No sound plays on any program!

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I would greatly appreciate it if anyone could help, as I have a toshiba A60
laptop that has stopped playing sound. It doesn't play any sound in the
media player and even on programs on the internet have have sound it doesn't
play. When I play music this message comes up-
"Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a problem with
your sound device. There might not be a sound device installed on your
computer, it might be in use by another program, or it might not be
functioning properly."
I think i could have removed the sound device by mistake and I was wandering
if I can get the download from the internet?
Any help would be great!
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Hi

    Is the Windows Audio Service running?

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    Will Denny
    MS MVP Windows Shell/User
    Please reply to the News Groups

    "kingbilly1690" <kingbilly1690@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:63CF3465-7C90-41EB-819A-2B4B9092AE27@microsoft.com...
    >I would greatly appreciate it if anyone could help, as I have a toshiba A60
    > laptop that has stopped playing sound. It doesn't play any sound in the
    > media player and even on programs on the internet have have sound it
    > doesn't
    > play. When I play music this message comes up-
    > "Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a problem with
    > your sound device. There might not be a sound device installed on your
    > computer, it might be in use by another program, or it might not be
    > functioning properly."
    > I think i could have removed the sound device by mistake and I was
    > wandering
    > if I can get the download from the internet?
    > Any help would be great!
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Hi will denny im not that great at the technical side of computers so how do
    I no if the windows audio service is running? where do i find it?

    "Will Denny" wrote:

    > Hi
    >
    > Is the Windows Audio Service running?
    >
    > --
    >
    >
    > Will Denny
    > MS MVP Windows Shell/User
    > Please reply to the News Groups
    >
    > "kingbilly1690" <kingbilly1690@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:63CF3465-7C90-41EB-819A-2B4B9092AE27@microsoft.com...
    > >I would greatly appreciate it if anyone could help, as I have a toshiba A60
    > > laptop that has stopped playing sound. It doesn't play any sound in the
    > > media player and even on programs on the internet have have sound it
    > > doesn't
    > > play. When I play music this message comes up-
    > > "Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a problem with
    > > your sound device. There might not be a sound device installed on your
    > > computer, it might be in use by another program, or it might not be
    > > functioning properly."
    > > I think i could have removed the sound device by mistake and I was
    > > wandering
    > > if I can get the download from the internet?
    > > Any help would be great!
    >
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Hi

    From Start>Run type

    services.msc

    then scroll down the list until you come to the Windows Audio Service. If
    'Started' isn't in the Status column, right click on that Service and select
    'Start'. If that gives you your audio back, also make sure that the default
    setting is operational. Right click on the Service and select Properties,
    then make sure that the drop down menu is set to Automatic. If not, reset
    it then reboot your system and make sure that the alteration has stuck and
    that the Service has started after the reboot.

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    Will Denny
    MS MVP Windows Shell/User
    Please reply to the News Groups

    "kingbilly1690" <kingbilly1690@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:7FFB1A16-6948-403C-9251-A4DD2DBB6D34@microsoft.com...
    > Hi will denny im not that great at the technical side of computers so how
    > do
    > I no if the windows audio service is running? where do i find it?
    >
    > "Will Denny" wrote:
    >
    >> Hi
    >>
    >> Is the Windows Audio Service running?
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >>
    >> Will Denny
    >> MS MVP Windows Shell/User
    >> Please reply to the News Groups
    >>
    >> "kingbilly1690" <kingbilly1690@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    >> message
    >> news:63CF3465-7C90-41EB-819A-2B4B9092AE27@microsoft.com...
    >> >I would greatly appreciate it if anyone could help, as I have a toshiba
    >> >A60
    >> > laptop that has stopped playing sound. It doesn't play any sound in
    >> > the
    >> > media player and even on programs on the internet have have sound it
    >> > doesn't
    >> > play. When I play music this message comes up-
    >> > "Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a problem
    >> > with
    >> > your sound device. There might not be a sound device installed on your
    >> > computer, it might be in use by another program, or it might not be
    >> > functioning properly."
    >> > I think i could have removed the sound device by mistake and I was
    >> > wandering
    >> > if I can get the download from the internet?
    >> > Any help would be great!
    >>
    >>
    >>
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