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# Sound Card Stopped While Playing

Q: Sound Card Stopped While Playing

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.

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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Hello
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:

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

A:Sound stopped playing suddenly

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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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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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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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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 normal....no mutes ....lowerd levels etc.....have tried rebooting no good.....must besomething simple but I must be too simple to figure it out

A:Sound stopped playing after installing new Acer Monitor.....

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Been having major issues playing GTA IV.

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

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

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

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

My specs:

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

The first BSOD was STOP code 0x124 and that was with stock clocks for the GPU. The second BSOD was STOP code 0x1000007e and that was with GPUs OC'd to 850MHz.

A:BSODs playing GTA IV - No Sound (Sound Card) & Laggy Video!

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

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...t-prime95.html

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Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 AMD64
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (12 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7601.17640.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff80004c53000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff80004e98670
Debug session time: Mon Sep 12 00:31:58.025 2011 (UTC - 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:15.350
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After installing it I configured windows 8 pro build 9200 to play at the start up.
It worked. However after activating the op. sistem it no longer plays the start up sound (any idea ?).
Another thing I have no idea is why Microsoft supressed the log off sound.
Who had the brilliant idea to discontinue the log off sound ?
There should be a tweak to bring it back.

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

You got the box checked ?

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This is a Vista issue because the unit works fine on an XP machine.

Vista seem to recognize it and install the drivers when it's plugged in, including the message that the device has installed successfully.

The only thing I can think of is that the drivers are bad. I've remove the device from device manager and nothing seems to help.

Any ideas?

A:USB sound card and mic stopped working...

Does it have custom drivers? You should use the ones that the manufacturer made, as they know what they are trying to achieve, where Microsoft makes general drivers for every possible soundcard :P

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I recently upgraded to DirectX 9. In this case it was not a good idea, as I've lost sound. I keep getting an error message when I shut down pertaining to Ddhelp. Searching MS, Google, and TSG, I have determined that the problem has to do with an incompatability with my soundcard Creative AWE 64, and the lack of driver support for it that will correct this problem.

Running Win 98 on a dinosaur Compaq 233 w/64 RAM (max). Running the DirectX.diag it indicates the incompatability problem. Therefore, I have determined that I must return to a previous edition of DirectX. there does not appear to be any method for doing this, other than using the extractor tool, and reinstalling an earlier version.

I'd appreciate any thoughts, ideas, experiences concerning this matter.

A:My sound card suddenly stopped working

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Hi.
OS: Windows 7 64
Sound Card: Sound Blaster Audigy

I was playing a game on ventrilo and got up from my seat and tripped over my headset cord.
I have a Sennheiser PC350. I didn't pull it out of the ports. So I checked and I could still hear out of everything.
But nobody could hear me. So I unplugged my headset and tried again. Microphone wasn't working.
So I tried a different headset. Brand new gaming headset out of the package. Sound worked. Microphone didn't.

Is it possible I broke my soundcard? I cant see how.
Is there anything else I can check?

A:Microphone stopped working. sound card?

Assuming you are connected directly to the sound card, yes, it could be damaged.

Enable the onboard audio chipset and test using front or rear panel ports. That will at least determine if you have a faulty sound card or headset.

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Hi All

My son's sound card has suddenly decided not to play anymore! Is there a logical sequence of checks I shoudl follow? I have routed the sound output to 2 seperate sets of speakers and neither set works so I can assume that there's no sound output from the PC Sound card.

Now, what you must realise is that this is the end of the world to my 12 yr old son as he plays all his (rubbish) music from his PC whilst he does his homework (or so he tells me!!!) - so can anyone help a dad with a kid an the brink?

Is a trip to PC World on the cards or is there hope yet

John

A:Sound Card not playing...

Hey John...

couple things...

Can you tell us what type of sound card your son is running?
Can you see your device in Device Manager? Is there a "Yellow" Exclamation mark beside it? If so Have you tried removing card from Device Manager and letting Windows (if this is the OS you have) find it again and re-installing drivers for card?

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Hello,

My computer says the soundcard is working properly and is enabled. I also did a driver update search and it said I had the latest driver. But I cannot get any sound out of the card. In researching the problem I noticed several peo... Read more

A:Creative Sound card suddenly stopped working

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How can I fix it?

A:[SOLVED] My sound card suddenly stopped working

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Is this possible? I mean by plugging headphones into the jack on the cd-rom drive. I've never had a problem doing it in Windows 98, but when I try it on any XP machine without a sound card, I cannot. I've tried using both media player and winamp to no avail.

