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Old 09-19-2006, 04:14 PM   #1
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I just did a clean install of XP (currently running SP1), and have had to reinstall the RealTek ac97 sound driver. My speakers started working immediately after the installation was complete, but now I have no control over the built-in speaker. Muting system volume through Volume Control only mutes the external speakers, not the built-in one. I've also made sure that the speakers are plugged into the right port.

Is there a way to mute the built-in speaker?
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Old 09-19-2006, 04:17 PM   #2
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wot do u mean built in speaker are we talkin bout the bios speaker or a speaker which can play music built into ur case like some dells have??
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No, BIOS speakers can't play music. It's a built-in speaker like most PCs have.
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you could try uninstalling the driver for it maybe?
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well u can have a nother built in speaker it depends on wot ur computer is, some of the dell machines which i have setup at my job have built in loud speakers to play music as well as the bios speaker, this is not normal tho normally a computer simply has the bios speaker only which can only makes beaps or siren noises!!
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Default Re: Built-in speaker

I'm sorry, but you're not helping by going off topic.

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you could try uninstalling the driver for it maybe?
Without the driver, there won't be any sound at all. I'll try it and see what happens, though.

edit: I just stumbled across this page. Maybe the driver I'm using right now isn't the right one.
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sorry but i am not going off topic i'm simply trying to gte a little more information from the OP, if he's talking bout muting the bios speaker than he can simply disonnect, thats the easiest solution!!
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I've already thought of disconnecting the speaker. I want to keep that as a last resort just in case there are any BIOS beep codes during startup.
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rite so the speaker which u cannot disconnect, this is the bios speaker is this the 1 u wud like 2 mute, n can i ask wot sounds it is making??
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I'll get right back to answering your questions as soon as I try out the new audio driver I just downloaded.

edit: Yep, it worked. The external speakers are working fine, but the internal one has been muted.
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