My sound randomly stopped working

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by owly-oop, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. owly-oop

    aa owly-oop im birb

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    Alright, so after I had my pc restarted my sound mysteriously stopped working

    Symptoms and such:
    Yes it is plugged in
    It's not muted in the volume control
    "Playback devices" says it's working
    If i try to do the "test" option in playback devices it gives me a failed to play test tone

    I have:
    Restarted my pc a bunch of times in hopes of a miracle
    Reinstalled the audio drivers and such
    Restarted "windows audio" in services
    Googled a bunch for people with similar problems, none of the solution i've found have worked
    Tried some solution involving regedit

    Anyways i have "realtek HD audio" on vista if that helps. so bluhhh. right now i'm exhausted and stupid

    I think the failed to play test tone is important. That's jsut me though, i do not remember it ever doing this.
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2010
  2. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    One time I did all kinds of stuff like this to figure out why my mic wasn't working. Turns out there was a hard mute button I'd never seen.

    So my suggestion is if you're using headphones make sure there's no hard mute button.
     
  3. Engineer

    aa Engineer

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    Did you try to plug it in rear and front?
    Maybe there's something wrong with your speaker/earphones. Test with other to see if they work.
     
  4. owly-oop

    aa owly-oop im birb

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    I just tested it on a laptop and it works fine. This is getting silly
     
  5. Lancey

    aa Lancey Currently On: ?????

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    Can you try to roll back the drivers?
     
  6. owly-oop

    aa owly-oop im birb

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    That option is greyed out for me.
     
  7. Lancey

    aa Lancey Currently On: ?????

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    Is it possible to uninstall and download an older version of them from the provider's site?