Originally Posted by gsgst
Hi, um i have read and tried virtually all the methods you have suggested to bring sound back but to no avail. one of my kids built me this computer and it was working fine at his house but now nothing. i am using a gigabyte S-series motherboard and have tried auto updates,the microsoft patch K8888something or other, admin tools and using the motherboard cd and reinstalling the realtek audio software. i really have lost all hope...please help and explain like im an idiot.
heaps and heaps of thanks
Welcome to Dev Shed.
1) Are speakers plugged into correct port on computer? If yes, continue to step 2. If not, correct problem 1 and then continue.
2) Verify speakers are plugged into wall outlet. If they are plugged in, or if you don't have speakers that require a wall outlet, continue to step 3. If it's not plugged in, plug them in and then continue.
3) Verify the power is turned on. If not, turn the power on and continue to step 4.
4) Open the volume properties by either:
a. Right-clicking the volume control in the system tray (located at the far right of your start-menu bar).
b. Start --> Control Panel --> Sounds and Audio --> Click the "Advanced" button halfway down the "Volume" tab
Then verify that "Mute" is not checked anywhere. If "Mute" is checked, uncheck it for all of the options. If it's not checked, continue to step 5.
5) Right-click "My Computer" and go to Properties. Click the "Hardware" Tab, then click "Device Manager" button. Are there any yellow exclamation marks? If not, is your sound card listed under "Sound, Video, and Game Controllers"?
Also some side questions:
1) I'm assuming you're using XP.. if not, please specify
2) These speakers do in fact work, right?