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HDMI audio doesn't work, no audio devices detected.

Q: HDMI audio doesn't work, no audio devices detected.

Alright here's my situation:

I have a Core2Duo PC running Vista Home Premium 32 bit, hooked up to my TV using a HDMI cable. This has been working fine for 2 years now. Yesterday I decided to add some more RAM to this PC (4 GB instead of the standard 2 GB to be exact). I know 32 bit will only read 3 GB but I was thinking of upgrading to Windows 7 64 bit later.

Anyway I booted up the computer, worked fine of course, even watched a movie or two without problems. Then this morning I booted up the PC and I suddenly noticed the volume icon saying that there were no audio devices detected! I checked under Hardware and there are no audio devices whatsoever! So my HDMI cable is still giving me picture but no sound! Seeing as I'm using onboard audio I immediately booted into the BIOS and although I couldn't find a specific option that said onboard audio I did see something audio related being "HDA" (I assume HD audio) on automatic, the other option was ACRealtek97 or something. However it was enabled so no luck there.

Does anyone know how all of a sudden my HDMI cable isn't providing audio anymore? I even checked my Nvidia card which also stated that HDMI audio was enabled.

I hope anyone can help me, thanks in advance.

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A: HDMI audio doesn't work, no audio devices detected.

hi and welcome to the forum's

Go to:

Control Panel > Sounds > Playback

Then click on HDMI sound and click on the Set Default button

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I am using a HP ENVY TouchSmart 15-j053cl Notebook PC and often plug it directly into my television for streaming video. However, after updating to windows 10 tech preview the HDMI output for audio no longer appears in playback devices, though video is fine. Upon further inspection I found that the device is not starting via device manager, i.e "This device cannot start. (Code 10){Operation Failed}The requested operation was unsuccessful." I attempted to reinstall the driver from the support site for windows 8.1, but that had no effect. The driver I installedIDT High-Definition (HD) Audio Driver 2013-09-30 , Version6.10.6491.0, 43.95M Located http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?os=4158&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&sw_lang=&product=5390... Are there any drivers out yet that can bridge the gap from 8.1 to 10? Any help would be great,Coletrain

A:HDMI Audio doesn't work on Windows 10 Tech Preview

Thank you for using HP support forum. I have sent you a private message. If you?re unsure how to check your private messages please click here.Thank you,Omar

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Obligatory system specs

Dell Inspiron 1545

OS:Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Cpu: Pentium Dual Core T4400-2.20 GHz

Ram: 3 GB DDR2

Graphics: Intel 4 series express chipset- Integrated

Audio: IDT High Definition Audio CODEC
Microphones do not work. Any microphones.

Occasionally, after a restart, if I open dell webcam central it will make my built in microphone work for a little while but, it then later, randomly seeming, stops working.

I've tested several external microphones and they do not work either. Before you ask, yes I did make sure they were enabled and un-muted, I have also updated the drivers on my sound card. I ran a windows diagnostic test and it said there was nothing wrong with my mic. I have absolutely no idea what the hell is happening.
Here's my DX Diagnostic

System Information
Time of this report: 2/10/2014, 11:52:37
Machine name: NEWPC-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Inspiron 1545
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A13
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4400 @ 2.20GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
Memory: 3072MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3032MB RAM
Page File: 2578MB used, 4952MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
System DPI Setting: 96 DP... Read more

A:Input audio doesn't work, output audio does.no obvious solution


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Im using an Acer Aspire 4740
and my computer no longer detects my audio devices,
Checking device manager the warning states the driver is corrupted or faulty, but the sound manager states no device is installed.

This problem happened after another regular boot up, and previously was working.

can anyone please help me with this problem.

Please and thank you.

A:NO audio devices detected.

The sound manager thinks there's no sound device installed because of the driver problem.
You need to re-install the sound driver, then it should be okay.

Download the sound driver from the Acer support website. For the UK, go here:

If the UK is the wrong region for you, go here and choose your country:
Acer Worldwide - Select your local country or region

It's important to use the correct website for your country as the available model numbers vary in different parts of the world.

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Strangely, when I awoke this morning and booted my computer my sound wasn't working. I recently formatted my computer to install windows 8. I have the latest audio drivers per "Driver Robot" and the Sound in my control panel. I have checked all the system sound, but it simply says that no audio devices are detected. My speakers are plugged in normally and have power. They are also plugged in normally to the audio out line. Any help would be awesome. Thanks.