A:Playing music CDs in Win XP without a sound card

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Hi, i recently bought a Geforce GTS 250 which is fully installed - but when playing FFXIV theres no sound at all.

Ive plugged in headphones and listened to music, but i cannot hear any in game sound

Anyone know any tricks?
Apologies if this has already been posted elsewhere and ive missed it

A:New GFX Card - no sound only when playing games

How is the screen connected to the moniutor?

Check the sound settings, and make sure its set for the headphone/speakers.

It might be that the game is trying to put its sound out thed hdmi plug.

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I just bought a computer with Windows7. I'm a musician and songwriter and use my soundcard to play to prospective clients but they can't hear me. Sterio mix is set as default but still no progress. I'm hoping someone can help me find the problem and solve it. I sure appreciate the help.

A:Problem Playing Through Sound Card

Hi -

What soundcard do you have? System specs?

Did you find a Windows 7 driver for the soundcard?

Check Windows 7 Hardware Compatibly Center. Be sure to choose correct OS version - x86 or x64 -

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/com...s/default.aspx

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

.

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I just upgraded my Windows XP Toshiba Satellite laptop to Windows 7 and now the sound card, and the wifi feature (where it looks for signals) does not work! Is there a way to fix this, or maybe even revert back to XP. I didn't make a back-up disc.. but if there is a way to do so, I'd like to. Thanks!

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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Hi all, I have a new Asus N61J Laptop with windows & 64 bit o/s. Im wondering if anyone can help me with setting up to play music through my soundcard in yahoo chat. When I have set up to play through the sound card , in my many attempts to get it working, i get no sound at all,, any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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I have just recieved a re-conditioned computer and there seems to be the capability for sound, but I dont seem to be able to get it working.

Have tried the basics, but really could do with a bit of guidance, as I'm not really sure what I'm looking for.

Using windows xp and have got a Packard bell

A:No sound playing, but seems that i have an audio card built in

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Hi.
Advice needed. I have a new motherboard in my machine, an ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS - Newegg.com and my 2 soundcards the older Adigity 2 ZS with all the bells and whistles locsk up the machine and the X Fi Gamer SB 0730 in the PCI slot has very low audio to the stereo system. Another PC with he same card is considerably louder. I had a PCI e Recon 3D but it had a faulty line input so I could not plug my other PC into it (essential). It was plenty loud enough but not hi fi. I have a Yamaha 100 RMS per channel surround sound hi end unit RX V2090 and a pair of B&W DM6 monitor loudspeaker which I listen to music on from CD and the computer FLAC, 320kbs mp3 and some lower resolution (not many). Another machine hooks up as a media center for surround sound from Blu Ray, DVD's and HD over the ai TV and Netflix. Amazon etc. I am looking for the sound card in this machine to be for Stereo playback only. The other machine does the home theatre movie experience. I sometimes listen to cheapo headphones at low volume late at night but mainly this will be fairly moderate listening levels. I have read about Asus cards and some of them suffer from high pitched whistling and hum from ground loops. I am interested in the obliviously being phased out Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card powered by THX TruStudio Pro - Newegg.com. I also like the Assus ASUS Xonar Ess... Read more

A:Sound Card for playing music in Stereo

OK so I took my own advice and ordered the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card powered by THX TruStudio Pro - Newegg.com
I have installed it and I am testing it through the hi fi whilst tweaking options, the driver disk I got seems to be bang up to date with Windows 8 7 drivers only and more updated than drivers on the web. I'll post a further diagnosis after a few days of testing but I am impressed and that is pretty hard to do to this old fart.

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hi
i installed a new video card into my computer, and ever since sound has stopepd working, i tried uninstalling all my sound drivers
and could not manage to install them again
so i made a partition, to back up my data to do system restore, half way through the partition, my comp went into stand by and my hard drive became corrupt, i managed to get Fdisk and format my hard drive
now i back onto windows vista ultimate but now again i have no sound, and i dont have any of the Original HP software.
when i first got the pc. it came with a Realtek Sound icon in the task bar, but i instaleld many realtek drivers for my pc and none of them are making my sound work.
if you wish to do remote desktop to help me .. add me on msn : [email protected]
thanks

A:Sound Stopped Working After ATI Radeon 3870 HD graphics card was installed

Originally Posted by bubbleduck

hi
i installed a new video card into my computer, and ever since sound has stopepd working, i tried uninstalling all my sound drivers
and could not manage to install them again
so i made a partition, to back up my data to do system restore, half way through the partition, my comp went into stand by and my hard drive became corrupt, i managed to get Fdisk and format my hard drive
now i back onto windows vista ultimate but now again i have no sound, and i dont have any of the Original HP software.
when i first got the pc. it came with a Realtek Sound icon in the task bar, but i instaleld many realtek drivers for my pc and none of them are making my sound work.
if you wish to do remote desktop to help me .. add me on msn : [email protected] thanks

Hi bubbleduck,

Welcome to the forum.

