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Devices>Recording: "No Audio Devices Found"

Q: Devices>Recording: "No Audio Devices Found"

Hey guys,

I just went out and bought a mic from bestbuy and I plugged it in, I had a small bit of trouble getting the headphones to work, but eventually got them working.

Now I am having trouble with the microphone part of the headset. It is plugged in properly to the back of the computer in the correct jack, but for some reason under "Recording" it is giving me the message of "No Audio Devices Are Installed."

I have no clue what to do and was wondering if anyone out there could be of assistance to me?

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time!



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A: Devices>Recording: "No Audio Devices Found"

I just plugged in my old headset which IS a USB headset and it recognizes it but I am unable to speak, I dont know if its because the mic doesnt work anymore or if its another problem.

My new mic is NOT a USB headset, it has two different plugs, 1 for the headphones and 1 for the microphone jack in my computer. So is it because of that feature that my computer is unable to recognize the new microphone?

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Win 7 32Bit Home Premium (Vista Upgrade)


My apologies if this had already been addressed in a different thread, but I could not find an answer to my issue anywhere.

I want to be able to record "What u hear". Every thread I have read states the same thing. Control panel> sound> Recording tab> right click> Show disabled devices.

This does not display my sound card, so I am unable to enable it as my default recording device. It doesn't change anything, all I see is my laptop microphone.

I have resorted to plugging a 3.5mm (1/4") double adapter and a male to male cable between audio out to mic in, to enable recording whilst being able to listen to what I'm doing.

Please help!

A:Recording issue - "Show Disabled Devices" does not work

Not ALL sound systems have the System Mixer function. Check Sony for newer sound drivers for you PC and they may or may not work or help.

There are some software programs around that will allow you to record streaming audio. Sorry, but I don't recall what they are. A google search may turn up something.

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Since the win10 forums doesn't have a sound/audio sub-forum, I guess this is the spot.

So I've got the old volume mixer back, but it does not have the drop-down for inputs? With 4 various inputs now being forced drill down to the speaker cpl every time you want to set volume/mute/unmute an input, well that's a truly ridiculous regression in usability, I don''t suppose there is a reg hack to get the drop back??

I really don't get how things like this pass committee, "all in favor of putting the most useless volume mixer since dos in our flagship product?? Ok, the eyes have it, now get back to work we've got a lot removing., diminishing and disabling to do before this "upgrade" is ready!!"

A:Getting the "recording devices" drop-down back?

Windows 10

Windows 7

Windows XP

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Hey guys. I'm sorry if this has been posted before but I searched and didn't find any sort of problem like the one I'm having anywhere on the web. So here goes..

My laptop will not find any networks in the house. My tablet, my phone, other peoples laptops find the network and are able to connect to the home wifi just fine. I've tried almost everything but my laptop will not pick up the wifi signal at all. I am not too far away from the router as it is in the next room. My laptop finds and connects to other wifi networks when they are around without any issue. I've connected an Ethernet cable from the router AND the modem directly to the laptop and it connects to the internet perfectly. My sister has the exact same router as I do in her home and it picks up the wifi signal fine. So I don't think it has to do with the router. I've honestly looked everywhere guys and haven't came across an issue like this.. please help.

Little about my laptop:
It's a Toshiba Satellite L875D-S7332
Runs windows 8

Here's the Xirrus wifi inspector photo (currently connected by Ethernet cable)

Command Prompt ipconfig /all copy and paste

C:\Users\Stay Out>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Alberto
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

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A:"No networks found." Other devices find home network just fine.

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Greetings; my first post.
Had Vista Ultimate; scraped it and loaded Win7 Prof. Awesome OS so far. Installed peripherals, no problem. Printer installed fine, works fine. Wanted to share it on home network. Attempted to load Canon MP970 onto network and rec'd install error with missing driver. Windows found driver at Intel (IPMI & PCI Serial Port), it downloaded but failed to install. I still see the warning icon by Other Devices and cannot identify the devices. I've attached screen shots of the sequence and Intel driver download name. The attachment is in 7-Zip format. What are these devices. How can I update the drivers for these unknown devices? Everything else works fine.

Thank you.

A:New Win7 Install; Device Manager "Other Devices" drivers not found problem

The fact that W7 had no drivers for the unknown devices during installation is going to be problematic, most likely it means there are no compatible drivers available.

See if this helps



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Hi, I've recently updated my BIOS (from 1.19 to 1.2) and immediately started to have troubles with RST. I have 9550 version with 1TB + 32GB cache, which was shown as "disabled". So I tried to reset BIOS settings to get laptop's performance back, but ended up with SupportAssist screen with the "No bootable devices found." warning.
I can access BIOS, but It won't boot into the W10 that I've installed.
Is there a way how to fix this from BIOS/RST settings? I'm quite lost and also afraid that I might delete my data, any help would be very appreciated!

Thank you. 

A:Dell 9550 "No bootable devices found."

