No sound in bootcamp windows xp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by EvryDayImShufln, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. EvryDayImShufln macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2006
    Hey I installed bootcamp a couple of days ago, but my sound doesnt work. I did install some sigmatel drivers but still the soundcard does not seem to be recognized. Can anybody tell me the correct drives I need for this, or what the problem may be? Thanks in advance!

    btw i have a macbookpro 2.0ghz
    newest software of everything
  2. drval macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2006
    I have had no problems with sound and my MacBook Pro installation.

    Are you certain that you've installed all of the drivers from the Mac-side CD that you burned when running Boot Camp Assistant?

    Are there any yellow or red flags on any devices in Device Manager?
  3. dansonb macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2008
    I have experienced quite an odd problem with sound when running windows on my macbook in bootcamp. If i turn off or restart the laptop when the volume is muted, the next time i start it there will be no sound of any kind working. When i try to turn up the volume nothing happens (the usual mac volume turn up/down noise dosnt even happen). The only way to get any sound again is to make sure the volume is up and then restart the laptop. This is a really annoying thing, and i'm guessing its a problem with boot camp. Has anyone else experienced this?
  4. Messerschmitt-b macrumors newbie

    Apr 28, 2008
    Hey Guys,

    I have the same problem, I installed boot camp; windows is not seeing my sound card or even my external speakers. The only way I can have any sound is through my internal speaker which is pretty bad. Can anyone help me out? What steps should I take in order to fix this annoying issue. Thanks in advance:confused:
  5. bubbaasm macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2009
    Me too

    I've had the same problem... no sound at all when using XP when the sound was muted when I booted up.

    I turned the volume back on and restarted. Everything was fine. That seems to have solved the problem.
  6. Lesser Evets macrumors 68040

    Lesser Evets

    Jan 7, 2006
    I also have this problem... if anyone has a cure, please post.
  7. evilted macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2007

    I recently got a MBP and notice this same no-sound issue with Windows XP when I boot via Boot Camp where the OSD volume seems to work, but no sound comes out of the speakers or via the headphone jack.

    There is this thread at Apple might work for someone:

    That particular fix did not work for me -- I still have to run the KB executable referenced in the thread, or re-install the Apple provided RealTek sound driver every time to get sound.

    So, just checking to see if anyone has come up with a solution....

  8. RedRaven571 macrumors 65816


    Mar 13, 2009

    Same issue here. I'd like to know a fix that doesn't involve rebooting.
  9. VPrime macrumors 68000


    Dec 19, 2008
    London Ontario
    Are you guys using VMware at all?
    I have a similar issue that if the sound is muted in VMware, then I boot into bootcamp the sound no longer works..
  10. RedRaven571 macrumors 65816


    Mar 13, 2009
    I use VMware but this issue is, apparently, different from yours since mine doesn't involve running Fusion but just seems to be a function of running XP natively but perhaps they stem from the same root cause?
  11. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Ugh... This is from TWO THOUSAND SIX. I'm going to bet that they WEREN'T using VMWare.
  12. evilted macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2007
    I do have Fusion 2 installed, but I haven't noticed if muting from VMware disables sound in Boot Camp across a reboot.

    But I can confirm that as with other posters, as long as I don't mute sound in Windows before rebooting, my sound works fine across Boot Camp reboots.

    Also, even if I do accidentally mute in Windows before shutting it down, the simplest fix next time I boot it up seems to be to disable the Realtek audio in the Hardware Manager, and then re-enabled it. It's a kludge of course, but certainly easier than reinstalling the drivers or running that KB.exe.

  13. cooneyz macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2009
    try this

    i found this on another forum

    "Yeah I've had this issue a couple of times. It's because the Macbook Pro features a digital out jack.

    Did you notice every time you plug something in, the Realtek drivers spot it and let you know with a bubble? (in Windows) Well, that whole detection is flawed.

    All you need to do is plug in a pair of headphones, let it stay for like 10 seconds, and then take them out. The sound will magically reappear.

    That's how it went for me. Let me know if that helps..."

    I tried the headphone trick and it works perfectly for my white 13.3 mb.only solution i have found other then a restart
  14. dansonb macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2008
    Yeah I have also been doing this for ages. I find it dosen't always work though, probably about 7/10 times.
    Also, sometimes when my macbook comes out of sleep mode (whilst booted in windows) all the ports down the left side wont work (usb ports, firewire, charging port, headphone out etc), anyone else found this?

    Would really like to find a fix to these bugs, can be so annoying.
  15. hectorial macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2010
    Try Dxdiag

    enter dxdiag into run while in xp and go to the music tab, once there 'test directmusic' with 'hd audio'.

    I had audio come out for that but no others. i am using a un-activated home edition sp2 (wink wink) and it wouldnt let me install updates until i validated it. But i found that by dl'ing zone alarm free version it installed a windows xp hotfix, kb943232, so this might fix it as well, happy accident.

    I tried listening to HD radio on here and didnt hear anything same goes with HD videos i loaded on to youtube.

    I use free anti-virus and firewall because i just installed xp to be able to play my old games.
  16. rivale macrumors newbie

    Mar 24, 2010
    bootcamp sound fix

    in order to fix the sound in your bootcamped xp, go to start and click on control panel. Then select "Sound, Speech, and Audio Devices," from there click on "change the speaker settings." A window with five tabs will pop up, select the "Audio" tab. Under sound playback choose Cirrus Logic HD Audio as the default then apply. Now your sound should be fixed....worked for me :cool:
  17. MacProReloaded macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2009
    will this work with windows 7 on macpro 1,1?
  18. jrcrip macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2010
    To rivale

    rivale, you can´t believe how thankful I am to you. I have had this problem since oktober last year and now I fixed it because of you. I am so happy. Thank you!!!!
  19. link272 macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2010
    same problem

    i installed windows 7 on my imac and whenever im on the windows side i have no sound. when i go back to mac it works fine but on windows the speakers work fine but have so sound. do i need outside speakers?
  20. abargri macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2007
    Hi all,
    I have a new i7 iMac 27".
    Rivale is absolutely spot on. Simply fix through the Control Panel was all that was required.

    Well done and thanks.
  21. william s macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2010
    Much thanks to Rivale

    I'm so glad there are people out there who give out a helping hand. Found your advice and took it! No more problem. Just want to say thanks! If you know how, maybe you could write back and explain how to hook up an XBox 360 Joystick to the MAC OSX. I know there is a way.
  22. Hilmi Hamidi macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2009
    Just use the official drivers from Apple, don't use other drivers off the Internet.
    Download the latest Bootcamp drivers from
  23. davidzakaris macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2010
    What if everything is greyed out and i can not choose anything from that panel?

    What if everything is greyed out and i can not choose anything from that panel?
  24. dragon99 macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2010
    GO to system proprieties, device manager, search in Audio devices "ATI HD audio" and disable that device.....


    The problem is, windows has two audio output, the audio card output and the audio output from DisplayPort. Windows assume the displayport audio device as de master. Disabling solve the problem
  25. NicePrice macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2010
    I tried everything but diden't got my sound to work. Then I connected my speekers to a USB-adaptor and it worked.
    Until someone solve it, this is a good solution. :apple:

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