A:No Audio Devices detected

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I just built a new computer
Gigabyte 78LMT-usb3 motherboard
EVGA Geforce 730
Crucial Balistix 8Gb (2x4)
Fractal Design Core 1000 usb3 case (if that matters)

I did a Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit install from a disc. When I booted up and downloaded all of the drivers, my playback menu doesn't find any devices except my HDMI ports (neither of which i am using because I am using VGA and DVI)
I have downloaded the Realtek HD drivers, didn't help. I downloaded the chipset drivers again and redownloaded the audio and didn't work. I have been searching all over and can't find anyone with quite my problem.

A:Audio devices not detected

Is your Play Back Device listed here? If it is right tick on it and select as default.

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Yesterday I tried updating my sound card drivers because I've been having some troubles with a game. My sound card is a Creative Sound Blaster Audigy LS. So I went to the control panel and add/remove programs and uninstalled the sound card. Then I restarted and installed the new drivers, but I got no sound. So after going through the recommended procedure for completely uninstalling the drivers found on the creative site and then reinstalling, I still get no sound. So now I've uninstalled the card (i believe i have) and removed it, enabled onboard audio from my BIOS and installed those audio drivers yet I still have no sound.

The funny thing is that in the device manager it shows the AC'97 Audio as being installed an enabled, but if I go to "sounds and audio devices" in the control panel, it says that I have no playback devices.

Also, I'm using XP home edition. Anybody know how to fix this? And if you need more info just ask.

A:Audio Devices Not Detected

the sound drivers are only part of the setup in audigy,disable the onboard and run the setup disk for audigy again

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I have an HTPC that I use to watch TV through Media Center with an HD Homerun Prime. Lately I've been getting an error message in Media Center that say something to the effect of "no audio device detected." When I close out of Media Center, I notice that the little speaker icon in the bottom right of the screen shows that the volume is muted. If I right-click on the speaker icon, and select "Playback Devices," the HDMI Audio is not listed. It's usually listed as something like "Denon Receiver - Digital Audio".

Anyway, I've right-clicked in the Playback Devices dialog and made sure that I have both "display disconnected devices" and "display disabled devices" checked. Even with those settings, it's still not showing the HDMI Audio. It's as if the cable was completely removed, even though the video is getting through.

Does anyone have any ideas of what could be causing this issue? This HTPC has been working without this issue for years now, so I'm not sure why this issue is suddenly popping up, but it's really annoying. I haven't installed any new software or made any hardware changes that I can recall.

Here are my specs:

HTPC: Intel Celeron with onboard graphics (HD4000, I think);
Receiver: Denon with HDMI inputs;
TV: LG 50" plasma.

I should mention that I have the HDMI cable running from the computer to the receiver, and then an output from the receiver to the TV.



A:HDMI Audio not showing in playback devices???

Check the Device Manager, Sound section. You should have Intel Display Audio and the regular PC audio listed. The Intel Display Audio is for the HDMI.

If the Intel is missing, the Intel CPU drivers will have to be reinstalled, as a start. If it has an error code, please list the code. If its show and status is working OK, try recycling the Intel Display Audio, Uninstall the device in the Device Manager, but DO NOT uninstall any drivers. Restart the PC and when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the Intel Display Audio. See if this fixes it.

If not, try running the HDMI direct from the PC to the TV and see if you get audio.

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I recently bought a used motherboard (an ASUS-P8H77-M Pro) and so far I couldn't get it to play any sound. None of the jacks seem to be working, nor front nor rear nor even the microphone. There isn't even a notice if something gets plugged in. In the Playback devices menu (I have Windows 10) there are only 2 devices that can be enabled which are "Realtek Digital Output" and "Realtek Digital Output(Optical)". I've updated, reinstalled drivers from the mobo's website, downloaded the Realtek program, reseted CMOS, tried disconnecting front panel and only using the rear, but nothing helped.

Any suggestions? Did I buy a faulty motherboard?

A:Jack audio devices not detected

BIOS settings? --> manual page 3-21.

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I just uninstalled Debut video capture from NCH software and it appears to have taken the audio with it. I am running windows 7 on a dell inspiron 1545. I downloaded my device drivers but that didn't help. When I mouse over my audio icon i get the message: no audio output device is installed.
I will provide any information needed if someone would be willing to help. Is there another codec I need to install? is this malware?

A:No audio devices detected after uninstall

The audio should have been detected by Windows on a reboot and if the IDT drivers were no longer there Windows should have installed the generic, basic function, High Definition Audio Driver (Codec).

As Windows didn't install the driver suggests either the sound has somehow been disabled in the BIOS or the Intel motherboard chipset drivers were corrupted.

As a first step, reinstall the Intel Motherboard chipset drivers. One of the things the chipset drivers do is define (identify) all the devices on the motherboard. Reboot the PC after installing the chipset drivers and note if either the IDT sound drivers or the Windows installed HD Audio Drivers are installed. If the HD Audio Drivers are installed, download and and install the IDT sound drivers from the Dell downloads.

