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Removing "line in" echo from Realtek HD Audio output (if it is not a sound effect)

Q: Removing "line in" echo from Realtek HD Audio output (if it is not a sound effect)

I just solved my own problem and thought others might benefit, since I could not find the solution using internet search.

My Realtek HD Audio manager seemed to be creating an echo on my "Line In" audio signal. I had already set the 'environment' and 'equalizer' sound effects options to <None>, but the echo persisted. I found the problem seems that I was essentially duplicating the Line In audio stream.

The first "source" I found was the HD Audio manager. You can open the manager and view the 'Line In' tab - mine had a non-zero playback volume (the slider was NOT all the way to the left for zero playback). If you want output from the HD Manager, that makes sense.

I also found out a second Line In "source". It was in the 'Line In' properties settings where I had checked off the option to "Listen to this device." When I disabled that, the echo disappeared.

To view this 'Line In' properties tab, right-click on the speaker icon in the notification area, then select Recording Devices (yes, "Recording"). Then, the tab will display in a window with the title 'Sound'. You should see the Line In device in the list. Right-click on this item and select Properties. The 'Line In' properties window pops up. Then select the 'Listen' tab. UNselect 'Listen to this device'. The echo should disappear if you're experiencing my problem.

I hope this helps someone. I'm just trying to help the community from which I've received so much help. :grinthumb

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A: Removing "line in" echo from Realtek HD Audio output (if it is not a sound effect)

Two same signals

You're doing the right thing... getting rid of the other input signal.

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I don't know if any of this is related, but I wanted to provide as much information as I could for you gurus to deal with. So here's what happened:

I left my ASUS K55A laptop in sleep mode. I opened the lid to wake it up, logged in, and then everything started to load really slowly. This hasn't happened before, and the computer quickly BSOD'd in that new Windows 8.1 fashion. It restarted and scanned/repaired my D drive, again in a very slow manner. It took maybe 20 minutes just to get to the login screen (as opposed to maybe a minute). I login, and again, everything's very slow. This time, I just hit the power button and reset the laptop that way, hoping it'd fix things. Unfortunately, the same thing happens. After doing this about 2 or 3 more times, each time spending about 20 to 30 minutes, I just let it run after I log in. I manage to click the "Restart" option on the side after waiting eons for it to respond to my clicks. I get it to load and it booted up normally.

Or so I thought.

My D drive was suddenly inaccessible and my little volume speaker at the bottom right had the red X beside it, saying "No Audio Output Device is Installed". I spend another billion years trying to fix my D drive, changing permissions and allowing full control, and eventually getting full access again, most likely with some unknown ramifications. I found out after that although my C drive didn't suffer from the same problem as my D drive, the C drive would keep asking me f... Read more

A:Asus Laptop/RealTek "No Audio Output Device is Installed"

From your description, I'm going to suggest what I try to avoid at all costs. Do a complete reinstall. I know its a hassle but sometimes its what is needed.

Backup your user data to some external media (USB flash drive, CD/DVD media, etc) first as the reinstall will wipe it all out. Then do the reinstall, using the recovery mode that I assume ASUS has (most PC vendors have a recovery partition on the hard drive that will allow restoring to the original factory condition).

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I've spent countless hours trying to fix this. It started out with me wanting to enable the "stereo mix" option and so following a youtube video I proceeded to updating the driver using device manager > update driver and after restarting, I received this error.

I then downloaded the newest driver of the manufacturer website (realtek hd audio) realtek.com and installed it. Mind you, the stereo mix option did in fact show up, although I couldn't make use of any audio since I was getting the "no audio output device is installed" error.

All this time, I can still see the mic/line-in inputs, and headphone/speaker outputs in the sounds (control panel). I have tried uninstalling, reinstalling, and using the roll-back option for drivers. Although from control panel, I managed to uninstall the sound card software for realtek. Between all of this, after any sort of install or uninstall I also restarted my computer.

I downloaded the drivers from the HP site (PC manufacturer for my comp) and the Realtek site (sound card creator) and all of them are giving me the same results.

Furthermore, I even tried the System Restore and it wouldn't work complaining about an anti-virus when all of mine are already disabled. I checked what the System Restore would affect too and nothing for my driver was in there as far as I know.

I'm really not sure what my options are now, and it's sucks not having any sound.

Please help me out! Thanks!

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A:"No Audio Output Device is Installed" (Realtek HD Audio)

See if Windows reports 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

Next, click Start->Run, enter: services.msc, scroll to Windows Audio, rt click Properties.
> Verify StartupType=Automatic and Status=Started

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Recently when I was trying to enable my sound card so I could make YouTube videos, I managed to somehow break my sound. I have a windows 7 64bit computer that runs realtek hd audio and nvidia hd audio. I have tried reinstalling windows and that does not work, as it comes up with an error message "upgrade failed, restart and then select updates when prompted" no mater how many times I do this It does not work. Please help!

A:Sound error "no audio output device is installed"

Reinstalling Windows probably is not the answer. The sound device (RealTek) is apparently the problem.

Without knowing what you did to "enable my sound card" we can't really say what is needed to make it work again.
Filling out the My System Specs will also help someone to try and help you.

What is the status of the RealTek in the Device Manager? Is it listed and does it show an error code or working OK?

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Please help! I am NOT a techie, but have spoken to some and tried several repairs. I have a Sony VAIO VPCEA24FM laptop, running windows 7 64-bit and the sound has randomly stopped working (made no changes to anything that I know of). There is a red circle with an x in it on the volume icon on the taskbar, and when I hover over it it says "No Audio Output Device is Installed."

However, when I open the device manager and click under sound controllers, Intel (R) Display Audio is listed and if I click on it, it says this device is working properly. I tried to update the drivers and it says I have the most up to date. When I open sound on the control panel it says no audio device is installed and even when I right click and click "show disabled devices" nothing is shown. I have tried microsoftfixit, and it doesn't help.

