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Latitude E6530 Windows 10 no "stereo mix" option for sound input device, only "high definition audio device" with Microsoft driver and unknown manufacturer.

Q: Latitude E6530 Windows 10 no "stereo mix" option for sound input device, only "high definition audio device" with Microsoft driver and unknown manufacturer.

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

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Preferred Solution: Latitude E6530 Windows 10 no "stereo mix" option for sound input device, only "high definition audio device" with Microsoft driver and unknown manufacturer.

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.)


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

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

Download the latest Realtek driver.

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

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

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

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

System Manufacturer: HP Pavilion 061

System Model
Enclosure Type: Desktop
RC663AA-ABA a1640n

BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG

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

Memory: 2046MB RAM

DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)

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

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

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

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

downloaded/installed Microsoft... Read more

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

STLj said:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Could it be that the scanner really did die?

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I got a BSOD about a week ago, and finally finished reinstalling Windows XP, SP2, all my games, updating the system and my MoBo boot disk. After all this, I am getting a yellow exclamation point on "Audio Device on High Definition Audio Bus". I have downloaded all the driver updates, according to what Microsoft and a few other tech sites have suggested would fix it. But, regardless, it still has that !. I am getting sound through my headset, but nothing through my speakers.

I'm pretty sure I just have an on-board soundcard. Here are my specs-
Motherboard- S-Series Support AMD Socket AM2 M61P-S3 from Gigabyte Tech
Chipset- AMD Athlon 64 FX-62 Dual Core
VidCard- NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
RAM-Not sure exact brand and all, pretty sure it 2GB of Corsair with Heat Sink.

Hope that about covers it!

A:Yellow ! on "Audio Device on High Definition Audio Bus"

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

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

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

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

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

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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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hi guys, i just reformated my computer and installed all my drivers except for "high defition audio device" i went to device manager and saw an exclamation mark on it, my speaker built in with my monitor doesn't work. can anyone help me get it working?

thank you.

A:[PROBLEM] Cannot update or install my "high definition audi device"

What happens when you try to install it? What is the error message?

Where did you get the driver and do you know if it is Windows 7 compatible?

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--Love the website motto: [stupid questions are easiest to solve.]

I am running Win7x64 on a newly installed (non-laptop)
MSI ZH77A-G43 motherboard with i5-3570

I spent a couple of days ensuring that I had installed all of the drivers
including the chipset, facilitated by MSI's LiveUpdate5.

I have a simple USB thumb drive.
I take it to my roommate's (VISTA) computer--it plugs in just fine. I cleaned, rewrote, read.
I did a check for errors scan; in properties, it is FAT formatted with default allocation size (2056).

I plug it into my computer (detailed at top). I am not even getting a common problem--"unrecognized USB device."
It does not even know that it is USB apparently--I get an error box from the system tray:
TITLED: Driver Software Installation
Device driver software was not successfully installed.
unknown device (fat red) X Device unplugged
unidentified device (fat red) X Device unplugged
[nonsense help links from MSFT] CLOSE box

There is a small led on the thumb drive that shines steady.
(assumably indicating something is wrong; nevertheless power is present)
(normally, it flashes on and off a couple of times when recognized on VISTA computer.)
(yes I tried multiple USB plugins, on front and back of tower-case)
I hear an audible "g-dunk" sound every 1 second.
The Device Manager window, though functional and operational, briefly flashes
in response to every g-dunk (a 1/2 second later.)

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A:Thumb drive "unknown device" "device unplugged"

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I have two issues, which I think are related. In the Device Manager, it shows under USB Controllers "Unknown device". "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)"

I tried updating the driver, but the driver was correct.

I tried disabling the device.

I uninstalled the device. Windows reinstalled it at next boot, but the problem reappeared.

There is no Imaging Devices in the Device Manager.

At the same time, my webcam failed to open. Message "Webcamera initialization failed."

I downloaded the correct webcam program from Toshiba, installed it, but same result.

