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Windows 7: sound has disappeared?

14 Mar 2010   #1

sound has disappeared?


had a problem booting win7 this morning and the computer went thru a system check in safe mode before booting.

now there is no sound in any function or software program. using audacity and roxio, when i open a music file and click play, they won't even play (advance thru the song)

have not rebooted since the first event so don't know if that will fix anything since I want to back up files first because win7 has gone bananas on me lol


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14 Mar 2010   #2

reboot solved the problem. wierd how that works nt

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14 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Hi msongs,

Thanks for letting us know that you resolved your issue. An easy solution is often the best and can be a good lesson (even to techies like me) :)

For years I worked in IT support and it still makes me laugh how people get upset when we ask them "have you rebooted the computer". They think we are being lazy, but it's simply the first thing on many troubleshooting lists.

By the way in case your issue returns (or someone else stumbles across this and needs help):
1. Look for latest drivers on the manufacturers website (not MSupdate) download and install.
2. Check that all cables and speakers are ok.
3. Check that the sound card (if not onboard) is sitting in the slot correctly.


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