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Plugging in iPhone generates "device driver software was not installed successfully" message

Q: Plugging in iPhone generates "device driver software was not installed successfully" message

Windows 7 Ultimate/32bit. iTunes 9.0
Each time I dock my iPhone, I get a pop-up message "device driver software was not installed successfully". I want to stop this message appearing.
In fact, Windows 7 *is* locating the correct USBAAPL driver (which is seen to load in Device Manager) and iTunes works fine.
However, since the detail on the error message relates to "MTP USB device" it seems that Windows is triggering the error too soon.
I recently reinstalled Windows 7 from scratch and latest iTunes etc (for other reasons) but this problem remains.
If I delete the driver then the default that Windows looks for is the MTP driver (which fails) and then I manually point it to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\Drivers and it reinstalls the USBAAPL driver it had before.

Preferred Solution: Plugging in iPhone generates "device driver software was not installed successfully" message

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: Plugging in iPhone generates "device driver software was not installed successfully" message

Try go to Device Manager, if there is any “Unknown MTP device”, uninstall it, then plug in your iPhone and scan for hardware changes to let Windows Update automatically find and install the correct driver.

BTW, I found the following similar issue for your reference:

iPhone and Windows 7 RC don't work - DELL USB Chipset Issue

Topic : iTunes 9 on Windows 7 x64 Has Problems with iPhone

Please note: we provide the third party link for technical use only. There may be some changes without notice, Microsoft doesn’t guarantee any accuracy on contacting information.

Best Regards

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When I plug in my ipod to any of the USB ports I get "Device driver software was not successfully installed."

I followed all the itunes / ipod troubleshooting and no luck. I updated drivers and unintalled them and still no luck. I am getting this error with two seperate ipods, i restored one back to the factory settings and still nothing. All other devices (camera, thumb drive, etc.) work in these USBs.

I have a 32 bit windows seven.

Any help appreciated

thank you

A:When plugging in iPod "Device driver software was not successfully ins

Please note that it is only iOS devices (such as the iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone) which need drivers installed on your PC in order to be recognized.

You must follow very closely this Apple-provided guide on how to uninstall and reinstall your iTunes in order for the drivers to be correctly installed:

Removing and reinstalling iTunes, QuickTime, and other software components for Windows Vista or Windows 7

If you do not want to install iTunes on your PC, you can use an alternative method for installing iOS drivers required.

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Hey everyone,

Today I got myself a new webcam for my PC. Unfortunately, I am unable to get it to work. It is a TeckNet HD720p Webcam, and is supposed to be simple to set up -- you're supposed to plug it in and it's ready to go, but instead I see the above error message.

The lights on the webcam instantly light up, so I do know that there is power being supplied to the webcam. It also came with a disc, which contains an .exe file. When I follow the steps and hit Install, however, it comes up with the following message:

"Please plug-in UVC VIDEO CAMERA device".

I should point out that, as far as I can tell, this software isn't necessary for the webcam to function; I believe it's simply a means of recording. There is nothing else on the disc; no drivers, or any such important files.There is also nothing on the manufacturer's website.

In Control Panel's Devices and Printers, "TeckNet" appears under the Unspecified category (with a yellow warning symbol). When I attempt to "Update Driver" through Properties, I get this:

"Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it.

USB Composite Device

Access is denied."

I don't think the problem is specific to this device, either. The exact same problem actually applies to a memory stick owned by one of my relatives, at least when I put it in my machine. I p... Read more

A:Windows 7: "Device driver software was not successfully installed"

Hello Wonder Reece. Welcome to the forum.

In your google search did you find and try this solution:
Windows 7 will not install new USB Drives - Microsoft Community

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I'm deploying our Windows 10 company image through MDT. One of the steps i do is enter the windows key through a command line custom task. The problem I run into is that I keep getting the "Installed product key successfully message" dialog box to come up which stalls the rest of my task sequence and forces user intervention.
The command line I'm using - which I thought would prevent any confirmation boxes - is:


Unfortunately this doesn't seem to work. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can clear this message automatically, suppress it from even popping up or if I'm doing something wrong, what the correct command is?

Any help would be appreciated.


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So i've just took of windows 10 and put windows 7 on instead, im sure you know why. And since then none of my usb devices will connect and install their drivers. my usb mouse and keyboard essentially do not work. I've been at it for hours trying to update drivers and such but nothing is working. Im not a genius when it comes to PC's so I do need help with this. i'm currently using a borrowed ps/2 mouse and keyboard to type all this and would love to get my peripherals back soon!

A:Device driver software not successfully installed.


By which process did you remove Windows 10 and reinstall Windows 7?

Hopefully, you used the Windows 7 install disc which came with your custom built desktop computer to reformat and reinstall Windows 7.


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Had a problem (user profile), so reverted to last usable configuration. Now I get a message that "device driver software was not successfully installed." That would be easier to fix if I knew which device was meant.

