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windows 8 pro build 9200 : start up sound stopped playing

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

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

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

You got the box checked ?

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First time here, but not with Windows 8. New Toshiba laptop.
Restarting at Random more frequently now. Disables MS-WiFi adapter-
getting very annoying, close to hanging it up with Win8.
I refreshed the system to no avail system shut down to restart w/ same issue- sent to "MS" joy-
Can not seem to get my (022313-66238-01.dmp) up for audit.
I guess I need an auditing tool to get a diag up here

Help please.

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I have a problem with my laptop, I hope someone can help me.
It's a Sony Vaio I bought in September 2014. I recently accepted a windows update request, and my computer has started having problems. The front page picture changed automatically and, when I go on the desktop, now, I have a writing on the bottom right-hand
side of the screen, stating "windows 8 build 9200". I can no longer download attached files from my gmail account, I'm not able to watch videos or listen to the radio 80 % of the times I try to do it. Microsoft word is not working well.
Could you give some help?
Thanks in advance

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I am having problems actualy have been having these problems before i got Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Build 9200.
ok these problems rarely happen if i am just browsing the net or just listening to music but they do happen.They happen more when i try to play a game "Sins of a Solar Empire"
i will give a list of the errors... wich doesnt take much to run... anyway

here is my system info i think haha...

Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 Pro
Central Processor AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4000+
User Name Jason
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
Video Memory 128.00 MB
Screen Resolution NULL x NULL
Total Memory 2.87 GB
Free Memory 1.88 GB
Total Hard disk 298.09 GB
Free Hard disk 254.54 GB
Mouse USB Optical Mouse
Keyboard USB Input Device

Operating System
Computer System
Computer Name OURPC
User Name Windows User
Organization N/A
Operating System
OS Name Microsoft Windows 8 Pro
OS Version 6.2.9200
Product ID 00178-10515-15741-AB127
System Up Time 11/22/2012 3:49:20 PM
Internet Explorer Version 9.10.9200.16433
Microsoft DirectX Version
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A:Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Build 9200???

Faulting Application Path: C:\Program Files\Stardock Games\Sins of a Solar Empire\Sins of a Solar Empire.exe

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: Sins of a Solar Empire.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 4a0dcd1a
Fault Module Name: RPCRT4.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.2.9200.16384
Fault Module Timestamp: 50108bf5
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00000080
OS Version: 6.2.9200.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 3dc7
Additional Information 2: 3dc79513446cdc1f2f8be3b290a52acf
Additional Information 3: 3ac9
Additional Information 4: 3ac93e4e14987738a8989aae3c3469e6

Extra information about the problem
Bucket ID: a454cfa6800ad5bd2548d78df32b0397 (-1031089362)

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i pressed activate button......... after few minutes it showed an error as follows

error code: 0xC0000022

description: {access denied}

a process has requested access to an object but not been granted those access rights..........

pls help me.............. what to do......

is there anyone who can help me 

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Due to suspected malware/adware/software infections on my laptop and the fonts changing on my menu options in file and internet exploer, I took the decision to restore my insprion 3521 to factory settings.

It appears Windows 8 Pro Build 9200 has now been installed but it is unable to detect my wireless network. Now I imagine this is due to the network card being corrupted or disabled. How do I solve this ?

Do I download all the drivers and updates for my laptop on my desktop pc and then transfer them over to the laptop and that will fix the issue ?

any advice appreciated ?


A:Windows 8 Pro Build 9200 - unable to detect wireless network

You can see if reinstalling the driver will resolve the issue. If needed you may need to do a complete reinstall of the OS.  You can download the drivers on another computer and then install them on the 3521. Click the link below to download drivers
Inspiron 3521 Drivers,Downloads and Manuals
Windows 8/81 Support
How to Use and Troubleshoot the Inspiron 3521

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Hi All

Have I got to do a clean install to get to 8 Pro from Enterprise Evaluation, or is there a way to preserve my settings and installed programs?



A:Windows 8 Enterprise Edition build 9200 to Windows 8 Pro

Yes, I do believe you will have to do a clean install to switch from one to the other.

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Hi there i have a acer v5-431p and just install a new windows 8 pro a fresh install and i just delete all the my file from HDD and now i encounter a error 0xc000001 i do have some research in the internet and they said its a Atheros wifi the driver of that wifi and somehow i search on net and i did see something Oder solution like making a autounattend.xml but my problem is i don't know that this kind of way is gonna work.... can someone Pls. help me with this problem..

here are the pics!

A:ACER V5-431P error 0xc000001 fresh install windows 8 pro Build 9200

I'm sorry, maybe I am reading this wrong.

It looks like you said you installed afresh windows 8 and then deleted everything.
I assume you mean, during the install of windows 8 you told it to delete everything from you harddrive and proceed with the install.

Have you installed the driver CD that came with the computer or downloaded latest drivers from Acers website, from another computer and copied to USB stick to install on this computer

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Kinda got a case of "fixed it, but have no idea how" here, and I want to try to understand what I did.

I was called over to a friend's house to look at her computer tonight (XP, SP2). It was making a clicking sound every couple of minutes (like the one made when opening a folder, Windows XP Start.wav, I believe it is), but nothing was going on on her desktop - really annoying. I went into sounds, checked and it was the "Start Navigation" command that was using that file. I changed the audio file to make sure, and sure enough, every so often the new audio file would play, just on its own. Her computer was also running extremely slow.

