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Windows 8 Audio suddenly stopped working

Q: Windows 8 Audio suddenly stopped working

I have a dual boot Win 7, Win 8 setup. Suddenly the audio has stopped working on Win 8. (Works fine on Win 7) I checked for driver updates, even "installed" an old driver which didn't actually install. The volume control shows its trying to work, puff of green comes and goes at the bottom of the slider.

If you have had this problem and solved it please let me know. Other suggestions welcome however I've tried "cleaning" for other concerns and that made a real mess of the setups for several programs. I suppose I could do a refresh but that's equivalent to a re-install... what a pain.

A: Windows 8 Audio suddenly stopped working

I guess I looked in the wrong place for answers and they moved my posting to this area. Unfortunately it appears others have the same problem with no solution. I did try updating the video driver along with all available Win 8 updates. Still no audio.

I have all my programs running well on the Win 7 partition so I'm thinking of doing a Refresh. If that "refreshes" back to the original installation I assume the many many updates will be required. Any idea how long that will take?

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Hi guys,

I wonder if anyone can help.

My wife was using our PC, playing an online puzzle game, and she muted the sound.
When I came to use the PC myself, I noticed the sound was muted, so I un-muted it, expecting all to be good again, but it wasn't.
No sound at all !
After messing around for quite a while, I tried uninstalling and re-installing the drivers, that hasn't worked.
I've just done a system restore, and that hasn't worked either.
I've run MBAM & Microsoft Security Essentials, and neither has shown any problems.
I'm at a total loss, please help.

Many thanks in advance


A:Audio Stopped Working Suddenly

Don't know if this is relevant,
but in Device manager/Sound, video & game controllers/ legacy audio drivers, properties is blank.

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My audio has stopped working for Windows and Gaim, but Winamp and various games are still fine. I've reinstalled the drivers many times and uninstalled every possible audio device, but I always end up with the same thing.

In Winamp's WaveOut plugin, the first device is messed up.
In DirectSound everything is fine.
In Windows' sound manager, the preview button is greyed out.
I think this means there is something wrong with my wave settings, I just don't know how to fix it. Hope the pics help, let me know if you need more info.

A:Audio has suddenly stopped working.

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Both audio playback through the integrated sound card and recording through a USB microphone stopped working suddenly
I cannot play back or record anything
No application software can find the either the sound or recording channels.
In device manager both recording and playback devices are listed, enabled and working properly.
If I launch an audio track the sound bars levels against the device do not move. The speaker next to the clock is present and does not have a red cross through it.
The first thing I did was do a system restore to a couple of days previously when I know it was all working - still nothing.
I have checked the BIOS to make sure audio is enabled and set to automatic - it is.
Cannot be the integrated sound card - Dell XPS 430 - because the separate USB microphone does not work either.
It is like all audio functions have stopped being accessible to software applications, although Windows 7 Ultimate 64 sees them as present, enabled and working.
So Windows sees the audio devices, Windows applications do not.
Any ideas please?

A:Audio suddenly stopped working

 Do headphones work?  How about bluetooth?  Bluetooth adapters are pretty cheap, I paid $15 for mine, but I'm told you can get them for as little as $5.  I have a problem with my Toshiba laptop speakers that I've circumvented with bluetooth speakers when home, and headphones when I'm not.
Good luck.

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Both audio playback through the integrated sound card, and recording through a USB microphone stopped working suddenly - cannot play back or record anything and no application software can find the audio devices.

In device manager both devices are listed, enabled and working properly. If I launch an audio track the sound bars levels against the device do not move. The speaker next to the clock is present and does not have a red cross through it.

The first thing I did was do a system restore to a couple of days previously when it was all working - still nothing. So this eliminates drivers etc being an issue.

I have checked the BIOS to make sure audio is enabled and set to automatic - it is.

The Windows audio manager service is enabled and set to automatic.

Cannot be the integrated sound interface - Dell XPS 430 - because the USB microphone, which is not connected to the sound interface, does not work either.

It is like all audio functions have stopped being accessible to software applications, although Windows 7 Ultimate 64 sees them as present, fully enabled and working.

Any ideas please?


A:All audio devices suddenly stopped working

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my ac'97 audio installed fine with windows 7, from the start...didnt need any drivers after the install...then all of a sudden i booted and its non functional, i tried updating driver(through device manager), it did... that didnt fix it, then i used the vista driver for it....that didtn fix it...?

A:ac97 audio suddenly stopped working


The first step here is to go ahead and check the service Windows Audio.

Do you know how to do this?

Windows Audio should be set to
Startup type: Automatic
Make sure it is Started!

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I do not know what happened. It just suddenly stopped working one day and now the sound icon in the toolbar has a red "X" on it. When I click on it it runs a trouble shoot which eventually comes up with "ATI High Definition Audio Device has a driver problem." I have tried to go to Realtek and download the "ATI HDMI Audio Device" and run that but it hasn't worked. I also tried to do the driver only download from the website for Windows 7 but that didn't seem to work either. I eventually received a message that stated "Install Realtek HD Audio Diver Failure !! [Error Code : 0x000000FF]." I looked in Windows Update to see if maybe there was a new update for a driver to fix it but it didn't have anything.
I come to you all because it's what I did last time I had an issue and you all were very good to me. You all are a lot more computer savy than I am so you all are able to think of things to solve issues that I never even think about. I really need you alls help. Also, I have heard that this type of information may be important in trying to solve this to by motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3.
Again, please, any help will be much appreciated. I have tried a lot of things but nothing has worked.
Thanks in advance

A:Audio suddenly stopped working, "error code 0x000000ff"?

my guess would be sound card went bad. replace that bad boy!

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A few days ago the sound on my computer stopped working. I just woke up one day and went to play a song in itunes and it wouldn't play. I clicked on volume and checked it. Then clicked on playback devices and it said no jack information. No audio controller installed or something. I went to device manager and tried to reinstall or update drivers. The drivers were moved to unknown with a yellow exclamation point. I tried this to no avail. I tried in safe mode. I tried redownloading drivers from motherboard website ASUS. It keeps telling me Access is Denied (Code 28). A couple of times after restarting it said I needed to Reinstall driver, but when i tried it said the latest driver was already installed. Then it went back to Access denied. I don't have any idea what happened. Can someone please help me.

A:Audio Controller and Driver suddenly stopped working and won't install

Do you have a Restore Point dated to before the problem happened?

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A few days ago my itunes was working perfectly fine. Then for some reason it stopped starting up.

When I click on the icon my computer shows the hourglass for 2 seconds, as if was going to start working, but then the hourglass disappears and Itunes doesn't open.

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling. I have also tried a system restore, thinking that maybe I deleted some program critical to Itunes opening on accident. Neither of these have worked.

Does anybody know how to fix this?
Anything I should try?

I have windows XP

Thank you for any help

A:Itunes suddenly stopped working on Windows XP

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A few days ago my itunes was working perfectly fine. Then for some reason it stopped starting up.

When I click on the icon my computer shows the hourglass for 2 seconds, as if was going to start working, but then the hourglass disappears and Itunes doesn't open.

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling. I have also tried a system restore, thinking that maybe I deleted some program critical to Itunes opening on accident. Neither of these have worked.

Does anybody know how to fix this?
Anything I should try?

I have windows XP

Thank you for any help

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the windows icon on the bottom taskbar has stopped do i fix this ?

A:windows icon suddenly stopped working

Which Windows icon are you referring to?
The Start button in the lower left?
Have you scanned for malware?
What have you done to the system recently?

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Hello windows gurus.
I believe this is a setting problem, but can't figure it out.
Dell Studio 1749 laptop running win7 pro 64

I was browsing the internet with IE10, had a bunch of other stuff open (xcel, quickbooks, other software).

All of a sudden, I must of hit some kind of key combo, because the scroll wheel on the mouse started zooming in and out the active windows instead of scrolling them up and down. Also IE10 looked different, the tabs on top "dissapeared" until I hovered the mouse up top, and then they popped back down. Kind of like the Dell Dock.

Then when I typed in a key different windows would open. I believe "i" opened IE favorites, and some other keys did different things.

The keyboard did not work in the sense that I could not type in url's into IE, or information into exel cells, notepad, etc.

I clicked around in control pannel thinking somehoe I activated some global stickey keys, but couldn't find anything.

Num lock and caps lock still activate, and if I reboot, I can login into windows with my password, so I know the keyboard is still connected and working.

Device manager says the device is working properly.

Please help?????
Thansk in advance. I know this is something stupid.

A:Keyboard suddenly stopped working once Windows 7 launches

Welcome to the forum,

Also IE10 looked different, the tabs on top "disappeared" until I hovered the mouse up top, and then they popped back down. Kind of like the Dell Dock.

Sounds like you hit the F11 button, try hitting again.

