i am trying to get sound from my computer but none is coming out of it.
it keeps telling me no active mixer device when i check it in control panel. what is wrong with it

Check if the sound drivers have been loaded. What motherboard do you have in the pc? You will need to put this info up before anybody can help.

I don't know what type of pc you have, but Shade01 is correct, we need to know the specs info first. I can tell you that normally with high end desktops like HP, Dell, etc., if you have cds that came with your pc, one of them will be a drivers disk, unless you know the make and model from your pc, you can also download and install them from that respective website, as usually there's support provided.

No you have to register to download the updates. Sorry!

if you have the CD of the motherboard. please install it, it contain the sound driver or
if you dont have the CD you will have to copy the sound driver from another motherboards' CD into a pen drive.I have tried it it works.
sorry for my english you can send me mesage if you dont understand something