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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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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

I really dont know what to do about this. If anyone can kindly hel... Read more

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

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

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

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

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Windows 7 32-bit won't play sound.

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

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

Mystery?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MY OS: Windows 7 Professional x64

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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Hi all,

In the taskbar I have a volume-icon with a red cross on it. When I go to this icon, "No audio output device installed" appears.

I have a Intel Corporation DQ965GF mainboard with onboard sound.
When I go to Control panel -> sound, everything is gray and not clickable.
In Device Manager, I found "file as volume driver", "volume manager" and "high definition audio controller", under system devices. Nothing else...

I searched on the intel website but did not find a solution or drivers...

Can someone help me, because atm I have no sound.

A:No audio output device installed

Make sure that in the BIOS, that the on board sound is turned on.

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Hi,  I recently have not been able to get my sound to work on my desktop, the error message I have found is:IDT - Audio Device - IDT High Definition Audio CODEC - Error 0x8007001f I have tried to update my driver but it keeps failing to download, when I look at the device it says that ther is no driver installed for this device. I cannot seem to find a windows 10 driver online, can I use a windows 7 or 8 driver? 













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Don't worry about this I solved it by reading through alot of the threads on the forum and coming across the answer in Beats audio software missing posted on 11-21-2016 01:28 PM     

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Hello

I have a sony laptop pcg-6122m about one year old, operating system windows 7. The sound has suddenly stopped working and i cant seem to fix it. I am not particularly tech savy and have tried a few things from messages on the forum from b4 but none have worked so far !

Error message bottom right corner with red circle saying "no audio output device is installed". The sound driver is called "bluetooth hands free audio" - came with the laptop and i have not changed it. Seemed to start having the problem after unplugging an external hard drive. Have checked with anti-virus software and says no problem.

So far tried going through control panel, sound section and disabling/re-enabling and also updating the driver but still no luck.


Would appreciate any help

Jamie

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Can anyone help ?

tks in advance

Jamie

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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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Hi

I have a Eec PC Seashell Netbook which has a red cross on the speaker item bottom right

Tried all I know - uninstalling drivers - checking bios

There is a service called Realtek audio service that won't start - error 1067

Full spec here http://speccy.piriform.com/results/xIHayL4ln86ThzVBYZBn17g

Thanks
 

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Hi.
Long time ago, I play with upgrading HDD to SSD, GRUB and some other stuff and I failed and messed my computer up. Now my desktop is still using HDD and does not produce any sound. I tried to fix this problem by Googling "No Audio output device is installed" but I couldn't get it to work. It's been a long time for my desktop to have no sound and now I have decided to come to this forum and seek help to solve this problem.

Please help me fix this issue.
If there are any information that I should provide, please inform me.
Thanks in advanced.

As a note, I don't really care about upgrading to SSD anymore, but I want my computer to have sound.

A:No Audio Output Device is installed

Upgrading HDD to SSD, this means you changed the harddrive ? In this case you should do a clean install to the new Harddriver(SSD).
If you did put your HDD back, everything should do as before ?
GRUB sounds more Linux specific, did you try to install Linux ?
Maybe I read it all wrong I don't know but try to check on DEVICE MANAGER if you have installed the driver for your Sound device first.

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Hi,

I have a compaq presario V6500 which came installed with Windows Vista. I recently upgraded my OS to Windows 8 (last month). Today, just like that, the sound was lost, while I was listening to a tutorial online. The sound icon on the desktop taskbar says "No Audio Output Device is installed". When I trouble shoot it, by clicking on it, I get these messages, and no other solution-
Check audio device

There might be a problem with your audio device

Hardware changes might not have been detected


I went into Device Manager and tried to figure out whats wrong. Under "Other devices", I see an exclamation with "Coprocessor". When I click on it, this is what I see-

Device type: Other devices
Manufacturer: Unknown
Location: PCI bus 0, device 1, function 3
Device Status: The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28) To find a driver for this device, click Update Driver.

When I click Update Driver, windows is not able to find a driver (even online).

I also cannot see any icon for sound/audio devices under Device Manager.

I'm not sure what to do about this. I'm not very tech savvy. Can someone help me out with this problem?

Thank you!

A:No Audio Output Device is installed

As this just happened, use the System Restore function and restore the PC back to an available restore date when it worked OK.

The coprocessor is a separate issue and most likely not related to sound.

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I read some of the other posts here, but i haven't been able to find a solution. I have a white "X" in a red circle on my speaker symbol and when I move my arrow over it it says "No audio output device installed". I am running windows 7 Pro just in case that matters. When I go to the sound in the control panel, it says No audio devices are installed. I know when I go into the device manager there should be a sound , video & game controllers but there is none. I also went into msinfo32 under components and when I go under sound device, there is nothing. Any Suggestions???
 

