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Old 04-12-2006, 10:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Windows Sound Problem...HELP

I have Windows 98SE (I know, I know...it's a work PC)
One day the sound stopped coming out of my speakers. No Windows sounds, no CD audio, no .mp3, .wav, nothing. I tweaked all the typical settings, volume, mute, went to the Multimedia Properties in Control Panel and everything is default and should be working. The sound icon is in my tray, the speakers work.
I thought I would have to buy a new sound card.
Until I plugged in my External DVD burner (it's USB 2.0), and played a DVD. Guess what...I could hear the audio from the DVD coming out of my speakers!!!
So my speakers obviously work, sound card works, why can't I get sound in any other media?
The only think I can think of, is I have a keyboard with those Volume and Mute buttons, and it has a driver called "Hotkey 2.0". I thought that might be the culprit. So I uninstalled it, but still no sound. So I reinstalled it, and still no sound.

HELP!!!
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Old 04-12-2006, 10:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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check your volume levels

sounds & audio devices, under device volume click advanced
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Checked it already. Volume is up on everything, nothing is muted. Still getting perfect sound when using the USB DVD player, but still silent with everything else....?!?!
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for your mp3 wavs and cds, did use try multiple apps?
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Old 04-12-2006, 11:26 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I don't know what the heck happened, but you just fixed my problem!!!!!!

My default app was Windows Media Player, and I couldn't hear anything. So I opened Real Player, and guess what...I have sound!!!

Not only do I have sound for .mp3 and .wav, but now my Windows System sounds are back!!!

Something must have got RESET when I opened Real Player.

WHY?

Thanks a bunch csamuels...you rock.
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