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"No Audio Output Device is Installed" error, even when sound card appears to be installed correctly

Q: "No Audio Output Device is Installed" error, even when sound card appears to be installed correctly

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

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Preferred Solution: "No Audio Output Device is Installed" error, even when sound card appears to be installed correctly

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.)

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Hello all,

I hope you could help me with my problem.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hello, and thanks in advance for your time!

Earlier this afternoon, I noticed that the sound on my Thinkpad W510 was no longer working. I hadn't really done anything of note with my computer- just updated Adobe Reader to v9.2, that I can think of. When I checked the notification area, I saw this:



However, when I right click and click "Playback Devices", I get the following:



I immediately checked Device Manager, and found that everything appeared to be fine:



I tried uninstalled and reinstalling the Conexant and NVIDIA drivers, as well as updating BIOS. Nothing seems to help,

When try to use the mute/volume buttons on the keyboard, the speaker mute button lights up when pressed, but the microphone mute and volume +/- buttons don't appear to do anything. I've also tried plugging in headphones, and that does not make any difference. When I boot from an Ubuntu CD, however, sound works fine, so I don't think that it's a hardware issue.

Anything that you folks could do to point in the right direction would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

cheers
 

A:Sound icon reads; No Audio Output Device Installed

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

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Windows 7 32-bit won't play sound.

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

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

Mystery?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MY OS: Windows 7 Professional x64

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Normally using my laptop last night. When i opened it this morning. I have no sound and the deadly X red mark on my volume on my lower right screen is present.

It is obvious that this problem (no audio output device installed) is very common to many. Reading through hundreds of threads saying i just have to find "sound, video game controller" and re install it. The problem with mine is that i dont even have that kind of tab on my device manager? how come?

(By the way...when i open my Device manager. I can see under Other devices that i have 3 Base System Device that has a yellow exclamation marks on it) FYI

I tried looking for sound programs in my computer (through search, through dxdiag, etc.) and i cant even find a sound driver. Because of this, i go to Realtek and installed the newest high definition audio codecs for 64bit windows 7 which version is R2.71 update 2013/4/8. Feeling confident that i can now install it to my device manager...i tried doing it. To no avail, i cant install it...this is the procedure that i am doing...

1. Device manager
2. Add legacy hardware
3. Next>choose Install the hardware that i manually select from a list. Next
4. Choose Sound, video and game controllers
5. choose Realtek. Next, Next
6. THEN...after installing...it will say...."An error occurred during the installation of the device. The extended attributes are inconsistent" FINISH

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A:No audio device output installed, no sound, video game controller...

The first approach, since it worked and then the next day didn't is to use the System Restore and restore the PC back to an available restore date that is Prior to having the problem. This fixes many problems, including your problem many times.

System Restore can be accessed from Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools. System Restore will not delete any user data or e-mails.

BTW, please fill in the "My System Specs" rather than try to list them on a post (along with much of it not needed).

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Hello,

I'm hoping someone may be able to help me, and if so, will receive my eternal thanks

About 2 months ago, all of a sudden my sound stopped working on my laptop - yet the speaker icon in the bottom right of the toolbar was still showing itself as working. Occasionally, when I would re-start my computer, the sound would work. But then 'randomly' go off again after half an hour or so.

After a week or so of this, the speaker symbol then changed to one with a red cross and the message "No Audio Output Device is Installed". Again, for a few weeks, this would appear intermittently. Sometimes I would have sound. Sometimes I would not have sound but the speaker symbol would be ok. And sometimes I would have no sound and the speaker symbol would be the one with the red cross.

For the past couple of weeks now though, all I see is the speaker with the red cross and the same 'No Audio Output.." message.

I'm at a loss as to how to get my speakers back.
- I've tried a System Restore to before all the issues started, but that didn't work.
- I've tried installing the appropriate soundcard driver, which didn't work (but admittedly, I didn't really know what i was doing, so may have made a mistake here).
- I've tried the odd online cleanup program, but to no avail either.

Finally, within Device Manager, the sound card doesn't even exist anymore.

Any thoughts on what I need to do to get my sound back? Many... Read more

A:No Audio Output Device Installed error.

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Hey there, I'm getting the error on my volume;
"No audio output device is installed"
Any fix for this?
Thanks in advance.

