No sound from computer.

  [email protected] 10:48 27 Jun 2007

A friend brought her computer for me to try and fix. The problem is there is no longer sound.
XP Pro, MSI mobo using On-Board sound.
I have checked all the obvious but now stumped.
Speaker settings OK and not muted.
Device Manager - all OK.
BIOS settings all appears normal.
Drives are recognised and will play discs (DVD and Audio).
Both drives are recognised by WMP11 and PowerDVD and the data can be "seen" but not heard.
The HDD has been completely cleaned and defragged.
SFC SCANNOW was not completely successful. Despite altering the Reg Entries for the I386 folder it will still not run without the Insert XP Disc nag screen.
I notice there are a couple of other media players installed - possible driver conflict?
I have re-installed WMP11 but still no go.
Anyone any idea's.
No POST beeps either. I have followed the Windows Fault Wizard to the conclusion something is wrong but the wizard doesn't know what it is - so that's two of us ;-)

  ambra4 13:10 27 Jun 2007

Have you try reinstalling the sound card driver

can be found on the motherboard CD that came with the PC

  birdface 13:20 27 Jun 2007

Have you tried,Control Panel,Administrative tools,Services, Make sure Windows Audio is set to automatic.

  birdface 13:25 27 Jun 2007

VLC,click here could try downloading and playing this, It normally plays anything, Worth a try.

  mrwoowoo 13:35 27 Jun 2007

my onboard sound went the same way , turned out to be a motherboard fault.I ended up installing a sound card ( only a tenner ) and all was well .
some keyboards have a mute button!

  [email protected] 13:40 27 Jun 2007

ambra4 - It's not a card issue, no card.
buteman - Windows Audio is not listed! And thanks for the link, I will try it.
mrwoowoo - Probably the way to go. I have a spare here but wanted to fix the problem if I could - with a little help from my friends :-)

  [email protected] 13:41 27 Jun 2007

i seem to recall an isue with windows updates and realtek maybe someone could confirm or rule this out

also theres a new k lite codec pack out from
click here

also from microsoft
click here

  [email protected] 13:42 27 Jun 2007

Thanks *THE RAVEN*, much appreciated.

  umbongo(uk) 13:45 27 Jun 2007

follow ambra uninstall all sound drivers and reinstall

lets trouble shoot

check the speakers on another system to eliminate them from the eqausion

plug the green jack into the centre port usualy colour co ordinated unless ur using a 2.1 5.1 or 7 channel speaker system

you know anything about bios if not just tell it to default back to factorey settings

now uninstall sound drivers re install them

check motherboards web site there may be an update

msi site click here
just find your mobo then use tabs for drivers

msi also have a forum so your problem may be there
or in the faq list

  umbongo(uk) 13:48 27 Jun 2007

ambra4 - It's not a card issue, no card.
yes there is its inbuilt
just not in the creative labs pci card sense

  wee eddie 14:11 27 Jun 2007

Some speaker sets have secondary switches and volume controls.

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