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All the sound on my computer stopped working one day. I have no idea what caused it to happen. My Winamp trys to play and says I need to download new drivers, but I don't know if thats the problem because my sound icon at the bottom righthand corner of the screen has dissappeared. Please help. thanks

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Hi. Do you know what day this started? Have you tried running a System Restoration? I can walk you through that if you haven't tried yet.
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It happened around january 25. I have not tried system restoration yet
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Good advice above but I think I'd try and install the sound drivers first. I'd go out to the manufacturers website and download the latest sound drivers and install them. What make/model pc is it?

edit....my cpu fan is making noise...bearings are going....I'll probably have to shut down for awhile till I get it replaced...

Edited by macten, 02 March 2007 - 10:39 AM.

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:whistling: this happend to me google system spec or sysspec and download it and find out your motherboard i found out mine was a ati radeon express 200 mobo and had AC'97 Realtek audio so i got the driver and installed it now i have sound
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I have a 4600 Dell Dimension Pc with an upgraded ati radeon video card(I forgot which one). Where should I download the drivers at? and how do I run a system restoration?
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You can find the drivers for your Dell Dimension 4600 HERE.

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Edited by Fenor, 05 March 2007 - 04:53 AM.

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When I try to Download the drivers, an error message comes up saying that the setup can't detect any audio card compatible with the driver. It also says to make sure the hardware is set up correctly.
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You should have a service tag number stickered to your machine. Go to the Dell drivers and downloads and put that number in and you can then find exactly what hardware is in your machine and download the correct drivers.
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I dont think its the drivers, I think maybe there is something wrong with my sound card
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go into Device Manager:

start>control panel>system>hardware>device manager

see any yellow exclamation marks or red ?

Edited by macten, 05 March 2007 - 09:05 PM.

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No...dont see any yellow explanation points or red circles
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if you expand: 'sound, video and game controllers', is your sound card listed?
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No it is not listed
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I think that I would shutdown, unplug, ground yourself by touching the frame of the pc and then remove and put the sound card back in it's slot. Er...was this a sound card or onboard?
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