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No sound on start-up, Win8 needs time to output sound

  1. #1


    Posts : 55
    Windows 8.1

    (Solved) Win8 needs time to output sound


    Title says it all. I need to wait at least five minutes to be able to hear anything on my laptop.. I can't hear songs nor play videos..

    Help would really be appreciated.
    Last edited by TripleR; 21 Dec 2014 at 17:58.

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  2. #2



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    For start up sound go to personalize>sounds>at bottom of box place a check for "Play Windows Startup sound. With a laptop you probably are using realtek HD sound driver... you could look in task manager and see if it is turned on at startup, also in event viewer>windows logs>system and look at the time when you booted and see if there are any audio errors.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 55
    Windows 8.1


    Can't believe how easy the fix was, just checking an option.

    Thank you so much brother.
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  4. #4



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    You're welcome. I've noticed that a lot of the default system sounds are turned off by default in windows 8.1.
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No sound on start-up, Win8 needs time to output sound
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