No sound on the computer is an irritating problem, maybe no audio device where found or you just forgot to enable some important settings. Usually these types of problems are easy to solve. First You need to look at the most likely cause of your sound problem such as the speaker cables are not connected right or you have forgotten to uncheck the mute box in your volume panel. If that doesn’t solve your problem, you have to do a deeper examination of your computer because there could be many different issues that causes your sound problem.
How To Fix The Sound On Your Computer!
1. Check BIOS!
You need to reboot your computer to check the BIOS settings. Press the delete key a couple of times after startup and you should enter BIOS. Enter the Integrated Peripherals section and set audio card (AC97 Audio) to auto or enable. Then you set the On Board AC97 Control to auto or enable. If this doesn’t fix your sound problem, let’s continue to step 2.
2. Check Your Device Manager!
Click start – Right click on the computer and click properties – click on the Device Manager tab. Click on the sound, video and game controllers icon and click on your audio device. If it say’s: This device is working properly, your audio device is probably ok but if it’s a question mark or exclamatory mark, the sound driver may be damaged or not installed properly. In both cases, you should continue to step 3 because the Device Manager is not very reliable when it comes to detect errors.
3. Update Your Audio Drivers!
Most likely, your audio drivers are damaged or outdated and Windows cannot detect your sound card and you get no sound. Reinstall your audio drivers with the disc you got with your soundcard or motherboard, or got the hardware manufacturer’s website and download the latest drivers from there. This should fix your computer sound problem.
It is very important that if your soundcard is damaged, or you decide to upgrade to a new one, make sure that you choose a sound card that is compatible with your type of computer system. If you are uncertain about which soundcard to choose, check with the hardware retailer technicians or contact the manufacturer, they know best.
Don’t worry, it’s very unlikely that your soundcard itself will get damaged, the only obvious reason for a damaged soundcard is if you entered your computer case without an anti static wrist strap, and you’ve got static electricity on your circuit boards. Make sure that you always use an anti static wrist strap when you clean or change hardware parts.
Usually the on-board soundcard is enough, but if you are an audiofreak you probably want an external soundcard. But again, you won’t use your computer to pump out sound if you are an audiofreak, you want something better like a high-end stereo system that cost a fortune. But for the average computer user, the on-board soundcard will do the job. I hope you like my guide, and if you do, please share it with your friends.