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Missing Sound Video & Game Controller in Device Manager, no sound

Q: Missing Sound Video & Game Controller in Device Manager, no sound

Its bit complicated.
I have 5 year old Compaq Pressario V3611AU notebook with AMD Atholon X2 TK-55 processor. Was using Windows XP and everything working fine. Recently I upgraded RAM to 2GB & processor was changed to AMD Turion(tm) X2 TL-60 2.00Ghz. I installed windows 7 and everything worked fine for a week with no issues.
Recently when switched on it showed red cross on volume device. When I checked in device manager the sound video & Game controller has disappeared.

I checked most of the site but unable to install the exact driver.

Even I tried to add with Legacy Drivers in Device Manager but failed to install the correct driver.Even I re installed my Windows 7 but same issue. When I click on Volume device to fix the issue end up with Hardware Changes has been effected.

Please help me whether it is an issue with Sound Card or with driver.

Preferred Solution: Missing Sound Video & Game Controller in Device Manager, no sound

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: Missing Sound Video & Game Controller in Device Manager, no sound

Just download Realtek High Definition Audio Codec (Windows Vista / Windows 7 32-bit) - Reviews and free Realtek High Definition Audio Codec (Windows Vista / Windows 7 32-bit) downloads at CNET Download.com I hope its help..

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I am using acer aspire 7220 laptop with Win7 OS. I found a red cross near my volume icon and I see "No audion output installed" message. Also, When I checked in my device manager there is no sound, video and game controller. I see only three devices which are marked with yellow symbo. I have looke several forums regarding this issue but none solved the problem. What I am supposed to do?

Thanks in advance

A:No Sound, Video and Game controller in Device Manager

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I was rudely interrupted during a truly hilarious episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm to the cruel sound... of silence.

I know this is an old problem, I've searched high and low for a fix for hours, but none seem to pertain to my specific set of circumstances. Any help would be great.

Situation as follows; watching media on VLC, audio stops, laptop goes all crashy, I reboot, still no audio, red 'x' on volume icon, troubleshooting results in message reading "hardware changes might not have been detected".

I check device manager to see whats going on, there is no sound/video/game line visible. There are no unknown devices, exclamation marks, yellow triangles or anything. I hooked in my external soundcard to see if that was ok an sure enough it showed up fine. But still no sign of the onboard Realtek one that came installed.

I go to the Toshiba website to try and get updated audio drivers for my model laptop but apparently the only drivers available since 2009 are a bluetooth stack, a bios update, and a DVD update checker.

I've tried anything I could based on others' findings and successes but still no joy.

My laptop specs are

Toshiba Satellite U300-15p PSU30E
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

I apologize to be yet another repeater of this same issue, but I can't figure it out and would be grateful for some assistance.


A:No sound, video game controller in device manager. No audio full stop.

This is just a few things that I want you to try to determine what the issue might be.

Install the latest Realtek AC97 or HD Audio audio codec/driver software from Realtek.
Open up the Device Manager, right click, and press Scan for device changes.
If a device isn't shown or prompted to be installed, then Windows is not detecting a device at all and we may have a very big problem here.

Booting in to your BIOS, are you able to determine whether AC97 or HD Audio is turned on in your integrated devices (or similar) configuration?
If there is a known issue with the internal audio for your laptop, you may need to run the BIOS update, but only do this if it is listed to have solved all audio related issues in the update.

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On my bar at the bottom right, the speaker has a red "X" on it. When I hover over it, it says "no audio output device is installed." When I go to "Device Manager" the "sound, video, and game controllers" tab is missing. I downloaded the correct audio drivers for my motherboard and ran them and they installed correctly. The audio driver shows up in my "programs and features" tab. Anyone know how to start troubleshooting this?

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no sound,(there is a white x surrounded by red color next to volume icon)

troubleshooting results in message reading "hardware changes might not have been detected".

Sound, Video and game Controllers in device manager is also missing,
please help ! Model L655D-S5116 (toshiba satellite)
I tried reinstalling the audio driver(Conexant), tried clean start-up and dvd C drive recovery but doesn't help.
if I shut down computer for more than 5 hours, then turn back on the problems usually goes away............
but if I restart the computer, the problem will come back......

A:Sound, Video and game Controllers in device manager is missing,

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ... Please run a System Scan and Post back the results .. The Link below will help you achieve this ...

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
What Antivirus programs do you use ? ... Or Registry Cleaners / System Utilities Software ?

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I swapped hdd from my old compaq to a newer HP, everything runs fine expect i have no sound, went in the device manager and theres no sound, video, game controller option, anything we can do do fix this and get my sound back??