I have also tried to download the Realtek High Definition Audio Driver from the Sony website, and it downloads and installs and then a window comes up that says it may not have installed properly, and asks, "reinstall with recommended settings?" i click ok and it gives me a message that says, "This update can only run on Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows 7" and all there is is an "ok" button, which i click, and it does not reinstall. HELP I'M AT MY WIT'S END!

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 350 @ 2.27GHz, Intel64 ... Read more

A:No Sound! "No Audio Output Device is Istalled"

"No Audio Output Device is Installed" indicates the audio chipset is not found. This typically indicates the audio chpset is faulty.

The chipset you are seeing listed in Device Manager is likely the chipset used for the HDMI output.

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Well like the title says, I have recently upgraded to Windows 7 from Windows Vista. Everything was working just fine till last week my audio goes bye-bye. In my taskbar my audio icon it has a white X in a red circle. Plus it says "No audio Ouput Device is installed."

More info, it goes on and off randomly when I shutdown or put the computer to sleep. I have a HP Pavilion dv6700nr,

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 [email protected] Dual-Core
Memory: 1.94GB
System type: 32 Bit
Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 7150M/nForce 630M

Any input or help is greatly appreciated.

A:No sound "Audio Output Device not Installed".

Aww no one wants to help

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Please help! I am NOT a techie, but have spoken to some and tried several repairs. I have a Sony VAIO VPCEA24FM laptop, running windows 7 64-bit and the sound has randomly stopped working (made no changes to anything that I know of). There is a red circle with an x in it on the volume icon on the taskbar, and when I hover over it it says "No Audio Output Device is Installed." However, when I open the device manager and click under sound controllers, Intel (R) Display Audio is listed and if I click on it, it says this device is working properly.

I tried to update the drivers and it says I have the most up to date. When I open sound on the control panel it says no audio device is installed and even when I right click and click "show disabled devices" nothing is shown. I have tried microsoftfixit, and it doesn't help. I have also tried to download the Realtek High Definition Audio Driver from the Sony website, and it downloads and installs and then a window comes up that says it may not have installed properly, and asks, "reinstall with recommended settings?" i click ok and it gives me a message that says, "This update can only run on Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows 7" and all there is is an "ok" button, which i click, and it does not reinstall. HELP I'M AT MY WIT'S END!

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 32637 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 5575 GB (2167 GB Free); D: 11 GB (1 GB Free); G: 5575 GB (40 GB Free); J: 11 GB (1 GB Free); O: 3725 GB (1313 GB Free);
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

Hp support Letter ? 7-16-218 ? After the peer to peer expert had no answer that worked. Is there a way of disabling the defective device somewhere, possibly bios so that I can get some sound working
HP letter ? ?No audio output device installed?. 7-11-2018 ? My computer.

Hewlett-Packard h8-1417c 1.00

System Serial Number: MXX2390D68

Product #: H3Z18AA#ABA

Enclosure Type: Desktop
My 1st letter: Error message: No audio output device installed.

Experience: I have been using computers since 1983 with the first XT.

I have significant experience repairing and upgrading my computers.

Solutions tried: I have exhausted the many ways to fix device driver problems. (Usually it is an easy fix).

I have also tried 3 different USB devices designed to replace sound cards that have failed.

Previous similar problem: In the first year of owing this new HP the Audio failed. Because the Au... Read more

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I have a Gateway GT5628 Core 2 Quad desktop. Vista Home Premium. It has on-board sound (which is enabled in the BIOS), and worked fine for the month I've had the machine until a couple of days ago. We had a power outage, and when the system came back up, I had a speaker icon in the system tray with a red X saying "No Audio output device is installed".

The system does not seem to realize that a sound card exists. It no longer shows up in device manager. Also, "Sound, video, and game controllers" is not showing as a category in device manager...was this removed in Vista, or is this part of my problem?

I talked to support at Gateway, and they told me to reinstall the drivers. As I expected, the drivers won't install because "Audio device not found". They then told me to do a Factory Recovery.....no thanks. I've spent too many hours tweaking this thing! Do you folks think a Factory recovery would do anything? To me this seems like a hardware problem. If the machine can't see the sound card now, it's not going to see it with a recovery either, right?

Plus, I already ran System Recovery once! The system blue-screened like crazy when I first got it. After installing all my software, I realized that SP1 was not installed. It would not install no matter what. I had to do a factory recovery, then install SP1, then re-install all my software!

FYI - I have the newest system BIOS installed.

Thank you for any tips!

A:Solved: No audio output device is installed - "Sound, video, game controllers" option

Sounds like the power outage did something not so nice to your PC (investing in a UPS is a good thing). It sounds to me like some sort of hardware issue at this point.

I would recommend opening the case up and seeing if any of the capacitors (little can like things) on the motherboard look like they are distended (look like they are bulging out or exploded), also do a sniff test and see if anything smells funny.

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I need to always display the default audio input and audio output device currently on win7.
Would like to launch a small program on change as well or instead.
I tried to use task scheduler but was not able.

A:need "always on top icon & msg for "default audio input/output device"

Do a search on this forum. I think someone found a program to basically do what you want.

However, I just created a shortcut on my desktop to the Sound Panel/Playback section where you can change default playback devices. Go to the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound. RIGHT Click on "Sound" and then click to create a shortcut.

The audio input is another issue. If you set the default Recording device to the Stereo Mix then whatever input is used will be heard. In recording programs, select the Stereo Mix as the input and then whatever input device/port is used will be recorded. e.g. Mic, Line In, etc. Also, the Stereo Mix is needed if you want to record audio from the Internet or sites such as youtube.

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this is for my multimedia class p[leas help

"auto-ripple" effect do for a sound file? How do you get it to work on your sound file?

