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Windows 7: No Sound, the unsolvable problem... take the challenge?

13 Aug 2011   #1
PGHRoachFamily

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
No Sound, the unsolvable problem... take the challenge?

Alright, I'm new to posting and feel I have a doosey of a task. I'm pretty good at this stuff so this can't be something minor. Bring it on!

The problem: No sound

The symptoms:

Besides the obvious there is a little red 'x' over my speaker icon in the lower right.

When I double click it it goes into "detecting problems"
"Audio Device is disabled" (it's enabled, read below)
"Audio Device you selected is currently turned off in Windows" (check out what i'v done below)
Ultimately "problem not fixed"
I have also oddly noticed that the "levels" tab in the speakers properties does not load and subsequently has a blank window with a line (I'm hoping this might be the aha moment for someone to realize whats wrong)

What I've done:

Hit the mute button and volume up (duh)

I have uninstalled and reinstalled drivers more times than i can count.

I have visited manufactures websites and independent installed the newest drivers AND software

I have obviously checked the cords, tried headphones, and all that such

I have no errors in the device manager and it says all devices are enabled and "working properly"

Windows is fully up to date and legit

I have system restored to before when it worked and no such luck

I have checked services.msc to make sure "windows audio" is started... it is

I have reinstalled directX and every other possible audio codecs and updates I could think of

I've uninstalled any program I thought could have triggered this deep mute of silence

Windows Action center is useless:

I've run the independent "audio device repair" with no such luck

In case the actual hardware was broke:

I have tried running the sound through the HDMI jack with no such luch

I have installed a usb sound card I had sitting around to try to run sound through there

I've changed "default device" plenty of times

And I'm sure I'm missing some of the things I've done. I can't think of computer changes I recently did that would have done this, it seems out of no where.

Thanks for any help!


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16 Aug 2011   #2
UKMedia

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit (SP 1)
 
 

Hi

Can you run dxdiag and attach the output by 'Save All Information'?

Regards
UKMedia
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16 Aug 2011   #3
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Thiis sounds like a very odd issue. Is there some sort of sound setting in your BIOS by any chance? Can you check that to see if there is an on-board sound option and try experimenting with it ON or OFF?

Regards,
Golden
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