I went into msconfig and disabled all startup programs, then enabled them one by one. I also went into Symantec LiveUpdate and disabled that. The sound had stopped, and the computer seemed to work a bit better, though starting up Windows still took a bit. I noticed that after removing Norton from the startup tab and disabling LiveUpdate, things seemed to improve. I waited about 10 minutes, no Windows XP Start.wav sound.
I also did a scan with Ewido and found 30 medium threat-level instances, which I deleted.

Based on anyone here's experience, could Norton or LiveUpdate have been causing these problems, and what could have been causing the Start Navigation command to be executing? I'm trying to understand this a bit better.

A:Slow Computer, "windows Xp Start.wav" Sound Keeps Playing

Yes, but I'm biased against Norton. It's a resource hog and it causes all sorts of problems.I'd uninstall all of the Norton stuff (to include using their removal tool) and try and sell your friend on the free AVG antivirus. Then install whatever your friend chooses.Then, try this free online scan to catch anything that the Norton may have missed:

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

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

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

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

CPU-Z TXT Report


CPU-Z version 1.52.1


Number of processors 1
Number of threads 1


Processor 0
-- Core 0
-- Thread 0 0

Processors Information

Processor 1 ID = 0
Number of cores 1 (max 1)
Number of threads 1 (max 1)
Name Intel Pentium 4
Codename Willamette
Specification Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.80GHz
Package (platform ID) Socket 478 mPGA (0x2)
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A:Sound stopped playing suddenly

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

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

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

Help please?
Thanks x

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

A:Laptop stopped playing sound?

Hi Sarahbbb!

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

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

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

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

1. SFC finds nothing needing fixing.
2. Startup sound check box in Sounds tab is and has always been checked though I do not recall when MS made this a security issue protecting it.
3. Talked to nVIDIA and learned nothing new.
4. Talked to Crucial and learned nothing new.
5. Talked to MS and learned nothing new. They are unaware of problem...even though for some it is a couple years old. MS's best recommendation though, which I might still try at some point because "what could possibly go wrong?" is to run an In-Place Upgrade on Windows 7 which supposedly will restore the OS leaving my programs/data and some customizations(?) in tact.
6. Actual Startup sound wave file apparently resides inside a .dll which iirc is threaded here in sevenforums.
7. I also looked through the Registry searching for "startupsound" and found string i... Read more

A:Startup System Sound Stopped Playing...

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

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

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

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

Two things I have be... Read more

A:Computer stopped playing sound after update

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

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

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

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

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Help please!!

I installed a copy of windows 8 pro build 9200 from a friends USB stick and replaced windows 7 that my Toshiba Satellite L670D-13F was purchased with. Because Windows 8 Pro Build isn't any activated copy, I have had numerous problems with my laptop.

I have tried loads of way to try and reinstall windows 7 and I just cant, can anyone please help me as im stuck,

A:Wndows 8 Pro Build 9200

What problems are you having re-installing windows? Do you have a DVD of Windows 7? Do you have recovery discs for the laptop, did you delete the recovery partition on the laptop?

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I saw a water mark build 9200 after attempting to update pc what does it mean and what do I do?

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I bought a Ati Radeon 9200se pci card, installed it and it worked great. My curiousity got the best of me when I plugged in an s-video while everything was on and the screen went black and the it hasnt worked since. When I started it back up all i got was the black screen. after messin with it for a while it seems that the pc wont even acknowledge the card is in its slot. i cant get anything but a black screen when i start the pc with the card in it. the only way my pc works is w/o the card. its rather irritating that i cant get it to work again after having it for so long.

help turn my expensive paperwieght back into a video card.

A:Help Pleez. ATI 9200 Stopped Working.

if you can't get a POST, then you're dealing with a broken video card in there.

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I had unfortunately gotten a trojan and had to do a HD full wipe and reformat after having tried to do a system recovery with the USB recovery disk I made when I first got my computer (new). I don't know if the trojan was blocking the recovery or what but it simply would not take and just booted back into windows bypassing the recovery all together.
So I am sitting now with a Build 9200 windows 8 but want to go back to using windows 7 as microsoft has not replied to any of my emails regarding the issue with activation if one has to do a HD wipe like I did. Build 9200 it seems you can't just go into the advanced system settings/restart and access the UEFI to disable secure boot which means I can't install windows 7 and get rid of 8 all together, or atleast can't without some other way to disable the secure boot.
Simple fix... would be put the freaking activation codes that we paid for back on the boxes, or if you don't like that put them at least with the documentation that comes with the computer. Lacking that option I'm stuck here with asking this forum for help.

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I paid the $39.99 upgrade to my Win 7 laptop. HP Pavilion dv6 3122 for Windows 8.

I installed it. Then downloaded Windows Media Center trying to get DVD's to play.

Then my laptop showed I have Win 8 Pro Media Center Build 9200 and my OS is not activated.
I'm running set up again but have to wait several hours for it to download again.

I might have to return my laptop to Windows 7 or XP pro. Solutions.

A:Win Pro 8 installed Build 9200- Media Center

Originally Posted by joangolfing

I paid the $39.99 upgrade to my Win 7 laptop. HP Pavilion dv6 3122 for Windows 8.

