No Sound on Sony Vaio

hannah - Aug 25, 2010 at 02:05 PM
 Blocked Profile - Aug 26, 2010 at 02:40 AM

I have tried so many things already like going online and downloading new sound drivers, Driver updates, driver boosts...etc. There is still no sound. There used to be sound on here, then I did not user the computer for a while and all the sound went away. Someone else must have changed some settings on here or the computer just does not play sound anymore, I am unsure what it is.

Here is the type of computer I have, if you have any ideas for me, please respond. I already tried plugging in headphones and speakers, and still there is not sound not even window's default sounds.

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name A2
System Manufacturer Sony Corporation
System Model VGN-FS660_W
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 8 GenuineIntel ~1729 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies LTD R0040J1, 3/11/2005
SMBIOS Version 2.34
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name A2\Owner
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 1,024.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 476.94 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 2.40 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

Name Realtek High Definition Audio
Manufacturer Realtek
Status OK
PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0260&SUBSYS_104D0000&REV_1003\4&44996B3&0&0001
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\rtkhdaud.sys ( built by: WinDDK, 5.83 MB (6,108,776 bytes), 3/9/2005 5:26 PM)

1 response

Blocked Profile
Aug 26, 2010 at 02:40 AM
First verify you see a small sound icon in the Systray . If this icon is missing follow the below section
1. Open the Control panel
2. Open the "Sounds and Audio Devices" icon.
3. Verify the "Place volume icon in the taskbar" checkbox is checked. If this option is not available or is grayed out, skip to the next section of this document.
4. If you were able to check this box, click ok and close out of this window and the Control Panel.
5. Double-click the sound icon in the Systray and verify that all the sound volumes are mid-way or higher.

Check Windows services. Right Click My Computer and Manage. Choose Services and Application > Services. Choose "Windows Audio" and set to Automatic and Start.
Now next you can do is
If you open control panel & click device manager the window that opens will show a list of all installed hardware. Look for anything with an exclamation mark beside it, or to do with sound. If you see anything, right click it, check it isn't Disabled then select "Properties." The next window should have some tabs along the top, the one you are looking for is "Driver," you should now see an "Update driver" button.
Check ur sound card information by doing this
Click on start menu
Click on Run
Type dxdiag, enter
Click on the sound tab
There is button of test direct sound click on this check if there is sound

Check ur registry. Check if the sound registry key is enabled or disabled. There could be an error in registry, run registry cleaner to scan for errors.
That may help u