This all started when I uninstalled and reinstalled Skype. I have tried uninstalling it again, but still no webcam.

The webcam is enabled in the BIOS.

I really do not want to reinstall Windows.

All help appreciated.

Toshiba Satellite P500 16J
Windows 7 Ultimate x86
All updates installed

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

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

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


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

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

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"Wizard cannot launch: No Audio Input Device Found. make sure your audio hardware is working properly and check your audio configuration in the audio devices and sound themes control panel"

For whatever reason, my computer has decided to STOP being able to see my microphone as an active/plugged in device. I have never had a problem with this in the past. Roughly a week ago, it was working and nothing to my knowledge has changed (Not sure how that works...). I hadn't used it since then until I tried yesterday and it couldn't be found.

No, it isn't the microphone. I tried two others (Both a standard USB mic and a headset with green/red inputs) and neither could be found. The weird part is that I can see the red light glowing, meaning that it's getting power. When I tried the headset mic, I could hear through the headset and all was working fine except the mic.

I went to the windows "Sound" control panel, right clicked, and showed disabled devices. The only ones that are there are:
Microphone - Realtek High Definition Audio (Not plugged in)
CD Audio - Realtek High Definition Audio (Disabled)
Stereo Mix - Realtek High Definition Audio (Disabled)
I enabled the last two and tried the wizard again, and much to my surprise, the wizard began to work and let me set up my mic. Unfortunately, the mic still wasn't recognized and while I seemed to make progress, my voice could not be picked up.

I checked for updates, and there was one for a USB audio Driver. I got s... Read more

A:"No Audio Input Device Found" Error when looking for mic-

First the two different mics are two different issues. An analog computer mic (that plugs into the Pink mic jack uses the PC's sound card. The USB is digital and separate.

Probably not related, but Stereo Mix should be set as default recording device. Then whatever recording device is used will be heard. You also need Stereo Mix if you ever want to record audio from the internet.

Work on the analog mic first. One step at a time. Recycle the Realtek sound as a start. Go to the Device Manager, RIGHT click on the Realtek entry to highlight it and then LEFT click "Uninstall". DO NOT uninstall the Realtek drives. Then restart the PC and when Windows starts it will reinstall the sound. This fixes any Windows/Sound corruptions and may take care of the Analog mic.

By the way, here is how to post screen shots on this forum:
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums

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I formatted my computer, installed winxp sp2 and the driver for my multimedia device was lost, i ran everest to check what it was and its SiS 7012 audio device, an odd thing was when it said my motherboard name is unknown, its a laptop.
I downloaded different drivers but non of them were succesful, i tried installing one and a failure error pop up, "failed to install driver for windows xp" (check link or thumbnail), i tried installing winme.exe for windows ME driver but it didnt work, tried changing install directories but didnt work either. i donwloaded drivers from SIS home page but didnt work either. please help, i am most concerned about my sound device rather than the mother board, here are my specs.


Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)
CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 2600 MHz (13 x 200)
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset SiS 648FX
System Memory 512 MB (PC2700 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type AMI (01/12/04)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)
Video Adapter ATI Mobility Radeon 9600/9700 (M10/M11)
3D Accelerator ATI Mobility Radeon 9600/9700 (M10/M11)
Audio Adapter SiS 7012 Audio Device
IDE Controller SiS PCI IDE Controller
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A:SiS 7012 audio device "failed to install driver for Windows XP"

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Go to your laptop manufacturers website. You should be able to get your drivers there.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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Dear all,

?wasapi? only works in the PC (windows 7) having playback devices like
?Speakers (SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio)" and
?Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)?

it doesn?t works , for the below playback devices.
"Speakers (3- High Definition Audio Device)?
?Speakers (High Definition Audio Device)?
For all the above cases it is giving following error.

