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Hi
I have no sound in xp but all other programs are OK.
I have done the sound thing in the control panel and windows sounds are there and I hear them. :tazz:
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If you "hear" the sound, how can you have no sound? :tazz:

Can you explain a little more about what the problem is? Do only certain applications have no sound? When you play a CD do you have any sound?

Edited by makai, 10 August 2005 - 01:07 PM.

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I only have :tazz: no sound in windows at start up etc,but all of my other programs that have sound work like normal.
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Open Control Panel->Sound and Audio Device Properties.
In the Sound and Audio Device Properties window, click on the Sounds Tab.
Open the Sound Scheme combo-box and select Windows Default.
Now Scroll down in the Program Events list-box to Start Windows and click on it.
Check if the Sounds field is Windows XP Startup.wav.
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Yes I had all ready tryed that and the sound all work when you press the preview button. But will not work when I do a real start up
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Go here, scroll down to #211... right-click on the line and choose "save target as", then save the file to your desktop. Double-click on the file you downloaded and confirm yes to the prompts. Restart your computer and see if your sound problems are fixed.
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I did the download, restarted with but no windows sound, went to control, sounds and windows previews work there and other program sounds work OK still :tazz:
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What happens if you create a new profile and log into it... do you have sound when windows starts?

Edited by makai, 10 August 2005 - 07:07 PM.

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No I do not.
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Did you check what audio device is the default...If you have onboard sound and a soundcard too then maybe windows is using the the one you don't have your speakers plugged in to.

I only mention this because it is possible that software proggies may tend to code their programs so that they test a number of ports to get a rsponse and if they do then that's the port they send the sound to.

Windows (AFAIK) doesn't test ports once installed (unlesss of course doing a major upgrade...), it just uses whatever driver you have allocated to use for that device.

Just something to think about.

Edited by yardguard, 15 August 2005 - 07:52 PM.

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Or maybe you just pressed mute....
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Did you check what audio device is the default...If you have onboard sound and a soundcard too then maybe windows is using the the one you don't have your speakers plugged in to.

I only mention this because it is possible that software proggies may tend to code their programs so that they test a number of ports to get a rsponse and if they do then that's the port they send the sound to.

Windows (AFAIK) doesn't test ports once installed (unlesss of course doing a major upgrade...), it just uses whatever driver you have allocated to use for that device.

Just something to think about.

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I will look into and work on you idea.
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