Device Manager shows two USB devices with exclamation marks, each marked "unknown device."

First one's status said "Windows has stopped this device beause it has reported problems. (Code 43). Searched for drivers and, after a long search, I got a message that "The best driver software for your device is already installed."

Second says "This device disabled because the firmware of the device did not give it the required resources. (Code 29). " Another long search, and I'm told the same thing?

Should I uninstall these drivers and trust them to reinstall themselves?

A:Device driver software not successfully installed--OK, but which?

First thoughts would be the external hardrives.
Secondly W7 does not have any generic USB3 drivers.

The firmware problem will definately require a visit to the problem devices home page as firmware updates are not MS updated.

post the device id codes (unknown device), see screenshot


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My system just recently getting this error message from Windows 7. All my keyboard and mouse are disabled due to this error. I tried all usb ports and once I plug in the device, it displays this error message, then stuck. I can once use my ps2 keyboard to access the windows, but now the windows locks up all my input devices.

Does anyone experience this before?

I used Malwarebytes to scan, nothing found.
I used Xfrot to scan for virus, nothing found.

Other than re-install the windows, any suggestion?

A:Device driver software was not successfully installed

Have you tried going into the device manager and looking for any yellow marked items? Something similar was seen with Vista as well with usb drives. USB Drive Problems with Vista

Either right clicking to uninstall followed by a full restart or to have Windows perform an automatic search won't always work. A manual search by selecting the device from the list of devices will often see Windows install the correct generic driver where you end up with "Windows has successfully installed your new hardware" type message.

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I installed windows 7 Ult on my Toshiba satellite l50 laptop (which had no operating systems installed at the time). No programs were installed and 7 drivers weren't recognised.

I used the same installation CD to install Windows 7 on VMware (on my desktop) and the drivers were successfully installed and had 2 programs installed(excluding VMware).

Ubuntu on the other hand was able to recognise the drivers when I booted it from the live CD meaning there must be a problem within windows 7 not my laptop.

Does anyone know how to solve this problem? Thanks in advance.

A:Device driver software was not successfully installed.

You need to go look for those drivers!

Your laptop and desktop would require different drivers.
Ubuntu and most Linux disrtos' are pretty good with drivers these days; so I guess you got lucky with that.

Start on the manufacturers website for the laptop; you'll probably find everything you need there.

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i have windows 7, and my query is regarding windows 7 drivers, that when i put my pen drive on pc. pc says DataTravler 2.0 no driver found

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Yesterday I upgraded hardware from:

AMD Athlon X2 4600+ & Mobo


Core i5 3570K and Asus P8H77-I mobo.

I think it's since then, that I can't install some drivers. I first noticed when I was going to use Daemon Tools Lite, there weren't any drives so i clicked "Add device" in D-tools but got "Device driver software was not successfully installed" from Windows. Same happened when I tried other emulator software, as well as some Intel Drivers for my mobo. But, most other drivers for the motherboard worked fine, same for updating gfx drivers.


A:Device driver software was not successfully installed, Daemon T, more

Editing the registry solved it.

Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs

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Most times when I start my machine or just turn on my monitors (the Windows Display setting is set to turn off at 20 minutes, sleep is set to Never), I find that Windows is installing software. Sometimes it's successful, sometimes it fails.

I see others have had this issue, but the offered remedies (reinstall drivers) did not work (I consider I may not have done it properly).

? How can I get Windows to install the software correctly and then stop attempting to re-install the software?

(Below is the text of the message I get.)
[Window Title]
Driver Software Installation

[Main Instruction]
Device driver software was not successfully installed

Please consult with your device manufacturer for assistance getting this device installed.

Bluetooth Hands-free Audio
Bluetooth L2CAP Interface
Bluetooth Remote Control

A:Error: Device driver software was not successfully installed


The hardware for your model is described as:

802.11 a/b/g/n PCI Express x1 wireless card & built-in Bluetooth wireless USB module for PCs

Check the Device Manager first:

Before trying to install the Bluetooth driver you need to check whether the Bluetooth device is
added to the Hardware list in your Operating System. You could check this by verifying the
enabled Bluetooth option in the Device manager on the Control Panel. If it is not enabled,
Operating System would not detect the Bluetooth Device in your system and you would not able
to install the driver using automatic update option.

You can find the drivers here, I suggest you try the driver found under "Original"

First select your operating system.

The version you want is Dated 2010-01-08 Size 1.85Mb

"Original driver for the Atheros 802.11 a/b/g/n Dual Wireless Network Module"

There are instructions (under more info) how to install and heres the link:


I would uninstall any previous drivers you have installed.

