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Help!! no sound at all!!

By maxll30
Jun 15, 2005
  1. os 98se
    sc soundblaster live value

    recently installed an old game 'ydkj3' and had some minor problems. found out a day later i had no audio from any multimedia players i.e. winamp, divx player, wmp, etc. can't even get qt to work at all. got rid of ydkj3 immediately!! tried to uninstall and reinstall proper drives for sc, but to no avail. reinstalled os w/o reformatting(don't want to have to re-install all the software on my system). found new driver from creative labs and installed... still no luck. updated directx due to a dll problem with divx player and still no audio. put card in new pci slot no luck there either. tried updating winamp... nothing. Is the lifespan of a sound card five yrs? this is my last resort.. short of buying a new sound card. any help anyone would have is very appreciated.

    ty
    max
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    First check in your volume control, that nothing is muted(I know, but it does happen)

    You could also try uninstalling the device from device manager, then rebooting your system, and reinstalling the drivers.

    Failing that, it could be your soundcard has died, but it`s a bit of a coincidence if that`s the case.

    Regards Howard :grinthumb
     
  3. maxll30

    maxll30 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    can't even get to volume control. prgms> accsrs> entrmnt> vlm cntrl. and nothing. if you're asking on #2 to remove the card from the mobo and reboot to see what happens been there done that... nothing. if not how do i remove crd feom device mngr?
    thanks for the help
    maxll
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Go into your device manager, and right click on the soundcard, and select uninstall.

    Regards Howard :grinthumb
     
  5. maxll30

    maxll30 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i figured thats what you meant. I removed all instances regarding the sound card and 'creative' devices. reinstalled them still no sound
    ty howard
    max
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Looks like the soundcard is bad then I`m afraid.

    Regards Howard :suspiciou
     
  7. maxll30

    maxll30 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hoping for the best fearing the worst. thanks for the input howard
    max
     
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Just a quick thought.

    Before you rush out and buy a new soundcard. Could you try your soundcard in another system just to test it?

    Regards Howard :cool:
     
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