I like to suggest you check if the hard drive is detected in BIOS. Please follow steps below:
1. Turn off computer
2. Power off computer, quickly tap the F2 key continuously. You should be in the BIOS
In the BIOS, the hard drive should be listed under the main screen , look for Fixed HDD.  If the hard drive isn't listed in BIOS, reset BIOS defaults. Press F9 to load defaults and F10 to Save and Exit. Please reseat the hard drive, hopefully the computer boot normally.

XPS 15 9550 Service Manual

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to be fair, i am also posting this problem on other sites. if i find a solution, i promise to share it at all sites.

i have purchased a magicjack, which is a device about twice the size of a flashdrive. it allows the owner to make phone calls and receive them, by utilizing the broadband connection, through the USB port.
it's very simple to activate. first plug the telephone line with the phone at the other end, then plug the magicjack into the USB port.
as you know, when using the usb port, a pop-up asks what you want to do. i choose "take no action>ok".
a registration GUI is supposed to pop-up after it loads. mine didn't without disabling my AV. i've heard that the firewall can also hamper this.
when the registration is complete, the new interface shows your new number, and says "ready to call".
for all intents and purposes, i will call the phone that's plugged into the magicjack the "magicjack phone".
i tried to call the magicjack phone from my cell phone, the cell phone number shows up on the magicjack interface. there is a recorded message that plays on the cell phone that says "the call you are attempting to place is not allowed from this line". i don't know if my cell phone company is allowing the call or not.
when i try to call the cell phone from the magicjack phone, i get a pop-up window stating the following:

no audio devices found
no output/input devices are found
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A:Magicjack says "no output/input devices are found"

Didn't the device come with a driver disc? If not, go to the manufacturer's website for the latest driver available, download it and install it.

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I am trying to re install my Windows 7, to do that I am using an 64bit, OEM Home Premium version from Microsoft website. After all files are loaded and I am starting installation I am getting this message: "No new devices could be found. Make sure the driver files are correct and located on the driver installation media."

My first thoughts was that installer is missing SATA drivers to my Motherboard so I downloaded them and tried to add from my memory stick during installation but it didn't help, I also tried to switch to IDE mode but it didn't work also. Latter I created bootable pendrive with Windows installation but got same error.

Don't know how to deal with that problem, please help.
Computer that I am working on is Asus G73SW-a1 laptop, please let me know if I need to post any additional information's.


A:Windows 7 OEM installation problem- "no new devices could be found..."

The SATA drivers are all in the WIn7 installer as long as you downloaded it intact and wrote to stick or burned to DVD correctly as given in Steps 1/2 from Clean Reinstall - OEM Windows 7. Read over all the other steps too to make sure you are prepared to get a perfect reinstall.

First enter BIOS setup to see if there is an EFI boot disk in BIOS Boot order. If so remove it and wipe the HD with Diskpart Clean Command first to change to MBR disk.

If not check for newer BIOS update, if none reset BIOS to defaults: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS.\

Unplug all other HD's then wipe the HD as given above.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 630 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 5887 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9100, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 942581 MB, Free - 889190 MB; D: Total - 11184 MB, Free - 1587 MB;
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2013, Updated and Enabled
When trying to open the solitary game, I get the "critical error" message "No suitable graphics devices found"
Please, what is my problem?
Thank You ... info about my computer is above, as you suggested.

A:Solved: "no suitable graphics devices found"

do you get this error message when trying to run any other game? if so then it could be an issue with your graphics card or its drivers, if it only happens with this game then ther maybe another issue...

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My two year old Dell Inspiron 1420 with Vista has generally worked fine but recently I have unable to access my Windows Media player. I get sound but no video. Also on my windows games, the error I get is "no suitable graphics devices found". One help forum talks about reinstalling nvidia but I can't find this program on my computer. Help, please! Please note that while I am comfortable with PC's, I am not into a lot of the tech lingo.


A:"no suitable graphics devices found"

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I was connected to the internet through my WiFi connection but suddenly the PC restarted after which Windows wasn't showing any wireless networks (see image 3). When I went inside PC settings, it displayed a message (see image 1) that there no wireless devices on this PC. Even in the taskbar instead of the WiFi icon, the LAN icon is displayed. And under PC Settings/Connection, only Ethernet and VPN options are displayed (no wireless connections).

I do not know what went wrong. Is there some external switch to turn on the network adapter? Can anyone provide me a solution?

OS: Win 8.1
PC: HP Pavilion 15

[EDIT] In image 1, now Bluetooth device is shown after auto install of an HP update, but no WiFi networks.

A:Error "Wireless devices not found on this PC"

Is this a Laptop?

If it is, one of the function keys should turn WiFi on/off, on mine it is Fn+F2 (has a sort of WiFi symbol on it)

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is the message I got when trying to boot up today. I had been away for a week and suspect that the teens were "messing" on my pc. I pressed Ctrl, Alt, Del and am at Compaq Computer Corporation Setup Utility - Main, Storage, Security, Advanced etc but don't know where to go from here. Can anybody help please? Much appreciated. My system is XP.

