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Zizzle Pirates... | Answered on Dec 10, 2011


Hi cknight187,

You may try the troubleshooting below that can be done to get the sound to work again with the Zizzle "Hooke on Phonics".


1. Use the steps below to change the sound card to something other than the Game Compatible setting.

  • Click on Start, Settings, and Control Panel
  • Double click on Multimedia (or Sounds and Multimedia in Windows Me, or Sounds and Audio Devices in XP)
  • Click the Audio tab.
  • Under the Playback section, look for the Preferred Device.
  • Under Preferred Device, click on the arrow pointing down and select a device other than Game Compatible..
  • Click on the Apply button, then the Ok button.
  • Close the Control Panel.

2. If that does not correct the issue, you can bypass Microsoft DirectSound, and play audio directly through your sound card.

  • Click Start, and then Run.
  • Type DxDiag and click OK
  • Click the Sound tab
  • Under DirectX features, you will see the Hardware Sound Acceleration Level.
  • Move the slider bar to the left or right until it says Basic acceleration and click Exit.

3. If you are still experiencing problems, check the following:

- Check that your speakers are turned on and connected to your computer.
- You can verify that your sound system is working by playing any audio file.
- Make sure you've closed any other programs that use audio, such as RealAudio, WinAmp, or Napster.
- If the audio still doesn't work properly, update the drivers for your audio card from the manufacturer's Web site.

Hope it helps.

Thank you for using Fixya.

Zizzle Toys | Answered on Apr 11, 2011

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