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Why do I not have sound coming from my speakers?

By nwelch2
Nov 12, 2005
  1. I recently reformatted my hard drive and restored windows. Now I am not able to get any sound from my speakers. Winamp will open and will play music, but no sound comes out. Could u please shed some light on the subject? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    You need to reinstall your sound drivers.

    If you use onboard sound then you can get the drivers from your mobo manufacturers website. If your computer is an oem such as Dell/E-machines etc, then visit the website of your computer manufacturer.

    If you use a separate soundcard, then you will be able to get the drivers from your soundcard manufacturers website.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
     
  3. nwelch2

    nwelch2 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I've got a gateway that I bought before I started college in 2000. It was specially built to accommodate the engineering programs that I would be running. My brother gave gateway all the specs, but I really have no idea to what sound card I have. Do you have any idea to what card I may have so that I don't have to remove all my cards to see the tag? Thanks again

    The machine has been a nightmare to say the least. Gateway is the devil. hahaha
     
  4. beerabuser30

    beerabuser30 TS Enthusiast Posts: 294

    What Windows do you have? You should be able to go to device manager and just update the drivers.
     
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    If you click on the first link in my sig, you will fined a link to the free Everest programme. It will give you lots of info about your system.

    Regards Howard :)
     
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