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Q: No audio output, drivers ok, sound properties shows green ba...

Hi,Been using an external monitor with HDMI output, monitor has speakers in it. Always had some interference / feedback with the monitor (black showed green lines) and then after I gort back from vacation, I noticed the audio jack I use for external speakers actually shocked me when I touched it. I played around on the computer and quickly realized I had no audio output, just the green bar going up and down saying there was sound. Is there anyway to test / replace a sound card in this model?

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Preferred Solution: No audio output, drivers ok, sound properties shows green ba...

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

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

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

A: No audio output, drivers ok, sound properties shows green ba...

Solved my own problem using the hard reset. On my model you hold the beats button down and press power button. Computer goes off INSTANTLY and a click is heard. Sound was fully restored after that.Your model may differ - mine has non removable battery.https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01684768#c01684768_nonremovablebatt

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Hello! Just as a disclaimer this is the first time that I've used this cite, so I apologize in advance for any informalities, or just overall dimwittedness. So for starters, I am not a technologically illiterate person, having been a computer user for the majority of my life. My current set up is the Levovo Y50 gaming laptop, (i'll include the specs below) which is running windows 8.1. So let me explain the situation to you; I have an hdmi output to my monitor, which is being used to transmit audio and video to my external speakers, which are connected to the aux imput on my monitor. So essentially, i never both the intergrated speakers and touchscreen display on the laptop itself, rather I use the audio output to my speakers and the video output to my monitor. However, occasionally, when I hop on skype or use spotify, I feel the need to use my PC headphones, which are the razer kracken headset, which has an integrated microphone, and therefore is connected to one sole port on the laptop itself. Basically, when I choose to use the headphones as an audio output, I go to the playback devices under sound management, and change the default communications and default device to the newly-plugged in headphones, which is listed under the playback devices as the standard "SPEAKERS - REALTEK HIGH DEFINITION AUDIO DEVICE" which, I presume is the output for the laptop itself. Previously, upon changing these options, the audio would then come out of the headphones, as ... Read more

A:Solved: No output to headphones - even though sound manager shows an output

1 Welcome to Tech Support Guy
2 re your disclaimer - no need for any apologies, but your post is a little difficult to read, we would have been better with separation of the main points by paragraph spacing. However I think I have the situation
3. Lets start with the basic possible causes.
4. I do not know that monitor but the jack for the speakers is connected to the audio from HDMI input is it the 3.5mm just in case there is another jack socket
5. Please see screenshot and check levels
as if volume is right down there will of course be no sound
6. I cannot understand why the headphones are shown as the Realtek speakers they are I thought usually shown as second ouptut
 

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Hello! Just as a disclaimer this is the first time that I've used this cite, so I apologize in advance for any informalities, or just overall dimwittedness. So for starters, I am not a technologically illiterate person, having been a computer user for the majority of my life. My current set up is the Levovo Y50 gaming laptop, (i'll include the specs below) which is running windows 8.1. So let me explain the situation to you; I have an hdmi output to my monitor, which is being used to transmit audio and video to my external speakers, which are connected to the aux imput on my monitor. So essentially, i never both the intergrated speakers and touchscreen display on the laptop itself, rather I use the audio output to my speakers and the video output to my monitor. However, occasionally, when I hop on skype or use spotify, I feel the need to use my PC headphones, which are the razer kracken headset, which has an integrated microphone, and therefore is connected to one sole port on the laptop itself. Basically, when I choose to use the headphones as an audio output, I go to the playback devices under sound management, and change the default communications and default device to the newly-plugged in headphones, which is listed under the playback devices as the standard "SPEAKERS - REALTEK HIGH DEFINITION AUDIO DEVICE" which, I presume is the output for the laptop itself. Previously, upon changing these options, the audio would then come out of the headphones, as opposed to the speak... Read more

A:No output to headphones - even though sound manager shows an output

Welcome,
My speed in W8 is much less than my speed in W7 but I'm wondering what would happen if you were to do a cold boot with everything plugged in. In the past the system does an inventory of connected devices when it boots. Sometimes on a warm boot it reads the cached inventory. Maybe . . . .
 
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Hi guys,
I'm having a little problem with my onboard audio, having just installed Windows 8.1 (clean install). I have an Asus P8Z77-V LE PLUS motherboard, which includes a "Realtek? ALC889 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC" onboard.
I have installed the latest realtek drivers; R2.73 from the official website.
Now, here's my problem: when I was using Windows 7 on this same machine, I could plug headphones in the front panel connector, as well as speakers in the green back panel connector. This would give me two audio outputs in the device manager/sound list, which was pretty practical and enabled me to output different applications through the speakers or the headphones.
Now, however, there's only one output, irrelevant of whether or not I have two outputs plugged in at the same time. They appear in the device manager as a single device called "speakers" (see picture). Instead of both having separate outputs, they both output exactly the same audio.


Any solution to this?

