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[SOLVED] The not so wonderful sound of silence

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Flying Kiwi, Feb 12, 2003.

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  1. Flying Kiwi

    Flying Kiwi Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    Having trouble trying to get sound out of my computer during normal use. The weird thing is that it will still play CD's when I insert them in the CD drive.

    I noticed that the speaker icon that was once on the right hand side of my tray has disappeared and wonder if that might be the cause.

    I have an older machine - P2 233 MMX with and equally old S3 SonicVibes PCI sound card.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated,


    Thanks
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    The simple test is to check in Device Manager and see if there are any yellow "!" marks on any of the devices, specifically the sound card. You might try reinstalling the sound drivers too.
     
  3. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

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    Also, go into control panel, multimedia, and place a check mark in the box to show volume control on the taskbar.....then open it to be sure nothing is muted (except maybe the MIC, if you have one) and the volume levels are up.
     
  4. Flying Kiwi

    Flying Kiwi Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the replies. It is really appreciated.

    * After checking the device manager, there are no yellow "!" marks on any of the devices.

    * There isn't a check box to enable the volume control to be present on the task bar.

    hmmm.. I'm still at a blank on this.

    Forgot to mention that I am using Win98 SE (4.10.2222A).

    This morning when I started up I noticed references to Sound blaster. Could it be that Win 98 had default to Sound blaster drivers instead of the S3 SonicVibe drivers?

    Thanks again and I look forward to hearing from you again.
     
  5. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

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    Can we see the IRQ listing.....start button, run, then type msinfo32 and hit ok...go to hardware, IRQs, edit, select all, edit, copy and come back and paste.
     
  6. Flying Kiwi

    Flying Kiwi Thread Starter

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    0 System timer
    1 Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard
    2 Programmable interrupt controller
    3 56K Plug&Play Modem
    4 Communications Port (COM1)
    5 S3 Legacy Relocator for SonicVibes PCI Audio Device
    6 Standard Floppy Disk Controller
    7 ECP Printer Port (LPT1)
    8 System CMOS/real time clock
    9 (free)
    10 (free)
    11 S3 SonicVibes PCI Audio Device
    11 Intel 82371AB/EB PCI to USB Universal Host Controller
    11 IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
    12 PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port
    13 Numeric data processor
    14 Primary IDE controller (dual fifo)
    14 Intel 82371AB/EB PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
    15 Secondary IDE controller (dual fifo)
    15 Intel 82371AB/EB PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
     
  7. Flying Kiwi

    Flying Kiwi Thread Starter

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    Problem solved!!!!

    Found an updated driver for the sound card and have full noise again!

    I suspect my loaded and backup drivers were corrupt.


    Thanks for all your help!


    Flying kiwi!
     
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