A:"Operating System not found on any devices"

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I have been using flash media live encoder with manycam. It'd been working perfectly except for playing mp4's. I downloaded a k-lite codec package and had a problem and deleted. When deleting I think I may have accidently deleted an HKEY that FMLE needed. At least I thought that is what caused the problem.

The problem I have having is manycam under audio sources used to have "soundmax" listed. Now the area lists no audio sources. FMLE when opened from what I read needs to access an HKEY of which I don't see on my registry list. FMLE when opened gives a "profile validation error" and "no audio devices detected" error.

I have uninstalled both programs many times but didn;t make a difference.

I uninstalled soundmax and reinstalled. I used device manager too and disabled soundmax and then rebooted.

I read that an option might be to download the motherboard chipset drivers and then reinstall the soundmax.

The computer is an older one I am using for these programs but it has been perfect. It's Dell GX280
Motherboard chipset Intel Grantsdale-G i915G
Multimedia Audio Adapter Intel 82801FBICH6 - AC'97 Audio Controller [B-1]

Can you tell me where and how to get the grantsdale audio drivers?

Sound is working through speakers, and headset. Just can't broadcast the sound out or like mentioned programs are not detecting the audio sources. I have checked device manager and nothing is yellowed out. it shows there is a stereo ... Read more

A:Solved: Have sound but Program says "no audio devices detected"

Welcome to TSG, Studio.
The drivers for your computer can be found here at Dells website.

It might be easier to restore(not to be confused with a recovery or reload) the computer to a date before you installed the Klite Codecs. Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore, then follow the prompts. Afterwards you may need to reinstall any software you have added since the date you chose, but at least your original registry would be intact.

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I recently noticed I have duplicate icons :

Does anyone know how I can get rid of one please ? Both are clickable and provide the same function as usual.


A:Solved: Duplicate "sounds and audio devices" icon in control panel ?

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I had this same issue with Win 8.1 Pro N about year ago as well and I somehow fixed it, but I can't recall what I did at all besides that it was big headache to figure out. Now yesterday since I got a SSD I installed Windows again and that problem is back.

What I checked first:
Nothing to see here...

Then I tried troubleshooter:

"Hardware changes might not have been detected"
That's not very useful

Let's check out Device Manager:

Shouldn't it be in sound devices category with some other entries? I have that category missing altogether.


"This device cannot start (Code 10)"
I tried uninstalling drivers and restarting many times already

Let's let Windows search for new drivers:

Outside of that I've tried to install two different versions of Realtek driver packages. Multiple times. One from Asus site that's latest for this particular laptop but officially has support only up to Win7. (I had that driver before so it works with 8.1) and other is from Realtek site that officially supports Win8.1 as well. No success.

I even restored BIOS factory settings even though there aren't any sound related settings there.

Windows Audio service is running. Checked that.

I re-installed Windows 3 times. One of them was just old Win 8 Pro with no updates included, second was latest Win 10 preview, and finally I installed Win 8.1 Pro N back. None of them had working audio.

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A:Windows 8.1 Pro N "No audio devices are installed" Realtek

Also I just discovered that when I installed either versions of Realtek drivers they removed all the files they copied to program files/realtek/driver folder just before finishing the installation. So they didn't even install properly.

Probably due not finding actual audio hardware it can use? Then it's entirely Windows problem.

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So one day the sound i thought wasnt working (later i relalised i had the earphones plugged in ) so i went to the control pannel and clicked sound, and i decided to disable the "playback device" in the hope that maybe if i disable it and then enable it again itll work but i disabled it and now it says "No audio devices are installed" and i have absolutely noooooooooo sound, the speakers are ok since once in a while i get a loud beep when i get messages from windows so um any help?

A:HALP ! No sound "No audio devices are installed"

Have you tried updating you sound card driver? Or, you can uninstall and reinstall it to see if it helps.

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I was recently forced to reformat and reinstall Windows XP, and, although I've done it many times, when I installed my EMU 0404 USB 2.0 (external audio hub/sound card) this time, I've run into a problem I've been unable to solve. I installed the software exactly how the instructions prescribe: plug in the USB connection, install from the disc, restart.

However, the Audio tab of the "Sounds and Audio Devices" tool in the Control Panel does not list the EMU 0404 as an audio device (and neither does any program I use), and so I can't get any sound. When I go to the Hardware tab, the EMU 0404 USB is indeed listed as an audio device, but it is not selectable when I go to the Audio tab. The device is also listed in the Device Manager under "Sound, video, and game controllers" and it is enabled with no reports of malfunction.

When I go into the Properties tab of the device, I can expand any of the options (Audio Devices, MIDI Devices and Instruments, Mixer Devices, Line Input Devices) and see the EMU USB Audio/MIDI 1.0 Device listed. The weird thing is that when I check the properties in this part, it tells me "Status: Driver is enabled but has not been started." I do have the "Use audio features on this device" radio button checked in each category. However, since the EMU 0404 does not show up as an option under the Audio tab in the Sounds properties, there's no way for my programs or OS to use it.