I installed it. Then downloaded Windows Media Center trying to get DVD's to play.

Then my laptop showed I have Win 8 Pro Media Center Build 9200 and my OS is not activated.
I'm running set up again but have to wait several hours for it to download again.

I might have to return my laptop to Windows 7 or XP pro. Solutions.

Did you use the key that was emailed to you containing the WMC key? Moreover after the installation of WMC is over , you need to restart.

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a couple days ago i started noticing that my laptop playins the "start navigation" sound randomly, sometimes even when im not on the PC.

i do not use IE, and firefox doesnt use that sound, so a page reloading itself isnt the cause, i even tried shutting down firefox and it keeps playing the sound every now and then.

i know how to disable sounds on the control panel, but i want to stop whatever is making the sound, not just make unhearable...
any of you know what may be the cause?

A:start navigation sound playing for no reason

Check the Task Manager and see what programs and processes are running. Maybe you can determine what application is doing this. To access the Device manager, CTRL/ALT/DEL and when the menu comes up, click on Task Manager.

ADDED: Create a "Hijackthis" log and post it in the Security section. Someone there may be able to tell you whats happening.

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I built a new computer using the following parts:
Mobo- Asus H61M-A/USB3
CPU- Intel i3 3210
HD- Western Digital WD10EZEX 1TB
RAM- 8gb Team Vulcan.

So here is my issue, i can go through the Win7 install process up to the point of "where to install windows" at this point i get a error triangle on the bottom left of the window saying "windows cannot be installed to this disk"

I am not sure where to find the disk controller also to make sure it is enabled while in the bios menu.

So then i tried doing the diskpart suggestion that i have seen, and i get this....

So it appears to be seen by the system, but just not able to be used?

I have read about people having issues with this HD and they needed to use jumpers, so i tried putting them on both 5&6 as well as 7&8, but to no avail, and i cant find another jumper to try both.... I am kinda at a loss now.

Please any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:New Build Windows 7 install stopped by HD/MB issues

As the new MOBO's now have a uEFI/BIOS firmware.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

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

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

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

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

As always, thank you and
Best Regards
Powell Lucas

A:Windows Explorer has stopped working when playing movie DVD

Good Evening Folks:

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

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Hi ,
My Window 8 automatically Window Update and now some of the icon missing
Anyone encounter this and possible to fix this ?

A:Window 8 Build 9200 RTM After Window Update Some Icon Missing

Hi kezn715, welcome to the forums, go to Installed Updates, uninstall one by one and see which update causes the problem and hide that update.

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HP Pavilion Sleekbook 14-b065tx Model #: D7N87PA Hi,I updated windows 10 to the anniversary build today. After it was finished, I noticed a problem with the sound. On broswers and some apps, the sound is much lower than before. It's fine with like WMplayer, or the Groove. Or the the beep sound when you alter the volume, but when I see a video on the net, or when using some apps like games, the sound is lower.What is the problem?How can I get the maximum volume possible out of the speaker?Thanks 

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I updated to the latest build and haven't been been able to figure out why the audio isn't passing through the speakers. I have a Sound Blaster Audigy XFi Fatal1ty and I have uninstalled and re installed driver. Device Manager indicates that audio is working. I can see the Windows Mixer indicator moving as if all is well. I've had the issue with the last 2 preview builds and have been able to fix it. I am currently on the same PC on my Windows 8.1 drive and all is working without issue. Any ideas?

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I am on Windows 10 Technical Preview Evaluation Copy Build 9926. Go to control panel SOUND. Make sure that the Sound Blaster Audigy XFi Fatal1ty is set as the default sound device

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My sound has been working fine and then all of the sudden, there is no sound. If I turn on media player, it just looks like it is playing but there is no sound. What could be the problem?

A:sound stopped working windows xp

First make sure that you didn't turn down your volume to 0.

second, right click volume icon which is on the right bottom of your desktop, choose open volume control
make sure that all of the slide are not on the bottom, if not drag it up

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Hi, recently I bought Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) and decided to upgrade my HP Pavillion a1430n XP computer. Upon doing this, my sound stopped working and I got a red x over the audio symbol in the corner. So of course, I looked on the internet, and found that my Realtek ACL883 needed a new driver. Upon downloading it, I had sound again, and so I was happy for a few days, until a RAM chip broke, and I had to replace it. After taking out the old RAM chip and inserting a new one then hooking up my machine and starting it, the red x was back again.

No problem, I'll just re-download the drivers. Unfortunately this did not work, and so after 4 hours of trying everything I decided to revert back to XP to see if I could figure it out. After restoring to factory settings, my sound is still not working, it appears as if the soundcard isn't even being detected. After trying the drivers again, and downloading an updated BiOS from HP, still no luck.

I am now back in Windows 7, with no sound, and I was wondering what anyone of you would recommend. Obviously, I have no idea what I'm even doing anymore, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

System Specifications:

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium(64 bit)
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD3870
Processor: Athlon 64 X2 (T) 3800+ 2.0 GHz
Motherboard: Asus A8N-LA
Soundcard: Realtek ACL883

Thank you!

A:Sound stopped working on Windows 7


Microsoft tech took over my computer remotely and after 2 and a half hours gave up, I'm starting to believe this is a hardware problem, anyone got an idea?