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Windows 7 64-bit I'm using an AMD Athlon 64 3500+ processor My audio is working, but I'm getting "popping" noises every 15-30 seconds and it's really bothering me. I updated to the latest driver for Realtek AC'97 and I insalled the Realtek HD Audio drivers, but only the AC'97 shows up in the device manager. When I got to add/remove programs, it shows that HD Audio can be uninstalled, but I don't know if that means it's working. From reading around on the internet, some people said the HD Audio driver solved their problem, but I'm not sure if mine is actually working or not. I don't know much about computers, so please spell things out explicitly for me so I can just follow directions.

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I'm running a Dell XPS 420, which came with Windows Vista. I decided this morning that I was going to give Windows 7 a try, backed up some media on another PC, and did a completely fresh install.

Everything worked perfectly, I didn't even have to install any drivers. My native resolution was automatically correct, the sound worked, the internet worked, everything was dandy. It worked perfectly, and for the record, I really enjoyed it. I used it for several hours, getting used to the new features and whatnot.

I went to sleep for a few hours, and then went out for a while. When I came back, the sound had stopped working. It gave me no error at the time, it just didn't work. WinAmp wouldn't play my MP3s, Youtube videos were without audio, system sounds weren't playing, and yet, the volume was enabled and at an audible level of 67. My speakers were still connected properly, too.

I figured maybe a reboot was in order, and when I restarted, there was no sound still. Now, however, the speaker taskbar icon had a red x next to it, with the words "No Audio Output Device is installed." on the tooltip. I rebooted again and there was no change.

Using the Windows 7 trouble shooter, it says that "Hardware changes might not have been detected."

The odd thing is, this has happened to me before with Windows Vista. I wanted to perform a clean re-install of Vista, and when I did so, the sound worked perfectly for a few hours, before going out again. I would re-install Vi... Read more

A:Audio stops working, "No Audio Output Device Installed"

Hi filmtrauma, welcome to the forums.

While you have been asleep, Windows Update may have installed a new Sound driver for you which may have caused this error. Open Windows Update and click 'View Update History'....

You could try downloading the latest drivers from the hardware manufacturer, a lot are now supporting Windows 7 too..

Also, is your sound hardware plugged in (to the motherboard) securely? It's rare but i've dealt with some cases of hardware coming loose, might be worth a look. Another thing to check may be the temperature of the card, it may be getting overly hot due to a dust build up (might not be, i'm not 100% up-to-date on all sound hardware).

Hope this helps

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In my working environment, I try to use the follow script to identify yesterday's date. However, I find it raises error when the rundate = YYYYMM08 or YYYYMM09.
May someone help to correct what's wrong?

C:\Calyon\test>if 08 GTR 1 ( echo Yes ) else ( echo NO )
C:\Calyon\test>if 07 GTR 1 ( echo Yes ) else ( echo NO )
C:\Calyon\test>if 09 GTR 1 ( echo Yes ) else ( echo NO )
C:\Calyon\test>if 06 GTR 1 ( echo Yes ) else ( echo NO )
@echo off
for /F "usebackq tokens=1,2 delims==" %%i in (`wmic os get LocalDateTime /VALUE 2^>NUL`) do if '.%%i.'=='.LocalDateTime.' set ldt=%%j
IF "%SYSTEMTIME%" == "" (set SYSTEMTIME=%ldt:~8,2%%ldt:~10,2%%ldt:~12,2%)
@echo on
call :getYesterdayDate yesterday
ECHO RUNDATE is %RUNDATE% ; D-1 is %yesterday%
exit /b
:getYesterdayDate returnVar
    setlocal enableextensions disabledelayedexpansion
    SET y=%RUNDATE:~0,4%
    SET m=%RUNDATE:~4,2%
    SET d=%RUNDATE:~6,2%
    if %d% gtr 1 ( set /a "d-=1" ) else (
        if %m% equ 1 ( set /a "y-=1" , "m=12" ) else ( set /a "m-=1" )
        set /a "d=30+((m+m/8) %% 2)"
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Hi,Enhanced sound effect tab is missing in Realtek HD Audio Manager on my Thinkpad P51.  I went to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Realtek HD Audio Manager, open the GUI, saw only speaker and microphone tab. Please see the attached screenshot.I have tried:1. uninstall/re-install device and driver2. update driver3. download latest driver from Lenovo support site and install itNone of above resolved issue. Would anyone experiencing the same issue please provide a solution? Thanks in advance. 

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"no audio device" "no playback device" "No Sound Card was found"
ok.. I'm stuck.. puzzled...

I recently had a professional computer fix it company wipe my computer and now I do not have any sound. I do not have even the little icon on the bottom left hand corner to turn volume up or down. My keyboard does not allow me to turn the volume up or down, it seems unresponsive to volume but does light up on the screen showing VOLUME... but of course, there is no volume... I am computer illiterate and thirsty for answers...

Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600)
Media Center Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 3

System Manufacturer: HP Pavilion 061

System Model
Enclosure Type: Desktop
RC663AA-ABA a1640n

BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG

Intel(R) Core (TM)2 CPU
6300 @ 1.86GHz (2 CPUs)

Memory: 2046MB RAM

DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)

Control Panel>Sounds and Audio Devices>Volume
indicates "no sound" and Device Volume is all the way to LOW and everything is GREY and untouchable/unchangeable

Control Panel>Sounds and Audio Devices>Audio
indicates "no playback devices" on Sound Playback

Sound recording is working fine as I use skype many times but I can not hear the other party but they can hear me just fine.

Starting with the BIOS, I went into Audio and made sure this was enabled.. it was...

downloaded/installed Microsoft... Read more

A:"No audio device" -- "no playback device" -- "no sound card was found"

STLj said:

after RUN>
typing in "dxdiag"
it reads under notes,
"No sound card was found. If one is expected, you should install a sound driver provided bv the hardware manufacturer".

