No system sounds on XP

  Siberian Winter 23:22 15 Aug 2013
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My daughter's PC runs XP Pro SP3, and she has lost the system sounds and any sound from streaming video (e.g. YouTube). Sound plays OK from iTunes and from media files. All other indications are OK, no error messages of any sort, just silence. It also won't work if I go to the 'sound scheme' box. There is a sound scheme selected, and clicking the 'demonstrate' button for a sound appears to play the sound, but nothing is heard. Any suggestions? Thanks.

  johndrew 09:48 16 Aug 2013

Is there a volume icon on the taskbar? If not look at this and then ensure the volume is turned up. Also check the audio service is running.

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  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:10 16 Aug 2013

Open volume control and make sure nothing is muted.

  Siberian Winter 10:13 16 Aug 2013
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Many thanks for your answer, but the problem proved to be more banal. Unknown to me, the speaker jack had 'fallen out' and been replaced - in the wrong socket. No wonder it wasn't working properly. Something I should have checked, but I was assured that the sound had simply stopped working. Now in the green socket and all OK. Sorry for wasting your time.

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