No Sound From Speakers (Resolved)
Posted 13 January 2015 - 08:17 PM
Posted 13 January 2015 - 09:02 PM
Well, not really. As per this link http://www.geekstogo...-boot-resolved/ I was unable to start my computer properly. It kept on rebooting. Phillpower2 solved it. I ended up doing a Windows XP repair after lots of troubleshooting. From that time on (about a week ago) the sound problem has been present.
Posted 13 January 2015 - 09:15 PM
Posted 14 January 2015 - 02:12 PM
Is the onboard audio chip set as the default device - right-click the audio icon in the System Tray - "playback devices" - see if "Realtek" is it set as the default.
Posted 14 January 2015 - 03:18 PM
I have two audio related icons in the System Tray: the Realtek Audio Manager and the Speaker icon. The Realtek icon doesn't show "playback devices" or have any provision to set it as the default player. When I right-click on the speaker icon, a Sounds and Audio Devices Properties panel opens up. I then selected the Audio tab where it showed that Realtek HD Audio output was the default device for Sound playback.
Posted 14 January 2015 - 03:39 PM
As a quick check can you try connecting the speakers to the black port on the rear of the case and let us know if there is any change.
Posted 14 January 2015 - 04:28 PM
No change. I tried all the rear audio ports. Nothing. Except as mentioned before, a very faint sound of whatever is playing (music, movie dialogue, etc.) when connected to the green line out port.
Posted 16 January 2015 - 03:49 PM
Apologies for the late reply but not been around due to work commitments
Can you check the Device Manager for any yellow ! or red Xs.
Two further checks;
Posted 17 January 2015 - 08:25 AM
Phillpower2, no apologies needed! I understand all about work commitments.
- Every item checked in Device Manager. No yellow ! or red Xs.
- Control Panel> Sound> There is no Playback tab for speakers on my setup. However, when I on the speaker icon and select Open Volume Control, a panel opens up (that says Realtek in the bottom right) that shows individual volume control sliders for all audio outputs. Nothing is selected mute and all sliders are a maximum.
- I don't have an enhancements Tab. The closest is the Realtek Audio Manager which is used for things like Bass Management, audio output configuration (I have mine set to 2Channel which I have had from day one). I can't find anything close resembling disable enhancements.
(By the way, I find it interesting that after I did the Windows XP repair, this problem has cropped up. Another issue that came up - and I mention it only because it may give you a clue as to what is going on - is that I was unable to open up the nVidia Control Panel. I always got a message saying "NVIDIA Display Panel extension cannot be created." I never had this problem before. Anyway, I went into Windows Explore and found the folder used to install the Control Panel. I reinstalled it and now it works! As I say, I don't know if that problem is related to the Windows XP repair and the current sound problem, but maybe some things got changed during the repair process.)
Posted 17 January 2015 - 04:33 PM
Posted 17 January 2015 - 04:40 PM
I have Windows XP 32-bits. My graphic card is nVidia GeForce 7800 GTX.
Posted 17 January 2015 - 04:43 PM
These are the latest drivers available for it, and it might install NVIDIA Audio Drivers as well.
Posted 17 January 2015 - 05:08 PM
This is the same version that I had found in my Windows Explore that I installed yesterday. Is there any point in installing it again?
Posted 17 January 2015 - 05:17 PM
Posted 17 January 2015 - 05:40 PM
The version number is the same. I don't remember where I got it from. As I mentioned, I was looking through Windows Explorer and found a folder called NVIDIA. In the folder were other folders, I guess of previous versions: 191.07, 195.62, 307.83, and two versions that I know I downloaded recently to try and update the drivers: 340.52 and 347.09. I got the last two from the official nvidia website by entering my graphics card info. Those versions didn't install as per my previous post #24: "NVIDIA Display Panel extension cannot be created." But version 307.83 did install.
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