A:No audio output device Is installed error

More info is needed. Please fill out the My System Specs.

What happened prior to this? Did you install something? Uninstall something? etc.

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Hey,
I just installed Vista x86 ultimate. (I downgraded from 7) and I notice the audio output device error. So, I installed Realtek drivers from Acer website, the error still appears.
I uninstalled those drivers and installed the 2010 Realtek drivers for Vista (R2.42) but nothing worked.
Oh by the way, I don't have the Sound, Video and Game Controller section on the Device Manager menu.
Help?

A:No audio output device is installed error..

Welcome sonicroxs,
Here's a possible solution,
NO AUDIO OUTPUT DEVICE INSTALLED....OR RED CROSS IN BOTTOM RIGHT HAND CORNER ON VOLUME CONTROL
Let us know if that does it or not.

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I used to have audio through my monitor speakers, but it suddenly stopped working in Nov. 2016.My computer is divided into two parts.I'm the adminisrator & I have my part of the computer password protected.My husband is the other authorized user & his part of the computer is NOT password protected.This computer is a Compaq Simline model s5213w & we are running Windiws 7 on it. It had Windows 7 Home Premium installed on it when we bought it a number of years ago. We had sound through the monitor speakers up until the last part of the month of Nov. 2016. Then they just suddenly quit working.I have tried everything I can think of to restore the sound, the monitor speakers are fine, but so far I have only been able to get the sound working on the part of the computer my husband uses, but I have no audio on the part of the computer I use.Could the fact that I have it password protected have something to do with me not having any sound?I don't know a whole lot about computers & my husband knows even less. Should I just get rid of the password I have currently installed? I really would like to, BUT I don't know how to do this. I would appreciate any suggestions right away as this is really interffering with me being able to hear the videos I need & want to hear. Sincerely,Fran Bethell ([email protected]

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Hello i have an alienware laptop m17xr4 and im having no audio when i play any video/song and i cant record as well, i ran diagnostics mode on my laptop and the test was to play 8 tones of volume, and i was able to hear it therefore its just a driver problem, but i have no idea how to fix it, i tried so many fixes and it didnt work, there was one that removed the "X" on my audio, but there was still no sound, please help me.
Below is a video of my error that i just made and the fixes that i tried.
https://youtu.be/dXExK1z6JP0

A:No audio output device is installed.. Error thingy :(

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I have posted this in the wrong forum i think previously.I have tried updating drivers numerous times without success. i Have two hdd installed in my laptop an Acer Aspire 7520. I tried re installing w7 pro on one hdd but the problem remains.I cannot play/edit my music library because of the problem.On booting sometimes i have sound without any problem but more times than not an x appears on the task bar sound icon.Is this a problem with the bios? I know there appears to be a bios update available but i am reluctant to download it.

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HP Pavilion dv6700-Windows 7  32-bitError " No Audio Output Device is Installed" I did upgrade from vista to 7 but that was about 3 months ago.  This is been going on about 3 weeks.  I usually keep the volume muted so I have just recently discovered the problem.  The sound worked great last month- no another issues.  I did get a coprocessor error but I fixed it- when go into the device manager- there is no sound options listed. Any help greatly appreciated!! 

A:"No Audio Output device is installed" error message- no sou...

I got same message last two days and there is red x by speaker icon.Tryed to install new drivers but without change,and i run vista on dv6000.Tempted to restore whole {Content Removed: Language Filter Evasion} system witch would be inconvinient.
Help.

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Hi there,

So when I woke up my computer from sleep this morning, for whatever reason, the sound didn't appear to be working. Nothing seemed to be amiss, but I simply wasn't getting any sound. When I clicked on the speaker icon and tried adjusting the volume, the bar would show up, but there'd be no sound.

So I tried restarting the computer, and the speaker icon now had a red cross next to it, and says "No audio output device is installed" when hovering over it. Clicking it brings up a "detecting problems" window, but it always says that no problems have been found, and/or that hardware changes may not have been detected.

When I go into device manager, there's no tab for "Sound", instead, it shows "other devices" with a question mark symbol next to it, and below it is "multimedia audio controller", which has a yellow warning triangle next to it. Trying to update the drivers does nothing, it apparently can't find any. When I click on the properties for the device, it says "The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)".
I can't seem to find what manufacturer it is or what not, since it lists everything as being "not known".

