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Startup System Sound Stopped Playing...

Q: Startup System Sound Stopped Playing...

Found several similar reports over this and MS's Answers forums with no final resolution/fix to problem. Worse they are dated several years ago and nothing current.

I feel I need to emphasize one-time that this problem only concerns the Startup system sound that plays right after warm or cold boots when the system first arrives at the desktop and _only_ that sound. All other system and program sounds work okay.

Up to 1 or 2 months ago for a couple years now the Startup sound has been playing just fine--then I all of a sudden realized it was no longer playing at all. All other system and program sounds/audio play fine.

1. SFC finds nothing needing fixing.
2. Startup sound check box in Sounds tab is and has always been checked though I do not recall when MS made this a security issue protecting it.
3. Talked to nVIDIA and learned nothing new.
4. Talked to Crucial and learned nothing new.
5. Talked to MS and learned nothing new. They are unaware of problem...even though for some it is a couple years old. MS's best recommendation though, which I might still try at some point because "what could possibly go wrong?" is to run an In-Place Upgrade on Windows 7 which supposedly will restore the OS leaving my programs/data and some customizations(?) in tact.
6. Actual Startup sound wave file apparently resides inside a .dll which iirc is threaded here in sevenforums.
7. I also looked through the Registry searching for "startupsound" and found string instances but they all looked correct for '1' turning on the Startup and '0' for point not wanting the sound to play.
8. The sound driver I've been using is the one MS includes in the Windows 7 SP 1 Install disk. I checked for updates but there are none. I then uninstalled it, let the system reboot, and installed it again automatically.

Outside of possibly changing the Startup sounds to something else one might prefer I've found no mention of a fix or solution to this problem. In fact the threads seem to all hang in mid-air with no solution--not even a mention to use an In-Place Upgrade or to do a clean install. That's frustrating--that even a hard solution like a clean install couldn't have been mentioned.

I hope someone familiar with this issue can give me some good advice or a good procedure to follow regardless of what that process might be including editing in this .dll or in the Registry for something specific?

Thank you.

A: Startup System Sound Stopped Playing...

Welcome to Seven Forums Ratsneve.
Personally I would be thankful at losing the sound. I have all turned off.
But seriously, I don't know what the issue could be. The sound files reside here. C:\Windows\Media

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And it's not just the laptop speakers - it doesn't work when I put headphones in either.

I opened up audacity and as it was loading, all my sound that was playing cut out. I system restored my laptop and it was fixed, and thought it crashing with audacity was just a coincedence, so I reopened audacity. The sound stopped working again. I uninstalled audacity, that didn't work, so system restored it again but this time that didn't work either. I tried an even earlier date but it still didn't work.

Help please?
Thanks x

p.s. i'm not really technical so I apoligize in advance, ty.

A:Laptop stopped playing sound?

Hi Sarahbbb!

What's the model of your laptop? (It's usually on a sticker on the bottom side, something like "Dell Dimension L6203")

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I am new here & need help with this one. A couple of days ago the sound in my pc failed. It was working fine before that. I tried the usual, installing the sound driver again but it did not work.

Now I can see the driver icon in the system tray & occasionally the volume control icon as well but when I click it, a message is displayed that there are no active mixers available. Also I use AIMP2 as my music player & it has been displaying this message "cannot initialize sound engine". My speakers work fine.

I am not sure but I think the problem is with the sound card. Any ideas??? PLEASE HELP .

Btw my sound card is built into the motherboard & the motherboard is about 4-5 yrs old. Here are the specs:

CPU-Z TXT Report


CPU-Z version 1.52.1


Number of processors 1
Number of threads 1


Processor 0
-- Core 0
-- Thread 0 0

Processors Information

Processor 1 ID = 0
Number of cores 1 (max 1)
Number of threads 1 (max 1)
Name Intel Pentium 4
Codename Willamette
Specification Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.80GHz
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A:Sound stopped playing suddenly

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I have a soundblaster live soundcard. Periodically, the sound would stop in the middle of playing. I figured out that the card was loose so screwed the card in and the sound returned. But then stopped again. I tried putting the sound card in a different slot but still no sound. Any suggestions?

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About four days ago as of the time of writing this my computer stopped playing sound after a restart with updates installed. That is actually not quite true. The volume mixer shows that it is playing sound, but no actual sound comes out of whatever device I plug in. Speakers don't work, headphones don't work. I know the devices themselves work as I have plugged them into other computers and they worked there, but on this specific computer no such luck. It is not muted. The drivers show that they are working properly. I've reinstalled the drivers anyway. I've set the default device to that of my speakers. I have updated everything from BIOS to Chipset.

After that I tried searching for some clue or advice on the internet to no avail. Then I tried the windows troubleshooter and Microsoft fixit tool. Neither could find anything wrong.

The computer came new out of the box with two sound card drivers installed. Which are IDT High Definition Audio CODEC and AMD High Definition Audio Device. Which are both under Sound, Video and game controllers in the device manager. Under Audio inputs and outputs it shows the following: Digitial Output (S/PDIF) (IDT High Definition Audio CODEC), Speakers/Headphones (IDT High Definition Audio CODEC ), and Stereo Mix (IDT High Definition Audio CODEC). It is the speakers/headphones I want to use as that is my default device. When I click on those the driver is listed as Audio Endpoint and that the device is working properly.

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A:Computer stopped playing sound after update

First thing, check the Sound Panel, Playback section. Your "Speakers" should be set as the default audio playback device. If it has changed to some other device that could be the problem.

Your PC sound "card" (actually a chip on the motherboard) is the IDT High Definition Audio Codec. The AMD High Def is the audio for HDMI. Which is another issue, if you have an HDMI cable plugged in, Windows will automatically change the default audio playback device to the HDMI.

If the playback device is set properly to the "Speakers", try resetting the sound by uninstalling the IDT in the Device Manager (DO NOT also uninstall the drivers). Then restart the PC and when Windows starts it will reinstall the sound. If there were some Windows corruption with the sound this will fix it.

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windows xp everything utd ....People can hear me talking using google talk but all sound for my computer stopped after adding the new Monitor. All the simple trouble shooting shows everything mutes ....lowerd levels etc.....have tried rebooting no good.....must besomething simple but I must be too simple to figure it out

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After installing it I configured windows 8 pro build 9200 to play at the start up.
It worked. However after activating the op. sistem it no longer plays the start up sound (any idea ?).
Another thing I have no idea is why Microsoft supressed the log off sound.
Who had the brilliant idea to discontinue the log off sound ?
There should be a tweak to bring it back.

A:windows 8 pro build 9200 : start up sound stopped playing

You got the box checked ?

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The sound with my sister's Compaq Presario 730US laptop is choppy at startup and when playing dvds. If anyone has any ideas please reply.

Here's a Highjack This Log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 12:42:47 PM, on 4/11/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Compaq\Easy Access Button Support\StartEAK.exe
C:\Program Files\\bin\tgcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\NetZero\exec.exe
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Is it just the sound having a problem? Or does the Video look slow or choppy?

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Dont know what it is but it seems like loads of programmes are loaing up in background at system start up, have included hijackthis log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 20:40:55, on 09/06/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
D:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\NISUM.EXE
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
D:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\ccPxySvc.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
D:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
D:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
D:\Documents and Settings\Jason\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
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A:system playing up at startup

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I'm Running E-Machines with XP 2000+ Win XP with Vinyl AC' 97 soundcard. When I woke up from my nap today and tried to play some mp3's using winamp, it doesn't play and prompts saying "Bad DirectSound Driver. Please install proper drivers or select another device in configuration. Error Code: 8878000A"
So I tried playing it through WMP 9 and it doesn't work either an the "!" mark appears on my song list in WMP.

I tried the trouble shooting wizard for sound in control panel and even my system sounds cannot be played. My speakers, cables and power and volumes are all fine but no sound appears. When I went to the Divice Manager and to "sound, video and game controllers" there is a yellow "!" mark on the icon for "Microsoft Kernal Wave Audio Mixer" So I went to the properties and tried to update the driver but that seems to be the lastest driver and from that point on I have no clue what to do. Any help would be appreciated! Please help cause I need my sound to wake me up in the morning for class!

A:no sound playing, not even system sounds

I suggest going to the Emachine website, and downloading and reinstalling the appropriate sound driver for your specific model. If that doesn't work remove the device with the error as well as the Vinyl AC97 driver(should be listed in ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS) and reinstall the same driver you downloaded earlier.

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As the title mentioned, I have a problem with a single solitary System Event sound.

Any event that uses the "Asterisk" event does not provide any audible feedback, that is to say.. it doesn't work.

All the other System Events seem to work fine, it's just this one. I've searched and tried many solutions... but absolutely none of them worked. The audio also works fine, with all music working normally.

