How come the sound on my laptop is not working?

by on February 14, 2010

Q: I borrowed a laptop from my buddy a few months ago and I recently had to re-install Windows XP due to a virus. When I first borrowed it he told me the speakers weren’t plugged in inside the laptop so I brought it back to his house the other day and we plugged them back in and heard the “login” windows sound once when I turned the comp on but it only worked that once and now I get no sound from anywhere. I searched volume control and nothing is muted. How can I fix this?