A:Missing Sound, Video and Game Controllers from Device manager


You can download the Drivers for the HP. Just go to there website and download the

correct Drivers. What is the model number?

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I was running my HP Pavilion Laptop dv2000 and playing an audio
suddenly the audio file stuck and since then a red cross is appearing in taskbar against the speaker icon.

I read may forums however every forum asks me to go to sound video game controllers in device manager

However, my sound video game controllers is not appearing

I am using Windows 7 Home Premium
HP Pavilion dv2000

pls help.
I am new to this forum and request help please.


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Please help!!!! I have that horrible problem of" No audio output device installed" and the red x over my sound icon, which means no sound. BUT I also have another problem.

Many say to fix this problem with windows 7 by going to device manager and fixing it under the catagory of sound video and game controller. Problem is, I DONT HAVE THAT OPTION!!!!!

I have no line that says sound video and game controller at all in my device manager. THAT is the major frustrating part.I have no idea where to go now. It seems like an easy fix, but i cant even get started because i dont have the selection available. WTH??

I downloaded realtek hd for 7 already and ran it. No luck. Still red x.

All it tells me is "hardware changes may not have been detected."

Ive updated all new windows updates and went through the recent updates to see if anything could help,something I could to tell to run, but no avail.

All help is appreciated, BUT please take note that i dont have the option of fixing this problem via the sound video and game controller settings in the device manager because, again, i dont have that listing.


Also, i've considered that it may be a virus,seeing that the common option of sound video game controller in not there and the virus may be trying to protect itself by hiding it. But i ran a Malware scan and nothing came up.

A:No output device/ no sound video game controller

Its driver issue. I would suggest you to install sound driver from CD/DVD that has been given to you by your computer dealer.

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Hello and thank you already if you are reading this.

My problem is that:

-I cannot find Sound, video and game controller in device manager and have no sound.

Soundcard: Realtek ALC883

Here Is what I have done:
-Installed w7 64 today, C all clean.
-Downloaded and installed realtek drivers for my motherboard MSI K9VGM-V from here:
MSI says they are w7 compatible. The driver installs normally.

What I get:
-Typical red cross on speakers in systemtray
- No sound, video and game controller in device manager.

What I attempted:
-Tried to disable 'azalian' (or what it was called) in BIOS which is supposedly the 'sound control'. No change in w7, -set to auto again afterwards. CMOS was flashed recently.
-Tried to install various drivers among these: r2.48 HD audio w7 64 from realtek.
-Did of course try to search for PnP in device manager many times.

What I know:
The onboard sound card worked fine before when running on a vista64 install. Everything else on the computer is running smoothly after install.

When uninstalling prior to attempting installation of alternative drivers, I receive the message: "unable to remove files" or similar. I have searched registry for 'realtek' but only find 'history files' from winrar. ...or something like that.

What I don't know:
On the MSI driver page there is listed a '4in1' driver? Is this something... Read more

A:Sound, video and game controller missing - Now what?

I would just install the latest Realtek driver from their website. Their drivers can be finicky at times which is why I tell everyone I know that wants decent sound to get a dedicated card made by Sound Blaster, HT | OMEGA or M-AUDIO. Even if you're buying a cheaper one ($30-40) you'll still end up with way better sound than Realtek and you'll have less problems when it comes to drivers.

Anyway, if you don't want to replace the onboard sound you can just install the latest drivers from Realtek.com.tw and hopefully that will fix your problems.


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Hello, I just got the "No Audio Device is installed" message for the second time, and my Sound, Video, and Game Controller section on my Device Manager pulled a Houdini on me. I can't remember what i did last time to fix it, but I've tried everything that people have suggested on multiple threads concerning this. It was literally working last night as i was listening to music, today when i turned it on it said i had no audio output installed. I have an HP Pavillion dv9500. I upgraded from Vista Home 32-bit to Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, but never had a real problem until now. I tried to find the driver on the HP site, but the driver didn't work. I've even tried to restore my computer to a week ago when i got a system update, but it keeps failing.There is also an exclamation mark on the Coprocessor under Other Devices in the device manager, but i have no idea what it is. Does anyone have any suggestions?

A:Missing my Sound, Video, and Game Controller

Hi, I've had sound issues for the last month or so and about two weeks ago, I lost the 'Sound, Video and Games Controller' icon, from the 'Device Manager' section so I had no way to get access to anything.