This is where I get fuzzy and lost. Do I need a new sound card installed? Is that the problem?Click to expand...

That dxdiag "no sound card" message is misleading as I've found it says that if no driver OR sound card. I think you're missing the right driver

Also, it would seem from your post you have High Definition (HD) audio. Which means you'll need to find the right High Definition audio driver. (AC97 pre-dates HD audio so the Realtek AC97 couldn't be right)

Try starting on the HP support website HERE and enter your model number or they have a button where they'll try to identify your product and drivers for your model. They should list an HD audio driver there

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We used to have "stereo mix" option that enabled streaming audio recording without having to have the audio playing through the speakers. How do I do that now? What replaces that capability? Who makes my sound card? Why is that not readily available somewhere in Dell land? I can't believe forum searching found pretty much nothing on this.

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Hello there so i have the No audio output device is installed message from vista and need to get rid of it. Im not for sure what happened when i upgraded to windows vista ultimate from windows XP it for some reason messed up my speakers?

A:Solved: I Have that awesome.."No audio output device is installed" message...

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Warning, I am NOT a computer person at all, but have spoken to some and tried several repairs. I have a Sony VAIO VPCEA24FM laptop, running windows 7 64-bit and the sound has randomly stopped working (made no changes to anything that I know of). There is a red circle with an x in it on the volume icon on the taskbar, and when I hover over it it says "No Audio Output Device is Installed." However, when I open the device manager and click under sound controllers, Intel (R) Display Audio is listed and if I click on it, it says this device is working properly.

I tried to update the drivers and it says I have the most up to date. When I open sound on the control panel it says no audio device is installed and even when I right click and click "show disabled devices" nothing is shown. I have tried microsoftfixit, and it doesn't help. I have also tried to download the Realtek High Definition Audio Driver from the Sony website, and it downloads and installs and then a window comes up that says it may not have installed properly, and asks, "reinstall with recommended settings?" i click ok and it gives me a message that says, "This update can only run on Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows 7" and all there is is an "ok" button, which i click, and it does not reinstall. HELP I'M AT MY WIT'S END!

A:Sony VAIO laptop "No Audio Output Device Installed"

Hello and welcome Samark had a look at the Sony site and you might try this for the audio driver, as I prefer to go to manufacturers sites rather than the Device Manager which I personally don't find all that reliable.


there is also this but try the Sony site first http://www.realtek.com.tw/

As a matter of curiosity you haven't dropped the laptop or spilt anything on it by any chance?

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Hello All,

I am sorry if this has been addressed but I have been looking everywhere and have tried so many things to resolve this issue to no avail.

My Sony laptop VGN-FZ21Z VISTA home premium 32 bit has a little red x next to the audio on the bottom right toolbar. No Audio output device is installed is displayed when I hover over it. I have gone into the device driver to check the problem and no audio device is installed. I have tried to download the driver from the Sony UK website and it says object not found restart computer and try again. There is then a prompt to install with the correct settings and it tries again and says I have the wrong device. I have also reset my computer to factory settings and still that little red x is there. I have looked everywhere for the correct device driver but can't seem to find one for this model.

Thank you kindly for your time.

A:Sony VGN-FZ21Z "no audio output device installed"

Welcome to Seven Forums:

Is the driver your trying the Sigma Tel: http://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/product/VGN-FZ21Z/updates?

And if so have you tried following these instructions? http://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/product/VGN-FZ21Z/downloads/STDAUD-01487701-UN_3275


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I'm experiencing similar symptoms to a lot of other people, but no common fixes have worked. It started with removing the headphones disabled all sound, restored on restart, then one day it didn't come back. Then a month later, with a recent Windows Update it came back, for *one* day, and on restart it stopped working again. I've scoured the internet with no success.

1) This is what the tray looks like:

2) I have checked Device Manager, uninstalled, reinstalled, updated, and rolled back all relevant drivers, from all the appropriate sources, including HPs website and IDTs official drivers, 100 times. This is the current status:

3) I followed the fix on another thread with no luck:


Originally Posted by jenae

Hi, go to start search and type cmd search will return cmd.exe right click on this and select 'run as administrator' at the prompt type:-

net localgroup Administrators /add networkservice
press enter then type:
net localgroup Administrators /add localservice
press enter then type:
press enter and restart your computer

I don't know if the fact that I have my user profile designated to a drive other than C:, so other than that I don't know what else might be relevant.

4) I tried removing all recent updates, and having Windows install them again to see if it would re-trigger the random fix; it didn't.

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A:Windows 7 "No Audio Output Device enabled". Tried everything. Halp!

Hi, go to start, search and type:- sound, click on the returned "sound" to open the sound window, select playback tab, you may receive a message about no audio devices detected, right click in the playback window and select "show disabled devices" from here you should be able to enable your speakers.

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I have an XPS 13 9333 running Windows 10 64 bit.
With no specific reason (nothing new being installed), I too am now getting the "no audio output device detected".  I have:
1) Updated BIOS to most recent copy
2) Removed and reinstalled RealTek driver (both older versions and the current version...none of them have worked)
3) I have run the audio test in the diagnostics section and it worked fine.
4) I tried to restore to a restore point and it didn't help
I have seen multiple posts regarding this issue and tried the above actions based on what some people seem to work, but none of them have worked.  A $1,300 machine OEM software and audio doesn't work.  DELL SUPPORT... Please stand by your machine and assist me here (or anyone else).

A:XPS13 9333 "No Audio Output Device Detected" also

smlsml DELL SUPPORT... Please stand by your machine and assist me here (or anyone else).
Hello. You should contact tech support directly if you want to send them a message. I doubt that they follow these community boards which are meant for owner-to-owner communication.

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Hey, guys.

I've been having that problem for a while now, but I could always just system restore back to a previous state and my sound comes back. But now, it seems that when I tried to do a system restore, one wasn't available.

