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No sound after defragging the hard drive


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Hello all,

I just defragged my hard drive and now I do not have any sound through windows XP. When I used a diagnostic program to test the sound card it works just fine. It doesn't even make sound when th OS boots up nor does it when I try playing mp3 through media player. The big bummer is that when I defragged it took all my restore points away from Norton GoBack! Thanks in advance for any help

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Check Device Manager for any red exclamation-marks or yellow question marks. If none exist, it must be a setting that's wrong. Check your sound settings and make sure the option for sound output is NOT set to digital.

If, however, Device Manager does show a problem listed as 'Unknown Device' or 'Multimedia Audio Device' (with a question mark), you simply need to re-install the driver for your internal sound-card or chip. It will be either on the disc that came with the soundcard, or a driver-CD supplied with the PC.

Edited by pip22, 07 May 2006 - 02:25 PM.

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Check Device Manager for any red exclamation-marks or yellow question marks. If none exist, it must be a setting that's wrong. Check your sound settings and make sure the option for sound output is NOT set to digital.

If, however, Device Manager does show a problem listed as 'Unknown Device' or 'Multimedia Audio Device' (with a question mark), you simply need to re-install the driver for your internal sound-card or chip. It will be either on the disc that came with the soundcard, or a driver-CD supplied with the PC.


Thanks pip22 I checked the sound settings and the main volume control was turned down all the way. Don't know how that happened after a defrag but hey it works now. Thanks again :whistling:
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