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Post 3+ Months Ago

Several days ago i logged onto my computer just after a long flight across this world with the speakers on my computer failing to output sound on anything web based.

Now, i did recall seeing something about installing updates for flash. However, at the time i was unable to do so. I figured this might be causing the sound issues on the web browsers so i did eventually update Flash and reboot yet there still is no luck with the sound.

This OS is Windows Vista (home, i think)

Does this problem sound familiar to anyone here?
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Do you get sound if you play an audio CD, or is it just Browsers with no sound?

If no sound period:

1. Check the plugs, especially if your speakers get their power via USB. Might be loose.
2. Go to control Panel>Sounds and Audio devices. Run through all the tabs, and options and make sure everything is kosher there.
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Oh, sound in general is great. At the moment i'm listening to several songs on iTunes. It is just the browsers.

I can't bring myself to open up IE to see if it's maybe just a Firefox fault. I should...it's hard.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

click start>run>dxdiag>do tests on the sounds (the tabs...)
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I left it running in the background and there were no problems on all of the tabs. I thought i'd be non-specific just incase.

Thanks for the help.
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There are two tabs... "Sound" and "Music"... first test "Sound"(Test DirectSound) and then "Music"... above the results in the "Music" tab you will see a selection... test every one of them and tell which one shows an error... unless you have already done that...

In case you already did that... click on START, right click on MY COMPUTER, click on PROPERTIES click on the tab HARDWARE then click on DEVICE MANAGER and then click on SOUND, VIDEO AND GAME CONTROLLERS and check if any of them have a red circle with a red dash through it... if there is it is a problem with that thing...

Also, what kind of sound card do you have? Do you use Legacy Audio Drivers?
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Problem solved.

Thanks to another user on Ozzu (outwith Ozzu) he directed me to a link which was particularly useful.

Aparently this is quite common on Windows Vista.

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Great link craig. Thanks for sharing the solution.

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