Hope this helps


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Hello everyone,

When trying to install my USB cable modem (Scientific Atlanta DPC2100R2), I'm always getting a popup message that says "Device Driver Software was not Successfully Installed." I don't even get a "Found New Hardware" message beforehand. I just switched over to Windows 7 Professional 64-bit from Windows XP today, and the modem was working fine earlier (when I was using XP).

When I put the Setup disk that came with my modem, AutoPlay will play it, but I can't set up anything that way. If I go through Device Manager to try and update the driver, I get a message along the lines of "Windows could not find updates." I even get this message when I manually direct it to my D: drive where the disk is.

I've even tried uninstalling the driver from Device Manager, unplugging the USB from my PC, restarting it, and then plugging the USB back in, but I still get the same error.

It really shouldn't be the modem, as it was working fine earlier and I am even using it right now as I type this on my other PC (that runs Windows XP) and it's working fine. Would anyone happen to know how to remedy this? I've run out of ideas, so any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:Device Driver Software was not Successfully Installed for Cable Modem


Upon checking on the Manufacturer website for your cable modem, I suspected that the driver for your device is not compatible with Windows 7. I also went to the Windows 7 Compatibility Center, and could not find your device listed on the site.

Here is the site, for your own research.

Windows 7 Compatibility: Software Programs & Hardware Devices: Find Updates, Drivers, & Downloads

My solution is to find if there is a generic driver for your modem, on the Cisco website, simply download the driver that best suits your modem's series.

Cisco DPC/EPC2100 Cable Modem - Support - Cable Modems - Consumer - Cisco

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Hey guys,

Just made a thread a short while ago regarding file associations being messed up after an SSD clone in the file associations forum.

Long story short, formatted the SSD and did a fresh install of win7 home premium 64bit.

Install completes with no apparent problems, but upon startup I find there is no internet connection, and my local area network isnt recognised.

I went into devices and printers/troubleshooting, and what I found was that the following devices had the error Device driver software was not successfully installed, with the problem appearing to be 'no driver found'

- SM Bus Controller
- Ethernet Controller
- PCI Simple Communications Controller
- USB Controller
- USB Controller

I then tried to get the drivers to search the install disk, same problem.

I then checked these devices on my wifes computer, copied the driver files to a portable stick, plugged that into a usb port (it found the stick drive immediately) and tried to install from the stick drive, same problem.

I then copied the complete driver file from my wifes comp (also a win7 home premium 64bit comp) and tried to get it to search from there, but still it says no driver found.

Im really not sure where to go from here, I even reformated the drive and did another fresh install, exactly the same problem, drivers didnt install.

After 3am now and Im getting super frustrated and angry, would really appreciate any advice you guys have on how to possibly fix this problem.

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A:Device driver software was not successfully installed (fresh install)

Hi Zurt, We really need to know the make/model of your PC/Motherboard to help you further, In the meantime if you know these details go to the mobo website and download the chipset drivers and reinstall them

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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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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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I accidentally ran a device driver install for Windows Mobile device.

Now, it runs on every start up, and of course fails, because I do not have the device.

How do I get this to stop running every time I start up?

Dumb mistake on my part.

Anyway, any advice would be appreciated.

A:"Installing Device Driver" error message

hi rdvista.
try this tutorial Startup programs enable and disable of our Adminstrator Brink.
Startup Programs - Enable or Disable

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I'm having this problem since few months ago. before I had installed a software named VMWare for my college's assignment in order for me to use Linux Ubuntu. but apparently it gave me a lot of problems until I decided to uninstall the software. after I uninstalled, all NEW USB devices such as external HD, flash drives and etc cannot be detected and windows always prompt "Found New Hardware" pop up message and require my windows to install driver software for my USB devices. I tried clicked the "Locate and install driver software (recommended)" but it still prompt out again the message. it happened for all new USB devices. I don't know why. maybe it happened after I installed the VMWare, I guess?

can someone help me with this? I cannot use my new flash drives and external HD for me to transfer my works. it's so tiring

A:Always prompted with "found new hardware" to install driver software for any USB device

Have you tried reinstalling the chipset drivers, which would generally be responsible for USB support?

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"Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error installing"

I've spent hours researching this error - Seems like many people have the same issue although there is no difinitive fix or known cause.

I'm hoping someone here has an answer.

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM (HP)

This is not an upgraded Vista system.

It's not a specific driver related issue as it's the same response/effect be it graphics/chip set/usb/printer drivers.

Please dont suggest to flatten and re-install or run a repair install - It's not an option, I only have remote access to the unit
as it's currently in field use.

This is a machine specific issue - identical machine purchased at the same time and configured the same has no issue.

So the story.

User has been fine for weeks - no hardware of software changes except Windows Updates.

A Camera/USB connection that was working no longer does.
Tried in all USB ports

Plug in - windows announces found new hardware, tries to install drivers then fails
with "Windows found software for your device but encountered an error installing ...."

Device manager finds and identifies device although it is in the 'Unknown Device" category.

