Win XP Home SP3 Realtek HD Audio. 5.1 speakers. All was OK yesterday evening. Symptoms: 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.
Technotiger 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!! Thanks.
woodchip No show for Windows sounds in my Audio Devices! I have latest driver, it tells me. Technotiger 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.
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.