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Ok, this is going to be a long post, but I'm having a common problem with uncommon issues.

Two days ago, my desktop audio worked fine through USB headphones, onboard, HDMI, whatever. I move my computer back to my apartment and suddenly, I have no audio or audio devices. I'm not new to the dance of fixing problems on the computer, but this seems to be extremely troubling.

Basically, Windows reports that I have no available playback or recording devices (even with the "show disabled devices" option enabled); it only says "No audio devices are installed" along with the more general "No Audio Output Device is installed". However, Device Manager reports them being operational just fine. I have done the whole dance with uninstall, reboot, disable, reenable, scan for hardware changes, and still, I have nothing. I have double checked the services for audio/power, and everything seems to be working dandy. SFC reports no integrity violations. Dxdiag reports that there are no sound cards present even though clearly, the device manager seems to report them fine.

I had the correct driver for onboard installed, but when I uninstalled the driver for testing purposes, it went away. I don't think that should be the primary concern here.

Here's some screenshots:

If anyone can provide some suggestions, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you all.

A:Audio devices suddenly "not installed"

Have you tried a System Restore, back to a date when it all worked OK? If not give that a shot.

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"No Audio Devices" in XP -- Load everything on STARTUP

My audio devices had suddenly disappeared, after a sound problem, apparently originating with a Ubisoft CD game. The control panel showed "No audio devices" and only greyed-out features at SETTINGS/CONTROL PANEL/SOUNDS AND AUDIO DEVICES. Under device manager, the components were all supposedly working and no conflicts. I searched this problem all over the net and tried most suggestions--except major reinstalls. I tried the fixes for known conflicts with the software and XP.

I STRONGLY URGE that you work through the STARTUP. Run msconfig and make sure to have everything loaded on startup. In my case, something had apparently turned off one or more of the audio programs or devices. After turning everything on in the Startup menu, my devices and software all loaded and the SETTINGS/CONTROL PANEL/SOUNDS AND AUDIO DEVICES options were available again.

I did this after manually deleting all the registry entries, programs, and files associated with the Ubisoft game; maybe that was necessary, maybe not.

Good luck!!


A:"No Audio Devices" in XP -- Load everything on STARTUP

u could 've posted the startup file list.. with the name of ur soundcard
we could 've helped recognize which was the needed file...
turning on everything in the startup list makes the booting of PC to desktop a bit slower, and turning on everything on the list is the safest thing (In most cases)

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Hello, fellow... meh, I don't know.

OS: Windows 8.1 Pro
Processor: AMD FX-1400 Quad Core
RAM: 8.00 GB
Storage: 1.73 TB of 1.81 TB available
System Type: 64-bit Operating System, x64 based processor
I don't know if any of you read my last post on audio errors, but I decided to do some revising so maybe people would actually read, as my last post was quite a mess.
A while ago, my PC was having some lag issues that made the computer practically unusable. I found out in msconfig that I had almost all services running. I disabled many of the services, and I made sure not disable the necessary ones (i.e, Windows Audio.) I restarted my computer and there was a red circle with a white "X" over the audio icon. I clicked on the icon. A window named "Playing Audio" opened. On the window was a bar similar to the one shown while loading/downloading something. Above the bar said "Detecting Problems" and then "Scanning for hardware changes...". This went on for about 10 seconds. After this, the window changed. At the top in blue was "Troubleshooting has completed". Under that was "The troubleshooter made some changes to your system. Try attempting the task you were trying to do before." In the center of the window was "Problems found-Hardware changes might not have been detected".
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A:Windows 8.1 "No audio devices are installed"

The Device Manager listing for sound devices, you list, show AMD High Definition Audio Device which would be the HDMI audio. The High Definition Audio Device indicates you only have the Windows installed basic function sound driver and not the correct driver.

Download the correct RealTek High Definition Audio driver from the MSI site and install that.
MSI Global ? Motherboard - 970A-G46 64

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Is there a way to add custom alerts (startup and log off) to the "sound and audio devices" thing-a-mcbobby (is that too tech?)? And if so, is there any place to download custom sound bites (bytes?) from?

Thanx in advance,

A:"sound and audio devices" customizing

In Contrl Panel select Sounds and Audio Devices. You can change the audio promts for anything there. AOL used to have a section for waves. I got alot of Lost In Space clips there.

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Windows seems to believe any audio device I plug in isn't actually plugged in. No matter which jack I plug anything into, it doesn't detect either my mic, my monitor speakers, or my headphones. I updated to the Vista version of the realtek drivers, and it doesn't detect anything either. I don't think all of the jacks would have broken at once, so I'm very hopeful that's not the problem.

Edit: After I rebooted, my monitor speakers were detected. I was also able to plug in my headphones and mic as normal. The problem is gone, but I figure the next time I move my computer the same thing will happen again.

Does anyone have any idea why this might be happening.

