Computer Sound problems... help plz. - Chicagoland Sportbikes
Chicagoland Sportbikes
 
Geek Squad to the rescue! fucken computer crashing on you again? another porn site infected your computer? tierd of your wife seeing your anal fisting videos and want to lock her out of the external HD? get the answers you need from our local computer experts.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-22-2005, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
Moderator
 
Chills's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Naperville, IL
Posts: 23,640
Location: Naperville, IL
Sportbike: Kawi ZX-10R
Years Riding: Since February 2012
How you found us: NESBA bbs
           
Send a message via Yahoo to Chills
Computer Sound problems... help plz.

The weirdest thing just happened. I was playing games on my PC, then stopped to go put the rear wheel back on my 10R. When I went back inside to finish my game, the sound wouldn't come on.

I exited the game and tried other programs. No sound. I checked the Device Manager, and all the drivers are working. I checked Mute, and its off. I then went to Creative's website and downloaded the newest drivers and installed them, just in case. Nothing. I restarted my computer twice and also shut it completely off. No sound.

I'm out of ideas. I know its not a hardware issue, because the speakers work with my iPod. Do any of you computer gurus have any idea what's up?

PC Specs (its dated equipment, I know):

Athlon 1700+
512MB PC2700 DDR RAM
Soundblaster Live 5.1
Nvidia GeForce 4400
Windows XP Professional

Never a bad time to climb... unless the weather is really horrible, and then you climb inside!

I bleed GREEN

Last edited by Chills; 08-22-2005 at 10:00 AM.
Chills is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-22-2005, 09:24 AM
Registered User
 
logtar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Glenview
Posts: 5,054
Location: Glenview
Sportbike: CURRENTLY LOOKING
Years Riding: since I was 8
How you found us: The NET is MINE
           
Obviouly you checked the speakers with the IPOD, so the plug is back in correctly...

Your problem might be a bad sound card, and if it is integrated you might have to just get a new card if you have an available slot.

If I was you I would remove the last program I was playing (the game), then remove all drivers, install them again and give that a try.

Logtar - John

My Blog - @Logtar - Google+
logtar is offline  
post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-22-2005, 09:25 AM
stuck in 6th gear
 
Ernie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Palatine
Posts: 7,632
Location: Palatine
Sportbike: '99 SV650, GSX-R1K2, CRF230F5, '08 HM-S
Years Riding: not enough lately *(&%# work...
How you found us: LBK back in the day
           
loose audio cable?

Last edited by Ernie; 08-22-2005 at 09:27 AM.
Ernie is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-22-2005, 09:27 AM
King Nothing


 
Kegger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Ur Moms House
Posts: 17,944
Location: Ur Moms House
Sportbike: I ride Ur Mom
Years Riding: As long as Ive known Ur Mom
How you found us: u found me
           
Was the game a new install or had you played it before? If it was on your computer for a while with no problems, I would suspect the sound card went south.

"When in doubt, use full throttle. It may not improve your situation, but it will end the suspense."
Kegger is offline  
post #5 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-22-2005, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
Moderator
 
Chills's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Naperville, IL
Posts: 23,640
Location: Naperville, IL
Sportbike: Kawi ZX-10R
Years Riding: Since February 2012
How you found us: NESBA bbs
           
Send a message via Yahoo to Chills
Ernie, I don't have a Mute button on my keyboard.

I hope its not a bad sound card. It was working an hour ago. I left my 'puter on when I went outside and it went into hibernate mode. The sound didn't work after I woke it up.

I'd rather not un-install the game because I'll lose all my progress.

I've had the game on my computer for almost a year now without any problems.

The soundcard is in a PCI slot, so I'm going to try just pulling it out and sticking it back in. Hopefully it'll work. If not, maybe I'll make a stop by Fry's on my way to REI.

Never a bad time to climb... unless the weather is really horrible, and then you climb inside!

I bleed GREEN
Chills is offline  
post #6 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-22-2005, 09:30 AM
Registered User
 
logtar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Glenview
Posts: 5,054
Location: Glenview
Sportbike: CURRENTLY LOOKING
Years Riding: since I was 8
How you found us: The NET is MINE
           
What game is it? you can save your progress if you save the file that is keeping the progress. It is pretty simple in most cases.

