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Can't hear sound on my computer

by RAJKUMAR2007 / July 14, 2006 4:17 PM PDT

Hi ... I don't know what happened but my son was using the computer one day and then the next I was unable to hear any sound on the internet. But I can still hear it just fine using Windows Media Player files just not Adobe Flashplayer. I tried uninstalling the flashplayer but it wouldn't uninstall and when I installed a new one nothing changed. Please .. I need a resolution to this problem. I currently have a Dell running Windows XP. I have both Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer and I have a comcast cable connection. I am not sure what exactly to do anymore and really need help. My email is but send them all to my son's (since he checks it more often than me).

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Can't hear sound
by eddie11013 / July 15, 2006 4:03 AM PDT

First off, just a reminder "not" to post your email address on this forum. You don't know who is out there looking to send you stuff. In addition, the forum is designed so that all responses are listed here so that others may gain some insight if they should encounter a similar problem. That said, have you tried going here: Tools/Internet Options/Advanced tab - Settings - Multimedia and made sure that the box for "Play sounds in web pages" is checked?
A beginning,

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Didn't Work
by RAJKUMAR2007 / July 15, 2006 9:35 AM PDT
In reply to: Can't hear sound

Ok .. I tried that now I can hear sound from Windows Media Videos but all that use I think the Adobe Jave Machine still don't work.

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by RAJKUMAR2007 / July 15, 2006 9:40 AM PDT
In reply to: Didn't Work

Oh .. I tried using YouTube and it is Javascript that the sound doesn't work on, but everything else works perfectly .. so do you know how to fix that.

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If you're saying YouTube needs Java
by eddie11013 / July 15, 2006 1:14 PM PDT
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and you don't have it installed, you can download it Here
Good luck,

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No I'm saying
by RAJKUMAR2007 / July 15, 2006 2:20 PM PDT

that the YouTube uses Java which is where my problem is with the internet sound (so do you know how to fix it)

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Have you checked
by eddie11013 / July 15, 2006 2:57 PM PDT
In reply to: No I'm saying

all of these settings: open Control Panel, click Internet Options / Advanced tab - Scroll down to Java (Sun) section - ensure there is a CHECK mark next to: ''Use Java,....''. Click Apply - Scroll to ''Multimedia'' section - place a CHECK mark in the ''Play Sounds In Web Pages'', ''Play videos in Web Pages'', & ''Show pictures'' box - UNCHECK box ''Show download Placeholders:'', click Apply, Ok

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I guess I don't know how to fix it
by eddie11013 / July 15, 2006 3:19 PM PDT
In reply to: Have you checked

because I just went to YouTube and played a video and switched the settings I mentioned on and off and the video played regardless. And since you say that other video's from windows work, and you have sound, I don't have a solution for you.
Maybe someone else can help you.
Good luck,

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One final suggestion
by eddie11013 / July 16, 2006 3:48 AM PDT

I went back to your original post, where you mentioned the Adobe Flash Player. Have a look Here about how to properly uninstall, hint its not through the Control Panel, surprise to me! And then maybe try and reinstall Adobe Flash Player, you can select ?not? to install the Yahoo toolbar.
Hope this helps, if not I suggest that you create a ?new? discussion where you list your problem and everything that you have tried thus far.
Good luck,

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by RAJKUMAR2007 / July 16, 2006 7:50 AM PDT
In reply to: One final suggestion

I will definetely try that

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volume on my dell computer
by Letitia Odell / July 8, 2010 4:00 PM PDT
In reply to: Can't hear sound

I have a dell pentium4 it says optiplex gx270 on the power button i use dial up for my internet connection I've tried to go to tools internet options multimedia play sound it still will not play

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