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no sound on Mozilla or IE

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  1. dbaz

    dbaz Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    I have Dell Inspiron with Windows XP. All my media sound works: mp3 streaming, playing videos & music on Media Center & WMP, and also I can access the mixer. Now, I cannot hear the sound for example from
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd85DgG-c54
    or CNET videos (I think these are played with Flash).

    Also, when viewing Sounds and Audio Devices, and then the Sound tab, I am unable to try any of the Window's sounds Asterick, Critical Battery Alarm, etc.

    Thanks for your time and support in advance.
     
  2. winbob

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    Did you notice that there is a volume control slider on the website movie box???

    When I went there it was set minimized and I could not hear anything until I set it way up.
     
  3. dbaz

    dbaz Thread Starter

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    This solution is via the help of Steve McAfee and part of the response are his words.

    Actually, the Volume tray icon had disappeared, too. I believe that after removing some codecs, my registry had lost an entry for sound drivers that microsoft installs with XP. Apparently, all sound features work except there was no Volume systray icon and, as Steve put it, in the control panel applet for sound the button to “play” a selected sound was ghosted. In the registry under the following key there are a number of sound drivers

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    \SOFTWARE
    \Microsoft
    \Windows NT
    \CurrentVersion
    \Drivers32

    The sound tray icon and control panel try to open the driver called “wavemapper” and if it’s not there the sound icon does not display. The registry entry is a string entry that looks like this:

    wavemapper REG_SZ msacm32.drv

    Once I added this back it started working.
     
  4. winbob

    winbob

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    Wish you had shared all the info with us that you apparently did with Steve. :rolleyes:
     
  5. dbaz

    dbaz Thread Starter

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    I did. No one responded to that thread. I posted another thread and changed it a little. I would have shared some of that info, but at the time I thought it was unrelated. Thanks for trying to help. Have a great day!
     
  6. minesh01

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    I had the same problem and carrying out the above will problaly resolve it. BAsically the default microsoft codecs are not installed - corrupt - has issues. Anyways, you can check the codecs installed by going to control panel, sound and audio controllers, going to hardware tab, clicking the audio codecs entry and selecting properties. before you run the above fix, you will find 2-3 entries in there.

    1. control panel, add hardware, next, YES hardware connected, goto bottom of list for add a new hardware device.
    2. Install hardware manually (Advanced), select sound, video and game controllers, have disk and point to "C:\windows\system32" and file mmdriver.inf.
    3. Select a codec to install, you maybe asked for windows xp disk.
    4. repeat until all codecs are installed.

    do not install the (MCI) ones as they are legacy. you can also try reinstalling them if they are already there (remove one at a time and readded it)
     
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