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Problems with sound [resolved]


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I'm not quite sure if this question belongs in this forum, but since I use Windows XP, I thought it'd be more appropirate. Today I turned on my laptop and I found it didn't play any sound. I checked everything and it was all just like I had been using it for the past several months. I went to Volume Control and found that I only have four volume controls (volume control, wave, sw synth, and cd player) as opposed to having several others like I did before. I went to Properties to enable the other controls, but the list only showed the four controls mentioned above. I checked the Mixer device pull down menu to see if maybe the system had erronously changed it to something else, but the only option listed on the menu was Realteck AC97 Audio.

Also, my laptop has a switch to turn wireless on and off, and it indicates it is on by means of a light. I noticed that even though my wireless is on and working, the light isn't on. I'm hoping nothing fried on the front of the computer over night :tazz: .

Like I said, I'm using a laptop so there's not much I can do in terms of checking the connection between devices. Nothing like this had ever happened to me and I really have no idea what to do next. I don't know if you'll need this info but I'll provide it just in case: I use a Toshiba Satellite with Windows XP Home edition with Service Pack 2 installed.

Edited by babyloniantg, 19 March 2006 - 11:55 AM.

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Either re-install the soundcard software from the CD or look for the drivers on the soundcard manufacturer's site
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The sound started to work again after I turned the computer on again (which is weird, b/c I had previously restarted and turned off when i was trying to figure out what was wrong). I don't know what happened, but everything's ok now. Thanks for the help though.

Edited by babyloniantg, 19 March 2006 - 09:05 PM.

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Thank You for letting me know
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