Okay, well the day before yesterday I was trying to watch Youtube but when I clicked on a video it had no sound. I thought it was Youtube, so I exited the site and thought I'd wait a little bit. So then I went to Spotify to listen to some music. I kept clicking and clicking and nothing was happening. Then I noticed a blue notice at the top that said something about my soundcard not working properly.
I then checked everything on my computer to see if it had sound. Windows Media Player...no, videos on Facebook...nope, nothing was working. At first I thought it was my daughter. I let her watch Youtube when she lays down for a nap. I came in the other day and she was hitting all kinds of buttons on my computer. I stopped her though and everything seemed fine. I also remember my computer updating that day. Could it be that something went wrong with the update? I don't know if that's possible or not.
And also, what is a soundcard. Do I have to buy it or do I download it???
I went to Yahoo answers and someone said to uninstall the drivers. I did that and then reinstalled them and it worked. The rest of that day I had sound on everything except for Facebook. Yesterday night it happened again and the sound has not returned since but my computer sounds are still working. When I logged on the computer made the log in sound it usually makes. I also tried to listen to a video with headphones and it still did not work. Again, I uninstalled the drivers and then re installed them and got nothing.
I can't find where to get the Creative Sound Blaster software that came with my laptop. Is it on one of the discs? Can you download it from a dell site or something? I can't find the download, only a driver for it on the dell canada support site.
ive got a new acer 6920g, while playin trackmania nations(da only game i hv rite nw) it starts off smooth at whatever graphics level i put it at but after say 2 minutes of gameplay da game gets choppy nd dusnt recover until i restart da game. i thot at first it wus da graphics card overheating or sumthing as sum ppl sed fer oder ppl wid similar problems....but i jus recently saw sum sed dis ws a problem wid da soundcard...so i disabled da sounds nd it wrkd fine...
i have a dell inspiron 9300 with xp. i bought it several years ago. it got a virus maybe a year ago and i reinstalled windows with a disk i got from dell in the mail. the only thing that was installed though was the operating system. i couldn't hear any sound, usb, cd/dvd drive wouldn't work, etc. i played around with some of the disks from dell but i couldn't figure it out. i put the noteback down and used my other computer for the past year. i want to get it running though. how do i install these things? i also cant find those disks so if its possible to do it without them that would be ideal...
I am in desperation currently with this problem. Let me explain my setup first. I have the Dell E1505, 2gb ram, ATI X1400 mobility, 1.66ghz duocore processor, about 2 years old.
I recently got fed up with the onboard sound as I have taken a hobby up in purchasing high fidelity headphones.
This led me to get a M-Audio Fast Track Pro which is an external sound card with a separate headphone amplifier.
I basically used this sound card as my sound card as opposed to the sigmatel audio that's in the computer.
Everything was great but i found out that everytime that I did anything graphics related on my computer (blow up an image, scroll down a webpage, minimize a window, etc) that there would be a crackle/static that comes from the sound.
It got reallllly annoying so I tried finding a solution but really could not.
Computer p/n ET831UA#ABA came with WIN XP Home Edition. Label states designed for Windows XP, Windows Vista Capable. I formatted the harddrive and loaded Windows Vista Business 64 bit. I downloaded and installed all drivers that were recommended by HP but my Sound and Audio doesn't work. Neither does my Mass Storage Controller nor my PCI Modem. All were working with the WIN XP.
I have a really annoying problem with sound quality. When i install the realtek hd audio driver, the sound starts to be noisy. I hear it when no sound is on output, or moving my mouse, HDD activity, etc. I used the sound card with win7 driver (no realtek), and it was really good, but the mic was just awful. 2 years ago i found an old version of realtek driver, which was good, but i dont remember the version number.
I have an HP Pavillion zv6000 and my audio isn't working and i enter in the device manager and shows this error: "This device cannot start. Code 10" After this i installed my audio driver from the site and still same problem.
Acer Aspire 6930g : -Windows Vista -Intel Core2 Duo processor P7450, 2.13 Ghz -4 GB DDR2 -Nvidia Geforce 9600M 1GB -320 GB HDD -16" -Gorgeous laptop .. lol love it
It had a few sound problems ( not that annoying but I'd rather get rid of them ^^ ) with my subwoofer, now and again it did some annoying sound like grzzzz when it went to the bass. I had to change the sound to the normal settings, then go back to the high definition sound. ( the one with 6 or 7 different "speakers", instead of the normal stereo one which has only 2, Left and Right. )
Sometimes, my music stopped playing "problems with the audio card" or something.
So I decided to get rid of those problems by installing the latest ( i think ) realtek audio driver.
After the installation, i realised that : 1. The sound didn't work anymore AT ALL 2. When I went in that audio sound properties, it only showed me the stereo, and I can't see the 2nd one which had a better sound quality ( more speakers, more 3d sound .. )
Anyway, I just would like to know if the weird noise coming from the subwoofer is a big problem, and if I should get it back to the shop, or if it's only a driver problem. And I also would like to know how to get my sound back, and my high quality + subwoofer aswell.
I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 with 8600GT. I wanted to buy a 5.1 speaker set but it would be of no use as 1520 does not have 3 audio jacks while the 1525 and XPS 1530 has 5.1 output.
I was just wondering, if it was possible to somehow get an extra audio jack outside the laptop by checking if a header pin for a third audio jack exists on the motherboard since the audio chip is HD audio and motherboard design would be similar to 1525 and XPS 1530
I lot of people have openend up their systems and taken a look at the audio circuitry to fix the static noise coming from the headphone jacks. Did anyone notice if a third audio jack could be soldered to the motherboard to get 5.1 audio.
has anybody else had a crackling sound when playing sound example music/games. i always get it in my right speaker and how can i fix this i believe this is a software/hardware issue as whenever the sound goes off the crackling deaseses.
I have changed a setting on this computer and now my sound does not work properly. I dont know what got changed but the windows sound like the bell and the chime take about 10 seconds to play. i can not use windows media player is said the drived is out of date but I checked and the update said I have the most current software. I did try the windows trouble shooter but it couldnot find a problem. I do have beats audio on a dv7-6b63us.
Processor sound(fan sound) is coming from my lappy
Im using acer aspire 5920 lappy from may2008......im using my lappy 15 hours per day.....when im working with my lappy .... an internal sound(some thing like fan sound) is coming from it...that is i think the processor sound...i dont know what it is....
I have installed oracle 11g in my lappy and iam working with oracle daily...is thhis may any cause to this sound?
I have a Sony VGN-Z36GD. I am having problems with my sound. When I try and record something all I get is a hissing sound when I play it back. When I use Skype I can hear the person I am talking to but they cannot hear me. My laptop says everything is working yet it is not.
I've just done a fresh install of Windows 7 on my Studio XPS 1640 but as is widely known there is certain software which isn't available in 'Dell Support Downloads' or 'My Dell Downloads'.
I find it incredible that you can pay Dell for software (X-Fi) and they don't provide customers with the install files. I've still got the original HD and the recovery partition is next to useless as it's just a pre-configured Vista install, no individual setup files. Trying to rip the files from the Program Files directory isn't feasible as there are files all over the place which would require manual registration.
The closest I've found to the Webcam software is this:
Creative Labs Webcam Manager Utility A04
But it's a really old version and doesn't work with the camera in the 1640.
I've spoken to tech support and they directed me to an X-Fi software update which is useless unless you have the original software installed. I've asked for the install CDs to be sent to me but I'm not holding much hope. Why the hell doesn't Dell just provide the programs for download in the support section?