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I know that my computer is free of viruses since I have run many, many scans and gone to the forums and cleaned things up, however I have no sound!
It just happened overnight. Turned computer off at night, went to bed, turned it on in the morning: no sound!
It was one or two months ago now though. When I try to run itunes it says there is a problem with the audio device.
I download the codecs (I think that's what I'm downloading anyway) and it unpacks them to random folders and usually the sound starts working again. Sometimes the internet sound works with it sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes it is the other way around and only my internet browsers emit sound. But whenever i restart the computer again it stops working. It is REALLY annoying and help would be much appreciated :whistling:
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Go into Device manager Do you see any !,?,X

To get to device manager.

Click Start.
Click on Run.
Type sysdm.cpl.
Click on Hardware.
Click on Device Manager.
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Under Sound, Video and game controllers it has Audio Codecs, Legacy Audio Drivers, Legacy video capture devices, video codecs.
Doesn't explain why the sound doesn't work though.
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Do you have any ? X or !
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Ohhhh sorry, I have two ! under System Devices for Base System Device and ATM Network Controller but none under Sound, Video And Game Controllers
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Volume settings what are they set at?
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how do I find out?
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Under Sounds And Audio Devices properties (from control panel) it says there is no audio device, if that is any help.
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That is not good can you select a default audio device?
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When I reinstall it (i reinstall Realtek AC'97 Audio -- I think it is the codecs but there is probably more) The Realtek device shows up, but as I said whever I reboot it disappears.
No there is no way of selecting the default device after i reboot because the default device is the Realtek AC'97 audio which I have to reinstall everytime I reboot.
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What happens if you completely uninstall and then reinstall your audio drivers?
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