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Sound Mixer Error

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bck9900, Mar 24, 2006.

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  1. bck9900

    bck9900 Thread Starter

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    Okay I can't get any sound out of my speakers. Every time I try to pull up the volume control I get the following error
    There are no active sound mixers installed to install mixer devices go to control panel, printer and other hardware, and then click add hardware.

    And then when I pull up windows media I have the following error.
    Windows media can not play this file because there is a problem with your sound device.

    Ive tried updating driver for my onboard sound card (nforce by nvidia) but that does not acomplish anything. Hardware manager shows the device to be working properly. Any ideas?
     
  2. daddyhominum

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    remove all the sound devices in device manager, then reboot and let plug & play find them again and re-install them.

    start>control Panel> system>hardware>device manager>sound,video and game controllers.

    Right click sound devices and click uninstall

    close all windows

    reboot

    Did that fix it?
     
  3. bck9900

    bck9900 Thread Starter

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    I've tried rolling back the drivers...but what I can't figure out is it was all working before...then it just quit working...I'll try what you say tomorrow when I'm on the actual computer. Beyond that any other ideas?
     
  4. daddyhominum

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    I didn't suggest rolling back the drivers.

    I suggested removing the devices
     
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