Sound issues in computers can be really a lot frustrating, particularly when you want to listen to your favorite track or see a recently out movie. Many reasons can cause the sound not working problem in Windows Vista computer. There are several methods you can try troubleshooting the sound problem. Determining if there is any sound at all for what you are playing is the very first step in troubleshooting sound related troubles. If that’s fine, next check to make sure your speakers are turned on and are working. Turn the volume up if you’re using external speakers, as it may be too low to be audible. Also, check the physical connections of the external computer to ensure that they are connected properly is not bent or frayed. To check if the issue is with your speakers, disconnect it from your Pc, and plug into some other PC and check. From the right of the computer clock, Click the speaker icon in the system tray and ensure that the sound is not muted.
Microsoft tech support to use Device Manager to solve sound issues
If none of the above help, and there is still no sound, log onto your computer with administrator rights. If you are not sure whether you have administrative rights, , go to the “Start” menu and into the ” Search” field, type “User Accounts” and hit “Enter” key from the keyboard. From the “Programs” list, select “User Accounts“. Under the user name of all users with administrative rights, it will say “Administrator“. go to the “Start” menu and into the ” Search” box, type “Device“, Once logged in as an administrator. In the “Programs” list, Click “Device Manager“. This will open the Device Manager window. Expand “Sound, Video and Game Controllers.” Right-click the sound card and select “Properties.” problems with the sound card will be defined by the “Device Status” box.
Driver missing or outdated drivers are another common reason for sound issues. Check the manufacturer’s site and download and install recent drivers. Or else, if you have internet connection, go to the “Device Manager,” right-click the sound card and click “Properties.” Go to the “Driver” tab and click “Update Driver.” Select “Search Automatically for Updated Software,” and Windows will find the driver.
That’s how the Microsoft tech support team helps with sound issues in Vista. Thank you!