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

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

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

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

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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Hello all,

I hope you could help me with my problem.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hello, and thanks in advance for your time!

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



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



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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

cheers
 

A:Sound icon reads; No Audio Output Device Installed

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

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Windows 7 32-bit won't play sound.

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

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

Mystery?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MY OS: Windows 7 Professional x64

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hello,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hello

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

Dxdiag does not detect a sound card.

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

Here is my SF Diagnostic files and the dxdiag file.

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Well like the title says, I have recently upgraded to Windows 7 from Windows Vista. Everything was working just fine till last week my audio goes bye-bye. In my taskbar my audio icon it has a white X in a red circle. Plus it says "No audio Ouput Device is installed."

More info, it goes on and off randomly when I shutdown or put the computer to sleep. I have a HP Pavilion dv6700nr,

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 [email protected] Dual-Core
Memory: 1.94GB
System type: 32 Bit
Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 7150M/nForce 630M

Any input or help is greatly appreciated.

A:No sound "Audio Output Device not Installed".

Aww no one wants to help

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 32637 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 5575 GB (2167 GB Free); D: 11 GB (1 GB Free); G: 5575 GB (40 GB Free); J: 11 GB (1 GB Free); O: 3725 GB (1313 GB Free);
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, 2AD5
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

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

Hewlett-Packard h8-1417c 1.00

System Serial Number: MXX2390D68

Product #: H3Z18AA#ABA

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

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

I have significant experience repairing and upgrading my computers.

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

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

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

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I have a Gateway GT5628 Core 2 Quad desktop. Vista Home Premium. It has on-board sound (which is enabled in the BIOS), and worked fine for the month I've had the machine until a couple of days ago. We had a power outage, and when the system came back up, I had a speaker icon in the system tray with a red X saying "No Audio output device is installed".

The system does not seem to realize that a sound card exists. It no longer shows up in device manager. Also, "Sound, video, and game controllers" is not showing as a category in device manager...was this removed in Vista, or is this part of my problem?

I talked to support at Gateway, and they told me to reinstall the drivers. As I expected, the drivers won't install because "Audio device not found". They then told me to do a Factory Recovery.....no thanks. I've spent too many hours tweaking this thing! Do you folks think a Factory recovery would do anything? To me this seems like a hardware problem. If the machine can't see the sound card now, it's not going to see it with a recovery either, right?

Plus, I already ran System Recovery once! The system blue-screened like crazy when I first got it. After installing all my software, I realized that SP1 was not installed. It would not install no matter what. I had to do a factory recovery, then install SP1, then re-install all my software!

FYI - I have the newest system BIOS installed.

Thank you for any tips!
 

A:Solved: No audio output device is installed - "Sound, video, game controllers" option

Sounds like the power outage did something not so nice to your PC (investing in a UPS is a good thing). It sounds to me like some sort of hardware issue at this point.

I would recommend opening the case up and seeing if any of the capacitors (little can like things) on the motherboard look like they are distended (look like they are bulging out or exploded), also do a sniff test and see if anything smells funny.
 

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I updated my laptop and now the sound won't play. It says there's no audio output device installed. I tried to fix the problem for 4 hours, installing new audio drivers, deleting and reinstalling the drivers, restarting, troubleshooting. Nothing is working.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7200U CPU @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 142 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8001 Mb
Graphics Card: Freedom Scientific Accessibility Display Driver
Hard Drives: C: 237 GB (134 GB Free);
Motherboard: LENOVO, Lenovo YOGA 710-15IKB
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
 

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I believe this is an issue regarding an update.

I had this issue before and did a system restore to back before I had installed a certain program, and the issue went away.

Now however, I do not have a restore point that will go far enough back.

I started up my computer today and I was hit with the "No Audio Output Device is Installed" message, showing a red x circle by my speaker icon.

When I click on it it detects problems then attempts to install the driver needed.

Every time it attempts to do this it fails.

The driver is the "High Definition Audio Device"

Upon entering device manager everything related to sound has a yellow caution triangle next to it stating that...