Your new graphic card has built in sound and has taken over from your old sound source.

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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 :/

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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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Hi

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!

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$) 3 more replies Answer Match 47.88% I have a Compaq,pen4,computer in 2003. I have this as a sound card: Realtek AC'97 Audio. I dont have any specifications on that sound card so i assume it was state of the art for the year 2003. I notice the Diamond XtremeSound 5.1/16 bit Sound Card (specifications below)for sale at Staples for$20. Should i consider buying that 2008 Sound card to replace my 2003 sound card? I use my speakers almost exclusively for listening,stream media.

(I have a Magnovox home stereo(2 speakers)hooked up to my computer)

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Allows the user to experience high level, theater quality sound while watching videos, listening to music, and playing games all in true 5.1 channel surround sound.

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Mic and stereo line inputs
Front left/right, rear left/right and center/subwoofer outputs

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Friends,
A lil' confused so need some expert adv.

Just wish to reconfirm, this USB PNP, IF it will record/SAVE
from my audio cassette player to my desk top,using WIN XP PRO ! I wish to transfer songs from audio cassettes to my desk top which does not have a sound card.I have the COOL RECORDER in case that helps, does it ?
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Earlier I have used the TV tuner card which did the job of such a transfer but that went kaput.

Thx for yr help.Cheers

A:Solved: USB Sound Card - 2.0 Audio Input / Output Sound Card

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

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

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

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

My system:

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

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

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

Also a screenshot of the Device Manager, Sound section.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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

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Hello; A rare conditon: I cant get sound out of any internet video. sound card is ok. Sound from every other source is ok,,,except from internet explorer videos of any kind.

Thanx.
Rolando.

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

A:PC just stopped playing DVDs

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

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

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

Thanks.

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

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

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

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

what application are you using to play said DVD?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

They'd be appreciated

xx

A:computer stopped playing DVDs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any idea?

I got the following hw and OS
Quite old Dell XPS T600r with Intel Pentium III, 600MHz and 384MB RAM
CD-ROM-drives:
LG CD-ROM CRD-8480C (as D)
SONY CD-RW CRX140E (as E)
Soundcard Turtle Beach Montego II (with standard Aureal 8830 device drivers since soundcard not supported any longer)

/Swehjo

A:Playing CD stopped working after XP SP2 upgrade

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

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

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

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Hi All

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

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

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

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

Thanks very much.

A:Media Player stopped playing some AVI's

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

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

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The title pretty much says it all - except it seems to only happen when I'm on Instagram. I've upgraded to the latest version of flash. Could it be video card related? I have other display issues with this computer.

Edit: it's not just Instagram, it's also Vine. I don't spend much time on social feeds, so it's challenging to track which sites seem to be most affected by this problem, which only manifested within the last month. I thought it might be a bad flash update, but as noted, I've got the most current version.

A:flash stopped playing in all browsers

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

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

This may help: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=c01895589#N34

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

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

A:dvd movies stopped playing - games, cds fine

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

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

Thanks,
bhuyghue

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

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

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

Here's my Log

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

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Dit.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\DitExp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

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

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

A:Media Player has stopped playing .ts files

Originally Posted by nick0116

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

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

Also found this link if it helps.

http://www.updatexp.com/0xc00d1199.html

Regards
UKMedia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Help?\

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

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

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hello in my present setup i have a factory soundcard thats installed in my intel atom mini pc and i have a usb soundblaster laying around.. my question is it worth to swapp in the usb sound card or its not much of a difference using the built in sound card

my PC
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sound card
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A:factory sound card VS SoundBlaster USB sound card

As you have a USB connected SoundBlaster, disable the internal sound "card" in the BIOS and then connect and install the SoundBlaster and try it.

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Well it's pretty much what the subject says. I was thinking about buying a new soundcard for my computer but my motherboard already has a soundcard built into it. Would there be a way for me to add a new soundcard?

A:new sound card but old sound card built into motherboard

yes of course, all you have to do is disable the mobo sc from the BIOS and install the new one. if you have any software that was installed for the mobo sc just uninstall it and make sure u remove it from the device manager.

lates...

apache9357

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My first post so please be patient with me. My PC is a Dell Dimension 8200, (vintage 2002) Pentium 4, 512 cache, 2GB memory, 120GB HD.