D:\wasapi>coreaudio_wavfile_playback.exe --file "D:\\wasapi\Anode.wav"
Opening .wav file "D:\\wasapi\Anode.wav"...
Wave format in file is smaller than a WAVEFORMATEX; will zero-pad the last 2 bytes.
The default period for this device is 30000 hundred-nanoseconds, or 132 frames.
IAudioClient::Initialize failed: hr = 0x88890008
Thread returned failing HRESULT 0x88890008

We are looking forward for your support for the following ?..
How to make wasapi working for all playback devices of windows 7 PC?s? Is it any installation and setup required in PC for this to work?
Is there any generic driver can be installed in Windows 7 PC to support wasapi?
How to check wasapi compatible playback devices in windows7?can we change playback devices if not wasapi supported?

Thanks & Regards

A:WASAPI is not working for Win7 "Speakers High Definition Audio Device

The default Windows installed "HD Audio Codec" is only a basic function sound driver and does not offer all the features that regular (e.g. Realtek) drivers do.

The preferred sound driver for a PC is either the PC Vendor's sound driver or in the case of a custom built system, the motherboard vendor's drivers.

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When I started Vista, it installed all of my other drivers except for one for a "PCI Input device." I have no clue what that would be, but how would I find out? Device Manager says it's located at PCI bus 2, device 1, function 1. Is that even a physical location?

How can I find out what this is so that I can go download drivers myself?

A:Help with "PCI Input device" driver

im a dell tech, and im having the same issue...if u have a sound blaster audio card, then i tthink that u need a driver reinstallation

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OK, I have a "PCI input device" that I need a driver for.

It is in device manager with a yellow question mark and a !

There is only one problem, I have no idea what the device is so I would not know to start looking for a driver.

There is a crap load of information about it under properties > details, but none of it stands out as useful.

There /must/ be some way outside of trial and error to find a driver for it.

Why is there no unique device ID I can search a central HW database for to see what it is? This should be part of the PC spec.

PS. I answer peoples questions in areas I am strong in all the time, but any time I have a questions on something nobody ever knows the answer. This is really frustrating for me.

It has been ages since anyone has answered one of my questions.

A:Driver for "PCI Input device"

There are a couple of options:

1) Everest (free edition)

2) Unknown Device Identifier

3) Look inside your case for a PCI expansion card that you do not have drivers installed for. If it's a PCI device, it should be in a PCI slot...

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First let me tell you about my system.   This is an Inspiron
E1705/9400 laptop with the T7400 Core 2 Duo processor running at 2.16
GHZ.   It has 2 GB of RAM and a brand new 500GB Hitachi Travelstar hard
drive (7200 RPM).   It also has the GeForce Go 7900 GS video card.   
It previously had Windows XP Professional (32 bit) and worked fine.  
But, I have three computers in my home and home office and would like
them all to work better together on my wired home network, so I am
upgrading all three to Windows 7.   My two desktops (one is Dimension
XPS 420 and the other is Dimension XPS 430) seem like they will be no
problem to upgrade to Windows 7.   But, this laptop was not listed on
Dell's Windows 7 Compatibility List.   However, the Windows 7 Upgrade
Advisor that I downloaded and ran seemed to say that it was OK to do a
clean install of 32 bit Windows 7 and it only had a few minor concerns,
where it said to check for updated drivers from the manufacturer.   The
laptop originally came with a 100GB hard drive.   For my use, that is
getting very small, so I decided to get the same exact 7200 RPM drive
in the 500 GB size.   This will allow me to do a clean install of the
32 bit Windows 7 OS on the new hard drive and not have to wipe the old
drive to do it.   I can just hold onto the old HD and stick it back in
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A:Minor Problem with New Windows 7 Installation on my Inspiron E1705/9400 - two entries for "Base System Device" under "Other Devices" with yellow exclamation point

BTW, I just downloaded and installed the driver pack from that ftp location and it worked, even for Windows 8.1 - 64 bit.
Thanks Steve!