A:Realtek HD Audio only shows one audio output at a time

Hello audiobreak,

Try going into the Realtek HD Audio Manager (Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Realtek HD Audio Manager), then look for a setting called 'Make front and rear output devices playback two different audio streams simultaneously'. I cannot remember where this is located (The Realtek HD Audio Manager has different skins depending on the motherboard vendor), but for an ASUS Motherboard, I believe you click the Cog Icon in the top left and the option should be in there. I don't know if this will create a separate Playback Device for the Front Panel in Window's Playback Devices, but it will at least allow you to hear audio from both your speakers and headphones at the same time.

Hope this helps.

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On a relative's HP laptop running Windows 8, she had a problem where burned CD-R audio discs showed up as empty and wouldn't play, no matter what program you used. This was odd, because it's the SAME CD-ROM DRIVE that was used to burn them. Immediately I suspected some kind of driver issue, so I uninstalled the default driver and then rebooted. When Windows automatically reconfigured/loaded the CD-ROM drive, the PC was finally able to see and use the media that had been burned on its own CD/DVD drive. Launching WMP resulted in music being played.

However... I'm still seeing an issue that has me perplexed. When looking at an audio CD-R or commercial audio CD in the DVD/CD-ROM drive, it always shows as containing 0 bytes. You can still see the track ".cda" files listed, which individually show a minimum of 1K size in the file listing display. Oddly, checking those files individually actually results in 2K shown for the details. I completely understand why 0 bytes free would show because the CD was finalized, but shouldn't the amount of bytes occupied by audio media show up with a particular byte count?

I haven't been able to find any information about this searching on-line, so I figured I'd ask here. Anybody have a clue?

A:CD-ROM properties for audio CD's shows as 0 bytes--why?

First, there are NO drivers for any CD/DVD drive other than the built in Windows drivers. But an uninstall of the drive in the Device Manager then a PC restart and Windows detection and reinstall will fix many Windows corruption problems.

I do a lot of audio CD burning as I have a recording studio.

What you are seeing displayed is correct. I don't have an answer to why it shows up that way. Here is what one of my CD's shows:

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Basically when I try playing a .wmv file the video shows up green rather than the actual images. The audio is fine. When browsing in Windows Explorer to select a video file it shows the first frame fine, but when I try to play it the screen is green.

I've tried installing DivX codecs and tried playing multiple WMV files in WMP, RealPlayer and DivX Player. No luck.

Any ideas?

A:WMV Video shows up green, audio fine.

I've recently reinstalled WinXP, if that's any help.

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Hey there! A few days ago I changed my hdd because the last one got corrupted and had a lot of bad sectors so I installed a new windows 7 OS. Everything was smooth until the sound suddenly stopped. I wasn't doing anything in particular. I noticed the green bar on the volume control is moving but I had no sound. I plugged headphones in - same thing. Anyways it fixed with a reboot and I thought it was a one time bug. But it happened 4 times already and the only other thing that fixes it beside rebooting is uninstalling the sound device from the device manager and installing it again. What is causing this? I downloaded my Realtek drivers and I ran them with the setup.exe file and they are currently installed on my PC but they don't seem to do anything. These are pictures from the various things I wanted you to see that look normal:

imgur: the simple image sharer

What may be causing this and how can I fix it?

A:No audio but the green sound bar on the volume control is moving?

Welcome to the Windows 7 Forum.

The first thing I see is you do not have the correct sound driver installed. I don't know what your hardware is but what is listed is the "High Definition Audio Device" which is the Windows installed generic sound driver. You should install the correct driver from your PC vendor.

In addition I see the NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device and that has caused some problems in the past. Temporarily disable that in the Device Manager and see if that helps.

Please fill in the "My System Specs". It helps us to try and help you.

Also, here is the instructions on posting screen shots on this forum:
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Hi guys,

I was wondering how I would do a 5.1 surround sound set up using only the microphone jack and headphone jack on my laptop - without utilizing an external sound card.

What I am interested in is:

would it be possible to reconfigure/reassign the role of each audio port and how would I do that?
How would I physically connect a front left/right, rear left/right and sub-woofer cable, to two ports available on my basic laptop? do i have to strip some wires and "piggy-back" the wires.

Is what I am asking for possible? I know, the easy thing to do is to go and buy an external sound card like the Zalman-RSSC V2 5.1ch USB sound card, but I already have a desktop with an adequate sound-card for the purposes stated above and I want to try something challenging, which brought me to this forum for help.
I hope someone out there can give me some ideas.

Cheers

A:Setting up 5.1 surround sound using only red and green audio jack.

Hi,
I know on some audio cards when you plug a device into the port it gives you the option of assigning what you just plugged in, though for laptops they often don't support surround sound. As for the subwoofer I would suggest just getting 2.1 speakers for front and then specifying in Sound setup that you don't have a subwoofer attached but the front speakers are full range. Then you may be able to (depending on sound card and drivers) set up the Bass Management enhancement to crossover bass frequencies from the rear speakers to the front speakers.

What brand is your onboard sound card?

Hope this helps

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Hello,

This may seem like a vary basic question as it is, but it's kinda annoying and I really don't have a solution.

I have two really nice speakers, but the way my computer is set up, any way I try my left speaker ends up on the right side of my room and my right speaker ends up on the left side, and it impossible for me to switch it.

