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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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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 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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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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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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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,
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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 have a Gateway MX6426 laptop. I upgraded, (new install), from W$ xp to W$ Vista. I mouse over the speaker icon, which has an X through it, it states, "no audio output device is installed". I'm certain that this is a driver issue. When I look in the device manager, I have no directory listing for "sound, video and game controllers". In listing labeled, "other devices", the Mass Storage Controller, and the Multimedia Audio Controller are listed with no driver, (a yellow exclamation point).
I have looked for updated drivers, and found out about the missing sound folder while I was searching.
Also, I went into regedit, on my desktop, and exported the sound files from there, (same OS), copied to thumb, installed on gateway, hoping to create the directory. NOPE
I dont know what else to do, HELPMEPLEEZ.
Thank you,
Billy
 

A:no audio output device is installed

http://www.driverupdate.net/ free version on left of page you need driver and software package
http://support.gateway.com/support/drivers/search.asp?param=MX6426&st=kw bottom of page
ensure its actually turned on either via a button or even in bios ( several bios updates for your comp it seams also suggest you look in case this is a reson i had to update bios going from xp to vista
 

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I came home from work yesterday to find this message along with a speaker with a red x where the volue mixer is. I thought ok no big deal I'll just update the drivers. I remove and reinstall the drivers and I still have no sound. This one's got me stuck. I've tried having windows download the drivers automatically, downloading the drivers from intel directly and anything else I could think of. Sometimes I was able to get the red X to go away and it looked like it was working. However there was still no sound. I've even tested the speakers with another source and they work.

I've attached the full system specs in a text file.
The Basics though is it is a Intel 945GNT motherboard with integrated audio (I think it's a sigmatel 9223) running Windows Vista SP1

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:No Audio Output device is installed

I had the same problem, and it seems like many others are also, after the Vista SP1 update. Has something to do with audio codecs getting messed. I'm using a Realtek AC97 audio, not a high def like you, however I suspect it may be the same problem. I tried reinstalling drivers too with no luck. However, after reading around the web, this 3 step fix worked for me, and now I'm back to normal.
1. I downloaded and ran the k-lite mega codec found here.

http://www.free-codecs.com/K_Lite_Me...k_download.htm

2. In the control panel/sounds/select speakers/properties/advanced tab I hit the restore defaults button.
3. Changed back my default programs back to the one I use, windows media player, since k-lite changed defaults, and was good to go.

You might want to simply try step 2 by itself first, however if that button is greyed out, then you are already at defaults, and I'm not sure if the rest would help. I hope this gets you in the right direction, good luck.

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So I have an HP Pavilion dv6700 laptop and in December my sound stopped working and a red "x" appeared over my speaker. I tried restoring my computer many times and I have also tried to go to control panel then device manager but when I open up the device manager there is no option for sound and games which is what a lot of sites have been telling me to do. This is a really annoying problem and I would really appreciate any help. Thanks
 

A:No Audio Output Device is Installed

maybe try going to the dell website and downloading the audio driver for your specific laptop
 

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First off, nice job on improving the OS. I skipped Vista and went from XP to Win7 RC. Huge improvement in ease of installation and getting set up.

But I can't find working audio drivers. Since the installation I keep getting "No Audio Output Device Installed" and a red X over my sound icon. I can install the drivers for my sound, I took the RealTek R2.24 drivers, they worked in xp. But in my Device Manager I still get a yellow triangle with an exclamation point in it on my sound. Furthermore, when I open Sound, there are no devices to output to. While I have a subwoofer, 4 boxes and a headphone attached to my PC.

I don't have a sound card since I have one on-board and it worked fine before. But for some reason it doesn't detect it. My motherboard is an Asus P5GD2 Premium.

Can anybody tell me what I'm doing wrong? Don't be affraid to get a bit technical, I'm an it student and I like tinkering with my machine.

A:No Audio Output Device Installed

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Armaron


First off, nice job on improving the OS. I skipped Vista and went from XP to Win7 RC. Huge improvement in ease of installation and getting set up.

But I can't find working audio drivers. Since the installation I keep getting "No Audio Output Device Installed" and a red X over my sound icon. I can install the drivers for my sound, I took the RealTek R2.24 drivers, they worked in xp. But in my Device Manager I still get a yellow triangle with an exclamation point in it on my sound. Furthermore, when I open Sound, there are no devices to output to. While I have a subwoofer, 4 boxes and a headphone attached to my PC.

I don't have a sound card since I have one on-board and it worked fine before. But for some reason it doesn't detect it. My motherboard is an Asus P5GD2 Premium.

Can anybody tell me what I'm doing wrong? Don't be affraid to get a bit technical, I'm an it student and I like tinkering with my machine.



i wont get technical nor will I help all that much..lol
I had the same problem i was under the impression I had a realtek audio system in my laptop but it turned out to be Conexant High Def sd2 i found it by accident but on the HP website ..so try your comps manufacturer web site and and search the driver section and u might get lucky, also right click on the driver select trouble shoot and click troubleshoot then select the program worked in an earlier version , then select yo... Read more

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i have a Emachines Computer which is like a year old, with Windows Vista.

This earlier this afternoon when i was on, the audio was working, then about two hours ago it says that there is no audio output device installed. i've tried everything i could think of, i even used the system restore but that didn't work.

what should i do?
 

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Alright, I give up. I've tried everything I can think of to fix this damned problem so now I'm left with no choice but to seek outside help. So, last night I updated windows after a minor leave of absence from doing so. and once everything was configured my computer started insisting I had no sound drivers installed. There's a neat little red X over my audio icon and everything. I checked the control panel, and there are in fact drivers installed. I tried updating them- still nothing. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling them- still nothing. Tried a system restore, that didn't work either either. So, suggestions? I'd appreciate any help you could give me.

A:No Audio Output Device Installed

Emiscary,
Welcome to SF. Could you do us a huge favor and fill out your system spec's so we can get a better idea of components. I trust that no connections were changed all you did was an update?

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Good Day,

Yesterday morning (Saturday, August 7th) i started my laptop, plugged in my iPod to charge by USB, only to be given the message that iTunes did not detect any audio playback.

The volume icon in the taskbar has a red "x" over it, with the message "No Audio Output Device Is Installed" and also there is no option for "Sound, video and game controller" in the Device Manager.

I went to HP's website & tried to download/re-install the audio drivers, but received the message "Driver Installation Failed: Could not find the device for this driver" for the Conexant High-Definition Audio Driver and "No driver was supported in this driver package" for the Realtek High-Definition Audio Driver.

I have also tried:Deleting iTunes
Deleting Quicktime
System Restore
Reloading Windows 7

Laptop is an HP Pavilion dv9812us.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank You!

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Hi.I'm going to try and keep this post short and not rant on if I can help it..Sound icon (bottom right in task bar) displays 'No Audio Output Device is Installed' with a red cross over it.. Conexant/High Definition Audio Driver can be installed, just not correctly or in other words it fails .. Device Manager ...Well to be honest its not really necessary to go into all that.So I have a friends 2 or 3 year old HP DV6500 (or dv6615em) which is given a Vista Home Premium x86 OS re-install, simple enough, right ..?I thought so anyway, but it now seems and I strongly believe (especially after taking in all that I readup online at various sites/forums and trying all the various so called solutions/fixes) the laptops 'sound device' is never going to work again.Believe me I have tryed every known fix to hopefully sort this problem out, EVERYTHING (except of course replacing the actual sound unit which is situated well within the laptop).I'm not on here asking/looking for a solution or any potential fixes because I have tryed them all (and yes even re-installing the OS and trying everything all over again many times), there doesnt seem to be any fixes in this case (and many, many others experiencing the same problem/issues).I think it is absolutly discusting the amount of HP customers suffering the same/similar ordeal as myself.My conclusion as to why there is no longer any sound on the laptop is quite simply either the actual 'sound device' unit is faulty or theres a p... Read more

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I decided to purchase a Lindy USB audio adapter to hopefully add sound again to the dv6615em.When the Lindy adapter arrived and I tried to install the device it would not install properly or failed.Thinking that was it, nothing will work, sound is gone forever I chose once again to format & reinstall the laptop using OS Vista (Home Premium) 32bit, but this time a version without the service packs included.I could not believe it when the installation completed and the sound icon did not have the dreaded X through it!After installing wireless network adapter I went onto install SP1 first and then use Windows update.As far as I was concerned the laptops sound device had 'had it'.  It seems by installing the same OS but without any service packs was the answer to my particular problem ?