I upgraded my OS from Win XP Pro to Win 7 Ultimate in Nov 2010 and my soundcard completely stopped working as being incompatible with Win 7. There are no updating drivers as it is old technology according to the manufacturer (Voyetra Turtle Beach Santa Cruz DSP). Went downtown and bought a replacement and when I tried to install it I found that the connectors didn?t match. The salesman said that Dell uses proprietary connectors therefore I must use a Dell card. Dell doesn?t have any for my outdated system.

So my question is: Will a USB soundcard, (such as the Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro or equal) actually solve my problem, i.e., do everything a regular soundcard does? It just sounds too good to be true!

Many thanks for any assistance you can provide.

A:USB sound card replacement for regular sound card?

Did you motherboard come with on-board audio and you added the Turtle Beach sound card or did that sound card come with the PC. Your PC can use a PCI card, not a PCI-express card.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

~Lightingft.

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

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

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

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

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

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

I am running Windows Vista Home Premium

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi,

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.
Regards
Powell Lucas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I had a virus issue that I dealt with by running many spyware and virus programs yesterday. I don't think it's related but I can't help but wonder

To fix the proble... Read more

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

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

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

Quote:
"The PnkBstrB service entered the stopped state."

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

Quote:
"Faulting application name: bf2.exe, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x4a8d6629
Faulting module name: Memory.dll, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x497ec791
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x00001ddc
Faulting process id: 0x600
Faulting application start time: 0x01cd07d8b8b64218
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Battlefield 2 Complete Collection\bf2.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Battlefield 2 Complete Collection\Memory.dll
Report Id: 23819cc8-73cc-11e1-a8f9-000854b19d94"

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

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

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

I found this section from the following user request.

http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...ows-crash.html

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

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

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

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

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

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Ever since I got my second Video Card and went SLI I have had crippling sound problems. After playing for a while all sounds get replace with a high pitched squeal. This is only with games, not music (using WMP), DVDs (using WinDVD), and only with my sound card, not the (crappy) onboard sound (which has no problem). Some games may play for three minutes, others for close to fifty before this consistently happens. It seems to be simply subsistuting all sounds with this annoying noise. I quit the game it goes quiet, but music is now affected and DVDs have NO sound. Single GPU works fine (either card, either PCI-E slot), sound card in either PCI slot still causes the problem. I recently got a newer, better sound card but it does the exact same thing. I think it may be either a video card issue, or the motherboard. Is it something to due with the way the video card handles sound? Or the motherboard? HELP!! I really like the improved graphics (on a relative budget) that SLI brings, and don't like being hobbled like this.

Tried Turning down Sound Card Acceleration with the old card, didn't help.

My Computer
Old Alienware Case.
Asus P5N32 SE SLI-Deluxe
Inter Core 2 Duo E6600
3*Corsair PC5400 667 512mb
2*Maxtor 200GB 7200rpm
2*EVGA NVidia 7600 GT KO 256mb video (do have different bios #'s on the card)
SoundBlaster X-Fi Gamer Extreme (old card was SB Audigy 2)
Sony DVD writer.
Dell 2407wfp monitor

A:HELP! Sound problem with SLI and sound card (onboard audio work fine)

i have simular problem my soundblaster live wont run sound when plugged in but tbh sound isnt all that big wen u have 5.1 sourround, so i just used the on-board audio

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Hello,i recently upgrade my system from xp to windows7,i use the same realtek driver and get distortions!I try severall drivers,disable all enhancements/levels on speakers properties with no result(2.1speakers-),i configure them in stereo mode,i reduce the default format to 44100 16bits(cd quality)!What should i do,there is a fix,something?On windows xp i had NO PROBLEMS!

A:Distortion sound using onboard realtek sound card on windows 7ultimate

This is an older motherboard. The RealTek is Realtek? ALC662
Have you tried the driver from RealTek? The "AC'97" Codecs are the ones to use.
Realtek

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changed integrated sound card for Sound Blasster Live but it is not working right. It shows up in the device mnager, but when I go to Start>>Settings>>Control Panel>>Sounds & Audio Devices, it shows that there is NO AUDIO DEVICES.....why. I am running Windows XP Pro, on a P4-1.8, which has an Asus motherboard model P4S333.

A:changed integrated sound card for Sound Blasster Live but it is not working right

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

First. Go into your bios, and disable your onboard sound, and save and exit bios.

Once your computer has booted up, go into contol panel, and double click the sounds and audio devices icon.