If, after installing the chipset drivers and rebooting, the sound is still not detected check the BIOS. If it still is not detected, unfortunately the next step is a complete reinstall. As this came with Win 7, you can't use the Dell PC Restore (F8 at power on) you will have to do a reinstall from the Win 8 disc.

Link to Dell downloads for the 1545
Product Support | Dell US

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Okay, so I'm helping a friend out in building his first computer but the problem we're facing now is that the monitor connected up to the computer (that's finally put together) doesn't show anything, and the USB devices (being the keyboard and mouse) connected don't work.
If there's anything you'd like to ask about the build, what's connected what's not, feel free to ask; I'll tell you what you want to know.

*Things I know for sure*
The mouse and keyboard aren't broken.
The monitor worked 2 days ago, so I highly doubt the monitor just stopped working all of a sudden?

A:Monitor doesn't work and USB devices aren't detected

So... my friend managed to get it working by himself, but what bugs me is that the problem was with the RAM.
There are four ram slots; so RAM Slot 1, 2, 3 & 4.
1 & 2 are the first 2 rows of RAM that's closer to the CPU slot/cooler, and the cooler was already installed (Cumbersome)
So decided to use RAM slots 3 & 4 instead.
For some reason THIS was the problem; what had to be done at the end was RAM slots 1 & 4.
Slotting in the RAM with any other combination other than 1 & 4 didn't allow the computer to recognise the monitor or the USB devices for some reason.
Although the problem is solved now I would still like to know what went wrong, I want to learn from mistakes.

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Okay, so I'm helping a friend out in building his first computer but the problem we're facing now is that the monitor connected up to the computer (that's finally put together) doesn't show anything, and the USB devices (being the keyboard and mouse) connected don't work.
If there's anything you'd like to ask about the build, what's connected what's not, feel free to ask; I'll tell you what you want to know.

*Things I know for sure*
The mouse and keyboard aren't broken.
The monitor worked 2 days ago, so I highly doubt the monitor just stopped working all of a sudden?

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Hi, I have a Dell XPS 420 running Windows 7.
When I first tried plugging in some speaker they were not detected so I changed the BIOS to use the on board audio (from auto select to on) and my speakers have worked ever since.
Yesterday I tried using a microphone (turtle beach x12 headset, speakers worked) and it is not detected (front and back panel). I tired a different microphone encase the headset was faulty and it wasnt detected either. So I tried my headset on my other computer and it worked straight away).
I've been reading forms etc but cant find a solution...
Any ideas?


PS. I tried another headset of mine which is only usb (no speaker or mic jack) and it works.
Also as the XPS 420 isn't sold with windows 7 drivers can be a bit of a bind

A:Microphone not detected (no audio devices installed)

Device detection is a function of the drivers (ie: audio drivers). So if it's not working properly, I'd suspect the drivers. If there aren't any Win7 drivers, then your best bet would be to get an addon sound card with Win7 support.

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I am using HDMI to connect from my laptop to a tv, but it is late and I have a roommate so I want to use headphones for the sound. I plug in the headphones, and go to the playback devices panel. It has an option to disable the tv sound, but it does not work. No error or anything, just does nothing. How do I get this to work?

I have tried enabling the speakers, I have tried setting the speakers as the default device, and I have tried disabling the TV output. None of these work, the TV stays set as the default device.

A:Unable to disable audio for HDMI in playback devices panel

What are you using to try to disable the sound via the HDMI? You'd need to enter the graphics card software to do that as that is where the sound to the TV would be coming from, the sound for the headphones would be coming from the onboard sound/sound card which is controlled by the audio device manager.

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I have been trying to use my (win7.x64) Dell l502x laptop with my folk's new samsung lcd tv.

I finally got the sound bit working (opening nvidia control panel refreshes the audio playback devices list), but I have several erroneous devices that appear (and disappear) when connecting the TV.

I tried the same device (TV) with the same cable, with my brother's new toshiba laptop, and there were two playback devices (as expected) - speakers, and TV.

Mine looks like this

Can any l502x owners confirm (re driver install) if they did follow these instructions


R300420 Video: (Do "Custom Install", Uncheck HD Audio) nVidia GeForce GT 435M, GeForce GT 420M, GeForce GT 445M, Stereoscopic 3D, GeForce GT 525M, N12E-GE-B(LP)-GT 550M, N12E-GE-B ( GT555M), GeForce GT 540M, v., A07 (155 MB)

willing to try anything to attempt to get this configured "properly".

also having issues with nvidia display driver crashing when external is connected, despite underclocking gpu as advised

A:Dell l502x (NVIDIA 540M) HDMI Audio issues (multiple devices)

I have multiple HDMI audio entries listed in the Sound Panel/Playback section. Mine are AMD HDMI audio as I have an AMD Radeon video card.