Logtar - John

My Blog - @Logtar - Google+
logtar is offline  
post #7 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-22-2005, 09:32 AM Thread Starter
Moderator
 
Chills's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Naperville, IL
Posts: 23,640
Location: Naperville, IL
Sportbike: Kawi ZX-10R
Years Riding: Since February 2012
How you found us: NESBA bbs
           
Send a message via Yahoo to Chills
Its X-wing Alliance. I'm looking through the folder and I don't see anything related to Saved Games.


There is a System Check program in X-wing and I ran it. All of the sound systems passed the check. Hmmm.... lemme shut down and pull out the card to see if I can see anything physically wrong with it.

Never a bad time to climb... unless the weather is really horrible, and then you climb inside!

I bleed GREEN

Last edited by Chills; 08-22-2005 at 09:36 AM.
Chills is offline  
post #8 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-22-2005, 09:35 AM
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 1,416
           
my suggestion would be to uninstall the driver for the sound card, shut off computer, then physically remove the soundcard, if you have integrated sound then upon restarting you should get audio, then shut down the puter and reinstall the sound card into a different pci slot (if available) and its drivers. if that doesn't work, i'd guess that it's a blown card. soundcards are cheap so i don't think you should sweat it much.

the best way would be to pull it out of your computer and install into a 2nd computer. that way you could rule out your computer.
PaikyPoo is offline  
post #9 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-22-2005, 09:41 AM
Registered User
 
logtar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Glenview
Posts: 5,054
Location: Glenview
Sportbike: CURRENTLY LOOKING
Years Riding: since I was 8
How you found us: The NET is MINE
           
Do you have the latest update for that game... it seems to be buggy...

http://www.echostation.com/gaming/xwaupdate.htm

Logtar - John

My Blog - @Logtar - Google+
logtar is offline  
post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-22-2005, 09:49 AM
Pathological Thrill Seekr
 
Deuces's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Pedaling my ass off!
Posts: 5,196
Location: Pedaling my ass off!
Sportbike: Trek Marlin
Years Riding: Noob
How you found us: Followed the fast guys
           
Send a message via AIM to Deuces
sometimes a restart is all you need

Ride smart... stupid hurts.

Everyone crashes. Some get back on. Some don't. Some can't...

Godspeed 788!!! We miss you!
Deuces is offline  
post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-22-2005, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
Moderator
 
Chills's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Naperville, IL
Posts: 23,640
Location: Naperville, IL
Sportbike: Kawi ZX-10R
Years Riding: Since February 2012
How you found us: NESBA bbs
           
Send a message via Yahoo to Chills
Okay, this is real odd. I pulled out the Soundblaster PCI card and there's nothing physically wrong with it. I noticed I have onboard sound on the motherboard, so I went to the BIOS and enabled it. I left the PCI card out and booted up. Guess what, still no sound. I check the speakers with my iPod again and they are working fine.

Something with WinXP must be messed up. I logged in under Guest and the sound isn't working there either. Is there some setting I'm missing because I've checked all I know.

Never a bad time to climb... unless the weather is really horrible, and then you climb inside!

I bleed GREEN
Chills is offline  
post #12 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-22-2005, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
Moderator
 
Chills's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Naperville, IL
Posts: 23,640
Location: Naperville, IL
Sportbike: Kawi ZX-10R
Years Riding: Since February 2012
How you found us: NESBA bbs
           
Send a message via Yahoo to Chills
A-HA!! I figured it out. I went to the Control Panel and opened up the Sound Controller. For some reason the default audio device had been changed to Bluetooth Device. I just went to the Device tab and changed it back to the Audio Device. It works.

Now how the hell did it get changed in the first place?

Never a bad time to climb... unless the weather is really horrible, and then you climb inside!

I bleed GREEN
Chills is offline  
post #13 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-22-2005, 10:09 AM
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 1,038
           
**EDIT** - Just a few seconds too late...lol

There is a volume control inside of Windows XP. Have you checked that? There should be a little icon on your program bar by the time in the right hand corner. Right click and then select Adjust Audio Properties. If the icon is not there go to Control Panel -> Sounds and Audio Devices. Check that the volume is turned up and the mute button is not checked. You can test sounds from the Sounds tab.