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Sound suddenly stopped working.  Device manager says everthing working OK.  Updated drivers - no change.  Using Logitech speakers for past 2 years with no problems.  Ran total system diagnostics - no problems.  System has audio jacks on from panel and rear panel -  reporting DEVICE NOT PLUGGED IN. Checked Logitech speakers and pair of Apple ear buds in my other HP desktop and Toshiba laptop and both work with no problem on each system.  Possible bus problem??  If so will buying a simple sound board solve the problem? Thanks for any help at all!!

A:sound stopped working - windows 10

Hi: A similar thing happened to me on my PC running W10 (upgraded from W7>W10). Sound was working fine but then I got the same message you did. What happened to me for some unknown reason, was that the default output got changed from the speakers to the headphone jack. So, I set the speakers as the default again, and hadn't had any problem since. So you may want to check the control panel>hardware and sound>manage audio devices and make sure the speakers are set as the default. That would be the only suggestion I can offer (besides buying a W10 compatible audio card as you mentioned).

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As title says, the problem happens in my notebook(not mentioned in system spec) which is an unmodified HP-15AC026TX.

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After updating to build 1607, the sound on speakers(not headphones, they are good) are distorted or of low quality whenever I play videos on you tube or online video streaming sites.
To establish that this is due to a bug either in drivers and build 1607, I installed build 1511 and Windows 8.1 and surprisingly the sound on speakers are good.So nothing wrong with speakers.Hence problem lies with Windows 10 build 1607 and drivers only.
I tried different versions of drivers with no luck. (HP drivers,Realtek drivers and Windows update catalog drivers).
Any help appreciated.

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1) Since updating to windows 10, Laptop completely incapable of making any sound out of the speakers.
2) Headphones plugged into jack produces no volume out of earbuds
3) The Color of the volume slider when F9 or F10 is pressed is a light yellowish orange. Not the Usual Green
4) Playing a test tone creates an error box "Failed to play test tone"

Things I have Tried
1) Downloading a new Driver (failed)
2) Resting the sound and Sound system (failed)
3) Finding the mute button and unmuting the computer (it wan't muted)
4) Restarting the computer
Edit: 5) Tried to switch playback options, There are only 2: 24 Bit: 48000 Hz, 16 Bit 48000 Hz (DVD quality)

Solution I want:
1) My toshiba to actually play sound out of speakers
2) toshiba to play sound out of headphones.

I'm not sure if this is a hardware of software problem. Any way I'm posting it on both Toshiba and Windows 10 Forums.

A:Sound stopped working after updating to windows 10


I have heard of this happening. One other thing to try:

Right click on the Volume tray icon and select Playback Devices
Select Speakers and Properties
Select the Advanced tab and try changing the bit depth and test. Mine's on Studio quality but CD quality is usually quite adequate.

For some reason changing this to something else and back again has been known to sort the problem out.

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1) Since updating to windows 10, Laptop completely incapable of making any sound out of the speakers.
2) Headphones plugged into jack produces no volume out of earbuds
3) The Color of the volume slider when F9 or F10 is pressed is a light yellowish orange. Not the Usual Green
4) Playing a test tone creates an error box "Failed to play test tone"

Things I have Tried
1) Downloading a new Driver (failed)
2) Resting the sound and Sound system (failed)
3) Finding the mute button and unmuting the computer (it wan't muted)
4) Restarting the computer
Edit: 5) Tried to switch playback options, There are only 2: 24 Bit: 48000 Hz, 16 Bit 48000 Hz (DVD quality)

Solution I want:
1) My toshiba to actually play sound out of speakers
2) toshiba to play sound out of headphones.

I'm not sure if this is a hardware of software problem. Any way I'm posting it on both Toshiba and Windows 10 Forums.

A:Sound stopped working after updating to windows 10


I have heard of this happening. One other thing to try:

Right click on the Volume tray icon and select Playback Devices
Select Speakers and Properties
Select the Advanced tab and try changing the bit depth and test. Mine's on Studio quality but CD quality is usually quite adequate.

For some reason changing this to something else and back again has been known to sort the problem out.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
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A:Can't get windows search to start and don't know why it stopped

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I am using Windows XP Professional edition (SP2).
My problem started three days back when all of a sudden I received an error message while I tried to play MP3s in Windows Media Player 10 (my default player) that some codec was missing so the file couldn't be played. I found that codec to be 'tag55' and therefore downloaded and installed it from the internet.

After that I found out that Windows had stopped playing any sound. Neither did I hear my startup, shut down sounds nor any sound while playing a flash movie on IE.

I went to control panel and checked the Sound Settings, everything seemed fine except under the 'Audio Codec' option the 'Device Usage' option was blurred.

Also, in spite of checking the 'place volume icon on taskbar' the icon doesn't show up.

I also tried a system restore but it didn't play any sound anyway.

What do I do now?

N.B. My sound card is SoundMax

A:Windows not playing any sound

Generally a System Restore will fix all but hardware related problems.

Since the SoundMax is an integrated device, there may not be much recourse here but to buy and install a PCI soundcard. You may need to examine your BIOS options in installing this to ensure that the onboard sound is disabled.

About the only other thing I can suggest is to remove all the Sound Devices from the Device Manager, reboot and see what Windows redetects. Normally it will automatically install drivers -- but if it can't find them you may have to get them from the OEM Computer Vendor's site.