My computer is a Windows 7 64 bit, doesn't appear to be having any other issues currently aside from the sound not working at all. I've tried plugging in headphones as well (via the USB) to see if I could get sound from that, but nothing.

I haven't made any changes to my co... Read more

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I have an Aspire 5750Z laptop. My audio randomly stopped working. It was working the night before no problem. I hadn't done any updates to my laptop. My dolby disappeared.I have tried the acer recovery no luck and I even uninstalled the Realtek driver and downloaded the audio driver from Acer and reinstalled it. Now it shows the realtek and Dolby there and working and up to date but I still have no audio and I have a red X on the volume icon reading that no audio output device installed. My laptop is 3 years old and I'm running windows 7. I have a flag saying I can upgrade to windows 10 but haven't. My research has shown other people having this issue when they upgraded to windows 8 and 10 but I have not updated my OS. Can someone please help me?

A:No Audio Output Device installed error message

Try using system restore and go back before it happened.http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/ht/system-restore-windows-7.htm

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I have an Aspire 5750Z laptop. My audio randomly stopped working. It was working the night before no problem. I hadn't done any updates to my laptop. My dolby disappeared.I have tried the acer recovery no luck and I even uninstalled the Realtek driver and downloaded the audio driver from Acer and reinstalled it. Now it shows the realtek and Dolby there and working and up to date but I still have no audio and I have a red X on the volume icon reading that no audio output device installed. My laptop is 3 years old and I'm running windows 7. I have a flag saying I can upgrade to windows 10 but haven't. My research has shown other people having this issue when they upgraded to windows 8 and 10 but I have not updated my OS. Can someone please help me?

A:No Audio Output Device installed error message

Try using system restore and go back before it happened.http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/ht/system-restore-windows-7.htm

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So I'm having the same issue. I had this issue a month or so ago so I went to HP Recovery and reverted back to previous windows updates and viola! my sound was restored!

Since then I've been having a lot of Internet issues, websites not available, DNS server issues (which I do not believe I am even USING a DNS server, but I'm not sure!), etc. So, I decided to reinstall Windows 7 updates and now I have the same annoying no sound issue. I read the previous posts and have attached a screenshot of my Device Manager.

I've also installed Malware Bytes and it keeps showing something called "rock.turner.addon" but I haven't been able to remove this either. I removed this add-on for all browsers (Google Chrome, IE, Firefox), but it still won't delete from the list of fprogram files, even though I've "uninstalled" it from the control panel.

think I've got some type of software issue here, but I have no idea where to start. I keep seeing "resolving host" on sites trying to load also.

Any help is most appreciated! Thank you.
 

A:HP P7-1225 No Audio Output Device Is Installed Error

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Well, this time I did it but good! I was trying to figure out WHY my Stereo Mix was disabled and unable to be "enabled" and I did something that totally screwed up any type of sound from my HP running Windows 7! Now there is the dreaded red X on the speaker icon and the error "No Output Device is Installed" is the error when I hover over it! I have done the audio playback troubleshooting and the error is "audio device is disabled" and when I try to use a specific playback program (Express Scribe), I get the error "Unable to start playback . . . This might mean you do not have a sound card installed or the sound card is being used by another application"

PLEASE HELP! WHAT HAVE I DONE! I NEED TO HAVE SOUND FOR MY WORK!
 

A:Solved: No Audio Output Device Is Installed Error Windows 7

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Hello

Once, I could get sound on my computer, but now I cannot get sound to play on my computer.

Dxdiag does not detect a sound card.

I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the sound card drivers, but it doesn't work.
System restore isn't an option, since I've unknowingly turned it off for the past year.

Here is my SF Diagnostic files and the dxdiag file.

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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 1.0.0.4
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);
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, 2AD5
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

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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 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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I had this problem since late October. My sound just randomly stops working. I tried to reinstall the driver, did not work. I tried to install the driver from the site, did not work.

HP dv6904ca

Conexant High Definition SmartAudio 221

A:No Audio Output Device is installed

Sorry that you are having this problem. It appears to be a common problem with no real fix. I have not found a resolution for this and posted this same question the other day. No one has really been able to help.