Manually updating drivers via search/internet or point directly at a driver has exactly the same effect.

Thinking this was just the camera drivers - I researched and downloaded new drivers from camera manufacturers sites
Fuji and Ca... Read more

A:There must be a real solution to "Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error installing"

Hi Chris,
This issue occurs due to Driver software path is not specified .
In-place upgrade would be the best choice.
If you would like to fix them one by one, please Locat and install the driver software from the c:\windows\winsxs folder.
Regards,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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Hi guys,

I have been trying to install Win7 SP1 on my Lenovo SL410 laptop for the last couple of weeks now without success. The laptop would reboot and indicate configuring service pack, run till about 7-8% and restart after trying for a while. I have tried the steps stated on

Troubleshoot problems installing Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 - Windows Help

without much success. I have also downloaded the stand-alone and faced the same symptom. This is a fresh factory restore and I have not used any regcleaners on this laptop.

Some of the error codes encountered were 800705B4, 800F0826 with the latest being 80200001. This is what my update history looks like (as attached). Though it indicates that SP1 has been successfully installed, it is not listed under installed updates.

I ran CheckSUR and no errors were found in the log.

I ran SFC and no integrity violations were found.

Here is my MGADiag report:

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-MV8MH-98QJM-24367
Windows Product Key Hash: wgci5Gdejx4esg7++zTOe3LWF+4=
Windows Product ID: 55041-OEM-8992671-00437
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7600.2.00010100.0.0.048
ID: {99B654EA-5C70-496F-8D0A-F251462F8D4C}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
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A:Win7 SP1 "successfully" installed but keeps showing in Windows Update

Are you talking about the new small Service Pack 1 update ?

Your windows already shows Service Pack 1 in system properties doesn`t it ?

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Hi, I'm trying to reinstall my sister's scanner driver because XP has decided that it's not there any more. This happens occasionally and usually reinstalling the driver fixes it (I think that's what I did last time), but this time i just can't get it to work.

If i unplug the USB cable then plug it in again, it comes up with a message saying that the device has malfunctioned and it doesn't recognize it. I have the driver CD but windows always manages to install it as "Unknown device" before i can tell it to search the CD. I've tried telling it to reinstall the driver from the CD but it says that there are "no better matches for this device". I've also tried uninstalling the program form the CD and reinstalling it then restarting the pc but that didn't help either. I tried plugging it into another USB port (as suggested by Windows Help Center) but that still didn't work.

It's not often that something like this gets me in a circle and scratching my head but I'm really starting to run out of ideas.

Any help would be very appreciated, i just want to get this thing running again

A:Stubborn Scanner Driver - "Malfunctioned Device" and "Unknown Device"

Could it be that the scanner really did die?

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Hi. I downloaded something, and when i clicked on the install button, it popped up with this message: "Congratulations! Keylogger has been installed successfully." I tried to delete the files but it wouldn't let me. Did it really give me one? thank you in advance, i have gotten help here once before and it is a wonderful forum. Here's the log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:31:19 AM, on 6/16/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
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A:help! "Congratulations! Keylogger has been installed successfully." with hjt log

Hello tdude51 and Welcome to TSF (again)!

I am currently reviewing your log. Please note that this is under the supervision of an expert analyst. I will be back with a fix for your problem as soon as possible.

Please be patient with me during this time.

We also suggest that you Subscribe to this thread to be notified of fixes as soon as they are posted by our Team. You can do this simply by clicking the "Thread Tools" button located in the original thread line and selecting "Subscribe to this Thread".

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Hello! I have a bit of a problem. I think I saw similar problems on this forum, but as they did not help with my own I decided I would post here myself. Sorry if that's against policy? I've never personally posted on support forums before.
I reinstalled windows XP from scratch just last Tuesday. I completely reformatted the main hard drive, and reinstalled all of the drivers that my computer -- which is an HP Pavilion D4100y with some superficial upgrades -- originally came with via the hp website.

That went smoothly, little to no issue there. My problem is this: Aside from the mouse and keyboard that were plugged in during the windows installation, the USB drives will register that something has been put into them and will go through the motions of "installing new hardware", but after the installation is "completed successfully", the thing I have plugged into the USB won't work and if I unplug it and plug it in again, it repeats the hardware installation process.

So the mouse that I bought because the scroll on my current mouse doesn't work smoothly enough for my boyfriend to game with won't work even though the computer registers its existence! I tried hunting down the drivers for the mouse and installed those, turned the CPU off rather than just restarting, no luck.

What is most frustrating about this is that the first time I plug in a new device (I have tried the aforementioned optic mouse, a wireless optic mouse that I u... Read more

A:USB hardware does not work after "successfully" being installed.