You may have an F lock key on the top row somewhere too.

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I'm dual booting Windows 10 on one SSD and Windows 7 on the other SSD; motherboard is the ASUS Sabertooth Z170. Secure Boot suddenly stopped working for Windows 7 but not for Windows 10.

Today, on the Windows 7 install, a few updates came through on Windows Update: KB3138901, KB3139923, KB3137061, KB3133977, none of which seem to have anything particularly to do with Secure Boot. After installing them, I rebooted, and it booted up fine.

I then updated Steelseries Engine (for my Steelseries Rival mouse) from 3.6.6 to 3.6.7, then rebooted, and the red alert window came up talking about a Secure Boot violation, unauthorized changes, etc.

Booting up in Safe Mode was not possible, and the Secure Boot setting in the BIOS was greyed out and not changeable in a straightforward manner. I eventually learned how to disable Secure Boot on current motherboards by backing up then deleting the PK Secure Boot Key.

Now that I could boot into Windows 7 again, I uninstalled Steelseries Engine 3.6.7 and installed 3.6.6, then turned Secure Boot back on by restoring the PK key that I had backed up, but Secure Boot still didn't work. I then uninstalled the four KBs and Secure Boot still doesn't work.

I guess I just won't use Secure Boot again until I'm ready to re-install Win7 on that SSD, which I won't do until after the only reason I'm using it now (to run Skyrim, because DirectX9 has a 4GB limit for VRAM usage in Windows 8 and later).

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A:Secure Boot suddenly stopped working with Windows 7

I'm not sure of your reasoning regarding skyrim, 32-bit DX9 apps/games are limited to 4GBs of VRAM regardless of OS afaik. Also there is a memory mod, that will allow skyrim to use more than that with a modified DX9 .dll, might want to look for that. As far as SecureBoot itself, can't offer much but I would run a malware/rootkit scan just in case. Edit: I'm also pretty sure SecureBoot is Win 8+ only, but if it does work with Win 7 somehow, maybe you just need to re-install the key because maybe one of the updates changed the boot code or whatever it checks. Should be an option like 'install default key' or something in the bios. (I'm assuming Windows loads a new key into the bios when necessary, to be honest I'm not intimately familiar with SecureBoot so this could be completely wrong.)

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I ask that you please be patient with me, as I am not very knowledgeable where computers are concerned.
So my wireless internet connection has been working completely fine on my Windows 8 laptop up until a couple of days ago. The wireless internet is working for all devices in my home except for the laptop. I am currently typing this on my mobile phone. When I try to diagnose the connection, I get an error message that says, "'Wi-Fi' doesn't have a valid ip configuration". I went into the Administrator Command Prompt and attempted an ipconfig /renew as I have heard this solves the problem, but I receive a message that says, "No operation can be performed on Local Area Connection* 11 while it has its media disconnected."

I have reset the computer, but to no avail. The internet connection icon on my taskbar shows me that I have a strong internet connection, but when I mouse over it, it says, "Unidentified Network. No internet access." I have also tried resetting the router. Any help would be much appreciated.

A:Wireless Internet Connection Suddenly Stopped Working on Windows 8

The Local Area Connection would not interfere with the wireless as that's the Ethernet port. That message is normal.

Go into the Network and Sharing Center, then on the left side in the blue section choose change adapter settings.

Right click on the wireless network icon and choose properties.

Highlight Internet Protocol Version 4 and click properties. Make sure both sections are selected for Automatically Obtain IP/DNS address. If you had to change them, click OK then Close. Go back to command prompt and type ipconfig/all and post teh results here.

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I restarted my computer today and came back and saw that my headphones wont work anymore. It worked fine 5 minutes ago. But the weird thing is that my monitor speakers work perfectly. I've gone and checked my cables from my computer and they were fine. I unplugged and replugged then nothing changed. Images: / . Please tell me if you need any more additional info

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The subject machine is an HP laptop running Windows 7 and has recurring problems with the following functions/.exe files:
HP Support Assistant
Scripted Diagnostics Native Host
All errors seem to occur at random times and give the various message functions (see above) "has stopped working".
I have attempted to resolve by running virus scans, and anti-malware programs but to no avail.
Please advise,

A:Multiple Windows 7 functions have suddenly stopped working,MOVED from AII

Hi, you were probably passed as this may not be a malware problem.

Lets see if you have a corrupt file.

Please run SFC (System File Checker)
Please run System File Checker sfc /scannow... For more information on this tool see [url=""]How To Use Sfc.exe To Repair System Files
NOTE for Vista/WIN 7 users..The command needs to be run from an [url=""]Elevated Command Prompt.Click Start, type cmd into the Start/Search box,
right-click cmd.exe in the list above and select 'Run as Administrator'
You will need your operating system CD handy.
Open Windows Task pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC
Then click File.. then New Task(Run)
In the box that opens type sfc /scannow ......There is a space between c and /
Click OK
Let it run and insert the CD when asked.

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So suddenly when the my laptop sleeps or turns the screen off,

the audio device gets taken over by some hidden application

or the optional update was just faulty.

I've been experiencing this for two days now. Check the picture for more information

And yes, I have tried every possible solution I can think of

- re-installing the drivers
- disabling then enabling the audio device (which somehow solves it. i wanna know why)
- restarting the laptop (yah solves the problem.)
- etc

except for buying a new laptop.

So maybe anyone can help me with my little situation here?

it's a hassle to restart the laptop/ disable-enable the audio device when someone needs to use it

A:Windows 8 audio suddenly not working.

Well, one obvious choice is to find that device that's hogging audio. Skype ?, maybe some other comm program, music player ? etc.
If you disable some startup items, you could find what's doing that.

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my computer has been saying that it has been low on ram for a while, but i would ignore it as i have just finished download call of duty modern warfare 2 (a large game) and have been wanting to play it. Suddenly, my sound ceased to work and windows media player wont play files, instead putting a red x next to them as if they cant find them. When my headphones are plugged in the jack it wont work, but when i take the sound jack out my computers speakers (which are coming from the monitor) make very strange noises. I have a windows vista 32 bit and i would appreciate some help. Thank you.

A:[SOLVED] Sound suddenly stopped working and windows media player wont recognise files

Windows requires considerable memory to run media player.
If it is out of memory it wont even start.

Try to disable some things and see if it will work.

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Every other time I play a video or a song, I get this popup window..

The only way to fix it is by right clicking on the little speaker by the clock, clicking sounds, then it asks if I want to turn the audio back on.

It's so irritating, how do I fix this?

A:Windows Audio Has Stopped Working :(

This is caused by stapo64.dll, which - from name - is a driver by IDT Audio. If you are not sure about this device and/or its driver, whether or not it's actually a component of your PC, then you'll wanna check the driver using The file's located in Windows/System32 directory. If the file turns up clean, then find an update for it at your audio device manufacturer or your PC vendor's website.

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I have a notebook HP Pavilion DV5-1159SE and now I'm getting a "Windows Audio Stopped Working" message. Here's the problem:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: svchost.exe_AudioSrv
Application Version: 6.0.6001.18000
Application Timestamp: 47919291
Fault Module Name: stapo64.dll
Fault Module Version: 1.0.6225.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 4a664604
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 000000000012e3cc
OS Version: 6.0.6002.
Locale ID: 1046
Additional Information 1: 0a71
Additional Information 2: 2b9e64833ded1b8566df2c12e9bbc072
Additional Information 3: 9c1e
Additional Information 4: 07250e8aa3e8a202ef2ff229b5ce3c93

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I'm also getting the same message but now about the "DHCP Stopped Working". I'll post the issue as soon as I get the message again.

Please somebody help me! I already tried to install codecs from various codeck packs (K-Lite, Vista, etc) but none of them worked. And I only install system updates from Microsoft Update program which is automatic on my notebook. Btw my OS is a Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit SP2 ok? Thanks in advance!

A:Windows Audio Stopped Working

Restart the service, and you may have to reinstall your audio drivers if any.

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Hi the audio was working just fine a minute back but now the audio on both the loudspeaker and the mic is not working.I have checked all the sound setting and the volume is full everywhere and not on mute.Please help

A:Audio suddenly stopped


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i turned my pc on and tried to watch a YouTube video when i realised there was no sound playing. i tried to play a video file saved on my pc, still no sound. tried an mp3 and still no sound. everything was working fine 24 hours earlier. the green bar on the sound icon in the tray moves when i play something, but i just cant output anything.

motherboard: ASROCK N68C-S UCC
audio driver: VIA High Definition Audio
latest Windows 7 updates installed.

