Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

How come the sound won't work?


  • Please log in to reply

#1
SOORENA

SOORENA

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 974 posts
Hi;

I have tried everything but I can't seem to get my sound card working with Vista it worked the first time that vista was running but after I restarted it stopped working, and it keeps saying "THE AUDIO SERVICE IS NOT RUNNING".


HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Edited by SOORENA, 17 October 2006 - 07:48 PM.

  • 0

Advertisements


#2
SOORENA

SOORENA

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 974 posts
By the way this is my laptop and its a dell Inspiron 6400 with SoundBlaster Advanced Audio for XPS M1710.
  • 0

#3
GrantG

GrantG

    banned

  • Banned
  • PipPipPip
  • 122 posts
The problem lies within Vista RC1 itself, for a quickfix you'll need to install the new - free - RC2. You'll know where to find it :whistling:
  • 0

#4
Hyperspace

Hyperspace

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 20 posts

The problem lies within Vista RC1 itself, for a quickfix you'll need to install the new - free - RC2. You'll know where to find it :whistling:



No, I don't know where to find it. M$ has pulled it...back to RC1!



See for yourself:
http://download.wind...en/download.htm
  • 0

#5
wannabe1

wannabe1

    Tech Staff

  • Technician
  • 16,645 posts
Hi SOORENA...

Let's see if the Audio Service can be started.

You may have to add the Run option to the Start Menu...it's not shown by default in Vista. Right click on the Start button and choose "Properties". Under the "Start Menu" tab, click on "Customize" for whichever style menu is selected. Locate "Run Command" in the list and tick the box next to it. Click "Ok" to the open windows then try the following:

Click Start, then Run, type services.msc and click "Ok". Scroll down the list to Windows Audio and double click on it. The Service Status should be "Started" and have "Automatic" as the Startup Type. If it is not set this way, change it and accept the changes.

Let me know what you find...

wannabe1

Edited by wannabe1, 18 October 2006 - 07:41 PM.

  • 0

#6
SOORENA

SOORENA

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 974 posts
Thank you wannabe1 that worked like a charm and by the way is it worth it to download RC2 are there real major changes?
  • 0

#7
wannabe1

wannabe1

    Tech Staff

  • Technician
  • 16,645 posts
Good to "hear".... :whistling:

RC2 is a little more refined and maybe a little faster, but really is not that much different from RC1. Unfortunately, it would appear that Microsoft has now pulled RC2 from it's download page and rolled back to RC1. Why? I have no idea... :blink: Hopefully it will be available again, soon, but with a release date for Vista set for January it's really anybody's guess as to whether they will release it again or not.
  • 0

#8
SOORENA

SOORENA

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 974 posts
Isn't it about time that they released the actual complete version, I mean it was supposed to come out in 2003 and it's about time it they did.

Edited by SOORENA, 20 October 2006 - 07:34 PM.

  • 0

#9
wannabe1

wannabe1

    Tech Staff

  • Technician
  • 16,645 posts
Vista will become available to the public in January 2007...as things now stand. :whistling:
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP