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No sound. Please help!!! Realtek AC'97 Audio Error 10: Device cannot be started.

Q: No sound. Please help!!! Realtek AC'97 Audio Error 10: Device cannot be started.

I am using a Gateway MX6030. It crashed and I had to replace the hardrive and I formatted it and used the restore that originally came with my computer, but my sound is missing. I've tried unistalling and reinstalling the driver, but nothing. It says the device cannot be started. I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but my PCI modem also doesn't have a driver and I can't find one for it. Here are the pics for each problem.

PCI Modem error message:

Realtek AC'97 Audio error message:

Preferred Solution: No sound. Please help!!! Realtek AC'97 Audio Error 10: Device cannot be started.

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: No sound. Please help!!! Realtek AC'97 Audio Error 10: Device cannot be started.

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I have installed windows 7 Ultimate 64bit and have now found I get no sound through the HDMI device. I had a simlar issue in Vista and found I had to use an older Nvidia Driver 175.97 for Geforce 7650 GS inorder to get this working with "Speaker" as default device...However in Windows 7 even using this older driver does not work. I have Latest nvidia driver ( and realtek (R2.35) drivers installed... I have checked various settings in realtek sound manager and audio output devies but no luck?...Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks



System Information
Time of this report: 10/29/2009, 16:42:54
Machine name: AMZO-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: MEDIONPC
System Model: MS-7318
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz (2 CPUs), ~1.9GHz
Memory: 3072MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3070MB RAM
Page File: 1954MB used, 4184MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32... Read more

A:No sound from HDMI device Nvidia and Realtek HD Audio

Are you using the S/PDIF out from realtek to S/PDIF in on your nvidia card?

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I've been finding a solution for days now and I still haven't found for this. I am using windows 7. I can clearly hear music from my 2 speakers, but when I plug my headphones into the front jack inputs......no sound! in the playback devices,it shows my headphone is not plugged in!! The mic works fine. I have DL'd the latest realtek drivers and made sure all mute's are off but still nothing. If anyone knows how to fix this, you will be a better man than I. thank u in advance

A:No Sound From Headphone Jack With Realtek Hd Audio Device?


Was your PC built for you or did you buy it in a shop?

If it was built for you, you might want to check that the front panel connectors are connected to the motherboard. I have seen many people forget to do this.

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I just got a new PC and I can't get the sound to work. My PC has the following specs:

Microsoft Windows 7 (6.1) Enterprise Edition 64-bit Service Pack 1 (Build 7601)

DirectX Version 11.0

CPU Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz

Mainboard Model Z68A-G43 (G3) (MS-7750) (0x000004E0 - 0x8FF0BC90)

vendor American Megatrends Inc.
version V5.0
date 04/19/2012

My system is not muted
I have tried to update the driver from both Realteks and MSIs web pages - no luck.
I have tried to connect my headphones in both rear and front - no luck.
When I play audio - I do see green bars in under the playback tab under sound devices.
I do have the Realtek HD Audio Manager
I have noticed that when I mark "Disable front panel jack detection" in the Realtek HD audio manager, the headphones appears to be connected in the playback tab, when I uncheck it, the headphones seems to be disconnected in the playback tab.

Can anyone help me please
Kind regards

A:realtek high definition audio device - no sound

Is the "Speakers" set as the default audio playback device? That setting is in the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound/Sound Panel.

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The past few days I found that I could no longer hear anything from my earphones when I plugged in my earphones.The problem first started when I started the computer without plugging the ram completely into its socket. After I plugged the ram back in, the bios said it restored itself to the default settings and from then on the sound no longer worked.
I scoured the internet for solutions to my problems but none of them worked. I already reinstalled Windows once and reinstalled the Realtek drivers numerous times but none of them seemed to fix the problem.

Please help me.
Thanks in advance

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(Realtek 1)

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A:Windows shows an audio device but doesn't play any sound. (Realtek)

Hi, Welcome to Sevenforums.

Try to update the installed drivers. Try a different headphone. If possible, get an external sound card and check if that is working or not.

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Hello, Some time ago i was tried to connect my 5.1 creative speakers to my laptop and when i wass connecting one by one the cables windows 7 asked me what speakers it will play ( Rear, Front, Center) but now i try to connect them again and it does not ask me that ... and only 2 speakers and sub is playing know ... and cant find what is the problem and when i go to Sound and press at the speakers that is working configure there is not a choice of 5.1 as it was before ... What is the Problem know please can anyone help me ?

A:5.1 Sound doesnt work at Realtek High Definition Audio Device

Do you have the VIA HD Audio Deck installed with your sound driver. It may be in the control panel, systray or not installed. It should be compatible with your realtek onboard audio. I usually have more luck using this to configure my speaker setup than windows as in may versions it supports jack switching.

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I finally upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7 and almost went back shortly after finding out I could no longer organize or manually arrange my own personal files and/or folders but luckily I discovered an application called 'Folder Options X' which has re-enabled that feature for me so I'm happy to be upgrading .

I'm having a few issue's with my audio playback options. I'm using an audio application called SRS Audio Sandbox Version which doe's work with Windows 7 because when I first installed it was working perfect for a good few weeks time but recently I downloaded Realtek HD Audio Manager 2.57 to enable me to playback audio through my monitor speakers but it seems to have changed my audio setup ?

I have a 5.1 Logitech z906 speakers which take up green, black & yellow ports and my monitor has a green audio jack which I plugged in green and my Logitech's green jack I've plugged into Blue and used Realtek HD Manager to change Blue port to a Line Out option.

It appears to work accept when I do Speaker Playback Test clicking on diagram only left & right speakers playback noise though when I do it with headphones on all speakers playback noise: Left, Right, Center, Sub Rear Left & Rear Right not sure if that's normal ?

Under Sound proprieties my Realtek HD Audio is set as the default playback device in which both my speaker & monitor playback music but I need it to playback through SRS Audio Sandbox so I can manage and adjust the sound but whe... Read more

A:Audio Playback (Default Device Realtek) Knocks Out SRS Audio Sandbox

Reading some users comments on the Sandbox "audio enhancement" most comments are negative about this product. SRS Audio Sandbox - CNET Download.com

If it worked at one time and now does not, have you tried making it the default audio playback device rather than the RealTek? Or have you tried reinstalling it?

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I'm having an issue I've had before, and found the resolution for... But can't find it again.

Symptoms: Flash programs, like the sound for the MMO I tried logging into, and the part of an online job application that has a "play" button to listen to a scenario then answer the questions from what you heard... won't play. Problem wasn't there lasntight, it's there today. Winamp, etc. will still play audio. System sounds won't play. Alert sounds used to play a chime but now play the alert tone from the pc.

All drivers are updated and correct. This is a setting somewhere that needs to be fixed, I just don't remember what setting. Some people with this problem report that it fixed itself after a while, but I don't have time to sit and count on that.

I know a new piece of hardware won't fix it... It's an issue in the computer settings somewhere.

Steps taken:
Originally when I went to device manager it showed everything as working.
Down in the system tray I had the volume icon, but when I tried to left click, nothing happened.
When I went to right click>open volume controls, it gave an error saying there were no mixing devices.
Checked that realtek is set to mixing, and checked all drivers.
Went into control panel>sounds and audio devices: no audio device, and no option to set one as default.
I went into services.msc and audio's set to automatic already.
I disabled th... Read more

A:Realtek ac97 audio issue - No Audio Device

Go to the motherboards support site, under your model and operating system. Download the audio driver and install it once more

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Im having the dreadful "No Audio Output Device is Installed" problem on my realtek audio.

It worked some months ago, but im in no position to do a roll back. Im sure the hardware is just fine, it works with Ubuntu.

The computer is a Dell Vostro 430.
My OS is win7 64bit.

I tried the newest Realtek driver suite, the recommended dell-drivers and some basic windows-drivers. Nothing makes the "No Audio Output Device is Installed" go away.

Any help is welcome.
Ive attached my sound-related reg. I believe my realtek device is 0001.

A:Realtek Audio: No Audio Output Device is Installed

The Dell driver is required, non Dell drivers will either not work or not work correctly.

First thing, is the Integrated Audio enabled in the BIOS? (F2 at boot up to enter Setup).

Second, on Dell's (and many others) if the motherboard chipset drivers were not installed, the sound device will not work. In this model there are Intel motherboard chipset drivers. Try installing them and then the Dell sound driver. Dell Drivers

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i need help urgently...


this all happened when i took my jack sound off (speakers) then put it back on and no sound was playing... so i restarted my pc then winamp goes i aint got no audio playback devices. i go check my sound manager and it goes i aynt got no Audio Devices in the input and output...

i tried desabling n enabling on BIOS and reinstalling My drivers and getting updates but still no hope.. anyone please care to help?

i got

windows xp SP2
DirectX 9.0c
1.5 GB RAM
512 MB Graphics Card Nvidia
Nforce MotherBoard
Realtek HD Audio!

A:Audio Device Missing! RealTek HD Audio! Urgent :(:(

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Hi to all.

On my Dell OptiPlex 755 E6550 2.33, I've had intermittent issues with the headphone socket suddenly stopping working for quite some time,sometimes problem is auto detected and fixed, sometimes I download a driver or three to resolve. This time nothing is helping no matter what drivers I've tried. Have Win 7 Ultimate installed with just on-board sound. No sound or audio shows up in device manager? Are 755's fickle with on-board sound or just too many sound drivers installed? Any ideas please.

A:Dell OptiPlex 755 No Audio Output device and no Sound/Audio in Device Manager

There could be multiple hidden audio devices.
* Press windows key + R* Enter cmd, click OK* Type cd\ [press Enter]* Type set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1 [press Enter]* Type devmgmt.msc [press Enter]* Once the Device Manager opens, open Sound and see if you have multiple grey out items. If yes, delete them, then restart the computer and retest

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I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit and I have a problem with sound. When I plug my speakers in front panel I have output audio, but in back panel I don't.

My Audio Manager looks like this, but front panel is enabled and back panel is disabled. It does not recognize back (ANALOG) jack.

I tried with settings in this manager but without success, I cheked Control Panel > Sound and followed instructions but still no sound if speakers is in back panel. What to do?

Sorry for bad english

A:No sound in back audio panel jack - Realtek HD Audio Manager

What is set as the Default Playback Device? If "Digital" or "HDMI" is set as default you will not get any sound from rear audio connections. "Speaker" must be set as Default Playback Device/

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Hey Guys,

So here it goes, I normally have my Logitech z-5500 speakers connected to the onboard sound output (green,yellow and black) as well as my Plantronics 780 connected to the front panel USB port. I used to be able to play music through any one without any problems, just had to select which one I wanted as my default playback device.

Now my problem is, I get audio fine through the 780, but I get no sound what so ever from any of the onboard ports. I have searched online for hours trying all the suggested solutions(check below) but I'm hoping its not a device failure =(

What's weird is that just like all other posts I've read, when I plug anything into the onboard jacks I get the speakers as connected and the audio level moves with sound..but I get no output from my speakers.
What I have tested:

1) removing and reinstalling audio drivers from Asus website. - no luck
2) trying a headphone in the different jacks to see if any would give audio - no luck
3) went into the BIOS made sure I was up to date and the sound device was enabled - no luck
I can post screenshots of anything that may help in trying to resolve this problem and would appreciate anyone assisting me.
Thank you.

A:No sound from onboard audio (Realtek High Defition Audio)

Ravir mate do yourself a favour and install a sound card I have the exact same board and I fitted an Asus Xonar DG after spending a load of time trying to make sense of the Asus site, RealTek site and the Windows feature which are all a crock of crap.
The GUI for the Xonar card is great for sound (up to 7:1 support) and effects and mixing. Best of all it is cheap. I have them in three of my machines and would not be bothered with the onboard rubbish. Sound Cards and Digital-to-Analog Converters - Xonar DG - ASUS

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I encountered some sound problem and then I uninstall the Realtek HD Audio from Add/Remove Programs. It requires to restart the computer so I restart my computer. After that I can't install again the driver & the program. BTW, I have Windows XP SP3 in my computer.

A:Realtek HD Audio device

It's a version mismatch in the driver.
A hotfix specific to Sp3, for the HD Audio driver, will be made available after XP SP3 releases.

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I have a DJ mixer that houses a very nice firewire audio card. Unfortunately the company refuses to release x64 drivers for it, and it doesn't look like that's going to happen either as they've just discontinued the unit.

I'm a software engineer by trade, and I know with enough effort I can craft my own. Trouble is, it's a whole new field for me to explore and I don't really know where to start. I've read through the Windows Driver Development Kit here:

About the Windows Driver Kit (WDK)

and also read up how windows USB drivers were hacked for the Xbox Kinnect:

Hacking the Kinect - How to hack USB device drivers

both have given me some great ideas, but I don't want waste time barking up the wrong tree, so to speak.

So for those of you that have experience with this kind of thing, can you suggest any websites or books that will get me off to a good start? If I were an x86 Assembly master, I suppose I could simply disassemble the x86 driver .dll that is available for the unit and craft the 64-bit friendly code from there. Unfortunately, I only have real experience with higher level languages.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!


A:Need help getting started writing/hacking audio device drivers

Honestly, Id just go get a new sound card... far less headaches in the longrun.

It may sound like a fun project, but put it this way... what do you charge an hour to DJ... now how many hours do you think you will spend creating this driver... do the math... a new high end sound card is $100 USD!

If you really like headaches.... I have a large hammer you may borrow!

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Hi all,

i did a clean Win 10 Pro install on my iMac 21,5" Mid 2011 and on my Macbook Air (no Bootcamp, no Mac OSX) and on both Computers, i get no Sound from the (Intel?) High Definition Audio Controller "PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1C20&SUBSYS_72708086&REV_05" with the Device-Manager saying "Das Ger?t kann nicht gestartet werden. (Code 10)", while another (assuming) HDMI-High Definition Audio Controller "PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_AA90&SUBSYS_AA90106B&REV_00" installs without any Problem, but this is unusable for me, as it seems to be for Thunderbold AV-Output only.

The same (Intel) Audio-Interface was working on Win 7 on both iMac and Macbook without any problem, and even now, after Reseting the SMC/EFI of my iMac, i get a loud Apple welcome-sound after switching on the Computer. So the Hardware is still ok. The Problem seems to be a Driver-Interoperability-Issue with Win 10.

What a don't know, if the Intel HD Audio did work after the Upgrade-Install from Win 7 to Win 10 before the Clean Install. I assume it was working but i don't remeber for sure.

All other Drivers of my iMac under Win 10 (incl. Apple drivers derived from the mos recent Bootcamp ZIP) seem to work, despite the integrated Intel HD Graphics "PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0102&SUBSYS_20108086&REV_09"
"Die Treiber f?r dieses Ger?t wurden nicht installiert. (Code 28)" which i had to deactivate and exclude from Windows Driver Update, as it was reprodu... Read more

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Thanks for anyone, who helps me
I have "an old fashion motherboard,, with realtek's VT1818S High Definition Audio 8-Channel soundcard build in to the Asus m4a77 motherboard. Usually with W7 windows i had to install the driver from asus's website... so far when i get to the installation point it says:

none of this package's drivers are compatible with your pc

allthough, this time W8 did install the driver but its delivered by microsoft, High Definition Audio device. well... the card works, if i keep the speakers attachde to the front jack. and the stereo mix capturing doesn't work.

Any help?

A:Realtek HD Audio device driver

Try running in compat mode. Steps 1,2,3 of option one should get you there. You may need to ininstall what you have going then run this on the exe that you downloaded from asus.. good luck to you
Compatibility Mode - Windows 7 Forums

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Hey there,
Can someone help me? I've been trying to work this out 4 weeks.

I can hear audio playing through winamp/media player and basically any program thats on my computer (XP). But I cant hear anything that plays through flash online eg. myspace audio and youtube etc etc.
But I can listen to online radio through Real audio etc.
This is a real prob for me cos I work in the music industry and have to keep up with the latest music from bands.
Everything was working fine until about 10 days ago when it stopped without explanation (that I can fathom).
It's very strange cos when I go into control panel, it says there is no audio device. But how can this be? I can still hear music from my harddrive.

What I've done: Uninstalled/ reinstalled Flash, also the Realtek drivers...

Where is starts to get wierd:
I thought i fixed my problem the other night. All of a sudden it recognised Realtek as the audio device and I could listen to everything online- so happy! But i had no explanation of why it started working again.

Then the next day:
No device recognised! Ahhh!
After several restarts I found that some times control panel says there was an audio device (realtek 97) and more often it says there is nothing.
I have a suspicion it could be cos there's other hardware Unimodem half duplex installed on the computer.. but am not sure what to do about this. I tried disabling it, but then nothing at all would play- not even through winamp etc.

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A:Realtek AC'97- No audio device recognised

On-board audio, Realtek codec drivers and such can be very dodgey and problematic. Even when all things are working perfectly, these still utilize a big portion of CPU resources just for basic operation. In all, integrated audio is a good cheap alternative for Grandma's "You got mail!" when she signs into AOL, but for most everyone else, it's not the best solution.

While not the answer you want to hear, you're likely going to save yourself hours of grief, diagnostics and driver download/installs by simply buying a cheap, well supported, true sound card.

If you're in the US, my best cheapest solution is to just go to Walmart and buy one of their Audigy SE's. These are around $30 bucks US, they usually have a ton of them. You just disable your current on-board audio in the BIOS, power off, slap the card into an open PCI slot in the case, close the case, power-up, install the drivers off the included CD and you're in business.

Above all, you get up to 64 voices in hardware, spares your CPU so the rest of your system runs fast, EAX support for surround 5.1/7.1 speakers, CMS3D for expansion of 2 speakers/headphones, tons of nice EQ features and handy EQ presets, sound environment settings, clean 96khz, 24-bit hardware audio quality, etc.etc. Not to mention you can hit Creative's website and they have an auto-updater (for IE5.0 and above) that works like Windows Update.. takes all the pain out of keeping your drivers and so... Read more

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Hello all I have Win 7 32-bit on my gateway mx6437 and am having the same problem that several people are having here - no sound. I downloaded the latest Realtek AC '97 drivers from the Realtek website. I checked to see if this card was compatible with Win 7 32-bit from the compatability website. Right now the drivers are "installed" but Win 7 says its unsuccessfully installed.

I have an AMD Turion 64 card. Please help I've been researching this issue for the past 2 weeks without success.

A:no audio output device - realtek ac '97


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Recently I had some computer issues and had to take apart my PC and refit it back. Everything is fine now but I just realised that my Nvidia GPU is being used as the HD audio device. Audio plugs are all in the motherboard jacks and not in the gpu, my gpu dosent have any audio jacks anyway.

I didnt even realise the issue until recently when I tried to record some gameplay footage and found my recording to have screwy audio. Everything else seems to be fine as far as sound is concerned. I need to know how I can go back removing my GPU as the audio device and re-enabling Realtek. Right now I have no realtek device manager in my control panel or my programs list.

I wasnt sure if it was as simple as re-installing the drivers and rebooting the PC and I've had some major issues with drivers in the past so Im wary of trying to fix the problem on my own.

My motherboard is: Biostar TP67xe
GPU is: Nvidia gtx 570
running on win 7 home 64bit

Thank you.

A:Need help enabling Realtek audio device.

What is listed in the Device Manager, Sound section?

Post a screen shot of the Device Manager, sound section. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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first I already wanna thank everybody who replies to this and try to help me. Yesterday morning I tried to download a sound driver that would make the Stereo Mix option available. It was not from the original website of Realtek or HP. It was from here: http://driveragent.com/c/archive/196a161c/Realtek-High-Definition-audio#summary. After I finished the installation and restarted my PC there was a red cross next to the sound icon and when I tried to open volumemixer it said 'No audio output device installed'. I tried to uninstall it with system restore. Than I also tried to install the latest sound drivers from the Realtek and HP site but both didn't work. Also I saw on another topic that maybe some services were stopped but that wasn't. Now I really don't know what to do. Hope someone can help me.


PC manufactrurer: HP
Operating system: Windows Vista Home Premium SP2 32-bit

A:There is no output device (Realtek HD Audio)

Your PC manufacturer is HP but what is the model?

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hi guys i need to change my audio devise from realtek to something else (windows/other) im using windows 7 and when every i go to play a game the pc freezes ive found out that its something to do with realtek because if i disable all sound the game works fine just no sound can you tell my how to do this and what is best to use

A:change audio device from realtek

If you have a RealTek hardware sound chip, you must use the RealTek drivers, whether they say provided by RealTek or provided by, for example Microsoft.

You may want to post this question on the gaming section, include the game or games you are having problems with.

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I've seen this issue resolved on here before, and it all seems to balance on a code that is different on all computers. I accidentally uninstalled something when I clicked on the wrong line. I hit cancel as soon as I saw what I did but it was too late. I have no sound on my old POS computer Help tech support guy. Help!

I'll even send cookies to whomever helps!

A:RealTek AC'97 Audio: This device cannot start. (Code 10)

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Hello guys. I am new here and really hoping you guys could help me out!

Basically i formatted my computer yesterday and reinstalled Windows XP. But now when i try to add my drivers for my sound card i get an error. Its a Rundll error and its coming up every time i try and set it up.

The thing i am confused about is that my sound card says it is working properly. Its a Realtek AC'97.

Here are some pictures of the errors that i am getting:

I really hope you guys can give me some sort of information on how i can fix this. It would be must appreciated.

Kind Regards

A:No audio device found, after installing Realtek AC'97!

List any Problem Devices

Make sure all your devices are connected and powered on
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post
Generate and attach a DirectX report

click Start->Run, enter dxdiag
Notice progress in lower left window corner
When done, click Save Information button and save to your Desktop
In TechSpot, use the paper clip icon to attach the report. (If you don't see icon you may need to first click Go Advanced)


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This is for a friend of mine. The computer says that there is not sound driver and has this button because there's no sound. I don't know much of his computer but whenever we try to download and install the realtek high definition audio driver, it installs succesfully, asks us to restart and when it loads it STILL says that there are no drivers for sound. He said he installed a genuine windows a few minutes ago and asked me to come to his house and fix it. He hasn't installed any windows updates yet. All I know is that he has an AMD Seprom 2500+ 1.7GHz 512MB ram and that's it. Anybody know WHICH version of Realtek should we install?

A:Realtek HD Audio Device intalled. Still not working?

First thing is are you sure the motherboard has Realtek for the audio? Also the HD or AC'97 driver, as with it having an old Sempron in it is possible that it uses the older AC'97 driver.

Need to double check the model number of the motherboard to see what it has.

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I have a practically brand new C940, but every once in a while have a red X by my sound icon on the bottom right hand corner, and lose audio.  A restart will normally fix it, but it happens quite frequently. Under the device manager, the Realtek Audio device shows:  This device cannot start. (Code 10)STATUS_DEVICE_POWER_FAILURE Again, a reboot will generally fix the issue, but not sure why there is a power failure to the audio device?

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I'm using a windows 8 pavilion g7 laptop. Long story short, I wanted to have realtek HD audio on my computer mainly for the cool audio effects that come with it because the audio drivers that came with my computer don't have those effects. Nonetheless, I installed realtek HD audio hoping it would install and i could simply change the audio settings to use realtek instead of the ones on my computer. once the installation was complete and after i rebooted and everything, I couldn't find the driver for realtek. So i went into sound, video, and game controllers under device manager and didn't find the realtek driver listed. only the two audio drivers that came with my computer. The two audio drivers that came with my computer are as follows: AMD high definition audio device and IDT high definition audio device CODEC. I tried to uninstall them and just reboot but my computer ended up automatically reinstalling those devices anyway. I don't get it. It's like my computer can't recognize the realtek driver or something. At this point I'm not even sure if my computer will allow that kind of audio device. PLEASE HELP!

A:Realtek HD audio not showing up in device manager

You list IDT High Definition Audio. This is your PC's sound "card". You can't install RealTek as there is no RealTek audio chip. You can ONLY use IDT drivers, and the Vendor (HP) supplied drivers are the preferred.

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I recently installed the program Mp3MyMp3 and afterwards I noticed that the sound coming from my speakers appears to sound as if it is coming from far away. I went into Sound and Audio Devices under the Control Panel, but anything that I did, did not seem to help. I was hoping somebody would be able to tell me what is wrong and how to fix it.

A:Trouble with Realtek AC97 audio device

Is there a Realtek option in the control panel (you might need to switch to 'classic view')? Check in there and disable any special effects that are turned on.

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Hey hello everyone, I am new member here. I already checked couple threads with this same title, but I didn't really find any solution.

Here's a thing. Yesterday I went to clean my computer for dust, so I opened case and unplugged all wires. Now everything is backup except there is no sound. In device manager I got that yellow/black '!' next to Realtek AC3'97 Audio. I reinstalled drivers couple times already, but nothing. I mean, I was just cleaning dust...

So I came up with that idea that it might be the problem with the front panel pins, which I probably connected in wrong ways. I don't even know in which way those pins should be facing when connecting. So the motherboard is Asus A8N5X (from 2005, yea old), computer runs on Windows XP SP3. I tried many combinations with those pins, but nothing. I get that yellow/black '!' next to device or I get nothing at all (it won't show the device at all).

I tried reading the manual, but the wire names are different on the actual wires than shown in the manual:

And the names on wires are:

GND (black wire)
GND (black wire)
Mic Bias (yellow)
Mic In (green)
Spkout L (red)
Spkout L (red)
Spkout R (white)
Spkout R (white)

As you can see names duplicates. So I tried various combinations, but nothing. Once looked like I fixed it, after loading Windows up, there was sound icon in the tray, but PC suddenly restarted and next time there was no audio again.

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A:RealTek AC'97 Audio: This device cannot start. (Code 10)

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I have a PC built from an Asus P5B-WiFi Delux motherboard running Windows 8 Pro with Classic Shell which has an Realtek HD audio on board sound device. I also have a Creative X-Fi Gamer sound card installed. All of these were installed and working correctly.