I've spent 10hrs reading all over the internet and have done the usual troubleshooting:system restore
driver updating (from disk as well as site)
trying different audio sockets
using different external speakers
enabled/disabled playback devices
system speaker levels are full
enabled Loudness equaliser
used Microsoft Fix it Audio Playback which found no issues
run the audio troubleshooter from Control Panel, no issues found
i even reformatted and reinstalled windows hoping that would sort it out, yet that was pointless as i still have no audio.

can someone please help me find a fix for this.
if a system format did not fix the problem, im only left thinking that the on-board sound has died completely and i need a new sound card?

A:Sound suddenly not working but audio bars still moving. windows 7

Hi teamkilo, welcome to Seven Forums.

Have you tried this :-

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so about a month after I bought my computer,all of a sudden there was no audio comming from my headphones or speakers. i do have to say that windows 8 was a bit new for me because i was using windows xp the only way i can get audio now, is by plugging in a usb with bluetooth connection. even HDMI won't work. i'm getting no errors when running errorchecker.

perhaps usefull info:
-pc Model No: HP ENVY h8 PC series
-running windows 8.1
-i have extra beats audio (for audio settings).

A:audio randomly stopped working in windows 8.1

Hey mate, what worked for me once was just resetting the audio in Sound>Properties>Restore Defaults

See the image below:

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I bought a Gateway E56R41u to replace my Acer netbook. I'm really happy with this machine. However, I downloaded the free upgrade to Windows 8.1 and my audio quit working. I've downloaded all the drivers that I could find and nothing works. Is there a driver for another machine that will work with my Gateway?

A:Realtek HD Audio stopped working after I upgraded Windows

There is a generic driver available from RealTek, but if you have reinstalled the correct driver from Gateway, I doubt that the direct from RealTek will help.

Are there any other problems that you are aware of, after the 8.1 update? I don't recall this being a problem with audio.

Go to the Device Manager and display what is listed in the Sounds Video and Game Controllers section. Post back on what is listed there, including any error codes. Better yet, post a screen shot of that section.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums

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Hi, I have a Lenovo Ultrabook with Windows 8, and a little while back the sound just stopped working. It's not the speakers - it still makes sounds when being switched on/off etc, it's just when trying to play music/videos/games that it doesn't work. I've read somewhere that one of the endless updates this thing subjects you to had a glitch that caused similar issues for other people, but I haven't been able to fix it. Any of you amazing people got any advice? Thanks in advance!

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So one day I was using a laptop wirelessly when the internet just suddenly turned off. I checked my modem and it was working fine but when I checked my router, the lights were on but not blinking. it was just a steady light. when I checked for a wireless network the name of the network I usually use didnt show up.

I tried unplugging everything and plugging everything back in again and I tried pressing the reset button on the back of the router. Can anyone help?

Thanks so much

P.S. my router is a linksys WRT300N Wireless-N Broadband router

A:Wireless router suddenly stopped working (Lights still working though)

what devices do you have connected the router anything else wireless
make and model of the pc

does the PC work if you connect to the router by a cable ?
if not
try connecting directly to the modem and see if that works OK

we need to see some details, which will mean you need to copy to a working PC
{run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector} Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Direct link to the program is here
Then run and install the program
if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

Run the program

post a screen shot of the program running - if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information, and also post which network "Adapter Name" (1st column) is yours on the list

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.
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Does any one what this means.....Its happens all the time???

as you can see it happens alot

A:windows audio device graph isolation has stopped working

If you do a google search for that item you will get a lot of info however most suggest the audio driver is the problem. Look for an updated driver and if none is available reinstall the one you have and see if it helps.

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I have a Dell Optiplex 780 desktop running Windows 10 successfully until this morning when the on-board audio has stopped working. Note that I am talking about the built in speaker not plug in ones. I can still get sound if I plug in headphones but I prefer not to use them and I want to know what's up.

I figure that there might have been a windows update that may have changed things but I'm no expert.

Thanks in advance

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Some of you know that i had to format my computer because of the directx problems, everything is back to normal but now when i am playing nfs world i keep getting constant freezes (3-5seconds) the game doesn't stop working but the audio stops working. Anyone can help me with this please?

A:windows audio device graph isolation stopped working

As this apparently is only a problem in the game, you may want to repost on the graming section for help.

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I've tried to google this (windows audio device graph isolation has stopped working) but all that keeps coming up is vista forums.... I was looking over my system reliability index and this is here every other day....

Any Help would be great thanx

A:windows audio device graph isolation has stopped working

I Guess no one knows...umh.....ok then

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Okay, this is the weirdest problem I've ever hard with computers. Here's what happened:

1. I had a few years old Pentium D 2,8GHz processor running on Asus P5VDC-X mobo. PQI 566MHz DDR2 and GF 7600GS 256mb PCI-E, 350W power.
2. I updated the mobo to Asus P5L-MX to support faster PCI-E cards. Everything worked fine, despite the processor ran too hot (58C on high use)
3. Because of the overheating I replaced the thermal paste but it had no effect on the temperature.
4. I thought I used too much paste so I replaced the paste again.
5. Bang, no video when I turn on the computer. I tried taking off everything part by part but nothing worked. It didn't work even when I only had processor and used the integrated graphics port. Tried resetting the bios too.
6. Nothing worked so I put back the old P5VDC-X and it worked like charm.
7. I thought it was logical that the problem was caused because of the mobo so I bought a new one, Asrock G31M-S.
8. No video... Did the same steps to this one too. It also had integrated gfx but it didn't work either.
9. The old P5VDC-X still works.

So I have no idea what's causing the problem. Is it the CPU? Mobo? PSU? RAM? I have no speaker on my case so I can't hear any beeps, but it won't start loading the OS from the hardrive and my USB mouse won't turn on. Tried using a differen't monitor too.

The main point is why it stopped working suddenly on new mobo's but still works with the old P5VDC-X? A... Read more

A:New mobos suddenly stopped working, old mobo working

Two new motherboards tells us you made the same simple install error in both of them.
Tell us more about power supply, memory, cable.
Did you make sure the memory was correct for both new boards, and what is the memory on the old board. Would also like to know the power supply and other hard ware.
What happens with the most basic, simple install. Does everything light up?

If you used the same hard drive with the same Windows install on the two motherboards, that is the problem. Windows has detected that you have changed the motherboard and will not operate unless you reinstall Windows on the drive on each new motherboard... One install for each motherboard.
My guess is that you will be fine if you change hard drives or do reinstalls or repair installs of the Windows on the new motherboard.

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I've been having this problem with my Windows Vista Ultimate x64 when waking from sleep mode. I always get a "Windows Audio stopped working" message followed by saying the "Host Process Stopped working". Here is the error details:

Windows Audio

Stopped working

27/02/2009 5:54 AM

Not Reported

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: svchost.exe_AudioSrv
Application Version: 6.0.6001.18000
Application Timestamp: 47919291
Fault Module Name: SFDAPO64.dll
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 46b27b19
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 0000000000006678
OS Version: 6.0.6001.
Locale ID: 4105
Additional Information 1: 4513
Additional Information 2: 1f5e053bca87792f97b43835351b7644
Additional Information 3: 8d3d
Additional Information 4: 3a4e4e972fc8970acc348dd0f3d2f310

Files that help describe the problem

I'm not sure if its related to faulty codecs or drivers. My mobo is an Asus P5K Deluxe with integrated sound. I would appreciate any help...

A:Windows Audio Stopped Working after waking from Sleep (svchost.exe_AudioSrv)

Hi wingy17, Welcome to the forum.

Thanks for the information pasted from "Problem Reports and Solutions".

Just Rename SFDAPO64.dll (Related to Sonic) and verify.

It may be due to "Fast Resume". Try this fix from microsoft.

Refer this Article.

Good Luck

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I've been using the Microsoft Wireless Broadband router (MN-500) to connect to the internet. This afternoon, while I was away, the wireless connection was suddenly lost. The internet is fine, because when i plug my computer directly into the router (via ethernet), i am able to access the internet. However, the router does not seem to broadcast a wireless signal for the LAN.

I've reset the router, both manually and via the software and reconfigured the network. After this process, the Wireless Network sometimes appears momentarily in Windows...but the connection drops before it can connect.

All the lights on the router light up as normal and it indicates that both the wireless LAN and the WAN are working properly. I have no idea why I can't connect to the network wirelessly though...

Any thoughts?


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My ps2 just suddenly stopped working, it wasnt at all gradual and it just makes a lot of clicking/loud/grinding (not very nice!!) sounds! i tried the solution that involved rotating the white clog in my ps2 which just changed the sounds - at one position it doesn't make the sounds but then doesn't seem to be able to read any discs. i marked the original position so i've now returned it to its original state but i would be very grateful for any suggestions on how to solve the problem!! (i've also tried cleaning the laser)
Cheers, Rich

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call sony and descirbe ur problem. chances are they may fix it for free

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hi folks,
my wife tried to install a labtec webcam last night and all of a sudden the mouse, printer and webcam stopped working (all connected to USB ports). i tried checking the device manager and it says USB is working properly. i even restored my computer to friday's date to no avail. all devices were connected to the computer last month before we moved to a new apartment and mouse and printer were ok last night before the installation of the webcam.
thanks a lot for your help.

hp pavilion 510c
windows xp service pack 2

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Good morning everyone, and a Merry Christmas!

