I can't get my sound to turn back on!



Tracey
07-10-2005, 12:42 AM
My sound was working fine but i decided to mess about with a few settings as
I didn't want all the sounds on and now i can't get any sound at all out of
my pc and i can't remember what i did so i can undo it.

i've been into the control panel and tried there but i can't get it to work.

Does anyone have any ideas please?

Thank you

Rock
07-10-2005, 12:42 AM
Tracey wrote:

> My sound was working fine but i decided to mess about with a few settings as
> I didn't want all the sounds on and now i can't get any sound at all out of
> my pc and i can't remember what i did so i can undo it.
>
> i've been into the control panel and tried there but i can't get it to work.
>
> Does anyone have any ideas please?
>
> Thank you

Try a system restore to before you started messing with it. Go to Start
| Help and Support. Click on System Restore on the toobar.

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

Slack
07-10-2005, 12:42 AM
If you can see the little speaker icon in the system tray either right click
on it or double click on it. click on open volume controls, you will get a
window come up with all the colums displayed for all the types of sliders
check that master volume is unchecked (mute all) then make sure these are all
unchecked at the bottom (Muted) as well.

If you can't see the speaker icon go to start then control panel then sounds
and audio devices click on the advanced tab and follow the instructions from
"window come up" as above.
hope this helps.
Slack.

"Tracey" wrote:

> My sound was working fine but i decided to mess about with a few settings as
> I didn't want all the sounds on and now i can't get any sound at all out of
> my pc and i can't remember what i did so i can undo it.
>
> i've been into the control panel and tried there but i can't get it to work.
>
> Does anyone have any ideas please?
>
> Thank you

Tracey
07-10-2005, 12:42 AM
Thanks for your reply, i've been to the window with the sliders and none of
them are muted.

"Slack" wrote:

> If you can see the little speaker icon in the system tray either right click
> on it or double click on it. click on open volume controls, you will get a
> window come up with all the colums displayed for all the types of sliders
> check that master volume is unchecked (mute all) then make sure these are all
> unchecked at the bottom (Muted) as well.
>
> If you can't see the speaker icon go to start then control panel then sounds
> and audio devices click on the advanced tab and follow the instructions from
> "window come up" as above.
> hope this helps.
> Slack.
>
> "Tracey" wrote:
>
> > My sound was working fine but i decided to mess about with a few settings as
> > I didn't want all the sounds on and now i can't get any sound at all out of
> > my pc and i can't remember what i did so i can undo it.
> >
> > i've been into the control panel and tried there but i can't get it to work.
> >
> > Does anyone have any ideas please?
> >
> > Thank you

Tracey
07-10-2005, 12:42 AM
unfortunately i can't remember when i started messing about with it (it was a
few weeks ago) and i'm sure i tried at the time to restore but it didn't seem
to work.

"Rock" wrote:

> Tracey wrote:
>
> > My sound was working fine but i decided to mess about with a few settings as
> > I didn't want all the sounds on and now i can't get any sound at all out of
> > my pc and i can't remember what i did so i can undo it.
> >
> > i've been into the control panel and tried there but i can't get it to work.
> >
> > Does anyone have any ideas please?
> >
> > Thank you
>
> Try a system restore to before you started messing with it. Go to Start
> | Help and Support. Click on System Restore on the toobar.
>
> --
> Rock
> MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
>
>

Rock
07-10-2005, 12:42 AM
Tracey wrote:

> unfortunately i can't remember when i started messing about with it (it was a
> few weeks ago) and i'm sure i tried at the time to restore but it didn't seem
> to work.
>

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/top10faqs.htm
Where did my Sounds go?


--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

OnlyDanial
07-10-2005, 12:42 AM
Tracey,
You have already checked the audio controls - and everythign seems working
fine I believe when you check the device status windows tell you that device
is working properly - Go ahead and un-install audio devices - As soon you
reboot your system will prompt fro new hardware found - just re-install it -
it will pick up the drivers from your system - You should be good to go...

I had same problem about a week or so ago and re-install worked like a
charm. Hope this will help you.

Danial
"Tracey" wrote:

> My sound was working fine but i decided to mess about with a few settings as
> I didn't want all the sounds on and now i can't get any sound at all out of
> my pc and i can't remember what i did so i can undo it.
>
> i've been into the control panel and tried there but i can't get it to work.
>
> Does anyone have any ideas please?
>
> Thank you

Tracey
07-10-2005, 12:43 AM
My speakers are built into the monitor but I un-installed the audio device
that was set up as the default and then re-booted and as you said it prompted
me to re-install the device - unfortunately still no sound :o(

"OnlyDanial" wrote:

> Tracey,
> You have already checked the audio controls - and everythign seems working
> fine I believe when you check the device status windows tell you that device
> is working properly - Go ahead and un-install audio devices - As soon you
> reboot your system will prompt fro new hardware found - just re-install it -
> it will pick up the drivers from your system - You should be good to go...
>
> I had same problem about a week or so ago and re-install worked like a
> charm. Hope this will help you.
>
> Danial
> "Tracey" wrote:
>
> > My sound was working fine but i decided to mess about with a few settings as
> > I didn't want all the sounds on and now i can't get any sound at all out of
> > my pc and i can't remember what i did so i can undo it.
> >
> > i've been into the control panel and tried there but i can't get it to work.
> >
> > Does anyone have any ideas please?
> >
> > Thank you

Sharon F
07-10-2005, 12:43 AM
On Wed, 25 May 2005 03:47:01 -0700, Tracey wrote:

> My speakers are built into the monitor but I un-installed the audio device
> that was set up as the default and then re-booted and as you said it prompted
> me to re-install the device - unfortunately still no sound :o(

The wires for the monitor speakers are plugged into the sound card? Thought
my sound was broken once. After a lot of troubleshooting, I checked the
back of the PC only to find out that the cat had unplugged the speakers.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User

Tracey
07-10-2005, 12:44 AM
Well.... i just found the cable and moved it to another slot and now i have
sound :o)

Thanks!!!

"Sharon F" wrote:

> On Wed, 25 May 2005 03:47:01 -0700, Tracey wrote:
>
> > My speakers are built into the monitor but I un-installed the audio device
> > that was set up as the default and then re-booted and as you said it prompted
> > me to re-install the device - unfortunately still no sound :o(
>
> The wires for the monitor speakers are plugged into the sound card? Thought
> my sound was broken once. After a lot of troubleshooting, I checked the
> back of the PC only to find out that the cat had unplugged the speakers.
>
> --
> Sharon F
> MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
>

Sharon F
07-10-2005, 12:44 AM
On Wed, 25 May 2005 10:38:03 -0700, Tracey wrote:

> Well.... i just found the cable and moved it to another slot and now i have
> sound :o)
>
> Thanks!!!

Welcome! It sounds like your cats are handier than mine. ;)
--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User


I can't get my sound to turn back on!