I don't have sound on the start-up or shut down screen,i also don't have sound on the games that are already installed in windows,plus no sound when i play FLV format,i don't get the welcome to AOL sound when i log-on to the internet and no sound when i play the videos on youtube website or myspace. But i have sound when i play CD ROM games and when i play music files that i have downloaded and also i get sound with the AOL media player.
I just don't understand why i get sound on some things and not others,i am beat,i've been wracking my brains for the last two days trying to figure it out.
I have tried everything i can think of and nothing seems to work,i thought maybe there's a problem with the sound card but i thought that would affect all the sound,the only other thing i can think of is that there's a problem with windows itself!
I already tried all that,i've been through all the sound and volume on the computer,i've been through the troubleshooting sounds,i tried system restore,i even tried installing it again,i've tried everything i can possibly think of but i still can't get it to work! I don't know,maybe the problem is with windows itself and i don't know how to fix that!
jamtarts, when you say " I've already tried all that" do you mean you've tried what Stuartli suggested? Because his suggestion is the most likely - sound has been "switched on" for some programs but not for others. Volume won't cure it if the sound isn't switched on for some activity/programs. For instance I don't like sound at boot up or switch off so on my computer I've set that sound at "None" by the method Stuartli suggested. If you want sound then you can switch it to On and choose what sound you want it to make for that action.
Yup,i checked,the sounds have got the speaker icon next to them so there should be sounds,i'll go into pc world or phone the helpline at the weekend,my computer is still under a year old so the guarantee should still apply!