I'm going to try to make this as brief as possible, while still including every detail I possibly can.

Today I received a few cool gadgets for Christmas that I wanted to install on my PC. I realized I was short on USB slots, so I tried to install a secondary set of USB slots. I plugged it in wrong twice in a row, due to me misreading my motherboard. After a few restarts, my computer wouldn't boot. I attempted to clear my CMOS, which didn't help. I then turned off my power supply's switch, then turned it back on. After I did this my PC booted, but I was fronted with a boot screen that said the CMOS settings were wrong. I was confused as to what this meant, and my options were F1 to Bios, or F2 to default settings and continue. After booting, my Razer Deathadder quit working. Now, at this point, I'm not sure why exactly I did this, but I reinstalled Windows. I am using Windows XP Pro -32 bit. After reinstalling all my drivers, I realized that NONE of my USB ports were working. My keyboard, mouse, webcam, nothing worked. I updated my Windows, BIOS, drivers, everything is new.

In the screen for Hardware, all my Root USB kits have exclamation points, and it says they aren't functioning properly. I have NO idea what the hell is going on, and if anyone has any ideas or comments, please please share them with me.

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A:USB suddenly stopped working

if you dont have service pack 2 install it then reinstall the usb drivers that come with sp2

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My wife has Win7 on her laptop. Last night IE 32 bit was working fine. Now when she clicks on the IE icon it does nothing. If i go into the start<all programs<IE 64 bit....then IE 64 bit works.

What has happened and what should I do to fix it.

A:IE 32 bit suddenly stopped working

I'm not trying to be rude really that is not my intention this is just a suggestion

STOP USING INTERNET EXPLORER it is the most vulnerable virus prone browser out there I know it's the world standard .... but it's junk .... sorry .... just get Firefox
and you will never have these problems again
(granted you have to set Firefox up the way you want )

Someone will help with the IE issue but that's my two cents, 2? <<<< check that out
here's how, hold alt and type 0162 (alt+0162)


***the shortcut proly lost the path go to program files find IE and create a new shortcut on the desktop you can then drag that to the start menu or whereever******

Cheers Again

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Hey guys,

So I put together a new PC running Windows 10 Pro around 3 months ago and everything was working perfect till 2 days ago when my mic suddenly stopped working. I use a Steelseries Siberia V2 headset and the headphones work fine, but the mic is not picking up any noise at all. I tried plugging in both the back and front ports and my realtek always detects that a mic has been plugged in, but it simply won't work. I thought maybe my mic got busted so I also tried using an A4 Tech headset that I had lying around in the office but it has the same issue, the mic won't work. I looked around online for possible solutions and tried the following with no luck:
Ensured the mic was set as the default device and that its volume settings were maxed out.Tried disabling all sound effects (noise suppression, acoustic echo cancellation etc).Uninstalled all audio drivers and reinstalled the latest realtek drivers on my motherboard's webpage: GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1151 - GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5 (rev. 1.0) Uninstalled all audio drivers and reinstalled the latest realtek drivers on realtek's own webpage: RealtekUninstalled all audio drivers and let Windows auto-install drivers.I even uninstalled all realtek drivers and tried using the standard "high definition audio device drivers."

Basically tried everything in this link: Microphone Not Working in Windows 10? | Win 10 FAQ

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A:Mic suddenly stopped working

Hi, try Settings, search Sound, Find and fix audio recording problems.

Otherwise sounds suspiciously like a hardware issue.. internal connector?

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My IDE CD R/RW has suddenly stopped working. I can eject the tray but when I close it the LED stays on constanly and i can't hear the usual whirring noise when the CD is just starting up.

I've had my computer for around 10 months now and everything has been alright up until now.
I've scanned for viruses, nothing.
No settings have been changed.
So what could it be?

P4 1.9
256Mb RAM
NEC DVD drive

A:cd-rw suddenly stopped working help!!

Can you boot with a Windows bootable disk, choose w/cdrom support........(the cdrom drive letter will move one letter ahead from where you know it to be now) then put a disk in the drive, change to that drive letter, and type

and get a directory of the cdrom?

Also, in device manager, does the drive appear there without any yellow exclamation marks on IDE controllers?

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Hi, one day I started my laptop and the SSD in it (MZ-7PC256D) suddenly stopped working.

What options do I have to get it working, or atleast recover the data in it.

I tried putting it in another laptop or checking in BIOS, it's simply not getting detected.

The SSD gets super hot when I connect it to the laptop and start it.

A:SSD suddenly stopped working.

Not to be harsh, but when you get it working again thru what ever means you might have to do, make an image on a flash drive or what ever you choose and then, if the SSD has failed completely, install a new one and use the image to bring you back to the time of your last backup.

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Hi all,

I run a network at home, 2 computers, both running xp. One connecting directly to cable broadband modem (computer 1) with the two computers linked by a single crossover cable. For the past year or so I have happily shared the internet connection as well as the printer and numerous files but today when I booted them up computer 2 - the one not connected to the modem - simply gave me a "Limited or no connectivity", I'd had the problem before and had in the past easily fixed it by repairing the connection however now it simply hangs on renewing ip address.

I've tried restarting computers, disabling and enabling connections, nothing I do seems to work. Any help is greatly appreciated and any more information I need to provide just ask.

Thanks in advance, Andrew

I just went to check on firewall on host computer, when I tried to open up firewall settings i recieved something along the lines of "Windows firewall and internet connection sharing are not currently running, would you like to start running them?" Ridiculous i could spend 2 hours on something and solve it like that >.<

Out of curiosity, how did my internet connection service just "turn itself off"? seems strange to me,

A:LAN suddenly stopped working

Could be from an error to spyware

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I have a Compaq Presario CQ62-215DX, running Norton Internet Security and firewall through Windows 7. I sucessfully installed new Wireless LAN and Lightscribe system software several days ago, along with the Live Essentials, Realtek and Windows 7 Updates.

Everything was operating correctly yesterday, but when I booted up my computer today my wireless mouse refused to work. After trying a fix involving a USB stick, I realized that none of my USB ports work. The ports light up when I restart, until Windows 7 finishes logging in, and once it begins the drivers refuse to work. Is it because of the recent updates? Because I cleaned up my back-up copies? Any help will be apprecited!

A:USB Ports Have suddenly stopped working...

Have you tried disabling and re-enabling all of your USB controllers and ports in Device Manager?

If you don't know how to do get there...
Start menu > Right click on Computer > Manage > Device Manager

Moreover, to disable USB ports, go to the Universal Serial Bus Controllers button in the Device Manager. Right click each individual one and click disable. For each one. Then after each one is disabled, start from the top and do the same thing but click Enable this time. There are some dependencies in there sometimes that will disable more than one individual device, so be aware of that.

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Hi guys,

The other evening I was downloading and installing iTunes after buying a new iPod, after numerous failed attempts of opening iTunes after downloading it I gave up and uninstalled it and turned my computer off for the evening.

The next evening after work I log on as usual and notice my internet is not working on my PC, I checked my laptop which is picking it up and working wireless, my xbox was working which is connected via Ethernet to my router.

I removed my ethernet cable from my PC and try it in both my Laptop and Xbox and it works fine so the Ethernet cable is not faulty. A green light still shows up on the back of my PC where I plug the Ethernet cable in so im assuming something is working there.

I have tried a system restore to the date before the problem started but I was getting an error saying that there were files that couldn't be found and the system was not restored?

My computer is Windows 7 premium
Network adapters - Realtek PCI GBE Family Controller, Realtek PCIe CBE Family controller, Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface (Yellow explanation mark next to it) .
I am at my wits end here now with trying to fix this, its a top of the range PC and is less than a year old.

I'd like to add I also have a USB to Ethernet adapter and I tried that and that was also not working!!
Things I have tried are,

Uninstall iTunes and everything that comes with it
Reset my router numerous times
Disable and Enable the network adapters

A:Internet has suddenly stopped working

you can try going into the device manager, Control panel>device manager.
Click on Network Adapters and in the drop down right click on the ethernet device, in that drop down box select Uninstall, but keep your drivers and reboot your pc. If that does not work do the same thing again except remove the drivers. reboot, re-install the driver (you'll need the drivers on your pc to install) and see if that does anything

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I was just browsing the net when all of a sudden internet lost connection.
I am using Windows 7 64-bit Home Edition
I tried these solutions, but didn't work:
---reboot pc
---turn off the modem, wait 10 minutes and turn it back on
---ipconfig /release, /renew in admin mode
---built-in Windows troubleshooting
---updated drivers
---use different ethernet cables

I contacted a floormate (I'm in college) yet his wired internet works. I have tried wireless. It worked.
I have been using the connection for months and this is the first time it has happened.

