Sitting down after a long day of hard work, you power up the computer and log onto Youtube, hoping to find some comedy clips to watch for entertainment. One show catches your eye, so you click on the link and begin watching. However, the man speaking is moving his lips but no words are coming out. There is absolutely no sound. You check the volume control and all the sound settings are elevated in the tray, so why could this be happening? Truthfully, this could be an issue with your sound driver. In this case, we have a few tips on how to fix your sound driver.
1. If you have Windows XP, check to see if they did an update on the sound driver. Whenever there is a new update, they must reconfigure things and this is why you are not hearing any sound. If there is a new version on their website, go ahead and download it. Look over the sound driver model details before installing. It should make your sound driver work again. If not, go onto the next step.
2. Have you recently added new programs on the computer? If so, we suggest restarting. It is very easy for your sound card to become disrupted by another type of software. In case you are doing something different, get to the bottom of the source so you know how to fix it next time.
3. Most importantly, check your cables. So many people arrive at the Geek Squad Repair Center to find out that is was a case of unplugged speakers. Unfortunately, they have already spent hundreds of dollars getting this looked at, when this conclusion is found. The most simple tests are the most effective ones – always remember this.