no sound!

  [DELETED] 20:57 29 Aug 2003

When i turned pc on there was no windows sound at startup,i went to realplayer and windows media to see if i could play music but i get an error message saying Ihave a problem with my sound device. im on xp and id be grateful if someone could help me find out whats wrong.

  [DELETED] 21:00 29 Aug 2003

What soundcard do u have

  [DELETED] 21:09 29 Aug 2003

Heck i feel real silly but i bought pc from some fella that builds them with no manuals or nothing like that so ive no idea is there a way of checking in my pc for my name of soundcard.

  [DELETED] 22:34 29 Aug 2003

well its not the speakers i just checked them on my cd player and their working fine its really niggling me as i dont no whats wrong!

  [DELETED] 22:58 29 Aug 2003

Also when i go to control panel/sounds and audio devices,it says no audio device and all the options are greyed out so i cant select any of the speaker settings!

  [DELETED] 23:02 29 Aug 2003

Go to Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System restore, and restore to yesterday's date

  [DELETED] 23:12 29 Aug 2003

If jazzypop's suggestion doesn't do the trick you may have to open your case, check where the speaker connection leads to and if you have a soundcard connected to a PCI (white)slot make sure by pressing it towards your motherboard that it is correctly seated. If your uding onboard sound you might want to consider purchasinc a sound card. But before we go down that road keep posting back here with any progress. This is an excellent forum with many knowledgeble contributers, me excepted.

  [DELETED] 23:14 29 Aug 2003

has it ever had sound?

  [DELETED] 23:21 29 Aug 2003

Well went to s restore tried it twice but when i restarted it said no changes were made.There is no way i would have the knowledge to open the case up infact id prob make matters worse if i did that,Ive had pc bout 4 months now and the sound has always been fine.

  [DELETED] 23:28 29 Aug 2003

By just trying what I suggested isn't that difficult, give it a try it could save a lot of hassle in the long run and if it doesn't work you won't have lost anything.

  [DELETED] 23:31 29 Aug 2003

so! something has happened since last time ! The biggest problem with sound problems is the connection, dont think its ok get on your hands and knees and check it , unplug it and plug it in again, in the right socket. If you dont do it you'll always wonder!

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