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HP Speakers Randomly Stop (Resolved)

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ProgramGeeks

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Hello,

 

      I have a HP 2000 Laptop (2b09CA Series). deleted the partitions on the laptop's hard drive, then created a new partition when I installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. I installed the drivers from HPs website for that laptop, going with the windows 7 64 bit OS drivers. For some reason, my speakers stop working. Usually a reboot would fix this for a little while.

 

     This time, it didn't work. I have checked everything that I can think of that would make the volume mute. When I click the volume icon on the task bar and change volume levels, the volume level indicator (green pulse thing is what i am talking about) doesnt even go up.

 

      Can someone please help me. Thank you in advance!


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UPDATE: I decided to re run the driver installation and that seemed to get the speakers working. Although I have no clue for how lon they will run, I dont know if the fixed it or just got it working for now, what do yous think?


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ProgramGeeks,

 

So you deleted the partitions when you did a clean custom install of Windows 7 64bit ? Shows this system to have had Windows 8, this correct, you went to win7 ?

Might of fixed the problem you are right, time will tell. We do not know if it was a hardware or a software (driver) issue yet.

 

Did you see an X over Volume icon in notification area then ?


Edited by jds63, 01 November 2014 - 04:18 PM.

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Yes I deleted the partitions when I did a  clean install of windows 7 64bit. This system was originally Windows 8, then I went to Windows 7.

 

I did not see an X over the volume icon in the notification area, it looked completely normal, just no sound was being put out. It didnt even show sound was being played.


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Hi, considering this was originally a Windows 8 computer and you have installed Windows 7, can I ask where and how did you acquire the Windows 7 to install it please?


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I bought it from Tiger Direct. I have an OEM System Builders pack. It was 99.99 on sale at the time.


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While the computer is functioning as it should, create a new restore point in case Windows has not done so, check for and install any/all important updates and then create a back of the HDD using Macrium Reflect (free) which you can obtain from here rather than CNET so as to avoid any unwanted foistware.


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I created the restore, but for the back up, I dont have a place to save the ISO backup to


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People have gotten away with not ever creating a back up image but I strongly suggest that you create one as soon as you are able to.

 

JAFYI: It is not an ISO that you create, it is either a clone or exact image of the data that is on the HDD or individual partition/s, they can be burned to disk/s or backed up to an external storage device such as a USB type HDD.


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People have gotten away with not ever creating a back up image but I strongly suggest that you create one as soon as you are able to.

 

JAFYI: It is not an ISO that you create, it is either a clone or exact image of the data that is on the HDD or individual partition/s, they can be burned to disk/s or backed up to an external storage device such as a USB type HDD.

Which Program do you prefer to do this ? Lately i only used system restore, but knows that is not always a solution. Just wonder how well it works as far as performance of drive, rather then a recovery or clean install even though you will loose what is put on it. Windows 8.1 have refresh, but may be at point where it's inaccessible to use too.


Edited by jds63, 11 November 2014 - 04:16 PM.

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Macrium Reflect (free) get it from here so as to avoid CNet and any potentially unwanted foistware.


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Hi, jds63.

I use Macrium and can give you assurance it is extremely good, you can either create a clone of your system onto a spare hard drive, and do so regularly. Should the house of cards collapse on the installed hard drive, you just do a physical swap of hard drives, the spare should be the same size or larger than the one fitted by the way. (You will need a means of connecting the spare drive to the computer such as a USB to SATA adapter)

 

Alternatively providing you have an external hard drive, Macrium can be used to create a system image onto the external. Again should the collapse happen and the internal drive itself is still OK, you use a rescue boot disk to reinstall the system from the image. It is recommended that you make the rescue disk at the same time or just after creating the first image. Again regularly create new images, and after two images are stored for safety, you can then delete older images.

 

To be sure of a complete and good rescue disk should it ever be required, there are two choices of rescue boot disk types, a simple and quick to make Linux based disk, or the more complete Windows PE environment disk, I always make the Windows PE one, it takes longer to download and burn but will work on all hardware whereas the Linux sometimes doesn't.

 

If you wish to take this further, I would ask that you start a new thread on the subject, as the OP for this thread may require further help.

 

Nev.


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Thanks for description Nev.

 

Also good to help OP started this thread. For me i never really liked these types of programs for ways of recovering from disaster if the drive fails. With me everything is always backed up on a External drive, back up drivers, software, documents, music, videos , pictures and anything i make or put on my system. I even have Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit and have the disc, not OEM.

 

Guess what i am saying for me i like the clean custom install idea even though i will have to go through putting all windows updates back on in event of a disaster with C: drive and yes it is a tedious process i know.

Some feel clone way not the same as clean install.

 

Problem with most and we push it a lot is backup, backup, backup. Recently have 2 new drives both SSD.


Edited by jds63, 12 November 2014 - 01:05 PM.

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