I've done everything that I've searched on, like disabling/enabling sound card, uninstalling and installing again. None of those seems to work.

Since my system restore sets it back before an update is installed, then I think it's because of an update. And the most recent update since the Red X was an update for windows defender, and I can't uninstall the update, or whatnot.

I'm getting really desperate here, guys. Please help.

Thanks in advance.

I run Windows 7 Home Premium x64.
The sound card is Conexant SmartAudio HD.

A:Red X on Volume Icon, "No Audio Output Device is installed."

If it's a Windows Update you should be able to uninstall it, at least if you remember what number it was exactly. "Control Panel" > "Programs and Features" then at the top left click on "View installed updates", the updates you installed, at least via Windows Update, should now be viewable. Then find which one it was and uninstall it, should be easy enough.

So Windows isn't acknowledging your sound card in "Device Manager"? If not go to Conexant's website and search under "Audio Solutions" or google for any drivers that may suit your exact product. If it is acknowledging your card. . .I don't know. If it's not onboard then it wouldn't be able to be disabled in your BIOS, unless you have an onboard sound AND a sound card, and they're conflicting? If so you might have to disable the onboard audio perhaps?

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My Dell PC just installed a new Windows 10 update and my sound doesn't work anymore. It seems that there is suddenly no audio output device installed on my PC anymore. I checked the system and got a troubleshooting report.
What can it be and how can I solve this issue?
Any help appreciated!
Thanks, Steve

Check audio device


There might be a problem with your audio device.

Potential issues that were checked

Detection details

One or more audio service isn't running

Issue not present

Both the Windows Audio and the Windows Audio End Point Builder services must be running for audio to work correctly. Atleast one of these services isn't running.

Hardware changes might not have been detected

Issue not present

Troubleshoot problems that prevent your computer from playing or recording sound.

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A:"No Audio Output device is installed" after Windows 10 update

Problem got solved the following way: With the update microsoft 10 tried to install the most recent audio driver but by default installed the wrong one (intel instead of a realtek). In order to get the right version open the dell support
dell.com/support -> view all support -> enter your service tag -> "drivers & downloads" -> find it myself -> download and install the bios and audio driver -> done

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first i want to comment that that error has strange capitalization issues...


i am running vista home premium 64 on an hp pavillion dv2845se verve entertainment notebook pc and i have the dreaded no audio output BS

when it first started happening, it would come and go as i restarted or hibernated. now its mostly full on sucking.

i have updated drivers, restored to a time before the problem, full system restore (it hurt bad when my 'new' machine came up with that little X)

when the error is up, if i look in device manager, there are no options at all for sound card, game controller, video.... also, it means not only do i not have sound, there is no device to update drivers for.

also, when the error is up, it also causes the Hp Quicktouch On-Screen Display to stop working (is this because the drivers are shared or something?)

stranger still, when the rare chance i do have sound and god's love shines on me, the HP Quicktouch On-Screen Display issue goes away. However i lose the ability to use the headphone jack! (this was just once that i noticed, and since the aforementioned full system restore i have only had sound once and the headphone jack worked, so there...)

i have gone through HP's site and Microsite (ahem...) and gotten nothing. on the forums here, it seems some people have luck downloading the drivers from the makers' site (realtek) but i am running conexant hd smartaudio.

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A:Unique twist to: "No Audio Output Device is installed"

oh yeah! also, i work in the music industry so it is insanely important i have sound capabilities ASAP. THANKS EVERYONE FOR YOUR HELP!

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i wasn't really sure where to post this, but i have the no audio output device is installed error in windows vista home premium. I have tried everywhere and the only solutions i found were, to scan for hardware changes in my sound card, to disable then re-enable it and to update the drivers. I have tried all those options and it still does not work, Apparently my drivers and everthing is up-to-date.
I am using a HP-Pavillon a1215uk with 3.2Ghz processor and 2GB ram. My sound card appears in device manager as "high definition audio device"

A:windows vista "no audio output device is installed"

Welcome to TSG:
Any error indicators in device manager?
And you have gone to the HP site and downloaded the latest audio device driver ?
Just to make sure that all bindings etc are correct,I might,in de3vice manager,uninstall the device and re-boot. See if that helps.
Just been on the HP site,I do not see a driver for that device and O/S.

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Greetings and salutations.

I recently upgraded an Acer Aspire 3690 to Windows 7 (32bit) and everything went well, almost. See, for life of me I can't get audio to work. (That old chestnut.) The speaker icon in the notification area displays the white cross/red circle and informs me that "No Audio Output Device is installed". Fine. Okay. Just a driver problem, right?

Well, Device Manager is showing no discrepancies and the two devices associated with the Aspire's audio chipset (Conexant) are installed and happy (Modems/HDA CX11270 Soft Modem, and System devices/High Definition Audio Controller). But there is no entry for Sound, Video and Game Controllers, and that's what concerns me. Acer's driver support page for the 3690 tells me that Realtek powers the audio, but regardless of the potentially compatible audio drivers I've tried to install (most of the Conexant drivers fail with "Driver installation failed: could not find the MEDIA device for this driver" and the Realtek drivers either have no effect or BSOD the machine) I've had no success.

Now if I was running XP then MUAA would, I'm convinced, resolve the issue, but as far as Windows 7 is concerned I'm at a loss. Best I figured, the Realtek drivers should latch onto the High Definition Audio Controller then provide an Audio Output Device, but nothing's happening. I'm convinced that the physical hardware's fine because the Soft Modem diagnostics provide feedback, and the BIOS has been updated to 3... Read more

A:Acer Aspire 3690 w/ Conexant: "No Audio Output Device is installed"

I'm assuming you upgraded from Vista/XP. With and upgrade to a different OS and there are devices that don't work right away with the latest drivers tells me that the BIOS for the MOBO needs to updated/flashed. I would start there first. Sometimes the old BIOS are just not compatible with a new version of an OS.