Code:
Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)
I have tried the followingUninstalling everything on the "Sound, video and game controllers" list, and attempting to reinstall
Installing the realtek audio drivers from their site
Removing my sound card and attempting to use onboard sound

The sound card I'm using is an old sound blaster live card, I don't think I even need it, but for some reason I still use it. (perhaps that will become apparent)

Thanks

A:No Audio Output Device is Installed

Try control panel(large icons) and going into your sound, and manage or view sound devices. If there is nothing in your output(playback), then thats a problem. If there is, then select your speakers/headset/anything you use that generates audo that is connected to your computer that. If all else fails, try a new soundcard

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I reinstalled windows on my computer and now i have no sound and it says no audio output device installed on the right bottom corner where the volume controls are.

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When I turn on my computer I have a red X on the speaker and it states NO OUTPUT AUDIO DEVICES INSTALLED.
If I shutdown and reboot my computer I get my sound back. I am using the HDMI to my TV.
This started about 3 weeks ago.I've updated my drivers and that didn't work.
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RAM: 3034 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G45/G43 Express Chipset, 1293 Mb
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I have a Benq joybook s52 and I recently installed Windows 7 Ultimate on my laptop computer. Everything is working great, but I have no sound. In the bottom right corner, I have the audio icon with a red circle and a white x. It also says 'No Audio Output Device Installed'. When I look in the device manager, I have a yellow icon next to 'High Definition Audio Device' under Sound, video and game controllers, and I also have an Unknown Device under the Universal Serial Bus controllers. I've tried reinstalling the Realtek drivers and i also have reinstalling the device (digital_media_joybook_drivers_jbs52_audio_jbs52_audio_6.14.10.515), but nothing seems to be working. Can anybody help?

A:No Audio Output Device Installed

It doesn't seem like it ought to be necessary, but you could try installing the Intel chipset update for the 915GM chipset in your S52.

? INF Update Utility - Primarily for Intel® 5, 4, 3, 900 Series Chipsets

You said nothing about graphics, but here is what Intel has to say about drivers for "legacy" chipsets (including the 915GM):

? Older Intel® Graphics Controllers and Microsoft Windows 7*

Good luck.

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hiiiiii...
i am having hcl leaptop and it had vista home premium
its sound is not working
and i have cheked everything. it shows speaker symbol with red X and it states no audio output device is installed
i have installed sound drivers many times and formated window twice
but problem still occurs...
Also device manager dosn't show any sound controller...
how can i resolve this problem.....
 

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

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

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

A:No audio output device installed

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

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Spoiler (Highlight to read)  I keep getting this error "No Audio Output Device Installed" ocassionally.I tried restting my laptop ,Updating my drivers etc...But I still get this error.Give me a possile solution.I am greatly frustrated as this is my first laptop.Please suggest me a remedy for this.

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

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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

Originally Posted by mjlhughes


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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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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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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This problem started when I accidently allowed a Vista update on my computer. I tried resetting the computer to an earlier date to get the sound back. Resetting the computer destroyed it. I took the computer in to get it reformatted, it works now, but still no audio. I tried updating the drivers, but the system says the drivers are up to date. I tried disabling the audio and rebooting the computer, still no audio. Computer is worthless to me without audio, half the reason I have it is for sound manipulation. Can anyone please help me? Do I have to buy a new sound card? New motherboard? What do I have to do to get sound capability back?

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Originally Posted by Anya


This problem started when I accidently allowed a Vista update on my computer. I tried resetting the computer to an earlier date to get the sound back. Resetting the computer destroyed it. I took the computer in to get it reformatted, it works now, but still no audio. I tried updating the drivers, but the system says the drivers are up to date. I tried disabling the audio and rebooting the computer, still no audio. Computer is worthless to me without audio, half the reason I have it is for sound manipulation. Can anyone please help me? Do I have to buy a new sound card? New motherboard? What do I have to do to get sound capability back?



Anya

Im pretty sure it is just a driver. Try this. Safe boot (F8) and un-install the driver. On reboot vista should find a driver. see if it works. If not let us know and I will research it for you.

Ken

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Hi all I am sure this has been covered already. I am on a HP Compaq Presario F756NR, and I have the pain in the rear red x next to my speakers. I have reinstalled the drivers from the HP website and it didn't do anything. I am wondering if anyone has a solution to this problem. Thanks
 

A:No Audio Output Device Installed

What version of Windows? Older releases of XP (pre-SP2) had issues with a number of audio chipsets. Also, check in your Services that the Windows Audio service is running.
 