You have an NVIDIA video card so the reason for the NVIDA listings. The Toshiba may only have the basic Intel Video, for example, and the reason for only one entry.

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Everything was ok with sound but now the computer doesn't detect any sound devices like amplifier, headphones, speakers, etc. The computer does find the audio card, but not devices. Please help.

A:Windows 8.1 doesn't detect any audio devices


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The title pretty much says it all. I'm honestly at the end of my rope. Device manager replies all is well, yet sound stopped working overnight.

It isn't muted,I'm not that oblivious.

I own Advanced System Care Pro ( and consequently, Driver Booster ) so I have already all of my drivers up to date, as well as any other problems I might have had.

Used a bunch of other scanners to figure out the problem to no avail. Plugging some headphones in also doesn't cut it, so it made me think that perhaps the hardware was actually fine and some software conflict was the cause of the problem. I have no freaking clue anymore, should I just get mad and yell at my computer for an hour or so to relieve stress now??

A:Laptop audio refuses to work, all devices work properly, sound isn't muted. Help?

First we need to know the EXACT make and model number of the laptop in question. Secondly the only place you should be looking for drivers for you laptop is the laptop manufacturers support website. Driver scanners really are not helpful.

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After standby or hibernate must need a reboot to recognize Philips TV audio.It is frustrating to view a film with Infinity (http://www.infinitytv.it/)Thanks

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I have a new x220, it's 3 weeks old.  No microphones or audio input devices of any kind are being recognized in both the device manager, the sound settings and on skype. Not only is there suppoes to be a built in microphone in the model, but the headphone jack also works as a headset and I have tried plugging in my iphone style headset with microphone with no luck. There simply aren't any drivers or recognition of whatever is driving the input of that microphone feed. How can I fix this so that it recognizes the onboard microphone options (both loudspeaker and headset)??

A:No Audio Input Devices - Built-in microphone not detected/not in device manager ????

Did you install windows by yourself?
In that case a dozend drivers and tools seem to be missing.
Install System Update  and execute it.
If you prefer manually install, download and install the drivers from Lenovo X220 driver matrix

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HP Notebook Split x2, started with Windows 8, then 8.1, now 10. Everything works fine except for Beats Audio, which never seemed to work. It's installed but not recognized. The HP default speakers do work but it's lame, I was hoping for the snazzy Beats Audio. In the screen shot, I tried "find and fix audio playback problems", but Beats Audio isn't a device, should it be ? you can see Beats Audio Control panel. How do I get Beats to become operational ? Also, I don't see how to test Beats in the Control panel. I've looked around on this forum and find lots of similar questions but not exactly this.  Here's the playback devices, shouldn't Beats Audio be one of them ?

A:Beats Audio installed but doesn't show up in devices

Well, I found where to "turn on" Beats Audio, but it's grayed out . . .  So how do I get it to work ?

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So this here ruined my holidays. I was trying to connect bluetooth speakers to my PC via USB, then upgrading to Windows 10 from Windows 7. As you can guess, now neither the speakers and other audio output devices arent't recognizable by my PC. Thing is, I cannot even mess with the drivers since my old speakers aren't even seen in Device Manager and Devices and Printers tabs. The USB hub works fine, since my mouse and keyboard are working and showing. However, the speakers are connected via the "green audio wire". Excuse me for my little vocabulary in this subject. (It's been two days please help i'm itching)
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 240 Processor, x64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3583 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 97 GB (76 GB Free); D: 367 GB (117 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASRock, N68C-GS FX
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

Edit: Headphones don't work as well. Microphone does. The front "green audio circle" is believed to malfunction, but I doubt. Both must be fine.

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Hello, my name is Conan. I have installed Windows 7(Ultimate, 64-bits) in 2009, my previous os was Windows XP(32-bit). Although I am really happy with W7 there's something which is a big turn-off. The sound, that is, it hasn't worked on W7 ever since I installed it. It's not the devices that are the problem, they all work perfectly fine when connected to my iPod. As a matter of fact, It's quite obvious what the problem is, windows doesn't detect any connected audio devices. Here are some screenshots:

I have already downloaded the latest Realtek driver, but this also didn't detect any audio devices

A:Windows doesn't detect any audio devices: no sound


Yes, Win 7 has detected an audio device. What it's not detecting is that you have speakers plugged in.

Do you have a set of speakers you can plug into the back (green) speaker jack?

Or maybe a set of headphones into the front (green) headphone jack?

