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[SOLVED] hardward not responding: no sound

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by zolla, Dec 19, 2001.

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  1. zolla

    zolla Thread Starter

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    Hi everyone!
    Any help on this would be great. Sorry if its long, but want to provide as much detail as possible.

    The problem is my computers sound is not working properly. I was burning cds earlier and comparing players (real jukebox,windows media, and aptec easy cd creator 4) Everything was going good until I used the aptec cd creator.

    Now when I attempt to hear my cds there is nooo sound. It's not the cd's because they work fine in my stereo. Even tried going online to my favorite sites and nothing. No sound.

    When I open a cd in Windows Media and click play, this error message displays: Cannot playback audio stream: No audio hardware available, or the hardware is not responding The details say.... There is no sound card (?):(

    Songs in my playlists appear to play fine, but still no sound.


    Ok, I was just able to 'hear' a cd when I opened it in RealJukebox ONLY. But, my playlists do not work in RealJukebox.
    Error msg: Cannot open audio device.


    The computer is a Compaq Presario 5000/Intel Celeron/ 700mhz/64mb/15g/40xcdrw

    Below are the IRQ's. (noticed requests for them in other posts) What the heck are IRQ's anyway?


    IRQ 0 System timer OK
    IRQ 1 Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard OK
    IRQ 2 Programmable interrupt controller OK
    IRQ 3 ACPI IRQ Holder for PCI IRQ Steering OK
    IRQ 3 Intel(r) 82810E Graphics Controller OK
    IRQ 4 Communications Port (COM1) OK
    IRQ 5 ACPI IRQ Holder for PCI IRQ Steering OK
    IRQ 5 ESS Allegro PCI Audio (WDM) OK
    IRQ 5 Accton EN1207D Series PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter OK
    IRQ 5 Intel 82801AA SMBus Controller OK
    IRQ 6 Standard Floppy Disk Controller OK
    IRQ 7 ECP Printer Port (LPT1) OK
    IRQ 8 System CMOS/real time clock OK
    IRQ 9 SCI IRQ used by ACPI bus OK
    IRQ 10 MPU-401 Compatible MIDI Device OK
    IRQ 11 ACPI IRQ Holder for PCI IRQ Steering OK
    IRQ 11 ACPI IRQ Holder for PCI IRQ Steering OK
    IRQ 11 HSP56 WDM DEVICE OK
    IRQ 11 Intel(r) 82801AA USB Universal Host Controller OK
    IRQ 12 PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port OK
    IRQ 13 Numeric data processor OK
    IRQ 14 Intel 82801AA Bus Master IDE Controller OK
    IRQ 14 Primary IDE controller (dual fifo) OK
    IRQ 15 Intel 82801AA Bus Master IDE Controller OK
    IRQ 15 Secondary IDE controller (dual fifo) OK


    Well, that's about it.. and thank you for taking the time to read this post, hope I didn't confuse anyone or leave anything out.
    Z


    almost forgot.... using Windows ME
     
  2. Rockn

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    Seems you have 3 devices hogging IRQ5 and is why your sound card isn't working. You are out of interrupts on your PC so you will either have to do some creative shuffling or take something out. If you have nothing using your COM1 port (external serial port) you can disable it in the BIOS and that will free one up. You could also share an interrupt between your sound card and printer port.


    Here's a link with a description:
    http://www.pcguide.com/ref/mbsys/res/irq/index.htm
     
  3. zolla

    zolla Thread Starter

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    Good news!
    Problem fixed itself....

    I turned on the computer today and sound works fine! Not sure how this is possible. The IRQ's haven't changed or maybe that's only possible manually.

    Anyway, hope there will be no more future errors. (fingers crossed)


    Thanks for your reply, Rockn. I'll keep your advice in mind should anything happen again.


    Happy holidays!
    Z


    ..::: listening to a cd with Windows Media Player as I'm replying. :) :::..
     
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