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Hi Guys

Really hoping that you can help with this i need to use the Laptop for study and i have to watch videos as part of the course ( embedded into HTML & Flash so i need the laptop.)

My laptop spec is below HP Pavilion DV8000.

I have tried to update the drivers using the following driver packs ( i know some of them are for the wrong system but in my desperation to fix it ill try anything short of a lump hammer)


I have uninstalled the hardware rebooted and let windows pick it up, when i look in device manager i only have a multimedia audio controller which is not working, the properties say "

"The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)

This operation returned because the timeout period expired.
To reinstall the drivers for this device, click Reinstall Driver."

Which i have done several times and it still wont work, the speaker Icon in the Tray have a red X through it.

Massive Kudos to anyone who is genius enough to help fix it.

Mr Laptop nightmare

A:Vista Ultimate 64Bit " No Audio output divice" * I have read the other threads-no Joy

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Hello all!

So, I've just installed a fresh version of Windows 7, coming from Ubuntu 10.04. Everything seems to work smoothly, except for the little problem of having NO SOUND! I've tried everything I can think of or find anywhere on the internet, and nothing seems to be making any difference. The sound symbol on my taskbar has a little red circle with an x, and it states "No audio output device is installed". I've downloaded oodles of drivers (realtek, ones from HP, chipset driver for intel as well as the nvidia one, ricoh card reader driver, etc., all 32bit, which is what my win version is); some will install, some come up with errors, but neither seem to make any changes. Through device manager, I've disabled/enabled, uninstalled, deleted, had it check for drivers. I've used windows update to see if perhaps it had any solutions. Nothing seems to work. Does anyone have any advice/ideas I could try? If you do, please use layman's terms to get there. I'm usually very good at troubleshooting, enough to get by with few problems most of the time, but I'm not up on all the technical terms. I can include screenshots of anything if it would help. I am on a Compaq Presario V3020US notebook, with an intel centrino duo processor. I'm not completely sure of other specs, but if you know where I can find them, I shall look there. ANY help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!


A:"Audio output device not installed", code 10, presario v3020US problem

I notice you mention the chipset drivers. In most cases the chipset drivers must be installed before installing sound drivers. If you haven't installed in this order, give it a try. I've also seen cases where the install was not initially done with the correct install sequence and after many different tries, it finally will take a new/correct sequence install to get everything working. On many PC's the correct install sequence is (1) Install Windows (2) Install motherboard chipset drivers (3) Install device drivers including video, sound, ethernet, etc. The chipset drivers are key to a successful install as one of the prime things they do is define (identify) all the devices on the motherboard.

Also, it could be a BIOS problem. Make sure the audio is enabled in the BIOS. You may want to reset the BIOS and see what that does. Check the Compaq BIOS resetting procedure (on most desktops you can just Power off the PC and remove the CMOS backup battery for about 10 minutes, but that's not alway easy on a Laptop).

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all settings in the options menu of RDC have been confirmed (play sound locally is selected)
However, once connected there is a red/white "X" on the speaker icon in the taskbar of the remote PC and states "No Audio Output Device is installed" & I am unable to troubleshoot or configure sound settings. I removed all audio cables
& restarted the remote PC as well. 

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Hello, this is my first post here on this forum.
About a week or two, I Downgraded my Computer (Dell l502x) from Windows 8 to Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bits, installed the drivers from the Dell Page, and everything worked good, except for the Realtek HD Audio Driver Version (Recommended for my PC on Dell Website), This is the problem:
When I Start my computer, a message shows up with the following error: "Realtek HD Audio Manager has stopped working" and then, I Have to close the message and open Realtek HD Audio Manager again from the Control Panel. I Have already tried re-installing Windows and the error keeps appearing After I Install that driver, I Was wondering if maybe that version of the driver is faulty or something (It would be weird, since it's the one Dell recommends for this computer on the page)
I Have visited many forums, including this one looking for a fix to this issue, but I have not found a solution yet. So I was wondering if someone had this issue before and has a solution to this annoying problem.
any Help would be appreciated, Thanks.

Here's a picture of the issue im having when I start Windows 7 (It's in Spanish, but I think you will understand it)

A:"Realtek HD Audio Manager has stopped working" at Windows Startup

Try the R275 version on the RealTek site. Its the latest version and will work on your PC. When you run the Realtek installation the first thing it will do is uninstall the current version you have installed and then restart the PC. After the restart it will continue and install the R275 version. This is the version I have on all my PC's for both Win 7 64 bit and Win 8 64 bit.

Download the High Definition Audio Codec R.275 64 bit OS version.

BTW, here is the info on posting screen shots on this forum. You con't have to upload them to a host.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Hello. I just recently updated my Lenovo Y530 Ideapad to Windows 7 Ultimate x64 from Windows Vista Home Premium x64. After I updated my laptop, I went to adjust the sound and I noticed that I had 3 sound devices that all said Speakers. I then went to the Device Manager and saw that under the Sound,video, and game controllers tab that one of the sound drivers said "High Definition Audio Device". Before upgrading to Windows 7, the driver said it was a Realtek driver. I have tried to get back the Realtek driver, however, when it finishes installing I end up with no sound. Is there anyway I can get back my Realtek drivers?

A:Realtek Driver replaced with "High Definition Audio Device"

Download the latest Realtek driver.

Or, you can get the Lenovo older driver, which may be more compatible with your hardware.

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I have a Vaio F series Notebook (VPCF12AFM), Window 7

Problem : No sound, The audio thing in the bottom right has a red cross and says "No speakers or Headphones are plugged in." I believe it should be a problem with my "Realtek HD Audio(currently vers. <-- installed from Manufacturer web)" but i cannot confirm this.