So I would like to know if there is an adapter, or maybe even a software which will reverse the sound coming out of each speaker?

Thanks.
 

A:Sound / Audio output

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Hi,

I have done an upgrade with my graphics card to GTX 970 Strix so am attempting to play games again but am having trouble with sound. My front panel headphone input is broken so I now am trying to use the green output in the motherboard (P8z77-v LX). I have downloaded the latest Realtek drivers and am able to have sound come through my headphones only when the playback device is set to 7.1 surround. Everything else is mute...I need to have it set to Stereo for voiceovers to be heard in Fallout 4 but am unable to do this. Why is it letting me use 7.1 but not stereo?

OS - Windows 7 64

Thankyou

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So my laptop is a customized laptop with i7 processor with 2gb discrete graphic card. The problem I am experiencing with this particular model is with the 3.5mm audio output. Everytime, I plug in an external earphone it makes a sound that is really loud like a static dischage of some sort and if I were to pause the sound for a while and resume again it again makes that sound. Also, it makes the sound when I open other websites with graphics like youtube etc. I have tried it with different earphone and headphones and the results are the same. However, there is no such sound when playing audio on the internal speackers of the computer. It's only with the 3.5mm audio. I have reinstalled drivers and also factory reset the computer and the problem still exists. I sent the first laptop back and re-ordered the same model which I just got it today and this one has the same problem. I have a feeling that its the audio card/graphic card used in this particular model. I absolutely love the design and performance of this computer but I think I am going to have to send this back as well because I use the earphones a lot and I really can't take the nuisance that is that crazy sound it makes when I have my plugged in my earphones and dealing with audio. I consider myself realy lucky that I had the volume on the lower end and even then the sound was so loud. Wondering if anyone out there is experiencing similiar problems and were able to fix theirs. I would hate to s... Read more

A:Issue with the 3.5mm audio output sound

Hi @Arniko?,Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! A great place where you can find solutions for your issues with help from the community!I came across your post about the Notebook, and wanted to assist you! I have looked into your issue about your Audio not working correctly after updating to Windows 10. Here is a link to help resolve the speakers and sound not working correctly. The link to using the Windows troubleshooting tool is the best for this situation. You could also try.1. Right click the Speaker icon in the bottom right corner by your time.2. Click Playback Devices.3. Click Speakers.4. Click properties.5. Click the advanced tab on the Properties window.6. Change the Default Format drop-down to the highest quality 192000 Hz.7. Click Apply. Restart the Notebook. You could  try using the Windows Update Troubleshooting tool to fix any updates that have not come through for Windows 10.  Please restart the Notebook twice to make sure all update have been completed! What is the brand of headphones you are using?Please let me know how this goes.You can say thanks for trying to help by clicking the Thumbs Up below! Thanks.

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Hello,My problem is this: I have an old  set of speakers such that the left speaker eventually stopped working.
Upon taking it apart, turns out the wire was just pulled away from the solder to the pins.I replaced the wire and it was good as new.
After a few months of use, (once in a while use) the left speaker "stopped" workingI later discovered that it still works, but is very very quiet.Such that, I have to set the right speaker balance to 9% and left to 100% to get the same volume from both speakers.I took it apart today, re-glued the wires back to the pins, no difference.
So I am wondering, with Dell Audio client, and my Dell xps 8700, which has a front and back 3.5mm audio jacks, can I set the balance to the front port to be my 100/9 for the speakers, and 100/100 for the back which connects to my headphones?
I took a look in the audio client, but it looks like no such option exists.Do I go looking for a new set of speakers or is there an easy option here?

A:Can you change the balance output on a specific audio jack output with Dell Audio?

I believe both jacks are controlled and connected to the same ports and software so directing one to do one thing and another to do something different isn't possible as far as I know.  Maybe someone will have a different answer, but I don't think Dell's software is advanced enough.

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ok so i have a HP Pavilion DV8000, long story sort i destroyed my harddrive, and i got a new one thats a 250gig instead of a 100gig and downloaded windows 7 professional instead of windows xp, and now i have a new problem thats kinda of the same as the one before, the sound doesn't work at all now and the speaker logo at the bottom of the screen has an X over it when i hold my mouse over it, it says "No Audio Output Device is installed" now once again i looked all over the net trying to find a solution i tried downloading drivers and updating the driver and nothing, i'm starting to get frustrated and would appriciate some help.

A:windows 7 no sound/no audio output device

Hi -

Run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor --> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...e-advisor.aspx

Check Windows 7 Hardware Compatibility List for your audio card --> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/com...s/default.aspx

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hello everyone, i have seen this posted before but my problem is a little different. I can not even find what my sound card is or where it is. I have looked and looked and there is nothing on my computer to show it has a sound card. It did indeed work before i upgraded to 7 so it has to be there. It is a Gateway laptop MX6440. Thanks for any help!!

