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By karthik_ramadas ·
I have a Compaq Presario 4220 PC with a Crystal Semiconductor Sound card that is inbuilt on the motherboard!

I have a funny problem in that one day my speakers wouldn't play music or any sounds all of a sudden!

So, I uninstalled the sound carddrivers and installed them all over again! That didn't solve the problem. I also found that in the Volume Control window, there is a button for advanced properties which displays facility for adjusting the bass & treble for the speakers apart frm providing a facility for muting the PC Speaker.

I found that the PC Speaker was muted and I unchecked that without any success!

I am able to listen to music using headphones. I have tried everything from installing the sound card drivers freshly to installing Windows 95 all over again!

Nothing seems to work. Can someone please tell me what to do?

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by SyscoKid In reply to Sound Card Problem

Try this: Boot into safe mode. Go to Control Panel, Device Manager. Remove your sound card and any other audio devices from the system. Restart the computer and let WIN 95 auto-detect your card at startup.

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by karthik_ramadas In reply to Sound Card Problem

I tried that and it didn't work!

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by tommugg In reply to Sound Card Problem

Sounds like something I did once. I am assuming that when you say you can hear through headphones, you are plugging the headphones into the CD-ROM jack, this would work fine. But it sounds like you blew out the onboard sound, fried it. I did this and had to get a new sound card then configure the system to not use the onboard sound (jumper setting) otherwise Windows found it on every boot. That's my guess.

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by karthik_ramadas In reply to Sound Card Problem
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by dmiles In reply to Sound Card Problem

Go to Start>Programs>Accessories>Multimedia,select the cd,click on the options tab,select properties,when the window opens,check each box that applies.reboot your system

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by karthik_ramadas In reply to Sound Card Problem
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by 9878445 In reply to Sound Card Problem

use the quickrestore pick selective and reinstall the sound card drivers. reboot the machine if that doesnt fix it go to start / settings / control panel / double click multimedia make sure you have a playback device and a record device listed (the name of your sound card) and make sure use preferred devices only is checkd go to the devices tab and double click audio devices and double click your sound card listing make sure that use audio features on this device is checked. Unfortunately with the compaq's (and I work on a lot of them) if this doesnt fix it you will need to run the full quick restore.

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by karthik_ramadas In reply to Sound Card Problem

I even did the full quick restore but even that didn't work! I guess the sound card is gone! Anyway, thanks!

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by howard_pincham In reply to Sound Card Problem

Before you try any more software changes, check your speakers to be sure that they are working properly. Plug them into the headphone jack at the front of the CD-ROM to test. Then check for loose connections, i.e. see that the plug fits snugly into the proper jack, check to see if the soundcard is seated properly and that the jumpers are still in place. hhp

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by karthik_ramadas In reply to Sound Card Problem
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