I'm becoming a pro at troubleshooting my laptop ....
If you go to Start... type system in the search.... look for System information and click on that.
Click on Software Environment, System drivers. Once that opens up..... scroll down til you find the Conexant Driver. The driver is there, but it is stopped. It should probably say Conexant UAA Function Driver ...... and if you scroll across that line.... you'll see where it says 'Stopped" ....

The problem is getting it restarted. If I can ever figure this out and find out why it keeps stopping ... then we'll be in business.

If any of the guru's on here happen to see this..... please give a little insite.

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Up until yesterday, I had sound . I was playing a game and then the sound disappeared. A Red X appeared on the sound control. I shut down my laptop and everything started again.... then the sound stopped and the Red X appeared again. I have shut down more times than enough trying to rectify the problem to no avail.

My laptop is an HP Pavillion dv9810us running Vista as OS.
The sound card is a Conexant HD Smart Audio 211.

I have been searching to resolve this problem and some other issues that started a while back. The initial problems were the webcam and the CD/Rom drive stopped working. I got them back and they worked a few days and disappeared again. I have run MrFixit and nothing. I get the messages that the drivers are missing.
I have tried updating the drivers and redownloading... nothing seems to work

In troubleshooting, I was able to find a way to view hidden devices in Computer management. I did so.... and it shows my missing devices... webcam/ cd/rom / sound . When I click on those devices... the icons are grayed out showing they are inactive. I cannot activate them.

Before uninstalling and rebooting my laptop to see if this will reinstall the device drivers.... what am I missing and how can I get all three of these devices to be functional again? I have some online tutorials to do... but can't do them because of the 'no sound' . I am truly aggravated by this.

It appears that this is a common problem that has not been resolved by MS.
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A:No Audio Output Device is Installed

Have you tried a System Restore to a Point BEOFORE The problem happened?

See System Restore - How to For More Information

Also Did you Install/uninstall any New Programs and Drivers before Playing the Game and what is the Name of the Game so I can do some research

Many Thanks,
Josh

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Edit: Sorry I forgot to mention that I'm on a Acer computer and I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium, not sure if that helps though ._.

Okay so this all of a sudden happened when i restarted my computer to install a update, I was quite mad too when I found this because it has happened on my other computer and I never found a solution for it.
Each time I click on it to detect problems it says..
'There is a problem with the driver for Intel(R) Display Audio. Re-installing the driver might fix this problem.' I hit 'Apply Fix' but that still doesn't work it says that it failed to install.

Iv'e also went into Device Manager. Now in here iv'e tried several things like
1. Uninstalling Intel(R) Display Audio and restarting my computer, it started re-installing but then it says it failed to.

2. Iv'e disabled it and enabled it (Didn't work)

3. I tried updating the driver but it was up to date (Still didn't work)

4. I went into Action>Scan for hardware changes (Yet again didn't work)

I think that's all iv'e tried for it so far, right now im installing some extra updates and gonna see if that works (I doubt it though)

A:No Audio Output device is installed

So I just finished the extra updates and re-started my computer again that still didn't work.. I also tried installing the Tip thing, but it turns out you need to buy it

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Ok someone upluged the computer speakers power cord and now i have no sound and yes i did plug the power cord back in just so yall know.
The problem is my speaker icon in the bottom right hand screen says i have no audio output device installed .So i went to sound and in playback it has no audio devices are installed.Then i went to device manager and to sound,video,and game controllers and i have realtek high definition audio and it says the device is working properly. I updated and it and it still doesn't work and i downgraded it and it still doesn't work. i've exhausted all my resources and it has me stummped and now im in need of help.

A:no audio output device is installed

Uninstall the driver and then install again.
Boot after uninstall and then again after install
Does it show in device manager, now?

Just pulling the plug would not normally due this. Is the speaker or the cord damaged?

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Hi all.