Click on the audio tab, and set the sound playback device to your new soundcard.

Do the same for the sound recording device. Click on the voice tab and do the same. Click apply/ok.

Make sure you have the correct drivers installed for your new soundcard, and that your speakers are plugged into the new soundcard.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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Hi,

I recently purchased the Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX and am having problems getting it to actually play any audio or record any sound.

I've browsed other threads with similar issues on this board and as such have disabled my motherboards onboard audio in my BIOS settings, have reinstalled the drivers from disc and from the Creative website, and even attempted to use Driverpack Online to download any missing drivers. However my problem still persists.

I can see that the Sound Blaster Audigy FX is present on the sound option on the control panel, but it never actually plays any sound. Additionally, whenever I try to play a test sound in the speakers advanced properties I am returned with the error "Failed to play test tone".

I've included a few screenshots that might help make things a bit more clear, and I'd be very appreciative of any help I can get with this issue.

Specifications

Audio under Speccy

The playback menu, speaker properties, and the error I am returned with when I attempt to test the speakers

A:Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX Sound Card, no playback/recording

First thing, I assume you have correctly attached your speakers to the new SoundBlaster.

As you have a separate sound card, did you disable any on-board (on the motherboard) audio in the BIOS? If not, that is the first step. The on-board, is still enabled, can conflict with the SoundBlaster.

Also, temporarily disable the AMD HD audio in the Device Manager for testing (the AMD is for HDMI audio). Reboot after doing this.

Finally, although this has may not have any affect on playback, the default recording device should be the SoundBlaster "What You Hear". In the Recording sound panel, RIGHT click in an empty area and then check to show Disconnected and Disabled devices. If the SoundBlaster was installed correctly What You Hear should now show up and you can enable it and make it the default recording device.

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

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

A:Sound Just Stopped

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

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Hello..

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

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

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

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

A:Sound stopped

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

Malwarebytes forums

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

A:Sound to TV Has Stopped

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TEAC CD-224E [CD-ROM drive]

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

Memory Modules c,d
768 Megabytes Installed Memory

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

Network Drives
None detected

Users (mouse over user name for details)
local user accounts last logon
eArmyU Student 3/4/2008 3:41:47 PM (admin)
Guest 5/20/2006 4:52:30 PM
local system accounts
HelpAssistant never

A:Sound Stopped

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

A:Sound stopped on xp

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

A:Sound stopped on xp

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

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A few days ago I installed a new sound card but now the sound recorder won't record sound. It appears the record button is greyed out

Any help appreciated

Thanks

pete

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I installed windows 7 a little while ago but i cant seem to get a driver that will recognize my sound card. the computer doesnt think its installed correctly but when i was using Xp it was just fine. ive tried another PCI slot but no such luck. all of the drivers i have tried tell me that they dont see that i have the product on my computer.

anyone having the same problem ?

A:Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 24bit Sound Card

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy Windows Vista/Windows 7 Drivers version 2.18.0017

Creative ALchemy 1.41.02
Creative Audio Console 1.31.10
Creative Graphic Equalizer 2.00.65
Creative Dolby Digital Live Pack 3.00.03
Creative MediaSource DVD-Audio Player 2.00.78
Creative EAX Console 3.00.56
Creative SoundFont Bank Manager 3.21.00
Creative Speaker Settings 2.00.60

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I have installed Win XP Pro SP2 (had Win 7 installed and couldn't run half my games). Now the games run fine but no sound! I know this is because I'm relying on the on-board sound on the (I have been told by my brother-in-law who used to own the pc!) Realtek motherboard as the soundcard broke 6 months ago (was a Creative Soundblaster 16 or AWE 32 Compatible (WDM)) and was removed.

When I installed Win XP yesterday everything runs fine but no sound. In the Device Manager I have problems with the:

Other Devices -Audio Device on HD Audio Bus (Code 1)PCI Simple Communications Controller (Code 28)Unknown device (Code 28)

Sound, Video & Game Controllers -Creative Soundblaster 16 or AWE 32 Compatible (WDM)(Code 10)

I don't understand why it's even picking up the sound card when it's not plugged in!

The dxdiag is as follows:

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System Information
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Time of this report: 12/21/2009, 17:48:03
Machine name: GENESIS
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: DIXONSXP
System Model: MS-7255
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Page File: 370MB used, 3568MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.... Read more

A:[SOLVED] On-board sound not working - no sound card installed

Thanks anyone who had a look - I had a look at the Audio HD Device again - the Code 10, and it let me re-install the drivers this time, which it never did before. At least I have sound now!!!