My Product Spec:

HP Pavilion dv9705ea Entertainment Notebook PC
AMD Turion 64x2 Processor, Nvidia Graphics Card, Conexant HD SmartAudio 221, Old OS was Windows Vista, Upgraded to Windows 7 around14-16 months ago. Started having sound issues after a few updates from windows (guess the OS's were getting messed up - whatever method of upgrade is done it will always caus issues in the future.)
Updated all drivers from HP for Vista and Vista x64 (in compatibility mode) and Windows 7 and probably around 10-15 other UAA drivers... none of it worked.

Prior to losing the icon completely, I had managed to get everything up and running after I updated all the drivers, from the HP website. I basically did all that I was told after browsing the internet for 2 weeks straight.

Solution's simple: Download the driver for your PROCESSOR. whether it is Intel or AMD and it starts working.... unfortunately... because of so many upgrades and changes none of the solutions last.... I am trying to make a system image/ backup/ reboot CD so I don't have to waste my time thinking that Hp and/or Windows will ever get out a solution for this Worldwide issue.

Shame. I do hope this gets posted.

Saves a lot of money, unfortunately there is always a hassle because with electronics, everything being c... Read more

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Normally using my laptop last night. When i opened it this morning. I have no sound and the deadly X red mark on my volume on my lower right screen is present.

It is obvious that this problem (no audio output device installed) is very common to many. Reading through hundreds of threads saying i just have to find "sound, video game controller" and re install it. The problem with mine is that i dont even have that kind of tab on my device manager? how come?

(By the way...when i open my Device manager. I can see under Other devices that i have 3 Base System Device that has a yellow exclamation marks on it) FYI

I tried looking for sound programs in my computer (through search, through dxdiag, etc.) and i cant even find a sound driver. Because of this, i go to Realtek and installed the newest high definition audio codecs for 64bit windows 7 which version is R2.71 update 2013/4/8. Feeling confident that i can now install it to my device manager...i tried doing it. To no avail, i cant install it...this is the procedure that i am doing...

1. Device manager
2. Add legacy hardware
3. Next>choose Install the hardware that i manually select from a list. Next
4. Choose Sound, video and game controllers
5. choose Realtek. Next, Next
6. THEN...after installing...it will say...."An error occurred during the installation of the device. The extended attributes are inconsistent" FINISH

I really dont know what to do about this. If anyone can kindly hel... Read more

A:No audio device output installed, no sound, video game controller...

The first approach, since it worked and then the next day didn't is to use the System Restore and restore the PC back to an available restore date that is Prior to having the problem. This fixes many problems, including your problem many times.

System Restore can be accessed from Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools. System Restore will not delete any user data or e-mails.

BTW, please fill in the "My System Specs" rather than try to list them on a post (along with much of it not needed).

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I have a compaq presario f700 with windows vista home basic 32 bit with SP 2 and my sound doesn't work. A common fix I've heard of is going in the sound video and game controller section of device manager and uninstalling and then wait for windows to detect my audio device again so it can reinstall. The problem is there isn't a sound video and game controllers section in my device manager. I want to know why so I can have my sound fixed. My sound driver is a Conexant driver.

A:Can't find "Sound, Video, and Game controllers in device manager vista

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I don't know what happened. In the Device Manager, the Sound, Video, and Game Controller is nowhere to be found. I even clicked "Show hidden devices"

A:"Sound, Video, and Game Controller" tab is missing

Maybe you don't have any? This is possible if you have an outboard GPU and an outboard sound card. They might not show up under "SVaG" and instead show up as separate classes, like your video card under "Display Adapters."

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i had to reinstall xp on my laptop and after rebooting while trying to update drivers i found that i have no audio drivers for this and a (code 28) when i searched under properties. any ideas how to reinstall . i have a lenovo g550 laptop

A:Solved: sound , video and game controller

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My wife's system has no sound. I did an upgrade install of XP pro hoping that might take care of it to no avail. The card shows up in the device manager as working properly, but in the sounds applet in control panel it says no sound device is installed. I have tried delting the cards and reinstalling from scratch, I've tried installing a different card none of those things work. I have spent many unhappy hours trying to make the thing function again.

The system is running XP SP2
AMD athlon 2800+
Gigabyte GA 700VT600L
1 gig memory
Onboard sound or Soud Blaster Audagy (sp?)

The system I am using now is the same configuration and it has never had a problem. I should say that her sound worked until a browser hijack got through. Once I cleaned it up the sound was gone.

Having 2 systems set up the same way I thought would make troubleshooting esier. Nope.
I have all the same services running as her box and I have sound I'm out of ideas short of a reformat and reload. She teaches school and has a TON of little programs that would require me to spend all my free time fo the next month reloading her box. I am out of ideas.