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I first started experiencing problems with my computer when I was searching in Google and being redirected to sites that were clearly not the ones I wanted to go to. I ran Malware Bytes - Anti-Malware and it detected and cleaned several problems but after rebooting my computer I keep getting the error message 'Windows Explorer has stopped working' and Windows Vista never finishes loading. I tried running in Safe Mode as well and I get the same message without Vista loading. Can anyone help me?

A:Windows Vista does not start. (Windows Explorer has stopped working.)

I see from the number of posts that alot of people have problems and probably not enough mods or help to solve everyone's problems including mine, but if someone can help me to run in safe mode I will try to solve my problem myself.

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Has anybody else experienced any problems with sound being absent in Warcraft 3/Frozen Throne on Windows 10 Build 10130? If you have the game but don't really play it can you simply do a sound check for me on Windows 10 Build 10130 and let me know if it's a general issue or something I did on my computer?
Thanks for reading.

A:Windows 10 Build 10130 - No sound for Warcraft 3/Frozen Throne

Go into the control panel, select sound and make sure that the Realtek sound drivers are set as the default

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A short foreword first...
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A:Build 7601-Windows will not start to carry out diagnostics.

Okay, let's try another way, the application I'm referring to is Flight Simulator X, if it isn't possible to restart windows, would I be successful in copying all of the application and add-on's 'en-bloc' ( this drive is only used for FSX!) to another drive, format this drive I've got the problem with and reinstall windows again, including the activation key and then install the other previously saved files? would they work, or am I going to have to reinstall everything again? something to ponder, that means another stressful week!!
Thanks for you thoughts anyway

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Well, it looks like the leaks are starting to flow - or else someone has decided to spend an unhealthy amount of time building an elaborate Start menu replica. As you can see in the image above, the Start menu is there but it's not all that exciting as we have seen most of this before.
We do know that this is still an early build of next generation of Windows and we will have more to report on that tomorrow. So, don't get too caught up in the minor details as there will be other enhancements to the desktop before Threshold is released.
One item about the image that was throwing off users previously is that is says Win 8.1 Pro in the bottom corner. We have spoken to a source close to Microsoft who says that this image appears to be legitimate, and that these builds inside of Microsoft still use this branding, so this is not a big deal.
This build 9788 is said to be floating around the web but has not been properly leaked for all of us to enjoy. Considering that the images are starting to surface at various points across the web, the build will likely leak in the near future.
Source: My Digital LifeClick to expand...


A:New Start menu leaks in Windows build 9788

Looks nice doesn't it?

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Have you seen this. All Programs is gone.. Again

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Besides taking the easy route and changing this setting in the Settings app (which, if used, will not persist after sysprep), are there any known registry hacks out there since such a setting doesn't exist in Group Policy as it should?

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A:windows 2000 dell sound just stopped working

Is sound enabled in BIOS ??

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First and probably most important bit of information: If I unmute the microphone in the sound Playback settings I can hear myself perfectly fine.

BUT: It doesnt seem to matter which recording device I select within the Recording settings of the volume panel, nothing works, not even "what u hear" (although im having music playing right now).

- windows xp prof 64bit edition
- creative audigy 2 ZS soundcard

I can guarantee I havent changed anything within windows from yesterday (when everything worked fine!) to today. The only thing that has changed, is that I have installed another 4GB of memory to my pre-existant 4GB. I doubt that this is the origin of the problem though, I can't possibly spot any connection.

Here is what I did today already AFTER realizing that there was a problem:

- reinstalled sound drivers (now using SBAX_PCDRV_LB_2_18_0011.exe )
- ran DirectX webupdate

Ok hm.. whatelse is there to say... oh, I used the following programs for testing: teamspeak2, ventrilo and windows' sndrec32.

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Then I realized that NO noises were coming from them at all, all I could hear was a slight static noise when the speakers were turned to full volume.

I decided to investigate and found that my speakers were not even being recognized as being in my computer.

After searching (and reading through) several forums, I came across HP's support site for audio problems and did every single suggestion on the page. Each resulted in no improvement whatsoever, though now the playback devices has an added option (which is still of no use)

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A:New computer windows 7, sound stopped working in a week

You mention you did everything that needed to be done, can you be more specific? The drivers come to mind right off the bat! If you are using older speakers this may be a problem with your new Windows 7 computer. It has nothing to do with the speakers, you will want to check for your sound card driver: Update a driver for hardware that isn't working properly.

Windows Outreach Team

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While I was recording about 1 hour seminar, the Windows Update restarted the computer .
I need to find the lost recorded file, probably a temp file.
I've looked at C:\Users\<username> \AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.WindowsSoundRecorder_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState\Indexed\Recordings
and I couldn't find the file.
I checked the hidden files also.

Thanks a lot for any support.

A:Sound Recorder stopped while Windows Update started

The file may not be available. Generally recording files are not saved until the user "saves" the file.
But, if the file was somehow saved the saved file name will start with $. Do a full hard drive search using *$* and see if it finds anything.

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Solutions tried:
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-Sound troubleshooter (no issues)
-Fiddling with the Realtek Audio manager advanced settings, connector settings and speaker configuration
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A:windows 7 stopped working/wont start again.

What have you been doing is the past few days when this system was running?
Like what have you installed, downloaded and etc.

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A:Windows services stopped- wont start up again

Have you scanned for a virus or malware?