Two days ago I have installed Windows 7. I've installed all the drivers, everything went fine except for the fact that there was no sound. Since then I have reinstalled the system, formatted disk C and re-installed it again and still there is no sound. My motherboard is ASRock G41M-VS and, as fat as I know, it has an onboard sound card.
In Device Manager under Sound, video and game controllers I have "High Definition Audio Device". No question or exclamation marks, nothing. When I go to properties it tells me that "This device is working properly". And my drivers are up to date. However, in Control Panel/Hardware and Sounds/Sound it tells me that no audio devices are installed.
I have found many solutions to this problem online, but none of them worked. I've also enabled onboard sound in BIOS (although there is no option there called "Integrated Peripherals" - and that's what most online guides told me to find. But there was something about onboard sound, so I enabled it but nothing changed) .But whatever I did there always was (and is) a little red cross on the speaker on the windows toolbar and when I choose it it says: "No Audio Output Device is installed". Windows 7's troubleshooter says that it can't identify the problem.
I'm not sure whether there is something really wrong or maybe I've missed something really simple and so I hope you'll be able to help me :)

A:No Audio Output device is installed

Go here ASRock > G41M-VS and select the version of Windows 7 you have either 64 ot 32 bit download the audio drivers and install them.

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I bought a generic computer. It had windows vista installed and it used to display a message that No audio output device is installed . I recently installed windows 7 home premium 32 bit on it but it still says the same thing. I went to properties of it and found following error message.This device cannot start. (Code 10).
System specifications are
manufacturer EMACHINES
SYSTEM MODEL T5010
TYPE X86 BASED PC
BIOS VERSION INTEL CORP. AG91510J.15A.0816.2005.0214.1818, 14/02/2005
SMBIOS VERSION 2.3
Hardware Abstraction Layer version= 6.1.7600.16385
Sound Device Name High defintion audi device
Manufacturer Microsoft
status error
PNP device id HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0880&SUBSYS_08600000&REV-0900\4&....

DRIVER C\windows32\drivers\hdaudio.sys(6.1.7600.16385, 297.00 KB (304,128...
I downloaded and installed the intel chipset driver and then the RealTek driver from manufacturer website but that didn?t solve the problem.

If I buy a sound card from a computer store, perhaps I will also get CD for driver installation with it. If I put sound card in my system and install driver, will the sound function start working. thanks for the help

A:No audio output device installed

Sound is possibly disabled in the BIOS.
enter BIOS and check under advanced chipset features

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Hi
i have a problem like many of you here which up till now i cannot solve. I have an HP Pavilion dv9925nr laptop and I uninstalled the sound driver due to some sound trouble while playing a game, but unfortunately after trying to install its driver back again vista didn't detect my sound card which I guess it's an on board card. I have tried different drivers and I even restored my laptop to it factory setting but to no avial. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

A:No Audio output device installed

How did you Uninstall Your Sound Card also what Model is your Sound card?

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Hey guys,
Ive looking all over the net on how to fix this problem but no luck yet after trying possibly everything. Basically the other after i booted up my computer i had no sound at all and on the bottom right hand corner there is a speaker with a X through it saying No Audio Output device is installed. So first i intalled new drivers (windows 7 Comaptible) and still nothing. There is nothing in device manager that needs a driver and "Under the Sound, Video and game controllers" Tab it just has "Unsupported Standard Game Port". I am using the onboard sound card on my motherboard which is a Gigabyte GA-81E. I have only recently upgraded to Windows 7 Home premium for windows XP though the sound was working perfectly intially it was only till one day i booted it up and stoped working. Any ideas?

Any assitance would be greatly appreciated.

A:No Audio Output Device is installed.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Andrew303


Hey guys,
Ive looking all over the net on how to fix this problem but no luck yet after trying possibly everything. Basically the other after i booted up my computer i had no sound at all and on the bottom right hand corner there is a speaker with a X through it saying No Audio Output device is installed. So first i intalled new drivers (windows 7 Comaptible) and still nothing. There is nothing in device manager that needs a driver and "Under the Sound, Video and game controllers" Tab it just has "Unsupported Standard Game Port". I am using the onboard sound card on my motherboard which is a Gigabyte GA-81E. I have only recently upgraded to Windows 7 Home premium for windows XP though the sound was working perfectly intially it was only till one day i booted it up and stoped working. Any ideas?

Any assitance would be greatly appreciated.


Did you check to see if the Audio Controller is enabled in the BIOS?