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hie i have just installed window 7 and this devices are missing, any help will be very much appreciated.
base system device
device id


LOCATION; PCI bus 0 device 2 function 1
PCI\VEN 8086&DEV_3582&SUBSYS_120E10CF&REV_02
My laptop is FUJITSU-BIBLO MG13D

A:base system device, video controller and unknown device missing

Before I can help you, follow these instructions to let me know more about it: New to SevenForums? Fill out your system specs (this tool may help you out a great deal).

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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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Recently my OptiPlex 755 with Windows 10 has started acting strangely. From either a fresh boot or return from "hibernate", it begins to boot with all green lights flashing but then stalls to a black screen, but with the green front lights still illuminated. If I hold the power button until it completely shuts down and repress to start, it boots normally. The only error I can find in the Device Manager is a punt in Other Devices for Video Controller with the following description:
Encountered the following problem on my new Inspiron 14 7000 (7437).
Device Manager is showing under Other Devices: PCI Device
The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)
There are no compatible drivers for this device.
PCI bus 1, device 0, function 1
The following values are shown under Details: Property: Hardware IDs:
Under the Event Tab, Information:
Device PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5B72&SUBSYS_0B031002&REV_00\4&df7e780&0&0108 requires further installation.
How do I fix this?

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I wiped the hard drive and reinstalled windows XP home. Everything seems to work fine except the Monitor is jumpy when you have to roll the screen up, down or to the sides. Not to bad until I am working on line then it is really bad. I don't have drivers to install for the monitor could this be the problem? If so where can i find one? I tried the manufactor's website but it is no good. In device manager it has the yellow (?) beside video controller (VGA Compatible). So it is probably a driver issue isn't it? The monitor is 17 inch flat screen from Amptron model number A170E1-T1. It was installed on the computer when I purchased it and this is the first time the hard drive has been cleaned. Computer is about 3 years old.

A:Solved: device manager has ? beside video controller (VGA Compatible)

Hello and welcome to TSG.

It is a driver issue, but not with the monitor, you need the driver for the video card.

I'd be happy to help you find it, but I need to know what kind of video card you have. If it's an integrated card, then knowing the type of motherboard you have will help. If you are unsure, download Belarc Advisor, and post your system profile.

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I'm needing a little help. I own a Compaq Presario C770US Notebook, and I'm trying to hook it up to my TV to watch movies, but my video controllers won't install. I've been to the Compaq website and installed the driver over and over again, but nothing works. Exclamation points are still beside Video Controller in Device Manager. I've googled this problem over and over again. When I go to Properties and Settings, The #2 icon doesn't even show up, it just has a picture of a monitor. Can someone help me fix this problem. Here are the specs to my computer.

Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 3
DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name JOSH
User Name Administrator

CPU Type Unknown, 1866 MHz (3.5 x 533)
Motherboard Name Hewlett-Packard Compaq Presario C700 Notebook PC
Motherboard Chipset Unknown
System Memory 2037 MB
BIOS Type Insyde (04/29/08)

Someone help me with this problem, please?

A:Video Controller has an exclamation point beside it in Device Manager

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


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how do i get sound in OLD DOS GAMES specifically with a Via AC' 97 audio controller [WDM] i miss the WOLFENSTEIN and DOOM old games dont recognize my sound device

A:NO SOUND with a Via AC' 97 Audio Controller [wdm] with OLD DOS game (WOLFENSTEIN )

What operating system?

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Although everything appears to be working fine, I'm getting the conflict (exclamation point in yellow circle and yellow question mark) for my ethernet controller and video controller. When I try to reinstall the drivers for these two it says there isn't any available.

A:Solved: Ethernet and Video Controller problem in Device Manager

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Does anyone know or use an Audio Controller/Manager?

I'm not sure what this type of software would commonly be named under but I thought Audio (Sound) Controller-Manager would be close. The problem is that the 'volume control' program defaulted on windows xp is not sufficient - it doesn't provide any detail information, such as the Hz or kHz that the "volume" was set to. It doesn't have any numbers and I need numbers.

Someone who does music-related activities would know a freeware for this kind of program.

A:Audio Sound Controller Manager?

wrong forum

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Just rebuilt a Latitude E6400 with Windows 7 64 bit.
Device manager is showing under Other Devices, a driver missing for the PCI Simple Communications Controller.
Can't figure out what driver this is referring to, has anyone got any ideas and can they point me to the appropriate driver ?


A:Latitude E6400 - PCI Simple Communications Controller - Missing driver in Device Manager

Since you are looking for a hardware driver for a Dell laptop, the most logical place to go is to the Dell website and download the drivers:

You will find the drivers for the PCI Simple Communications Controller undert the Communications tab!
Dell also has forums for their hardware:
http://en.community.dell.com/ which is the proper place to go for support of Dell hardware.Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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Hello all,

I did try to search for this one and seem to only find the, "No Audio Device" error, but mine also includes not having a sound controller (like by brand name) listed in Device Manager.

