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Question Total Audio Failure in Windows

Total Audio Failure in Windows was created by descondon

Posted 24 Apr 2022 16:40 #1
I am aware that this subject is not a conventional Vegas Pro topic but as a result of the total Audio failure in my PC I am unable to create or edit any videos.
This makes me very sad.
I have followed all of the steps as advised by Microsoft, Dell and many other ssurces such as Settings / Sound, Volume Mixer, Audio Troubleshooter, Setting and re-setting the Audio default, and so much more.
i have sought the assistance of external specialists who have carried out scans but no audio device has been identified as faulty.
i have, of course, checked the physical connectivity of speakers and headsets to no avail.
i can play a song which initiates Windows Media Player, the progress bar on the transport is visible but no sound.
However, if I hold my ear near the pc box I can very faintly hear that song.
My thoughts have been very mixed and varied including the fact there were some Microsoft updates around the time I noticed the audio failure.  I considered system retore but there was too much time lapse since those updates, or so I have been led to believe.
My attempts to determine this problem have been many and varied above and beyond those listed
So, in posting this here I am wondering if there is anybody out there who has experienced such a catstrophic audio failure and maybe you might have suggestions and proven methods of fixing this?
My video creation and editing is family-based and I really miss being able to continue where I had to leave off.  Any thoughts you might have will be very welcome, thank you.
Last Edit:25 Apr 2022 11:42 by descondon

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Replied by DoctorZen on topic Total Audio Failure in Windows

Posted 25 Apr 2022 11:40 #2
Hi Des

I have moved this topic into the Computer Hardware sub-forum.

It sounds like you either have a Software configuration problem or a circuit inside your computer has died.

What type of computer are you using ?
Laptop or Desktop ?

What device normally plays your audio ?
External speakers or Speakers inside of Monitor ?

Which version of Windows are you using ?

Did you add any new Microphones or Headphones to your computer before this problem started happening ?
Incorrectly configured audio devices, can stop the audio signal from going through the speakers and be sent to a Microphone or Headphone instead.

I would like to see some screen shots of your Windows Sound settings, so that I can see what configuration you have.
Open the Windows Control Panel
Set View By (top right corner) to Large Icons
Select Sound
I need to see every option inside of the Playback and Recording tabs.
If you have a lot of options in each tab, you will have to take a screen shot then use the slider to drag down, then take a second screen shot.
Before you take some screen shots, start playing an audio file, which will show as green bars next the audio device that is playing the audio.

 

 

Regards
Derek

ℹ️ Remember to turn everything off at least once a week, including your brain, then sit somewhere quiet and just chill out.
Unplugging is the best way to find solutions to your problems. If you would like to share some love, post a customer testimonial or make a donation.

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Replied by descondon on topic Total Audio Failure in Windows

Posted 26 Apr 2022 21:12 #3
Hello Derek,

Have fired up my PC yet again and this time I see two instances of the Reply option, neither of which existed yesterday.

Strange.

Thank you,

des

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Replied by DoctorZen on topic Total Audio Failure in Windows

Posted 27 Apr 2022 12:39 #4
Thanks for replying via the forum - that makes me feel a little better, that there is nothing wrong with the forum.

I just sent an email to you, before I started to answer new forum replies from overnight.
I haven't changed anything or updated anything for the Forum Software for more than 2 weeks.
It sounds like there is something going on with your Web Browser.
I strongly recommend that you Delete your web browsers History and Cookies.
You may also have to re-install your web browser.

I use Google Chrome most of the time. It updates automatically in the background.
However, every now and then Google Chrome will stop working properly and websites start doing weird shit.
The remedy for this is to uninstall your web browser, then download a fresh copy and reinstall.

ℹ️ Remember to turn everything off at least once a week, including your brain, then sit somewhere quiet and just chill out.
Unplugging is the best way to find solutions to your problems. If you would like to share some love, post a customer testimonial or make a donation.

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