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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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I have no sound at all in my PresarioCQ56. the no sound just popped up yesterday and i have tried installing a new drive but its not working due to code error 52. its disturbing and am confused

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so i just got internet to my computer after almost 2 years of it being out of comission, it still worked and we were able to play games like solitaire and the sims but there was no internet hooked up to it. it installed all kinds of updates and one night i was listening to music via wmp and the next day i went to listen and it said "no audio output device is installed"

i tried updating the device and it said that my driver was up to date.
i also tried uninstalling it and rebooting my computer and that didn't work.
i don't see any error messages in the device manager, i clicked the icon with the little magnifying glass and nothing showed up.

i don't know what else i can do, besides take my computer and throw it into traffic.
i have alot of music on this computer that i listen to on a daily basis and would hate to have to switch it all to a new computer, or even buy a new computer for that matter just because my speakers aren't working.

they're realtek high definition audio btw, that seems like something i should prolly mention.

can someone please try and help me?
thank you.

A:no audio output device is installed

uninstall the driver.. download the latest driver and reinstall it..

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Hey,
My sound doesn't work and there is a little red x on the speaker in the bottom right hand corner and it says "no audio output device is installed." My system recognizes when i plug in new headphones or speakers but it won't play any audio. But, on my headphones there is a volume up/down button and my headphones make a beep when i press them. I can't trouble shoot it. It just says that the "audio device is disabled." I go into Start>Control Panel>Hardware and Sound>Sound and my headset is plugged in, enabled, and working properly. And when i unplug it, it switches to my onboard "Digital Audio (s/PDIF)
Please Help =X
Thank you in advance =D
 

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Out of the blue a red cross has appeared on the speaker symbol in the bottom right hand corner of my screen and I no longer have sound. The message says "No Audio Output Device is installed" Dont know what I have done, but how can I rectify the problem? Can anyone out there guide me pls?
 

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welcome to TSG

have you checked under -rightclick - MY computer - Hardware - Device manager -
is there anything at the "Sound and video controllers? showing red?
Uninstall it and Windows should find it again, once you restart.
 

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Recently installed Windows 7 and now I have a red cross beside my speaker icon and it says 'no audio outpud device is installed'.
Any advice please?

A:No Audio Output Device is installed.

System Specs would be nice for someone to try and help you.
However, in many PC's when you do an install you have to (1) Install Windows (2) Install chipset drivers (for motherboard) and (3) install device drivers such as sound, video, ethernet, etc. If you didn't do this on installation, and especially the chipset drivers, that could be the problem.

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i CANT SEEM TO FIGURE OUT WAT THE PROBLEM IS IVE TRIED SO MANY THINGS CAN U HELP?
 

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After starting my HP s7700n desktop I keep getting an error message saying that no audio output device is installed. When I download the current drivers from Realtek I keep getting the same thing.
 

A:No Audio Output Device is installed

For HP computers & laptops, you must install the sound driver which is available from HP's website, not from Realtek's website. HP computer's use modified, custom-made drivers which are available only from HP:
http://www8.hp.com/uk/en/support-drivers.html

If you are not in the UK, scroll down to the bottom of the page and select the appropriate country by clicking on the UK flag before proceeding.
Did you manage to solve your previous problem (XTZSE is compressed)?
I haven't been able to find any information to help you with that I'm afraid.
 

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Well today last night i updated my PC to windows 7 ultimate from windows vista, and my sound isnt there anymore, im not sure which sound driver i need. The pc is called Dell dimension 2400.

A:No audio Output Device is installed?

I believe this should be the audio driver you require - Driver Details | Dell UK

You can also search for any other drivers you require on the Dell website here - Product Support for Dimension 2400 | Dell UK

Paul.

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I'm running Vista on a ThinkPad R61i. A few days ago, I started getting messages that the "on screen messaging system" wasn't working, my volume and mute buttons suddenly stopped functioning, and my audio went out completely. The volume control icon has an X beside it, and when I mouse over it, it says "No Audio Output Device is Installed."My audio had been working fine since I got the computer this spring, and I haven't uninstalled anything. Thoughts?

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I have the same issue. R61 on VISTA.  In addition to the audio, the system is not longer able to locate our ( or any ) wireless network.  The problem started on 6/9/08 after some type of automatic windows update took place.  System restore is not able to correct the problem.

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No sound on computer, volume icon contains red x stating that "no audio output device is installed"  attempt to install driver for IDT High Definition Audo CodeC  fail with error message that a device attached to the system is no functioning.  Any suggestion on how to bring sound back to the computer?  

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