One time I unplugged my speakers and when I plugged them back in again the sound was being played back on the Realtek headphone device. I couldn't find anyway to get it to play back on the Realtek speakers so I disabled the headphone device. Now I can't find the headphone device anywhere. Since rebooting the sound is coming out of the speakers device so that is OK but I'm still wondering where my headphone device has gone.

I will try re-installing the Realtek drivers but I'd like to know what happened.


A:Realtek HD Audio headphone device missing

I had trouble with my headphones & fixed it with the method in the picture---

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HP Pavillion zx5000
Intel Pentium 4
3.20 GHz
Windows XP Home Edition SP 3

My friend's laptop is having trouble recognizing its sound driver (Realtek AC97). The hard drive was replaced and the operating system reinstalled a couple months ago, and ever since then it hasn't been able to play sound. Under the Device Manager, Realtek AC'97 Audio has a yellow exclamation point next to it, and under its Device Status it reads "This device cannot start. (Code 10)".

I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the device, as well as downloading the most recent driver (the most recent I could find was 4.04), but to no avail. I'm not sure what else I can do at this point.

On other boards that I've looked at people have asked what motherboard was being used. I used Everest to find the following information under "Motherboard":

CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 3200 MHz (16 x 200)
Motherboard Name Hewlett-Packard Pavilion zx5000 (DZ313U#ABA)
Motherboard Chipset ATI Radeon 9100 IGP
System Memory 1024 MB (PC2700 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Phoenix (02/16/04)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)
Any advice or direction would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!

A:Realtek Ac97 Audio "this Device Cannot Start. (code 10)"

Hello blackberet,

This device cannot start. (Code 10) basically that there are driver problems. have you looked on HPs website for software for your specific laptop?

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Hi everyone, if you could help me i?d be very grateful.
I have an old HP Pavilion zv5000. I formatted it after it crashed hard on me, and as I didn?t have reboot discs I pieced the drivers together from what I found on the internet.
There was no sound. I went to the HP site and downloaded pretty much everything they had. After a long hard struggle I managed to reinstall the Broadcam wireless drivers which is pretty useful to me as I am stuck in a hostel abroad with minimal wifi signal. However, now whenever I try a webpage I get the old ?this page can not be found? message. Also, the computer seems to be running hot and very loud, and will shut down completely on quite a regular basis.
I blame this ?wmsncs.exe? thing that is popping up all over my HijackThis log. Try as I might, I can?t get rid of it. Any suggestions?
Anyway, back to the sound. Just before I left home to go abroad I noticed that the audio suddenly worked again. However, unpacking at the other end, the same old problem is back. In ?Sounds/Audio Devices? the device is shaded in gray, and it says there is no device. I found Soundmax somewhere and that seems to be on the computer but will not start.
The error code I get for Realtek AC?97 audio drivers is a ?code 10?, even after deleting/reinstalling/restarted etc. I get the computer searching for plug and play devices, it seems to find them, then after a few minutes it tells me that there was a problem and that my new hardware may not work properly.
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A:Realtek Audio,net problems, Base System Device, help!!

Have you tried going to the realtek site it self for the dowloads?


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Hey guys,

My audio disappeared and stopped working. my audio icon has a red x on it and when i click it it wants to detect problems (it doesn't work).

what should i do? how should I diagnose the audio? I feel like this is hardware problem as it just happened out of the blue. The audio board has a USB connection (which is working) so the connection from it to the mother board is fine.

installing and updating the driver did nothing.
I can't get the device manager to detect the hardware (scanning does nothing).

any help would be appreciated.


A:sony z11 audio disappeared from device manager (realtek)

What exactly do you have for audio? From your mention of USB I would assume you have an external USB connected sound device of some sort???? Or is the USB mention not really related to your sound and you have the typical internal (on the motherboard) sound device (and you mention RealTek which is internal).

More distinct info on what you have is needed. Also, please fill in the "My System Specs" as that helps someone to try and assist you.

However, two things to start with. (1) if this is a recent problem, use the System Restore function and restore the PC to an earlier available system restore point when it did work. (2) If the system restore does not fix it, reinstall the Sony supplied driver.

Sony eSupport - VPCW221AX/Z - Support

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Hi everyone,

I was recently gaming with my MSI laptop (GS65 Stealth THIN-051) when I suddenly lost sound to my wireless headphones. I turned off the headphones and noticed the sound icon on the right corner had an red x mark next to it. Going through the audio settings, there was no output or input devices detected.

When I opened device manager, the only thing available under "Sound, Video and game controllers" was "NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device (Wave Extensible) WDM". Under "System Devices" there is "High Definition Audio Controller" with a yellow exclamation icon.

Unfortunately, most troubleshooting guides online suggest reinstalling drivers on the faulty realtek device on device manager, which doesn't exist for me. I tried to access the Realtek Audio Manager which did not open. Uninstalling and reinstalling the software didn't work because it would say "No driver detected". I also tried reinstalling the Realtek driver manual, which still does not allow the driver to show in device manager.

I am starting to think this could be a hardware issue, but I have no idea why this would happen out of the blue. Thanks for your help!!