Here is a screen shot of my ipconfig /all

A:Ethernet suddenly stopped working.

I have tried wireless. It worked.Click to expand...

so your wireless works

can you explain the modem - make and model
why have you a modem if this is a college supplied network -
I contacted a floormate (I'm in college) yet his wired internet works.Click to expand...

the ipconfig /all shows various ips

You may want to try an open dns


Google public DNS

Google public DNS

Theres also a link on how to setup those DNS IP address


can you ping the following
Ping Tests
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

Start> Run {search bar in Vista}> CMD to open a DOS window and type:

Type the following command
Post back the results
rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

Type the following command
Post back the results
rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

Type th... Read more

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just few days ago my printer and webcam and iPod connected and worked perfectly fine. Suddenly non of them work anymore!

When i turn on my printer a msg pops up syaing "Unknown Device Not Recognized", same thing happens when i attempt using my webcam and plug in my iPod. But the thing is, my camera works! When i connected my Sony Digital camera to uploaded pictres, it worked! and it still works.

So why is it that my camera's the only device that will conenct to my computer?

Windows XP

A:USB ports suddenly stopped working!!

Tell us the brand and model of computer, whether a desktop or a laptop, and the location of the usb ports... whether front or back, or whether we are talking about a powered external hub, or a multimedia box in the middle of the computer which has a 9 in 1, 15 in 1, or similar memory card reader with USB ports.
Are the USB ports built into the case, or on a pci card slot on the back of the computer.
Generally, USB ports do not fail. There are a few times when they do because any electronics made with chips, thyristors, and printed circuits can fail. But USB ports are among the most rare of failures... except when you are using multiports.
On inexpensive USB connections, they all share one connector... If you have four or five ports on one connector to the motherboard, then those in use will reduce the power that is accessible on lower quality units.

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Over the past 48 hours, I have noticed my screensaver isn't kicking in. I read to uninstall PowerDVD (did that), stop the process ehtray.exe (did that), rebooted. Set my screensaver to kick in after 1 minute. Nothing.
I have my power settings set to "Never" i.e. Turn Off Display = Never, Put The Computer To Sleep = Never

I can preview the screensavers, but they just will not kick in.

A:Screensaver has suddenly stopped working

Does it do that in safe mode? Try a system restore point. Is this a screensaver that you installed or did it come with windows? If you installed it have you tried uninstalling it? Have you tried another screensaver?

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Okay yesterday I was just playing games and stuff like usual and my computer froze up so I held in the power button and then restarted like normal and I got to windows and it said some kind of help file was missing, So I thought it wasen't such a big deal and pressed ok two times, because it popped up twice, and for soem reason none of my programs could connect to the internet... whats wrong? Needing help badly here, please.

Btw the error message says: The WS2_32.DLL is linked to missing export WS2HELP.DLL:WahEnableIFSHandleSupport

Also I'm runnin Win98SE so I can't do a roll back

A:Internet suddenly stopped working, help please =[

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I tried to play Lord of the rings battle for middle earth: rise of the witch king the other day and all of the sudden it didn't work. When i tried to load, the regular about half screen logo came up to do the initial load, but before it went into the game full screen it closed, a window came up and said Battle for Middle has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly and the game automatically closes. I tried to load multiple times, reinstall, restart my computer, i even got a whole new disk/CD key still didn't work. Any ideas why or how to solve it.

A:Game suddenly stopped working

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My USB port suddenly stopped working after inserting another USB device.

My unit has 4 rear USB and 2 front USB port. 2 rear USB port are used for USB mouse and USB keyboard, after inserting another USB speaker in the rear USB port, my mouse and keyboard suddenly stopped working with lights off , after which i transferred my mouse and keyboard in the front USB port and it works fine.

EDIT: i also tried to insert a usb digital camera in the rear port the usb mode will turn on but when i insert my keyboard in the rear port ,the digital camera usb mode will turn off.

any help would be appreciated

A:My USB port suddenly stopped working.

Hi Turbonis!
This article from Microsoft support page may help you understand and fix the issue through a few steps like scanning for hardware changes and resetting the USB controller:
If not, then it could be that the USB ports have just died. For that, you'll need to take your PC to a professional to determine the damage.
Best of luck!

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So a few months ago, I built the computer I'm currently using. Everything ran relatively smoothly up until a day or two ago, when the audio just stopped functioning. I've done just about everything I can think of, with both speakers and headphones. I've followed up on just about every lead i've managed to find online, but I'm still open to suggestions. To walk you through exactly what I was doing leading up to the problem: I was using my computer in my room, audio functioning perfectly. I power it off and unplug everything, and carry it to a room opposite to mine. I plug it in and set up my monitor, mouse and keyboard. Now, here's the unusual part. I plugged a phone line that was connected to my into the port on the back of my computer. I'd never done that before and to be honest I was curious. Nothing happened, and while I messed with some settings for a little bit, it was uneventful. I then powered the computer off, returned it to my room, and set everything back up. Before putting on my headphones, I received a popup notification from Razer Synapse, asking me If I wanted to use my settings from the cloud or my local settings. I selected Cloud. It was at this point that I noticed that my audio had ceased to work. When I plugged in my headphones, I could sometimes get 2-3 seconds of almost clear audio, but then it would cut out again. Since then, I've uninstalled, then re-installed Razer Synapse, but It made no difference and I'm not certain it's even related. I'm in the pro... Read more

A:Sound suddenly stopped working

"I plugged a phone line that was connected to my into the port on the back of my computer".

Where did you plug the phone line into and what was the other end connected to?
Do you have a telephone modem installed?
What Operating System are you running?
Check Device Manager for misconfigurations.
Remove the audio device driver and reboot the system, let Windows reinstall the driver.
Check Services make sure Windows Audio Service is set to Automatic and the service is Started.
Please download and run Speccy:
When Speccy completes click File > Publish Snapshot, click Yes to Proceed with Publish, Copy/Paste into your next post the link to your snapshot. This will save many questions about your system!
Please download MiniToolBox:
Check the last 6 boxes and click Go
Please publish the resulys in your next post.
Best of luck and Please keep BC posted!

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Lately every time I try to connect a known working USB device, like digital camera, thumb drive, web cam, etc. I get a pop up window that says the device is not recognized. I have a printer plugged into a USB port, and it works, although I did have to reinstall the driver for it recently, because it too get the same error.
Is there a driver or drivers I should reload? What should I do to determine if it's really a hardware (port) problem? Devices will work on other computers, just not this Compaq desktop, 1.6Ghz, 2GB RAM, roughly 3 years old, XP SP3

A:USB Ports suddenly stopped working

Try these ideas;

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The sound on my laptop stopped working suddenly . It had been working fine for about 1 year since I upgraded to Windows 10 .  It says "No output device is installed " under playback devices .But the IDT high definition Audio Codec shows up in Device Manager . If I tried to update driver, it fails . I can hear audio if I connect an external sound card , but not just regular headphones or from the laptop's speaker .When i tried Troubleshooting , it failed with the error code 0x80131018I have already tried all steps recommended by HP Support Assitant .Even tried Restting the laptop (all applications were deleted , but files restored) , but still no sound .

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I use my laptop regularly to present via LCD projectors using a VGA cable. After a break of 4 weeks, I cannot get the output to work.  On one projector / cable, the display kept flickering on and off, as if the connection to my laptop was physically wobbly at the location where the VGA cable meets the laptop.  On the next projector / cable, my laptop registered that the cable was stable and connected and offered the display options for dual display.  However the display was not shown on the screen.  Both projectors / cables work well with other laptops. Any ideas?

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We've got two PC's that are connected to the net, mine and my father's. I hadn't done anything to modify either hardware or software configurations, however, my Internet stopped working on my computer. My father's remains working. Putting it directly from the cable box to my PC works, changing the port in the back of the router does not, however my father's will work on any of them. Obviously the only thing left would be the cable connecting my network card to the router, however, I've tried another cord I had laying around (which was working the last I tried it) and it still doesn't work. I've tried ipconfig /release and /renew numerous times on the varying configurations that I've tried. No luck.

Any ideas? I don't really want to go out and buy another network cable if it won't work out for me either.

A:Internet suddenly stopped working

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Wifi icon on system tray, wireless networks tab dissapeared suddenly disapeared and thus I can not connect. I think that happened just after I installed Ubuntu (9.04) on my pc in windows so I can dual boot. Wifi works ok in the ubuntu but in not in xp...

I have tried everything and read hundreds of posts in different forums but stil I couldn't find any solution.

