No sound what so ever in Windows XP.

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Grogsky

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Roughly an hour or two ago I booted my computer onto the Windows XP partition of my Hard-drive and Heard the familiar Start up noise thingy for Windows XP. I thought I would play a little Team Fortress 2 and started Steam and TF2. Once in the game I noticed that I wasn't hearing any of the usual menu music of Sound effects. I decided to quit out of the game and restart my computer, there was no log-off/shut down sound thingy. I restarted and re-booted into Windows XP and this time there was not Start up tone either. There was still no sound in anything in Windows.

I've checked and double checked all of the sound control panel and I've checked my speakers and everything is the same as it was when I was getting sound.


You can look at my Hardware, I've put it in my signature if that's any help. I don't know how to find all the other system information so if you need me to show you something else tell me what it is you're looking for and how to find it. :)
 
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Hi!

Have a look in the device manager (Control panel>system>hardware>device manager). Are there any yellow question/exclamation-marks?
 
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I suggest you reinstall your sound card drivers. What kind of PC is it, prebuilt by chance? If so, the make and model would help. Or even better - the model of your sound card (you can find the name in Start>Run... dxdiag, in the sound(audio) tab). Oh, and while you're there you can hit the "test DirectSound" button.:)
 

Grogsky

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I suggest you reinstall your sound card drivers. What kind of PC is it, prebuilt by chance? If so, the make and model would help. Or even better - the model of your sound card (you can find the name in Start>Run... dxdiag, in the sound(audio) tab). Oh, and while you're there you can hit the "test DirectSound" button.:)
As I said before, I've got all my hardware, model and OS information in my signature.

It's a Mac! I used boot camp to partition my hard-drive and installed Windows XP. My computer doesn't have a physical sound card when I used boot camp it installed drivers that link windows to the DSP chips on the mother board to quote verbatim from a member on the apple support forum.
 
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Ohhh, sorry:eek: - I assumed those were two computers. Unfortnatelly I have no real experience with Mac's, so I won't be of much help. Perhaps it would be a good idea to also post in the Mac forum (here), although the OS is Windows XP. Good luck!(y):)
 
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I used that diagdx -- I have a similar problem -- and I got no sound... My microphone is showing lights in the mixer ; I'm getting input numbers in WinAmp. But No Sound!
I am running Windows XP on X-Technology custom built ..
I replaced the HDD -- they reloaded XP, I have downloaded the drivers for Creative SB Auidigy 2Z
 
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