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I upgraded my computer to Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit and im having problems installing the Realtek sound driver that's compatable with my computer. Every time i install it it says i dont have acces to memory location. I tried every solution on the internet but nothing worked. Please help me, im desperate!

A:No Audio OUTPUT Device is installed

  
Quote: Originally Posted by eddyeshef


I upgraded my computer to Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit and im having problems installing the Realtek sound driver that's compatable with my computer. Every time i install it it says i dont have acces to memory location. I tried every solution on the internet but nothing worked. Please help me, im desperate!


While you are waiting any chance you can give us your system specs, and what driver you are attempting to install (link to it please)

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I swear this is going to kill me if I don't get it fixed. And I sure as hell ain't reinstalling the entire damn OS!

Here's what's shown with a yellow exclamation in Device Manager:
EVERYTHING under Sound, video and game controllers
-Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 (8851)
-Microsoft Streaming Clock Proxy
-Microsoft Streaming Quality Manager Proxy
-Microsoft Streaming Service Proxy
-Microsoft Streaming Tee/Sink-to-Sink Converter (x2)
-Microsoft Trusted Audio Drivers
-NVIDIA High Definition Audio (x5)
-Realtek High Definition Audio

The audio stopped working when I tried a fix to a Blue Screen problem one of the users on this site gave me! Well, I'll tell you something...I would rather get blue screens once in a while than never have sound!

Now since it appears to be this forum's fault, this forum should be able to help me fix the problem!

EDIT: Before you ask, I already tried using System Restore. Several times.

A:No audio output device installed???

Have you tried finding the drivers for your sound card, and TV tuner?

Also can you post a screen shot of your actual Device Manager?








  
Quote: Originally Posted by smurof7neves


The audio stopped working when I tried a fix to a Blue Screen problem one of the users on this site gave me!


Do you have a link to that post so we can get an idea of what's going on?

Edit. I found it - http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...wsing-web.html








  
Quote: Originally Posted by smurof7neves









  
Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6


Hi smurof; sorry for the delay. Please be patient with us. We are all volunteers here and this is a busy time of year for many of us. Your dump blames memory corruption and does not point to a specific cause. You will have to troubleshoot by the process of elimination..


Well, guess what? It's your fault that I have no audio! So thanks, thanks a lot!

If you can tell me how to fix this without breaking anything else, I would appreciate it.


As CarlT has said, we are volunteers here and try to help fix systems/problems that are not physically in front of us.

I will also add that we take GREAT pride in what we do here and would never want to see someone leave worse off than when they arrived. Nonetheless please remember we can only advise you, it is your responsibility ... Read more

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I log into my computer and my computer says that it has a vista Service package update to download
So I download it and it takes about 20 minutes and it restarts my computer. I log in and BAM! my audio is saying what I wrote in the title
So I looked into my programs to see if it may have been something that it installed but it didnt install anything that I could see

i HAVE A Windows Vista Home Premium
its model is a HP Pavilion dv9000

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hello all. recently i've incountered an audio driver issue. i have an ALC 888 soundcard from Realtek. one day i left my computer on overnight charging my phone via usb. when i turned the screen on, the volume icon on the bottom right had a red cross on it and i couldnt run anything audio related including itunes..... i googled a ton and couldnt come to a solution. i tried updating, uninstalling, reinstalling, drivers.
at first, when i went to device manager, instead of seeing 'Realtek High Definition Audio Output' (which i think is supposed to say), i saw 2 listed. it was 'high quality bluetooth audio' and 'bluetooth audio' i managed to update the drivers manually, by making it browse my C: drive. everything worked as it should and the icon on the bottom right was corrected. but my speaker and earphones wouldnt work. my itunes and audio related files were running correctly at this point with no errors; just no output. so i uninstalled both bluetooth highquality audio devices and deleted the update file for it that was in my C: drive. as of now, when i go to device manager, there is no 'sound, video, blah blah' option. and the red cross is BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!! please help

A:ALC 888 // No audio output device is installed

Have you tried a System Restore to a date prior to when this all started?

