Why doesnt my sound work!?!? (in Off-topic)

Sir Leon [Soup Ream] January 31 2006 6:37 PM EST

I have recently reformated my windows xp. I have reinstalled all the drivers i have. My speakers worked before the operation but now they dont. So that rules out them not being connected.

I need help! Please no stupid comments like "duh, it's a windows".

Thanks for reading this at least. =D

FailBoat[SG] [Forever Alone] January 31 2006 6:41 PM EST

Stupid question, slightly on topic, but... CB has sound!?

Sir Leon [Soup Ream] January 31 2006 6:44 PM EST

Im not referring to cb, im talking about music on my hardrive. Nothing works, exept for system sounds :(

molans[Grumpy] January 31 2006 6:53 PM EST

Go to Control Panel >> System >> Hardware >> Device Manager >> Sound, video and game controllers - See if there are any notifications and, if there are, try to fix it from here

Sir Leon [Soup Ream] January 31 2006 7:27 PM EST

Nope, nothing that i can see. All my devices are "Working properly".

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] January 31 2006 7:28 PM EST

"system sounds" what do you mean by this, like BIOS beeps (the startup noises) or do you mean the windows system sounds?

Sir Leon [Soup Ream] January 31 2006 7:33 PM EST

I mean the bios beeps. Nothing out of the speakers, just that static noise whenever i took out and placed it back into my sound card. No actual sounds come out of the speakers.

Also i have just recently found that when i have my creative system volume menu up on the screen and i clicked on the Defualt button. You can hear the music for a split second then it stops.

Dont know if that helps.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] January 31 2006 7:48 PM EST

Well I'd start with attempting to upgrade my sound drives to the latest from creative, then find every volume control I can and make sure they are all up (windows has gotten better about having one place to adjust volume, but I'm not sure it's perfect yet)

Stephen January 31 2006 8:03 PM EST

Are you sending an analogue signal to your digital speakers, or vice versa?

Sir Leon [Soup Ream] January 31 2006 8:10 PM EST

You mean do i have it in the input or the output?

It is in line out jack. I have also ran a diagnostics test. Says everything passed. I am thinking somewhere it is on mute, i have searched everthing and cant find anything on mute.

As i have said before though, i havent removed the cords in the back or in the speakers. They worked before the format.

Stephen January 31 2006 8:15 PM EST

You may have a digital out and an analogue out. The sound card may have a property to send out to one or the other.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] January 31 2006 8:17 PM EST

Stephen if he didn't unplug anything, it's unlikely that the reformat did it for him...

Sir Leon [Soup Ream] January 31 2006 8:21 PM EST

I am uninstalling it, goign to see if my standard sound on the mother board will work. Maybe i can find something from there on.

Ill keep you guys updated

Stephen January 31 2006 8:29 PM EST

Au contraire. I had a sound card that, every time I updated the driver, reset from digital to analogue output.

Sir Leon [Soup Ream] January 31 2006 8:43 PM EST

OK, so it works with my motherboard sound card! wewt!

Anyway, stephen. How would i go about changing it digital? I have searched everywhere for the mute thing, and i dont recall ever seeing that option.

Stephen January 31 2006 9:06 PM EST

For me it installed another config program in the Control Panel for setting up the surround sound, and on one of the tabs it had a small checkbox that got me every damn time!

Sir Leon [Soup Ream] January 31 2006 9:15 PM EST

lol, well it turns out that once i reinstalled the updated drivers that i had downloaded everything works again. That was weird and im not sure why i didnt just do thta to begin with.

Thanks for helping me think a little bit more about it. :)
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