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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by compduder, Nov 23, 2001.

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  1. compduder

    compduder Thread Starter

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    Comp: PIII 866, 256mb, 40gb, sound CMI 8738/C3DX PCI,
    1 week old

    Problem: I can't get windows to play sound, like the sounds at startup, and when you click start and the like, and and winamp won't play anything. Sounds play fine through media player, and the software that can with the sound card, and through games. I have tried installing new drivers to no avail. If anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear them. Thanks alot.

    Liam
     
  2. compduder

    compduder Thread Starter

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    Sorry, I am using windows 2000 professional.
    Thanks again.
    Liam
     
  3. SavvyLady

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    Hi Compduder.....
    OK.. you might should reinstall winamp. Sounds like you lost a .dll or two.
    Have you gone to the audio settings & checked to see where your audio properties are set.

    What kind of soundcard do you have?

    Savvy :)
     
  4. compduder

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    I have reinstalled winamp a couple of times just to make sure that wasn't causing it. The thing is it is not just winamp, but like half the sound don't even play, really weird. Only half the sounds play in games to, so I am thinking that maybe it is something simple that I am overlooking. thats where I turn to you good people for a helping hand. Soundcard is as above, it is built into the mother board. Maybe a new soundcard would fix this problem?

    Thank Compduder
     
  5. SavvyLady

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    Sounds like you need to update your audio oops.. you said you did that.

    maybe someone else can help

    Savvy :)
     
  6. deuce

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    Sorry to leave you hanging for a bit but my server overheated and so my internet was down since yesterday afternoon... someone mentioned you needed help... :D Anyway... if your computer is only 1 week old the sound card should be fine, but onboard sound and video is usually the bare minimum and crap out easily. However be it PCI or an onboard chipset they can be faulty out of the box. Which sound drivers are you installing? The manufacture's or window's? I am a little confused... in your first post you said you are using PCI sound... and in your last post you said it was onboard... are you saying you have tried two different cards? If so the problem may not be the sound card. Where are you not getting sound and when are you getting sound... and when are getting only half-sound...? (as in which programs... anything)
     
  7. SavvyLady

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    Thank deuce_mn

    Savvy :)
     
  8. deuce

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    Aw... don't mention it Savvy... :) (Kinda nice to have the internet back up... :D)
     
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