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Failed to Play Test Tone, other assorted bugs/quirks

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  #21 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2008
Rick
 

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RE: Failed to Play Test Tone, other assorted bugs/quirks
Hi,

Curt's fix worked for me as well. I hadn't found that reference either -
thanks Curt.

Yesterday I was about to pull the plug on Vista, buy my backup wouldn't work
- good luck.

--
Rick


"GaWd" wrote:

> Rick,
>
> Curt found a solution that worked for me. Here are the step-by-step
> instructions to follow:
>
> From the Windows Start menu, choose 'Run...'.
> Type regedit in the 'Open' text box.
> Navigate to 'Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Ol e
> Delete the registry key 'DefaultAccessPermission'. If it isn't there,
> chances are this isn't the problem causing your lack of sound.
> Beware that fiddling with your registry can cause system problems if you
> modify important settings.
>
>
> Good luck.
>
> "Rick" wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > I did a clean install to Vista about 2 months ago and have the identical
> > problem. Likewise, I have tried all possible solutions to no avail. This
> > forum was my last hope but so far I've haven't received any comments
> > concerning things that I haven't already tried.
> > This seems to be a widespread problem so I'm not sure why Microsoft can't
> > come up with a solution.
> > Anyway, I'm going back to XP today.
> >
> > Good Luck
> >
> >
> > --
> > Rick
> >
> >
> > "GaWd" wrote:
> >
> > > Hello all,
> > >
> > > I took the plunge and upgraded to Vista last week. This appears to have been
> > > a mistake. I have 2 most annoying problems that appear to be widespread.
> > >
> > > 1- I have NO sound. None. I had it when I upgraded, all was good until I
> > > installed the updates. Now I have nothing. This appears to be a widespread
> > > problem and I cannot find a solution(and trust me, I've tried every solution
> > > I've some across on the internet).
> > >
> > > I have removed the device and re-added it. I've used new manufacturer
> > > drivers, I've used old manufacturer drivers. I've used the Vista-installed
> > > driver. I've cleared the DRM filders. I've tried different players, different
> > > settings.
> > >
> > > I tried a restore point, but it looks like that first major push of updates
> > > wipes out old restore points. The oldest restore point I have did not help.
> > > Microsoft's hotfix (KB930883), for this did nothing.
> > >
> > > 2- Video won't play. No matter what format I have, no matter what player I
> > > use, I get 3 seconds of video and then it just quits with a C00D*** error.
> > > The information returned from the web help link is not helpful at all.
> > >
> > > I installed a codec pack, and there was no change. This affects AVI, MPG
> > > files.
> > >
> > > I really need help with this. I'm just about ready to uninstall this and
> > > request my money back from Microsoft.
> > >
> > > Any thoughts?
> > >
> > > Sam

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  #22 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2008
Rick
 

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Re: Failed to Play Test Tone, other assorted bugs/quirks
Hi Curt,

This solution that you suggested worked for me - THANKS.
--
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"Curt" wrote:

> Ok, I searched, and found this. I migine you've tried it?
>
> http://doogalbellend.blogspot.com/20...one-sound.html
>
> "GaWd" <GaWd@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:AD38E05A-CCA8-43D1-9318-7239965913A0@microsoft.com...
> > Curt,
> >
> > Please carefully re-read my first post on the topic. I was very specific,
> > except as to the make/model of the soundcard, because it's most likely
> > irrelevant.
> >
> > If you believe it will help you, it is a Sigmatel Onboard soundcard in my
> > Dell E310 Dimension 3100. This error/unresolved problem does not appear to
> > affect one maker, one brand, one hardware line or one soundcard. I have
> > ordered a new soundcard, but have seen that many people with this problem
> > did
> > not have a positive outcome when installing an additional soundcard and
> > driver from a new manufacturer.
> >
> > Just do a quick search on "failed to play test tone" on your favorite
> > internet search provider. There are 100 solutions to the problem, which
> > tells
> > me that there are numerous causes to this problem. Unfortunately, the
> > error
> > information returned is nil, and that makes it difficult to troubleshoot.
> >
> > The #1 problem (no sound), is a silent problem(pun intended). The hardware
> > is installed properly. The driver reports no problems. Numerous drivers
> > from
> > different sources have no positive outcome. Settings changes do no good.
> >
> > The #2 problem is frustrating as well. Perhaps I'll open up a new thread
> > to
> > deal with that specifically.
> >
> > Sam
> >
> >
> >
> > "Curt" wrote:
> >
> >> What kind of sound card do you have? Did you install it,
> >> or was it preinstalled? Have you checked the HCL?
> >>
> >> You can search for it on mthe net. Normally, I would say it
> >> was drivers. But I am guessing you already have updated drivers
> >> from the manufacturer? Are they vista capable?
> >>
> >> Any info you can provide might help. Just saying X doesn't work
> >> and can you fix it doesn't help. You need to be a bit more specific.
> >>
> >> Then we will do what we can.
> >>
> >> Curt
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> "GaWd" <GaWd@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:F24A0CE8-1565-4CA3-801C-C61312EC47F0@microsoft.com...
> >> > I'd love to work with the squints at Microsoft on this problem, but
> >> > I've
> >> > found no detectable method to open up a support ticket without dealing
> >> > with
> >> > their foreign phone support. This cannot be such a serious issue that
> >> > it
> >> > cannot be solved.
> >> >
> >> > It's widespread. It's reproducible. It's verifiable. For crying out
> >> > loud,
> >> > just fix it!
> >> >
> >> > I have a feeling I'm going to have to go back to XP and wait for a few
> >> > more
> >> > years until Vista worked. I just thought "What the hey", why not
> >> > upgrade
> >> > after I doubled my RAM due to some DIMMs frying. I like the
> >> > interface(though
> >> > some things are a touch annoying). I like the look and the feel. It's
> >> > definitely fast enough for me. But no sound and no video support is a
> >> > deal-breaker for me.
> >> >
> >> > Sam
> >> >
> >> > "Rick" wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> Hi,
> >> >>
> >> >> I did a clean install to Vista about 2 months ago and have the
> >> >> identical
> >> >> problem. Likewise, I have tried all possible solutions to no avail.
> >> >> This
> >> >> forum was my last hope but so far I've haven't received any comments
> >> >> concerning things that I haven't already tried.
> >> >> This seems to be a widespread problem so I'm not sure why Microsoft
> >> >> can't
> >> >> come up with a solution.
> >> >> Anyway, I'm going back to XP today.
> >> >>
> >> >> Good Luck
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> --
> >> >> Rick
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> "GaWd" wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >> > Hello all,
> >> >> >
> >> >> > I took the plunge and upgraded to Vista last week. This appears to
> >> >> > have
> >> >> > been
> >> >> > a mistake. I have 2 most annoying problems that appear to be
> >> >> > widespread.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > 1- I have NO sound. None. I had it when I upgraded, all was good
> >> >> > until
> >> >> > I
> >> >> > installed the updates. Now I have nothing. This appears to be a
> >> >> > widespread
> >> >> > problem and I cannot find a solution(and trust me, I've tried every
> >> >> > solution
> >> >> > I've some across on the internet).
> >> >> >
> >> >> > I have removed the device and re-added it. I've used new
> >> >> > manufacturer
> >> >> > drivers, I've used old manufacturer drivers. I've used the
> >> >> > Vista-installed
> >> >> > driver. I've cleared the DRM filders. I've tried different players,
> >> >> > different
> >> >> > settings.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > I tried a restore point, but it looks like that first major push of
> >> >> > updates
> >> >> > wipes out old restore points. The oldest restore point I have did
> >> >> > not
> >> >> > help.
> >> >> > Microsoft's hotfix (KB930883), for this did nothing.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > 2- Video won't play. No matter what format I have, no matter what
> >> >> > player I
> >> >> > use, I get 3 seconds of video and then it just quits with a C00D***
> >> >> > error.
> >> >> > The information returned from the web help link is not helpful at
> >> >> > all.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > I installed a codec pack, and there was no change. This affects AVI,
> >> >> > MPG
> >> >> > files.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > I really need help with this. I'm just about ready to uninstall this
> >> >> > and
> >> >> > request my money back from Microsoft.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Any thoughts?
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Sam
> >>

>

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  #23 (permalink)  
Old 01-10-2008
Curt
 

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Re: Failed to Play Test Tone, other assorted bugs/quirks
Glad it worked.

