Go to control panel and click on sound and audio devices. Insure that they are turned on. A lot of times there is a speaker symbol on the bottom right of your computer and you can click on it and turn it off/on. Hope this helps. Jackie B.
here's your fix: go to control panel, add or remove programs, find your sound driver and delete it. go back to control panel, add hardware, auto search for new or existing hardware. that will reinstall your sound driver and you should be up and running. good luck with it
It can be anything from the speakers, cables, to the sound hardware in the PC, to the drivers or sound settings. If it's a Dell with those odd USB speakers, I've seen the "dial" on the top of one of those drive someone nuts. When I turned it up, they couldn't believe it was that simple.
It would be easier to know what type of system, if it's a laptop or desktop, what operating system, and what sound hardware is listed and the type of speakers. Some systems can do a diagnostic on the sound and run you through a short troubleshooting routine. If there is a "Tray" icon for the sound hardware, sometimes there is a menu if you left or right click on it. Reloading or rolling back the drivers may help too. If it happened after an update, you might want to look if anything was updated for the sound and roll the system back.
Did anything happen at the time it was lost? Power failure, unplugged system, thunderstorms, etc?
If it is a brand name machine, get the model and serial numbers and look for a solution on the manufacturer's website.
If it's an integrated sound chip, you might want to check and see if the sound is enabled in the bios. If it's not, it probably won't work very well.
Guys, if he deleted the driver, no matter what he does won't work. He has to reinstall the driver from a disk, or download it from the internet and reinstall it.
Or, if he hasn't deleted the DLL files, do this to reinstall the drivers:
Go to your Start Menu and click on Control Panel. In the top left corner, make sure that you are in the Classic View and not in the Category View. Click on System. Now click the Hardware tab. Then click on Device Manager. Go to the top of the tree and right-click on the computer icon. Choose "Scan for new devices". This should find and reinstall your drivers.
How old is computer?Is it on board sound or sound card?Occasionally the sound will go bad wheather onboard or sound card,can usually be fixed with new sound card.Also, speaker systems go bad occasionally also,try another set if availiable.Use to build computers as a Hobby,have seen sound problems before.Power surges can create havok if not properly guarded,and even then,at times things happen.Oh,yes,there are viruses that affect computers that way also,if it's a virus,shutting down and powering up again can cause more losses.Finicky things these computers are.
Mike, do a system restore. Do you know how to do that? Restore to a date when your computer was working. Let me know how that works.
Do you have the start up (back up) disk that came with your computer? If you have that, we can use that to get you up and running again (unless your sound card is no good or your speaker connections are loose).
That was one of the first things I did because I was having problems with the computer reading my camera. Reset to Aug. 23rd the day before I went to Florida for a week.Also booted the original disk. Any other suggestions? Thanks,Mike.