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Windows 7: sound now not working

04 Sep 2010   #1

windows 7
sound now not working

hi guys

firstly i am not good with computers so any advice needs to be put into basic terms lol (sorry)
basically ive had windows 7 on my computer for a few months now, i turned it on the other day and now there is no sound, i have done nothing different and havent installed anything recently, it's worked fine up until the other day. where the sound button is on the toolbar it now has a cross through it like i have it on mute but when i click on it it comes up with this:

The troubleshooter has made some changes to your system. Try attempting the task you were trying to do before.

Problems Found:
Hardware changes might not have been detected Detected (then a hazard warning symbol thing)

can anyone help me??


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04 Sep 2010   #2

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit

Hi sash1, have you tried a system restore to a date prior to when the problem started System Restore
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04 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ulti. x64

sash1 Welcome to sevenforums
Have you tried to update the driver, Go to the device manager and see if you have a conflict(yellow ? ) on an entry. Right click and choose properties. then driver and update. Good luck to you with this problem.
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08 Sep 2010   #4

windows 7

hi guys, thanks for htat but neither of them worked, it really starting to bug me now
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08 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

I would then just try going to Dell site and re-installing the sound driver. Fabe
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