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Please help save my marriage . . . I was cleaning up the computer of unused programs yesterday and somehow managed to delete Internet Explorer, and my husband is not happy. I *know* I did not delete it directly. I have downloaded and installed IE7 twice, but no shortcut shows up on the desktop, and Internet Explorer is not listed under Start/All Programs. I went through the whole process twice; it told me Internet Explorer was successfully installed and to restart my computer, which I did . . . and no shortcut appeared.

I have an HP Pavilion, running Windows XP with Service Pack 2. I do see a folder that says "Internet Explorer" under Program Files, which includes the following folders: Connection Wizard, Custom, en-US, MUI, Plug-Ins, and Signup, with individual files below that: cutstat.dll, hmmapi.dll, iedw, and ieproxy.dll. I looked in all of the folders, and couldn't find anything that looked like the familiar IE symbol.

My husband doesn't want to use Firefox as I do; he wants IE back. Could I have deleted something that would cause it not to run or install correctly? I did take Windows Live off, I think -- would that have done it?

Any help will be gratefully appreciated.

A:IE7 "Successfully Installed" But Won't Show Up

Start/search/files and folders/ type in "iexplore.exe" /r click iexplore.exe , create shortcut.

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I got a new custom built computer a month ago, and it's been quite some time since I have been struggling with constant BSODs. I formatted and upgraded from Vista to Windows 7, but still the BSODs persist. I also get the message "display driver has stopped working and has recovered successfully" randomly (playing games, surfing the internet, Microsoft word, etc.) I would really appreciate some help with this. Thanks for the help.

System specs:
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Retail
Intel i5 2500k Sandy Bridge
2 x 4GB Ram
Gigabyte Radeon HD 6950
700W power supply

A:Random BSODs... "display driver has stopped working and has recovered successfully"

Hi -

Video does seem to be the primary theme; however, bugchecks 0x50 and 0x1a showed up too - memory issues.

Run memtest86+ - http://www.techsupportforum.com/2863029-post5.html

Uninstall this for now -

RTCore64.sys Wed May 25 02:39:12 2005 (42941D90)

Regards. . .





Built by: 7601.17592.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.110408-1631
Debug session time: Sat May 28 21:28:44.319 2011 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:47:46.536
Probably caused by : dxgmms1.sys ( dxgmms1!VIDMM_GLOBAL::ReferenceDmaBuffer+6dc )
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x50_dxgmms1!VIDMM_GLOBAL::ReferenceDmaBuffer+6dc
Bugcheck code 00000050
Arguments fffffa82`09109ed0 00000000`00000000 fffff880`02d3362c 00000000`00000005
BiosVersion = 0805
BiosReleaseDate = 03/10/2011
SystemManufacturer = System manufacturer
SystemProductName = System Product Name
MaxSpeed: 3300
CurrentSpeed: 3300
Built by: 7601.17592.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.110408-1631
Debug session time: Sat May 28 20:40:16.169 2011 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 6:59:37.386
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!ObReferenceObjectByHandleWithTag+10c )
PROCESS_NAME: chrome.exe
FAILURE_BUC... Read more

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i experienced this problem in my computer.
i've been receiveing black windows in few games (Battlestations Pacific, The Sims 3,Grid, Dirt), and then the game crashes to desktop and the message "display driver atikmdag stopped responding and has successfully recovered" is popped in the taskbar.
my system is:
Vista Ultimate 64 bit
Intel Core i7 920
HD4870 1024MB
3*1024mb DDRIII ram

i add a picture of the error:

i really be glad if you have solution to this problem

A:"display driver atikmdag stopped responding and has successfully recovered" error

hello GigaDude
try this site, it looks like some people have had some success with this problem, good luck, i had the same problem with Nvidia, thats why i went over to ATI.

Display Driver atikmdag and nvlddmkm Stopped Responding

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About 3 - 4 times a day while working, my computer will freeze for a 1 - 2 seconds and I get a message saying my display driver has crashed and has fully recovered. In the event log I see a warning saying:
"Display driver igfx stopped responding and has successfully recovered."
I have a Dell XPS 15 running Windows 10 with the latest updates. It has one Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600 and one NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M graphics cards. I also use a Dell D3100 USB 3 docking station, however I notice the issue with and without this being used.
I have tried installing the latest drivers for the NVIDIA card. I am currently using "".
Any ideas on how to fix this?

A:Dell XPS 15 "Display driver igfx stopped responding and has successfully recovered."

OK so the issue just happened again. I was working in Atom editor, and the exact errors I received are:

And the error in my system log is:

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First off heres a screen of the exact message I get: http://www.itwriting.com/blog/?p=110. While playing some games, every 1-3 minutes, my screen goes black. To fix this I have to alt tab out and tab back into the game. The message i get appears on my taskbar: " "Display driver igfx stoppe responding and has successfully recovered". It is a very annoying message, and I'm using a new computer with windows vista on it. If you dont think it is a big deal then think of this : its 1v1 and your playing counter strike source. All of the sudden your screen goes black and you hear shots followed by a "HEADSHOT" "COUNTER-TERRORISTS WIN." This bug is really annoying and I need someone to give me a step by step guide to fix it.