Lilith
x

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I'm looking to buy the Creative Lab Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum eX sound card, but I'm not sure how compatible it is with my current system, which is an HP Pavilion 7960. It says you need an available adjacent slot to the PCI card for the Audigy extension, which I don't know what it means.

Also, I saw a picture of it online and I see that it comes with two cards and a black box. I figure that one card is supposed to be the actual sound card, and the other is this mysterious Audigy extension. But what is the black box?

A:Creative Lab Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum eX sound card

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Hi! I just installed a new mother board and cpu. Its an ECS 755-A2 mother board with a 3200+ AMD Sempron/64-bit CPU. It's not the best, but i was trying to save money.

Before, I had a soyo and a 2800+ AMD Athlon XP and i had the Sound Blaster Live 5.1. Now with this ECS mb, the sound card doesn't get detected anymore, even in device manager. I downloaded the new driver for the Sound Blaster Live 5.1 from their official website and when I came to install it... it said that there were no Sound Blaster cards detected on my computer even though it was securely pushed in IN a pci slot!!

Then I decided that I don't need sound blaster so i installed the driver for the integrated sound card on my mb (realtek AC-97) and everything LOOKS fine according to their program and the control panel (sound and audio options) but i dont receive any sound from anything at all. I was planning on buying a NEW sound card but then i decided to test this Sound Blaster Live 5.1 on my bro's computer. Ironically, it was detected on his 1.2 ghz AMD Athlon Thunderbird and now i'm puzzled as why it wasn't detected on mine.

What solutions have I tried?

I installed numerous drivers for both the sound blaster and the integrated sound card repeatedly and there wasn't any hope.

I re-installed the OS twice (I'm willing to do a third though)

I don't know what else I can try.. can anyone help and please don't say the mother board :[?

Specs:

A:Both Sound Blaster Live 5.1 and Integrated Sound Card Does Not Work

E-mail Teechnical Support for the Sound Blaster Card

The problem might just be the new board, it may not support the sound card, or maybe it really isn't plugged in all the way.

Happened to me with my Firewire card took me forever to put the dump thing in I keep pushin and pushin, but not to hard because you'll break the card and you don't want to do that.

so just keep pushin slowly it may look like it is in but it probably really isn't

Or ot may be the new processor/ board combination, why didn't you just get the Atholon 64 instead of the Septeron 64.

I don't think many cards are compatible with that

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Hello to you all!

I've been having problems with my sound card (in the title) and that problem is that I cannot hear any sound come out of it but the strange thing is the little green bar that indicates sound is coming through and how loud it is keeps going up and down as I play music.

Anyway the strange thing is the windows default sound thingy works perfectly fine, if any of oyu kind people could help me that would be fantastic!

A:Solved: No sound coming out of my SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio sound card

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Hi,
I'm working on husband's pc, it is an HP Media Ctr. set up. Pavilion 4100e. We had to do a System Restore when pc was over run with virus/trojan infections. SR resulted in some lost Driver/Controller files, including ethernet and sound card. I have recovered all Driver/Controller files-- and everything is working except for sound.

I have uninstalled Creative Audigy Audio Processor (through Device Manager) and reinstalled (through Found New Hardware). I have run dxdiag, only to find "device cannot start" under problem devices/sound card.

Any suggestions on how to get this to work again? I cannot use System Restore to go back to when it was working, because that would take me back to all the virus/trojan infections and nothing was working.

Any help would be appreciated~

Thanks,

Tricia

what OS does it have

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I've got an Asus Crosshair V Formula motherboard that I couldn't get any sound on my Onkyo HT-R550 receiver via the onboard optical output (Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit OS) I was planning on getting a nicer sound card anyway, so I bought the Asus Xonar Essence ST.

Installed that sound card but alas, I still have the same problem.

Speaker and headphone outputs work, but no signal is recognized by the receiver via the S/PDIF. I know that the cable and receiver are fine, I still have my previous computer which is running Win XP and it has been sending audio via the same cable to the same receiver for years. It still works if I hook it up. It has an Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe motherboard and an HT Omega Striker 7.1 audio card. Both the onboard and sound card optical output work with the optical out to the receiver.