I have an ASUS M2N-E SLI motherboard with onboard sound running XP Home.

Device Manager says:
- Sound, Video and Game Controllers
Audio Codecs
Legacy Audio Drivers
Legacy Video Capture Devices
Media Control Devices
Video Codecs

"Sounds and Audio Devices Properties" says "No Audio Device"

I have tried the following so far:
Checked BIOS - Onboard Sound is Enabled
Checked BIOS - USB controller is Enabled
Reloaded C-Media CM6501 Audio Driver (though with no sound controller found in device manager, seemed a little fruitless).

The USB Ports in the back will allow my MP3 player to access Windows Media player, but nothing else works with USB (like Magic Jack).

The obvious thing is a registry system error, especially since we had to reload XP (Home) recently after a crash. But I don't remember having to do anything special before to get the audio working when I originally built this PC and loaded XP Home.


A:No Sound Controller & No Audio Device in XP

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I have a Dell Diminsion E510 with integrated sound card. My sound quit working and in device manager under Sound, video, and game controllers there are 5 sub headings: audio codec, legacy audio drivers, media control devices sigma high definition audio codec, and video codecs. All of these have a yellow exclamation point next to them. Is there a way to turn these back on? have been told to uninstall and reboot and computer will re install. Should I do 1 at a time and reboot 5 times or uninstall all of them at once and reboot once. Thanks for any help or advice.

A:No Sound in Device Manager

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Alright, so here's the scoop. I recently formatted my computer into xp and updated it to sp3, but in the programs (aida64 among them) I was using to search for drivers it said that my sound device was outdated (Soundmax High Definition audio integrated device I think) and so I installed Soundmax's latest driver/ program. Yet that made the sound scratchy or added a fuzz to the sound that wasn't there before. I tried going back to a restore point but that didn't work so I disabled the device in Device Manager. Now the device doesn't even appear in the Manager, even after re installing the chipset and the program. Does this warrant a belarc report to be solved?
Any help would be much appreciated and thank you for your time.

Unfortunately the duke of flukes wasn't lucky this time.

A:Sound device disabled, now gone from device Manager

Try running Everest and have it create a report and then attach that to your next post.

Download link is available in my signature.

Is this an OEM computer or custom built? If OEM - Make & Model would be helpful.

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My computers sound is not working, one day i went through and deleted games and programs on my computer that were no longer used, the next day my sound was not working, my speakers are connected the way they always are and they work perfectly fine on other things, my computer on the other hand is not detecting them, when i go into start>all programs>accessories>entertainment>volume control it says that there are no sound device connected to my computer, i have tried system restore and it did nothing, when i turn on my computer it says there is an update for my multimedia audio controller but every time it goes through it says that the installation has failed and it can not find the device.Can someone please help?

A:my computer has no sound, missing multimedia controller

System manufacturer and model?


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When I turned my computer on, I noticed the display looked different.
I got error message saying 'windows one care' can't start up.
I have no sound. Checked sounds & audio devices in conrtol panel, says no audio device found.
Checked device manager, it opens up, but is blank.
'Help & Support' does not work, because 'a system service is not running'
System restore does not work, all my restore points are gone.

Am running XP, sp2
Zone alarm
Ewido: report follows
HijackThis: report enclosed…

I remember scanning with ewido before I shut down, had error cleaning several items.
Here is copy of last scan:

ewido anti-malware - Scan report

+ Created on: 8:24:44 PM, 6/28/2006
+ Report-Checksum: A9D2FA0A

+ Scan result:

[504] C:\WINDOWS\system32\sfklg.dll -> Not-A-Virus.Monitor.Win32.Sfkeylogger.a : Cleaned with backup
[516] C:\WINDOWS\system32\sfklg.dll -> Not-A-Virus.Monitor.Win32.Sfkeylogger.a : Error during cleaning
[664] C:\WINDOWS\system32\sfklg.dll -> Not-A-Virus.Monitor.Win32.Sfkeylogger.a : Error during cleaning
[784] C:\WINDOWS\system32\sfklg.dll -> Not-A-Virus.Monitor.Win32.Sfkeylogger.a : Error during cleaning
[816] C:\WINDOWS\system32\sfklg.dll -> Not-A-Virus.Monitor.Win32.Sfkeylogger.a : Error during cleaning
[984] C:\WINDOWS\System32\sfklg.dll -> Not-A-Vir... Read more

A:Solved: No device manager,sound. more...