A:Audio devices "not plugged in" when they are

Same happens to me. Windows 7 doesn't recognise if device is plugged in or not.
I have ALC880 on Foxconn 6100M2MA mobo. It's strange. If I check 'Disable front panel jack detection' front panel mic appears. Both mic and headphones are plugged in at rear panel. It works like a charm in Linux, but not in here. Maybe not completely like a charm, because only headphones and mic works.
Everything was fine until it failed to work in Windows XP. Only headphones was working. So I decided to install Windows 7. I have R2.22 Vista drivers.
So ? What is that ? Card is broken ?

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Yesterday my PC crashed and now I can only use it in Safe Mode. I have tried the self repair thing which has done nothing. The first time it happened, it allowed me to start from a system restore point, but then it crashed again and now doing a system restore doesn't even let me start up windows normally.

I looked in the "device manager" driver section and it has an exclamation mark next to the "Consumer IR Devices" in the "System Devices" section and It says: "This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)"

I click on "check for solutions" it doesn't do anything, and I have tried uninstalling and restarting the computer, and also the "update driver" option but it says windows has determined it is up to date.

Does anyone have any solutions, this is soooooo frustrating!!!

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

A:Please help! can only start in safe mode: "Consumer IR Devices" not working "code31"

Lets try to diagnose, go in with safe mode and set up clean boot. Does that worK
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
If yes follow instructions to find the problem
If no
Go in via safe mode find out the necessary information about the driver then go to the website to download to desktop. Then install.
Follow this tut to up date the driver
Device Manager - Install Driver
If it cannot be updated in this way, follow to step 7 and go to website and explained above.

If you unistall the driver, you can use automatic update.

I am not sure if that is your problem, however.
You may want to go in via, safe mode and set up a new account.
Download Security Essentials
and Malwarebytes and check for virus and malware. Do the full scan and update first.
If the new account does indeed work for you.

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Ive managed to change all the icons on my system to custom ones apart from devices and printers and recorded tv on the right of the start menu.(the ones that appear over your user picture when you hover over them) Ive searched everywhere for their location in the registry but cant find them anywhere.(spent 3 hrs today searching the reg for them)
Please does anyone know the keys for these 2 items.Ill be suprised if no-one on here has a list of them all somewhere


A:change start menu icons "devices and printers" and "recorded tv"

Hello Danny,

The default icon for Devices and Printers is located at the registry locations below. This will also change the icon in all other locatations as well. For example in the Control Panel.


I have not found the Recorded TV one yet though.

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Yesterday my PC crashed and now I can only use it in Safe Mode. I have been through the Windows self repair program which has done nothing. The first time it happened, it allowed me to start from a system restore point, but then it crashed again and now doing a system restore doesn't even let me start up windows normally.

I looked in the "device manager" driver section and it has an exclamation mark next to the "Consumer IR Devices" in the "System Devices" section and It says: "This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)"
Further details:
"Driver Provider: Microsoft"
"Driver Version: 6.0.6001.18000"

I click on "check for solutions" it doesn't do anything, and I have tried uninstalling and restarting the computer, and also the "update driver" option but it says windows has determined it is up to date.

Does anyone have any solutions for this? I have been googling for a solution for hours and haven't came across any solutions, apart from that it could potentially be to do with video card/drivers or RAM.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

A:Can only start PC in safe mode: "Consumer IR Devices" not working "code31"

BTW here is my basic system details:

Philips Freevents, (desktop PC)

Windows Vista, Home Premium, Service pack 2
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 2.40 GHz
32 Bit

NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT


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Not a major issue, of course, purely cosmetic, but still a minor annoyance none-the-less:

I have a number of card reader drives that I never use (haven't even removed that plastic cover tape from them to help keep the dust out) that show when viewing the "Computer" window that displays drives. Is there any way to hide specific unused drivers from this view? Not remove drive entirely, of course, I may need to use one in the future, but just to hide them so they aren't visible, until I may chose to make them visible again?

Thanks as always,


A:Hiding unused "removable storage" devices from "Computer" folder

Hello Russell,

You could check Hide empty drives in the Computer folder in Folder Options to have them stay hidden until you insert a card. When a card is inserted, the drive will display in Computer.

Drives - Hide or Show Empty Drives in Computer Folder

Hope this helps,

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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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There are 2 devices in the "Device Manager" that do not have drivers installed.

I just did a clean install of Window 7 SP1 32-bit to a Dell Latitude E6500. I have uploaded all the Windows updates and all seems to be performing well. However, there are two devices in the "device manager" that do not have drivers installed, and I can't determine what the devices are nor how/where to find the drivers for them online or elsewhere. The driverless devices are "Base System Device" and "Broadcom USH". When I look at the properties page of both devices, it says that the Base System Devices location is "PCI bus 3, device 1, function 3", and the Boradcom USH's location as "0000.001a.0002.".

The laptop did NOT come with a drivers installation disk.

QUESTION: How can I identify what these devices actually are and, more importantly, how can I obtain the driver for them?

