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Windows Strange Sound Problem

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by cgcox1, 6 May 2010.

  1. cgcox1

    cgcox1 Obessed Folder! Me? Surely not!

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    Hi all,

    Been a long time since i have been on the forums, but i have a problem.

    I can play .mp3, wma, and wav files in media player fine. I have sound in games and movies, great. But i have no 'ding' when i move the volume control on the sound bar, no sound on you tube, and when i try to play the windows default sounds in 'sound', under control panel the .wav dont play. Yet open the same files in media player and they play fine!!!

    Any ideas?

    I have updated to the latest drivers to no avail.

    I am using the onboard sound from an Asus Maximus Extreme motherboard and am running Vista 64-bit addition.

    Cheers for any help.
     
  2. thehippoz

    thehippoz What's a Dremel?

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    open volume mixer.. you'll see a slider called windows sounds
     
  3. cgcox1

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    Its on full. But no change.

    Thanks for the reply.
     
  4. thehippoz

    thehippoz What's a Dremel?

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    there's a mute button underneath
     
  5. cgcox1

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    Unfortunatly its not muted.
     
  6. thehippoz

    thehippoz What's a Dremel?

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    try and reinstall the boards audio/chipset drivers, hopefully that will do it
     
  7. cgcox1

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    no go

    unfortunatly that didnt work either.

    I have also attached another sound device, some usb headphones, and encounter the same problem. I am thinking its a problem with windows itself.
     
  8. Oscar Mike

    Oscar Mike What's a Dremel?

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    I've had a similar problem - I found that both the onboard SC and the blaster sound card was enabled which lead to some conflict, sorted it out via device manager...worth a try I guess. Oh, an when this kind of thing happens I can normally fix it with a reboot too...!
     
  9. cgcox1

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    Unfortunatly still not solved. No help disabling any devices in device manager. Looked for a system restore point but all the old ones have gone now. Sure it is some sort of Vista problem that has occurred, tried to install vista over vista and doa repair but the disc i have says this option isnt available.
     

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