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I'm experiencing slim keyboard not being recognized in the Windows 8.1
The keyboard was working fine until just one day it just stopped working.
I tried factory reset literally 8 times along with most recent BIOS update and dell's recommended update software. + power setting --> disabling power saving on USB
It still come up as unrecognized each time even with fresh reinstall.
I was wondering if this is a hardware issue or just software bug from factory reset.
I don't think there is a available driver for this kind of problem is there?

Log Name:      Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-PnP/ConfigurationSource:        Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-PnPDate:          8/6/2016 1:09:35 PMEvent ID:      411Task Category: NoneLevel:         ErrorKeywords:      User:          SYSTEMComputer:      DellDescription:Device USB\VID_0000&PID_0002\5&1347b1a9&0&4 had a problem starting.
Driver Name: usb.infClass Guid: {36fc9e60-c465-11cf-8056-444553540000}Service: Lower Filters: Upper Filters: Problem: 0x2BStatus: 0x0

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When our website users click on an html attachment embedded on a web-page in IE9, the download manager will not display the "Open" option. It will only display "Save" and "Cancel" which our users don't like, having to save the
html document in a folder to open it. Whereas, when downloading attachments like pdf, word etc. all three options are displayed. 

Is there any setting to tweak , which will display all the 3 options for HTML attachments as well?

A:IE9 download manager will not display "Open" option (only "Save" and "Cancel" is displayed) for downloading HTML documents.

As you know, the Open-Save-Cancel dialog box helps you prevent your computer from affecting by virus while downloading. 
So I suggest you test to reset all zones to a lower level temporarily and then please attempt to download this html attachment again.

However, since you can normally download the other documents, I suspect there is some restriction in the website which you are trying to view. I recommend you to contact the administrator of that website if possible.
could you please send me the link of the website from where you are trying to download the html attachment?

are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this
interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time.
Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.

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Hi Guys, any ideas how to access my external hard drive [TOSHIBA MK3029GACE] device manager can see it but it does not appear in disc management.

I use this HDD perfectly in my car HDD player. But when I try to connect it to my Laptop, it does not show up in disk management.

Please check the attached screen shot..

Thanks for the help....

A:HDD shows in "Device Manager" but not in "DiskPart"or" Disk Management

Specs show that drive has a ATA-6 interface (P-ATA, or IDE). How are you connecting this drive to your laptop? Does the laptop have a PATA or SATA connection? Does it use an adapter?

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Ok, my sound just stopped working out of nowhere,

my default volume panel on the taskbar had vanished and the icon for my "creative" volume panel was still there, but when i clicked on it a message came up "there is no supported audio device available. you need to close the application. click OK to close the application now."

So i did some reading and some people suggested i clear my drivers and reinstall.

I installed my motherboard chipset and audio drivers,

now after doing this when i start up a small box with a yellow triangle and exclamation point in it appears. its labeled "Volume panel". my sound returned for a few days but has cut out again after i turned my comp off. when i click on my Creative volume control i get a similar error message thats says "the current audio device is not supported by the application, do you want to select another audio device now" clicking yes brings up a box with one item in the drop down menu "Follow window default".

I could really use some help trying to figure out what is wrong with my computer. i guess i could try and clear my drivers and reinstall them again. but will the problem just come back in a few days again? what could be causing this???

system info

Dell XPS XPS720
intel Core 2 duo CPU
E6850 @ 3.00ghz
3.00 GHz, 2.00GB of ram
i was told to do a scan with a program called "Everest" this is the system info i got from it also.

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A:No Sound..."the current audio device is not supported by the application"

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When I view the volume settings, it says "No Audio Device", and when I view the "Device Manager", under "Sound, Video And Game Controllers" it reads as follows:

Audio Codecs
Legacy Audio Drivers
Legacy Video Capture Devices
Media Control Devices
Standard Game Port
Video Codecs

How do I find out which sound drivers to install? I have already tried Realtek AC'97 Audio and when it installed.. it finished halfway and a message popped up and said "Uninstalling audio drivers". I removed and re-installed Realtek AC'97 Sound Drivers. Well, it refuses to install the "driver" file actualy, that's the main problem here.

