I had to go to device manager and click on modems/properties and make sure the speaker volume was on. Why that would affect speaker volume other than for the modem I don't know, but it worked for me.
Decided to upgrade from Millenium to XP - Installed Norton Anti 2005 at some point - uninstalled XP because of issues - Somehow I was unable to uninstall Antivirus - tried to do it manually using instructions to edit registry & deleting files as per Symantic instructions - Reinstalled XP - Reinstalled Norton - still had issues - decided to start from scratch - used Compaq Recovery CD and restored Laptop back to Factory set up as it came out of box -
Speakers no longer work - No sound - Tried recovery again - as it came out of box - NG
I guess my 1st question is when I edited the registry before recovery would that have carried over after recovery & caused a problem -
I can't figure out why if doing a full recovery to factory how I would lose my sound - headphones don't work either - I've tried removing driver, reintstalling driver, updating driver - this laptop has the VIA AC'97 Audio Controller (WDM) I've tries this all in Millenium - And yes I have made countless attempts playing with speaker settings - volume etc At wit's end - Any ideas ????