With my current computer the Win 7 "Sound" window displays signal on the audio meter when I play audio or when I use the "Test" function. But no signal is recognized by the receiver. I've tried every format and sample rate. I've uninstalled all drivers and reinstalled. I've used DH Driver Cleaner to sweep out all previous existing audio drivers. I've also had the onboard disabled since I originally installed the card. I've tried everything I can think of and manipulated all the settings in the Xonar Essence ST Audio Center software that are relevant. I think I've tried everything, but I'm hoping I'm wrong. I've submitted this to Asus technical, but it's been... Read more

A:S/PDIF Optical out - No sound from receiver (onboard and sound card)

although the xonar panel will control almost all functions for that, make sure that windows has it's default audio device set to the spdif card you want. If it's set to speakers HD AUDIO (hd audio being one of the cards you want) will only output through analog. Control Panel>hardware and sound>sound. Select the card that you want and make sure u select one of the options that also says spdif. Click set default, apply and it should work. Sorry if you have already tried this. But it's the first thing that comes to mind right now.

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Hi! I just installed a new mother board and cpu. Its an ECS 755-A2 mother board with a 3200+ AMD Sempron/64-bit CPU. It's not the best, but i was trying to save money.

Before, I had a soyo and a 2800+ AMD Athlon XP and i had the Sound Blaster Live 5.1. Now with this ECS mb, the sound card doesn't get detected anymore, even in device manager. I downloaded the new driver for the Sound Blaster Live 5.1 from their official website and when I came to install it... it said that there were no Sound Blaster cards detected on my computer even though it was securely pushed in IN a pci slot!!

Then I decided that I don't need sound blaster so i installed the driver for the integrated sound card on my mb (realtek AC-97) and everything LOOKS fine according to their program and the control panel (sound and audio options) but i dont receive any sound from anything at all. I was planning on buying a NEW sound card but then i decided to test this Sound Blaster Live 5.1 on my bro's computer. Ironically, it was detected on his 1.2 ghz AMD Athlon Thunderbird and now i'm puzzled as why it wasn't detected on mine.

What solutions have I tried?

I installed numerous drivers for both the sound blaster and the integrated sound card repeatedly and there wasn't any hope.

I re-installed the OS twice (I'm willing to do a third though)

I don't know what else I can try.. can anyone help and please don't say the mother board :[?

Specs:

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?ello! I have an issue with my HP Probook 4520s. Its internal speakers  and microphone doesn't work. I've tried to install and reinstall drivers from here, tried to rollback driver to older version but I always have the same result: installed the IDT sound codec, and after a restart, the mute button  turned red and I cannot switch it. Soundcard device ID: HDAUDIO\FUNK_01&VEN_111&DEV_7605OS: Windows 7 Professional x86 How can I fix it?

A:HP Probook 4520s: sound card doesn't work (no sound, red mut...

Hi,Same problem here. After repair of the display cable (Probook is just 2 years old!) by service centre a white cross-red dotthrough the speaker-icon appears. Service centre cannot fix it.HP helpdesk chat reports soundcard is defect. Soundcard is part of motherboard is said so motherboard needs to be exchanged.Second opinion learns that soundcard is NOT a part of the motherboard.I've bought a replacement Probook with a working, checked it!, motherboard and soundcard.New motherboard and soundcard have been placed incl. different Windows 7 but still (again) no sound. Can anybody give a solution ?

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It isn't always there...it comes and goes, but it's pretty ugly. I thought it might be a sample rate thing, but I changed those settings in control panel.

Anyone use that card with vista successfully?
bp

A:distorted sound in vista/createiv x-fi titanium sound card

I had a Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic in my rig and I constantly had distorted audio - manifesting in the form of 'crackly', echoing sounds. Really frustrating, I tried all kinds of solutions including a clean uninstall of the audio drivers, replugging the sound card in a different PCI slot, etc. For a while everything would be fine, and then back into crunchy-sound-land...

My rig used to have Windows XP Pro as the OS, and the sound card worked perfectly. It was only after I changed the OS to Vista that the woes began.

This is probably not the solution you want to hear, but after 2 years of despair I flogged the card on eBay and bought myself an Auzen X-Fi Prelude 7.1 card. Although that is still an X-Fi it works beautifully in Vista, absolutely no problem with the sound since.
-=W=-

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my lenovo laptop was running fine, but all of a sudden the sound started freaking out and about every second or so, the sound would cut out, and cut back in,

ex. im playing a video and the people are talking, but it sounds like
"th--- is h--- fin---- compu----" or something like that.

the weird part is, the speakers arent working, but when i plug in my headphones, sound starts working, out of the speakers, while the headphones are plugged in with no sound coming out of the headphones, and thats pretty strange. but it gets stranger, pretty much anything plugged into the audio jack would make the speakers start working, even if it is just an adapter for another thing, and not even a headphone...

so i checked the sound in the control panel, and i said that it "could not detect sound card, restart and it will try to find it" or something, so i restarted and the problem still happened, but this time, the control panel says that "your device is working properly" when its obviously not.