I hope you can help me with this...

Thank you.

A:Wifi suddenly stopped working...

Hi and welcome to TSF!!!

Please check the device manager to see if the wireless device is still installed; make sure you do not have anything with an !, ?, or a red X next to it.

Check to see if your wireless service is running:
Click on START
Click on RUN
Click on OK
Locate the "Wireless Zero Configuration" service
Double click on it
Make sure it is set to START TYPE: Automatic
If the service is not running, please click on START to start the service.


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My USB 3.0 ports have been working fine up until this morning, when I turned on my PC, and my mouse hadn't been moving. So I plugged it into one of the regular USB ports to see what would happen, and it worked there. I tried various other devices and I ended up finding out that none of my devices were working in the USB 3.0 ports. I only have two regular USB ports, and I use more than that many devices, so obviously this is a huge problem. I tried reinstalling my USB 3.0 drivers, the Etron 3.0 USB drivers, but to no avail. Still nothing. It may be worth nothing that when my keyboard or headset are plugged into a USB 3.0 slot, they light up but do no function. Screenshot of system specs attached.

A:USB 3.0 slots suddenly stopped working

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My sound has always worked, except tonight when I opened a game that I've played many times before with sound, there was none. The speaker in my dashboard has a red cross on it. 
In the properties of my Realtek HD Audio it reads: "A driver (service) for this device has been disabled.  An alternate driver may be providing this functionality. (Code 32)" 
I simply have no use for a PC with no sound. Can someone please tell me how to get it back? I've tried updating the driver, uninstalling and reinstalling it, reseting my pc but still no sound. 
Thank you in advance. 


Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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I used to have Homegroup working for all my computers. Now, for some reason, it doesn't work. Well, it says that some computers are joined, (on the individual computers) but when you open the Homegroup, no computers show and it says that there aren't any connected. I can have two laptops and a desktop all together, right next to each other, on the same network and they'll all say that. Yes, they all have the same password.I've tried to leave the Homegroup from all computers and start over again, but it won't allow me to create a new Homegroup. The only option is to "Join" which I did and am in the same place.Old stuff that still works, somewhat....

A:Homegroup suddenly stopped working right

What has changed since the problem started? Windows updates? Antivirus update? Installed something new?

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In my sounds and audio devices properties is show 'no audio device'
My Audio devices are as follows: 
AMD High Definition Audio DeviceRealtek High Definition Audio
In the Device Manger the sounds devices are showing but they have yellow exclamation marks next to them.
Any advice on what I should do ?

A:Sound Suddenly Stopped Working

What exact computer model do you refer not working?

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A couple of days ago, it seemed to be arbitrary while watching a movie I think on netflixs,  the sound just started to shriek. when I moved the mouse to bottom right of screen to adjust the volume, I found it had an x over speaker icon? when I clicked on it to get to volume control, a audio window opened and a message that said detecting problem and fixing problems but nothing was resolved. On the same speaker icon I  Right clicked the sound option ad it states "no audio" for playback and recording options? So I go to the Realtek audio manager folder to reinstall but there is no response?I reinstall Realtek audio manager from realtek and still nothing?So I end up here frustrated.  How can I get my sound back? Thanks in advance IkarlosI

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Hi guys, I know this is my first post so I'm sorry that it is to ask for help.

I own a set of Turtle Beach X11 headphones that I originally bought for use with my 360. However, I discovered I could use them for PC too so I now use them primarily for teamspeak and such. To start with I had no problem setting it up: Just plugged in the USB lead, mic lead into pink jack, audio into green jack and everything worked fine without the need for drivers or any set up.

Everything has worked fine for weeks but all of a sudden my microphone is no longer detected by my PC. The headset speakers work fine, I can hear other people but they cant hear me. The weird thing is I can hear myself speak through the speakers when i speak into the mic, so clearly it isnt a hardware issue but something else has changed by itself.

The only thing I did before the mic stopped working (Aside from use teamspeak like normal) was to install hamachi and to try and use the STEAM voice chat feature, out of curiosity. I first assumed that one of these had maybe interfered so I did a rollback but that didnt help.

I have tried all the basic stuff and am pretty sure my sound card drivers are up to date that I know of but any help would be very much appreciated.

P.S. I have an ASUS motherboard with a built in sound card. Here is a dxdiag just in case it helps:

I bought a cheap plug and play mic that just plugs into the mic jack to check if a new one would work. Unfortunately it doesnt, same... Read more

A:Headset mic suddenly stopped working

System Information
Time of this report: 1/19/2011, 15:53:24
Machine name:
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.100427-1636)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Page File: 752MB used, 5205MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

Display Devices
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 9600 GT
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
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xp on a dell inspiron 6000. I used headphones one night to listen to internet radio and since then the sound doesn't work. Not a lot of computer knowledge. Would appreciate any help. (It's my sister's computer and I was using it and I'm a mac person so.... I have no idea what I did to it!)


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Newer PC with two HP dvd1270 drives, W7pro. Recently I discovered that neither appears to work. If a dvd or CD is inserted in either drive, the drive light comes on for a few seconds and then nothing. The drives do not show up on my COMPUTER page but they do appear in Device Manager. Whatever happened to them, it appears to have happened at the same time. Any thoughts?

A:Both HP DVD drives stopped working suddenly

Sounds like a DVD filter driver problem. See CD/DVD or Disk Problems? How to Fix Problems Caused by Filters

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Hi, I'm sure this is not the most uncommon topic brought up on the sound and audio board but I checked and didn't see anything that sounded helpful - the audio on my laptop suddenly stopped working!

I was watching a youtube video with my headphones, all was going fine, I paused the video and walked away for a moment then came back and the sound no longer worked. I unplugged the headphones and still no. I tried restarting the computer and still no. I checked the device manager and it says my sound devices are working properly. Everything is unmuted.

I do recall this problem happening once of twice in the past and its always been when I had my headphones plugged in so I really think its got something to do with them or the jack. The problem always seemed to fix itself eventually and the sound would come back. I'd like to get this figured out and not have this problem anymore. Does anyone think this could be a hardware issue? My laptop is barely a year old. Its a Toshiba L655 running Windows 7.

Any tips or advice would be most appreciated. Thanks!

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I shut my laptop down for the night and just tried it again this morning, the sound is now back.

I would still appreciate any tips/advice for what may be happening. I'm sure it will happen again. Restarting does not help but apparently shutting down over night does?

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So my router crashed earlier, but after it was restarted every device but my computer was able to reconnect, however my pc decided no, it wasn't going to work, it says that the ethernet connection is an "unidentified network". I've tried reinstalling drivers but I get nowhere nad I just don't get why the internet would just stop working out of nowhere like that?!! It's so frustrating!! Any advice would be greatly appreciated. (running windows 10 of course)

A:Internet suddenly stopped working

Marvey, this worked for me one time.

In the Start Button, the top left of your screen shows the "hamburger." It looks like three lines. Click it and select Settings. From there, select Network and Internet. Make sure that you're actually connected.

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My sound was working earlier today. I was listening to music on youtube, and paused it in order to read something off a different website. When I went to re-play the song, my sound had suddenly stopped working.

I've tried system restore and updating drivers. Everything seems to be working correctly, but no sound will play. There are no errors in regards to the driver, card, or playing sounds.

However, when I go to the sound mixer and there is a sound playing, no green line will appear indicating volume. Same if I click on the mixer and adjust the volume.

Can anybody help me?
(Realtek HD)


A:Sound suddenly stopped working.

Samething happened to me and I too have re-installed drivers. Difference I have is that I get message "C:Windows\system32\dssend.dll" and in Media player notice says "is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using original installation"...which I did but still the same. I also ger the dssend.dll message in some incoming e-mail stating picture is poor quality.....when it is not. All this happenned out of the blue, I had not installed any new programmes or devices. Anyone got any clues to resolve please.

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I have a Sony Vaio running Windows 8.1 Pro.
I was on cs portable with a USB mouse and I pressed a few keys and the mouse stopped to work. It came up with the message that it was not recognized. I tried to uninstall the USB drivers, but had no luck. This problem has been going on for a few days. I tried other solutions but they didn't seem to work. The red LED light was on.

Any help is appreciated very much,

Ahmed Shauq

A:Mouse suddenly stopped working

Can you try another mouse?

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i don't use the lan card to connect to the internet since i have a wireless adapter. i do however use it as a network bridge for connectivity for my xbox 360.

so i was playing xbox live until suddenly i got disconnected. i checked my computer to see that it said the network cable was unplugged. i already tried to uninstall drivers, reboot, tried a different cable etc. i narrowed it down to the nforce network controller. any help would be much obliged

Update: fixed it myself, im guessing it was an irq problem because i went into the bios and just disabled some ports i wasnt using like the parallel port for example, and the problem has cleared up.

