Originally Posted by Smeghead
Uninstall your soundcard drivers.
Shut your machine down and remove your soundcard.
Restart your machine without the soundcard.
Shutdown and reinstall your soundcard in a different slot.
Let me know how you get on.
Smeghead, I have this ongoing problem sim. to the one you are helping on. Do you think you could help? I tried what you suggested above too, but no resolution. My original problem below:
No Sounds After Getting Desktop OEM “Help”!
Hello, hoping someone could help me on this major sound ssue.
Running Windows XP on an old Compaq Presario 5000a. Using Soundblaster Audigy MP3+ for about a year and recently updated drivers. Sound was working before I called Compaq/HP on a memory issue. They had me run Spybot, Adaware, disk cleanup, and defrag. After working with them I’ve found there are no system sounds at all. No sounds from cds or dvds, although I get video. I have a cd drive (TDK Velocd) and dvd drive (Dynex) that don’t automatically recognize formats anymore. Connections were not changed from before their assistance. Their conclusion after I called back and told them of my new experience: Use Quick Restore cds, (which I am cautious of doing if there are other solutions that I might not have tried yet. Perhaps something with the BIOS settings). Not sure if I might need some Windows XP driver in addition to the updated Soundblaster ones I've installed.
What I did so far:
Checked all volume levels
Checked all connections
Checked for system sounds
Checked correct device selected for audio playback (Audigy)
Checked devices and Sound, Video and Game Controllers in Device Manager (states all is running well)
Uninstalled and restarted reinstalled all drivers
Unplugged interior/ exterior connections with soundcard and cd and dvd drives, reconnected, started up again.
System Restore to point before getting Compaq “help”