A:Error - "Display driver igfx stoppe responding and has successfully recovered"

i'm on a vista as well and while running World of Warcraft I can relate to that annoyingness of 1 v 1 all of a sudden goes black and your dead. Any help would be nice.

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This is what I get at every startup in the notification area: "Device driver was not successfully installed"
When I click on the message I get a window that says:
"Device driver was not successfully installed.
Microsoft WPD Enhanced Storage Password Driver ---- Failed"
All attempts by Windows 7 troubleshooting just try to fix it. I just want to get rid of it.
I have found the registry entries for this but have no idea what to alter to stop this driver from trying to run.

(Yes, while trying to fix a USB problem I mistakenly clicked to install this.)

Windows 7 Home Premium

A:Device driver was not successfully installed

Have you tried going into the device manager and looking for any yellow marked items? Something similar was seen with Vista as well with usb drives. USB Drive Problems with Vista

Either right clicking to uninstall followed by a full restart or to have Windows perform an automatic search won't always work. A manual search by selecting the device from the list of devices will often see Windows install the correct generic driver where you end up with "Windows has successfully installed your new hardware" type message.

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Hello Support Users,
I'm having an issue with the OptiPlex 3040 Intel HD Graphics 530 Driver for Windows 10 Pro. The machine will work fine for awhile then while certain applications like Microsoft Excel are running, the machine will stop working and give the following error:"Display driver igfx stopped responding and has successfully recovered."
This machine has 2 monitors so using the Microsoft Basic Display Adapter doesn't work, even googling if that works or detects such is almost absent. I'm just letting whoever know it doesn't work with dual monitors on Windows 10 Pro.
I've found this link and installed the following display driver to see if that clears the issue + adjusted some PC settings in "Advanced System Settings" Under This PC : Windows still chooses what to do for visual effects and Virtual Memory is now 4096MB. I've also added the TdrRelay = 10 to the GraphicsDriver section in Registry.
Here is the link that's been suggested and the steps I've taken so far, I did skip the DELL driver and went for the initial Intel Generic Driver instead.
Is anyone else facing this issue with their onboard graphics?
Thread I've used so far to troubleshoot:www.intel.com/.../000005482.html
Any suggestions which could help or solutions for this PC?

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Hi, every time I booted up my pc, it automatically attempts to install Broadcom xD Picture card Host controller and Broadcom xD Picture Bus Driver but the installation fails every time. I use DriverPack Solution to install and update my drivers and when I checked if all the drivers are installed, it's all there. I tried using the Windows automatic driver search but it fails also.

By the way, I'm using Acer Aspire 4752g.

A:[SOLVED] Device driver not successfully installed

I don't recommend (and neither do the moderators If I recall correctly) the use of driver-locating software like DriverPack etc, especially when your laptop brand has excellent manufacturer's support on the web.

You should download drivers manually direct from the Acer Support website as that's the only way to be sure of what you are downloading & that they are the correct drivers for your model.

Select your Windows version on this page & wait for it to refresh:

United States (default): Acer Support: Downloads & Support Documents - Notebook / Aspire / Aspire 4752G

If United States is not the appropriate country, click the link at bottom left of page.

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I have an Acer Aspire 5315 with Windows Vista. Around two weeks ago my computer started saying that there is no audio device installed. I went to Acer's website and downloaded the Realtek sound download for my model and operating system. When I ran it, it said "no drivers found" or "no driveres supported" (I'm sorry I can't remember which). So I deleted the file and downloaded it again and all it did was open the file and display the contents instead of running it automatically. Also, when I go to the control panel and look under sound it still tells me there is no audio device installed.

I don't know much about drivers. Honestly, I don't really know what a driver is or does. I've just been going on answers other people with "no audio device installed" questions have gotten. Can somebody please help me?

A:Problem with Audio Driver "No audio device installed"

Mel: When the file displayed its contents, did you look to see if there was a "Setup.exe" file?
If there is one, double click it and it should load the drivers.
Also, look in Device Manager for any yellow ? marks.

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I have installed Wamp server and I have created 2 tables in phpmyadmin that are connected via ODBC to an Access database. I have tested it with and another Access
database, which sends test orders to it via a php file.
Now I wish to connect an AI2 android app to localhost to send test orders from this source.

I found a web page which sets out a method to connect an app via the IP address, but when I enter my IP address into Windows Explorer I get the following message.
?The device or resource is not set up to accept connections on port "The World Wide Web service (HTTP)".
I have seen a previous answer that suggests resetting Internet Explorer\Tools\Internet Options\Connections\LAN Settings and checking the ?Automatically
detect settings? box, but on my system this is already checked.
Is there anything else I can do please?
My system is Windows 7 32 bit and I have Microsoft Security Essentials and Microsoft Firewall running for home & private networks.

