Lost sound on Laptop

  Si_L 23:07 01 Aug 09

I have just lost the sound on my Laptop, its running XP. Yesterday I was fiddling with the sound settings for a microphone but can't see how I have disabled the sound, I've looked at the Control Panel and everything seems normal.

There are no speakers plugged in, just the onboard ones, and there is no volume control for them.

Any ideas?


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 23:14 01 Aug 09

Sounds and Audio devices - Audio - make sure your sound equipment is indicated in the box.

also check you have not muted sound in volume settings and maybe mute button on keyboard or next to sound sockets.

  Si_L 23:16 01 Aug 09

In the audio section there is no choice of sound devices, just the Realtek AC97 audio.

Check for both the other suggestions.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 23:32 01 Aug 09

Any red exclamation marks against the AC97 in device manager?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 23:34 01 Aug 09

Volume control -options -properties -playback -make sure all boxes are ticked

  Si_L 23:48 01 Aug 09

Nothing in the device manager under sound,

Under volume controls there were options not ticked, but I rectified that but the problem persists.

  Si_L 02:06 02 Aug 09

I don't know which part it was, but I rebooted the machine and now it works, so big thanks :)

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