If it didn't detect any devices you wouldn't see those options.

Right now you're set to output audio to "Digital Out", it's set as the default output device, plug speakers in, select "Speakers" then click on "Set Default".


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I built a barebone kit and installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, I installed all the drivers correctly but for some reason Windows keeps detecting the front audio jack as if someone is repeatedly pushing in and out headphones(no pun intended). Audio doesn't work at all through front and back audio jacks, only HDMI. I only get static from the audio jacks.

A:HDMI Sound Works but Audio Jack Doesn't

Possibly defective front panel headphone/mic connector/cable or problem with case front panel. Most cases have both an HD audio and an AC97 connector for the front panel, that plugs into the motherboard. Normally, the HD Audio should be used. If you are using the HD Audio connection, try the AC97. If you are using the AC97, use the HD Audio instead.

If neither of the connectors change anything, and the audio works OK with the rear connections (with no front panel connection to the motherboard), the problem would appear to be in the case front panel assembly.

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I have an HP m9340f pc running 64-bit vista connected via hdmi to a Panasonic LCD model tc-l32x1. I can get audio from wav videos, websites, stream radio, mp3's.....almost everything working on the tv EXCEPT for DVD's. Volume is not muted. Tried through Windows Media Center and through WMP and no luck. Don't know what else to try. Drivers are up to date. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:PC to LCD via HDMI - DVD audio does not work

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I tried to attach my tv to an old PC, so I could play movies from my computer. THe video works, but the audio doesn't.
I used a HDMI cable, got realtek driver, enabled and put HDMI as standard output. But no sound. The GPU of this computer is Nvidia gt8400.
If you need any intel I can provide you with most of it.

A:HDMI audio doens't work on TV

There were very few if any cards form the 8xxx/9xxx series of Nvidia cards that had native audio built into them for HDMI, unless they were custom made OEM models. If yours is one that doesn't then you have to do this,

Guide: 8800GT/9800GT/9800GTX Sound over HDMI (Now including Creative cards)

to get audio over HDMI from the card.

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Hi, i've got another PC connected to my ENVY 27 ALL-IN-ONE PC, and when the computer was on windows 8 the audio when plug a pc or whatever on the HDMI IN worked fine, but yesterday I upgrade both of my computer to windows 10, and the audio when switching to the HDMI IN won't work anymore! HELP!

A:HDMI IN audio won't work on HP ENVY 27 ALL-IN-ONE

I have the same problem with my HP all in one computer, I havent found any fixes yet. I use th HDMI input for my verizon FTOS TV.   I have rolled back my Windows 10 upgrade to my previous OS amd it works fine. I am gonna wait and see if there is a fix found before I upgrage again to windows 10.  If no fix is found....    goodbye windows 10!

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I only have this problem with 7, so I know it is not a hardware related issue. I simply can not get any sound out of my graphics card (seemingly) through HDMI.

I have my bios setup to play audio from it. I've followed what everyone else has done when using the search, I have zero success. It worked before using 7, so I am 100% confident that this is a 7 issue (because it still works on Ubuntu!).

All drivers and software is up to date too.

Mobo: M3a79T Deluxe
CPU: Phenom II X6 1090T
GFX: GTX 275

I am ready to pull my hair out.

I want to reinforce... it works on my Ubuntu install!

A:HDMI Audio output - how to get it to work???

When you plug the HDMI cable into the HDMI port on a video card, it should automatically change the default audio playback device to the HDMI and you get audio. If it's not doing this automatically, you will have to manually change the default audio playback device in the Control Panel/Sound Panel playback section.

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So yeah, I use a HDMI - HDMI cable to my laptop whenever I want to watch DVDs on it.
It used to be that the audio would work, but now that does not seem to be the case.

I've tried rolling back to previous versions but to no avail.

And yes, i've lurked through all the previous threads but to no avail.
The default audio device has been set to the TV's, the HDMI audio has been enabled and i've tried everything. Nothing

Please Windows 7 forum guys, you guys are my only hope!

Here are the specs

Acer ASPIRE 4741G
Intel Core 5-460M processor 2.53 GHZ
4 gig ram
Windows 7 64bit Home premium

A:Need Help : Audio won't work when I attach my HDMI cable to my laptop

found this info for you,give it a go and let us know how it went
- Click on the "Start" button
- Click on "Control Panel"
- With the Control Panel in "Control Panel Home" view please click on "Hardware and Sound"
- Where it says "Sound" in green letters there are three options below that are in blue click on "Manage Audio Devices"
- This will bring up a window labeled "Sound"
- On the "Playback" tab there is listed the sound options available to you. One should read "Digital Output Device (HDMI)" Click on that.
- There should now be a check mark on that option.
- The Sound should then play through your HDMI hookups to the TV.

