Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Fix Sound and Audio Problems On Windows 7

No Sound after upgrading to Windows 7: If you have recently upgraded from XP to Windows 7, you will face similar situation that you will no longer hear anything from your Windows 7 machine. Well, even though you can able to move the sound indicator and the volume icon will still be visible to you on the task bar. This issue could be because the old sound device was not supported by Windows 7.

Even the device manager will not hint any problems with your devices. If this is your case you can try to troubleshoot them by following the below steps.

1. Let's make sure that your playback devices are enabled.

  • Right-click the speaker icon on your taskbar > Select 'Playback Devices'
  • In the empty space, Right-click and select both 'Show Disconnected/Disabled Devices'
  • Do you see icons for your speakers and headphones now?  You may need to enable both of these.

2. Try the trouble-shooter to discover any connection issues that may exist, instructions are below:

  • Click 'Start' > Select 'Control Panel'
  • Type troubleshooting in the top-right search field > Select 'Troubleshooting'
  • Click 'Hardware and Sound' > Select 'Playing Audio'
  • Please comment to this post to let us know if this did or didn't help to resolve your problem. Cheers!

In case if Windows 7 does not detect your hard ware, then trouble-shooter will just pass on a command that tells you need to connect peripherals to the I/O sockets. If this is the case for you, it is because the issue is related to the old sound card that did not support windows 7, I would suggest going to your sound card's manufacturer website and downloading the latest driver may fix the issue.

If you can able to get the latest driver from the manufacturer website, hopefully after successfully installing them, your speakers will once again be recognized by Windows 7

If you are already working fine with sounds and music on Windows 7, and in cause if you recently lost sound in Windows 7, reinstalling your audio driver for the motherboard will fix the issue.

Please comment to this post to let us know if this did or didn't help to resolve your problem. Cheers!


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