A:Can't ID driverless devices "Base System Device" and "Broadcom USH"

Well, as for the second part of your question......... have you tried using windows own driver update utility? Right click on the yellow exclamation point in Device Manager, choose update.

I'm thinking your "boradcom ush" is this, drivers for it are here too, :Broadcom USH - USB\VID_0A5C&PID_5800 - awdit - The driver, software, & hardware database

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I just purchased a Seagate external drive as a backup for my computer.

Without me doing anything the "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" icon in the lower part of my computer screen now says "Open Devices and Printers" which is where it takes you when you click on it.

I hesitate to plug my external drive in if I can't safely remove it.

Does anyone know how to get the "Safely Remove Hardware" option back?

Thanks so much for any help you can give me.

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I just purchased a Seagate external drive as a backup for my computer.

Without me doing anything the "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" icon in the lower part of my computer screen now says "Open Devices and Printers" which is where it takes you when you click on it.

I hesitate to plug my external drive in if I can't safely remove it.

Does anyone know how to get the "Safely Remove Hardware" option back?

Thanks so much for any help you can give me.

A:"Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" is "Open Devices And Printer

Earlier, something in Windows change did you? -- YodaMan

Matters not, download, install tweaking.com's Windows Repair (All in One). Best to run it in Safe Mode with Networking. Accept defaults and check items #26 & 27. Restart maybe twice, to smooth out Windows 10 OPs. Also ensure icon rebuilding and/or system files association is checkmarked.

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An automatic update occured, and a blank box popped up continuously(Titled: C:/swsetup/sp59654/IDTSetup.exe)
I was using my USB headset during that update, then all of a sudden they stop working and only my speakers were working, and no devices were being shown under playback devices nor under recording devices.
I have show disabled/disconnected devices checked.

A:Speakers Work, but it shows "No audio devices are installe

it sounds like a buggy sound driver download from HP , not the first time this has happened.

Try going back to a previous restore point.

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The pastor at a church I work at wants me to record his sermons each Sunday (not video it, just the audio). After recording the sermon I will need to place the audio file in their web page so people can click on a button and the sermon will begin playing. I have limited funds to spend on such a device, about $150.00.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Audio recording devices?

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So i got a new headset and i found out that the sound works but not the mic.
It works on other computers but not on my because it doesnt show up grey, it doesnt show up at all even thought i did check the show dissabled or disconnected devices. I tried to instal a new upgrade for my sound but the windows 7 said that i have the new upgrade.

If someone could help me it would be awsome

Sound card : High Definition Audio Device

A:Recording: no Audio devices are installed.

Are you using the Dell supplied sound drivers? I do a lot of support on the Dell users forum and we have found that not using the Dell sound drivers can cause problems in some systems.

Dell does not support Win 7 (no Win 7 drivers) for the XPS420 however they do support Vista and the Vista drivers should work without problems. The Vista SigmaTel driver is HERE If you have anything other than the Dell SigmaTel driver, suggest you uninstall whatever you have and install the Dell SigmaTel driver.

FYI the Dell users forum can be accessed http://en.community.dell.com/ You may want to check out the support forums.

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It's my first post here so please bear with me. I'm not a super techie person so pardon my terms.

I got a Toshiba Dynabook AX/940LS laptop with Windows XP before and installed Windows 7 on it. Everything has been working so far except for the microphone. I can't seem to perform any recordings, or use Skype and other Video Calling plug-ins because I kept getting an error that "No audio devices are installed". The speakers are working fine though. Again, I just recently purchased it and installed a different OS immediately, I did not know if the microphone was working fine before. But I was thinking, if it has a microphone port then I guess it has a built-in mic, right? Well, I performed some TS and here are some of them:

I checked the devices for Sound and here is what I get:

I checked "Show disabled devices" and "Show disconnected devices" but nothing still shows.

I went to Device Manager > Sounds, Video and Game Controllers and got "High Definition Audio Device"..not very helpful with that one..

anyway, I "Updated the Driver Software" and got:

So, I "Disabled" and "Re-enabled" the High Definition Audio Device Sound Card, "Uninstalled" and "Re-installed" it, yet it's still the same.

Next, I went to Control Panel, typed "Troubleshooting" in the Search bar. Went to "Troubleshoot Audio Recording" and got:

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A:No Audio Devices Are Installed in Recording Tab

The "HD Audio Device" is a generic Windows installed sound driver. You need the Win 7 (or Vista) driver supplied by Toshiba. In many cases the vendor (Toshiba) supplied driver is needed for the sound to work correctly.

You may also need to install the motherboard chipset drivers first as the chipset drivers define (identify) all the devices on the motherboard.

Here is the drivers from Toshiba Toshiba Drivers Download - Toshiba

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I have a big problem. I usually use the microphone that is bulit into my computer but i wnated to use my headset for better quality. It didn't work so I tried some things to make it work. I went into control panel and under sound to see if I could change anything in recording. Recording showed that I have one microphone installed "realtek". After I figured out i can't change the realtek microphone into my headset microphone I closed the tab and could literally see how the "realtek" microphone disapeard out of the recording box. Does anyone know how to get it back?? I really need my microphone!!! My playback is still working.