A:No audio output device installed

Did the audio ever work? Do you have built in audio on your motherboard or an audio card installed in one of the PCI slots (does the motherboard have audio inputs/outputs that are accessible on the upper part of the back panel with the ethernet, USB, and others? or are the audio jacks lower on a card held in by a screw?)? If the motherboard does have built in audio, is it enabled in BIOS?
 

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Vista newbie with new computer -

am registering No Audio Ouput Device is Installed on taskbar -

I was having problems trying to get sound on computer - so I disabled High Definition Audio Device in Sounds - and now the icon is completely removed from Sounds box! - [the device does register still as working properly in Device Manager]

how do I get it back/ re-enable it? [nothing in Help & Support ]

Many thx for any help
 

A:No Audio Output Device is Installed

er finally found solution on Web -

you have to uninstall Sound controller - High Definition Audio Device - as well -in Device Manager - restart - & Vista reinstalls both - [but boy do they make life difficult!]
 

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I have an Asus ROG-G501JW

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home Single Language, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4720HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8080 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 372 GB (273 GB Free); D: 542 GB (398 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., G501JW
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

The audio is showing "No audio output device is installed" in the system tray. So far I have tried uninstalling/reinstalling sound drivers, Updating and downgrading sound drivers, and formatting the laptop. And it works "randomly?", so it works sometime and maybe after shutting down for a couple of times the audio stops working again. And sometimes without me doing anything, just turning it back on it works again.

 

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Hi,

Yesterday my sound was working fine, I walked away from my notebook for 15 minutes and came back and the sound icon had a red X against it. The error message when I hover over it is 'No Audio Output Device is installed'.

In Device Manager the error message for Realtek High Definition Audio is: This device cannot start. (Code 10), although there have been different error messages depending on where I am at with troubleshooting.

I have tried reinstalling RealTek drivers on the sound card, rolling back drivers, using sound troubleshooter, system restore etc with no luck.

I have also spoken to Windows support and they couldn't resolve the issue and suggested I contact the notebook manufacturer (ASUS). I tried doing this but ran into errors on their website.

Are there any further suggestions anyone could recommend that I try?

Some details of my system:

OS: Windows 10 Home 64 bit
Manufacturer/Model: ASUS X555LJ
Processor: i7-5500U
Ram: 8GB

Any help would be great!

Thanks,
Lawrence

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Hello everyone!
Three days ago I lost the audio on my laptop. I went to device manager and the driver (RealTek HD audio driver) was gone from the list. I reinstalled it but an exclamation mark appeared in front of it with a code 10 error message after installation and obviously no sound. I've tried updating the driver but the same message tells me that the version I have installed is the updated one. I removed it and went to my manufacturer's site to download a compatible driver (found RealTek AC'97_6305 audio driver) but Windows won't let me install it (it can't verify the software's signature or something). I've also tried system restore but no use. I've installed the original driver again using device manager/add legacy software, disable/enable...nothing. Also I get an exclamation mark and a code 10 error on other 2 drivers in network adapters: Microsoft ISATAP and Microsoft Tun Miniport. I've also tried a Microsoft Fix It tool to get the problem solved but to no avail. Also I've moved recently and left the recovery and instalation CDs behind.
I'm at the end of my wits...please someone help me, I don't know that much about computers and I'm lost

Here's the information for my laptop:

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OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5450 @ 1.66GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Steppi... Read more

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Please guys, anyone know how to solve my problem?
 

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I used my computer two days ago in the morning to watch a video on Windows Media Player, and all was normal. Three hours later (after a flight), I turned it on and there is no audio.

-Speaker icon next to clock has a red X
-Hovering over it displays "No audio output device is installed"
-Clicking on it runs a troubleshoot, the result of which is "Audio Device is disabled...not fixed"
-It provides no additional options.
-I am unable to go back to a restore point. I tried and it failed twice, now there are no additional restore points.
-right-clicking the X and selecting playback devices reveals this:
Speakers: Conexant Smart Audio HD; Default Device (there is a green check if that means anything)
SPDIF Interface: Conexant SmartAudio HD; Ready
-when I right-click on these, the "configure" and "test" don't do anything
-I already right-clicked the blank area below these two and checked "show disabled devices" and "show disconnected devices" (neither affect this list)
-I am not finding any definitive fixes for this problem online
-I have tried going into "Services" and restarting my "windows audio" and "windows audio endpoint builder" services

Specs: Toshiba Qosmio X505, Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit

Please help. I am stuck in Thailand and would really like to skype my friends and family

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A:No Audio Output Device is Installed

The green check should mean that the device is still working correctly.
By this I mean that the driver for the device is functioning as expected.

