no sound comming from my videos or audio

  pepa31 17:16 02 Nov 2007

just installed windows xp from scratch i have no sound please help

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:42 02 Nov 2007

Have you loaded the sound drivers from the motherboard CD?

Is sound enabled in the operating system? In Windows, the basic "Sounds" menu is found in Control Panel. Sound events that have little speakers next to them are enabled. Enable sounds for some actions that you recognize (like "exit program" or "minimize") and see if your speakers work now.
Note that operating system sounds don't need to be enabled for music CDs or games to work, but if you're here, we're starting off with the assumption that you aren't getting any sound out of the speakers at all.

  Gamer555 18:24 02 Nov 2007

A simple one, make sure your volume controls aren't set to 'Mute'. This is found on the lower taskbar by clicking on the speaker icon.

Also, check that your speakers are plugged in! lol

  Stuartli 18:32 02 Nov 2007

Normally heard through the system case speaker surely?

Apart from the point about onboard/sound card drivers, it's also worth checking Sounds and Audio Devices in Control Panel as on the first tab (Volume) Mute is selected almost by Default in some cases.

  pepa31 13:32 03 Nov 2007


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