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I'm running Windows 7 on an Asus P5QL-E mobo, Intel C2D E8400 Wolfdale @ 3.00GHz CPU, ATI Radeon HD4850 GPU, 4GB of RAM, and the sound card is the mobo's onboard card.

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A:Windows 7 crashes when playing sound

Hi IncoherentMoron and welcome to Se7en Forums

This sounds (please forgive the pun) like a driver issue. Download the latest driver from here (you will have to accept the disclaimer): Realtek

You might need to follow the instructions in this Tutorial from our sister site in order to update the driver (this is the method that I use): Device Manager - Install Driver - Vista Forums

Hope this helps.

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A:Windows MP not playing video, only sound

have u tried vlc media player? -I use it for videos and foobar2k for music...

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A:Windows not playing video, only sound.

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When I try to update the driver for each of these, the computer tells me that there is nothing installedYou have to go to your computer manufacturer site and download necessary driver(s) from there.

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However, small changes are there if you look. In build 10031, the Start menu has gained a degree of transparency. Windows 10 for phones also includes transparency on its Start menu, though the implementation is slightly different there?on the phone, it's the tiles that are translucent.

Going further back, build 10022 moved the new virtual desktop button from the middle of the screen to the right-hand side.

With the current Windows 10 preview still feeling very unfinished, particularly in areas such as the new settings app, the small scale of these changes is a little surprising.

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A:Windows 10 Start menu turns transparent in new leaked build



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A:Sound card and wifi stopped working once I upgraded to Windows 7?

Update the drivers to run them. Go to computer>system properties>device manager and look for updates for the audio and network adapter drivers

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I can set volume and select

SoundMAX Integraeted Digital HD Audio
Default Device'

...and I can use the 'Configure' button, but if I select it's Properties on this Sound page, it crashes with this message:

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A:'Windows shell Common Dll has stopped working' - Sound Problem

Have you tried to install the driver in compatibility mode?

Asus suck a bit where P5 and W7 are concerned.
I know.. I am on one.

You may need to uninstall them and start over in order to get them to work correctly.

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Software is not needed for this product.

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A:Windows Shell Common DLL Stopped Working on Sound Properties

I would think, based on your description, it is caused by the Intel Audio Driver. With the Intel Audio driver installed, you have 2 different drivers for the same audio device, which can cause driver conflicts. That is the way I see it.

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Im having the same issue las good 10 days. Im using my computer at work so I can go on here and ask for help.
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-Internet browser is not openning either
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-Is a Format disc only option.. and what happened.???!!

Thank you in advance....

A:Windows 7 stopped working, Cant start antivirus programs or anything

try spybot search & destroy, sounds like some spy ware

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A:Windows 8.1 Right click on the start menu stopped working

Originally Posted by yahyabai

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Welcome to EightForums .. Re: your reported problem .. I've just tried to replicate the problem you had and my PC works just fine. I hope someone else here will be able to help you

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Is this the same on your PC's? Has it been desgined to play like this?


A:Windows 7 start up sound/login sound

Hello John,

In the Sound scheme settings, you actually have 3 different sounds for this. One is the Windows Startup sound, Windows Logoff sound, and the other is the Windows Logon sound. You can change or turn them off.

Hope this helps,

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A:No Sound when playing DVD's with Windows Media Player 11

Well, it's still not working with WMP after re-installing my sound drivers, but I just downloaded VLC and it appears to work with that, so whatever I guess.

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sound of adds (like nurfoen and gaviscon adds) but nothing opening, nothing showing in task manager either. also internet explorer opening windows (mainly adds etc)

tried to follow steps 1 - 9 (would not allow me to open firewall settings at all)


DDS (Ver_10-10-21.02) - NTFSx86
Run by Diana Wakefield at 12:25:36.20 on Tue 10/26/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_18
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1014.167 [GMT 1:00]
============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
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A:sound of adds keep playing and IE opening windows

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If anyone wants to customize their Metro Start screen. There's a new tool here:

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A:Windows Developer Preview Build.8102 Start Screen Editor

interesting nice find

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A:Windows 10 start menu stopped working/critical error

you need to add new user  or install the start menu . this will work, no need of a technicain and i will share a video to you so that you can do it by your self.

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The left-click on my Start icon has stopped working and several reboots have not resolved the situation. My Windows key doesn't work either. I cannot launch Edge either. I'm running Windows 10 Home on a new Dell laptop.

What the heck is going on and how do I fix it? I've got apps that don't appear on my desktop which I am completely unable to use now.

For what it's worth, I can right-click the Start button since my latest reboot but I can't left-click it. (On the previous reboot, I couldn't right- or left-click it.)

I need this machine working ASAP because I use it for my job and my shift just started!

Thank you in advance if you can help!

A:URGENT: Start Icon and Windows button have stopped working

I suggest you search this forum for start button not working

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My computer was working fine. Then, in the process of moving, I turned it off for a week or two. When I tried to turn it back on as soon as I log into windows the screen flashes on and off a few times then it resets. There's a little message in the corner that says "Display driver igfx stopped responding and has succesfully reovered"
I can start in safe mode without any problems. I tried updating the drivers at
This does not work for me and I get a message stating 0x80070641 - The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance.
Any ideas?

