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Q: Sound / Audio output

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.

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?

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

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

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RELEVANCY SCORE 54.8

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

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

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

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
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A:No Sound! "No Audio Output Device is Istalled"

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

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

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

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

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

Any input or help is greatly appreciated.

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

Aww no one wants to help

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GA-890GPA-UD3H (rev. 3.1)

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM3+ - GA-890GPA-UD3H (rev. 3.1)

(Note 3) Simultaneous output for DVI-D and HDMI is not supported.

What I'm trying to do is output just my sound to the receiver via HDMI cable, but still use the DVI to my monitor for video. From the note above taken from the MB specs, sounds like this is not possible.

This is new business to me and wondering how others do this, seems little information I can find. I am ordering a HDMI to DVI cable so I can disconnect the DVI cable from the computer and instead run both video and sound through HDMI to the receiver, then the video to the monitor. Hoping this works.

If all fails then I am relegated to separate digital through S/PDIF optical link, to my receiver. According to the experts this is less than ideal since now, the multi-channel dolby and DTS signals can only be received via HDMI.

Wondering if I get a Blu-ray player for my computer how this is going to all work out. Hoping that HDMI to DVI cable does the trick.

Anyone with experience with this kind of set-up and the aforementioned hardware greatly appreciated.

And Happy NEW YEAR!

A:Gigabyte HDMI output to Yamaha receiver - no sound output

As you have a separate video card, its capabilities should determine how the video works, not the motherboard. The video is routed to the video card.

If you had some type of integrated Video on the motherboard then the motherboard's specs would apply. For example, I have an Intel i7 3770 CPU and this model has built in Intel HD4000 video which is routed to motherboard video connectors and thus the motherboard would determine how the video is distributed. However, I'm using a separate video card and thus that determines how video is distributed.

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

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

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

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

FYI - I have the newest system BIOS installed.

Thank you for any tips!
 

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

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

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

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RELEVANCY SCORE 54.4

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!

A:No sound: No Audio Output Device is Installed, even when it is installed

The Red X on the speaker icon in the notification area means there are no speakers plugged into the Green Speaker out jack on the back of the computer.

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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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Obligatory system specs

Dell Inspiron 1545

OS:Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Cpu: Pentium Dual Core T4400-2.20 GHz

Ram: 3 GB DDR2

Graphics: Intel 4 series express chipset- Integrated

Audio: IDT High Definition Audio CODEC
Microphones do not work. Any microphones.

Occasionally, after a restart, if I open dell webcam central it will make my built in microphone work for a little while but, it then later, randomly seeming, stops working.

I've tested several external microphones and they do not work either. Before you ask, yes I did make sure they were enabled and un-muted, I have also updated the drivers on my sound card. I ran a windows diagnostic test and it said there was nothing wrong with my mic. I have absolutely no idea what the hell is happening.
Here's my DX Diagnostic

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Time of this report: 2/10/2014, 11:52:37
Machine name: NEWPC-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Inspiron 1545
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A13
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4400 @ 2.20GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
Memory: 3072MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3032MB RAM
Page File: 2578MB used, 4952MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
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A:Input audio doesn't work, output audio does.no obvious solution

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I am running Windows 7 Home Premium on my Dell Inspiron E1505.

I have had no problems with it for several years; however, recently my computer has booted with a red 'X' on my audio and tells me that "No Audio Output Device is Installed." I checked my Drivers and my High Definition Sound and 2 Base System Device drivers have Yellow Question Marks by them. I tried to update the drivers manually but it says Windows Cannot Find Support for your Base System Device and it says my High Definition Audio is already up to date. I have also tried uninstalling the drivers and rebooting Windows to let the system automatically search and update the drivers. This too has failed. I do not have my Windows 7 disc available at the moment to be able to do a clean install.

Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:No Audio; Driver Downloads Fail and No Audio Output Device Installed

http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/Product/inspiron-e1505

Dell link to driver downloads. Start there for now.
 

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I'm having a strange problem in my HTPC. Audio is coming perfectly fine out from the S/PDIF coaxial output, and it's normally connected only that way to the receiver, but now for other reasons I also need to connect it using a 3.5 mm to a small mixer. So in the sound manager I changed the output to the "Speakers", and in fact the Realtek sound manager detects that a cable is plugged into that output and shows me the dialog where it's selected. Problem is, nothing comes out.

