    In the "Sounds and Audio Devices" control panel I get a "No Audio Devices" message, yet the hardware properties page says that all devices are operating properly.

    Any ideas?

    Regards,

    Ken
     
  13. Yeehaakankin

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    Yeah i seem to have a similar problem where i get a " Windows cannot execute SndVol32.exe/ Add/Remove to install " and i've tried my original wndows XP install disc and can't seem to find it there........So if you can or anyone else come to think of it can help me out i would be much appreciative..
    Cheers Adam
     
  14. Shortys748

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    neither of you to have the exact problem i did so i cant really help sorry but this will bumb it up so maybe someone else can answer
     
  15. simmons7

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    i get the same thing in my audio options no audio device i just reformated my comp because i got srewed with viruses and when i finished no sound what the hells that all about how did u fix yours anybody help me please i wanna play games and its hard with no sound:mad: (n)
     
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