A:No Audio Output device is installed! no sound! :(

Welcome to seven forums Solidsimpson: Just a suggestion. Go to Gateway site and update all the drivers you can. If no 7 drivers are available Vista will do in compatibility mode Compatibility Mode Without knowing what sound device you have it is virtually impossible to point you to a solution. You might also want to go to device manager and copy and paste a screen shot of your device manager, so we can see what your seeing.Thanks Fabe

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With the BIOS update, the 2 second delay seems to be gone, but I still get the slight crackling noise in my headphones.  But this is from literally 1 minute of testing.  Will report back if I find out more. Edit: Actually I don't think it's fixed.

A:Carbon X 6th gen sound crackling on audio output

I updated the BIOS, downloaded from the site supports and installed the latest drivers. Nothing helped. All the deffects remained unchanged.There is no software solution to the problem. This is a hardware deffect.The master has not touched my laptop yet. Apparently, the service department is so busy that the defect will be corrected after the release of Carbon x1 gen 7.Lenovo, hurry up! You will lose already few users.

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Hello All,

This is my first time to this forum, so I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this or not.

I have a one year old HP Pavilion dv2000 laptop that came with Vista. We installed Windows 7 about 6 months ago or longer and I haven't had this problem until now, so I don't think it had to do with putting W7 on it.

Out of the blue when I turned my computer on the other day the sound icon on the taskbar had a red X on it. My first thought was that the sound was muted, but I checked that and then noticed when you hover over the sound icon that it says "No Audio Output Device is installed." And when you click on "playback devices" it doesn't show any sound devices.

Well, I searched all over the internet for a solution and installed drivers, used system restore and reinstalled windows even! But to no avail. I heard some other people with this same problem would get there sound back on and off, all of the sudden, and that's what happened with my computer. The day before yesterday the sound was back when I turned my computer on. And then yesterday it was off again.

So, now I have run out of ideas to try. If anyone knows of something that might work to fix this problem please let me know.

It's been like this for about 3 or 4 days now, on and off mysteriously.

Thanks for any help I get.
~Grace
 

A:HELP! No Audio Output Device Red X Over Sound Icon

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Using an XPS Studio 16 recently the HDMI port I have been using to connect my laptop to my speakers has been acting up. After connecting to my speakers the output automatically shifts to the speakers, however there is no audio. When I open the volume control panel it shows audio output being sent to the speakers. So far, the only thing that has resolved this issue is a restart, however after restarting no settings changed from the time when the issue occurred.

I have made sure my speakers are searching for input from the port I have connected it to.

Any help would be appreciated. Also, tell me any information I need to give you in order to help you, help me.

A:HDMI Audio Port Showing Output w/ No Sound

When using HDMI, the HDMI needs to be set as the Default Audio Device in the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound/Sound Panel. If the "Speaker" is set as the default audio device there will not be any HDMI audio.

Best option for Dell support is the Dell community users form, Laptop Section. HERE It is a users helping users forum, like this one, and some very knowledgeable Dell hardware users there.

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As above. It says this in the icon in the tray, yet i can play songs fine. The only thing is, it also has my speakers to record, and i can't change it to front mic. any ideas? it was working perfectly fine yesterday... sound is onboard and uses Via hd audiodeck.
thanks

A:'no output audio device is installed' but sound plays

If this just happened, use the System Restore function and restore the PC back to a date when it worked correctly. System Restore can be accessed from Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools.

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Hi, I have bought a Acer aspire 8920 recently...
i have realtek audio

I am having problems with sound, conflicts with sound from multiple programs.
wasnt a problem with winXP.

Example, I run winamp to listen to music and then watch a clip on youtube.
there is no sound from the clip. But when I close winamp i get sound from youtube clip.
this also happens the other way around.
also happens when i have veoh tv on and watch youtube clips.
also if i run zoom player installed from cccp codec pack and winamp
also if i run an emulator for games and watch a clip.

please help. thanks in advance

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Hi to all.

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

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

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

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I have a strange problem with this computer running windows vista home premium x64.

If I go to C:\Windows and do a right-click on the "SchCache" folder and select properties,
the size of the folder shows 40.7 GB used.

If I try to open that folder, there is nothing in there. I have "show hidden files and folders" checked
and "hide protected operating system files" unchecked, so it's not a matter of simple hidden files.

Now it gets interesting...if I go back and try right-clicking again on the SchCache folder and select
properties, it no longer shows 40.7 GB used! It says zero bytes!

If I reboot the computer and repeat the whole procedure from the beginning, the folder properties will
return to showing a large number of gigabytes used the first time I select right-click-properties, and
then shows zero afterwards...

Malware and Spyware scans always show nothing. I've run rkill, avast, malwarebytes, tdsskiller, ETC.
and nothing is ever found.

Any ideas what is happening?

A:File Properties Shows 40.7 Gigabytes Used, Then Shows Zero...

According to this page it's related to ADSL

SchCache directory - Profile Management - General - Discussions

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Hello all,

I hope you could help me with my problem.

Recently, I got problem with my PC, just all of a sudden, it stopped booting and later on the HDD got wiped and I have no saved data. So I reinstalled using USB, before I was running Windows XP, but I prefer to install Windows 7. The thing is, I don't have sound anymore.

