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  1. murduk0420

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    I have no sound coming out of the speakers or head phones and there is no default for sound how do I fix this, I'm running the win. xp home edition. help
     
  2. nessyguin

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    Have you recently formatted and reinstalled XP ? If so , you may need to instal drivers for your soundcard . They'd be on a CD that came with your motherboard/prebuilt computer or available for download from the manufacturer/builder's website . In Device Manager (Right-click My Computer/Hardware) are there any yellow exclamation marks beside any devices ?
    If you havent recently formatted has the sound been working at any point ?
     
  3. murduk0420

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    yes my system crashed so I had to download a store bought xp system and no to the exclamation points
     
  4. DorkyPenguin

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    I've had this problem on my computer before... ill post back if I can find what I did to fix it. Was a while ago. Sorry =[
     
  5. murduk0420

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    ok thanks
     
  6. nessyguin

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    What do you mean by "there is no default for sound" ? If there are no exclamation points in Device Manager your hardware is probably installed ok .Does your media appear to be playing ok or do you get an error message if you try to play an mp3 ? Are you plugging your speaker/headphone jack into front panel ? If so , try plugging into the rear of your PC - or vice versa .
     
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    I go to the control panel and r. click sounds, speech and audio devices, I r. click agail sounds and audio devices. when I get there I go to audio and it tells me sound playback, default device and it's the same for sound recording and midi.
     
  8. murduk0420

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    and the boxes and arrows are all gray
     
  9. murduk0420

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    ok, i tunes player and wmc wont even play an mp3 and the rear headphone thing didn't work
     
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    What do you mean by "downloading a store bought xp system" :confused:
     
  11. murduk0420

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    I bought a win xp box from staples
     
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    it has the disk and the verification codes
     
  13. ~Candy~

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    Ok, as mentioned above, you need to install the sound card drivers. You should have some kind of cd that came with your computer or motherboard with those on it.
     
  14. murduk0420

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    no I don't
     
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    Any literature? Is it a manufactured system? Dell, HP, etc.? If so, what model?

    You might download this program to see if it will identify your sound card.

    http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
     
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