Sound suddenly does not work

By ldylarke · 5 replies
Apr 15, 2010
  1. This has happened before from the same thing - running the popup window from to listen to streaming radio.

    Sound crashes for whatever reason I cannot fathom and a reboot usually fixes the issue.

    Not so this time. I even updated my Realtek HD audio driver. I have rebooted 3-4 times now, no joy. And no sound.

    Here's my dxdiag attached

    Any help would be appreciated!

    Edit: I have checked the control panel device manager, everything is fine. No exclamation points, no indication the sound is not working. The driver says it is working. The sound controls are not muted.

    I do not use speakers. I have audio in my monitor, but I rarely use it. I always use ear plugs/headphones

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  2. ldylarke

    ldylarke TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No one can help me? Please?
  3. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    Sound "crashes"? You mean it simply stops workIng? or you get a bluescreen? or ??

    Also [post=871493]Make sure you don’t allow an app to take exclusive use[/post]. While that post is about mics, the same is true for speakers (look for similar control panel Sound setting for speaker properties)
  4. ldylarke

    ldylarke TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The "crash" happened on the application that was playing the sound. Froze up. I closed the app window and restarted it. No sound. I closed my browser windows and restarted them. Then the app. No sound. I rebooted my pc. No sound. I then updated my sound card driver and rebooted 2 more times. No sound. There is still - no sound.

    This browser application has caused my sound to stop before. But as stated previously, a browser reboot usually resolved the issue. Not so this time.

    There is no sound. Not even system bleeps. Nothing.

    I have not had a blue screen in some time. And certainly not since the sound stopped working.

    Looked at your link and that option WAS checked. Restarted my browser. Still no sound.
  5. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    OK.. not sure if i can follow up with you tonight but will check back on the thread sometime tomorrow and see where things are at
  6. ldylarke

    ldylarke TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Contacted and the tech decided my sound card is blown.

    Inexplicably, after looking to see if my monitor's speakers (built into the monitor) were also plugged in to the pc, sound started working again. Loose? Perhaps. But I don't see how fiddling with the one cord from my monitor would also make the headphones start working again. They are plugged into the front of the pc lol.

    But go figure, I have sound. Yay!
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