How to verify that sound device is turned on?

Question

I cant adjust the volume in sounds in the control panel. It is currently at zero and it is shaded. So I get no volume at all. thanks for the help

Answer

This question was answered on October 18, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

*To verify that your sound device is turned on

1 Open Device Manager

2 Double-click Sound, video and game controllers, right-click your sound device, and then click Properties.

(If you do not know the name of your sound device, consult the documentation that came with it.)

3 Under Device usage, make sure that Use this device (enable) is selected

4 Click OK

5 Restart your computer if you are prompted to do so

Note

To open Device Manager, click Start, click Control Panel, click Performance and Maintenance, and then click System In the System Properties dialog box, click the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager.

*To verify that your sound device is the default device

1 Open Sounds and Audio Devices Properties in Control Panel

2 On the Audio tab, click your sound device in the Default device lists under both Sound Playback and Sound Recording

Note

To open Sounds and Audio Devices Properties, click Start, click Control Panel, click Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices, and then click Sounds and Audio Devices.

*To verify that Windows is configured to use the audio features of your sound device

1 Open Device Manager

2 Double-click Sound, video, and game controllers

3 Double-click your sound device

4 Click the Properties tab, and then double-click Audio Devices

5 Click your sound device, and then click Properties

6 Click Use audio features on this device

7 Click OK until you return to Device Manager

8 Restart your computer

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Author

Posted by gilbert of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on October 18, 2004