I was playing counter strike source last night whilst listening to music as I always do and for no apparent reason my sound just completely died. Headphones and speakers would not work so I shut down my computer and today it is still not working. I have run the updates for the card I am using, it is a Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme audio card. Still nothing, I even poked around in my computer and made sure it just hadn't fallen out or something like that. As far as I can tell there is no reason for there to be no sound but I don't know much about this sort of thing so any help I can get would be awesome.
Is the card being seen properly in device manager and said to be working properly?
It said it was all working ok.
Run DirectX diagnostic tool (Start -> Run -> type DxDiag), go to Sound tab and click Test Direct Sound button. Go through an entire test. Then, go to More Help tab, click the Sound button and go through the help topics there. Who knows; you might get lucky.
That didint work either.
- Check the Volume Control panel. See if all sliders are adjusted to audible level and make sure nothing is muted.
- Are your speakers/headphones connected correctly and volume level adjusted to audible level?
- Is there an exclamation point (!) next to your sound card in Device Manager?
What sound card do you have? Is it integrated or plugged into the PCI slot?
Snow_Flake;4736564Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme audio card.
I did what you said and nothing.
I assume your sound card is PCI. Correct me if I'm wrong, ofcourse. Have you tried taking it out and plugging into another PCI slot? Completely uninstall audio drivers and install them again when you replug the sound card.
Has not worked either.
Then it is reasonable to assume your sound card is malfunctioned. You said it shows as "working properly" in Device Manager, so I'm guessing it's only Speaker Out (or whatever it's called) port that's busted. I could be wrong, though. Best thing you can do is to take your sound card and try it in some other computer (if you can get your hands on one, ofcourse) to confirm or dispute that.