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So i just got a new computer, and was trying to get my Front and rear audio ports work at the same time. On my old computer i could just go to the Advance Device settings, however on this computer when i open up Realtek HD Audio manager there is no "Advance Device Settings". I have the most up to date drivers, could this possibly be because of my mother board? Both computers had integrated sound by the way.

A:No Advance Device settings (Realtek HD Audio manager)

I'm in the realtek hd audio manager right now and there is a link (not a tab) in the upper right hand corner called "device advanced settings". This brings up a window that gives me an option to "make front and rear output devices playback two different audio streams".

I have driver version but I have had this option in each of the versions I have used.

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I recently upgraded to windows xp. Everything was fine until one day xp didn't detect my CD drive. That problem is now fixed but now I have no audio. I was using the audio chip on the motherboard. When I checked the drivers I found that the device manager does not detect a sound card and it says the drivers were enabled but not started. After reinstalling, enabling and rebooting several times without any luck I decided to put in a new sound card. I installed a creative labs sound blaster card and although windows will detect the new hardware and install it, I still get the drivers are enabled but not started . How do you make XP start the drivers?

A:No sound --- audio drivers enable but not started

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I have the latest Realtek HD Audio Manager installed, but I have this rather wierd issue. Whenever I'm watching any video (music or otherwise) the Audio Manager pops up and keeps saying I plugged and then unplugged a device from the audio jack. The manager keeps saying it's "Headphones", but I haven't done anything.

It doesn't matter how many times I click "OK" it just keeps coming back, saying "a device has been plugged/unplugged" and I have to shut down the window with the video source to get it to stop. I have uninstalled the audio manager then re-installed the latest version form the manufacturer's website and I've also disabled the front IO panel detection thinking it might be something screwed up there, but the behavior continues.

Any ideas and/or suggestions on how to fix this weird behavior would be appreciated.


A:Realtek HD Audio Manager: Device has been plugged/unplugged issue

Also, I went into the HD settings, clicked the little "i" icon and unchecked "Display icon in notification area". This has not helped, either. The manager still pops up whenever I'm watching something and either says I've plugged/unplugged headphones or some speaker (it's usually a rear one).

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Hi there,
Ive been getting this problem for a while now, even after system restoring.
Whenever im running something that requires audio, eg. itunes, ventrilo, youtube video etc a balloon will pop up from 'Realtek HD audio manager' saying a device (my headphones) has been unplugged, it will then say the device has been plugged in again.

It cuts the audio for about a second (very frustrating) and if i am in game, will make me lag also.

It seems to occur more frequently when i am in vent and in game, if more than 2-3 people talk at once it will happen definately.

I have tried reinstalling directX10, playing around inside the Realtek HD audio manager.. but to no prevail.

Where is the problem? What can i do to resolve this?

Thanks, anyone who bothers to read this

A:Realtek HD - balloon says device unplugged - cutting audio constantly!

Hi Woody,

Welcome to the forum,

Check all of your plugs to make sure that they are not damaged or worn, if possible change the cables completely and try another Headset.

Try disabling all of the devices that you are not using (Realtek HD audio manager)
If you right click on one of the devices you will have the option to "show disconnected devices" make sure there is a tick in the box so that these devices will show up.
This might make it easier to troubleshoot.

You gave the example of Headphones as the device that is unplugged if this is the actual case, then start with the headset.

I hope this helps


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Ok, for some reason every once in a while my music just sounds...bad. Like, almost scratchy. I was wondering what could cause this, I'm pretty sure it's not my speakers, they've treated me well and I think they'd just die if anything happened to them. I have the latest drivers for my onboard sound, the connections are solid as well. Any ideas? Time to just get a sound card?

A:Realtek 97 Audio - Sound Bad

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Alright, I recently bought a new mother board (Intel LGA 775 Processor Motherboard VIA PT880PRO + VIA 8237) and it has on-board audio. The audio is a Realtek AC'97 audio, I have downloaded the drivers for it, nothing, installed the drivers from the disk, and that help a little, it gave me barely any sound even with my speakers and volume mixer at 100%, but when I could hear sound it sounded like a distant echo. I also have Vista-32 bit, if any of you could help me that would be greatly appreciated.

A:Realtek AC'97 audio for VIA (no sound)

Have you tried with other speakers or headphones?

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I have not been hear for a while which is a good thing isn't it? But now I have a problem....
My system: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
                         CPU intel Pentium 2.6GHz, Mother board: Intel DH61CR
                         8GB RAM (DDR3), Graphics: Intel HD, Audio: Realtek High Definition Audio
 I have Realtek High Definition Audio which has worked for 6 years on my computer until the other day. I noticed it after Windows did its second Tuesday update.
Realtek High Definition audio in the Device Manger has the yellow explamation mark by it and the Device status says...
"Windows cannot verify the digital signature for the drivers required for this device. A recent hardware or software change might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or that might be malicious software from an unknown source. (Code 52)"
I ran the Update driver function and it comes back and says the driver is up to date. I also used the browse function for up dating and selected the same driver that is installed and I get this driver is not recommended because it can not be verified that it is compatable with your hardware.... ect
Windows trouble shooter can not find a problem.
When I open sound in the control panel it says No a... Read more

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Hey all,

I bought a new computer with this configuration:
INTEL G31/1600Mhz/asrockIntel? Dual-Core E5200-2.53GHZ-2MB-800FSB/45NmMemory 2 GB Kingstononboard Sound card: Realtek High Definition AudioI installed Windows Vista Business x32 bit and everything is working properly except the sound card, I can hear music but it sounds so bad.