~ Cannot Restore - there was no restore point made before the problem came
~ Reinstalled Driver - Manually downloaded driver from Vaio site. And also tried, uninstall then let windows automatically find and install driver.
~ Tried : Disable -> Enable Driver
~ Checked Driver Update
~ Checked Bios - no setting about Audio
~ Checked Windows update
~ Speaker has been enabled, but i cannot Configure, Test, or Disable speakers
~ Troubleshoot says "Audio Device has been disabled"
~ Tried Microsoft FixIt

Nothing is working!! Can someone please help me?? i've been stuck with no audio for several days now and still haven't gotten it fixed.... it's really stressful ;(

Thanks in advance.

A:"No Speakers or Headphones are plugged in" - Sony/ Realtek HD Audio

Try vR2.58 HD audio drivers directly from Realtek - 2 March 2011 -

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HP Pavillion zx5000
Intel Pentium 4
3.20 GHz
Windows XP Home Edition SP3

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 seems to be 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!

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

OK you probably thought of this first thing but don't laugh when I ask: after the clean install, did your friend run the motherboard disk for his machine? Because the AC97 drivers are on that cd. He should disable it in "devices' and install the driver from the mobo cd and then enable it again and reboot. Should have sound. Only other thing is it could be disabled in the bios - you could check that too.

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I don't have any sound because i get the "no audio device" pic related

I have tried bios enabling, updating realtek driver, set backing the driver, uninstalling then reinstalling, installing drivers off the HP website, installing drivers off realtek website. I've done the services.msc ****. EVERYthing. I've made a fresh reformat of XP btw. Help?

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Also when I tried to install the HP driver it says I need the UUA high definiton bus driver, but it says in device manager that i have it, and when ever I install the uua driver off microsoft or whereever it says it has installed and must restart but when you get back on I try to install the HP driver but it still says I need the UUA driver.

A:[SOLVED] &quot;No audio device&quot; yet I have realtek drivers installed

Hi Difused. This might sound like a really stupid question but do you have any speakers hooked up? If so, are they connected to the correct plugs?

Good day.


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Hello friends;
i really really need your help in this one.. i just bought LOGITECH x-530 5.1 Speaker system.
when i go to "Realtek HD Audio manager" and choose "5.1 speaker" the "rear pair" is grayed out!
Here is a picture;
Now i know this;
if i change it to 7.1. then the "rear pair" will appear and i will be able to preform the test and hear sound... B-U-T ---> when i will play movies.. (divx, mkx, bluray.. ect'...) i don't hear the people talking.. it's like the wrong sound configuration information goes to the speakers. it will seem the people talking coms from the sub-woofer.. and again really really dim... .+ the rear speakers will work but very low (even when i put it on full volume) .

any idea how to set up correctly the sound ? so even if i am on 7.1. the sound will go to the speakers as 5.1 and send the right information to each speaker?
Thanks !

A:Realtek HD audio 5.1 speaker "rear pair" is grayed out

I believe this is because in the Realtek HD audio world, the surround speakers are sides, not rears. In a 5.1 config, tick the sides checkbox and plug your black audio cable (rears) into the grey input.

As an alternative to plugging black jack to grey input, you can right click the black input in the "Analog back panel" graphic and "Retask" that input to sides.

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Hey fellas,

So i decided to upgrade from XP pro 32bit to Windows 7 Ultimate x64 a few days ago.
Thats when my troubles began. Did everything by the book, clean install , install motheboard/vga drivers properlly.

Thing is i got that little devilish x on the speaker down right corner and since then i've looked over 500 solutions over the web forums including many bios changes like enabling and disabling the onboard HD audio and bios update also tried to install several audio drivers of my motherboards onboard sound chip like from other software or 32bit softwares.

Nothing worked and its all due to my system can't recognise the audio chip since im always getting "We can't find HD audio device" when i try to install the drivers.

In device manager i can only spot one option that might be the sound card and it goes by the name "High Definition Audio Controller". I've tried disabling it but nothing.When i try to uninstall it windows 7 automaticlly installs it back.

The motherboard is an ASRock P43DE with the VIA VT1708S audio chipset.
(i've checked on my motherboard and i noticed 2 chips near the audio panel. one saying VT1708S and another saying Realtek. But the Realtek chip might be of the LAN controler not sure about that)

In playback devices and recording deviced i get no option, complete black space.
So i am starting to get desperate after a few days of trying to solve this out because i was really excited about trying out my new software.

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A:Another "No Audio Output Device is installed" Issue

And you have installed the VIA high definition audio driver ver:v7500F_HDMI?

ASRock > Products > Motherboard > P43DE > Download

Realtec IS your LAN driver in this case, that is correct.

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I have a bunch of generic Bluetooth adapters, and I connected one to my PC. Using my PC, I can transfer files safely between my phone, and computer.

What I would LIKE to be able to do, it output the Bluetooth as AUDIO to a Bluetooth adapter connected to an iHome 30 pin device.

So I am trying to use the Bluetooth adapter on my PC as an audio out to another Bluetooth device, like this one: iLive iAB53B Wireless Bluetooth Receiver and Adapter: iPad & eReaders : Walmart.com , connected to my iHome.

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So I had my laptop connected to my tv through hdmi and the sound was only coming out of my computer and I wanted it to only come out of the tv, so I went through Volume Control Options and I deactivated it. It did make the audio come out of the tv, but now that I'm done using the tv, the audio device isn't working on my laptop anymore. I went through Device Manager and it has a "Disable" option, but I obviously don't want that. How do I get the sound to work again?

A:[SOLVED] &quot;No Audio Device Output is enabled&quot;

This topic can be closed or deleted or whatever. I decided to consult Google and found this link. The "audio troubleshooter" fixed the problem. It works now.

No sound in Windows - Microsoft Windows Help

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In my laptop audio devices is not working,Audio drive is there then also it not working Why? some one explain it?

