How to Fix XP Windows Sound Error?

Have you panicked from XP Windows Sound Error? Is yes, then do you know why such error pops up? Well, when sound driver does not work with proper manner, then such kind of error occurs. You can Fix XP Windows Sound Error in a few instant steps.

Now you may raise question on how to fix such error within a short while? To do so, you need to contact Windows Support. You have rendered with three channels—cyber, telephone, or remote. Make a pre checklist on your devices. What devices you are having & can use right now. To do so, you can use devices—remote software, phone, or Internet accessible system.

Still, panicking about how to fix the same error by itself? If yes, then let me tell you about such error. It is the sound error comes while not working the sound driver on your PC. Here you can get a structured way of finding the cause may be useful for you.  If you want to fix it then follow the steps as given below:

Fix XP Windows Sound Error

Steps to Resolve XP Windows Sound Error:

Step 1: Ensure that audio card has enabled in BIOS

You need to ensure that audio card has enabled in BIOS.

Step 2: Troubleshoot Sound Error

In XP Windows, you need to open “Device Manager”. Open control panel>double-click the “System” icon> in “System Properties”. You need to choose “Hardware” tab>click “Device Manager” button.

  • On “Device Manager”, open “Sound, video and game controllers” group.
  • If you list the sound device then you need to check your devices. To do so, ensure that devices have listed in “other devices” or “unknown devices”
  • It will show with yellow exclamation marks
  • If device has not listed under “Unknown devices” group, then device driver is incorrect. If you already have the device driver then reinstall it. You don’t have any device driver then use the “Driver Update Tool”.
  • Driver update does not work, try to locate the error.
  • If sound device has listed in “Device Manager”, don’t get sound then open “Control Panel”
  • From the “Control Panel”, you need double-click the “Sounds and Audio Devices”
  • In the first screen, you will active the “Volume” tab.
  • Ensure that the “Mute” checkbox has not selected.
  • Plus, volume slider is too high.
  • After that, click on “Advanced” button. In the “Advanced Audio Properties” box, ensure that you have a Speaker Setup”
  • Make sure you have set to “No speakers”.
  • Click on “OK” when you have done it.
  • Click on “Speaker Volume” button.
  • Left & right speaker will come close to high. After that, you need to click on “ok”.
  • Choose “Audio” tab of “Sounds and Audio Devices Properties” box.
  • From “Sound Playback” group, set the “Default Device” to your sound card device. Name would be matchable with the name you have found of device manager.
  • Now, you need to click the “Volume” button of “Sound Playback” group. Then, adjust “volumes” to high level. Then, “Volume Control” will display the mixer depends on the installed audio device. The sample contains a “SoundMax audio card”. You need to clear all “Mute” checkboxes out.
  • Repeat steps for “MIDI music playback”

Step 3: Check If Audio Service Is Working or Not

You need to check if audio service is working or not.   

Still, finding same error?

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Learn how to use Windows Support to Stand out OS Errors


If you still get same error then you need to learn how to use Windows support to stand out operating system errors. To do so, you need to choose modes—cyber, distant, or telephone. The most instant way is to get on your cell phone to dial the +1-855-971-1879 Windows Support Number. Placing a ringtone at the toll-free number will connect you to professionals. After that, professionals will try to fix error codes or messages on the spot.