My PC is really messed up, I deleted a bunch on notepads because it was taking up my hard drive and I needed to install a game. But that didn't work out great :| Now my computer is missing Search Companion, System Restore, and Regedit ! HELP! How do I get those back?

I went on to crucial.com to do a scan to find out my mobo it's called:
MSI (Micro Star) MS-6566E (845E Max) Motherboard

Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU, 2.40GHz
Memory: 512MB of RAM
7.85GB Hard Drive :O

Thanks in advance~ !

A:"NO AUDIO DEVICE", tried installing sound drivers but it refuses !

You "deleted a bunch of notepads"? OH NO!!!! Never do that unless you are 100% sure the file will have no effect on your PC!

Wow... it sounds like you may need to do a "Repair Installation", using your XP installation disk (the same service pack as your current installation)

You could try this, if you have your disk..to replace critical files, for starters:

Type "command">

In command prompt, type: "sfc /scannow"

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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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Hi all
Previously the  "Save Picture"  box would put a web generated title in the box and automatically selected JPEG.  Now the title box reads "untitled" and the only file options offered are "png" & "bmp" 

Please note that a similar post has appeared, but the solution did not match the fault.  I'm seeking to restore the automatic response to save picture, that might have been upset by antivirus clean-up programme.

Thank youin advance for considering my problem

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To whom it may concern,
I would like to set my default to my Bluetooth headset for meetings.  FYI-I currently have a microphone issue and it doesn't work.   I am thinking if I can default to my Bluetooth, then I can by pass the laptop's microphone issue and still have meetings via webex or Google hangouts for example.
I am able to "connect" the computer and LG HBS760 successful.
However, can't seem to tell the computer to recognize the blue tooth as it sends the sound the computer fine (not the Bluetooth), however, the audience cannot hear me talk back because of the microphone issue.  Hence... trying to swap the default sound to the Bluetooth.  
My Troubleshooting steps... 
1) I went to control panel, then "Sound", then "Playback" ... and nothing was listed.  According to the LG Bluetooth help... it said I should see several things displayed, included a "Bluetooth Headset" option... then I should be able to click it as the "default device".
Please advise me :)


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

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

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

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
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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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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 32637 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 5575 GB (2167 GB Free); D: 11 GB (1 GB Free); G: 5575 GB (40 GB Free); J: 11 GB (1 GB Free); O: 3725 GB (1313 GB Free);
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

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

Hewlett-Packard h8-1417c 1.00

System Serial Number: MXX2390D68

Product #: H3Z18AA#ABA

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

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

I have significant experience repairing and upgrading my computers.

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

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

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

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I have a Compaq SR2180NX with Vista and usually have a surround sound speaker system plugged in. I've never had any sound problems until i did an update on my system yesterday.

Now my sound icon in the tray says Volume:0 and i cant turn it up or get any sound out of it. When i right-click and go to Open volume mixer it says "No audio device is installed."

I've updated the drivers, uninstalled and re-installed it and nothing has helped. My speakers are plugged in, my device manager was updated and i've searched everywhere with nothing that has worked.

Please help!

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

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

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Hello, i have read up on this error, but i can't seem to find the solution . I know this post is common, but i feel i really do need assistance. The message comes up as "no device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click OK". I have no clue on what to do, and everything i've tried hasn't worked. I'm open to all solutions. Also, here is my builld: AMD Athlon II X4 740, HIS Radeon HD 7770, Apex SK-393-C - System Build - PCPartPicker. I also have a 500gb seagate harddrive.
This message occurs after the first screen, after "install now".

A:"install now" on windows 7 home premium provides me with "no device.."

Where do you buy your Windows 7 DVD from?

