Re: no sound and no obvious reason
> My computer has suddenly stopped to play sounds. It is very strange
> 1) There is the newest audio driver and it is reported to work
> properly in device manager (SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio)
> 2) There are no messages about audio/sound problems in Windows Event
> 3) Control Panel / Sound configuration is avaible - however
> a) when I want to play test sound - the error appears (unable to play
> test sound)
> b) when I want to configure recording settings - the dialog box
> freezes (hangs up), and I must kill it in task manager.
> 4) Mixer tool insystem tray is avaible, but it doesn't play "ding-
> dong" sound when changing volume.
> 5) When I boot computer to use different operating system (Linux Live-
> CD) I can play and record sound.
> I've already tried following actions:
> 1) reinstalling audio drivers
> 2) installing latest upates (Windows Update, HP Upadate) - Including
> Vista SP1.
> 3) monitoring system using sysinternals tools (process monitor)
> 4) I've even bought external USB sound card - the problem remains.
> My computer is hp 6910p laptop, Vista Business 32 bit.
> Thank you for any advice or solution!
> I may be slow - but the second mouse gets the cheese...
> "aparznie" wrote:
> > > >
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > My computer has suddenly stopped to play sounds. ....... > >
> I'm afraid I am not here to help, aparznie, but I have just developed
> same problem and I have carried out identical remedial action with no
> success. I even bought another sound card and installed it with no
> luck. So
> I am appealing for help too. Incidentally, I managed to clear my
> error code
> 80070005 problem whilst trying to solve this. If anyone needs help on
> that -
> let me know...
Don't know it this will help at all. Here is a link from MS Help &
Support re: fix common sound problems. There are several categories,
take your pick :
'Windows Vista Help: Tips for fixing common sound problems'