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Integrated soundcard not working

By JackLope
Jun 7, 2009
  1. When I turn on my computer I don't get any sound. I have a little red "X" next to the speaker Icon and it says there are no audio devices plugged in. I tried different speakers and they still didn't work. I figured it was my sound card so I reinstalled the drivers and it worked fine...for awhile. The sound stopped working again after a couple of days. When I tried to reinstall the drivers again the problem wasn't fixed. The weirdest thing is that this doesn't always happen. Yesterday when I i booted up my computer it worked fine. But today the sound is all messed up today. This has been going on for about three months Please help me. I have NO idea what I am doing.
     
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    you need to start by supplying more detail about your system, eg. computer make/model, Windows OS, Service Pack level, etc

    /* EDIT */
    My apology! I see you have System Specs!
     
  3. JackLope

    JackLope TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    Gateway GT5628
    Windows Vista 32-Bit
    Service Pack 1

    anything else?
     
  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    It appears you have burned out that unit. You might want to install a heavy duty sound card, and disable this one in the Device Manager.
     
  5. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    apologies. just after posting i noticed your System specs.

    A couple thoughts
    1) Update to Vista SP2
    2) Download Serviwin. When it opens click View->Services. Look for the Windows Audio Service. It's Status should=Started. If it's Status=Stopped that would also be a clue to your problem
    3) If related to Windows Audio service (and even if not) since your problem is intermittent is also possible is a side-affect of a malware infection. It may be wise to be cautious and rule out malware. Click here for Virus/Malware Removal Instructions
     
  6. JackLope

    JackLope TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    How did I "burn it out?"
    and would buying a sound card fix the problem?
     
  7. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Another oops! And here's a link to Serviwin
     
  8. JackLope

    JackLope TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    Will Do!
    thank you
     
  9. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    You're most welcome. Let us know how it turns out. Other things to still try if need be
     
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