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You might have noticed that the old 'Add Legacy Hardware' option seems to be missing. I tend to use this quite a bit whenever I need to add in a Loopback adapter or some piece of hardware that is not quite installing correctly. With that said, thankfully, you can still manually launch the 'Add Legacy Hardware' Control Panel applet by using hdwwiz.exe.http://blog.tiensivu.com/aaron/ ** https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Aaron.Tiensivu

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My win 10 pro, when I type "sound" it says "no audio device installed"
and my Sony headphones are not working..
HELP... and thanks..

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OK, I have read through many of the posts on here regarding audio problems. I don't get why you would need to download an updated driver if your hardware has not changed! Anyway, I was using my laptop last night, was on youtube for a few minutes, then was dumping pictures from my cameras onto my laptop, tried to watch an .avi file that I downloaded from my Canon point & shoot and the volume didn't work. Ten minutes earlier it was fine!!! Suddenly there is "no audio device" and everything is grayed out, there is absolutely nothing I can change on "sounds and audio devices" properties. I did go to HP support and downloaded a driver, don't know if it was the right one but it didn't help. Here are my specs from Belarc Advisor:
Windows XP Media Center Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600) // Hewlett-Packard Pavilion dv5000 (ES186AV) F.33 // 1.80 gigahertz AMD Turion 64 1024 kilobyte primary memory cache // Board: Hewlett-Packard 30A4 49.38 BIOS: Hewlett-Packard F.33 02/24/2006 // 78.91 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity 3.92 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4084N [CD-ROM drive] FUJITSU MHV2080AH [Hard drive] (80.03 GB) -- drive 0, rev 00830096, SMART Status: Healthy // Primary IDE Channel [Controller] Secondary IDE Channel [Controller] Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller // ATI MOBILITY RADEON Xpress 200 Series [Display adapter] Default Monitor Generic Television [Monitor] MS_ 19.7 [Monitor] (19.7"vis) // ATI... Read more

A:suddenly, no sound, "no audio device"

Which driver did you install from HP's website?

Right-click "My Computer", choose properties, click the Hardware Tab, then Device manager. Is there a "Other" or "Unknown" device listing? Does anything have a ? or ! next to it? What is listed under "Sounds and Audio" devices?

Instead of installing drivers, and checking settings, it might be easier running the system restore to a few days ago. Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore (you won't loose any personal data, it will only reset settings).

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Hi There ,

I just reformatted my Gateway NV54 laptop with windows Vista on it.
My sound is working fine but my microphone is not working at all. I have tried both the inbuilt mic and an external one.
I downloaded the latest audio driver from http://support.gateway.com/product/default.aspx?modelId=2376 which is the conexant (x84)

When I run the driver setup it just says "Driver installation failed: Could not find the device for this driver."
I am confused because as far as I know because my sound is working that means my audio driver working?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4300 @ 2.10GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1976 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 796 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 295242 MB, Free - 152804 MB;
Motherboard: Gateway , SJV50MV , Rev , LXWDH0X007931B5DEC2200

A:Audio Driver not working "Could not find device for this driver" Gateway laptop

Could not find the device for this driver

That error message suggests to me that you're trying to install the wrong driver for that sound device.
Please double-check on the Gateway website, there may be a choice of two or more audio drivers for that model, depending on what hardware was available at the factory when your laptop was assembled.

If there is a choice, you may have downloaded the wrong one or selected a laptop model which is not exactly the same as yours.

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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I'm new to this forum, this is my first post. Disclaimer: I only have very basic computer skills....

My problem is that whenever I get error messages everytime I try to play music on my computer. My control panel, sounds manager says that there is no device. It is greyed out. I have an hp pavillion a520n....I tried downloading a driver update...realtek something or other.... I also tried downloading a new driver from realtek's website. Nothing I do seems to help and I'm not sure what to try next.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!

A:"no sound device"- tried downloading new driver

try this update worked for me;

Hi there,

Hopefully you did not take that driver from windows update?

Never take drivers from windows update unless they are intended for
Microsoft hardware.