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I can't get any sound from laptop. However in trying to follow suggested fixes, I can't access my Device Manager. I get the following message: C:\WINDOWS\system32\mmcbase.DLL either not designed to run on windows or it contains an error.

System Specs:
Dell Inspiron 1525
Vista Home Premium
Service Pack 2
Intel Premium Dual Core CPU T2370 @1.73 GHz

Any help???

A:No Sound, Can't access Device Manager

Hello Campheel and welcome to the forums

Can you do this for me please:

SFC Scan:

1. Open the start menu
2. In the search box, type cmd
3. Right click on command prompt and select Run as administrator
4. In command prompt, type:

sfc /scannow


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I reinstalled Vista after installing a new hard drive now no sound. I have gone to Device Manager and Sound is not listed. What do I need to do to get the sound back.

A:No "sound" Found In Device Manager

Go to this site and post the hardware details only http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

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I cant open my device manager. I was removing a virus or trying the virus is gone. I'm not sure if i deleted importaant files or what. How can i get my sound back? im using windows xp profesioal.

A:No Sound Or Access To My Device Manager

Run" System Restore" to back before the damage.

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Hello everyone. This is my first post here. Warning...long explanation ahead.

I am in the process of setting up my audio preferences but I'm confused about various aspects of Win7 audio settings in the Device/sound manager.

A little background. My computers are part of a Recording Studio setup, and as such, one of my computers has an Maudio 1010lt audio interface card. As my studio is also an entertainment setup, I began to investigate if Win 7 has some kind of audio "profile" manager, whereby I might be able to select various "devices" or outputs that would AUTOMATICALLY be selected when various applications are started. For instance, when I use my DAW(Reaper), I would like Win 7 to automatically select the Maudio card as the IN/OUT as
the Maudio outputs(8) are connected to a patchbay, and are normalled to be connected to an analog mixer.
However, if I am listening to audio on the net, like Youtube etc, I would like the mobo onboard Stereo(front) outputs to be selected by the OS, as they are connected to a pair of standard computer powered speakers, as I do not want the mixer powered on during regular listening.
And then there is the movie thing. Since my mobo has Stereo, 5.1, and 7.1 as well as S/pdif output jacks,(and input), from what I understand, the S/pdif output must be used for Sound Surround as the onboard Realtec chips decode DVD etc to the S/pdif outputs, which I would like to connect to a SoundSurround reciever, with 5.1 speaker se... Read more

A:HDMI device in Sound manager

Fitz welcome to the Seven Forums.

It is possible that the HDMI audio showing is for your video card as the 8800 GT does support audio over HDMI but ony when connected/configured like this,

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

You can also locate the HDMI device in Device Manager and if present look up the DevID or VenID,

Hardware Identification

and see what it is attached to there.

One more thing, looking at that screen shot of yours you don't have the Realtek driver installed for the onboard audio, it is currently using the default Windows, which why it is showing as "high definition audio device" instead of as Realtek audio.

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I get no sound on my MacBook Pro 15 inch running XP.

I try the method of going to device manger and reinstalling the driver which is the PCI device in the Hardware wizard. The drivers CD is inserted.

I get : '' The wizard could not find the software on your computer for the PCI device.

And it wants to connect to the internet to find the appropriate drivers.

What do I do now ??

A:Get No sound. Tried reinstalling in device manager.

Why not let it connect to the internet?

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I am having an issue with the device manager giving me an error saying "class not registered"
My sound is not working and I cannot get into device manager.
I redownloaded the motherboard sound driver and installed it but still have nothing.
I recently ran a registry cleaning tool and think that had something to do with according to other forums.
I was wondering if there is a registry edit that I may do to get device manager working?
Gigabyte motherboard GA-G33M-S2L

Thanks in advance,

A:Issue with device manager and sound

ok have a look at this it should help http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927525

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Hello; A rare conditon: I cant get sound out of any internet video. sound card is ok. Sound from every other source is ok,,,except from internet explorer videos of any kind.


