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I can only get sound on my system if I'm on Yahoo chat, otherwise it is mute.
If the only time you're able to get sound on your PC is when you're on Yahoo chat, a spyware check and volume control check may be in order.
I can only get sound on my system if I’m on Yahoo chat, otherwise it is mute.
Yep, that’s odd. I don’t know of anything obvious but I
would check for spyware, or for any other applications that are running on your
machine that might be attempting to use audio. See if turning any of them off
helps. Also, you might check the advanced volume controls to make sure that the
speakers aren’t simply muted for some reason.