If an updated driver is needed because the hardware does not work proper go
to the manufacturers website to look for an updatede driver.

If it ain't broke: do not try to"FIX" it.

If you did take the optional drivers from windows update try booting last
known good configuration, rolling back on the driver or use system restore
in safe mode prior to a date of the problem or restore from the full system
backup you hopefully made.

Assuming you are using Windows XP: here you can see how to roll back on a
device driver:
You can disable the update appearing when automatic updates is set by going
to the windows update website and unmark (hide) driver in question.Click to expand...

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Hi all, I've searched through the various threads on this issue, and aside from the complaining and finger-pointing, it appears 'Enhancements>Environment/Speaker Fill' seems to be the only option, which merely gives the illusion of true 5.1 surround sound.

I've just today downloaded and installed the latest Realtek driver (I think I'd forgotten to do that from since I installed the 64-bit version of Windows 7 - and yes, I made sure the Realtek drivers were the 64-bit ones, from Realtek's own website), and it didn't make any difference.

I still haven't yet figured out what it means/why it says "Device In Use", exactly? Does it basically mean they're not working for some reason?

My specs are there to see, anyway. I'll be glad to see the back of this problem for good!

ps. is there anything else I need to download other than that Realtek Driver (in the context of what motherboard I've got [or whatever] - if that makes a difference?)?

A:Realtek 5.1 Surround "Device In Use" problem (only stereo works)

You can try using the Realtek software.
What happens when you select Environment / Room from the Realtek software, do you get the 5.1 experience?.

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The hard drive is a Western Digital 320 GB that I've had plugged into this computer before (and worked). Then i got a virus and had to do a recovery of windows.

Ever since then I can't get windows to recognize/show it in my computer. I just "disabled" and "enabled" it in device manager to no effect. I have a C, D, and E drive which are: two partitions on the hard drive, and then the CD drive (respectively).

So i'm stuck, not sure where to proceed since it's obviously not the hard drive itself, I use it on my xbox all the time. What next?

A:External Hard Drive doesn't show up in "my computer" but does in "device manager"

Does it show in Disk Management ? ?
Right clik My Computer...select Manage...then Disk Management.
Find the drive...right clik it and select Properties.
Report back with your findings.

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Described here. I have a problem with finishing work on "unknown device". For a moment, after installing from the DELL (www.dell.com/.../advanced) driver "ST Microelectronics Free Fall Sensor Driver ", file DRVR_WIN_R309372.EXE Device Manager has stopped showing that there is an" unknown device "in the configuration. After updating to "ST Microelectronics Free Fall Sensor Driver", the Chipset_Driver_RCHTX_WN_2.00.10.34_A11.EXE file, from the same DELL page, again appeared in the configuration unknown device.
I decided to remove the ST Microelectronics Free Fall Sensor Driver from the system via the Control Panel to install only DRVR_WIN_R309372.EXE. Unfortunately, the installation can not be resumed, the message "Found incompatible installation of, Version. Please uninstall it via Control Panel Add / Remove Programs before installing this version of Accelerometer". The problem is that Control Panel no longer shows this application. Suspecting that there were some traces left after the previous installation, I tried to remove them from the File Manager and also edited the registry. In the registry I searched for: "R309372", "RCHTX", "Microelectronics", "AccelerometerP11". I deleted the entries containing the above characters. I would be grateful for directional guidance on how to proceed further. I am using Windows 10 64 bit Dell Precision M4500.

A:Precision M4500, Windows 10, "unknown device" problem

PiotrMak,Unfortunately, there are no Windows 10 drivers  available from Dell on the M4500 system.

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Hello, I have a desktop here where any type of OS installations won't work. If installing Windows the installation get stuck at "Starting Windows" or can't find installation media.During the hang, my hard drive makes a clicking noise for like 10 secs and then stops. If installing Linux distributions, the installation reports that the device for the media is not ready. Any help is appreciated

Acer Aspire AX1430G-UW30P
AMD E-450 dual core processor
AMD Radeon HD 6300 graphics

BTW im not sure if it's BIOS because I don't know if it's UEFI or EFI

A:Windows installation stuck at "Starting Windows" or "Device not ready" for linux

The clicking sound could be a bad HDD.