I know it's not the 3.5mm to RCA cable because I plugged in my phone, played some music and I can hear it just fine. But the rear speaker (green) output puts out no sound at all, as I also tested it plugging headphones. On the Sound Windows panel where you can select the playback device I can see the volume level move up and down when I'm playing any media file, as well as in the Volume Mixer. If I switch back to the S/PDIF output and change the input in my receiver, audio is coming just fine.

I haven't tried the front outputs because they are not connected. The motherboard has HD Audio but the case has AC97 connectors, so I never cared to connect them because I don't use them. I know the rear green output worked at some point because I remember having a pair of computer speakers connected to it a few years ago.

This is a Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 (rev. 2.1) motherboard with an AMD 1090T and 16 GB of RAM, with Windows 7 Home Premium. The installation is about two months old wi... Read more

A:Realtek ALC889 audio, audio fine on S/PDIF, nothing from rear output

I found out after a while. In the popup dialog when a cable is plugged in, I had selected "Rear speaker out" mistakenly thinking it was talking about the rear output, not the rear speakers in a 5.1 speaker setting. Changing to "Front speaker out" solved the problem.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 51.2

No sound.
Little speaker with the red 'x' appeared yesterday
I have gone through the whole update drivers circus to no avail, my laptop can't detect that it has speakers built in so it doesn't bother finding a driver for them.

This is where I am at:
- Intel Display Audio is the only driver installed for sound
- This means that sound works when the laptop is plugged into an HDMI
- When HDMI is not plugged in, the computer cannot find the built in speakers.
- I have Linux on this system and audio does not work there as well

I would call this a broken chipset, but the fact that the computer still processes audio with the HDMI cable attached is confusing me. Also, the 'audio board' for this laptop has 2 usb ports attached to it, and those both work fine.

Any help would be appreciated

A:No Audio Output Device is installed, HDMI Audio Out Works

Hi welcome to the forum

first thing i would check is the bios to make sure it is enabled.

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hello everyone:

i looked in on seven forums trying to find a fix for my driver problem, a lot of friends here were helpfull, i like to give back a little even if my pc is working fine now.

my pc is a desktop running windows 7 pro, motherboard esc a780gm-a, i had a problem with my hd audio driver, under my control panel audio device i only could see "no audio device installed" even when i installed it 10 times, i also saw on my right conner "no audio output installed"

i had a logitech camera installed.

the fix:
i found that my logitech camera was somehow in conflict with my audio device, it kep telling me "communication mic ???" something like that, well after uninstall the logitech camera software my audio came back and its now working perfect.

i hope this helps.

check if you have a camera with a built in mic, this might be your problem.
thank you all.

A:HD audio driver fixed-no output audio installed

Welcome to Seven Forums ruddy17. Thanks for posting, it may help someone. A Guy

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RELEVANCY SCORE 50.8

Hello.

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

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

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

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

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

A:Realtek Audio: No Audio Output Device is Installed

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

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

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

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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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RELEVANCY SCORE 50.8

I have no audio at all since the last update from windows 10 in early April.  I am showing a No audio output device installed on the audio icon on my computer.  When I go to device manager it shows that I have no sound components and an error code 39.  This is starting to really frustrate me.  I have tried everything and nothing works.  Be it said I am not an IT person and am limited in my knowledge of computers, but still I am pretty sure it can be a simple fix.

A:I have lost audio and am showing a No audio output device in...

#HPExpertDay1. Restore BIOS to defaults: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c026938332. Update BIOS: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c000426293. Check for hardware functionality: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03463381

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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.6

my computer's sound has stopped. I have searched through lots of websites looking for help.
I first noticed this problem when I tried to open iTunes and it came up with the message 'iTunes has detected a problem with your audio configuration. Audio/video playback may not operate properly'. I also cannot listen to music or things online either.
I have looked at my computer's device manager and can't find any catergory such as 'sound, video and game controllers', which one site suggested to try and check the sound card. I have also tried to update quicktime but that did nothing. I have also tried looking at 'sound' and under both the playback and recording columns it says that there are no audio devices installed. THis appears to be the common phrase along a problem with the audio configuration.
This has not ever happened to my computer before and I have had it for about 3 years now. It is a toshiba laptop with windows 7 home premium.
Please help guys, I am really frustrated.

A:Audio configuration no audio output devices?

If its not being detected at all in the Device Manager, it will not show up anywhere else.

