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No Sound on PC

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Bobbin, Dec 12, 2011.

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  1. Bobbin

    Bobbin Thread Starter

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    I was having problems with no sound on my PC so after checking all the possible causes on my PC (i.e. ! marks, default device etc.) I removed the sound card software, removed the sound card then rebooted the PC. After doing this I checked my onboard sound and it worked. I then reinstalled sound card and software and both onboard sound and Sounblaster X-fi Extreme card worked perfectly for a couple of days, then all of a sudden last night while listening through my headphones I first heard a couple of static crackles, then the music became muffled before going altogether. Just after this happened I could faintly hear the music in the background. I can't now.

    No changes have been made to settings on PC.

    I am operating XP.

    Please help!!
     
  2. etaf

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    moved to windows XP forum

    you have two sound cards on the PC - correct an integrated sound card and a separate sound card

    can we have some details - make and model of the pc - sounds cards etc
     
  3. Bobbin

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    Yes one integrated in the motherboard and the separate Soundblaster x-fi extreme.
     
  4. etaf

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    i assume you have been into control panel and checked the correct device is set as primary
    http://www.ehow.com/how_5940963_use-sound-cards-xp.html

    it maybe worthwhile looking to see if you can disable the onboard sound via the bios - that way there is no conflict at all - although windows should support two cards , but only use one as the primary card
     
  5. Bobbin

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    Yes, have done all the checks through Sound Devices etc. All are showing ok.
     
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    I have been using both onboard and separate sound cards side by side for 18 months without a problem until now. I don't think a conflict of sound sources is the problem. My PC is a purpose built machine by a local company. Sound card is Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Extrem. ASUS motherboard.
     
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