Sound Problem

  muddypaws 19:59 11 Nov 2009

Win XP Home SP3
Realtek HD Audio.
5.1 speakers.
All was OK yesterday evening.
1. I can play 'my music' in 5.1. and I can control volume within WMP.
2. I don't get any 'ding dong' when adding or removing USB devices nor any Win. boot up or close sounds.
3. I have no sound in FS2004.
4. MS keyboard volume control does not affect the volume although the slider moves in the sound control panel.
I have done system restore to when it was all OK, but no change.
There are no clues in device manager.
I have re-booted PC and reconnected keyboard.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

  muddypaws 20:23 11 Nov 2009

Also I have no sound reception from the internet.

  Technotiger 20:38 11 Nov 2009

Make sure for a start, that it is not something simple - like Loose speaker connections or similar, or any loose cables.

Are you able to try a different set of speakers?

Also check in Control Panel, Sounds and Audio Devices that all is well, with nothing muted.

  muddypaws 20:54 11 Nov 2009

I have normal sound in WMP playing my music files, so can't see that anything can be muted. I have checked all through Audio devices.
Tested the webcam mike that records, but no sound on playback.
Mobo is a Gigabyte GA-M61PMe-S2P with ( I think) on board sound.
Hoping it is something simple!!

  Technotiger 21:22 11 Nov 2009

Have a look in the BIOS - from the BIOS Menu navigate through to Integrated Peripherals and look for AC97 Sound, make sure it has not become Disabled.

  woodchip 21:30 11 Nov 2009

First thing to check is in Control Panel\Sounds and Audio Devices\Sounds check Windows sounds are enabled. Hardware in the above show what makes use of the Sounds Hardware

  woodchip 21:32 11 Nov 2009

Also have you tried Updating Sounds Driver in Device Manager

  muddypaws 23:13 11 Nov 2009

No show for Windows sounds in my Audio Devices!
I have latest driver, it tells me.
Will leave till tomorrow. Would 5.1 in WMP still work if AC97 was disabled? As it still does work, which is what is puzzling me.

Thanks for help so far.

  muddypaws 08:58 12 Nov 2009

I have checked Bios/ Integrated Peripherals and audio is set to 'Auto' which is correct according to my mobo book.
Where do I find the ' Windows Sounds' panel. Can find no option within 'Audio devices'. Win search doesn't come up with anything.
I am curious why WMP plays all my music in 5.1, but no sound from any other source.

  muddypaws 09:04 12 Nov 2009

This appears to have some relevance although an old posting. click here
Have to go out shortly, but will work through it later.

  Technotiger 09:17 12 Nov 2009

Start>Control Panel>Sounds and Audio Devices ... then click on the Sounds tab.

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