--
Curt


"GaWd" <GaWd@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:344DA720-2DFB-4377-BFAC-5616B8BD6091@microsoft.com...
> Re-read my initial post and you'll see that this is:
>
> 1- a widespread problem
> 2- a problem not related to specific hardware or software, or manufacturer
> 3- an issue researched relatively well by the initiator of the complaint
>
> The make and model would not have helped. The amount of RAM would not have
> helped, either. I came here for help on a known issue, and someone
> obviously
> searched somewhere I did not and found the perfect solution-many thanks to
> Curt for that.
>
> I'd already gone way past the first-line support, and eliminated factors
> that would have been impacted by such things.
>
> Anyhow. Thanks anyways.
>
> Sam
>
> "DarkSentinel" wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> "GaWd" <GaWd@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:61CD9477-C050-4CC9-AB9B-CA0A229576ED@microsoft.com...
>> > Hello all,
>> >
>> > I took the plunge and upgraded to Vista last week. This appears to have
>> > been
>> > a mistake. I have 2 most annoying problems that appear to be
>> > widespread.
>> >
>> > 1- I have NO sound. None. I had it when I upgraded, all was good until
>> > I
>> > installed the updates. Now I have nothing. This appears to be a
>> > widespread
>> > problem and I cannot find a solution(and trust me, I've tried every
>> > solution
>> > I've some across on the internet).
>> >
>> > I have removed the device and re-added it. I've used new manufacturer
>> > drivers, I've used old manufacturer drivers. I've used the
>> > Vista-installed
>> > driver. I've cleared the DRM filders. I've tried different players,
>> > different
>> > settings.
>> >
>> > I tried a restore point, but it looks like that first major push of
>> > updates
>> > wipes out old restore points. The oldest restore point I have did not
>> > help.
>> > Microsoft's hotfix (KB930883), for this did nothing.
>> >
>> > 2- Video won't play. No matter what format I have, no matter what
>> > player I
>> > use, I get 3 seconds of video and then it just quits with a C00D***
>> > error.
>> > The information returned from the web help link is not helpful at all.
>> >
>> > I installed a codec pack, and there was no change. This affects AVI,
>> > MPG
>> > files.
>> >
>> > I really need help with this. I'm just about ready to uninstall this
>> > and
>> > request my money back from Microsoft.
>> >
>> > Any thoughts?

>>
>> Would help if you provided more information. In cases like this, it is
>> most
>> helpful when you provide...
>>
>> What kind of Computer. Desktop or Laptop
>> System Type. Processor. What kind of Sound Card, etc.
>> What version of Vista. x86 or x64
>> Service packs, if any
>> Whether drivers, BIOS, updates, etc are up to date.
>>
>> The more info you provide US, the better we can help YOU.
>>
>> --
>> The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people
>> worry
>> than work.
>> http://www.lockergnome.com/darksentinel
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>>
>>


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  #24 (permalink)  
Old 01-11-2008
DarkSentinel
 

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Re: Failed to Play Test Tone, other assorted bugs/quirks
"GaWd" <GaWd@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:344DA720-2DFB-4377-BFAC-5616B8BD6091@microsoft.com...
> Re-read my initial post and you'll see that this is:
>
> 1- a widespread problem
> 2- a problem not related to specific hardware or software, or manufacturer
> 3- an issue researched relatively well by the initiator of the complaint


It is apparently not all that widespread since I and most others have NOT
had that issue

> The make and model would not have helped. The amount of RAM would not have
> helped, either. I came here for help on a known issue, and someone
> obviously
> searched somewhere I did not and found the perfect solution-many thanks to
> Curt for that.


The things I posted that you add when posting is a good idea for anyone. I
helped someone else on another forum with a problem that was specific to a
firmware issue on the DVD writer in her Toshiba Laptop. Therefore as I
stated, the more info you can provide the easier and quicker a answer can be
found to problems. That may not have been case in you issue, but in general
it is a good idea.

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