It sounds to me like its an XP config problem. Perhaps when it went into Hibernate it turned the volume off but didn't reset it when it woke up?
flinchy is offline  
post #14 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-22-2005, 10:15 AM
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 4,761
           
A I

I was about to type nothing is "wrong". It's your fault. lol

That sound card is a pretty decent card. I love Creative cards. I use the SB Audigy 2 ZS. It makes the Logitech Z-5500's sound like some kind of movie theater! They rule (and for the most part is all we have to choose from). Now that you found the glitch (which is usually all it is) I would suggest you disable your mobo's audio. Creative sometimes has conflict with that. And since you have a soundcard there is no need for the mobo's audio.
Loki_D_Wolf is offline  
post #15 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-23-2005, 09:07 AM
Registered User
 
logtar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Glenview
Posts: 5,054
Location: Glenview
Sportbike: CURRENTLY LOOKING
Years Riding: since I was 8
How you found us: The NET is MINE
           
So did you get it to work yet?

Logtar - John

My Blog - @Logtar - Google+
logtar is offline  
post #16 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-23-2005, 09:32 AM
King Nothing


 
Kegger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Ur Moms House
Posts: 17,944
Location: Ur Moms House
Sportbike: I ride Ur Mom
Years Riding: As long as Ive known Ur Mom
How you found us: u found me
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by logtar
So did you get it to work yet?
See post # 12

"When in doubt, use full throttle. It may not improve your situation, but it will end the suspense."
Kegger is offline  
post #17 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-23-2005, 09:50 AM
Registered User
 
logtar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Glenview
Posts: 5,054
Location: Glenview
Sportbike: CURRENTLY LOOKING
Years Riding: since I was 8
How you found us: The NET is MINE
           
cool

Logtar - John

My Blog - @Logtar - Google+
logtar is offline  
post #18 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-23-2005, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
Moderator
 
Chills's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Naperville, IL
Posts: 23,640
Location: Naperville, IL
Sportbike: Kawi ZX-10R
Years Riding: Since February 2012
How you found us: NESBA bbs
           
Send a message via Yahoo to Chills
Yeah, the default hardware setting had been changed. Once I put the sound card back in it worked fine. How it got changed is beyond me.

Thanks for the help guys.

Never a bad time to climb... unless the weather is really horrible, and then you climb inside!

I bleed GREEN
Chills is offline  
post #19 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-23-2005, 05:13 PM
Wild slide rule roots
 
Morrand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Chicago (W. Humboldt Pk.), IL
Posts: 1,735
Location: Chicago (W. Humboldt Pk.), IL
Sportbike: 2002 Suzuki TL1000R, yel/blk (Street) & '04 GSXR750 (Track)
Years Riding: 8
How you found us: Got the link through NESBA
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chills
Yeah, the default hardware setting had been changed. Once I put the sound card back in it worked fine. How it got changed is beyond me.
Well, from what I hear, Hibernate mode can do funny things to the computer once in a while. Maybe it's one of those.

Do you maybe need to get a BIOS update? Seems like I read about that being a solution for the Thinkpad--a 1998-vintage Thinkpad, though, so take it for what it's worth.

Morrand
NESBA #561 (I)
Jabber/Google Talk: [email protected]
Morrand is offline  
post #20 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-23-2005, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
Moderator
 
Chills's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Naperville, IL
Posts: 23,640
Location: Naperville, IL
Sportbike: Kawi ZX-10R
Years Riding: Since February 2012
How you found us: NESBA bbs
           
Send a message via Yahoo to Chills
yeah, I'm going to try to keep it out of Hibernate.

My mobo is pretty new, so I don't think I need to flash the BIOS. Its actually the newest piece of hardware in my box.

Never a bad time to climb... unless the weather is really horrible, and then you climb inside!

I bleed GREEN
Chills is offline  
post #21 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-23-2005, 05:26 PM
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,539
 
just shoot that piece of junk
FastMan is offline  
post #22 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-23-2005, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
Moderator
 
Chills's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Naperville, IL
Posts: 23,640
Location: Naperville, IL
Sportbike: Kawi ZX-10R
Years Riding: Since February 2012
How you found us: NESBA bbs
           
Send a message via Yahoo to Chills
Quote:
Originally Posted by FastMan
just shoot that piece of junk

Then how will I look at all my porn?

Never a bad time to climb... unless the weather is really horrible, and then you climb inside!

I bleed GREEN
Chills is offline  
post #23 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-23-2005, 05:29 PM
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,539
 
Or you can try this
Attached Images
File Type: jpg bubicomp.jpg (14.7 KB, 4 views)
FastMan is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Chicagoland Sportbikes forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome