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Vista Isn't Playing Audio

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by labrat256, Mar 6, 2012.

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  1. labrat256

    labrat256 Thread Starter

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    Hello TSG!

    For about 6 months now, I have had an issue with my Toshiba laptop with x86 Vista Ultimate installed. It plays no audio. When I 'test audio' it says "Failed to play test tone."

    I have repeatedly googled answers to this problem and most involve reinstalling drivers, restarting the audio service, turning off all sound effects, attempting to use headphones and even deleting some registry keys. None of these have solved the issue. I know my sound card is fine as the audio works fine when I dual boot into Ubuntu. The sound doesn't work either when I use my external USB sound card.

    So, before I take a dive and spend shedloads of money on professionals, does anybody have any suggestions?
     
  2. Oddba11

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    Is the audio chipset recognized and listed in Device Manager (and it should not have a yellow ! next to it)? Have you verified the audio setup? IE: chipset selected as the default audio source, output deivce (speakers) configured properly

    Worst case, you need to reinstall the OS. No need to spend money on "professionals".
     
  3. labrat256

    labrat256 Thread Starter

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    Yes, it is, and yes I have!

    Unfortunately, reinstalling the OS really is the worst case scenario. I use this laptop live with a band, it took about 50 hours of work in order to set up all of the audio software and hardware drivers (with a lag small enough) for the band. It'll take less than that now I know how to do it, but that's still a lot of work. If I can pay to not have to reinstall Windows, its actually worth it for me.

    Thanks for the help though. :)
     
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