fix gateway laptop sound in simple steps
Here is some process to get your gateway laptop sound back try to run Windows Update -it includes the generic drivers for your sound device.
Try to clean your computer from the bugs and install a genuine antivirus and scan your full computer.
1- Sound device disabled/disconnected?
- Right-click the speaker icon on your task bar
- Select “Playback Devices”
- In the white empty space right click and select both Show Disconnected/Disabled Devices
- Do you see icons for your speakers and headphones now?
- If you now see it you may need to right click on the correct sound device and select “Set as default device”
2- Try to restart services.
- Start program>run
- Type “services.MSC”
- Look for Windows Audio and double click on it.
- Start Up type should be Automatic
- Startup Status should appear Started and if not, press the start button.
- Click on Apply and OK. restart your laptop.
3- You can also try the Troubleshooter.
- Click ‘Start’ > Select ‘Control Panel’> click on troubleshooting. or
- Type troubleshooting in the top-right search field > Select ‘Troubleshooting’
- Click ‘Hardware and Sound’ > Select ‘troubleshoot Audio Playing, ‘
and follow the command.
4- Try to update/re-install driver-
- Click on START>
- CONTROL PANEL>
- HARDWARE AND SOUND >
- DEVICE MANAGER> Installed device,
- Click to open the device, UPDATE DRIVER.
if not working in an update then try to uninstall your sound driver and re-install it again.
then Reboot your system.
5- Try to add device by manually.
- Go to Control Panel, Add hardware, next
- “Yes, I’ve already connected the hardware”, next
- Scroll to the bottom of the list, choose “Add a new hardware device”, next
- “Install the hardware from a list”, next
- Choose “Sound, video and game controllers”, next
- Choose Intel, and then the Intel AC’97 Audio Controller (It is the last one on the list)
- Yes, Gateway says it’s a Conexant audio device.
- Check out this you tube video to fix the sound issue –
6- System restore –
if all above step is not working then try to restore your system to the point just before u lost your sound :
Start/ All the programs /Accessories /System Tools /System Restore.
I hope this will help you out to get your sound back if not then it might be the hardware issue.
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