A:Display driver igfx stopped responding / windows won't start

I think you need to run windows update readiness tool for vista (32 or 64 depending on which your system is) and then run windows update, and then download and install windows installer, and then install the video driver again. I hesitate to link you to the exact things because I'm not totally sure and I don't want to mess you up. But if no one else replies with a clearer answer (which hopefully they will) then at least this points you in the right direction I think.

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

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

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

Can someone help me on this?

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

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

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

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Marky at 22:13:40 on 2012-06-01
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.7659.4577 [GMT 1:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {9765EA51-0D3C-7DFB-6091-10E4E1F341F6}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {2C040BB5-2B06-7275-5A21-2B969A740B4B}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
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A:Sound keeps playing automatically. Sounds like many radio stations playing at once with frequent adverts. Cuts out frequently a...

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We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
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Although Windows Media Player is showing movement waves from rhythm like when the CD plays it is not producing sound through the speakers. This is the same with all my CDs. I know the speakers are fine as I hear any other computer sound i.e. turning on/off and other computer visuals which come with sound.

I have tried to follow a previous answer from the forum board regarding the same problem but this was posted in 2007 and gave instructions for a Windows 97 system. The step by step advice given seemed very useful and which I tried to follow but as my system is Windows XP and not Vista either I could not follow the directions which did not seem to apply to my system so I wonder if there is anyone else who can relate to Windows XP who could give step by step instructions for this system that I could try.

A:No sound from CD's playing in Windows XP computer disc tray

First thing you need to look at is, is the cd audio cable is properly connected with sound board?

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don't know why can't hear any sound (only video) when playing DVD in Windows media player. but it works fine with CD. just to let you know it happened after restalling Windows XP. so don't know what i've missed. pls help.

A:no sound, only video when playing DVD with Windows Media Player

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I have read over every article. did everything it has said. NOTHING has worked. This is really frustrating me. Everything works but start menu, app store, cortana, and edge it seems. I have not discovered what other goodies have stopped. Is there a viable solution with out having to factory restore and lose all my programs. i am running Windows 10 Version 1511 Build 10586.71 on a 64 bit system. Can anyone help me this is really annoying. I have created a local account that seems to work fine.

As of a recent update to windows I've had the following major errors

1. Start menu is unresponsive
2. Edge icon in taskbar is missing and unresponsive
3. Wifi button in taskbar is unresponsive
4. Can't access settings at all. Tried numerous methods including trying to access it through the control panel
Troubleshooting these issues has been a major hassle as most of the solutions I've found needed access to settings in some form or another.

Also tried an sfc scan and another scan that I've forgotten in an elevated command prompt with no success.

Other threads with the same or similar issues have received little to no helpful responses.

i have done powershell but get red text with errors .. nothing has worked.

I have even tried to do the new local account to switch it to my Microsoft account .. i get the something gone wrong window.. I have been goin around and around all day. I do not want to lose my programs i have my doing a fresh ins... Read more

A:Start menu, cortana, windows edge and app store all have stopped today

Try deleting (or moving if you are afraid it will hurt your system) the "TileDataLayer" folder from your Users/your username/appdata/local/ folder.

That helped for me and i have been trying to fix this all day


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I've been stuggling with this for a few hours now and am at the end of my wits..

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

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

I hope the internet will save the day!

Many thanks in advance!

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

If you use realtek,
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Otherwise You're pretty much screwed, only other way is to use Virtual audio cable, but you'd have to set it up every time you booted (and it costs 20$)

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I am getting video, but its not playing the audio

A:Solved: Windows Media Player, not playing sound with video

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I have been having an issue recently with my Windows 8 HP laptop (i'm not too sure of the exact model at the moment) where it'll just stop playing videos (whether if streamed through the internet such as you tube or if played on the actual computer as a downloaded video) or the sound for said videos just won't play. The problem can usually be temporarily fixed by restarting my computer but it gets annoying to restart my computer constantly because a video is not playing or the sound is not working so I am trying to see if there is a permanent solution. Adobe flash player is up to date and the problem has been occurring before and after I updated flash player. Thanks to anyone who takes their time to read this a possibly attempt to help. If any more information is needed please do not be afraid to ask and thank you for helping.

A:Windows 8 HP laptop suddenly stops playing videos/sound

As the problem is both video and sound, this is more than just an "audio" problem (this forum section),

Any Flash type video/audio (such as YouTube) is related to the Flash player (and there are many reported similar problems).
A complete uninstall of the Flash Player, restart the PC and then a new install of the Flash player helps in some cases.
Here is the link to the Flash Player Uninstaller and instructions. Click Me

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Hello! I cannot use programm as you recommended, because my windows gives bsod on start.

I was playing DOTA2 (Steam) , then i got BSOD. I got bsods again and again after restarting computer, and trying to restore system.

I have second system on this computer and can access any files on damaged windows, but this system is linux and i can not start your programm to collect crash data.

Please help me, or say what i must to upload.

I can not start in safe mode too...

I am uploading all my c:\windows\minidumps folder... If you need ather files pls let me know.

Sory for my english.... Russian schools are bad =)

A:BSOD playing DOTA2, then BSODS on windows start

Your english is fine, don't worry about it :0)

FYI - this is a Windows 8/8.1 forum. Your system is Win7 SP1
I'd suggest you post over at for more relevant advice (I haven't run many Win7 memory dumps recently).

