No sound how do i check it out

  nobbyhigo 15:15 07 Jul 2003

there is power to the speakers but no sound on music match or windows media can you tell me how to check it out i am running win 98se had no problems before all ive done is got an update from microsoft for the win 98
thanks chaps NOBBY

  Quiller. 15:20 07 Jul 2003

You could go to device manager and see if there is any yellow exclamation marks next to sound listings. If there is, delete them, reboot and reload sound drivers.

  sil_ver 15:31 07 Jul 2003

Right click on the speaker icon on the taskbar then click on 'open volume controls' on the screen that opens make sure that nothing is muted that shouldn't be, also check the options/properties (top left of screen) for anything untoward.

  Gaz 25 15:53 07 Jul 2003

Maybe it is the update?

  nobbyhigo 18:48 07 Jul 2003

well there is nothing in device manager that shows up and there isnt a speaker icon in the task bar how do i get that chaps

  jimv7 19:10 07 Jul 2003

Be thankful, at least you don't have to listen to inane advertising. :-))

  Willow12 19:17 07 Jul 2003

If there is no Speaker icon in your task bar then you may need to reinstall your device drivers from your drive disc which came with the PC.

  Quiller. 19:23 07 Jul 2003

I am duel booting 98 with x\p on this machine. At the moment this is x\p.

I think if you look at control panel\multimedia you should find a box to tick to " put speaker icon in sys tray" or something like that. You should be able to access the volume bar through this.

Also under cd music their. Make sure " enable cd play back is ticked"

I will check in 98 when I have a chance.

  Quiller. 19:30 07 Jul 2003

Alright now in 98.

Go to control panel, multimedia and your first tab should be audio. The show volume on the task bar box is at the bottom. Also your recording and playback properties are there. Under cd music check the box for enable digital cd audio.

Ok them and apply. Now check for any mute settings.

  nobbyhigo 22:01 07 Jul 2003

ok chaps been on multimedia and the boxes to check are in grey and cannot be ticked that is also the case for the cd enable check nothing can be ticked only the volume slide on cd music which is at max does that give any clues NOBBY

  Quiller. 05:33 08 Jul 2003


lets look a it from a different angle.

As suggested above, it may be the update. Have you got on-board sound. If so visit the bios and see if on-board sound is enabled.

If you have a separate sound card, switch off the machine and look at the card is it seated properly. They can "walk", ease them selves out. If the machine is jarred or bumped. If you have a spare pci slot, try moving it to a different slot.

Lets hope this will get you going soon.


If you have the sound card driver. Then delete all references to sound from device manager, reboot and reinstall sound card drivers.

With doing an update it may have altered a windows setting. You could try the above, before looking for a setting change.

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