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Hey everyone,

I recently upgraded to Windows 7 (Build 7100) from Vista (32 bit) and am having trouble getting audio from my HDMI out port.

I am using the Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset and have upgraded to the latest available driver but still no luck.

I have attached a screen shot of my device manager and my sound devices with the HDMI plugged in - there is no option to select the HDMI as an audio device.

Any ideas?

Appreciate any help!


A:Windows 7 - HDMI out no audio - Intel HDMI audio

Try to set the SPDIF as the default audio device. That might work.

If it doesn't, try updating audio driver.

At last, as you said, your GPU driver is the last one, still, the problem might be right there. Usually, when the device manager shows the HDMI audio as functional and it still doesn't work, it's probably a GPU driver issue.

Try switching your GPU driver to older but stable versions.

On my case, nVidia drivers area always a pain in the *ss, so, when I successfully find a good and stable driver I stick with it for a long long time.

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An automatic update occured, and a blank box popped up continuously(Titled: C:/swsetup/sp59654/IDTSetup.exe)
I was using my USB headset during that update, then all of a sudden they stop working and only my speakers were working, and no devices were being shown under playback devices nor under recording devices.
I have show disabled/disconnected devices checked.

A:Speakers Work, but it shows "No audio devices are installe

it sounds like a buggy sound driver download from HP , not the first time this has happened.

Try going back to a previous restore point.

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This issue popped up I'd assume in the past few days, but I only noticed yesterday for the first time. I use a Turtle Beach Ear Force X12 (don't know if that's of any importance, but I figured I'd type in case it does) headset. I noticed, when playing a game, my mic was not working. I later went into Control Panel and into Sound to see what the problem was. Oddly enough, there was nothing listed in Playback or Recording. I still received (and can still receive) sound from the headset. When in game, I'm assuming the only reason it doesn't work is because the Steam (the game hosting client) client doesn't have any headset to detect, as windows does not. I've tested a different headset (of the exact same model) on my computer, exact same issue. I tested my headset on a different computer (again, of the exact same model; my dad and I have similar hardware, an XPS 8700). So the issue is definitely on my computer, and not with the headset.

Again, as I've stated: The headphones work fine, audio goes right through them. Yet it isn't being detected in the Sound tab of control panel. I'd assume the microphone works fine (Outside of Steam, where I mainly use it), though I'm not sure where I'd test this. Any ideas on what I need to do would be greatly appreciated. I'm new to this forum, so sorry if I didn't post any necessary information.

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No sound.
Little speaker with the red 'x' appeared yesterday
I have gone through the whole update drivers circus to no avail, my laptop can't detect that it has speakers built in so it doesn't bother finding a driver for them.

This is where I am at:
- Intel Display Audio is the only driver installed for sound
- This means that sound works when the laptop is plugged into an HDMI
- When HDMI is not plugged in, the computer cannot find the built in speakers.
- I have Linux on this system and audio does not work there as well

I would call this a broken chipset, but the fact that the computer still processes audio with the HDMI cable attached is confusing me. Also, the 'audio board' for this laptop has 2 usb ports attached to it, and those both work fine.

Any help would be appreciated

A:No Audio Output Device is installed, HDMI Audio Out Works

Hi welcome to the forum

first thing i would check is the bios to make sure it is enabled.

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No sound will play in most applications. Winamp will not play music. Internet explorer(with quicktime plug-in) will not play music. Also, a game that I tried to play would not play audio.

However, when I tried playing sounds in Finale Notepad and Windows Media player, they both played.

Under the tab of "Sound, video, and game controllers" in the device manager, this is what's there:

HID-compliant game controller
Riptide Audio Device
Riptide Bus / Firmware Downloader
Riptide Gameport
Riptide Input Device
There are no red x's or question marks, and I checked the properties of each one, and it says everything is working fine.

My speakers are fine, because I plugged in headphones that I KNOW work, and it did the same thing, and plus, my speakers work with my portable cd player. Not only that, they work normally with the two applications that function.

Help please?

A:Audio doesn't work... except for sometimes

What operating system?

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The Year 2007 is turning out to be a bust! My Compaq Presario S6000NX was serviced once by a cottage-industry computer tech, and it worked marvellously up until recently. My audio's all-of-a-sudden dead. Even if I hook-up my headphones directly into the tower's jack -- no sound.

I'm positively trembling with fear!

I've already tried to contact the tech, who had worked on it before, but he apparently changed his cell number, and to add insult to injury, I only knew him by one name!

If the problem is ((shudder)) hardware, are Compaq pc's known to blow something 'audio' on the inside?

