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“I just upgraded my gateway esensial 450, 250ram, from 98 to XP. I like this OS so far, but for some strange reason I can't get my speaker system to work apropreatly on this. However if I plug my joe-blow generic head phones into the back they work???? Some one thrown me a clue if you got one. Other than that, Win XP well worth it, espcialy if it is free”
“Reinstall XP or there is a problem with the speakers.
“that's why I don't want XP,, you've gota get permission before you can re-install it,,I know it's to prevent piracy, but still,,”
“Make shure if you wiped your drive that you installed a sound driver?
Other than that I didnt know Gateway could upgrade! Never by a GateWay next time.”
“I've upgraded my Gateway 2 times with newer versions of Windows. Finally retired it as the hardware had outlived it's usefulness. However, I did NOT replace it with another Gateway, as I have become disapointed with their customer service. It's slipped a lot over over the years.
As for the speaker problem, if you are plugging your headphones into the EXACT same jack that you are plugging your speakers into, and one works and the other doesn't, then it's not a driver or soundcard issue. It must be a problem with the speakers, more than likely the amplifier. Check to make sure that your power is still connected to the speaker's amplifier. A line level signal that will power a low wattage device like compact headphones will not power an amplified pair of speakers like most computers have sitting next to them, if the amplifier isn't powered up.”
“the amps got a green light”
“Well, trouble shooting long distance is an equally long shot. But if you plug your headphones into the speaker jack on your sound card, and you can hear your system sounds, why would YOU think that a speaker system plugged into that same jack on that same sound card may not work? Perhaps you could try this speaker system plugged into a DIFFERENT line out jack, perhaps a line out on a stereo system, or boom box? That may help you eliminate possible theories. If the speaker system works on a different sound source, but not on your computer's sound card, and your headphones work on your computers sound card, but the speaker system does not, then I have to admit it: you've stumped the dummy.”
“Yea, if it's the same port, then it's the speakers; same thing for pluging the headphones into the port on the speakers. If it's a different port then plug the speakers into the working port. One thing you might want to check is what mode the audio playback is set to. Go into your device manager and check to see if the sound card is set to analog or digital. It's a long shot, but I guess it could cause a problem.
This wouldn't happen to be a SB live value card would it?”
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