Well you all have seen this problem a thousand times and I've read every forum there is and tried everything I can but still nothing, I could really use some help cause I've nearly lost the will to live.
Last week I turned my pc on but didnt get any sound, I looked at all my settings and everything says I should be getting sound. I've tested my speakers on another pc but they work fine. My BIOS settings are all ok and I've updated every driver I could think of. I have a AC 97 Audio Codec if that helps. I'm really at a loss at why it just stoped working. I dont really know that much about this so any help you guys could give me would be great. Thanks
Did you check if you sound card is correctly detected ? If yes, it may only be a problem with the 1/8" Jack you insert for listening on the back of your computer. Check if you can plug a front panel :!: for your audio connector, so that you plug it in front with a wire that go on your motherboard, there is usually a place for front panel audio.
However, If your card is not listed in the PNP device at startup screen just after the bios load (presuming you dont have a fullscreen bootlogo, you should see "Multimedia audio controller" when you boot) then the card stopped fonctionning completly and it's looking bad
Nah, I'm guessing he did check all that since he claims to have already done everything that I have just spent THIS entire day doing. See, I am having the same problem. PLEASE READ WHOLE THING BEFORE OFFERING ADVICE lol
About 8 months ago I ditched my AC 97 audio for a SB Live card that someone gave me. Went through the whole drill, ya know uninstall current drivers, remove device from dev.mgr, reboot, disable in bios, install new card boot up, install drivers yadda yadda yadda....
that went fine and it's been working great since. Until today. I had a major system crash. Like I mean everything went for a shy-at. I had to reinstall all my cd-roms and everthing. was really weird. Since then I have had no audio. Again, everything I do says I SHOULD have audio. reinstalled (and yes uninstalled and thoroughly removed) all the audio drivers several times today. Even tried reinstalling my chipset drivers. Nothing. They install just fine. The DevMgr says everything is working ok, and that there are no conflicts. Tried M$ drivers as well as Creative's own drivers but nothing. It is not a driver issue. At least not directly. It's Windows, I'm sure of it.
Another forum suggested to someone else that they should look in Services and make sure Windows Audio hadn't somehow disabled itself. I thought, hey I just betcha!....nope. Mine's enabled and apparently working fine. Everything says sound should be working yet, there is no icon in the tray and in the audio properties all of the options (ie. "show volume icon in tray" and all the dropdown boxes to select preferred devices) are grayed out. And at the top it just says No Audio Device.
Just in case it was the card, I took it out and reinstalled my old AC 97 set-up. reenabled it in BIOS and all, and it was the same. Drivers installed automatically just fine. Even gave me the old "your hardware is installed and ready to use" bubble. But again, No Audio Device appeared in the audio properties.
WTF is happening?
well, like I said It is a problem with windows.... so if this does work (downloading it now, and TY ) then I guess it isn't that stupid. It was a system crash that lead to the issue for me after all, so in theory reinstalling a service pack should correct a few misplacements that may have occurred in the registry, thus fixing the problem.
Thank you in advance *crosses fingers* and now I feel stupid for not thinking of the obvious in the 1st place.
Alas, I installed it but it didn't fix it for me. And now my WindowsXP gui looks like a Windows 2000 gui.
Guess I'll have to replace that stupid .dll file again.
Well, ty anyways.
Have had that exact same problem with my new build for a week now, but after installed SP2 from that link and reinstalled the audio driver which came with the motherboard (I'm using on board sound) finally got the sound going.