Sound only works sometimes

By donde
Mar 9, 2005
  1. i am having an issue with my system where i'm only getting sound intermintently. i am running an athlon xp 1700 system with a soundblaster audigy mp3 audio card. the issue i am having seems to happen when i try to play media files (i.e. avi, mpg, etc.) on my system and no sound would come out. at first thought it was my sound card but then i tried winamp and that played music just fine. hell, azureus still makes a sound when a download has completed. so i'm at a loss trying to figure out what is causing this problem. in addition, when i restart the windows sound will play for the media files but after a while, if i pause or stop the file it won't play sound when i try to start it again. any help would be appreciated. thanks in advance.
  2. emily957

    emily957 TS Rookie

    i had some sound issues earlier in the year, and i guess i didn't have the right drivers installed, and i was also missing some. maybe bring it somewhere or find out what drivers you are missing...?
  3. donde

    donde TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i've already re-installed the latest audigy drivers onto the system. i don't think its that.
  4. dopefisher

    dopefisher TS Rookie Posts: 444

    first of all creative has the best email support. go their website to send a message.

    next, under volume controls go the main control and click advanced button. see if digital output only is on. if so turn it off. also, sometime the system "auto-mutes" i dont know why check if your sound is muted.

    finally open cretive diagnostics under start menu, and ruin a check.

    but like i said when u email creative, they give a list of like 30 different options to solve your problem.
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