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ive got an HP desktop with windows xp home edition. ive had small desktop speakers and a main woofer working fine for the longest time, and just the other day the computer stopped procing any sound at all. no music, no beeps, no nothing. the speakers work fine on another system and power is running through them from the desktop. ive checked every last control option i can find and there is in NOT on mute. when i do a sound check thru the control panel, there is no sound from that either.
is there somewhere else i can go or check to see if something was disabled or turned off?
thanks.
 
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If you have a System Restore point to a date when it was working you can try that first
 
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What is the HP model?
Is there more than one place to plug speakers into? (Front and back?)
 

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oddly enough, there are absolutely no restore points to revert back to. go figure.
the system is an HP Pavillion a220n. there are plug inputs in both front and back, but neither seem to want to work.
 
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Try going to Device Manager and click on Sound, (Speaker Icon) and then on your Sound Device and uninstall it and then restart ther PC.
 
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To check if it's disabled, you can check the device manager.
But I'm not sure that you would be able to change the volume if it was disabled though.

Control panel->Administrative tools->Computer Management->Device manager->Sound, video and game controllers

Just typed this, refreshed and noticed Megabite got it before me. :p
 

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i uninstalled it twice (once the way you told me to, and the second thru HP's troubleshooting diagnostics) and still nothing. then i just decided to try plugging the speakers into the headphone jack and everything worked great!!
so what not just leave it plugged into the headphones jack?
ill consider this problem solved.

thanks Megabyte and TeDiouSish!!!!!
 
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