ive looked on the microsoft support page and followed the instructions, no help. lenovo support? no help.

ive tried running a troubleshoot on the audio playback, but it said that it could not detect the problem,

ive checked the device manager and under the video, sound and game controllers, it has listed "Conexant 20671 SmartAudio HD", and "Intel(R) Display Audio" and they both are listed as "working properly" (nope)... Read more

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My SoundBlaster Audigy 2 ZS card works perfectly well, but no sound will come out of my computer. I have up-to-date drivers and a new speaker system because I thought the old one might be faulty. If you start a song and turn the speaker to the max and listen real closely, you can barely distinguish the song, so I know it is there. Can anybody help me?

Email: [email protected]

A:My computer refuses to produce sound, but my sound card is fine

So how do you know that your Audigy works perfectly?

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i installed windows xp and upgraded my sound card drivers and still no sound???
Soundblaster Live Value!

Mute is off!
Speakers are plugged in!

tried uninstalling the sound card and its drivers and then rebooting - still doesnt work

A:i installed windows xp and upgraded my sound card drivers and still no sound???

<img src="http://forums.techguy.org/images/tsgteam/welcome.gif" alt="">

ThePRedicate,
Can you see the sound card in the Device Manager in System Properties?

Did this problem start recently or since the installation of XP? Did you get sound at anytime earlier(even on other OSes)?

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It's the most suspicious sound I've ever heard. It sounds exactly like fat, felt tip marker making a quick check on paper. It can also be compared to a rat sniff or a piece of paper being turned. I wear headphones and can hear this noise occasionally for up to 15 minutes. It likes to happen at night, when 'they' are active ( humor me ). Because of the sneaky, low volume, discreet, low down, creepy, stalky, shifty sound I am disposed to imagine that someone is looking through my files for credit information and they are unaware of these sounds from my sound card, or they don't care about the sound because they are safe from being caught.

Sound like I'm crazy? Just paranoid. I did say it makes me imagine. The kind of person I am is the same kind that will run system restore at a moment's notice for anything that looks suspicious or a NoScript violation. Because that sound is clearly designed to resemble a sniffing rat doing something sneaky on my computer. I tried to record the output with Audacity 1.3, but it had stopped before I had recorded anything.

My setup:

Windows XP Pro 64 bit Service Pack 2
Verizon High Speed Internet
Marvell Yukon 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
LinkSys Router routing to a Windows 7 laptop, WPK-PSK, TKIP
Soundblaster Live!
Avast!
SUPERAntiSpyware
NoScript
Mozilla FireFox

A:Solved: Suspicious sound coming from sound card output.

It was that Windows XP search dog. When you ctrl + f to open the search side bar in a window there is an animated dog that seems innocuous. Every 15 minutes or so it will scratch itself and make that noise twice. As long as that search side bar is open, minimized or not, that noise will persist.

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Please let me know if this shouldn't be here- i will gladly delete the post if it's in the wrong forum.

Hi there guys. I came to this forum a while back and i was really pleased with how helpful you guys were when i was building my computer. Uh, in that regard, my specs are

EVGA 122-CK-NF68-T1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

Thermaltake Purepower W0100RU 500W ATX 12V 2.0 Power Supply

Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 Allendale 2.4GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E4600

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800

The rest is irrelevant i think... geforce 8800GT graphics card, 200gb HDD.

Anyway, i don't have a sound card. I Recently got a headset/mic (Altec Lansing AHS515) and when i put the headphone/mic jack into the back of my computer (in the mobo connection) the line out or headphones work fine. However, the microphone or mic out isn't working so great. When i try to talk with it i get a really, really quiet signal if anything at all. It doesn't pick up anything at more than an inch away from my mouth, and to get a loud noise i have to put it literally in my mouth.

I'm using the realtek HD Audio Manager as it came with my mobo. I tried changing the jacks around, but it always comes up as some sort of device incompatible or some similar error.

Regarding the headset, i'm sure it's not broken- i tried it on a laptop i have and it worked fine.

So as i obviously don't have a sound card, i'm wondering if i need on... Read more

A:Microphone Insensitive- Need Sound card? (Posted in sound forum also)

Seeing that you have posted in the Hardware Sound Forum, where you will be more than likely able to get a solution to your problem, I am closing this thread.
The reason for this is, that multiple posting about the same issue tends to confuse the issue; especially when they are in two different forums.
Not many of the Windows Tech Team Members venture into the Sound Forum, and vis-a-vis with the Hardware Tech team.

Kind Regards,

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