The speakers work with another computer. If the speakers don't work with either driver, that's a good sign of a hardware defect. There's nothing Zen-like about that question for those of us who've come up against a strange and surprisingly common audio bug in Windows 7. Also check for the sub links in the below mentioned link. Later that day the sound device was switched again to WsAudio-DeviceS 1 which was obviously not wanted. The only viable solution to prevent that was to disable the device that was not needed by right-clicking and selecting Disable in the Sound control panel. Many thanks to jenae, the Microsoft Support person who posted the solution.
I am running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 fully patched. Note: In Control pannel I do not see the 5. If the speakers are gone then try change them: Or you could buy a portable speaker: If you laptop still has warranty then take it to service and get them to fix it. Please note that the same sound control panel is also part of Windows 8. Sound may stop playing on a Windows 7 system for a few reasons. There's a white cross on a red background over the audio icon by the clock, and a message saying no speakers or headphones are detected.
Opening up 'Playback devices' from the Sound control panel and choosing 'Levels' reveals a blank bar where the gain control should be. I also did a system restore to before this all started happening and still nothing. But when you try to load a game or listen to music, there's nothing. It seems that the computer is falsely sensing that there is a plug in the headphone jack, which could mean that the sensor has failed. I have also tried installing the drivers from the on these forums, as an alternate, but they did not resolve the issue.
But I've kept this system alive until I could find out the fault. I removed the new drivers and pulled the titanium card. I cannot get sound to come from my speakers no matter what I have tried. So my advise would to to open your system unit and clean your motherboard if its dusty cause dust can render hardware functions or have a technician inspect your motherboard for any physical damages or problems. All current revisions and have not changed since the problem began.
About the Author Benjamin Aries has been involved in digital media for much of his life and began writing professionally in 2009. Refer to and try the steps. Something was wrong and I had to troubleshoot the issue to find out why sound was not working on the system. Did you check to see if the drivers are installed? A good way to test is to play some sound in the background while performing the operation. I am hoping I simply missed something somewhere along the way, so I will list my specs, as well as everything I have tried thus far. You'll also need to ensure that all of the audio cables are properly connected and the speakers are receiving power.
My only experience with that issue was with my first computer in 2001, which was a laptop. If anyone can offer a new solution to try, I am all ears. I removed the drivers and uninstalled the card so that I could put a Soundblaster Titanium in instead. I'd normally have done the latter any way by now, in the course of my normal work. Restart your computer and it will find a proper one for you and everything will work ok again. I've uninstalled drivers and reinstalled them.
Meanwhile, based on my research, please try the following: 1. I tried using a different set of speakers and still no sound. No software installation, no changes to sound related settings or anything like that. By locking them out of the process in question, they can no longer playback sound. If ever you want to go back to how it was, re-run the same commands substuting 'delete' for 'add'.
If you only have the symptoms with one of the drivers, then the other is at fault. There is no need to replace the motherboard if its other components are working. This is one possible cause for your issue. I have installed no additional software. Open the Device Manager find it in the Control Panel, or type devmgmt.
I did just recently move this computer from another room but I opened the case and everything seems to be plugged in properly and aside from the speakers not working everything is fine. The speakers are set as default but yet I am not getting any sound from these. If they aren't present, something has gone awry. Now i can't get sound from the speakers. Someone else may have other ideas to explore. I have an Inspiron 530 running windows 7- My speakers have recently stopped working and have tried everything but to no avail.
I think, there's a possibility this is a problem with your hardware. I have found that headphones will work when put into certain jacks I notice the headphones dont work with the default speaker jack that my speakers used to be plugged into. I also ran a registry cleaner in safe mode. Your drivers are up to date, it's listed in Device Manager and shows up just fine as the default device when you right click the volume icon in the task tray. I've had this problem for a while now on one machine in my office. This removed the device from the display and prevented Windows 7 from switching the sound output device again. Everything was running okay on it apart from the Graphics card which kept crashing but thats a whole different story.