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richocki

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I have no sound. Windows media player, iTunes, system sounds, nothing is producing any sound. I have a C-Media AC97 audio device. Even though everything looked good in the device manager as far as drivers ect is concerned I downloaded and installed C-Media drivers. Still nothing is heard. I had done a repair because I lost all svchost services. I have everything working now except the sound. I just don't know how to fix something that says it's not broken.
Any ideas? :)
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Check speaker connection to back of system
Check volume control in windows by doing the following:
Go to Start and The Run
Type in sndvol32.exe and press Enter
Make sure Master Volume is not muted and turned up
Check Cd Player volume is not muted and turned up

Edited by rshaffer61, 09 May 2009 - 11:19 AM.

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Reinstall chipset driver.
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Ok so I didn't tell you everything about my computer. I have had this thing for 4 years. It was built with a Sound Blaster Live sound board but for some reason that never has shown up in the device manager, only the C-Media which I believe is on the MB. Only the C-Media shows up in the device manager.

When rshaffer61 said the check the connections on the back I did. It is pluged into the SB card (always has been).
I thought what the heck let me plug it into the C-Media thing and see... well it works. It probably always did - BUT it has been pluged in to the Sb card for... ever and it worked there until my repair. Looks like I will try installing SB drivers and see what happens. I'm not kidding when I say there is no mention of an SB card in the device manager. I'm not I tell you. Thanks for the point in the right direction rshaffer61

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Which sound card do you want to use? If SB then you will need to disbale onboard thru BIOS
If onboard then take out SB
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I thought disabling the onboard card required jumpers. In BIOS you say huh. I just do not understand why I had sound when I plugged into the SB card. Not that it really matters as long as I have sound. Kind of weary on trying to change something that is working right now.... Maybe I will play around with it though. What do I have to lose :)
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You had sound on the Sb probably cause you installed the drivers that came with it. I'm not sure other then that.
If you want directions for making the changes in Bios if you chose that route let me know and I can include them for you.
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Yes I would like to make the change in the BIOS.
One other thing --- I was going to install the SB Live drivers from the installation CD and the auto run came up with something like No hard ware could be found. I know that SB card is there.
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Reboot the system and at the first post screen (where it is counting up memory) start tapping the DEL button
This will enter you into the Bios\Cmos area.
Find the Advanced area and click Enter
Look for Onboard Peripherals and find the Sound line. Highlight that click Enter
Now follow the directions on the bottom of the screen on how to modify it and change it to Disabled.
Once that is done then click F10 to Save and Exit
You will prompted to enter Y to verify Save and Exit. Click Y and the system will now reboot with the new settings.
Let me know if everything now works ok
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It worked like a charm. Installed the SB drivers and the speakers are working from the SB card. Thanks for the help!
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Congratulations for a successful resolve to your issue. With that I am happy to say:

You are very welcome. I'm glad we could help and please let us know how everything works out for you.
If there is anything else we can do to help please feel free to ask. I appreciate that you allowed me to assist you with your issue and for your patience. Thank you for choosing GeeksToGo for help. :) :)
This issue now appears to be resolved.


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