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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Erhetta, Oct 2, 2008.

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  1. Erhetta

    Erhetta Thread Starter

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    I don't know what happened to my speakers.
    The little speaker in the bottom right hand corner is not showing up and I have no idea how to get my speakers working.
    as far as I know I do have a sound card and drivers....don't know how to enable the speakers or get the little thinging back.
    Can you help me out here.
    Erhetta
     
  2. caelcormac

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    Which Operating System are you using?
    You should be able to go into the Control Panel in order to access the sound options. You can also go into Device Manger to make sure that the driver is working properly.
     
  3. Erhetta

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    the system I'm having a problem with is running win98se.
    I have no idea exactly what I'm looking for in the control panel, or Device Manager.
    There isn't anything there that specifically say "sound device"
    Everyting in the Dev Manager properties for all the stuff listed there says everything is working properly..I just don't see sound device
    YIKES!
     
  4. caelcormac

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    It's been awhile since I have used Win 98, try to do the following:

    Control Panel, Multimedia, turn on the "Show volume control in task bar".

    See if this brings back your volume control.

    FYI, Your sound card in device manager is usually under Sound, video and game controllers.

    Hope this helps.
     
  5. Erhetta

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    Well I tried that and when I look there Everything audio is grayed out
    can't make any changes.
    I think that one day when I was uninstalling some programs I accidentally uninstalled a program called riptide.:eek:..I think that is the problem. I have no idea how to restore it or get it back....Can you help me with that?
    A very frustrated :confused:Erhetta
     
  6. caelcormac

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    I'm not familiar with riptide, but a quick search only showed riptide as business solution software and shouldn’t have anything to do with the speakers. Any ideas of what riptide was?

    Is your sound card integrated on the mother board or is it a third party sound card?

    Try to do what this link suggests but make sure that you have the driver disc handy. If you don’t have the driver disc you need to find out what kind of sound card you have so that you can get the driver before trying to uninstall the driver.

    http://www.microsoft.com/communitie...8c0-88dd-e3f706501612&lang=en&cr=US&sloc=&p=1

    The following tool can help you figure out what you have in your system:

    http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4387.html

    I’ve used it before and it will give you all the information on your system.
     
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