So far, I have attempted...

sfc /scannow
Created a new user account
Ran chkdsk
Changed system sound theme
Changed the WAV file for that event
I don't have any restore points that go back far enough

And none of those have had any effect. The Asterisk sound/event still refuses to play. Since it still doesn't work with a new user account, my only theory is that Windows... not my main account... is stuffed and will need a reinstall. Which I'd really rather NOT do just to repair a sound not playing.

Does anyone have any ideas as to why ONE sound is being affected and why NONE of the "cures" have worked for me?

A:One particular System Event sound not playing

How many themes have you got, each one has its own default settings.


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I was playing Skyrim earlier today when my computer locked up on me (this happens from time to time, my video card over heats and I've just been too lazy to buy a new one that isn't a piece of junk). I had to hold down the power button to boot it back up and when I got back to my desktop none of my programs would play sound. I heard system sounds just fine and I could test my headphones from the control panel just fine also. I found out that none of the programs I boot are being put into my audio mixer and when trying to boot up Skyrim again it gave me this message "No sound device detected. Skyrim cannot run".

So far I've tried:
Uninstalling and reinstalling my sound drivers

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While playing DoTA2, I got a BSOD, and then my computer turned off before I could read all it said. When I start back up, I am prompted to do a startup repair or a system restore. When I attempt to do either of theses, I get the error:

HTML Code:
The instruction at 0xfb9aca53 referenced memory at 0x05847296.
The memory could not be read.
I cannot do anything on my computer, and I am unsure what I should do. Any suggestions?

A:BSOD playing DoTA2, Startup Repair/System Restore non-functional

Welcome to SF Colossal .

If you're able to access your desktop, please follow
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions
If you're unable to follow the instructions rules, please report back.
What is the bugcheck code you're getting?

Follow this tutorial and select Disable Automatic Restart on System Failure that way it won't restart
right away and you can snap a picture of the BSOD.
Advanced Boot Options
Upload it here.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Hello Tech Support Guys

I have a problem since downloading or browsing (not sure) something I probably shouldnt have. Basically yesterday my computer started playing random music and TV commercials (with all applications closed) and then the problem snowball into changing my homepages in all browsers (searchqu), redirecting me into sale websites and hugely slowing down the system. Now I am even struggling to get to this forum.

After some research I found that thread on your forum between Catbyte and Spyder which resembles my problem:

Some things may differ but I tried to start gathering some info so we can start somewhere. I attach following logs:

DDS (2logs)
GMER (sections scan only since similar to Spyder255 I expierience blue screen crash during full scan)

Please kindly give me some advice, its extremly difficult to work with my computer now.

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Hello TSF

Looks like I really need your help since some unfortunate download (or visit I am not even sure). Basically four days ago my computer started playing random music, tv adds and all sort of sounds with all applications closed. On top of it plenty of other smaller things started to happen like changin my homepages - all browsers to <searchqu>, redirecting me to random sales websites which i didnt click etc. Over the next couple days situation was worsening getting to the point where basic windows settings like double click changed to "open with" or blocking me from entering most of the elements in control panel. Not sure how much longer this windows going to last truly. Feels like calling you from onboard Titanic so if you can kindly offer some advice please, I am sinking. Logs as per instruction attached.

P.S. My GMER scan was crashing the computer to blue screen during scanning the files so it was only section I unchecked (from necessary ones) if thats incorrect I ll try something else.
DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_21
Run by User at 17:40:53 on 2012-01-12
AV: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.2 *Enabled/Updated* {77DEAFED-8149-104B-25A1-21771CA47CD1}
SP: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.2 *Enabled/Updated* {CCBF4E09-A773-1FC5-1F11-1A056723366C}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
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A:Computer playing random sound and system acting crazy

hello again, seems I got this one sorted so wont trouble you anymore, thanks anyway!

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:May have put this in the wrong section

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It helps if we know something about your setup. If you don't know the details of your computer then go to System and simply Copy & Paste the info from there. The important info is.... - OS version; Processor; RAM; Video Card; Sound Card.... and so on.


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So I recently opened my CPU because it was lagging and I thought maybe a little clean up might do the trick. So I softly brushed the drivers inside the CPU to get some dust off. However, when I turned on my PC, it seems that whenever I watch videos or play games, a loud crackling sound comes out from my speakers. I don't know what is causing this.

I have tried disabling my drivers (sound and display) but to no avail. However, if I mute the volume on my sound driver, the sound disappears. Which lead me to the conclusion that it might be a conflict of sound and display.

Since the problem only occured when I opened my CPU and cleaned it, it might also be a wiring problem or something.

Can someone help me on this?

A:Crackling sound in speakers when video playing/playing games/anything with graphics

Have you tried a different set of speakers? Make sure the speakers are all the way plugged into the jack.

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Started today when I opened Pro Tools. There was audio playing that sounded like a radio station. Sometimes two tracks would be played over one another and other times there would be adverts. The audio cuts out every now and then and then starts playing a few seconds or so later. In the volume mixer it is under "Name Not Available". That's all I can think of that might help sorry :/

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Marky at 22:13:40 on 2012-06-01
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.7659.4577 [GMT 1:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {9765EA51-0D3C-7DFB-6091-10E4E1F341F6}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {2C040BB5-2B06-7275-5A21-2B969A740B4B}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
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I've been stuggling with this for a few hours now and am at the end of my wits..

I've got two audio devices that I would like to link to my PC at once.
I've got one plug connected to the back panel, and one to the front. But one always cuts off the other. In my sound devices, the system registers them both as: "speakers, VIA High Definition Audio, Standard device"

Is there any way that I can connect them both at once, and still have both of them outputting audio?

I hope the internet will save the day!

Many thanks in advance!

A:Multiple audio playing devices, playing the same sound at once

If you use realtek,
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OK I need windows 7 back. 10 doesnt have a sound card driver compatible with this HP model. Was told I had to pay and/or buy windows 7 again to reinstall. I lost sound after system recovery and automatic upgrade to windows 10. Im a disabled grandma and cant afford all this. It had windows 7 on it prior so Im confused as to why I have to pay to get it back. Can anyone help me with this please? Im not computer saavy I need it for a game and I watch tv on it so sound is important.  Thanks in advance!

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I've posted this issue before on numerous support fourms, and none of them or I could figure out this issue. It's been driving me nuts.

A couple months ago I cleaned my computer (plugged everything out, cleaned the area/computer, etc.) when I put everything back together and booted up, I had no sound, but the tray icon indicated sound was indeed going through. As far as I knew nothing had been changed. I made sure everything was plugged in correctly, reinstalled the drivers, made sure I didn't click something off I shouldn't have, but still nothing. But then I plugged in headphones into the tower headphone jack, and boom I had sound. I was as surprised as everyone else. Someone suggested then, to rule out a hardware issue, that I download Ubuntu and see if the sound problem occurs there. It didn't, I had sound coming out of my speakers.

I would hate to re-install Win, as I've gone without doing so for five years. But if it came down to it, it's whatever.

I use the on-board sound from my MB, as I've learned over the years sound cards are a thing of the past. But perhaps I could reattach the old one I have? It's sadly over 10 years old however, I don't know if it would be worth trying. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Major cudos if we're able to figure this out once and for all. Good luck

My system:

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
AMD Phenom II X4 965
Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 (on-board sound)
Ripjaws 8 GB
Nvida Geforce GTX 780

A:Sound not playing through speakers, but playing through headphones?

Please post a screenshot of the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound and finally the Sound Panel Playback Section.

Also a screenshot of the Device Manager, Sound section.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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I got a few movies and a few clips of things. but when i play it, the image wont show except for the sound. It has worked previously on VLC (I just downloaded), Windows Media Player, and the new Windows 8 Player thingo. Please help me fix this problem that ive never had before.

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Each time I try to play a song or video in wmp, itunes, VLC media player, InterVideo, etc. I get absolutely no sound. Videos play, I can see the images perfectly fine, but there's silence.
However, if I want to watch a video on youtube or anywhere else online, the sound works. There's got to be a simple solution to this but I can't seem to find it. Any help? I've been putting up with this for a long time and I'd really like to finally get it sorted out.
Oh and before you ask, the media players are not muted.

A:No sound when playing music or video, but internet sound works fine

Originally Posted by withherlipsonly

Each time I try to play a song or video in wmp, itunes, VLC media player, InterVideo, etc. I get absolutely no sound. Videos play, I can see the images perfectly fine, but there's silence.
However, if I want to watch a video on youtube or anywhere else online, the sound works. There's got to be a simple solution to this but I can't seem to find it. Any help? I've been putting up with this for a long time and I'd really like to finally get it sorted out.
Oh and before you ask, the media players are not muted.

