In several instances you will check a practical error that can assist you solve the sound problem in Windows XP. The media player you are utilizing can give an error, or you can assure the Device Manager and check an error on the audio device .
If you have an on board audio card, you require to confirm the on board audio device is changed in the Bios. direction will change per motherboard, so you require to succeed the directions in your computer or motherboard manual for this. If you are utilizing a single sound card, the on board should be invalided of course.
In Windows XP go to the Device Manager. open the Sound, video and game controllers set. present you should assure your audio device while introduced in the image. If the sound instrument is not named, assure if several devices are registered in Unknown devices group most probably with a yellow exclamation mark.
If the device is not named or if devices are listed below the Unknown devices set, the most probably cause is a neglecting or false device driver. If you have the sound driver for the sound device,install the sound drivers. If you do not have the drivers the simplest solution is to utilize a driver update tool.
If informing the drivers does not work, you require to detect the get of the problematical device.
If the sound device is named in the Device Manager, and you yet do not have sound primary open the Control Panel. In the Control Panel, double-click Sounds and Audio Devices. In the primary screen, with the Volume tab existing, create certain the Mute check box is not chose and that the volume slider is close to higher .
Last edited by ThomasBarnes; 08-16-2010 at 01:57 PM.