Articles in Category: Audio and related devices

No Sound

Why Don’t I Get Sound from My Computer?

No sound can happen for a variety of reasons. Here’s how to troubleshoot if your computer is inexplicably silent.

Windows playback devices

Why Don’t My Speakers Work?

Suddenly losing your computer’s sound can be due to many different things. I’ll point out a common problem that many people aren’t aware of that is very easy to fix.

Audio CDs — What Format Should I Use to Burn My Audio CDs?

Audio CDs are different from data CDs. Typically, your burning software needs to know how to create audio CDs, and you need to explicitly tell it to do so.

Why Don’t I Have An On-screen Volume Indicator?

On-screen volume indicators are handy, but surprisingly they’re not actually part of Windows. We’ll look at alternatives.