When you boot up your PC, enter the BIOS (could be called "Setup") and check to see if the sound is disabled. If it is disabled in the BIOS it will not show up in Windows. If its showing as enabled in the BIOS, do a BIOS reset (to factory setup) and see if that makes a difference.

If its not disabled in the BIOS there is a chance the hardware has failed.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.6

About 6 month's ago I reinstalled my OS and all my software, shortly thereafter I noticed I had an issue where any sound that was coming through my headphones was being retransmitted through the mic, with further testing I found that this was not actually the case but rather any sound that would be output is being retransmitted as audio in, even if I had no speakers, headphones or mics connected. I have looked at and experimented with everything I could in every sound settings I could find, but nothing has fixed the issue.

Before anyone asks, I have tried updated drivers, the only way for me to stop the issue from occurring is to mute the mic in the recording control, but that stops me from using the mic altogether.

Please Help I need to be able to use my mic without recording anything that I am hearing as well...

DXDiag

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System Information
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Time of this report: 2/14/2009, 11:28:23
Machine name: PC
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.080814-1236)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6750 @ 2.66GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Page File: 1147MB used, 2791MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

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A:Audio Output is being picked up by Audio Input.

DXDiag Continued

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DirectPlay Service Providers
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DirectPlay8 Modem Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
DirectPlay8 Serial Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
DirectPlay8 IPX Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
DirectPlay8 TCP/IP Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnet.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
Internet TCP/IP Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpwsockx.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
IPX Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpwsockx.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
Modem Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpmodemx.dll (5.03.2600.5512)
Serial Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpmodemx.dll (5.03.2600.5512)

DirectPlay Voice Wizard Tests: Full Duplex: Passed, Half Duplex: Passed, Mic: Passed
DirectPlay Test Result: Not run
Registry: OK

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DirectPlay Adapters
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DirectPlay8 Serial Service Provider: COM1
DirectPlay8 TCP/IP Service Provider: Local Area Connection - IPv4 -

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DirectPlay Voice Codecs
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Voxware VR12 1.4kbit/s
Voxware SC06 6.4kbit/s
Voxware SC03 3.2kbit/s
MS-PCM 64 kbit/s
MS-ADPCM 32.8 kbit/s
Microsoft GSM 6.10 13 kbit/s
TrueSpeech(TM) 8.6 kbit/s

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DirectPlay Lobbyable Apps
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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.2

It's the most suspicious sound I've ever heard. It sounds exactly like fat, felt tip marker making a quick check on paper. It can also be compared to a rat sniff or a piece of paper being turned. I wear headphones and can hear this noise occasionally for up to 15 minutes. It likes to happen at night, when 'they' are active ( humor me ). Because of the sneaky, low volume, discreet, low down, creepy, stalky, shifty sound I am disposed to imagine that someone is looking through my files for credit information and they are unaware of these sounds from my sound card, or they don't care about the sound because they are safe from being caught.

Sound like I'm crazy? Just paranoid. I did say it makes me imagine. The kind of person I am is the same kind that will run system restore at a moment's notice for anything that looks suspicious or a NoScript violation. Because that sound is clearly designed to resemble a sniffing rat doing something sneaky on my computer. I tried to record the output with Audacity 1.3, but it had stopped before I had recorded anything.

My setup:

Windows XP Pro 64 bit Service Pack 2
Verizon High Speed Internet
Marvell Yukon 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
LinkSys Router routing to a Windows 7 laptop, WPK-PSK, TKIP
Soundblaster Live!
Avast!
SUPERAntiSpyware
NoScript
Mozilla FireFox
 

A:Solved: Suspicious sound coming from sound card output.

It was that Windows XP search dog. When you ctrl + f to open the search side bar in a window there is an animated dog that seems innocuous. Every 15 minutes or so it will scratch itself and make that noise twice. As long as that search side bar is open, minimized or not, that noise will persist.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.2

I am getting a laptop. Right now I am deciding between regular "High Definition Audio 2.0" and a "ExpressCard Sound Blaster X-Fi Laptop Sound Card with Wireless Receiver Bundle". The latter is 134 dollars more. Would the latter make the output of sound better on external speakers. Say if you're a DJ, and you use the laptop, would the sound coming out of the speakers at those high volumes be much better if you have the better soundcard? Or does it not have any effect on the output sounds? Thanks!
 

A:Do Sound Cards Effect The Output of Sound To External Speakers?

It affects the external output even more than the one from the integrated speakers.
 

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