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    Lost 'Windows Default Speakers' (Vista Home Premium)

    My desktop appears, within the last couple of weeks or so, to have mislaid its internal speaker.

    In order to hear anything on video clips, etc., I have to plug in one of my two USB-attached headsets.

    With neither of these plugged in, Device Manager shows my only sound output driver as "Realtek High Definition Audio", which may well be what Vista calls its internal speaker, but which does nothing to contribute to the planet's noise pollution, since it remains obstinately silent, whatever position I slide the volume control to.

    How do I get my box to talk again?

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    Re: Lost 'Windows Default Speakers' (Vista Home Premium)

    Realtek HDA is your builtin sound card integrated on the motherboard as opposed to a discrete sound card.

    Have you changed any hardware or software recently? Have you changed anything in the BIOS?

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    Re: Lost 'Windows Default Speakers' (Vista Home Premium)

    I feel a total Homer Simpson about this.

    I noticed this morning that my wife, in dusting around in my study, had accidentally switched off the power to my externally-attached speakers. (Which, being plugged into the audio sockets on the back of the PC case, had muted the internal speaker.) <img src=/S/woops.gif border=0 alt=woops width=58 height=36>

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    Re: Lost 'Windows Default Speakers' (Vista Home Premium)

    No problem. Glad you got it straightened out. At least it wasn't a complex issue. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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