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In 6 years of having this laptop, I've never had any problems until now.
I've worked in the IT industry for many years but I stumped on this problem

Toshiba Satellite M100- PSMA0C-JG200E notebook.
Processor Intel Centrino Duo Mobile Technology T2300
Windows XP Home SP3
Sound System: Harman Kardon Stereo speakers. Realtek ALC861 Software Sound 16-bit stereo

The following problem with the Sound, Videos and Game Controllers in Device Manager showed up after I updated the drivers for my Lan Card and I got a limited or no connectivity. I ran the windows repair from the Windows XP CD after all the ‘netdiag’ tests and testing my modem.
Now I have sound problems
In Device Manager I have a yellow circle with an exclamation mark on all devices in Sound, Video and Game Controllers. See list below
Audio Codecs
Legacy Audio Drivers
Legacy Video Capture Devices
Media Control Devices
Microsoft Kernel Acoustic Echo Canceller
Microsoft Kernel Audio Splitter
Microsoft Kernel DLS Synthesizer
Microsoft Kernel DRM Audio Descrambler
Microsoft Kernel GS Wavetable Synthesizer
Microsoft Kernel System Audio Device
Microsoft Kernel Wave Audio Mixer
Microsoft Streaming Clock Proxy
Microsoft Streaming Quality Manager Proxy
Microsoft Streaming Service Proxy
Microsoft WINMM WDM Audio Compatibility Driver
Realtek High Definition Audio
Video Codecs

I have checked the Status of each of these in Device Manager and it indicates:
Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driv... Read more

A:Solved: Sound Problems in Device Manager

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While exploring Device Manager today in my Win 8.1 system I discovered I had three entries listed under Sound, Video and Game Controllers:

(1) AMD High Definition Audio Device
(2) CyberLink WebCam Virtual Driver
(3) Realtek High Definition Audio
Every now and then when my wife is playing some of her Facebook games she says the computer will shut down and restart with a message similar to: "Your PC ran into some problems and needs to restart. We will correct them and restart for you." She says that message is preceded by what looks like a 'sad' happy face.

As an added note in Device Manager under Audio inputs and outputs both my Microphone and Speakers are controlled by Realtek High Definition Audio.

That being said do I really need the two Sound Cards (1) and (3)? If not, which one could I disable?

Thanks and regards,

A:Two sound cards listed in Device Manager

The AMD High Definition Audio Device is for HDMI audio.
The Cyberlink Webcam is for your web cam.

Nothing there that is duplicate or needs disabling.

The problem with the PC ran into some problems has nothing to do with audio. Can't say what that is but its for one of the other forum sections that deals with crashes.

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Greetings all here,

Well, I have an unusual issue. When my PC goes into screen saver mode, and when I get past it from the switch user screen, there isn't any sound. When I go into Device Manager and select 'scan for hardware changes' the sound comes back.

Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance,


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Evening / Morning / Afternoon (Wherever you may be)

I have had an interesting couple of days with my PC (XP SP2 (Genuine OEM /w disk), P4 3GHz, 512mb RAM - startin' to get pretty old and rattly now but we've been through a lot together)

I discovered the other day that an inconsiderate member of my family had infected my PC with a couple of Trojan's (It's never my fault)...... one was hp100.tmp and the other one was Trojan.small... So I got the resultant Browser Hijack attempts and annoying pop-ups..... I have managed to successfully clean the malicious code from my computer (Ad-aware, Ewido, SmitFraudFix et al......)

I rebooted my PC from Safe Mode - it then hung on the windows splash screen (many many times...).... I tried booting up in diagnostic mode through MSconfig which worked and I then slowly built services and startups in - I am now working on the PC in what is apparently a normal boot-up... except that I do not have any sound devices, my printer is not accessible (both of these appear as if they are not installed on the PC - or ever have been) When I tried to access Device Manager to see if I could find any problems there I can not see the device tree at all.... This is past my point of understanding but I am starting to worry that there is something wrong with MMC.....

Services.exe is running in active tasks and sfc /scannow found no problems with MS Core files......

Errrrr..... I don't want to have to reformat my PC, it's a pai... Read more

A:No sound, no printer - no device manager.... Big Problem!

Welcome to TSG, First I would like you to backup all of your important data because even though the thing I want you to do is supposed to be non-destructive I never take that chance after all this is Windows.

After you backup your data I want you to go to another computer that has a working printer get to the web and this article and print it out for reference and so you have a guide to what is going on and how to do this. I want to have you do a repair-install of Windows

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install = http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

Hopefully this will fix your problem.

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Hey guys,

There are a few things that contributed to the leadup to me losing my Device Manager and sound. First, about 3 weeks ago, I bought 2 sticks of Mushkin EM3200 DDR RAM (two 1GB sticks; 2GB total). Installed it, and it disagreed with my board in a big way (apparently it was the voltages or timings). I managed to get as far as "Verifying DMI Pool Data..." before I got one of two error messages: "NTLDR is missing. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart." or "Windows failed to load because the System32 folder is corrupt or missing." In each case, I popped in my Windows XP disc and fixed the boot record from the recovery console (I did not restore the MBR), and it booted right in.

