no sound coming from my computer

By davidfrat
Nov 8, 2006
  1. i can not seem to get any sound to come from my computer any time i open anything media related it says i can not play music because no active mixers. i tried going to the computers website and downloading the audio driver from there but that does nothing. i took the panel off my computer and moved what i believed to be my sound card and that just brought up a new window when i started my computer saying it found new hardware. when i went through the windows it gave me i ended up having no drivers for the new device and dont seem to know what to do.
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    Hi David and welcome to the TS Forum

    Heres a couple of things to try

    First go into Device manager and find the items that may have a yellow exclamation mark next to them and uninstall them, then reboot, when windows starts it should reinstall any lost drivers, you may need to have the driver disk at hand if you dont have it download the relevant drivers from the manufacturers website.

    Verify that the sndvol32.exe file is located in the system32 folder under C:\\windows\. If not install it there from your CD or download it online. Then go to the control panel and click on "Sounds & Auido Devices" put a check beside "Place volume Icon on task bar."


    Go to Start --> Run, and type in services.msc.
    A window will pop up with a list of services. Scroll down to Windows Audio. Right-click
    and click on Properties.

    Make sure that "Startup type" is set to automatic. Also, make sure, under "Service status," start is selected.

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