No sound and volume icon has disappeared

By 6shari6
Jan 17, 2006
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  1. Help someone please!!!

    I have lost the volume icon on the task bar. When I go to Multimedia and Sounds in Control panel, it says that I dont have any sound driver. When I go to Start, Accessories, Entertainment and Volume. When I click on volume it does nothing. I have tried to restore back to when I know I had sound and it still does not bring it back. I am running windows ME. What can I do?

    Thanks

    Shari
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,896

    Sounds like your soundcard driverh has been corrupted or is missing altogether.

    look in device manager are there any devices that show a yellow question mark or yellow triangle next tot hem? if there is then you need to reinstall the drivers for your sound.
  3. 6shari6

    6shari6 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thanks for the suggestion!
    I looked in the device manager and there are not any question marks
    or triangles, but there is nothing that looks like a sound card there, either.

    How do I reinstall my sound card?

    Thanks

    Shari
  4. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,896

    I would say try reinstalling the soundcard drivers. if you have onboard sound then the drivers should be on your motherboard disk,
  5. 6shari6

    6shari6 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    So, how do I do that??

    thanks again

    shari
  6. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,896

    if yu have the motherboard drivers disk put it it in the drive and when it starts you should fins a section that has the motherboard drivers on it. just click install.
  7. 6shari6

    6shari6 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I put in my application recovery cd and reinstalled my crystal sound driver and then restarted my computer and still there is no sound or sound drivers, any more ideas???

    Thanks again

    Shari
  8. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,896

    Had yuo installed any software or hard ware (or uninstalled) before this happned?
  9. 6shari6

    6shari6 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I have not, however, my children use this computer and they also say that they havent and I havent found anything new on here but....ya never know with kids!!! I thought that too, so I restored it back to a point when I know that I had sound and still there is no sound or drivers.


    Hope you can help me

    Shari
  10. Peddant

    Peddant Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,644

    Buy a very cheap sound card ($10-15) for troubleshooting purposes or as a permanent solution.A Spare sound card is always is a good thing to have anyway.
  11. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,896

    it could be that your onboard sound has just died. Peddant's sugggestion should solve the problem.
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