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How to restore sound

by zoressa / September 10, 2005 3:37 PM PDT

I think I changed some setting on our computer because we cannot get sound from streaming radio. I cannot even get the sound on music we have on the hard drive to play on windows media or winamp. I don't know what I did. The speakers are plugged in correctly and I checked the sound controls. Everything is one but no sound. Does anyone have a suggestion how I can find the problem?

I have WindowsXP home, use a Dell dimension 8250.

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This is the Virus and Securities forum and
by roddy32 / September 10, 2005 8:30 PM PDT
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Re How to restore sound.
by Papa Echo / September 10, 2005 9:04 PM PDT
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If the problem happened suddenly, try System Restore. Are your able to play audio CDs ?

Else, try:

? Single click at the speaker icon at the system tray (where the clock is) and make sure the slider is not all the way down, and that the ''Mute'' box is not checked. Then double click to see that sound sources are not muted.

? At Control Panel>Sound and Audio Devices, choose the correct device.

? At Control Panel or the system Tray, see whether there is an icon for ''Sound Management'' for your sound card - open and adjust.

? Download and install newest drivers for your sound card.

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addendum....
by Papa Echo / September 10, 2005 9:08 PM PDT

Do run a scan for viruses, etc. with your security programs. Try an on-line scan, e.g. HOUSECALL

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