I had to have everything re-loaded onto my computer, at a local shop. Now everything thing works except my speakers, or even headphones on the front plug. I have made sure everything is plugged in correctly, turned on, all the volumes are set at the highest level possible. All my drivers (SB Live) say they are fine and working. Please help me.
Ok, I had the same exact problem, except that I have windows vista. I hope that this helps you out because I know it can be a little annoying. First, go to your control panel, then you go to hardware and sound. In the hardware and sound, you will see this thing that says sound. Click sound, and a little screen will pop-up, double click speakers, then another little screen will pop-up. On the first tab, it'll say controller information, then whatever it is, next to it (on the right side) there will be a button that says properties. Click on that, and another screen will pop up, click on the little tab that says driver, and you will see all these options, click on update driver, and maybe it'll work. Hope it works with XP, I kinda doubt that it's the same programs, but it's something.
Hey guys, I was actually reading all your comments in hopes of finding a solution myself. I had the same problem most of you have or had.
I'm running a Vista Home Premium 6-bit laptop/notebook, and my sound drivers/cards are "Avnex Virtal Audio Device" and "Conexant High Definition SmartAudio 221"
There are other two which I found to be useless so I won't name them.
My laptop (gateway) was working perfectly fine until I plugged in a pair of headphones, then all my sound completely went away. I was going insane and thought about unistalling my sound cards and installing new ones, but I'm not good with computers and was going to mess it all up worse, so I decided not to.
Anyway, I couldn't find an answer, and non of yours seemed to work, so I fooled around with them, and finally ended up Making the Conexant speaker the default speakers.
I did this by going to Control Panel > Sound >
And you'll see the speakers there. I had Avnex as my default, so I pressed on it, And pressed Properties. Then I went through all the taps and tested everyone. Non seemed to work. So I went to Conexant and did the same thing. The test worked and I heard some beeping sounds.
My Fiancee next to me asked me why Avnex was the default, and I said I didn't know, it was that way before I did anything, so I got the idea to make Conexant the default drivers and it worked. I started getting the beeping sounds when I get a pop up or something, so I tried my Itunes and WALAH! :D
I thought I had burned down my speakers or something because (being a huge fan of downloads) I have kept my laptop on 3 days in a row now. (the file is huge and my internet is BLAH. *cough* Comcast *cough*) and my laptop has gotten BURNING underneath.
hey I had xp on my comp and my speakers which were plugged in the back jack socket worked fine. I installed vista home edition and I had no sound , my speakers in the bottom right hand corner has a cross and it says "no audio output device installed." I have tread all the comments and followed step by step , I have all the current drivers updfated yet my headphones and speakers arent detected when they are plugged in either jack plug.
My speakers did this same thing suddenly. Seems what caused the problem was under the IDT Audio the default became unselected. Go to the Control Panel. Click on IDT Audio Control Panel. Then click on "Playback". Then under Speakers and Dual Headphones click to set as default.