Here's everything you need, this is my DxDiag.txt file


Code:
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System Information
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Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: AWARD_
System Model: AWRDACPI
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 2800+, ~1.6GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 2046MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
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DxDiag Notes
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Sound Tab 1: No sound card was found. If one is expected, you should install a sound driver provided by the hardware manufacturer.
Input Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Sound Devices
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A:No Audio Output Device Installed/No sound card found

Hi

Please use this tool to post all the files here

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Hello everyone, you guys seem to know your stuff so Ill ask for your help:

I have a frustrating problem with my brand new XPC Shuttle computer. Everything works fine, just not sound. I tried hooking up the computer via HDMI to a TV for the first time as I didnt have a monitor - sound works just fine. Then later I removed the casing and installed 4 more Gbs of RAM for a total of 8. In order to do this I had to remove and reinsert the videocard. Computer was never on during that procedure.

Now, I cannot for the love of God make this computer produce sound trough the (correctly) connected audio jacks while it is hooked up to a proper pc monitor - Ive tried with numerous speaker/headphone devices which all are in mint condition (confirmed with other devices).

My OS is Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. In the sound manager down in the corner it said at first only "Realtek Digital Output". I figured this could mean that somehow, using HDMI cable (as it was the first monitor I used the system on) that the system defaulted on a HDMI output for sound. It would not show bars for anything else, and Speaker/Headphone devices were listed as "not connected" - despite clearly being so. It seemed at first like a problem with drivers - classic stuff. Please dont go there: Drivers are installed, up to date.

Then I launched Realtek HD audio manager and checked the box "Disable front panel jack detection" - as instructed by the program in case I had proble... Read more

A:HDMI sound output works just fine, audio jacks not at all! New PC

My problem seems very similiar to this gentleman's:

No Audio Output via Front and Rear Jacks

He seems to not have found a fix to his problem too. About my system: Could you guys look at the pictures attached to this post?

Thank you so much for any insight or help!

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Hi,
My laptop's sound isn't working, and when I mouse over the speaker icon in the corner there's a red X with the message "No Audio Output Device Installed." I've looked on other forums for the solution and here's what I've tried so far:

-I've been told to disable and enable the sound device in Device Manager, but there's nothing under "Sound Video and Game Controllers"

-I've tried to reinstall the audio drivers (Realtek HD Audio and Conextant HD Audio). The Realtek driver says it installed correctly, but it still doesn't show up in device manager or anywhere else and the "No Audio Output" message still persists. The Conextant driver gives me the error message "Cannot Find Device" when trying to install it, but I've noticed something weird: I can see a Conextant HD Audio thing under "Add or Remove Programs".

-Windows Audio is running under Administrator Tools, I've checked.

-I've done a system restore back to factory settings and it still doesn't work.

My laptop is a Hp Pavilion dv6700z with Windows Vista Service Pack 1. I think a windows update might have screwed it up; I can hear a popping noise when plugging in my earbuds and I can hear the error beeps under system setup, so the speakers themselves work. Can somebody please help me out?
 

A:No Audio Output Device Installed; sound card not showing anywhere

I'm still thinking drivers, are you sure you got the right ones?

Also, do you have a Recovery CD or Recovery Partition?
 

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I was deleting files on my computer yesterday for some spring cleaning and I may have accidentally deleted a program which controls my audio playback and recording. when I right click on the icon in the lower right corner of my home screen, It shows no disabled devices or disconnected devices are available. Oh, and for reference, I was only deleting from my documents files. I have already emptied my trash. I also had sound for the following four or five hours, but then the sound would go off after five or ten minutes of play. A few hours later, the sound completely stopped and that was when the message appeared on my sound icon. Thanks for any help.

cheers
 

A:Sound icon reads; No Audio Output Device Installed

A few quick comments for now:
Your description says you have SP1, is this updated? If yes, please install SP2, it has a lot of fixes and updates.
Did you try a system restore?
Did you do a Virus and Malware scan?
 

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My Acer Aspire X1200 does have 5.1 onborad audio but does not provide digital output (coaxial or optical S/PDIF). I am not sure if it has any port on the motherboard itself using which I can draw digital Audio output.

I am not sure what is the best way to get a 5.1 surround sound digital output from PC. The other thing is my PC has slim cabinet and only one PCI slot.

Can anyone recommend an easy.hard way to get true 5.1 surround sound?

Thanks
 

A:Digital Audio output to Home Theater to get 5.1 surround sound

The orange 1/8" port on the back of your computer should output 5.1 audio if you enable it in your software audio settings and use a 1/8" male stereo jack to digital co-axial audio cable.
 

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i have a dell inspiron 14z 5423 laptop which supports IDT high defination audio driver . . . when i try to insltal it from the site
the box says that " the hardware detected is not supported by this IDT .software package . . the install will be aborted . . .but in the dell site it shows that my laptop and its specs support this sound driver but am i supposed to do ???
thanks in advance fr ua help

A:my sound icon is showing no audio output device is instld

I would contact Dell about this issue.