I have 2 front and 2 rear speakers that worked great with my old computer (also with onboard realtek sound card) so I guess the speakers are not the problem.

Let me tell you exactely how the sound sounds like:
I put Madonna, Fever song (which is a good one..)(MP3) and I bearly hear her voice... when her background vocals start screaming I can hear them bettter the the main vocal. It's like the front speakers and the rare swithced, but they didn't - from the Realtewk Audio Manager when I test the sound everything is ok.. I mean the front sound comes from the front speakers and the rare sound from the rare ones.
I also tried to change the speaker configuration from 5.1 speakers to stereo and to quadraphonic but the sound is the same - only background voices!

Does anyone had this problem before ?
I'm going to a lab to check this problem but before that I decided to write this post here.
I don't know if it Vista problem, Ddriver problem, hardware problem or software problem... any Ideas?

I'm desperate..


A:Bad sound from Realtek HD Audio

Hello Roy.

I have the same onboard audio (or close) and it works great for me. Try opening up the settings, and setting the rear speaker to the front speakers. That might help. Also open up the equalizer, and check the settings. Make sure that it is one of the preset settings. I would also check to make sure it is plugged in correctly. They are all colour coded so it should be easy. Let us know what works.


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I seem to have a problem
My sound did work but suddenly stopped everything says its still working there are no mutes or anything, ive been to other sites to get help but all there options didnt work like restoring defaults, using a restore points to when the sound worked.
The restore point did work on startup but then sound dissapeared again after that.
when i got to my Realtek audio manager i can test my sound and works perfectly fine but when i want audio on like my music films games it doesnt work. i was wondering if anyone else has had this problem before a found a solution.
many websites i have visited have all been about the same OS i have and thats windows vista basic perhaps something is wrong with windows vista =S anyways please write back and all comment are appriciated

A:Realtek HD audio, no sound

have you tried un-installing & re-insatalling the sound driver?

update your windows after re-installing the sound driver.

if that didnt worked:

click Start > Run then type dxdiag & hit enter.

a dxdiagnostic tool screen will open,

at the lower part of the screen,click "save all informations".

a report will be generated in notepad,save it to your desktop

and attach the file/report to your next reply.

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My sound comes and goes on my HP e9280t. Sometimes I get the realtek hd manager icon telling me that the speakers have been plugged in, and then 1 second later it tells me they have been unplugged. It can keep doing that for minutes until I finally close the message. If I go into the audio manager, sometimes it recognizes speakers and sometimes it doesn't. The 'sound troubleshooter' can't find a solution. I've also tried uninstalling the driver and re-installing the new one directly from Realtek's site. And I've tried downloading the driver directly from HP's site. Nothing has worked so far. Even when I try to set my speakers to default (when it let's me) I don't get sound. When I do get sound, it doesn't last long. After 30 minutes or so, the speakers will start to sound like static. Any ideas on what could be going on? I also tried going into the BIOS settings and changing the onboard audio from automatic to enabled.

A:Realtek HD Audio Sound Comes and Goes

Welcome to Sevenforums cth95mustang...

Try to update your driver... go on oficial Thread:

Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version

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I just installed Windows 7 on my Acer Aspire E380 desktop. I have tried downloading and installing newest drivers, and still am unable to get sound. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling, still no sound. I have checked in device manager and everything says the driver is working properly. I have also checked to make sure I have the most up to date driver installed, and still no sound. I have a Realtek High Defininition Audio card that came installed factory on the computer.

And of course I have checked to make sure I have all wires hooked up correctly.

Please someone help!

A:Realtek audio, no sound, need help!

Quote: Originally Posted by JimBobby

I just installed Windows 7 on my Acer Aspire E380 desktop. I have tried downloading and installing newest drivers, and still am unable to get sound. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling, still no sound. I have checked in device manager and everything says the driver is working properly. I have also checked to make sure I have the most up to date driver installed, and still no sound. I have a Realtek High Defininition Audio card that came installed factory on the computer.

And of course I have checked to make sure I have all wires hooked up correctly.

Please someone help!

Hi and welcome

Ny chance you could snip a snapshot fo the dontrol panel. Use the snipping tool buint in win 7 by typing snipping tool in search. Upload it to us using teh attachment icon

see pic

Ken J++

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HELP Please :D

Hoping someone might be able to help here - lost all sound (Realtek HD audio) Ive removed the driver and reinstalled it via windows update with no luck - every so often i get really light sound can just hear it but usually is nothing at all - any ideas on what to do next? this happened the same day as itunes died - i fixed that by uninstall and reinstall but the sound no luck?

Realtek manager is set on speakers - all seems ok volumes full and no mutes?

Updated directx did nothing lol - now i did my mistake pres F6 a heap of times the other night now i believe this could be releated to sound (but on wind 7 and im using xp)

So im wondering if i did something with that F6 key and now how to restore it back to normal?

A:Realtek HD Audio No Sound

I would uninstall all sound/audio controllers reflected in Device Manager...reinstall the chipset driver for the motherboard/system...then reinstall the audio driver package.


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