No Sound! Please Help!

By utherdude
Nov 5, 2007
  1. problem just started today.

    at first all sounds were about a half octave higher than they should have been. all music i tried to play was higher pitched as well. i restarted the computer to see if that would help and it just made it worse. everything was even higher pitched. and now i don't get any sound at all. it said i didn't have a sound device installed. i went to manage devices and there weren't any of the ! in a triangle things on anything. i did the following:

    i uninstalled the realtek ac97 and restarted the computer and it automatically found and installed realtek ac7 audio for via. it says i have a sound device now. and again there are no ! in triangles on anything when i go to manage devices.


    i need sound so i can use programs to write music for class and listen to the lectures i audio recorded.

    someone please help me asap.

    thank you
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,183   +225

    I think it is time to ditch the on-board realtek sound and get a PCI based sound card. They are not expensive, and the sound is far superior to on-board sound
  3. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    What brand and model computer?

    you may be missing a different codec
  4. utherdude

    utherdude TS Rookie Topic Starter

    tmagic - i'm basically computer illiterate. whats a pci soundcard?

    blind dragon - its a compaq presario 6000. there is a big sticker on it thats says 6410NX. idk if that has to do with the model. its an oldy. its got windows xp home edition.

    thanks for replying guys. or girls. or guy and girl.
  5. Technokid

    Technokid TS Rookie

    Are u getting any error messages related to sound drivers.....??????

    if there are any ...then it could help us to find a right solution...
  6. Surkitz

    Surkitz TS Rookie Posts: 145

    what our friend woofy dog is trying to say is that you need to go purchase a piece of hardware (rectangular shaped silicon + plastic) that plays better quality sounds than what your computer currently does. so go to your local brick and mortar shop (walmart, circuit city, etc) and go to the computer isles and ask for assistance in sound cards. ask for a basic soundblaster card.

    hope this helps without insulting your intellegence, if it has, i apoligize in advance ;)
  7. utherdude

    utherdude TS Rookie Topic Starter

    technokid - no, i am not getting error messages. there just isn't sound. i hooked up my ipod to the speakers and they work. so they're not the problem.

    sukitz - no offense taken. i realize that i don't know a lot about my computer. i learn as i go though.
  8. Surkitz

    Surkitz TS Rookie Posts: 145

    k good :) one last suggestion is to go to the ac codec website and download the newest ac '97 drivers. ive done it just as an update and didnt have any problems. maybe its worth a shot
  9. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,183   +225

  10. utherdude

    utherdude TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i got a codec off the realteck site. not luck.

    i'll try that last thing tmagic sent and i'll be back with news on it.

  11. utherdude

    utherdude TS Rookie Topic Starter


    tmagic - the site you sent worked!!!!!!!!


    now i better do my sound tecnology homework. ha!

  12. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

  13. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,183   +225

    Good work utherdude...

    Happy listening!
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