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I have
windows 7 professional x32
acer veriton 7600G
80GB hard disk
1GB installed ram and 4GB ready boost usb device
90m motherboard and
3.12GHz to 3.19GHz processer
BUT NOT AUDIO OUTPUT all the time
around two years back my brother installed windows XP on this pc and everything was fine
after that he installed windows 7 and that was running well
but after some times audio drivers started vanishing some times when I use to start my pc for first time in the day audio drivers were vanish and on restart drivers were there again. situation stayed same for 1 yera .
I reinstalled windows 7 but this time drivers were totaly gone .
I installed drivers from internet, from DVDs stilll helpless .
I tried to instal;l win XP but some of the files were not copying in the system , so reinstalled other version of 7 home premium home basic , professional. ultimate, no difference with this as well.
once my drivers were installed successfully and thee was audio output with the same problem of on 1st start audio is vanish and on restart t was back again.
now I am sick of this condition, I have downlaoded and installed real tech HD audio codec drivers and thoes are shown installed in control panel and raeltech files are there in localdisk C in the fiolder of program files but device manger is showing an exclemation mark on audio device sign, and says
NO AUDIO DEVICE IS INSTALLED
please provide me a solution
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A:I installed audio drivers but device manager shows a yellow triangle o

Please open Device Manager, and then post a screenshot of the Properties for the device with the triangle. I would also suggest ensuring that your audio/sound card is connected properly, or if it's a onboard sound card then it may even be broken.

How old is your computer?

Update your System Specifications with Speccy, and then copy this information into your System Specifications: Go to your UserCP, and then select Edit System Spec in the left pane. Copy the information from Speccy into the required fields. These System Specifications will then follow your every post.

I would strongly suggest installing some form of ant-virus protection on your computer.

Install and perform full scans with:Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware download
Microsoft Security Essentials | Protect against viruses, spyware, and other malware


   Information
Remember to install the free version of Malwarebytes not the free trail; untick the free trial box during installation. MSE is the most lightweight and compatible with the Windows 7 operating system

You can also view this thread for a complete free and lightweight security protection combination:Good and Free system security combination.

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Hi, I am new to this forum and desperately in need of help with sound. One day I opened my laptop and the sound was gone. The error on the icon is "No Audio Output Device is Installed". I am using SONY VAIO VPCSA35GH (Available in Asia Pacific region).

FYI: I have two display adapters. AMD Radeon HD 6630M and Intel HD Graphics Family.

On the device manager panel: I've got only one hardware in "Sound, video and game controller" section, which is "Intel(R) Display Audio".

MY OS: Windows 7 Professional x64

Here is my attempt to solve the problem, but to no avail:

-System Restore: I tried to use system restore to the point it worked fine. It does not work at all and now my restore point has gone too.
-Install driver from Intel Download center : Refer to my graphic card, I tried to download new graphics driver for my motherboard. It doesn't work. I have downloaded from this website: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sea...ng&ProdId=3319
-Install driver from SONY VAIO support center : I tried to re-install Audio Driver and also Graphics Driver from this website. Support for VPCSA35GH : S Series (VPCS) : VAIO&reg Notebook & Computer : Sony Asia Pacific and it also doesn't work.
-Look it up on BIOS : My BIOS does not have any option regarding to audio issue.

My two attempts to re-install the drivers were done in safe-mode. Could you please help me with this problem? I really have need to use audio with my project.

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A:Problem with sound: No Audio Output Device is Installed. LAPTOP: VAIO

The Intel Display Audio is ONLY for HDMI Audio and not the regular PC audio. The first thing to check is the BIOS to verify the on-board audio is enabled. Normally, if the on-board is enabled in the BIOS but no hardware specific driver is installed Windows will install the generic "High Definition Audio Codec" driver. As this is not happening, it suggests either it is disabled in the BIOS or remotely it has a hardware problem.

If it is enabled in the BIOS, first thing to do is reinstall the motherboard chipset drivers from Sony. If the chipset drivers are corrupt all the devices could be mis-identified. Restart the PC after installing the chipset drivers and see if Windows detects and installs the High Definition Audio Drivers. If it still does not install, either the Windows 7 Operating System is corrupt and you will have to do a complete new install, or there is a hardware problem with the sound chip.,

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Windows 7 32-bit won't play sound.

Device Manager\Sound, video and game controllers\High Definition Audio Device ok.
Double click and window says:
High Definition Audio Device Properties\General: Device status says This device is working properly.

Speakers are plugged in and make a crackle when plugging in to correct holes.

Mystery?

A:Sound/Mixer icon has red cross. No Audio Output Device is installed.

If it's shown as "working properly" in the Device Manager, the speaker icon you have can also be because the sound is muted.

You show "High Definition Audio Device" rather than the actual sound device which suggests you have the generic Windows/Microsoft installed sound driver rather than the actual sound driver from the motherboard vendor. In many cases the generic Windows driver does not work or work correctly.

You can try and uninstall/reinstall by RIGHT clicking on the entry for the sound and then LEFT click "Uninstall" (DO NOT check the box to uninstall the drivers) then restart the PC and when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the sound. This fixes a lot of flakey problems.