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I have a toshiba satellite U300 laptop, vista home premium 32 service pack 2. About 6 months ago I got the notorious red x through the speakers - I fixed it by re-installing the realtek audio driver. About a week ago the problem re-visted. At first, I uninstalled/reinstalled the driver which brought the speakers back, but everytime I turned the computer on the sound was gone again.I did this at least 8 times in the last week. I did system restore numerous times - to the point that now it doesn't even go back to a point when the audio worked. Now even this doesn't work and no audio device registers under sound in the control panel or sound, game controllers in device manager. I've read the forums on this for hours and tried many things since (including cleaning the disc, defragging etc.) The latest thing I have done is run the system file checker (sfc.exe) and got back several errors which it did not fix - maybe that's my problem?? I have no idea (although I have read the "how to analyze the log file entries) what to do with these results or what to do in general. I still have no sound after spending hours reading and trying to help myself. Can anyone help?

A:recuring "no audio output device is installed"

since no one seems interested in answering my question - I will answer it myself:
After spending many many hours on forums and support sites and trying all kinds of things (most of which were incredibly complicated techie remedies) I found nothing which helped me but thousands of other windows people with the same problem or a variation thereof. Until, by some miracle, I found a simple suggestion on yahoo answers: "...go into the control panel/Users and turn off user account control. After I did that the driver installation was successful..." and voila after more than a week of silence I have sound!! Worth trying

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Hey everyone,
I'm currently on a computer which has a Realtek audio sound device, it's integrated into the motherboard. I currently cannot find an option to change the Mic/Line In input to a Wave input, so I can record that.

Is there any software available, or something else, that will make my computer record the actual sound that the sound card is producing?

A:Solved: Recording audio from "WAVE" output

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So, I haven't used TSG in over four years and I'm really sorry if this is the wrong place or if I don't give enough information, If I am doing anything wrong. please let me know and I can try to do better! That being said, I am having extreme problems with my laptop.. I am no longer able to use sound, at first it started with just my headphones (USB headphones) I had them plugged in and the volume control claimed I had no audio devices when I tried to choose my headphones as what I wanted to hear sound through, My laptop speakers worked perfectly fine at this point.

I looked online, I did literally everything that every page suggests when you search for this specific problem, I restarted with the usb headphones plugged in, I tried updating drivers (No updates found), I uninstalled drivers and reinstalled drivers (after doing this, I lost the ability to even have working laptop speakers, They started coming back with the same messages that the headphones would give me. No audio devices) I have no restore points on my computer as restore was suggested to me (I had recently used a program for viruses/malware removal that unknown to me also removed my oldest restore points) I am at my wits end with this.. I own an ASUS N-series (Not sure of the specific numbers because it's extremely hard to find it on the laptop itself and for some reason the box that should state in huge letters what specific numbers, doesn't. So I'll find that information later ... Read more

A:"No audio output device" is driving me crazy.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU U7300 @ 1.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3960 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1852 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 59999 MB, Free - 16683 MB; D: Total - 235140 MB, Free - 194652 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0PWV73, A05, .DK8G8K1.CN486439994347.
Antivirus: Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Disabled

On my Dell Inspiron 1470, I keep getting the message that "no audio input device is installed" over the speaker in the lower right, along with a red x. Nothing shows up for audio in the device manager, or in system info. I've attempted a number of things. I've reinstalled the realtek driver, checked for hardware changes, made sure i'm up to date, uninstalled older updates, but nothing seems to work. Randomly after I restart my computer sometimes the sound will be back, but it's only a matter of time before it dies again. Why is this happening, and what can I do?

A:Solved: "no audio output device installed"

Audio driver (all drivers actually) should be here;

NOTE:It's important to install CHIPSET drivers as soon as the Windows Installation is complete.

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I've been going on for a month without sound now. Earlier, it used to be a few times a week with sound. Stupid HP laptop.

A:Was there ever a solution to the "No audio output device is installed"

Try to get the correct audio drivers from HP

HP Support & Drivers | United States


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I used Macrium Reflect to clone a hard drive with some bad sectors to a better working one. I had to do some registry fun times and get the new C: drive to actually be a C: drive (that was a fun activity.)

After I fixed that as well as a wireless problem, I still cannot figure out what is going on with my laptop's onboard audio. Windows says "No Audio Output Device is installed." and a red X near the volume icon in the taskbar. When I click, troubleshooter comes up, and that tries to fix the problem "Audio device is disabled" which fails. When I right click, I can open up the Playback devices window and I see my main audio device, enabled as default. When I open that and click properties, it looks fine, but there is nothing in the Levels tab.

I have also tried reinstalling the audio driver multiple times, as well as the Mr. FixIt that Microsoft has, which reports that there is both a Low audio device volume and Audio device is muted, neither of which gets fixed. The device shows up without any problems in Device Manager.

What is happening? I'm good at computers (well for the most part...I did fix the drive lettering issue!) so I will be willing to do anything at all. My computer is a Lenovo T61 running Windows 7 Home Premium. The chipset is a SoundMAX. Any thoughts? I'm thinking it's all software because my sleep chirps and boot beeps when my hard drive decides not to init properly (???) all play through just fine.

A:"No Audio Output Device is installed." after HDD clone

If you did clone properly... it is an exact copy... so works the same. Did you clone all partitions or only 1 or 2? Was old drive also connected when booting from new disk? Normally macrium clone modifies ALL references to old disk on the new created disk. It does it even if you clone only one partition. After booting from cloned win7 you only have to adjust drive letters refereing to old disk. But since you removed the old faulty disk, this is unnecessary as well.

Don't know what happened. All drivers, documents,programs should still work! Did you clone without errors? Did you disconnect a cable accidentally when replacing harddisk?

Do you hear no sound at all? The beeps on boot are from internal speaker!! Not the soundmax

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