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Hi all,

I burned an MP3 disk with Nero about 10 days ago, and lately when I try to burn anything it's giving that message -- insert empty medium. Nothing I seem to do works, restarting, with and without an disk in the drive. Both my drives are doing this, both show in "properties" that the entire space is used on the disk it THINKS is in the drive even when there is no disk in the drive. Anyone know why it's doing this and how to correct it? I reinstalled Nero. Grrr....

Thanks very much!

A:"device not ready -- "insert empty medium" message

I had a similar

I had a similar problem with Nero goosing my writers. THe only way I managed to get it fixed was to system restore to the last point before Nero was installed.

I checked the drives and got a newer version of Nero - No probs for the last 5 Months now.

Hope this helps.

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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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Some new phones are doing away with the virtual HDD and switching to MTP for transferring files to/from the device. Because of this every time I want to copy MP3s to my MTP device I get a Windows message saying "Your device might not be able to
play or view this file" forcing me to click "Ignore this error" every time I start a new copy. I am VERY grateful that there is an option that says "Do this for all remaining files", but it's still really annoying because each time I start a new file copy
it pops up.
To be clear, this is not a device or driver issue. This is a windows prompt that is specifically tied to MTP devices.
Is there a registry key I can change so Windows will automatically assume the answer is "Yes, your file will be copied, but you might not be able to play or view it on your device"? Or perhaps a key where I can change the file types this prompt is
tied to?

A:warning message "Your device might not be able to play or view this file" when copying MP3s to MTP device


Based on my research and test, I?m afraid that this feature is by-design. We cannot simply disable or change the feature by editing the registry.

I think you can use the transfer tool from your phone manufacturer.

Hope this helps.

Jeremy Wu
TechNet Community Support

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Okay, here goes.

I'm working on a laptop (XPpro) that won't install the available windows updates. It downloads them and then tries to install each one and fails. I then get a list of the updates that were not installed with the ever helpful message "updates were unable to be successfully installed". I pulled the error 0x8024200e out of the windowsupdate.log file.

I have

1) tried tgal's advice in post #10 from http://forums.techguy.org/t351188&highlight=updates+unable+successfully+installed.html

2) tried justfoo's advice in post #13 from http://forums.techguy.org/t328556&highlight=updates+unable+successfully+installed.html

3) tried renaming the "Software Distribution" folder in the WINNT directory to "Software Distribution Old" and attempting update again.

None of these have solved the issue.

Any help would be welcome.



A:XPpro win updates "updates were unable to be successfully installed" 0x8024200e

Have you tried the system file check:
Click Start > Run > Type in "sfc /scannow" without quotes and click ok (you need to have the Win XP CD in the CD-Rom).

The other thing to try is the Beta Update Page: http://update.microsoft.com/

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I have a Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit OS on my PC Desktop.
I have a SmartBro Internet connection broadband.

I was just using my PC yesterday and when i opened it today it had an error message that says "Device Driver software not successfully installed"
so I tried opening the device manager..
I found out in the "Other Devices" when i clicked it it oped a sub option that says "Ethernet Controller" and that Ethernet Controller has an Exclamation point on it on a Yellow triangle backgound...

because of this I cant connect to the internet..
right now im using my aunts laptop..

Please... Help me with this.

I've tried searching the internet about this error message, its just difficult finding the solution about this.

A:HELP!!! Device Driver software not successfully intalled

Save the new driver to a thumb drive, on another computer

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Hello all.

First off, I am in no means acquainted with any troubleshooting or fancy thing outside of everyday computer usage, so please respond as if you are talking to a dummy. I do have fairly decent common sense and Google skill however, which has given me enough confidence to try and fix this issue on my own.

Basically, one day I start my computer (running Windows XP Professional SP3) up and get a black screen saying:

"We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this

Start in safe mode.
Safe mode with networking.
Safe mode with command prompt.
Last known good configuration setting (most recent setting that worked).
Start Windows normally."

For a few times, I was able to get Windows working with the last two options, but before I could dedicate time to fix the issue, it became so that none of these options worked, and I got caught in a restart cycle with this screen. Last things that I can recall that may have caused this: Windows Update or CCleaner Registry Fix (just something I do sometimes to make sure everything is working, nothing was wrong prior).

I bought an external HDD enclosure with hopes of popping my internal into it, and saving my stuff onto my laptop before messing around. Oddly, in My Computer, the 2 drive icons (a System Recovery one, and my Main one) would flash for a few seconds, every few minutes, and when I'd quickly click them, it'd say the... Read more

A:"Windows did not start successfully" to "ntldr is missing"

BTW if it IS in fact possible to copy certain files from my laptop's OS, I just realized I can probably just copy those files into the desktop internal (when plugged in as an external) instead of going through the whole DOS thing? But keep in mind, that's the small 3GB partition, so I don't know if that would even work. Unless putting those boot files on that small partition, will help open up the rest of the drive. Not sure how that works.
EDIT: Apologies for the double post, just saw the "edit" button.

