Why Isn't The Sound Working In Windows XP?
Please try the procedures below to see if they resolve your issue.
Adjusting the volume with hotkeys:
- Press the Fn key + the up arrow key. This will turn the volume level up.
- Press the Fn key + the down arrow key to adjust volume levels down.
Checking volume control for muted input/output devices:
- Click Start, All Programs, Accessories
- Click Entertainment, Volume Control
- Ensure that all volume control levels are raised and any mute boxes unchecked, with the exception of the microphone.
Checking Sound Effects Manager:
- Go to Control Panel
- Double left click on the "Sound Effect Manager" icon, this will open up the AC97 Audio Configuration" window.
- On the "Sound Effect" tab (window opens to this tab) in section Titled "Karaoke" remove the green check mark in box "Voice Cancellation".
- Under Environment, make sure None is selected. Sometimes if other environments are chosen (such as Stone Room) you will hear echoes or other sound effects.
Reinstalling the sound device:
- Click on Start, Control Panel.
- Click on Performance and Maintenance, System
- Select the ‘Hardware' tab then click on ‘Device Manager'
- Click on the "+" next to ‘Sound, video and game controllers'.
- Double-click on the ‘Realtek' audio device then the ‘Driver' tab.
- Click ‘Uninstall'
- Click ‘Ok' to exit out of all open windows.
- Restart computer.