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Tue Nov 18, 2014, 06:04 PM

Over the last 72 hrs, my computr decided it doesn't have a sound system???

I couldn't get my computer to play any Youtubes today. Since the youtubes site had played several youtube music videos for me Friday the 14th of Nov, this is confusing.

I went into control panel, found the sound icon, and clicked. I saw that my volume had been turned down, by looking at a volume meter.

I might hve done tthat late Sat night so as to not keep other people up in the household.

But when I clicked through the rest of the sound tabs, tryng to maximize the volume setting, I was told I don't have any sound devices connected to my computer. What gives?

I have a reliable Windows XP, and with the exception of my adding the Ad Muncher program to it about ten days ago, everything should be operating the same way it ws late Sat or early Sudnay Am. (As nothing has been done to my system since adding that Ad muncher thing-ee.)

Any help appreciated.

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Reply Over the last 72 hrs, my computr decided it doesn't have a sound system??? (Original post)
truedelphi Nov 2014 OP
BillZBubb Nov 2014 #1
truedelphi Nov 2014 #2
BillZBubb Nov 2014 #3
truedelphi Nov 2014 #5
MannyGoldstein Nov 2014 #4

Response to truedelphi (Original post)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 06:10 PM

1. Is your sound system plugged in?

Check all the connection to the sound system itself. Make sure it is getting power. Then the connector between the computer and the sound system.

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Response to BillZBubb (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 18, 2014, 11:52 PM

2. It is the system th came with the computer, and it is all

Internalized. Nothing that has any extrnal wires.

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Response to truedelphi (Original post)

Wed Nov 19, 2014, 12:18 AM

3. From the control panel, find the Device Manager.

When you open that, you should see a list of devices. One group is "sound, video, ...". Select that to get a list of installed devices. There should be at least one audio device in the list. If you select audio devices by double clicking, you get a "Device Status" box. It should say the device is working normally. If not you have a driver or connection problem.

It is also possible to turn off all sound with a button icon or check box. I can't remember how it is done on XP. Perhaps you inadvertently did that. You need to make sure the volume adjuster for the speakers has been enabled or at least not disabled.

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Response to BillZBubb (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 19, 2014, 01:18 AM

5. Sadly, I have already done that.

I am told on the one hand that my system has no sound devices, and on the other hand, that my device is working properly.

For now, I am just doing the System Restore thing-ee so that I can listen to YouTubes and other video programs.


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Response to truedelphi (Original post)

Wed Nov 19, 2014, 12:57 AM

4. Try shutting the computer down

 

then starting it up again, if you haven't already.

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