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HALLLPPP! Ok, so I mananaged to get my Old HP PSC 500 to work on my HP Pavillion a6030n with VISTA... gave up on the scanning part totally. Bought and installed a new I/O card to do this and tinkered for days!

NOW, I realize I have NO SOUND... searched all of the threads and experimented with various and sundry but to no avail. The speakers were old JBL PROs had been working... changed them out for some old BOSTON speakers (also working on old Gateway) still getting the "No Audio Output Device Installed" and don't even get a "Sound and Video" portion in Device Manager!

Tried downloading Realtek AC97-Audio-Codec-driver-A397 as it was mentioned as a fix in another thread. No joy! Will installing another driver help this? I can't see why the card would be damaged as the previous install didn't go near it.

I am not a total novice but small words would be helpful as my brainmatter is fried and not a lot of hair left on the head.
KateNY

A:No Audio Output Device Installed

Hi kate welcome to the forums, can you tell me if you have any devices in the device manager with a "?" on them? if you do, can you take a snip of them?

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I am having this issue with my Compaq F750us Laptop.

I am using Vista, and it states "No Audio output device is installed."

I go to device manager, Sound, Video and Game Controllers has suddenly disappeared.

Reinstalling the driver did nothing to help the problem

Is it possible that the speakers were unplugged somehow? I do carry the laptop around with me.

It seems like my sound is gone forever....
 

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Hi,
I've been having an on-off problem with my Vista 32-bit computer for about a year now. It happened after I changed the language system locale on my computer from English (UK) to English (US); changing it back to English (UK) didn't solve the issue.
The problem is, sometimes the audio won't work and I get the 'No Audio Output Device Is Installed' message over my speaker icon. I haven't got a clue why the problem isn't constant, sometimes when I switch on the computer the sound is fine, and other times, it isn't working. There have been loads periods where the sound works fine for months so I assume the problem has fixed itself, but then the audio doesn't work again one day.

The problem seems to have come back again now and has been happening on-off for about a month now. I tried reinstalling SoundMAX when the audio was working yesterday (it never allowed me to install it when the audio was off) and managed to get it installed. I thought this would solve the issue, but today I turned on the computer and the sound was dead again, accompanied by a message that said something along the lines of 'Your audio configuration has changed, you must reinstall SoundMAX'. I tried doing that, but it says the files don't support my computer.

I should also note that I've tried most of the solutions on google, like going into device manger and enabling the sound drive, but the 'Sound, Video and Game Controllers' t... Read more

A:No Audio Output Device Is Installed

When the problem occurs, check Device Manager and see if the audio chipset is listed. If it's listed, it could simply be a driver issue. Try updating/reinstalling the audio drivers. If it's not listed, most likely it's a hardware fault (ie: faulty audio chipset). The language change is likely just a coincidence.
 

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Hi,
I'm running vista on my hp g6000 notebook & this past month I've been haunted with the dreaded red x over my volume with the "no audio output device is installed". Now when I say I've tried all the easy solutions I really mean it eg. device manager where neither my sound or modem where the Conexant & HD audio are supposed to be are there, recovery manager with the reinstall that says it is complete that does nothing, services where I have reset the windows audio & restarted to no avail. All the above so called solutions have given me the odd faint hope but only last for a minute maybe two before it would go again. I have un installed the audio drivers when I got it back for a minute & downloaded the drivers from hp's site to no avail also. I have a friend who would be more computer literate than me who tried & failed & he advised me to bite the bullet & restore the factory settings which I did, after a day of windows updates it came back & lasted for a day & gone again, right back where I started. I really need some help here cause it is affecting my college work not having the audio. Sorry for the long post but I'm in dire straights here. Any new ideas or help would be appreciated so much. Thanks for reading "if you did".
 

A:No Audio Output Device Installed

This is beginning to sound like a hardware problem with your integrated sound on your motherboard. Does you lab top have enough room for the vents to dissipate the heat, do you keep your lab top elevated if the vents don't get enough room to vent the heat. There are several heat monitoring programs that I recently found out about called Speed Fan, Real Temp ,and CPUcool. CPUcool being the easiest to use. Install a heat monitoring program. Try letting the computer sit for a while, install driver if it works, note the temperatures. If it stops working during use, note the temperatures if they have changed drastically.

If it is the integrated sound, a cheaper solution might be a sound card. I don't have much experience with lab tops, I don't know if there are PCI fans or cooler fans for lab tops or not.
 

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