Try vista codec pack:
Shark007's Codecs Homepage

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Been having major issues playing GTA IV.

First, the sound kept getting cut during gaming. When I exited the game, there was no sound in Windows either. I had to reboot to get sound but after a couple of minutes, the sound cut off again and I wasn't even gaming then. Video playback became really laggy (YouTube played videos as if in slow motion) and there was no sound.

I had to reboot the PC several times. Unisntalled sound card (through Device Manager) and then reinstalled it as well as the latest drivers. Still had same issue when I tried playing GTA IV.

Today, I got consecutive BSODs while playing GTA IV. I've had several issues with GTA IV like missing textures, no sound, freezing (at loading screens), CTD (crash to desktop) etc. Tried reinstalling the game several times from scratch and even tried different hard drive but none of them work(ed).

I'm playing GTA IV heavily modded (Gionight ENB mod with several custom cars/weapons etc.) but my computer is a beast and it should be able to handle it easily.

My specs:

CPU: i7 990X
Mainboard: Asus P6T7 WS Supercomputer
Memory: 12GB Corsair Domintar 1600MHz
Hard Drive: 32GB SLC SSD x2 (RAID-0)
Video: EVGA GTX-580 3GB Tri-SLI
Sound: Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium HD
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 1200W
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

The first BSOD was STOP code 0x124 and that was with stock clocks for the GPU. The second BSOD was STOP code 0x1000007e and that was with GPUs OC'd to 850MHz.
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A:BSODs playing GTA IV - No Sound (Sound Card) & Laggy Video!

I need you to do a stress test on your cpu with prime95 and follow this guide very carefully:

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Administrator\Downloads\Windows7_Vista_jcgriff2\091111-25022-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*F:\SymCache*
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (12 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7601.17640.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`04c53000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`04e98670
Debug session time: Mon Sep 12 00:31:58.025 2011 (UTC - 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:15.350
Loading Kernel Symbols
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would someone just go to their "control panel -> Performance and Maintenance-> system -> Top Mune click on "Advanced" -> startup and recovery Setting and click on Edit"... copy that and paste it here i want to see the differance between mind and urs... that's all what i need to fix my problem

boot loader]
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS.1 <---- Changing the WINDOWS.1 to Just WINDOWS... if im right PLZ tell me that's all what i need
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Media Center Edition" /fastdetect

A:Windows XP Startup and Reovery System Startup, system failaure.

When i start my computer a menua always pops in a black screen and asks me to pick.......... i want it to go away... i deleted 3 windows that were install in my computer.... but now i get a Windows Default and when my computer goes to that 1 there is nothing there... i want that to stop from popping up

Please select the operating system to start:

Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
Windows Default

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I have a new PC, the ones i used to burn off my old one would play on any DVD player I had. But when i burn using my New PC it will only play on a computer, I tried it on my friends xbox 360 and it played.
So i was thinking my TV-DVD player is the problem, but then it still plays the old things that i've burned.
I use convertxtodvd to burn the mkv files i have on my computer, I use Nero Recode 2 to copy existing DVD's into copy's.
They all work on the xbox and my PC.

It's not that i desperately need my TV-DVD player to play these things, but if i'm building a DVD collection, i want to know it will play on any DVD player that supports copies. Otherwise I end up with half a collection that will will only play on certain devices and not others that are supposed to support copies.


A:TV-DVD has stopped playing New DVD's I burn

Have you changed discs? What brand and type were you/are you using?

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My (ancient) Packard Bell PC (Windows XP home) has suddenly stopped playing DVDs.
Device Manager gives the '!' in a yellow circle for "H + H DVD-ROM DVD-41SD SCSI CdRom Device" x3 and HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4320B.
When I troubleshoot it tells me to uninstall and then Add New Hardware. I've tried this several times but each time I get this message:
"Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)"
I saw an old thread in which someone was able to fix a similar problem by creating a text file to fix the CD Registry. Might this work for me?
Please help...

A:PC just stopped playing DVDs

Is this just a DVD player or do CDs work in that Drive?

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Well, i have 5.1 creativ speakers got about 2 years back. they worked fine with wxp but when i upgraded to wvista and w7 all hell broke loose. at a point in time in vista i got the rear speakers to work. when i upgraded to w7, i also got the rear speakers to work eventually. i now have a new motherboard with shitty drivers and can't get the rear speakers to work. in the tests they work but when i play music, watch movies anything nothing comes out of the front centre or rear speakers. any help guiz?
p.s. the drivers my mobo uses are VIA HD Audio deck. i've tried uninstall all sound drivers and reinstalling but to no aveil
p.s. also at one point in time few days ago everything was working but the next day the rears just stopped...

A:5.1 Speakers rear and mid sound not playing any sound apart from test

did all the speakers sound when test in via hd audio deck or windows 7 audio control panel?

if yes, most likely you will need to enable the 'upmix' feature of VIA. I'm not sure what is it called, but in Realtek it is called Realtek Speaker Fill or Dolby ProLogic IIx. If there isn't any, you may want to try Channel Mixer for foobar2000.

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My computer is a Dell Dimension 8200, I have a cd/rw that came with it, so Today I bought a DVD/RW installed everything, The DVD plays video fine, The problem is, It does not have audio, so I took the dvd out and put in an MP3 Cd and it plays Audio CDs fine...I cant seem to troubleshoot any further than to play with audio level controlls but still doesnt have Audio on DVD movies, So I tried a diffrent DVD and also played it using a diffrent player...Same thing happens.No Audio on the DVDs but Audio is fine playing Music CDs on both CDRW drive and my new DVD/RW drive...I cant seem to find a thread with the same problem...I even tried uninstalling the driver on the DVD/Drive and started over again...same thing no, Audio. Help!

A:Audio CD Plays Sound But when playing DVDs No Sound! Help Please!

what application are you using to play said DVD?

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I've got a HP Pavilion DV6707 DVD was working fine when I upgraded it to win 7 then all of a sudden it quit. Looking for a solution I found someone who mentioned they loaded magic ISO, so I loaded the program and DVD worked fine for about a month or so and now I can't get it working. I've removed Magic ISO and reinstalled and no go. I've tried the microsoft mr fixit and no luck and I've also looked in the registry for upper filter fix and I do not see that listed in the reg any suggestions would be great. As if right now I've removed the Magic software and I don't even see a DVD player in device mgr or under computer.

Thanks in advance!

A:DVD stopped playing fixed it once it's back again

This may help:

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Hi All

I was running MP9 and a few days ago it refused to play avi's recorded by my digital camera. It will play avi's fromother sources, DVD's etc but not my camera avi's. It playe dthem perfectly until a few days ago.

Same with PowerDVD. It will play everything, no problem, except for these few avi's.

I downloaded and ran GSpot over the suspect avi's to see if there was a codec problem but they all rendered OK and GSpot said they should play OK with the existing setup. Finally I uninstalled MP9 and installed MP10 but there is no change.

The error message I get on MP is "Unknown Error" with a code. Not surprisingly M'soft don't provide much assistance. I see from this and other forums that MP suddenly refusing to play avi's isn't at all uncommon. Can someone please offer suggestions on how/why and how I go about fixing this.

Thanks very much.

A:Media Player stopped playing some AVI's

Try uninstalling and reinstalling the camera software. A codec may have been installed by that installation. Anything unusual in the right-click properties of those files?

A general-purpose codec that will play most avi's is the DirectShow ffdshow:

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I was going through unnecessary files on my computer, and I deleted some Apple related files that I thought I didn't need. Quicktime stopped working, so I had to reinstall it. Since I'm using Windows XP the newest version won't work, so I had to download an older version. I'm not sure what version I had before I messed it up, I think it was 7.3.0. So I downloaded that, and now it won't play files smoothly that it had played smoothly before I uninstalled it. My settings are the same as far as I can tell.

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I have to admit my guilty pleasure. I was playing Peggle at Popcap games when it stopped and went to a blue screen. The following message popped up.

