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Old 02-26-2003, 08:40 PM   #1
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Unhappy Sound tragedy

Once I had both Windows 98 and Linux on my PC.
While playing with TIMIDITY on Linux I changed some settings. After that, I lost my sound in Windows. Interestingly, on Linux the sound was fine.
I've tried all the instructions on the Windows help to troubleshoot sound problems. I also have reinstalled Windows 98. Nothing worked.

What did I do to create this problem and how can I fix it?


Old 02-27-2003, 03:29 PM   #2
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I cannot see any conceivable way that doing something in linux could affect your windows settings unless you deleted some needed files.

You should perhaps ask this question in a windows forum to troubleshoot this...
Old 02-27-2003, 08:46 PM   #3
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first thing i'd do is go into windows and go into the hardware list/device manager, remove the sound card and reboot windows and let it reinstall it. you may try upgrading the windows sound drivers
Old 02-28-2003, 11:24 AM   #4
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I have a problem somewhat similiar to this with Windows, RH 8 and my wireless usb adapter. I have to unplug the adapter and plug it back in every time I start Windows or else Windows can't access it.
It very well could be possible that something like this happened to your sound card, although I have no idea how you would unplug a sound card when the computer's starting.. Just a thought.

Last edited by pilot1; 02-28-2003 at 11:25 AM.
Old 02-28-2003, 02:15 PM   #5
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I once had a problem with linux setting the soundcard to 'mute' under windows. Is mute a hardware setting? I don't know, but it took me hours to try and turn the sound back on. All I needed to do was uncheck the 'mute' box on the volume control.

You have looked at the mute box, haven't you? :-)


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