Therefore, it must be a setting within the audio software for your machine,
in this case being the Conexant Smart Audio, which also says that it is ready.

Check the driver for the device anyway by right clicking the speaker properties
button in the sound window and under the general tab->controller information click properties again. Then click on the levels tab in the speaker properties box and check that the audio output level is 100 and there is no red mark near the small blue speaker as there is with microphone and line in as shown in the image I have provided.

Last of all click on the advanced tab in speaker properties and if yours is similar to this image then uncheck the boxes under exclusive mode and then click on restore defaults. I have a very similar model to your machine and by clicking this button it will restore the sample rate and bit depth to be used when running in shared mode. Mine says 24bit 48000Hz (studio quality).

Sometimes these changes can occur due to the use of a particular program or programs being used at the same time or in conjunction with each other. Maybe
it has just happened by accident (went to sleep on plane and head hit keyboard!!!)

Hope this helps- let us know how you go

Cheers
Edit: Make sure in speakers properties box that under the general tab the device usage
is set at "... Read more

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I'm doing a complete installation of Windows 7 32-bit. So far everything seems to be going well except for the sound. There is none. The little icon over on the right side said "No audio output device is installed". So I went to the Internet and downloaded the package for Realtek. BTW, the sound "card" is built into the motherboard. I did the installation, following all of the instructions, and then rebooted the system as it said to do. When the system came back up it still said "No audio output device is installed".

Would anybody have an idea as to what I've done wrong or what is wrong with my system? I would really appreciate the help.

Thanks,
Mark

A:No audio output device is installed...?!

Mark,

Have you tried installing the drivers that would have been bundled with the motherboard installation DVD?

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I have ask my friends to help me check on it but he have no ideas so i need to seek for help.
Well,i bought a windows 7 professional 32bit and i install in my computer. But i have no ideas no matter what i do ,it will just said 'No audio Output Device is installed'.
My computer is compaq presario sr1540ap.
My sounds card is Realtek.
Anyone can help me fixed for it?

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Fixed and thanks to Bill2 for helping in other thread.

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ok ive got the same problem as most perple.
my audio output fingy at the botom right say its not installed....help plz

A:no audio output device is installed

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ok ive got the same problem as most perple.
my audio output fingy at the botom right say its not installed....help plz




Install the software for your sound card.

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Since about a month or two ago, I've been experiencing audio issues with this laptop. Sometimes after a reboot the audio icon will have a red 'x' and the "No Audio Output Device is installed" message is displayed when I hover over the icon. I've tried installing the most recent audio drivers via the HP Support Assistant, removed the hardware from Device Manager and have it re-detected. Sometimes this resolves the issue, but more often i just have to keep rebooting until the error message disappears. The Windows Audio Troubleshooter can't identify the problem, and rebooting until the audio works again is becoming tedious :/ OS: Windows 10 Enterprise, Version 1607 (OS build 14393.447)

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I updated my sound card using a updating software and it changed into Realtek HD Audio. Now the problem there is no sound coming out and my sound mixer said that "No Audio Output Device is installed" but i have my speaker plugged in and when i troubleshoot it the troubleshooter said that :Audio Device is disabled".

Any idea ?

A:No Audio Output Device is installed.

try going to the manufacturer's website to download the latest driver. sometimes windows doesn't always find the best driver

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I have a dv7-7270ca notebook and since a restart due to windows 8 updates I now have a red x on the speaker icon.  I installed the HP driver for this model but it has an error in device manager that says:Windows cannot verify the digital signature for the drivers required for this device. A recent hardware or software change might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or that might be malicious software from an unknown source. (Code 52)Any help with fixing this would be greatly appreciated.  I did run an audio test using the shut down-F2 and passed and could hear the sounds in the test.  Thank You!!













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I've managed to find the way to boot Windows 8 without requiring valid digital signatures (error code 52).  Seems the HP IDT High Definition Audio CODEC is not in compliance with Microsoft... interesting in itself, but until there is a new updated driver available this is what I have to do every time I boot the computer to have my sound back... a bit of a pain but when lWindows is loaded follow these steps. * Go to PC Settings - General - Scroll down to Advanced Start Up - Troubleshoot - Advanced Options - Start Up Settings - on the next screen use 7 or F7 to Disable Device Signature Enforcement Love having my sound back, just a shame HP couldn't help.  Hope this helps some of you experiencing the same problem as me.

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