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No AUDIO OUTPUT DEVICE IS INSTALLED, this is the message l got on sound icone since l installed windows 7
l have downloaded it several time the latest one it shows on control panel but not on device manager, l guess this is not really installed but l keep installing it and restat the laptop after ward , howeve rnothing happens
the sound work only on my external speaker, but not on the external microphone - micro NOT WORKING AT ALL EITHER

after l installed windows 7 - l got a message on the task bar saying that PCI memory card was not installed l went to toshiba and downloaded the utilities driver again so PCI memory is installed and nothing wrong shows on device manger this sounds ok
, before to instal it on device manager was a notice that some 'basics card were missing'' now there is no yellow triangle there so l gues is ok
however does not show realtek installed on device manger no sign of it there- so l cannot update it or even unistal as nothing shows there

this is a satellite U 300 model- used to have windows vista...
lm tired of googling it and have clue how to sort it out.. l have downloaded several other REALTEK or any card sound , installed those that are accepted but nothing works on it...
please can any one help me with this issue
my email

many thanks in advance
Carlavent

A:No AUDIO OUTPUT DEVICE IS INSTALLED

Hello Carla,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

First off it is not wise to put an email address in your posts. It will attract tons of spam.

Was this an upgrade install or a clean install of Seven?

Gary

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I need help i got a Asus motherboard P5GD2 OS: Windows Vista 32bit and there is no audio device or drivers need help on how to fix this problem. Thank you

A:Help no audio output device installed.

i went to my device manager and the audio device says this device cannot start (code 10) and i clicked check for solutions and does nothing then i clicked on update driver and says driver is up to date and still same problem help.

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Op. System: Vista 3. Problem started after I reinstalled Vista. Before doing the reinstallation I had sound. It reinstalled with no problems. The sound disapperared. The little speaker has a red x. When I click a notice appears: "no audio output device installed". The motherboard is an Intel DG965WH ATX motherboard w/gigabit LAN. I downloaded the drivers. No luck. Problem prevails. I need hel. Thank you.
 

A:no audio output device is installed

Could you please provide the full specs of your system? Is it a built in sound device?
 

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Hello,

Can anyone help me get my onboard sound to work? Newly put together computer, and after trying drivers on CD, on Gigabyte home page, and newly posted 2.54 from Realtek site, I still have no sound. Ive tried everything I can think of driver wise, toggled BIOS option for Azalia codec off/on, even did a clean fresh install of Windows 7.

Device Manager/Sound tells me no audio device is installed, under control panel/sound video and game, the only thing listed is Nvidea HD Audio, from when I installed video drivers. Any advice Id be willing to try anything at this point.

Thanks for your help.
Regards.

Motherboard is Gigabyte X58-USB3
running Windows 7 64 Home Premium

A:No Audio Output Device is Installed

You tried a lot of things. Even went to Realtek for latest driver, as the latest driver on Gigabyte is 2.51.

So under device manager, you do not have ANY yellow exclamation marks?

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I'm on an acer aspire 5920 using windows 7 64 bit and nothing I try works. I've uninstalled and reinstalled realtek drivers and restarted the laptop about 20 times. I even did a system restore that went through the motions but didn't work for some reason! When I check in the device manager and go to properties of the realtek high definition audio it tells me 'this device is working properly' and yet I've still got that irritating red icon in the corner that says 'audio device is disabled' when I click on it. Help!

A:No Audio Output Device is installed.

come on computer geniuses, I NEED my sound back

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audio is not working. when i take pointer towards the audio symbol in task bar, it reads "no audio output device is installed". pls help me fix this issue 











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A:no audio output device is installed

Did you upgrade to Windows 10 or was your system shipped with it?  If you can provide system information I will be able to better assist you. In general, if you upgraded you might look for updated drivers on www.hp.com/go/support in support and drivers to see if a new audio driver is available.  

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I have a HP Pavilion dv9610us - Windows Vista Home Premium - A couple of days ago I got an icon in my taskbar with the msg 'No Audio Output Device is installed'. I looked in Device Manager and saw no Sound device.  Control Panel > Sound also says 'No audio devices are installed'. I decided to restore my system with factory installed software to start fresh. I still have the same problem. I have updated Windows. HP Update is also up to date. Not sure what to do next to get sound back. Kindly assist. Thank you.

A:No Audio Output Device is installed

bump... I'm having the exact same problem on my dv6700 series and I don't have a clue how to fix it... sadly. This has been going on for a few days now and it's driving me crazy. Anybody with an idea out there wanna help?

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