Resolve the issue when Windows® Media® Center™ is not giving sounds
IS your Windows Media Center producing no sound output? Find out the guidelines to resolve the issues.
Windows Media Center plays online as well as stored multimedia content in your PC such as Movies, Videos, Digital music, TV programming and digital pictures. The basic user interface enables controls such as pause in between, increase or decrease in the level of volume or sound being put as mute. Whenever you face such issues, the best thing you can go for is log on to the Microsoft website and try fixing the issue with the help of some Microsoft defined fixes for such problems. These predefined fixes at times solve your problems quickly without any hassle. You just have to search a fix for your problem.
Following are few causes and the simultaneous troubleshooting steps to be taken to get rid of this problem:
- What can be the several causes of no sound being produced by Windows Media Center?
- What is the step by step troubleshooting procedure to remove this error?
- What can be the other miscellaneous possibilities of such a problem?
What can be the several causes of no sound being produced by Windows Media Center?
There can be number of causes of no sound being produced by the Windows Media Center. These can be ranging from the small error that like the mute button being to the problem when the sound cards being absent or corrupt. It often happens that whenever we buy a new computer, we fail to check for all the technical issues, as we take it for granted that all technical specifications would be preinstalled already. Also, it might be that sound card or sound drivers have corrupted. In such cases you need to get them replaced or have to reinstall the sound drivers.
What is the step by step troubleshooting procedure to remove this error?
For no sound output being generated, click on Windows Media center icon on the desktop or click on the flag button present at the bottom left corner of the screen. Click on 'All programs, to find Windows Media Center and click on it to open the program. Play any of the multimedia file which is present or is currently available under the program like Movie, Music or Live TV. Ensure that Volume display does not show a zero or else no sound would be produced or heard.
Go to 'Control panel, by clicking one more time on the circular flag button on the bottom left of the screen and further clicking on 'Control panel'. Click on the slider control below 'Windows Media Center' and hold it to move on or raise to the desired level of volume. Ensure that control should not be at the bottom level or else no sound would be produced. The two sliders that control the overall system volume should also be checked and also be enabled above the zero level for Windows Media Center no sound problem to be resolved.
If in case the Windows Media Center no sound problem persists, then there can be several other possibilities. The driver for the sound device or the sound card may be uninstalled which provides the interface to the hardware. The sound device or sound card itself may have gone bad and needs replacement. The internal or external set of speakers can be malfunctioning. This may also be due to the software issues with the cards and drivers installed. Be it any such problem, the most important thing is to identify it and follow the troubleshooting steps accordingly.
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