***Stop 0x000000D1 (0x03021A7E, 00000002, 0X00000001, 0xBFDA8403)
*** ADDRESSBFDA84613 base at BFD6A000, DATESTAMP 3bd87e9c l tmdmnt.sys
Beginning dump of physical memory

It locked up at that point - nothing happening so I did a soft boot, got back on the internet and went straight to you guys. I had to write all this down so I hope that I got it all right.
Please tell me that there is not something wrong with my computer. HELP

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every single sound was somehow disabled,was after a lol game,it was ok until then,the media player was on the bg paused,then i hit play and it bugged a bit,it was showing the wrong music,like,it was p?aying pryde and joy while showing the metal in the list,then i clicked to play the metal and said it could not play it,i even tought it could be a wrong path or something,but it happened to every single music,then i said,well,the list must be screwed,i was going to create a new one and it had the same issue when i played the music direcly from the directory,now no sound at all can be played,i was using fones and and i'm still using the actually,even though they dont play anything,if you guys can help with anything i'd be glad(yes,i already reboot it)

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The title pretty much says it all - except it seems to only happen when I'm on Instagram. I've upgraded to the latest version of flash. Could it be video card related? I have other display issues with this computer.
Edit: it's not just Instagram, it's also Vine. I don't spend much time on social feeds, so it's challenging to track which sites seem to be most affected by this problem, which only manifested within the last month. I thought it might be a bad flash update, but as noted, I've got the most current version.

A:flash stopped playing in all browsers

Download MiniToolBox and open/run the program.When open, checkmark or select all options then click Go.A notepad will open then copy-paste the report on your next reply. Please post the computer model next time.

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Hi there,
After installing SP2 on Win XP Pro my abbility to play music CD has gone. MP3 and webb radio work. With SP1 everything worked perfectly.

Musicmatch hangs totally when playing CD and Mediaplayer continues to respond but after one or two tracks the sounds disappears. When restarting Windows after such a problem I don't hear the normal Windows shutdown "song" but a short "ick"...

Have re-installed Musicmatch a number of times as well as CD-drive and soundcard drevice drivers.

Any idea?

I got the following hw and OS
Quite old Dell XPS T600r with Intel Pentium III, 600MHz and 384MB RAM
LG CD-ROM CRD-8480C (as D)
Soundcard Turtle Beach Montego II (with standard Aureal 8830 device drivers since soundcard not supported any longer)


A:Playing CD stopped working after XP SP2 upgrade

You didn't open your case at all did yoU?

I know lots of cd-roms come with a cable that connects to the sound card for direct audio, but if you didn't open your case or move it significantly this shouldn't be your problem.

Try going into your device manager and seeing if the cd-rom is still installed correctly. Perhaps SP2 messed it up (if so reinstall the driver)

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My computer randomly stopped being able to play DVDs. It worked about two days ago so i have no idea why it's just stopped

It plays audio CDs and other disks but whenever i put a DVD into the drive it just spits it out again (its one of those drives without a tray.. you just push it in i dunno what thats called)

anyway i REALLY need to get this fixed so does anyone have any ideas?

They'd be appreciated


A:computer stopped playing DVDs

Does it refuse specific DVDs or all of them? Have you had to reset the user zone?

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every single sound was somehow disabled,was after a lol game,it was ok until then,the media player was on the bg paused,then i hit play and it bugged a bit,it was showing the wrong music,like,it was p?aying pryde and joy while showing the metal in the list,then i clicked to play the metal and said it could not play it,i even tought it could be a wrong path or something,but it happened to every single music,then i said,well,the list must be screwed,i was going to create a new one and it had the same issue when i played the music direcly from the directory,now no sound at all can be played,i was using fones and and i'm still using the actually,even though they dont play anything,if you guys can help with anything i'd be glad(yes,i already reboot it)

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I've not long had Vista (Home Premium) and the windows media player that came with it used to play the .ts files that I'd exported from my digibox hard drive. Then - for apparently no reason - Media Player decided that it was no longer going to open the files, not even the ones that it had opened previously. It came up with the cood1199 error, but I don't understand why it's stopped playing them as it used to. It's infuriating. I don't want to have to download another program to play them when Media Player should - as it *did* - play them. Is there anything that I can do to get it to play what it used to play?

A:Media Player has stopped playing .ts files

Originally Posted by nick0116

I've not long had Vista (Home Premium) and the windows media player that came with it used to play the .ts files that I'd exported from my digibox hard drive. Then - for apparently no reason - Media Player decided that it was no longer going to open the files, not even the ones that it had opened previously. It came up with the cood1199 error, but I don't understand why it's stopped playing them as it used to. It's infuriating. I don't want to have to download another program to play them when Media Player should - as it *did* - play them. Is there anything that I can do to get it to play what it used to play?

Have you tried a system restore back to when you know this worked or is this to far in the past? Have you tried to play the files with something like Realplayer. I know that you want to use WMP long term but this would confirm that it is a WMP issue.

Also found this link if it helps.


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Every time I try to play music in Windows Media Player no sound comes out of my speakers. I'm not sure if its just Media Player, but I'm fairly sure it's not just Media Player.

When this first started, simply turning the volume up a notch made sound come out. But the sound would stop after a minute or so. Also, it has been making my computer freeze up frequently. I've tried playing music on websites like and my computer locks up.

This just started happening today. I looked for hardware conflicts and found none. The speakers work fine. I believe it must be some sort of Malware.

Here's my Log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:48:49 PM, on 7/25/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet ... Read more

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I switched OS to Ubuntu for about a week, LoL didn't run well in Ubuntu so I reinstalled windows 8. When i open playback devices all I have is NVIDIA HDMI Output (port 0) and (port 1), both of which show unplugged and disabled. I have disabled and disconnected devices set to show, but those are all that show. I have reinstalled drivers, reinstalled windows, downloaded Realtek, enabled onboard audio in BIOS, but nothing has fixed the problem so far. When I boot into Ubuntu via USB, the audio works fine.

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Suddenly I can no longer watch movies. Games play, cds play, audio fine. But I put in a movie and it's like there's no disc here. We've watched movies on it for over a year, so I checked multiple movies that once worked. I've followed the troubleshooting, tried to update driver. The wizard could find no better driver than what is already being used. I DO NOT get an error message. I just don't get anything to show up either under My Computer or in Media Center or Media player. This stumps me. I read somewhere "Security Update for Windows Media Player 6.4 (KB925398)" was a problem but I even went to add/remove programs and couldn't find that particular update, so I couldn't uninstall that. I have a gateway with a tsstcorp dvd +_ rw mlti format double layer drive and Windows XP Media Center Edition.
Thanks for any help.

A:dvd movies stopped playing - games, cds fine

I have an HP a1540n desktop with two R/W CD/DVD drives and two megs of RAM. Recently both drives stopped showing or copying DVDs. When I tiried to copy DVDs I get a message that advrcntr2.dll is not on this system.

I went on the internet and downloaded this .dll and put several copies in various media players and on my Desktop. Still no success. What should I do next and what might be causing this problem?


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It was working and then I hit something in the realtek HD audio manager by accident and it stopped working, I can't figure out how to fix it.

A:Can't hear sound through headphones, but it says sound is playing?

Not knowing what you did, all we can do is guess and try to help you.

Not sure if System Restore (back to an available restore date that is before whatever you did) will help or not, but one option to try.

Uninstalling/reinstalling the RealTek will probably do it. Actually just installing the latest RealTek will first uninstall the existing, have you restart the PC (Important step do not bypass this) and then will do a new install.

Download the latest High Defintion Codec from RealTek. Realtek

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Hello! I have a small issue. Basically, I have a Compaq desktop for about five years now. I've never had a problem with my computer before until my speakers stopped working. My computer has been soundless for two months until today when i finally purchased some speakers. I followed the instructions on how to set it up to a tee. I turned on the subwoofer and find that I still cannot hear anything. I restarted and turn off my computer twice and reconnect the sound system twice and still no sound. I just don't know what to do at this point. I'm hoping I'm missing something small and was hoping you could help me figure it out.

A:Sound Outlet not playing sound though the computer says otherwise

Please run this and paste the result into your next reply :-

In Device Manager are there any 'unknown devices' or items with a ! or ? next to them ?
What's listed under the 'Sound ...' entry ?

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I Play Hd Movie Files With Ac3 [5.1 Sound] And I Have My Pc Connected To My Home Theatre....

And When I Play The Movie My Reciever Says Its Playing Pcm 44.1

And Usually When I Play 5.1 Sound,it Says Dobly Digital

And Yes I Got The Ac3 Codecs And I Can Recieve 5.1 Sound ..

I Ran The Test On My Coaxial Out From The Computer Where It Says "test 5.1 Sound" And When I Do That My Reciever Says "dobly Digital" Like Its Supposed To....but Not When I Play Ac3 Movies...


A:I Try Playing Movies with AC3 sound But I Dont Get Ac3 Sound

Can you set your media player to output to SP/DIIF? It could also be that the video your playing doesn't have the 5.1 sound files included.

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I find that it's rather paradoxical that an iPad has a sound system that is very much louder than that of a personal computer.
What with the latter's CPU being many times the size of the iPad.
Why is this so and is there any way to improve the volume of the PC so that it can match that of the iPad?
I am using Windows 10 64bit.
Thank you.