How big is it? Only next month can I afford to haul my baby off to a store to get it fixed.

Please help me. I'm on disability, and whatever income they (government) throw in my general direction is pretty-much used up long before I cash the darned cheque!


A:HELP!! My audio doesn't work at all!

have you tried reinstalling your audio drivers? Or maybe perhaps even reinstalling directx? had that same problem on a friend's puter and reinstalling directx helped...

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for example, on youtube (or anything on the internet) and itunes the volume doesn't work.
but if i empty my recycle bin (or click something on the desktop) i do have sound.

i'm not tech savvy so if someone could help me in basic terms... that'd be great!
i have a XP 2000 professional edition. sp2

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i recently bought a new mobo (MSI - p4m900m3) and everything is working fine apart from i cannot get my sound to work.... everything seems to be installed correctly in device manager ( no '!' next to any of my audio drivers) i have ALC888 on board sound. on board sound is enabbled in my BIOS. iv been compleatly stumped on this one for quite a while. if you need any more information just ask. any help would be very appretiated.

A:No Audio Device shown in sounds and audio devices

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i have checked the device manager >audio inputs and outputs, but there is no line in audio. i had also gone to sound in settings and this cannot be found in disabled or disconnected devices. i connected my headphones with microphone to the system and still i cant record my voice. the inbuilt recorder of my laptop is only working. i have a combo jack. please help so that i can get input line audio using aux cable.

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I have just installed the audio driver for my motherboard, restarted the computer and it seems that driver doesn't do anything at all. I have the speaker icon in the tray bar with a red 'x' on it, and it says: "No Audio Output Device is installed". Why is that? I tried the driver that's on the motherboard CD and also the one from Realtek's website, and while they are different versions, the problem is identical.

Please advise.

A:Solved: 'no audio devices' after installing audio driver

You have posted in Windows 7 forum but your spec says
OS: Windows Vista
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-P35C-DS3R
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
RAM: Kingston 2GB DDR2 667Mhz
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD2400XT
2. Is it the same system please but with 7, if NOT please post the spec
3. What does device manager show please for sound - on the entry there

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I have three audio devices on my pc (ATI HDMI, Via HD onboard and steelseries usb soundcard) and through all devices I only get audio out of the left channel. I have tried two pairs on headphones and my tv speakers all with the same results. I have looked at all the balancing end everything is set to even on both channels.

Windows 7 X64 ultimate
M4A78 PRO Mobo Via HD audio
Steel Series Usb SoundCard

A:Audio Only out of one channel (multiple headsets and audio devices)

As you have three devices, each one separately generates the sound. The only thing common would be the sound itself, such as a wav or mp3 file.

When you use the PC's sound chip (VIA HD) that is one hardware device and the wired on the motherboard output jacks. If you use a USB connected sound device then you are using that device to generate the sound and that device's physical jacks. If you use the ATI HDMI, most video cards have their own built in audio chip (unless this is an old video card that uses S/PDIF connection to the motherboard) and thus again everything separate for audio generation and connection.

One comment, if you have both the Via on board audio and the usb connected sound card enabled at the same time there can be conflicts and sound problems. Not the balance problem you have but there can be problems. If you want to use the VIA then physically disconnect the USB. If you want to use the USB, disable the on-board audio in the BIOS.

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I'm gonna try and lay out my problem very simply, and then tell you what I have tried/done.

PROBLEM: When I plug in Headphones, I can not hear anything, and in the playback devices, nothing is shown to be plugged in. This goes the same for my other audio device which is a bose sound dock (for ipod but I connect using a 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable)

Okay, so here goes. When I first build the system and installed windows, i wasn't thinking much of the sound as i was installing updates and video card drivers and what-not. I did, at some point, connect the bose to the computer using the 3.5mm jack on the front panel of the computer. It worked fine, I heard the little sounds the computer makes when logging on. Since then I have had troubles with my network card and ran windows update and various other things.

Now no sound works at all. When I realized this I tried:
-Changing the actual front panel cable that is connected to the mobo from hd audio to ac 97 (and changing the setting in the bios)
-Searched for many hours online trying many different solutions such as:
-updating drivers
-rolling back drivers

Other things i've tried:
-system restore
-update bios
-install audio drivers from mobo disc

I have moved past being extremely frustrated and I now just dont know what else to do.

I would greatly appreciate any feedback what so ever :)
Ask me any questions you want

A:Realtek HD Audio/Motherboard Not recognizing any Audio Devices.

Try this.


Then this.

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I just got a new (cascaded) computer with seemingly no standard audio.

The audio icon is a speaker with and X through it and the only audio device that populates the Playback Devices list is the HDMI digital audio.

