No sound from speakers

By Ripcurl
Sep 28, 2005
  1. I turned on my computer and there was no sound coming from my speakers, I checked connections all were fine,

    I brought home some speakers from work that work fine at work, connected them still nothing,

    I took the cpu to a computer tech to have the whole cpu looked at and told her the speakers won't work, picked up cpu everything was fine according to the tech,

    Went home connected everything still no sound from speakers, called the tech she said she had connected her speakers and they worked fine, no explanation and out $50

    I just bought a new flat monitor with speakers built in still nothing , not even from the headphone jack on monitor?!

    I don't know awhole lot about computers and I'm not sure that I have a sound card or do I?

    Can someone please help me out?? I can't afford to just give away another $50
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Right click my computer, and select manage.

    Click on device manager. Can you see any yellow question, or exclamation marks next to your sound devices?

    If so, try re-installing your sound drivers.

    If you have onboard sound, then you can get the sound drivers from your mobo(motherboard) manufacturers website.

    If you have a separate soundcard, then you can get the drivers from the soundcard manufacturers website.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. Ripcurl

    Ripcurl TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I did and there is an explantion point next to windows sound system Compatible (WDM)

    I clicked on it then properties and it reads This device cannot start (Code 10)

    How do I re-install?
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    If you click on the first link in my signature, you will find a link to the free Everest programme.

    It will give you lots of info about your system, including what soundcard you have.

    Once we know what soundcard/mobo you have, we should be able to help you further.

    Regards Howard :grinthumb
  5. Ripcurl

    Ripcurl TS Rookie Topic Starter

    What is it I am looking for to find the sound card/mobo?
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    When the Everest programme runs, it will open a window.

    In the righthand pane, click on computer, and then summary.

    Your mobo should be listed next to the motherboard group.

    Your soundcard should be listed next to the multimedia/audio adapter.

    Regards Howard :)
  7. Ripcurl

    Ripcurl TS Rookie Topic Starter


    INTEL PENTIUM IIIE, 933 MHz (7x 133)

    MSI MS-6309 Lite (MS-6309LE v 2.0)/ MS-6309 v 2.x


    160 MB (SDRAM)

    AMI (4/11/01)




    Auto adapter: VIA AC'97 AUDIO CONTROLLER
  8. AFbusta17

    AFbusta17 TS Rookie Posts: 37

    no sound from speakers - no mixer devices or something?

    OMG PLZ HELP ME. I have no idea how to fix my problem. I get no sound from my speakers and I dont know what to do. Heres my info:

    Operating System System Model
    Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600) No details available
    Processor a Main Circuit Board b
    1.20 gigahertz AMD Athlon
    128 kilobyte primary memory cache
    256 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. REV 1.xx
    Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
    BIOS: Award Software, Inc. ASUS A7V-E ACPI BIOS Revision 1002D 03/08/2001
    Drives Memory Modules c,d
    40.02 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    18.80 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

    LG CD-ROM CRD-8521B
    SAMSUNG CD-R/RW SW-232B [CD-ROM drive]
    3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

    WDC WD400AB-00BVA0 [Hard drive] (40.02 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WMA7F1000461, rev 21.01H21, SMART Status: Healthy 512 Megabytes Installed Memory

    Slot 'DIMM 1' has 256 MB
    Slot 'DIMM 2' has 256 MB
    Local Drive Volumes

    c: (NTFS on drive 0) 40.02 GB 18.80 GB free

    Network Drives
    None detected
    Users (mouse over user name for details) Printers
    local user accounts last logon
    Drew Groesbeck 9/30/2005 5:14:42 PM (admin)
    local system accounts
    Administrator never (admin)
    ASPNET never
    Guest never
    HelpAssistant never
    SUPPORT_388945a0 never

    Marks a disabled account; Marks a locked account hp deskjet 960c series on LPT1:

    Controllers Display
    Standard floppy disk controller
    Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
    Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
    VIA Bus Master IDE Controller VISIONTEK Xtasy RADEON 9550 128MB [Display adapter]
    VISIONTEK Xtasy RADEON 9550 128MB - Secondary [Display adapter]
    ViewSonic VA720-2 [Monitor] (17.1"vis, s/n A1J032531932, June 2003)
    Bus Adapters Multimedia
    VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller (2x) Creative AudioPCI (ES1371,ES1373) (WDM)
    Game Port for Creative
    Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device

    My computer was like custom made its not like a Dell or a Gateway or anything like that. I think I need to like install drivers or something for my sound card? I dont know my sound was working fine last night and suddenly today its not working at all. What is going on ? I dont have any discs to like install my drivers so what can I do ? PLZ SOMEONE HELP ME IM DESPERATE!
    Also - where do I find motherboard information?! Is it up where I posted?
  9. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Go to your mobo manufacturers website and download the correct audio drivers for your mobo.

    Regards Howard :)
  10. Ripcurl

    Ripcurl TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Howard? What is a MOBO mother board??
  11. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19


    Regards Howard :grinthumb
  12. vreg

    vreg TS Rookie Posts: 32

    i had a company build my computer and didnt give me any drivers for my motherboard, thats why i didnt get sound from my speakers
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