A:onboard lan suddenly stopped working.

Thank you shaolinchamp. This might work for me. I am helping out a friend with a similar issue. I would try it before reinstalling his OS.

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My main desktop which has been going through a bit of a patch at the moment now has all USB ports acting very strangely in that plug something in and the insert sound goes off but nothing shows up in Computer and even Kaspersky does not ask if I want to scan it.

The machine has the usual back and front ports and also a card reader (Icy Box with 2x3.0 and 4x2.0 and SD etc slots)

Now I have tried chkdsk /f /r sfc MBAM SAS ADW full Kaspersky scan and tried the sticks and drive sin my other machines and all are good. Have installed all the drivers etc etc but still no go.

Any ideas please before I run a rescue disk and memtest as I seem to be running out of options. Boards about three years old now - Asus P8Z77-V

A:USB ports suddenly stopped working

Try unplugging all the power and let it sit overnight. Then plug in and try again in the morning. I've seen this work on occasion when all the USB ports suddenly don't work. For that matter, if simply unplugging AC doesn't work, might be worth pulling out any CMOS battery too.

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I don't really know where else to post this, so I'm putting it here.

Whenever I try to open Firefox, I get this error message:

"Error launching browser window: no XBL binding for browser"

The odd thing is, the last thing I changed with Firefox is downloading the new update (since it did that all on its own) and removing the CoolIris plugin because I decided I didn't like it. It didn't stop working right away, though. It was fine for a day or two and then it suddenly wouldn't work anymore. What could be causing this?

A:Fiefox suddenly stopped working

That seems like the solution. Let me know if this works!

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Today in the morning i noticed that my cd-rw drive and cd drive stopped working suddenly. They have been working for years and both do not read discs anymore. The trays open and close normally and they both show in the Device Manager and say they are working properly. This is what happens:

I open the CD-RW tray and put in a disc.
I close the tray.
Then on the drive I see the green light flash about 6 times (scanning).
Then the orange light comes on and flashes fast continuously.
Nothing happens and the light keeps flashing and does not stop until i take the cd out.
The drives do not read the disc and in the explorer it shows the drives with no disc in them.

I tried checking the IDE (ribbon) cables and they are all snug...I also checked the jumpers to make sure its set right...I tried uninstalling the drives from the device manager and nothing works.

someone help!!! ive tried many tech forums but they cant help!

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Hello all,

A Few days ago my laptop stopped reading my 2 USB 2.0 Ports (I am using a Compaq Pressario v6000 Laptop with Vista Home Premium 32bit). I went to the Device Manager and updated, uninstalled, reinstalled, prayed to god yada yada the drivers with no luck. I also went back to a old restore point and no luck with that. My computer is fully updated and I have no other idea's what to do. I have read something about INF files but I am somewhat computer literate (enough to get me in trouble) but not enough to know about INF'S and what to do. Any help would be greatly appreciated, and thanks in advanced for your time.

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It was working one day, and then the next it wasn't. I've tried all the common fixes, like checking to see if everything is plugged in correctly, looking in Device Manager to make sure the volume is up and there are no "mute" boxes checked. Device Manager says the card is in working order. All of that, but I'm getting no sound. I know the speakers work because I'm running the sound through a Pioneer receiver and when I set it on "tuner" I can hear sound. So that's not the issue.

I'm thinking it's some kind of driver conflict or something, but I haven't added any software lately, so I don't know why things would've changed.

The bottom line is, any help you could give me would be appreciated much.

A:Sound on my PC stopped working suddenly

It would be useful to know brand, model, OS, and age of computer.
Have you looked in the device manager for red, yellow, or black flags indicating a driver problem?
If you have driven your computer to high volume for very long you may have "burned out" the sound components. In that case, if you have on-board sound, you will need to install a PCI sound card.

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I am new to the forum so I apologize if I'm in the wrong section with my question. (Writing this from my phone so hoping comes out ok! Lol)
My laptop died last week and have been using my husbands, which I hate! We had some issues with computer freezing on some webpages or after being on webpages for awhile (like facebook). Yesterday it froze and I could not get it back on. When he got home he did scan disk (which I also did) and got it working after going into safe mode and doing system restore. He said an update had gotten through and messed things up. (Though I'm sure his many viruses had a lot to do with his other issues!)

Anyhow, after he was on it a few hours last night, we lost connection. I figured the crazy weather was the culprit but it has been off all day. Our router is working and connecting but the adapter is not. Also our home phone says there is no line. We have unplugged everything several times, checked to make sure everything is in the right spots, I have even reset the router and rebooted the adapter. I uninstalled and restalled the adapter also. It is now telling me that "the connection between your access point, router, or cable modem and the Internet is broken". The only lights I have on the adapter are power, battery, DS and now the US light is blinking. The online and link lights are not on.

What does this mean? Will I need a new adapter or is there something we have not tried yet that will work?? The phone is no longer sa... Read more

A:Internet suddenly stopped working?

What kind of internet access do you have? What kind of phone service?

What is the brand and model of your modem? Of your router? Of the adapter?

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okay, lets see if i can explain this in a coherent manner. a few days ago my cd burner was working fine, but now when i go into my computer the drive isn't in there. in the device manager there are three errors, see below

in all of them, it says "the device is either not present, not working properly, or does not have all the drivers installed." it's a plug and play thing, so i don't' have any driver disks, and i tried removing the drive and getting windows to re install it but it's still the same. when it was re installing it, windows didn't really seem to go through all the motions, if you understand what i mean. it took a super short time, so i know something messed up during that. i've checked to make sure the wires are all connected.

i don't have another cd drive to use, i used the burner to read cd and everything else, so basically i'm screwed without it.

last week i had some problems with my computer not starting up, but i managed to get that fixed by screwing around in the advance trouble shooting options. everything was unclicked, so i clicked it all and have been slowly unclicking it again. take a look and see if i messed anything up

is that okay? i don't know. and now since that starting up incident the internet won't play movies. i doubt the burner and all this are connected, but maybe i messed something up. also, i did a spy ware sweep with a bullet proof soft program, so maybe something... Read more

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was a solution ever found for the g h and backspace key problem...past warranty worked fine last night

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Last evening I was watching all kinds of file formats jsut fine with no problems. I then uninstalled Nero and Nero visiosn, and all other Nero programs, cause I didn't need them anymore. Next time I went to play a .avi it said that "windows media player has stopped working, chekcing for solution"

Then it says to "close the program"

.wmv files still work, and I even went and reinstalled all the Nero programs, and still the .avi's won't work!

A:.avi files suddenly stopped working

Install Codecs

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I have an audio device installed and when i check it its says everything is working properly but everything that uses sound wont work properly i have no sound. It was working fine yesterday, i havent updated anything or installed any codecs i havent even restarted my computer since yesterday when sound was working. my computer fell asleep while i was sleep and when i woke it and turned on my music....nothing. i restarted it before i logged into the forum just now and it said the audioeng.dll is not compatible or is missing and i've uninstalled the driver without deleting everything about it and it reinstalled on reboot and STILL DOES NOT WORK i need help.
I using vista 32 bit on a dell desktop

A:Sound suddenly stopped working HELP!!

Go to control panel >> Hardware and Sound >> Device Manager >> Sound, Video, and Game controllers >> *Audio Device*, write down the names of the devices and uninstall all of them. Then go and search for them. Install all of them and restart you computer. Come back to me with results.

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l was typing a document yesterday and then suddenly the enter key stopped working closely followed by the "t, i, o, g, :, and UP keys.

Any idea what has caused this and how I can fix it? [trying to avoid buying a new keyboard... laptop user... sony vaio - vgn/c1z.]


A:Certain keys suddenly stopped working

Boot into safe mode or command prompt.

See if keyboard works. Or even in BIOS and see if the UP key works. Make sure its not a software issue (virus). if those keys still don't work... you have 2 choices:

1 - Buy a USB keyboard for $10~25 (cheap and easy)
2 - Order a new keyboard from SONY and install it yourself of pay a tech. Most likely will require taking apart the notebook.

A friend of mine is using #1.

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Onboard Realtek HD audio on the Asus P6T board.

I noticed last night when I tried to play something the sound wasn't working anymore. It hadn't been restarted in a week, so I'm not sure what could have caused that.

I have ensured playback devices are enabled and I have set both the 5.1 speakers and the C-Media USB headphone/mic audio device to default. Didn't make a difference, no sound coming out of the headphones or speakers.

In the Asus ExpressGate I can go to YouTube and my speakers work fine, so it's gotta have something to do with Windows.

I ran windows troubleshooting on Playing Audio and it says "Hardware changes might not have been detected" with a little yellow exclamation point and no other options but to close. It does say detected next to it though, so I'm not sure.

