Sound Problems

By mwhitmore08
Jul 9, 2006
  1. Hi!
    I was away this past week and I came home and turn on my computer and tried to play music in both iTunes and Windows Media Player (the new one, Beta I think its called). I went into my Control Panel, then to Sounds and Audio Devices. It says there are no Audio Devices loaded. Also, when I use AOL Instant Messenger instead of the normal tone used for recieving an Instant Message I get this beep from the computer itself like when an error message comes up. Could you please tell me what I can do to fix it. It's driving me nuts. Thank you!
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    First thing to try is reinstalling your sound drivers.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. mwhitmore08

    mwhitmore08 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    How might I be able to do that.
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Is your soundcard built into your motherboard, or is it a separate soundcard?

    If it`s onboard sound then see below.

    If your computer is an oem build such as Dell/Gateway/Compaq etc. You can get the sound drivers from your computer manufacturers.

    If it`s a custom built computer, you will be able to get the sound drivers from your mobo(motherboard) manufacturers website.

    If it`s a separate soundcard, you will need to go to your soundcard manufacturers website.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Please tell us the sound card manufacturer and model, and we'll find the drivers for you.
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