Thanks a lot and please excuse my poor English, I'm from Germany.

A:No audio devices are installed in recording

alright i got it back!!! I'm pretty proud right now!!!

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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...

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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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Can only start PC in safe mode W/Without networking: "Consumer IR Devices" with "code31"
It's happened that I am at my friend house and her PC is not working. It can only use in Safe mode with/without networking. I did try the "System Restore" but there is no restore point on that PC.

It's been a while that there is no software or hardware change except the installation of McAfee which I just removed it with the removal kit.

Details of the crash:
Problem: BlueScreen
OS version: 6.0.6000.
Locale ID: 1033
BCCode: 50
BCP1: A5C20464
BCP2: 00000000
BCP3: 81C81928
BCP4: 00000002
OS version: 6_0_6000
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

I looked in the "device manager" in the "driver section" and it has an exclamation mark next to the "Consumer IR Devices" in the "System Devices" section and the "eHome Infrared Receiver (USBCIR) in the "universal Serial Bus Controller" and it says: "This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)" for both.

Further details:
Driver Provider: Microsoft
Driver Date:6/11/2006
"Driver Version: 6.0.6000.16386

I click on "check for solutions" it doesn't do anything. I also tried to uninstall and disable the 2 drivers to no avail as it's coming back after the restart of the PC. The "update driver" option was also used but it says "Windows ... Read more

A:Solved: BSOD - Safe mode only - "Consumer IR Devices - code 31"

Disconnect/remove the device and then try booting.

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Hoping someone can help me out here.  I need device drivers for the following devices listed under "Other Devices" in device manager.
I have a DELL Laptop, Inspiron 3137, Windows 7 64-bit, SMBIOS 2.7
Ethernet Controller:
Network Controller
SM Bus Controller
Uninversal Serial Bus (USB) Controller

A:drivers needed for "Other devices" for DELL Laptop - inspiron 3137

Hello!  Your laptop wasn't developed with Windows 7 drivers it looks like so It may be hard to find them.  You could try installing Windows 8 drivers found here, or go to Intel's website and Realtek's website and see if they have anything.  

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I have had many issues with this comupter, but my Dell Inspirton 1545 had started to read "no bootable devices" and wouldn't start at all. Now, after buying and installing a brand new harddrive, it reads it again, but only SOMETIMES!

When it gives me options of rebooting or running a diagnostics test, if I switch some stuff around or restart it, or even just leave it alone for a little while, I can start it and it works fine. Except after a short while of using it, it will malfunction and go to "no bootable devices" page again. Tech support says that the hard drive may not be connected properly, but I don't know what to do!

A:Dell Inspiron says "no bootable devices" with brand new hard drive

Probably a silly question, but is anything on the hard drive, like an O.S.? Has the "new" hard drive already been formatted? I'm only asking for sometimes some of my clients will go behind my back and install things like hard drives on their own and try to load an O.S. on them, failing to go through the formatting process, and they in the end either through frustration or embarrassment wind up calling me to drive to their house and fix their problem, like installing the O.S. properly.

Also checking your connections might not hurt, just make sure everything is fitting nice and snug and connected the right way.

(This was just me kind of thinking out loud for you.)

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I recently upgraded my Latitude e6530 from win7 to win10, after a month or so I started experiencing getting a endless loop of "system recovery" startups that I struggled with- after that went unsolved for 3 days and left me laptopless, it managed to boot up properly once, then after I thought i'd try to defragment my drivers and pray I closed it for the night only to reopen it the next day to a black screen that says "No Bootable devices" then options like f1 to retry, f2 for setup utility, and f5 to open the preboot system assessment. none of these options have lead to any answers.
so now i'm using a friends laptop to ask for help- I tried looking for results by searching for win10 issues for days so I thought id try looking into the actual laptop for things like how to factory reset if it comes to that or for different "f1-f12" startup options that I don't know about. I don't know, i'm clueless at this point.

I'm sure it has to do with the windows system- like somehow my computer doesn't have any operating system on it? I don't know, If possible I'd like to resolve this without losing my files and stuff but i'm willing to lose them all if needed
any help is appreciated.

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Hi All,

I am new to this community and this is the first time i am posting.

My computer doesn't show volume control in system tray and Audio is completely gone. When I tried to get that from accessories it gives me a message that there are no active mixer devices available and tells me to go to control panel and add hardware.

Let me tell you what I have done so far. I ran msconfig and found "Windows Audio" and it was okay since there was check mark besides it. Alternately I ran %SystemRoot%\system32\services.msc which takes me to the same place and everything seems okay.

Then in control panel - sounds and audio devices - volume tab completely grayed out, on audio and voice tab it says the default device is modem#0 line play back ( I don't know why..!) and same thing for sound recording.

I have been working on this for 2 days but can't figure out. Any kind of help will be greatly appreciated.

And also, none of my USB seems working and doesn't detect any connections like my external hard drive.