At the time, Windows booted up just fine, but lately I've been having some funky problems. I've got one SATA drive (partitioned into two) which is my boot drive and one IDE drive that I just use for storage. Sometimes, with my IDE drive plugged in on boot, I can't get Windows to load by any means. Sometimes it boots just fine. When it boots fine, and I go into "My Computer" (either via the Start Menu or the icon on the desktop) it takes about 20-30 seconds to actually display anything (I get either the flashlight-over-folder animation or it just doesn't load). With my IDE drive unplugged, I get no such issues.

As well, the first couple of times I restored the boot record, I had no issues with sound at all. Then suddenly Windows started saying ... Read more

A:Device Manager is blank and my sound has disappeared

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Could Anyone Tell Me What I Can Do To Fix A Sound Problem I'm
Having Running A Game Called...
The Journeyman Project 3... "legacy Of Time". It Makes
Clicking Sounds When A Sound Comes Up On The Video. The Game Has Four Disks And It Does It On All The Disks So I Don't Think There Is A Problem With The Disks. I Have Two Computers I Tried The Game On. It Makes The Clicking On Both. The Sound Clicks More Rapid On The Faster Computer. I Bought The Game When It Came Out In 97 And Used It On The Same Older Computer I Still Have And Don't Remember Having This Problem Before. The Company "red Orb Entertainment" That Made The Game Seems To Be Gone. I Can't Find A Tech To Ask About This Problem.
Can Anyone Help?


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Please help:
I can't get this computer to run the files for the drivers(Zipped files). I have 7-Zip to open them.
Thanks for any help.

A:yellow ! on Video controller and. ? on multimedia Audio controller, RAID controller, and an unknown device

Just to add, I tried updating the drivers but windows won't run the downloads.

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My computer all of a sudden stopped playing sound yesterday. I know my speakers are working because I tested them with my ipod, and all the volume controls on my computer are turned up and unmuted. I have tried many google searches but none can fix my problem...

Also my device manager is empty except for 1 thing titled "PC001" which I can't expand and when I check "Show hidden devices" there's still nothing more. I think I might need to update the sound driver for it to play sound but I can't without device manager.. So any help at all would be greatly appreciated thanks.

A:Computer Sound Not Working Also, Device Manager Empty

I'm a little confused? All of your items in the device manager have disappeared? Is that what your saying? Jazz

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Hi peeps.

I've got a huge problem with my comp, and I'm a rank amateur so require some help with it. I have a Compaq Presario cq60 with Vista x32 Home Premium SP1.

The audio symbol by the clock has a little red 'x' over it and when I hover the mouse over it reads, 'The Audio Service is not running'. When I click the option to start the Audio Service, I've noticed there are no audio/sound drivers installed whatsoever. I've tried re-installing the drivers but they will not work. (The Audio Service is still not recognising any audio/sound drivers).

I have gone to Device Manager but it is completly empty. I've gathered form other threads and forums that there is a plug and play issue.

In services.msc (Control Panel - Administration Tools - Services) Plug and Play is simply not listed at all, so I have no way to set it to automatic.

For Windows Audio I get error code 1059, circular dependency when I try to start it (it's stopped).
I have done system restore and it still is not fixed. I've tried reinstalling the sound drivers and that won't work. I'm going to install Vista SP2 to see if that works. i'll let you knwo if it works, however on other forums this has not worked for either problems.

Any assistance is greatly greatly appreciated.

A:No sound / Empty device manager / Plug and Play


I have found this referrence to your issue: -

Audio Service Not Running

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Well, being a beginner, I'm not sure if this is really the right place to ask about this, but I do think that this is a vista problem somehow.. Anyway, onto my predicament.

I have quite a newish PC, I think I've had it for about 7 months or so now and it's been fine until now.. Well, until yesterday to be exact. You'll have to pardon my lack of knowledge now in my explanation of my problem, but I'm not the most techy girl in the world =( Firstly, the network icon in the corner of the screen, beside the clock, which usually shows a little blue ball in between the two screens suddenly changed to a red cross for no apparent reason, my internet's working fine though and this PC isn't actually connected to a wireless network (although i do have one for my laptop). My next problem, and this one sounds rather odd (I'm not even sure if they're related), my media players (windows and itunes) will not play any kind of media, they wont even play a CD in fact. I now also have no sound at all.
My next problem, and I assume this is connected in some way, last night after I tried searching the internet to find a way to fix these odd (and quite random) problems, I had the blue screen of death =(
I restarted the PC and it performed a disk check and it seemed fine, but I still have the other problems.

I've also noticed that when I go into my device manager there are apparently errors on "Compact Flash", "USB Storage Device"... Read more

A:No sound, apparently no network, and device manager errors

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