They are easy to use whenever I need to use them. As you can see, there are many, many possibilities when your computer goes silent. Update: September 1, 2011 That solution worked for a while and then stopped working. At startup there's no sound, and there's a red cross across the symbol down in the right corner. Can you plug the headphones into the audio jack of the computer that the speakers are currently plugged into? Check the speaker on your computer Simply take a look at the speaker on your computer and see whether there is anything covering upon the speaker, which could cause no sound on your computer. Thanks, Leo, for saving my sanity after a long day!! It turned out that the folder that held the songs for the slideshow, well, I had forgotten I had changed the folder name ever so slightly. I have no sound on my computer The speaker icon has a red x on it and it says: No audio output device is installed.
Tried everything and I hope that somebody will fix this in software. After that, check the audio to see if it works. Also check the volume level and increase if necessary. Make sure there is no dust or cloth that can cover the sound on your computer. Sometimes it applies to only specific applications; other times it applies to the entire machine.
You may reach my manager by sending an email to Thank you for contacting Microsoft Windows Technical Support. Make sure that the correct one is selected. When you need to reboot, then you need to put it also in sleep once so you get sounds after reboot. It turns out I had multiple ~6 different video players installed and one grabbed the audio while another tried to play the video. Do you hear any sound with the headphones? It had done this one time before and I never figured it out.
But one mistake I made in the past, was to use my laptop sometimes when sitting in a restaurant. To Check if Device Drivers are Installed or not If you see a Exclamation mark on any listed hardware or see a yellow question mark saying other devices, it is quite possible that either the device drivers that are installed for your device are faulty or there are no drivers installed. Please also check if you have any error message in event viewer. I have downloaded all of the drivers based on the specs of my motherboard Acer Aspire X1900 and have spent over 30 hours on trying to get the sound back to me speakers. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee : 1 and install Driver Easy. If that is indeed the problem, uninstall.
The solution was to uninstall all the different video players and only use the native one. Just remember to restart computer after to apply fixes. The laptop works on borrowed time anyway, with an external cooling fan. I'll follow your guidelines, and get rid of what you said you got rid of. Just as you can have multiple inputs, Windows also supports multiple outputs, as in multiple speakers or output devices. It seems to be working fine, except for one problem - no sound at all.
Many Windows 7 users are having this issue just like you. I have restored my computer now with my restore disks today. Play a music or a video to see if there is sound. What is good for one person, is not necessarily good for another. I manually downloaded and installed each driver again.
I have a problem with the speakers muted at start up I have windows 7 and snow leopard on a macbook pro The speakers work fine on the mac but mute on win 7 I cured my problem by going to contol panel sounds click on speakers properties disable all enhancements It cured the problem for me I hope that this will be of help Hi Vismut, I am having the same issue as you. I even changed my power supply outputs! I copied your message down, so that I can read it again as needed. Tell me if you think I am making any drastic mistakes. Sound may stop playing on a Windows 7 system for a few reasons. If yes, it seems to be your headphone issue, so you can replace it with a normal headphone.
Hopefully you could resolve your issue soon. Any questions, post a comment. Tried all the latest drivers so I wonder what else could it be? Check to see if there is sound. If the issue still exists, is there any error code in the Device Manager? This may be slightly off topic. First, make sure the volume icon behavior is set to Show icon and notifications. This works because the installs are not being properly integrated, and they keep reinstalling.