Hoping to hear some solution...!!


A:"There are no active mixer devices available" and USB doesn't detect ext. hard drive

Sometimes, it takes a reformat and reinstall to get things working. Others here will have solutions that will sometimes work temporarily. But the complete reformat and reinstall is the most reliable, we have found.
Do you use a USB printer - scan - fax - copier? We find that there is some sort of relationship with this problem you describe, and certain Epson, HP, and Lexmark multifunction printers and USB failures. In those cases, a total uninstall and removal from the registry, then reinstall from downloads seems to be a good fix. In others, the multi-function printer never works right again.

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I have an old Dell Latitude C610 Laptop, Pentium III, that I got from a friend who's son got some wicked virus on it and the computer was pretty much useless. It would boot and load windows but once it finished loading, it would freeze, wouldn't let me run a virus scan, nothing.

To make a long story short, I used a utility on my 'Ultimate Boot CD" to wipe the drive clean. Oh, my friend didn't have the restore disk either. Now I get this message "No boot sector on hard disk - No bootable devices - strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility" I have a Windows XP disk that I tried using to reinstall the OS but kept getting the same message. I set the bios so the CD Rom would boot first, did no good. My UBCD boots just fine so, it is not a bad HD. The laptop doesn't have a floppy drive either so, I can't make boot floppies.


A:"No bootable devices strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility"


did you buy any chance remove the drive from the laptop at all... ?

the c610 has a little blade adaptor that changes the standard IDE pins into a flat set of pins, they sometimes dont sit right or the drive isnt snugly in the drive bay....

take it out and reinsert it,,on boot up go into the BIOS (F2 at boot) and check the drive shows, if it doesnt then the drive has died and needs to be replaced.



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My MOBO is ASUS P4P800 Deluxe.
I just recently flashed my BIOS to the latest BETA version from the German ASUS FTP site in order to correct my compatibility issues detecting my 300GB Maxtor SATA drive.

All was perfect until I tried to connect my mobile phone via USB and something went wrong and it wouldn't detect properly. The phone does, however, show up under USB devices as MOTOROLA USB MODEM, like it did in the past.

So I don't know what's the problem... and don't know how related this issue is, but then I saw that under 'System Devices' there is 'Plug-N-Play BIOS Extension' listed twice.

First one is fine, second one shows an exclamation mark and under properties it says that there is some corruption in the registry or something.

I don't like exclamation marks anywhere under Device Manager. I hope someone can tell me how to fix this...

Do I look for a driver? And if so, which one and where? Is this 'device' suppose to be listed twice? Maybe I should just try 'removing' it?

A:'Plug-N-Play BIOS Extension' shows "!" under 'System Devices'...how to fix??

Click on update driver

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

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

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


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Recently I have had a problem on my PC where in the lower third of the left hand of my screen a tooltip keeps popping up. The tooltip says "Display Devices and Installed Apps." This tooltip seems to override everything because if I'm full screen in another application it will still pop up. When I play a fullscreen game it will keep me out into windowed mode and show the tooltip. It's fairly annoying and it even prevents me from clicking on my shortcuts or things on webpages. The thing is, there is nothing there to display that tooltip. I moved all icons away from the area and it still shows up.

Does anyone know why this is occurring and how to stop it from occcurring? At this moment I'm thinking I may have to install a new OS and see if that works.

A:"Display Devices and Installed Apps" tooltip keeps popping up randomly

Welcome to SF.

I suspect you have install some bad software. Please respond so we know you still have this issue. Once you respond, I will require more qualified members assist you. Sorry for the delay in responding to your request for assistance.

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So I have an iPod and external hard drive connected by USB.

My Dell only recognizes these devices maybe 50% of the time or so, unless I start with the iPod connected, which will work fine. If I start with the external hard drive connected, it isn't recognized until I reconnect it.

I had USB recognition problems, and Dell sent me a new motherboard for my Inspiron E1705, which I installed myself successfully. Now my computer recognizes my printer consistently, but the hard drive and iPod are iffy.

I disregarded this and tried to add more music to my iPod. At first, it was giving me disc writing errors. Later on, it would either freeze or only add a small portion of the songs.

So I started fiddling around with the order things were connected, and now My Computer freezes when I open it. I restarted my laptop, tried a diagnostic in iTunes (with the iPod attached at startup, which opened iTunes, then closed iTunes so I could turn on my external hard drive where my music is stored, reopened iTunes where music worked by iPod wasn't being recognized by iTunes), and it said I was having iPod connection problems.

I went to the apple site and followed their instructions by closing the iPod Service in the services menu of My Computer management. When checking My Computer to see if Windows recognized the iPod as a disc, My Computer froze yet again, causing my Start toolbar and desktop icons to disappear when trying to end the task.

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A:"My Computer" freezing, closing explorer, USB devices not recognized

iTunes opened perfectly, recognized my iPod but said it was corrupted. I'm going to restore it to factory settings and automatically update it as iTunes suggests.

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