Hello, I have scouring the web for a fix to this problem. With no luck. I have tried everything I can think off and now with all other options exhausted I turn to the real professionals. Okay, I lost all sound completely one day out of the blue. Now when I try to open up the volume controls I see this: //Error Message//There are no active mixer devices available. To install devices, go to Control Panel, Printers and Other Hardware, and click Add Hardware.//Error Message// So I have un-installed and reinstalled drivers, I've added sound files in my system32 folder, I've restarted, I've done a bunch of random things. Nothing works. When I go to Control Panel and click Sound and Audio it says I have nothing. But when I go to Devices manager, everything is peachy. Has anyone encountered this problem before? And does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks for any help you might be able to give. Edit/Delete Message Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Internetzilla View Public Profile Send a private message to Internetzilla Send email to Internetzilla Find all posts by Internetzilla Add Internetzilla to Your Buddy List #2 Report Bad Post Old Yesterday, 02:26 PM rik rik is offline TechSpot Addict Join Date: May 2005 Location: UK-Maidenhead Posts: 1,507 Send a message via MSN to rik Send a message via Skype™ to rik Is it a built in sound card or a pci one???? What make and model is it???? __________________ Thank god for the free google toolbar.......spellchecker...........gonna wear it out. IMHO! You can never overcool a pc!!! Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message rik View Public Profile Send a private message to rik Send email to rik Find all posts by rik Add rik to Your Buddy List #3 Old Yesterday, 03:34 PM Internetzilla Internetzilla is online now Newcomer, in training Join Date: Feb 2006 Posts: 3 It's like a onboard one. It's built into my motherboard. My computer says RealTek AC'97 Audio. Downloaded and reinstalled those drivers will no luck.