I'll need this info if you can't run the data collection app (Pinned topic at the beginning of the forum) when you get into Windows (this is for the damaged Windows installation):

Please go to Start and type in "msinfo32.exe" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Save the report as an .nfo file, then zip up the .nfo file and upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.
Also, save a copy as a .txt file and include it also (it's much more difficult to read, but we have greater success in getting the info from it).

If you're having difficulties with the format, please open an elevated (Run as administrator) Command Prompt and type (or copy/paste) "msinfo32 /nfo %USERPROFILE%\Desktop\TEST.NFO" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Then navigate to Desktop to retrieve the TEST.NFO file. If you have difficulties with making this work, please post back. Then zip up the .nfo file and upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.

Please open an elevated (Run as administrator) Command Prompt and type (or copy/paste) "systeminfo.exe >%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\systeminfo.txt" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Then navigate to Desktop to retrieve the syteminfo.txt file. If ... Read more

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Build 19 error. I am getting an error message "Build 19 has stopped working". Does anyone know what this error is and how to resolve it?

I have a language program that I purchased and when I try to "Print" a group of lists or flash cards with this program, I am getting this message in a box that says "Microsoft Windows" in the upper left blue area with this message in the white boxed area. It goes on to say "A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the programand notify you if a solution is available."
But Windows is not notifying me of any solution. And I can't print and it then closes the program. I contacted company and they recommended I uninstall and reinstall the program which I did and the same issue continues to occur.

I have Windows Vista Home Basic so I wonder if there is something in Windows Vista causing this and where can I find a fix.

A:build 19 has stopped working

Originally Posted by rehbrh

But Windows is not notifying me of any solution

I would fall out of my chair in abject shock if Windows ever notified me of a solution. In other words, do not expect to receive one.

Is this program Vista 'approved' ?

Can you print normally? ie using Word etc

And for the usual suspects:

Is Windows fully up to date? ie SP2, all updates installed

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

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

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

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

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

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

My system:

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

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

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

Also a screenshot of the Device Manager, Sound section.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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I have a ATI radeon 9200 and has been working fine with windows xp up until now but then i installed windows 7 and when I go to Device Manager it just picks it up as a standard VGA adapter. I really want to play some games and other things but cant as it thinks its just standard. I also looked at CPUID cpuz and it says its ATI but it doesnt pick up that it is 256mb

A:Ati Radeon 9200 with windows 7??

The ATI Radeon 9200 is not supported under Windows 7 (no drivers available from AMD/ATI) .

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i put 7 on this old pc i have that was made with some parts. its got a ati radeon 9200 card in in with 128mb. now i dont think its gonna do aero buts thats not my concern. i wanted to know if there were any drivers that worked with 7 because im stuck on the default res of 1024x 768 and ill i wanna do is get it to my monitors 1440x900.

any help will be appreciated thanks.

A:Windows 7 & ATI Radeon 9200

hm... did you try the legacy drivers from the ati site?

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A few of the apps I use regularly have recently stopped working. Some won't open, some just fail when trying to use, eg. Right move, Tumblr Not sure if this is due to latest build it just lack of developer support. Anyone else having issues?

A:Apps stopped working. Latest build?

Originally Posted by craigpowellish A few of the apps I use regularly have recently stopped working. Some won't open, some just fail when trying to use, eg. Right move, Tumblr
Not sure if this is due to latest build it just lack of developer support.
Anyone else having issues? Uninstall / reinstall, then report to their creators

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I have installed build 7000 and it has been working pretty good for the last week.

Now my usb drives and sticks stopped working. OS will see the drives, but cannot access them. It shows drive as raw data, when I plug it in on XP or Vista the drive works fine. What could cause this??

A:USB drives stopped working on build 7000

I am also having problems running flash drives for "readyboost" in build 7057 x86. It works for a while but then says it's too slow to use for readtboost. It's a top of the line 2GB drive. It's fast enough. I don't know what would cause this. Just the "beta" probably.

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Seen this topic in earlier post.Put together a new computer for buddy{he ordered all the parts} and he is complaining of freezups when playing fear.Specs-Asus A8n SLI 32 deluxe board-AMD 4400 dual core-1 gig Kingston hyper-x-250 WD sata drive-7950 GT video card.Passed memtest-prime95 all night,plays other games fine.He didnt add a sound card,went with integrated with that board.I am wondering if like Triple 6 said if the audio demands for that game is his problem.He did mention that it seemed like that was when it froze was during alot of audio in the game.Dont know if he should order a good sound card or try adjusting audio settings or possably even disabling the onboard sound and then try to play for awhile.

A:Playing Fear on new build

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

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

Originally Posted by withherlipsonly

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

Try vista codec pack:
Shark007's Codecs Homepage

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Hello. Sorry to jump on the bandwagon late and all. Just have one simple question:

I have Windows 8 Pro RTM build 9200. I just wanted to check if this was the latest version and/or the same as the version that was shipped in stores in the US on Oct.26? Will I receive all the latest Windows updates? I'm fully activated with a serial.

Thanks guys!

A:Windows 8 Pro RTM 9200, Official / Final?

I'm confused. how would you not know if it was final or not? Where did you get it? If you got it from a legitimate source, it will be the final version and there is no need for such a question.

Yes, the final version is build 9200, as about a million other people have asked, and been answered. I hope we're not going to keep getting people asking this over and over.

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