It happened all of a sudden, so I'm not sure what the deal is. I'm downloading the new Realtek audio drivers stickied at the top of this forum and hopefully that may make a difference.
I checked Device Manager in safe mode and it shows no little yellow exclamations indicating an issue. I cannot pull up Device Manager in regular mode, and I've tried to do a SFC /scannow which also doesn't work.

I also cannot get system restore point to open from the control panel, system, uninstall a program. So somethings farked up with Windows.

A:Sound Suddenly Stopped Working

Have you run an Anti-virus scan?

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Hey guys! I've had my Aspire E14 for a few months now. I was using it today to play music when suddenly, one of the speakers stopped working. The left speaker literally stopped mid-song. I checked the volume mixer, and when I tried minimizing the volume of the right speaker (the working one), I couldn't hear anything, so I know that the left one's busted. I haven't dropped my laptop ever or anything like that, so I don't really know what happened. I haven't tried anything yet aside from restarting, because I might tweak something that I'm not supposed to, so I wanted to ask around first. What should I do and what do you guys think happened here? Thanks in advance!

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My cd burner of unknown brand (came with my Gateway) has been working perfectly for the pasy 1 and a half years. This morning while loading up CDRWin to burn a cd I got a strange error -
(12) Error reading DosDevice information. Error = 122Click to expand...

Followed by
(40) The data area passed to a system call is too small.Click to expand...

And finally
Error: Unable to initialize the ASPI manager. ASPI initialization failureClick to expand...

. It then doesn't let me burn because it says it cannot detect a cd writer. The only change I made to my computer was installing Winamp 3.0. Device manager says everything is working ok, and cds can be read from the drive. I get similar errors in other burning programs and have reinstalled CDRWin just to make sure. Anyone have any ideas?

A:CD Burner suddenly stopped working

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I've looked everywhere for a solution to this, but everyones problem seems to be slightly different to mine, and nothing I've tried works anyway...

I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 (I know it's pretty s**t) and the cd drive for it is a TSST
TS-L532B and a couple of weeks ago it just stopped recognising any disks (audio, CD, DVD etc). The computer recognises the drive (it appears in My Computer) but when I put a CD in I can hear it whizz around try to read it, but it never works...

I tried download some new firmware for it but no luck...


A:CD/DVD drive suddenly stopped working

If windows recognizes the drive then the drive is probably shot.

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Hi guys, I'm hoping somebody can help me out here...

The first thing I do after installing win 7 is apply the uxtheme patch. I've been running custom themes for a while, but yesterday decided to change the look of things. I applied a os x leopard type theme, it didn't work and now I've lost all desktop visual effects (transparency, themes, win+tab).

I run the diagnostic and it detects that 'Windows Desktop Manager is disabled' - so I think "Ok, I'll just go into services and re-enable it"... but it's GONE! How the hell can a service just remove it self?

So I run System Restore back to when I knew it was working, but still no damn transparency, that service or themes, just the default non-transparent Aero!

Could anyone help???

A:Aero just suddenly stopped working.

Type the word Aero, in search. Then click on fix problems etc..

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Earlier today I had my laptop connected to some speakers with a male to male jack, and everything was going fine. I unplugged that cable (no music was playing at this point, so I don't know if the problem started then or not) and put it into sleep mode. Later I woke it back up, and suddenly there no was sound. I checked the Device Manager, and the sound systems supposed are working properly, nothing's muted. I plugged a pair of headphones in, adjusted the system volume and could only hear the faintest sound when I maxed it out. Also, the little bubble, "You have plugged a device into the audio output jack" didn't pop up when I put the headphones in or out.

Actually, I just double checked the headphones, and they seem to be working decently. They are some old cheap ones, which is probably why they didn't seem to work at first. I have to find my good ones, I suppose.

What seems to be the issue?

A:Sound suddenly stopped working

Go into device manager, delete the audio devices, and reboot. Hopefully it'll redetect everything. If not, you'll want to go to computer make (HP, Toshiba, Sony, etc ) web site and download and install the drivers.

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Last night, I was playing World of Warcraft and my keyboard suddenly started malfunctioning. I figured that it was becoming unresponsive because of losing battery power, so I replaced the batteries (It is a wireless keyboard.) However, when I put the new batteries in, it started acting odd, if that is a good way to put it.

For example, if I typed "M", it would input "MNH", if I typed "H", it would input "HNM". If I typed "O', it would type "Ol;," and if I typed "i", it would type "i000000000(repeating0s)".

I recently had a virus, but that was all cleared up (I purchased McAfee and removed it easily. I checked my own HiJackThis log, but that's only because I'm familiar with the processes that run on my computer. I posted my HiJackThis log before I checked it myself, but it had been a day and I read a tutorial and did it myself. There are no longer any odd processes left (There were only 3, one disabling Task Manager, one disabling Command Line, and one disabling Registry Edit.) I ran a virus scan once more in both Safe Mode and normally.

I tried replacing the keyboard, I went out and bought a brand new Belkin media keyboard, but it did not work at all. The computer would recognize it, and the drivers were all installed, but it just could not input anything. I tried both keyboards on my second computer (The one I am using now) and they both worked just fine. I can still use my other computer ju... Read more

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Both of my CD ROM drives on my computer have stopped working. I have gone into the device manager, and both devices have the yellow question mark next to them. I uninstalled both devices and restarted the computer. It recognizes the hardware on startup and attempts to start them, but then I get a message that says there was an error with the hardware installation. The Device Status says: Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device. (Code 41)

I have performed a registry mechanic to see if that would help, but nothing.

Any thoughts?

A:Both Cd Drive Have Suddenly Stopped Working!

See if this will solve your problem.;en-us;314060

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That day suddenly my PC's USB ports stopped working. I tried all USB ports with deferent kinds of drives(pendirve, mobile, modem) but computer is not responding. I tried reinstalling my windows 7 but remains same. I also tried Ubuntu, Mint, Hirens Boot CD etc but no OS finds my any kind of USB disc. On windows 7 I tried uninstalling and installing USB drives manually but don't work. In the mean time today at dawn one of my USB modem started working(on Win7) but after some seconds it became like before.

Can anyone figure out which problem I'm facing? Is it related to my hardware?

A:Suddenly all USB ports stopped working on win 7

First place I would start would be update all primary drivers for your PC, what ever flavor you have, desktop/laptop. Go to that vendors website and download and install all the latest drivers. If you have add on specific hardware go to that vendors site for drivers.

The next thing I would do is to rule out any Virus's, malware, spyware and adware that my be lurking about your system. It's known that some of these nasties can and do corrupt system software and hardware.

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I have an XPS 13 that I wanted to use for work this weekend, the power adapter just stopped working. It's done this a couple of times in the past for a short period, but this time it's been for 6 hours or more.
I wasted over an hour on that *** "" website trying to submit a support ticket or something, but of course you avoid wasting time and money for contacting customers.
It is still under warranty. What do I do????

A:XPS 13 adapter suddenly stopped working.

Thank you for reaching out to Dell Community Forum.
Please boot into BIOS <F2> and check what is the status of the adapter is listed as.
Does the light on the adapter switch off, when it is not working?
Please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id.
(Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information).

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On a previously fine PC, I noticed the usb cable for my Palm Pilot had fallen out (so that's why I couldn't connect to it!)

So, I foolishly plugged the usb cable in. The screen froze, had to press reset to reboot.

On rebooting my ISDN adaptor had a cross on it, indicating it wasn't enabled, it was IMPOSSIBLE to restart it. So I deleted it in device wouldn't delete "the device has failed to respond in a timely fashion".

Then I realised all USB connected peripherals were not responding, ie isdn adaptor & printer! Everything I've tried has failed, switched ports, cables, nothing is detected when a usb cable is plugged in. So I was stuck with no internet connection, until I reinstalled my old PCI modem. Please guys, any advice would be much appreciated. I'm concerned something I did plugging that cable in has fried all my usb ports on my mobo


A:All USB ports suddenly stopped working!

XP 1900+
Win XP
512 Mb RAM
100G W Digital HD
4 usb ports on ASUS A7V 266E Mobo

PS system restore hasn't helped, all usb still kaput!

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(Be gentle with me I am a middle aged lady not all that computer-savvy!)

My desktop PC is connected by ethernet to my D-Link G604T and I give my paying lodgers free wireless acess on their laptops.

This arrangement has worked perfectly for three years.

Now, suddenly, I am connected to the Net but nobody can get connected from their laptops.

The ONLY thing that has changed recently is that I did a reformat on my PC. That's all I did, I didn't unplug anything, just the simple reformat one does by putting in the Windows disk. Can that have caused this?

I've restarted the D-Link, and tried unplugging it, to no avail. I'm not all that brilliant with computers so I am now at a dead end.

Can anyone help?

Miss Wojtczak

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