No audio, Sound mixer missing....

needshelpsoon - Dec 14, 2008 at 03:33 PM
 Chops - Nov 29, 2013 at 01:32 PM
I recently lost sound on our Dell Vostro 1500 with xp. I done a system restore, reinstalled audio devices and tried just about everything else and still no sound. It happened after we ran a scan of the computer. The sound controlls are missing off the tool bar, when I go to the volume control in start menu it says I don't have an active mixer and to install one which didn't work either and when I go to control panel and sound and audio device everything is grayed out, with no default device set and I was unable to set one. I have Sigma Tel High Definition Audio Codec and it's enabled to run. Please any help you have would be very much apprecaited

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i fixed mine with instructions from this link
I have the exact same problem. Did you get yours solved yet? I have XP Pro on a Compaq Presario with SB LIVE Gameport installed as well as Windows Media Player. Any help would be appreciated.
Jonny Hill > cozy
Mar 25, 2010 at 02:30 AM
Awesome, thankyou so much for this link, worked perfectly and so simple to follow. You just saved me hours of stess!! Thankyou!!
Chandlia > cozy
Jul 10, 2010 at 12:19 AM
Thanks, charm! Just spent ten panicky minutes searching on the web for a solution, and this did the trick.

Start > Run > services.msc > Startup Type: Automatic > START BUTTON
Thanks a lot. It worked...
vonski > cozy
Aug 14, 2010 at 10:05 PM
I am with johnny - it did not work for me, mine was already set to automatic and showed it was started - I stopped it and then started it again, didn't help. Now what??