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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.

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Leo Leo A. Notenboom has been playing with computers since he was required to take a programming class in 1976. An 18 year career as a programmer at Microsoft soon followed. After "retiring" in 2001, Leo started Ask Leo! in 2003 as a place for answers to common computer and technical questions. More about Leo.

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