PC Speaker; how to turn it on?


#1

can anybody tell me how to turn the pc speakers on in a winxp environment? i just want to hear vid clips through that channel.


#2

i m not sure what speakers are you talking about ( i m guessing those little ones inside cpu) try sound and audio devices in control panel.


#3

also check if the speaker-icon has a cross over it (in the system tray , where the date is displayed). if yes, then unmute it. if you cant do that, then may be the sound drivers aren't installed.


#4

If you are talking about the one speaker which beeps to inform about system related errors, then :

-Double click on speaker Icon in taskbar

-Click on Options, then Properties

-Click on "Playback" and then find the checkbox for "PC speaker", check it and then Ok.

A new slider bar should appear whenever you double click the speaker icon taskbar, enabling you to unmute/mute and change the volume of PC built-in speaker.


#5

If what you want is to use that tiny speaker (which beeps when there are errors) as a primary speaker. Well thats not possible


#6

yeah i am talking about the speaker found inside the CPU box, whatever u may call that. in fact my concern is to relay the sound signals to that little speaker. i can hear certain beeps out of it on pc start ups. but i am unable to listen symphonies etc. which we often expect from a branded system found in certain labs of educational institutions. though my system is not a branded one.


#7

It seems i was wrong. It is indeed possible to play wav files through that speaker. You need to install this driver in order to do that in XP.

http://www.xp-drivers.com/drivers/48/48016.htm

*edit. that site requires registration. Try finding the drivers from another source. The name of the driver is "Pc Speaker" I am searching too. Just want to try this