If the uninstall/reinstall does not fix it, the next step is to get the correct sound drivers and install them.

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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

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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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Friends,
A lil' confused so need some expert adv.

Just wish to reconfirm, this USB PNP, IF it will record/SAVE
from my audio cassette player to my desk top,using WIN XP PRO ! I wish to transfer songs from audio cassettes to my desk top which does not have a sound card.I have the COOL RECORDER in case that helps, does it ?
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Earlier I have used the TV tuner card which did the job of such a transfer but that went kaput.

Thx for yr help.Cheers
 

A:Solved: USB Sound Card - 2.0 Audio Input / Output Sound Card

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

Please help me.
Thanks in advance

Pictures:
(Device Manager)

(Realtek 1)

(Realtek 2)
(Realtek 3)

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

Hi, Welcome to Sevenforums.

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

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I would like to share my experiences how to fix noisy audio output on Dell Optiplex 755 under linux. I did try changing power supply, better video card, adding separate sound card (front panel audio output doesn't work then) updating drivers and even changing the whole computer. I was first sure that the reason for the noise must be old capacitors somewhere in the system board or in the power supply. It took me months to find the solution.
The symptoms are: static noise on audio even if there should be no sound at all. The noise doesn't depend on the audio volume. 
The solution: open terminal, start alsamixer. HDA Intel Analog Devices AD1984 should open. Use right cursor key to scroll the screen until Beep audio level adjust is selected. Lower the volume of Beep down. This should fix the noisy output.  I set the Beep volume to 6%.Apparently Beep sound output produces low level noise even if no beep sound is produced. If Beep volume is adjusted to high in alsamixer, this noise is amplified and added to the audio mix.

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For six months or so, I've had a problem where my laptop's audio will stop working. The red "X" appears over the volume icon in the system tray and audio will not function whatsoever. Until now, rebooting has been 99% successful at restoring the audio until it eventually fails again. But in the last three days, my normal quick fix no longer does the trick. Apparently my laptop can no longer find the actual Conexant 20672 SmartAudio HD hardware on the motherboard. This is a T520 laptop running Win 7 with SP1. The T520 is roughly six years old, so I realize the hardware's age might be a factor. There are definitely other issues related to its age (general performance sluggishness, inability to wake up from sleep mode, backup no longer works correctly) and I will eventually have to replace the laptop. But in the meantime, solving this persistent audio issue will buy me at least a few more months, so it's worth fixing to me. I've found dozens of threads that suggest reinstalling the device drivers, which of course I have tried several times using the drivers here. The problem: After rebooting, the device manager still doesn't list any playback device ("No audio devices are installed") even with both "Show Disabled Devices" and "Show Disconnected Devices" checked. Similarly, when I run the 8aad14ww.exe device installer, it terminates with an error message ("Driver Installation Failed: Could not find the device for this driver").  Has the hardware itself ac... Read more

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I have had my Thinkpad connected to a Samsung TV via HDMI cable (through a Thinkpad dock) for months with no problems. After the latest Lenovo updates (see attached screenshot file) my Thinkpad intermittently fails to recognize the Samsung TV as an audio output... it does not register as an audio device in audio settings nor in control panel, yet it does still connect to the TV as a 2nd monitor and video works fine. It seeems to alternate every other time that I boot up the computer. One boot-up it fails to recognize the TV as an audio output, then I'll reboot and it works.

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I am on son's Clevo laptop and they tell me they have not had sound for a very long time.

I check, download and install latest drivers from the Clevo website, but still no sound.

I have deleted all device drivers and allowed Windows to rediscover the drivers again - everything went well but found a PCI device that could not find drivers for so put the yellow Exclamation Mark - but still no Audio Device.

I checked the BIOS, there is no option to turn on/off the sound so I presume audio is turned on as everything is integrated, but still the Sounds and Audio Device Properties says that there are No Audio Devices. So either the device is faulty or there is some other way of being able to get the computer to recognise the Audio Devices.

If there is any suggestion(s) it would be greatly appreciated.

David
 

A:Onboard sound but 'No Audio Device' in device properties

Sometimes kids overdrive the audio chips until they overheat and burn out. If burned out, it will not detect.
Might be time to disable the onboard sound and install an external sound card and software.
 

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Hi there. I have a Dell XPS 400 with Windows XP. I have reinstalled windows XP onto the hard drive and ever since have not had sound through my speakers. I get it through my head set but not my speakers. Doesn't even show an option for volume control anymore in the task bar. I believe this is because I no longer have the drivers to support my audio device. I think its onboard audio, because I have no sound card. I've searched every on the web for the right drivers but no luck. Please help!

-nov4k

A:No sound, need audio drivers

Try Dell hereIf it is integrated try the Sigma Tel drivers

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1) When I turn my monitor off (to save on electricity) and then turn it on again the picture is gone (no display output at all) and there is a green screen. The only solution is then to unplug and re-plug the HDMI cable which restores the picture.