I have audio on the motherboard (think I can find it?? nope) and some auxiliary ins and outs on the front of the PC (headphone, line in).

No audio will output whatsoever. Keep in mind I will not be using the HDMI audio.

No headphones and no "X"s in the device manager...

um... any help would be appreciated! Thanks


A:No Audio, HDMI (unplugged), No Audio device listed

Go to the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound and finally the Sound Panel. What is listed there? The HDMI and Speakers should be listed. If that is the case make the Speakers the default playback device.

If the Speakers are not listed, RIGHT click in a blank area on the panel and check the Show Disabled Devices and Show Disconnected Devices and then if the Speakers are shown you can make them the default playback device.

If there is still no speaker, you can check the Device Manager to see if the sound is listed (could be RealTek or IDT) and if it is check to see if there is an error code,

As this is a new PC and you can't get it working it would be best to contact HP support. If there is some problem only HP can get it corrected under warranty.

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I have an Acer Aspire Laptop 57362-4790 running Win 7 with all the latest updates. Audio is an Intel(R) High Definition Audio HDMI, and Realteck HDMI.

Because I had no headphone output with the computer connected to my TV via the HDMI out I ran the Windows audio trouble shooter. I got a messaage "non standard audio detected" and Windows did something. Now my headphone jack works, but I have no audio on the TV from the HDMI connection.

I've checked both the Intel and Realtime audio controlers and gotten the message, "Device working properly."

I've searched both Intel and Realtime for new drivers and gotten the message, "Best driver already installed."

Opening sound, clicking on playback, clicking on configure, selecting speaker and clicking on test gives test tones out of both the left and right speakers on the TV. Going back to the web, still no sound!

Does anyone have any idea what Windows did and more importantly how do I undo it and get sound back on the TV through the HDMI connection?

Thanks for looking at this story, and any help you can give.

A:No HDMI audio after running Win 7 audio trouble shooter

Use the System Restore function and restore the PC back to a date PRIOR to whatever you did. That should return it to how it was configured. System Restore can be accessed from Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools. System Restore will not delete any user data or emails.

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Not sure if this is possible, but thought I'd toss it out there... I'd like to have audio sent via HDMI to my monitor while at the same time using the MoBo output jack for a subwoofer. I've only been successful with one or the other by itself in any configuration I've been able configure.

Any thoughts?


A:HDMI Audio AND Realtek MoBo Audio Simultaneously

Does your monitor have an Audio Out? Some do. If it does, HDMI to the monitor, then audio out from the monitor to your subwoofer. Mind you plugging something into the audio out may turn off the monitors internal speakers. You won't know until you try
But…here’s the kicker! A subwoofers job is to not only produce lower frequencies but to also blend nicely into its satellites (speakers). This is most commonly accomplished by either designing the sub and satellites to work together in that the lower cut off frequency of the satellites is close to the higher cut off frequency of the subwoofer. The other is to have an adjustable crossover that will allow you to match the subwoofers higher cut off frequency to that of the satellites lower cut off frequency. You also need to match their output (sound) so that they are even (or close enough!). Otherwise you will get a lot of boom from the sub and not be able to hear much from the monitor.
Monitors with built in speakers are not designed with fidelity in mind. They have tiny amplifiers and do not go very loud without sounding terribly distorted. Even if your monitor does have an audio out, you may be presented with the impossible challenge in trying to match it to your subwoofer. Honestly, you are better off purchasing a 2.1 (or 5.1) computer speaker system. You can get something pretty decent for not too much money.

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Not sure what this is, but when I'm watching a show on my computer through Netflix or Hulu, my audio device will stop functioning and I won't hear any more sound. So I'll watch a couple shows and go to another show and upon start up, there's no sound. I check my Volume Control and it says there are no mixers. I checked iTunes and anything on my computer makes sound and plays, but nothing over the internet. I'll restart the computer or do a system restore and upon restart, my computer has no sound at all, no audio devices, the internet doesn't work and my taskbar on my desktop goes grey, like Windows 98 style. I've done several virus scans and only found one thing, and that's when I scan it on the Guest account. It says Comres.dll may be infected ... don't know if this is linked or not. Please help!Here is my hijackthis.log ...Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 9:21:07 PM, on 5/28/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\P... Read more

A:Audio devices randomly shut off, upon restart or system restore, internet does not work

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i checked the device manager and i have a yellow ? next to my audio drivers.. i tried updating then or re-installing and that didnt work. i went to control panel and to harware but it says that No audio devices are detected as if my speakers arent even plugged in but they are. Anyone know what to do?? I've tried everything i could think of =/

A:Audio doesn't work! HELPPP!

Can you try the speakers in another port. Or do you have another set of speakers you can try.

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