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Hi, I'm pretty desperate for help with this issue, I've been searching on Google for the last three and a half hours for a solution but came up with nothing, so I thought I'd post here to see if anyone can tell me what's up.

I turned on my laptop today to find that there was a little red 'x' over the audio symbol, and upon further inspection it turned out that there was no audio driver installed. I wasn't very bothered about it at first, because after a Windows update once I had to reinstall it, and everything ran smoothly from there because I just reinstalled the driver which originally came with the laptop.

Now, this is the problem. I tried installing the driver, and the installation seemed to go fine, I was prompted to restart, did so, but when I logged in after the reboot, I was still getting the "No Audio Output Device Is Installed" error. I searched around, tried a different Realtek HD driver. Same result. Tried again with a different driver, no luck. Wax on, wax off.

I can't figure out why it's happening, but maybe someone here can?

For reference, my Laptop's a Sony Vaio VPCCW1S1E, running Windows 7 Home Premium , and I have tried to install the drivers available from Sony for this laptop, but they don't work either :/


A:"No Audio Output Device Is Installed", but I HAVE installed one?

First you might want to press the Windows key and the pause/break key. That will open the System screen, once there go to Advanced system settings, upper left. In the window that opens go to the Hardware tab and click the Device Installation Settings button. Select No, let me chose what to do, and Never install driver software from Windows update. This will stop windows from replacing/updating that driver to the one that doesn't work. Then I guess I would go to Programs and Features and uninstall and reinstall your sound drivers. Or go to Device manager and uninstall your sound card, reboot and do the driver install again.

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On a fresh clean Windows 8 image, my software driver (signed) installs fine and shows up properly in the Device Manager. However once i uninstall it , subsequent reinstalls show up as 'Unknown Device' in the Device Manager.

From the device details, I find that it refers to /looks for the .inf file in c:\windows\inf folder but the file itself is missing from the location. The FileRepository has all the required files. But trying to update from there also fails.

Could anyone help me with troubleshooting this problem. What could be going wrong.


A:Device manager shows "Unknown Device" on reinstallation of driver

Please fill your system specs to get help efficiently.
What is your computer make/model?

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Hi to anyone who is reading this.

My life is has suddently turned to hell as my computer is having those blue screens of death.When i install something/ burn i loose data and Dvd r's and sometimes its just like that.

When ever i do something it happens after 5 mins after logging on as admin.I mean its not exactyly but i am trying to say its not a quick reboot.Also in the BOD it does not specify any file names or anything there is technical info such as 0x245 well...i have not written it down but its like this.

Ive tried to find out which device driver is causing this problem by so many means.I had gone to device manager and found no yellow marks.Ive tried safe mode to see which area is causing problems.I have probably formatted my drive around 9 times to do everything so carefully some how till now no luck... ive goten white hair due tot thinking soo hard about what to do... you cannot imagine i cannot even sleep thinking that soemthing bad is gona happen when i work.

I have the latest service packs all updates and believe me when i say so that ive tried a lot.Microsofts error report says its caused by error report thats all THEY ARE OF NO help at all.I started having these after 4 months of purchase of this CPU.Everything is brand new from sound card to graphic card... welll at that time.

I have sound max driver for sound card.
Nvidia 66.93 verson of Nvidia driver graphics
interet driver i have 3com

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A:Device Driver "Error" Please "Help"!

Have you installed the drivers off the cd that came with your motherboard? This board has onboard sound doesn't it? If you are using an add in sound card, pull it out and try the computer. Then pull the network card and try it. Does this board have on board network? I would pull all the pci cards except video and try it. Go to each cards web site and look for the latest driver for it. Reinstall them one at a time and try the computer. Put them in a different slot than the one it came out of to force windows to reinstall the driver. Is your heatsink secure on the cpu? Memory firmly seated in their slots? Video card firmly seated?

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At some point in the last three months, a number of machines have stopped being able to add new USB devices.

These can be USB headsets, mass storage devices, anything. This includes devices which previously have installed fine and been working without issue.
In device manager, the devices show as "No drivers are installed for this device". However, if you click update drivers, and then manually select the Mass Storage (for example), you can install the device without a problem.
This has nothing to do with any vendor specific drivers - This is a Windows 7 issue.

Has anyone seen anything similar?
Is anyone aware of a recent update that may have had an impact on the USB stack or the operation of PnP?
Any other ideas?


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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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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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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.

Package Version:


Microsoft Windows

Playing Audio
Find and fix problems with playing sound.

Package Version:


Microsoft Corporation

Hardware and Devices
Find and fix problems with devices and hardware.

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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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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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