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I recently had my computer repaired, and now it has no sound. I've connected the speakers up as they used to be and they are still working. Just wondering what the problem could be?
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What did you get the computer repaired for? This could be the cause of the problem.
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Well I wasn't entirely aware of the cause of the problem but it had just kept getting an error message after about 5 minutes of starting up and then shutting down. Sound was never affected. The guy who repaired it reinstalled Windows ME.
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Have you reinstalled and updated your audio drivers?
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Sorry for being a dimwit but how would i go about doing that?
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Did you get an installation cd with your speakers/sound card?

If not, do you know what make and model your sound card is?
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No I don't have a CD.
Its a Creative Sound Blaster PCI.
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you can download a driver for your card HERE.

Good luck.
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Ran the exe file from that link, restarted the comp and now it says in the Audio Sound Playback that there is no preferred device selected.
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Look in device manager (start>control panel>system>hardware tab>device manager) Do you see any yellow ! or ?'s ?
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Yes, there is one under Creative Sound Blaster PCI 128 (WDM) - (!) Creative Gameport Device.
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Click on te device with the problem, hit DELETE. click ok, close device manager and reboot.

Fix?
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Hi, that has fixed the problem of no device being selected but I'm still not getting any sound through.
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Look in control panel under sounds. Is the system volume set to low or mute?
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Nope.
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