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I have a big problem here,
I have used my hard disk for 9month,
Yesterday when I watched movie on the half way,
My hard disk suddenly disfuntion,
And I thought my laptop problem due to always lagging so I restart my computer.
But after that I can't read my hard disk (WD)in my computer.
It can read in computer management there.

Ways I try:
1)I try to uninstall and reinstalled again,BUT it doesn't work.
2)I try to unchecked the hide folder and device at view.
3)I try to update the software BUT it still disfunction.
4)I try to use disk management and initialized it BUT there appeared CANNOT INITIALIZED Due to I/O device error.

Any solution for me ?

A:Hard Disk can't read in "my computer ", "initialized",I/O device error

The most usual cause is that the Hard Drive is beginning to fail. Back up your stuff. Go to the website of the manufacturer and test the drive.

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Apologies in advance if this is an old/common question... it's getting harder and harder these days to come up with the right search terms that trick Google into giving relevant results.

I have a Griffin iMic, a simple USB device that provides a Line In 3.5mm jack port for my laptop (an ASUS F555L running Windows 8.1 x64). It shows up in the Recording tab of Sound settings as a "Microphone" type device, and I have set it as the default recording device. I have also checked "Listen to this device" so that I can listen to the audio coming in from an old cassette deck (via the iMic) through my laptop's speakers.

On my old laptop (Windows 7 x64) this configuration worked great, as the input from the iMic was audible any time I plugged in the iMic USB. However, on the new system, I can't hear the iMic after plugging it in. Every time I have to go into Manage Audio Devices, uncheck "Listen to this Device", Apply, re-check the setting and Apply again. Then I hear the iMic sound.

Is there any way of making this setting stick? Is it a known Win8 bug?

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".

Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":

The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:

I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:

Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:

I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

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A:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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I understand most things about computers and can fix things with instruction, but I have difficulty finding the problem myself. I don't know how, but my laptop has no sound at all. I looked under my Control panel and went to sounds and audio devices and all options are faded grey. It says "no audio device." I have never touched my sound card though nor tweaked it in any way. Can anyone help guide me through this mess?

A:No sound at all says "No audio device"

If it helps I have an IBM thinkpad it's a type 2888NU1. I don't really know if that helps anyone to help me. I tried entering Access IBM and setup and failed at both places.

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Ok... before you say its time to buy a new comp, it costed £2000 so yeah, dont

Ok so basically, i run a dell dimension 5150, and after some nut named phlos gave me something that deleted part of my windows boot, i had to reinstall windows, and first thing i realised is that i had no audio, so i searched around, and i was told to install a plug and play enumerator so i did so, and i realised i now had 2 of them, then realising that everything inserted was showing the duplicate error after that point, i couldnt get rid of the plug and play so i went to the extreme and reinstalled windows AGAIN
this time after having a fidl i discovered that if i tried to install my soundcard it no longer said it didnt exist and it worked yet i had no sound coming out of my speakers because they were plugged into intergrated (was saying before hand) however this is a basic one of the dell site and not the one that came with my package, and i found the disc and tried to install it, and halfway through ( it didnt say any errors) i got a blue screen of death displaying that it had something to do with "NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" or something like that so after rebooting it there was all these muff ups and errors and i no longer had working volume controls, so i reinstalled windows again (lol) this time i tried to install the basic and it didnt work so i am now well and truley lost, feel free to ask me questions, i just zoomed through this

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A:"No Audio Device""No audio hardware is availiable"

For the onboard, visit the dell website and get the latest driver from them.
If you want to get the card working instead then google and get everest home edition and use that to identify it.

Which ever you use, the other needs to be disabled in bios (for on board) or removed(for card).

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