no sound

Discussion in 'Computers and Stuff' started by tregg, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. tregg

    tregg New Member

    Dec 27, 2009
    I fired up my old compaq desk top to use downstairs and it worked fine but no sound. Last time I used it there was sound. SoundBlaster Live card. I checked all the muting/volume, driver, and all is ok there. I reseated the card, borrowed some other cards, checked the speakers and lines-still no sound even with headphones. What might the problem be?
  2. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades Master of one

    Mar 30, 2011
    Rocket Scientist
    Houston, TX
    You can go to Control Panel / System / Hardware / Device Manager / Sound , Video and Game controllers
    and look for any Yellow or Red devices.

    And also Control Panel / Sound and Audio Devices
    Look to make sure the Proper Audio Device is selected.

    Have a Good Day.

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  4. BobL43

    BobL43 DIY Senior Member

    Mar 25, 2011
    Retired Industrial Automation controls/tech s
    Long Island, NY
    Follow Don's advice, and also, sometimes you need to uninstall and then reinstall the sound card in device manager and then reload the driver. If you are running Windows as, most people except artists and tekkies who run a Mac or Linux, windows has a funny way of crapping everythig up. Now where have I heard that before?
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