A:Personal Computer Sound System vs iPad Sound System

You're asking a very vague question. Each PC is completely different, so do you have a desktop or a laptop? Desktops normally have no speakers or a cheap one for system beeps. You can always had any type of external speakers. Laptops have built-in speakers, which can either be nice or awful. Any laptop I've ever used would trounce an iPad in volume and clarity, too. If you are using a tablet or something like a Surface, again the speakers can range from good to bad. The Surface devices have very nice speakers and would also trounce iPads.

We need much more information before we can try to give any kind of answer. Your profile says Desktop, so I am guessing you may be using one without any type of speakers plugged in?

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I am trying to play a DVD movie that I burned about a year ago. It has always worked previouly, but now when I try to open it from Autoplay or from Computer, I get a message telling me that Windows Explorer has stopped working. Can you help me with this one?

As always, thank you and
Best Regards
Powell Lucas

A:Windows Explorer has stopped working when playing movie DVD

Good Evening Folks:

I am having a problem with Windows Explorer and WMP11. I have the original King Kong movie that I downloaded and burned over a year ago. Every so often I drag it out just for the enjoyment of watching it again. This time, however, when I attempt to play it I get a message telling me that WMP11 has stopped working. If I try to open the files on the disk the message tells me that Windows Explorer has stopped working and will have to restart.
When I first started to dig into this problem I was because I was getting a message telling me that the DEP had stopped working. That has been cured by disabling DEP, but now it is Windows Explorer that stops working. There are also a few other glitches that have appeared such as a language bar that appears on the screen whenever the UAC window opens and an internet connection that will not run in protected mode even though that function is enabled. I have scoured the net and have seen a number of people who associate this problem with the installation of Vista SP2? If this is the case I will dump SP2 even if it means reinstalling the O/S.
I'm running a 32 bit Vista Home Premium O/S.
Any comments will be greatly appreciated.
Powell Lucas

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I've had this problem since like 2 years and i havent been able to solve it, yes reinstalled OS more than 15 times, DDU drivers, reinstalled drivers, tried beta drivers, tried old driver, cleaned up the dust inside laptop, windowed, fullscreen game, disabled some services, disabled TDR on registry, delay TDR on registry (it just makes windows freeze for the time i put on the registry, example TdrDelay = 10 sec, windows freezes for 10 when TDR happens in dota), reduce dota 2 graphic settings, ccleaner, advanced systemcare, SFC/SCANNOW , verified files, (There was this time where i was messing with my pc trying to fix this issue where i thought ive fixed it because whenever the TDR happened dota 2 would freeze but it would run again like nothhing happened and i could still play but somehow then it didnt last long)

installed new version of dota 2 called reborn and for some reason it didnt crash for some 2 months and now whenever i play this new one it crashes the whole windows and i need to restart PC

There was a BSOD too where i disabled google chrome hardware acceleration or something like that and when i got to a page like dailymotion my computer froze and i had to restart.

The couple of thing i havent tried is Thermal paste because my laptop is very hard to open GPU wise. but i doubt thats the problem because the BSOD from dota started when i recently bought the Laptop like after 1 - 2 weeks

(Some stuff on the ZIP are in spanish, im from mexico)

A:BSOD playing Dota 2, driver stopped responding, etc .....

Please use the tool again, the zip file doesn't have any dump files.
Also, in your windows partition go to the folder windows. There you can find a folder called minidumps, it is the folder where the dump files are saved. Check if there are any dump files in that folder.

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Hello everyone. I really need your help. I was playing Saints Row 3. And I got crashes occasionally. And I usually got this pop-up:
Display driver stopped responding and has recovered

But this time... While I was playing, I got a BSOD. Check the attachment for more details on it. It's a .dmp file.

I really expect help, and hope someone will help me. Thanks in advance.

PC Specifications:
Windows 7 Professional 64bit
Intel Core i7-2600 CPU 3.40GHz
8GB of RAM
Nvidia GeForce GTX 560
DirectX 11


A:Driver stopped responding while playing Saints Row 3, then BSOD.

P.S. I did try updating my NVIDIA drivers. I was on the newest driver, got crashes, then updated to a BETA driver (newest). Crashes persist.

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So I get TDR and BSOD whenever I play a graphically intensive game. Doesn't have to be much, though. I tried to play Mafia 2 and I got TDR. The same with Dishonored, CS:GO, and a whole mess of other games.
I've already set the PhysX to my graphics card rather than auto, so if you were going to say that, don't.

Note: My GTX 660 is by OC'd by Gigabyte, thought I'd point that out.

A:BSOD/TDR playing Far Cry 3, display driver stopped working.

Erm, this doesn't make sense. You have a Geforce card, so why do I see ATI drivers also loaded? You may wanna do some cleanup of your drivers to ensure you don't have any conflicts. A good way to see loaded drivers is using Autoruns. Don't use it to remove drivers, but to check a list of those intended to load at Windows startup. Also good is to check Programs & Features on control panel and uninstall unnecessary items.

Otherwise, I don't have good data on this. One of the 3 crashdumps present did report that the TDR timeout was caused by insufficient resources to complete a DirectX API call, but I can't ascertain how this happened from just a minidump. Try running Driver Verifier and provide us new crashdumps.

EDIT: I just noticed the ATI crash was from back in Oct, with two other crashdumps from Nov and December. Have you changed your video card recently? I assume you were also getting timeouts from the previous card?

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Hello there guys, I am having a real problem with my Windows Media Player 11 playing .avi files.

My digital camera records videos and they have played on my machine with WMP no problem at all until yesterday. When I click on the file to play it it says "Window Media Player encountered a problem while playing the file. For additional assitance, click Web Help."

I have had had a good around and I can't resolve this problem. The problem seems to have occured since I installed DivX Player, Codec etc.. (the installer package). Since then I have tried uninstalling it to go back to how it was and also tried doing a system restore to the point before but still the same problem.

Don't know what to do but this problem also effect Windows movie maker, it won't player the avi files in there either, please help.

I am running Windows Vista Home Premium

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"System has been stopped due to a serious malfunction. Spyware activity has been detected." This is in red on a black square in the middle of the desktop, which is now Green.

It also brings up windows reference to Data Execution Provention "(DEP) helps prevent damage and other security treats . . ."

Another warning says "Attention! System detected a potential hazard (TrojanSPM/LX) on your computer . . ."

In late December my Google links started to be redirected, now this has happened. I hadn't used the computer in January so I could find some time to look into it.

I tried to run Ad-Aware, but it immediately crashed (never happened before), although I seem to be able to open some applications (like Excel) and Firefox still seems to be working.

Thank you for any assistance and/or direction you may be able to provide.


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I've encountered a mysterious problem that has drastically affected my enjoyment of my computer. Please help if you can.

Starting yesterday, I noticed that most video files (about 90%) stopped playing correctly on my computer. This occurs whether the video is streaming from an internet source or played directly from a file on my hard drive.

The affected files are .avi, mpeg, mpg, wmv, asf

When played the files are slow and choppy and the sound is full of pops and cracks. Video files without sound and audio files seem unaffected.

This occurs when files are played through Windows Media Player (10) or RealPlayer (v.10). Quicktime Player appears to be unaffected. The same file will play fine if it has an extention QT can handle.

The files themselves have not been corrupted. I was able to prove this because I can play the very same files remotely with the same programs (WMP10 and RP10) from a second computer on my Home Network.
Also, files streamed from the internet are affected as well. For example if I try to watch a news video or a moive trailer the sound is significantly degraded when played through WMP or RealPlayer.

So, something has changed with my windows setup that is affecting the way the computer handles these files.

I had a virus issue that I dealt with by running many spyware and virus programs yesterday. I don't think it's related but I can't help but wonder
( See Help! undeletable files under SECURITY for more info. )

To fix the proble... Read more

A:Solved: HELP!Video files stopped playing correctly on WMP and RealPlayer

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I've been trying to chase this issue for quite some time now. Randomly I experience a crash to desktop when playing Battlefield 2. Doesn't seem to have any rhyme or reason, just bam!

The only thing I can spot in the logs is one in system saying: (Happens Everytime)

"The PnkBstrB service entered the stopped state."

There is also one that will show in the app log saying: (Happens once in awhile)

"Faulting application name: bf2.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x4a8d6629
Faulting module name: Memory.dll, version:, time stamp: 0x497ec791
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x00001ddc
Faulting process id: 0x600
Faulting application start time: 0x01cd07d8b8b64218
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Battlefield 2 Complete Collection\bf2.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Battlefield 2 Complete Collection\Memory.dll
Report Id: 23819cc8-73cc-11e1-a8f9-000854b19d94"

I've attached the needed dumps as requested. Hope someone out there can help.