I have noticed it always seems to happen when a video is being watched online, but not necessarily every time. (eg. never noticed it with youtube) in particular I notice it happening with Amazon prime video. How can I stop this from happening?

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate and Chrome. I thought maybe driver updates might eventually fix the problem but never did.

2) Additionally, if watching video full screen on some websites (eg. onlinemoviespro) when I click on the screen it sometimes suddenly exits full screen and at the same time makes the window small and I then have to re-maximise the window and go full screen. This doesn't seem to occur when not in full screen mode though.

Any theories/solutions? It only seems to happen with websites which use that specific web video player.

Here is my build in case it helps, thanks in advance :

[PCPartPicker part list](Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3, MSI Radeon R9 285, Corsair SPEC-03 Red - System Build - PCPartPicker United Kingdom) / [Price breakdown by merchant](Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3, MSI Radeon R9 285, Corsair SPEC-03 Red - System Build - Price Breakdown By Merchant - PCPartPicker United Kingdom)


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Two same signals

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

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Hello, and thanks in advance for your time!Earlier this afternoon, I noticed that the sound on my Thinkpad W510 was no longer working. I hadn't really done anything of note with my computer- just updated Adobe Reader to v9.2, that I can think of. When I checked the notification area, I saw this:However, when I right click and click "Playback Devices", I get the following: I immediately checked Device Manager, and found that everything appeared to be fine:I tried uninstalled and reinstalling the Conexant and NVIDIA drivers, as well as updating BIOS. Nothing seems to help, When try to use the mute/volume buttons on the keyboard, the speaker mute button lights up when pressed, but the microphone mute and volume +/- buttons don't appear to do anything. I've also tried plugging in headphones, and that does not make any difference. When I boot from an Ubuntu CD, however, sound works fine, so I don't think that it's a hardware issue.Anything that you folks could do to point in the right direction would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Hi all, I've tried searching both this thread and elsewhere but I can't find a solution that works for my issue.
I just upgraded my Sager NP6165 laptop to W8 and updated all the drivers (chipset, wireless, etc.) using the Sager websites latest drivers and everything went well except for the fact that I have no sound at all.

I have two listings in the Device Manager for sound; High Definition Audio Device and VIA High Definition Audio.
The VIA HD Audio is listed as working properly in the Properties section but the other has a yellow exclamation mark this message: Location 3 (Internal High Definition Audio Bus) "This device cannot start. (Code 10) {Operation Failed} The requested operation was unsuccessful."
In order to solve this problem I have tried updating the audio drivers several times,trying to look internally and on the Web and have done multiple driver uninstalls for both hardware listings with no luck. I still have no sound although the software tells me that I should.
Does anyone have any ideas? Should I install an older driver in compatibility mode?

A:No sound after installing audio drivers

Uninstall the High Definition Audio Device, in the Device Manager. This is the generic, basic function, sound driver that Windows installs. If you have two they can conflict and nothing work. I assume your PC has Via High Definition Audio as the sound chip.

Check the Sound Panel and your "speakers" should be set as the Default Playback device.

The PC Vendor's drivers are preferred. Non vendor drivers may or may not work or may not work correctly.

Windows 7 drivers are compatible and work OK in Win 8. I have RealTek audio and I installed the Gigabyte (my motherboard) Windows 7 drivers and the sound works perfectly.

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I can't get my sound to work, and all I hear is an annoying beep everytime my computer does something it thinks is significant (getting messages, alerts, pressing the X key when nothing on my desktop starts with a X)

the sound chip I have is called "AC'97 Audio Controller" or something similar to that.

I won't go into detail about why I reformatted my hard drive because it doesn't really matter. I have reformatted my hard drive several times, and this problem about my sound drivers always arises and somehow each time Windows' "Add New Hardware Wizard" works and I never remember how I fix it, but it won't work this time. I've installed what I THINK are the drivers, but they didn't work.

When I got my computer, I had three computers made, all by the same company, in the same building, same computer parts, etc. For some reasion SiSoftware Sandra Lite XI wouldn't work on my computer so I ran in on one of the other computers (mine has another HDD, more ram and a different grapics card but besides that, the computers are exactly alike) and and got this for its mainboard:

System
Manufacturer : System manufacturer
Model : P4V8X-MX
Family : System family
Version : 1.00
Serial Number : 00000000
ID : 03000200-05000400-07000600-09000800
SKU Number : System skunumber

System Chassis
Manufacturer : Chassis Manufacture
Type : Desktop
Can be locked : No
Version : 1.00
Power Cord(s) : 1
Serial Number : 00000000
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A:AC'97 Audio Controller sound drivers!

You may find a Realtek AC97 driver on your motherboard CD. Failing that, if you go to Windows Update it will probably offer you one as an optional hardware update. Personally, I don't use any hardware update offered by Windows and you'll get the real McCoy if, instead, you can go to the motherboard manufacturer's website and download it from there.
The motherboard CD usually warns that Direct X should be installed before the sound drivers are.
 

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I can't get sound working in Windows Vista. However, the sound drivers are installed. Sound was working in Windows XP and 7. Sound is not muted.

A:No sound after installing audio drivers

Bump????

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