Red X on Taskbar Speaker

  badgermansix 03:13 11 May 2011

Vista Home Premium. My friend has a Red X on his speaker icon in the taskbar, and no sound. I suggested to him that he gets into device manager, Sound, video and game controllers and disables and then enables his sound card.

This did the trick the red x went, and the sound came back. However, when he restarted the next day, the sound had gone and the red X is back.

Any ideas please? Thanks.

  chub_tor 08:54 11 May 2011

Instead of disabling and re-enabling the sound in Device Manager - which merely stops and starts the sound - he should uninstall (and delete) the sound driver then let Windows search for a new driver.

  lotvic 10:12 11 May 2011

Has he got it on 'Mute'? click on the speaker icon in the taskbar and untick 'Mute'

  woodchip 10:16 11 May 2011

It sound like its disabling its self in device Manager, Tell him Her to try Updating the Drivers for it, or there may be a IRQ conflict

  woodchip 10:21 11 May 2011

For IRQ's Go to Start\Programs\Accessories\System tools\System Information\Hardware Resources\Conflicts Sharing OR IRQ's

PS though Some IRQ's are Shared they do work together okay, BUT NOT ALL

  rdave13 10:35 11 May 2011

Also check in services that windows audio is selected to start and on auto.

  badgermansix 14:45 11 May 2011

Thank you all, I'll pass this on.

Thanks again.

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