Sound Card Not Working – Is Your PCs Sound Card Not Working?

Is your computer sound card not working correctly in Microsoft Windows operating system? You can attempt to fix your issue by going into Microsoft Windows operating system device manager. Then you will want to right click and delete this audio device. While you are still in Microsoft Windows operating system device manager, there is a refresh icon towards the top of that window when pressed will make Microsoft Windows eXPeirence operating system scan for any hardware changes.

Microsoft Windows operating system will then detect your computer audio device again and try to install appropriate drivers for it. You might be prompted for your Microsoft Windows operating system installation media. You can use the compact disc read only memory that came with that computer or with that audio device, if you purchased it separately.

Depending on how you purchased your personal computer, you may have received a drivers compact disc read only memory for your computer. If you purchased this sound card separately, you may have been given a drivers compact disc read only memory. You would be surprised how many sound cards Microsoft Windows operating system do not include drivers for with just the operating system installed.

You can also have that computer connected to the Internet and if you have Microsoft Windows operating system updates configured, you can select to download those drivers with Microsoft Windows operating system updates tool. This sound card not working fix originally was successful on a Toshiba Tecra M2 computer. However, this potential fix can be tried on all versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems.

* Microsoft Windows Ninety Five
* Microsoft Windows Ninety Eight
* Microsoft Windows Ninety Eight Second Edition
* Microsoft Windows Two Thousand
* Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
* Microsoft Windows eXPerience
* Microsoft Windows Vista
* Microsoft Windows Seven
* Microsoft Windows Eight
* Microsoft Windows Ten
* Microsoft Windows Eleven

You can try this fix on desktop computers as well as laptop computers. Modern Microsoft operating systems like Microsoft Windows seven and newer have two ways to remove a device driver. You can uninstall or permanently delete that sound card driver.

If you do not have your sound card driver disc, then be cautious when choosing to permanently delete that sound card driver. Your sound card will not work without a driver in most cases. You are better off trying to remove then delete that driver and install it again.

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Also, you can try to upgrade the sound card driver in Microsoft Windows operating system. If there is a new version of your sound card driver, then this maybe be a way to fix your sound not working problem. Believe it or not, malware, spyware, and viruses can wreak havoc with Microsoft Windows operating system drivers.

You can run malware, spyware, and virus scans on your computer. Also, you can try to boot your computer into “Last known good configuration” from an advanced boot options menu. Perhaps your sound card has become physically loose or needs to get seated again.

You can open up your computer case and remove your sound card. You will want to place your sound card back in the slot you had it installed before. Now you can boot up your computer and see if your sound card not working problem has disappeared.

Obviously, if you have a laptop computer you will not need to bother with the hardware. If all else fails, I hate to say it but you might need to install the Microsoft Windows operating system again. In severe cases trying to get your sound card not working problem resolved requires installing the operating system again.

Instead of having to install the Microsoft operating system again, you can try to perform a Microsoft Windows operating system restore. You will want to choose a restore point back to before you had this computer sound problem. Microsoft Windows operating system restore tool will then restore your computer back to before this sound card problem began.

Finally, it could be that your computer sound card has stopped working. In that case you can purchase a replacement. That is if it is a desktop computer.