Win7 Pro x64
AMD Athlon 6000
Nvidia 8800 GTS x2
onboard sound
cant remember the board.

A:Crash to Desktop when playing BF2. (PkBstrB service entered stopped.)

I found this section from the following user request.

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I've been having this problem, no windows startup music or sound on youtube or myspace. I've tried a couple of things, but still no sound. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling flash player, but that didn't help. I tried cleaning the registry also, but maybe didn't do that correctly, so it didn't help either. From one day to another the sounds stopped playing, and I haven't been able to figure out what the problem is. On other forums I found that some pple just added wavemapper to driver 32 in the registry editor (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/microsoft/Windows NT/Current Version/Drivers32), but this wavemapper is in my list, and still there is no sound. Also installed k-lite full pack and still, no sound. And seems like it's just a flash player problem, because i can play videoa with sound with quicktime on websites
I hope someone can help!

From advance..thank you

A:no sound on youtube videos or windows startup sound

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I wanted to change my laptop's startup sound to a custom sound and saw a guide on the web, and so I went by:
Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Sound > 'Sounds' tab
But then I cannot find the 'startup' option in the list of 'program events'. I checked thoroughly but I still could not find it. Can anyone offer a solution to this problem? Answer back as soon as possible, and thank you.

A:Cannot change Windows startup sound to custom sound


Downloads / Software / Startup Sound Enabler for Windows 8

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I ran updates on 4/16 on both this desktop and a laptop. The laptop (Windows 7 Pro) had many more updates but is working fine. The desktop (W7 Home Premium) is having two main issues. I did not set a restore point but I wanted to ask the pros because it has been driving me nuts.

Youtube and Netflix will not play.
At first I thought it was firefox but it is in IE as well. I went through numerous steps in Firefox to try to get it work. I even tried installing the 64 bit version which did not fix it. (Currently it is uninstalled). Both players will load the video, it is buffering but only the first frames shows. If I try to skip ahead normally it locks up. If I go to you tube in IE right now, it will just freeze, possibly because I've uninstalled all flash now. But the issue before was the same, the video loads just not advance the frame. I did not do additional troubleshooting in IE as I haven't used it in years just was testing.

Next some programs will not load even though they execute. This does not coincide exactly with the updates as it started happening on the 19th.

For example, Steam will execute (from start menu) but it will not launch.
Also, my favorite game-- a short cut on the desktop-- will not launch. It will also not launch from the source on C:. It will flash a second of it's launcher and usually a screen immediately loads but it also just sits in the Processes screen. I tried launching as admin and disabling antivirus. It is like I'm being p... Read more

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My system starts up very slow. In fact it takes nearly 5 minutes to get to the regular desktop. My sound is also choppy, from standard system sounds to web based sounds, and also music. Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:31:23 PM, on 10/27/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Quick Launch Buttons\EabServr.exe
C:\Program Files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\Memory Card Utility\iP6600D\PDUiP6600DMon.exe
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A:HJT LOG / Startup Log - Very SLOW startup, and choppy sound.

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Hi all, I was wondering if someone could help me please? My volume is always playing at 100% but the sound coming out of my speakers is probably half of that. The speakers that I'm using is the "High Definition Audio Device". And I have enhanced the "Loudness equaliser" but it's still the same. Thanking you in advance Reena 

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hi, can anybody advise,i get this popup box on startup i click on check on line for solution and close the program, but it still pops up on startup everything seems to be working okey,i am a newbie and dont even know what hp cue is. would appreciate any advise, i have windows vista premium 32-bit thanks.

A:hp cue has stopped working on startup

Originally Posted by patch41

hi, can anybody advise,i get this popup box on startup i click on check on line for solution and close the program, but it still pops up on startup everything seems to be working okey,i am a newbie and dont even know what hp cue is. would appreciate any advise, i have windows vista premium 32-bit thanks.


hpqste08.exe is a process installed alongside HP Imaging devices and provides additional configuration options for these devices
Update the driver/software from

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I've disabled as many startup programs as I could, but some don't show up on the disable list, so I have no idea how to stop them from launching when I log in.

A:Some startup programs can't be stopped

When running msconfig, check the 'services' tab as well as the 'startup' tab.

In the run box type services.msc and press enter. Review every item that says 'started' in the status column. You can find out what they do, and whether you want them, and even how to stop them starting, in the following link

and there are numerous links off that to satisfy any curiosity....

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My laptop hasn't been in use for about a few weeks and all of a sudden, I am getting a Windows Error Recovery on Startup. I am given two options: Launch Startup Repair (recommended) and Start Windows Normally. Nothing happens when I try to restart Windows normally -- I only see a black screen. Upon selecting System Recovery, a teal screen pops up with "System Recovery Options" telling me to select a keyboard layout. Then it tells me to select my OS, but it comes up blank, telling me to load drivers for my hard disks. I stopped right there.

I am a little hesitant about using the System Recovery in fear of losing important files. If this is a possibility, I may try to backup my files using an alternate OS, like Ubuntu. Or are my files already long gone? Is this just a restore for important Windows files or a complete restore of Windows back to factory settings?

I have not installed any new software or devices. Running Windows Vista x64.

A:Windows Startup Error - System Recovery Launch Startup Repair

Definitely try to backup your files before doing anything else.

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i have mcafee enterprizes 8.5i antivirus in my os xp antivirus worksgood.its a licenced version.i have number of programs in my system startup folder,1-explorer,2-mcafee antivirus.its always lated system startup.its took more time.
so i can decited 2 remove the startup programs to start i can remove that 2 programs in startup folder(desktop-startup-delete shortcut mcafee & explore).now my system start quickly.but problem is,my mcafee antivrus not loaded automatically at system taskbar.if i wanna start my antivirus,start-all programs-mcafee-there is no option 2 change antivirus i can pick virusscan console-properties-enable onaccess at system startup.
but its not loaded taskbar,then i can pick repair insllation option in virusscan console-help-repair installation.i think this is the reason 2 change my antivirus setting.still its not loaded automatically at taskbar.if i go to manually,error msg shows on taskbar''antivirus outdated'
i think dat file corrupted or missing.everytime it needs 2 update.if i update my antivirus,still its not dedected any not interesting to uninstall.coz,its a licenced version.plz help me how 2 solve this?

A:Mcafee Enterprizes 8.5i Antivirus Not Startup Autometically At System Startup

Try reinstalling your anti-virus and see if that resolves the problem.

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Ok i just bought new computer less than 2 months ago 1 day i was on paltalk then i tried to listen to a song on a diferent program then my speakers stopped working.i started getting no sound,i tried using diferent speakers and headphones nothing worked i looked at my hardware and it said the device was working properly what is wrong? how do i fix it

A:Sound stopped on xp

Right click one of your mp3's or a sound file then click Properties. Make sure the "Open with" program is the one you want to open music etc. It will then use that program for all your music files.

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I was listening to music on media player when midway through a track the song faded out within the space of a few seconds. The player was still playing, I just lost the sound. Ever since then, I have not been able to get any sound out of the computer, in media player or elsewhere.
Any ideas?

A:Sound Just Stopped

Sounds started working again all by itself!
Bloody computers...

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My computer and TV are linked by both HDMI and audio cables. Everything was working just fine for a long time, until, apparently, a Windows 7 automatic update. Now I get the picture, but no sound. There is no problem getting sound to the computer speakers, the TV works fine by itself, and I have established that there is nothing wrong with any of the TV's inputs. Windows says that everything on the computer end of things is functioning correctly. What could be wrong, and what can I do about it?

A:Sound to TV Has Stopped

Check the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound and finally the Sound Panel/Playback section. With HDMI connected, the HDMI audio should be set as the Default Playback device.

Usually, when an HDMI cable is connected Windows will detect that and automatically make the HDMI as the default playback device.

Not enough information in your "My System Specs" so I can't say what the problem is. Please fill in what your Video card is, at least.

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Hi to all.
I am new to your site and this is my first time asking for help. I have a Fujitsu Siemens Home PC running XP Service Pack 2. I am running a creative SB Xfi sound card,(just for information). The problem is, For no apparent reason all sound has stopped. No audio, No computer sounds nothing. I have not changed any settings, have downloaded / updated any programs. Speakers work fine, Sound card detected, no "x" or yellow. I have gone through all the obvious checks and all appear to be fine. I have had this problem before and i needed to go in to the system file to either change or remove a line, but can't remember what.
If anybody has any ideas I would very much appreciate there help

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about 30 minutes ago my computer just went deaf and mute, meaning i can't hear any kind of sound from the speakers or headphone and i don believe the mic is working as well..

i was actually watching a movie and the sound just stopped.

meanwhile.. malwarebytes caught a file and quarantined it..
Date: 5/6/2014
Type: file
Location: c:\windows\system32\audiodg.exe

Realtek HD audio Manager - No sounds
Control panel > Hardware and sound> Sound > Test - Error! Failed to Play test tone.
WInamp - Nullsoft DirectSound Output v2.64 (d) Error: Bad DirectSound Driver. Please install proper drivers or select another device in configuration.

Please help! ty.

A:Sound stopped

i just found this ... but m not sure what tool was it that fixed the problem to fix mine.

Malwarebytes forums

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hello, i have an IBM laptop and the sound has completely quit. it worked fine the last time i turned it on, but not today. when i go into the control panel to try and adjust the audio and sound it wont let me and says there is no audio device. can anyone help me? here is all my computer info:
Operating System
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600)

System Model
IBM 2681W1E
System Serial Number: FXT0926
Enclosure Type: Notebook

Processor a
1.80 gigahertz Intel Mobile Celeron
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache

Main Circuit Board b
Board: IBM 2681W1E
Serial Number: 1Z8FY3C8EVL
Bus Clock: 400 megahertz
BIOS: IBM 1OET46WW (1.12 ) 11/07/2003

19.98 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
7.27 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

TEAC CD-224E [CD-ROM drive]

HITACHI_DK23EA-20B [Hard drive] (20.00 GB) -- drive 0, s/n PL4406, rev 00K5A0B6, SMART Status: Healthy

Memory Modules c,d
768 Megabytes Installed Memory

Local Drive Volumes
c: (NTFS on drive 0) 14.11 GB 6.52 GB free
d: (FAT32 on drive 0) 5.87 GB 746 MB free

Network Drives
None detected

Users (mouse over user name for details)
local user accounts last logon
Administrator 1/24/2004 1:19:34 AM (admin)
eArmyU Student 3/4/2008 3:41:47 PM (admin)
Guest 5/20/2006 4:52:30 PM
local system accounts
HelpAssistant never
SUPPORT_388945a0 neve... Read more

A:Sound Stopped

Hi monty05.IBM Laptop model "2681W1E" is the Thinkpad R40.Download and install the Audio drivers from here. (read instructions first)

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Ok i just bought new computer less than 2 months ago 1 day i was on paltalk then i tried to listen to a song on a diferent program then my speakers stopped working.i started getting no sound,i tried using diferent speakers and headphones nothing worked i looked at my hardware and it said the device was working properly what is wrong? how do i fix it

A:Sound stopped on xp

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Over the last few days I built a new PC with ASUS A87 Pro MB, no PCIe cards, and Samsung ssd 840 Pro boot drive. Lots of changes on a daily basis. For a while, the FAST STARTUP hybrid boot was working. Then it stopped, and I'm trying to debug it.

When PAST STARTUP is enabled in power options, I get a repeatable Critical Error - Windows did not shut down properly, and the startup time is as long as it would be without FAST STARTUP enabled. There are no BSODS, and no apparent harm from the Critical Shutdown error.

Has anyone seen this kind of thing before?

A:Windows 8.1 Fast Startup stopped working

try this,

open command prompt as administrator

then type:

powercfg -h on

then reboot

then try to see if the error is still there

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When I start up my computer, it loops an error sound over and over again, but with no error on-screen message. I have determined that when I go into services.msc and shut down the Windows Image Acquisition service, that makes the error noise stop - but then of course my scanner stops working.

What should I do to resolve this? Why would the WIA service be involved with a startup continual error sound with no on-screen message? Does the WIA service need to be fixed and is there I was for me to do that?


A:Startup error sounds until WIA services stopped?

WIA is a manager. You need to find out what the culprit is that is causing errors. That means it is the Scanner driver/software is what is causing the problem. WIA started to be used in Windows ME as a way of managing imaging hardware IRQ's.

Information on the service and why it is used as a device manager for imaging hardware.
Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) - Windows 8 Service -

Below is retired information, but gives you the info what WIA is about.

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I have been running this program for years. It's called CHOICEMAIL One. It's used for screening out junk emails.
I have it running on two computers and have moved it from Win.xp to Vista, and now to Win7, where it has been working for about 2 years.
On my Satellite Pro with Win/7 I noticed that it wasn't loading at Startup, so I would manually start it and that was OK, but I can't seem to figure out why it doesn't execute at startup?
I ran MSCONFIG to check if it was activated and it is checked to run.
This is the original version I purchased years ago and never bothered to purchase the newer versions since this one works
very well. It just doesn't load at STARTUP.

A:Solved: Program stopped loading at startup

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This happens on every start up that my computer does, running Windows vista though.
I've searched endlessly to find any trace of what this is on the internet but to no avail.

A:Bugesig.exe has stopped working and has been closed on startup

No idea what that is, but you could prevent it from starting with Windows to avoid seeing the error.

Go to Start -> Run -> type: "msconfig" (no quotes) and hit enter

Go to the startup tab and uncheck the box next to the program, hit apply

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Hello tech guy forums, I've just recently had a problem with my ASUS G50v laptop computer where the fan has been making some nasty grinding noises, and was looking like it might stop working. So I opened up the bottom of the computer and poked at the fan with a vacuum, trying to see if there was some dust I could remove. I made sure to not mess with any of the other parts of the computer, and it did not seem like there was much dust on the fan, so I just closed the computer up again. Looks like I need to replace the fan.

However, when I turned the comp back on, the time on the computer was way off, saying it was 2009 and 4 in the morning instead of 5 in the afternoon and 2010. Also, far more problematic, I now have no sound, despite the system telling me that my sound is working. I tried downloading the latest driver off ASUS' website, and installing it, but it did not fix my new problem of no sound. If anybody knows what might be going on here, I'd be very happy to hear from you.

Edit: I should probably also mention that, when I click on the volume adjuster button at the bottom right of the start bar, if I have a song or something going it definitely recognizes that there SHOULD be sound because the little green bar is bouncing up and down. There just isn't any actually coming out. I have tried using the built in audio from my laptop as well as my brand new headset, neither of which get anything.

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Sound stopped working..tried to do system recovery still the same..Nothing in device manager 'Sound video and game controllers is marked with x.IDk what is the problem help pelase

A:Sound stopped working


Welcome to Seven Forums and Happy New Year
Have you tried reinstalling the drivers for your sound-card? It will help if you could rpovide more details about your hardware including the model, chipset etc?

If i remember correctly, devices marked with an "x" are those that have been disabled - have you tried enabling the device again and letting windows install the driver automatically?

Have a look at this SF tutorial - How to Install a Driver in Device Manager

Keep us posted on your progress and regards

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I turned on my computer this morning, an hour or so after my brother was using it, only to notice the speakers green cable thing was plugged in the front of my computer, in the headphones slot. I thought 'that's strange'. Once logged on, I noticed my brother had left me a message on the PC saying the sound isn't working when plugged in the back, so he plugged it in the front instead.

Anyway, the sound isn't working in either slot. I've tried the speakers with my laptop and their working fine on that, so that rules out the speakers being the problem.

When I plug the speakers in and out of the back slot, the following application pops up on my desktop, with the message 'what device did you plug in?':

I've provided some screenshots extra below of the sound mixer etc., if there any help.

A:Sound Stopped Working

Hi try changing it from optical to digital

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This morning, the sound stopped working, however, the only sound i can get is if i go to the realtek sound manager thing by gigabyte tech. (Audio device:Realtek AC97 i think) and then start the jack sense thing. I get a few 'zap' sounds but if i play music, then the music will play with the 'zaps' but only for a second or 2, then no sound.
After the jack-sense, i get a pop up saying i needa check the front and center/subwoofer speakers, but the speakers are in-built to my monitor, so i don't know what to do...

Sound was working fine yesterday, but failed this morning.


P.S. i tried plugging in several headphones on the front of the comp, but no sound.

A:Suddenly sound stopped, help.

Okay Syzion

This is primarily due to two things:

1. Your Sound-drivers are either not there anymore.

2. Your Sound card is defective.

Check your Sound card Drivers first:

If Windows Go> Start> Control Panel > Sound Settings > I think its the General Tab it should allow you to move the sound up and down. If it "grayed out" then
your sound card drivers are missing. (sorry I am on a MAC right now)

OR-->Start>My Computer> Device Manager> Check under the Sound Card make sure there is NO yellow "?" on the Sound-card realtek..
I would right click on the Sound Card and click "Update Drivers"

Post your reply to see if the Drivers are there...


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My sound was working fine for months. I shut my pc down to go to a lan party... got there... no sound... Booted to XP instead.... Sound works..

When I got home... no sound in Vista....

Driver says installed.
Its not muted.
No errors in event viewer.

I have the following symptoms (besides no sound):

"Test" on Default Format results in: Failed To Play Test Tone
Media Player results in : C00D11D2 (generic cant access file)?
"Test" on speaker conf. results in: Failed To Play Test Tone

I had the Realtek Hi Def 1.75 drivers..
tried reinstalling them...not fixed.
tried installing 1.74...not fixed.

tried new chipset drivers...not fixed
tried new video drivers...not fixed

Seems common on the web... yet not resolved yet?

KB930883 seems slightly relevant, except I do not have duplicate entried on the default format option.

My PC is as follows:

Intel E6600
4GB DDR2 800
1.14TB HDD Space
Vista Home Premium x64
Foxconn 8800GTX
Mainboard EVGA i680 SLI

Any ideas?

I am getting quite annoyed with the 64bit version of Vista.
Since I have installed it, I have had this happen and also at one point all 32bit applications were crashing (IE, Outlook, Everything). I had to do a repair install to fix that.

A:Sound Stopped Working

Quick Update...

Received KB930883 from Microsoft this morning.

It did NOT fix the missing sound.

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I have a Compaq Presario sr1536nx amd3200 512mb 160gb on board sound and video. One day my sound stopped working, perhaps after I downloaded a windows patch, ie or other. I've found the correct sound driver AC97 reinstalled it and the sound has not returned to working order, my speakers work fine, I get static when i unplug and plug them in.Is there any way to fix this problem with out formating the hard drive? I'm running windows xp home

A:Sound has stopped working xp

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I have a quite odd problem. I have an Abit AB9 Pro mobo with a Realtek sound chip on it. Earlier today I rebooted my machine and when it came back up Windows told me I didn't have a sound card installed.

I went into device manager and I saw that under "Sound, video and game controllers" that there were 5 NVIDIA Sound devices listed with the exclamation point icon.

I then deleted all of them and had device manager re-scan for hardware changes. It then failed to properly install the drivers. I then rebooted and disabled the audio on the mobo , deleted the devices from device manager, rebooted enabled the audio & let it reinstall. Still nothing working, but now it does show "High definition audio device" instead of the NVIDIA device.

Any ideas on how I can go about fixing this? Thanks for all input!

A:Sound stopped working

Quote: Originally Posted by SailingNut


I have a quite odd problem. I have an Abit AB9 Pro mobo with a Realtek sound chip on it. Earlier today I rebooted my machine and when it came back up Windows told me I didn't have a sound card installed.

I went into device manager and I saw that under "Sound, video and game controllers" that there were 5 NVIDIA Sound devices listed with the exclamation point icon.

I then deleted all of them and had device manager re-scan for hardware changes. It then failed to properly install the drivers. I then rebooted and disabled the audio on the mobo , deleted the devices from device manager, rebooted enabled the audio & let it reinstall. Still nothing working, but now it does show "High definition audio device" instead of the NVIDIA device.

Any ideas on how I can go about fixing this? Thanks for all input!

Go nvidia downloads website search for the nvidia audio driver there.

or check this out see if this is what your looking for;

NVIDIA High Definition Audio - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET

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Hi everyone I am new here.
Anyway I got a new PC last week and everything is running well..... But yesterday my sound stopped working, so I went out and bought new speakers and still no go.
When I plugged them in it is making a crackling sound, any ideas??
I am running windows 7.....

A:Help my sound stopped working

Please post your system specs, To include Make and model System if Big Box, or same info for the following if custom or home built, Mother Board (including Revision number), Processor (Exact Model Number), Ram, Video Card, Hdd(s), Optical Drive(s), Power Supply Manufacturer Model, Wattage and Amperage on the +12V Rails, OS, and any other peripherals installed on the motherboard.

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My sound has stopped working, I suspect the integrated sound card has died. Any ideas on how to check?

733mhz PIII Running Win 2000.
I don't get ANY sounds. No windows start up, no MP3 No sound from a CD.

A:sound stopped working

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I was trying out a new computer... so unplugged my old one.. afterwards I plugged everything back in my old one and now sound does not work... checked all the obvious.. "sound in control panel" and the "volume control" to make sure nothing was muted...

New sound card so do not think that is problem - device manager shows all drivers and hardware working great.. but NO SOUND..
silly problem but it's driving me nuts... HELP!!!

A:sound stopped working...

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I recently lost audio playback on my pc. It runs Windows XP and uses Creative SB Audigy Sound Device. It worked just fine until recently. I booted the pc up for the day and discovered no sound. Under "Device Manager" the device is listed as working properly with up-to-date driver. It is the only audio device that can be "un-installed" or "enabled/disabled" other than some "UniModem half duplex audio device" that is disabled. Under "sounds and audio device properties", "Audio Tab" the default playback device is listed as "modem line #3 playback". I tried to change the audio playback to the "Creative SB Audigy", but their is no other option than the "Modem #3 Line Playback". In the same, "Sounds and Audio Device Properties", under the "Volume" tab, it says "No Audio Device". That is all I know and have no clue what the problem is or how to correct it. I have searched the Internet and found nothing but similar, yet different stories on this site. Can anyone please advise?

A:Sound Stopped Working

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I reset my laptop to try to improve performance.  However, I now have No Sound.  Please help!

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Hi there,

There is something strange going on on my Laptop (acer aspire 5741g). Just now when I turned my computer on the sound stopped working. I tried to reinstall all my drivers, but to no extent. Also when I start my computer, and error is given that ePowerTray had stopped working. Also the computer tells me that I'm not connected to the internet, but I am. My laptop also gives me 2 messages that I should turn on windows defender and download an anti-virus program (which I have).

I'm not sure if this is a virus problem or software, though, I highly doubt it's a software problem.

Thanks in advance,


A:Sound stopped working

Forgot this.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 22:47:04, on 19-9-2010
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\EgisTec\MyWinLocker 3\x86\mwlDaemon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\EgisTec Egis Software Update\EgisUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NewTech Infosystems\Acer Backup Manager\BackupManagerTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Launch Manager\LManager.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Launch Manager\LMworker.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = Read more

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Could any one please help, i have a computer with a winfast N15235 Motherboard, it has on board sound, and the sound has stopped working, i think it maybe the drivers that have been deleted or corrupted. I cannot find the installation disc for the Motherboard, and i would like to find out what the problem is.

Could any one tell me how i check if it is the drivers that are the problem, and how i can tell which sound driver i need, or any other advice.

So far I have looked in Device manager, and there is an exclamation mark at the side of Microsoft kernel wave audio mixer.

When i check the Microsoft kernel wave audio mixer properties i get the error message below.

"Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)"

I have tried to find a new driver by clicking the update driver button, it searches the Internet, but then i get the message saying that
"the wizard could not find a better match for my hardware than the software i have already"

When i click the driver "details button" i get the message.
"no driver files are required are have been loaded for this device"

Thanks in advance.

A:Sound stopped working

You can find driver of your motherbord on the site of the manufactur. They are most likely under support. Every manufacture gives online support with drivers. You can find them on there website.

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Last night computer froze and I turned it off. This morning turned on and sound isn't working. Checked all volume controls and son ran driver wizard, but nothing. All connections are tight...please help. Thank you

A:Sound stopped working???

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I hope im posting in the correct area, Anyways.
my problem started a week ago and I have been looking around the net for solutions ever since but to no avail. I move my desktop computer around a lot when i move places because i dont have a laptop. My sound was working fine before I brought my computer home and no damage was caused in transport I know that for sure. But when I hooked up my system again when I got home I had no sound. I checked all the cables and sound levels. nothing was on mute. And I had everything turned up. I have onboard sound and a soundcard my Onboard sound stopped working a while ago so i got this soundcard because we couldnt fix the onboard. this sound card has been working fine for the past 3 or 4 months now and all of a sudden it seems to have stopped. I checked for new versions for my sounds drivers and even updated them but to no avail. I rebooted my computer a few times to test and see if it was a start up error. and it wasn't I'm getting at wits end here. Somebody make my day and tell me its not my soundcard just dying. any help is appreciated thanks!

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I had a long drawn out spyware problem a month ago. All is now well with my computer except the sound doesn't work.

I have a Dell XPS400 with Windows XP, SP3 and I use windows update and all my files are up to date.

My sound device is Sigmatel High Definition Audio CODEC. I have tried to update the driver which caused it not to work. The device rollback didn't work either so I did a system restore back to yesterday. The device now shows it is working but still no sound. (I have tried walking through the windows help to make sure that all my settings are correct)

I then went to Dell and downloaded their version of the driver but that appears to be the same one I have and it still doesn't work.

My spyware problem was truly awful and I even had to change a BIOS setting to get things back. I mention this because I wonder if that is the problem.


A:Sound Stopped working

In Device Manager, are there any yellow question marks or exclamation points?

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