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.
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.
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.
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!