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Old 11-26-2006, 11:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Computer Sound Issue

Have Windows 2000, and my sound has taken a dump on me. No idea how to fix it. The computer beeps whenever something along the lines of an instant message comes in. Any help would be wonderful. Thanks guys.
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Old 11-26-2006, 11:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Try pulling the soundcard and putting it in a different PCI slot. If that doesnt work, re-install your drivers.
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Old 11-27-2006, 07:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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a) do you SEE the sound icon in your system tray?

b) go into control-panel >> sounds, and try to 'demo' one of the windows sounds. See if it 'appears' to play.

c) In control-panel >> sounds, there is a hardware tab. Typically not relevant for desktops, but on a lot of laptops it DOES matter which speaker layout you select.

d) What azzy said, although I'd try removing the drivers-rebooting-reinstalling the drivers first. If that fails, Azzy is right, switching PCI slots will usually cause Windows to recognize it as a "new" device and you can start over from there.
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Old 11-27-2006, 12:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm not too computer savy, so thank you for walking me threw. I'm at work, when I get home hopefully tonight I'll get to it and let you know my findings. Thanks
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That is if you do not have on board sound... do you know?
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Old 12-01-2006, 05:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I don't know at the moment, I looked inside and the plug to where the sound plugs into to, is a small box looking thing
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Old 12-04-2006, 07:28 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I don't know at the moment, I looked inside and the plug to where the sound plugs into to, is a small box looking thing
That sounds like an on-board sound card. (built right into the mother board)

a) Uninstall the drivers, reboot, and let windows "re-find" the hardware.
b) If you don't need 5.1 surround sound, you can pick up a decent pci sound card for $15 and slap it in there.
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You can get a decent 5.1 card for 20 bucks as well.
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