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No Audio Device shown in sounds and audio devices

Q: No Audio Device shown in sounds and audio devices

i recently bought a new mobo (MSI - p4m900m3) and everything is working fine apart from i cannot get my sound to work.... everything seems to be installed correctly in device manager ( no '!' next to any of my audio drivers) i have ALC888 on board sound. on board sound is enabbled in my BIOS. iv been compleatly stumped on this one for quite a while. if you need any more information just ask. any help would be very appretiated.

Preferred Solution: No Audio Device shown in sounds and audio devices

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 - I am hoping someone might me able to assist me with a problem I have with my Sound Card.

In device manager I have a Creative Audigy Audio Processor (WDM) which is showing as working ok and the device is enable.

However under Sounds & Audio Device Properties this is missing from both the Sound Playback and Sound Recording - when the drop down tab is selected nothing is shown.

Any ideas how I get this back so I can select as the Default Device,

Hope this makes sense

Many thanks


A:Missing Default Device Sounds & Audio Devices Properties

Try uninstalling them all, restart PC and the reinstall software.

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Hi, I need someone to help me for the following issues
1. I've Windows 8.1 in system, my system does not show any Audio installed in system, I have it previosuly, it looks like it has some conflicts. I previously have keyboard disable which is now working fine, then i have touchpad not working, all other works fine and now sound not working all other works fine. it seems like some conflict between devices to get resources. I disable my LPT, Bluetooth, but still audio not recognized.
2. I try to make a bootable usb, and try to boot from USB, i setup Boot priority in BIOS (Version A16) for USB to boot first, but when restart after apply boots from HDD, then i restarted using F12 boot option and USB option was not available there. I dont understand.
3. sometimes i dont even be able to goto bios, even if i press F5 for Bios or F12 to boot sequence, seems like nothing works, it goes into windows screen and upload from HDD without going into BIOS.
Please someone explains me a reason or setup a remote connection to solve online.
Thanks and Regards


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I re-installed WinXP on my Fujitsu Siemens Tablet PC, which is supposed to be a touch screen PC but I'll get to that later...
Everything is running smoothly but the only problem I have is with the sound, I don't have the audio icon anywhere and when I go through the settings I find nothing, ''no playback devices, no recording device'' I installed Realtech drive but nothing changed, it didn't read it. What can I do?
***Side question, is there a drive which lets you use the touch screen on WinXP?

A:No Sounds & Audio Devices

Please download MiniToolBox and save the file to your Desktop.
Close any open windows.
Right-Click MiniToolBox.exe and select  Run as administrator to run the programme.
Check the following items:
List last 10 Event Viewer Errors
List Installed Programs
List Devices -> All
List Minidump Files

Click .
A log (Result.txt) will be created on your Desktop. Copy the contents of the log and paste in your next reply.

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I have never worked out the extent to which this item controls the sound and MIDI routes on my pc.

I have Samplitude as the main sequencer but also Notation2, Evolution software that came with a keyboard, Sibelius( demo) and various other music apps.
Each has its own Devices routing/order selection and I have never known if this overrides the S and A box or not.
In addition I have a 2496 card and a usb interface co-existing happily in XP pro.
Can anyone give me the full S.P?


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Windows XP Pro.
I was making a test call on Skype, which I understand is not illegal, and it told me to change the settings in Sounds & Audio Devices. I still could not get the sound right on Skype and much worse I can no longer play music on WMP. How can I reset my sound settings please???

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i have no volume at all. i checked in my controll panel to see if i had everything in there on and it is light gray and says no audio devices connected. i have a toshiba r15-s822 laptop. pleassssee hellllllp

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I bought a new computer and it will not make a sound.

I can play my mp3 files, but configuring my system for signals (like exit WIN or mail arriving) brings no results.

Where can I look and what possibilities can I try?

A:Sounds and Audio devices

With XP, go into control panel-sounds and audio devices

on the sounds tab, make sure that you have a sound scheme selected, then test some of the WAV files.

If you're still not getting WAV sounds, then you need to open up the volume controls and make sure that WAV Audio is not muted.

Good Luck!


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I accidently removed my SOUNDS & AUDIO DEVICES on my control panel - therefore - no sound. How do I get that back?

A:Sounds & Audio Devices

I accidently removed my Sounds & Audio Devices on my Control Panel. How do I get this back.

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xp home= iv lost my scheme(sound) when windows starts up or

shuts down.iv redone the windows default (sound) have all the clicks but no startup windows music ,what im i doin wrong?
Have not any shut down either.

A:sounds and audio devices..


Go to:
Sounds and Audio Devices Control Panel -> Sounds tab
Under Sound Scheme, select "Windows Default" from the drop-down menu.
Now scroll down the "Program Events" list below, and hi-lite:
Start Windows
From the "Sounds" list below this, select:
Windows XP Startup.wav

Click the little [>] arrow box on the right just to confirm that the .wav file plays ok.

Repeat for:
Exit Windows
Select: Windows XP Shutdown.wav

Good luck

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I deleted some stuff, that my son had downloaded, when then pc restarted, I discovered, I had no sound, I checked the control panel then sounds, it says there is no audio device, what can I do to get my sound back please?
I have windows xp

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I am bringing this one up again, as it was not able to be solved last time.

If I want to apply my own .wav sound to a particular action, such as the "Start Windows", etc., I simply go to Control Panel/Sound & Audio Devices/Sounds, click on the one I want, and then "Browse" to where I have saved my own .wav file, and apply and save it.

But if I do this with the "Empty Recycle Bin" and then test it and then close it down, when I go back in again, it has reverted to the "Windows XP Recycle .wav". Can anyone suggest how I can get round this, or is it simply a Microsoft "bug" that has not uet been sorted out?

Many thanks for any help.

A:Sounds & Audio Devices Problem

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WinXP with service pack 3 - has decided, overnight, that I have no audio device installed. I have checked under device manager and Creative Labs seems to be working. Have tried to update drivers but all drivers current. Have I got something configured wrongly?

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When I go into the control panel and choose "Sounds and Audio Devices" so that I can change my volume, put a volume icon in the taskbar, etc., I get an error message that says, "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel." What do I do?

A:Can't Open "Sounds and Audio Devices"

Can you open up anything else in Control Panel?

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When I right-click on the volume control, next to the clock on the System Tray, it shows me , but no Sounds and Audio Devices Properties. I have also looked elsewhere, like the Control Panel for them, to no avail - they show me the same thing as the volume control. Can anyone help me with this issue? Specifically, I need to access the Sound Playback and Sound Recording boxes in
, which I can't get for some reason.
However, this box is shown in Windows XP. Might this have something to do with the fact that I have Vista on a Dell Laptop? My sound card is SigmaTel. Thank you to all who can help

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Ok im not quite sure where this question should be posted but i noticed the problem when i was playin games so this is where i chose...

Basically i've got different sounds coming from my speakers and my headphones. I have teamspeak coming through my headphones but my game sounds and other sounds from the speakers. I cant seem to find a way to make them all come from the headphones.
Using windows 7 32 bit

Thanks in advance

A:Sounds coming from multiple audio devices

Have you tried changing any settings within the Windows Sound panel?

Start > Control Panel >Sound > Playback tab

Look for Speakers...right-click and Disable
Look for the Headphones....right-click and Set as Default Device

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Hello - I wanted to install my own sound which would play when I empty the Recycle Bin any time in Windows XP. But each time I browse to the particular item I want, and click on "Apply" it plays OK when I test it, but next time I go in it has reverted to the "Windows XP Recycle" sound. Does anyone have an idea as to how I can make it use my own sound instead? Thanks.

A:Solved: Sounds and Audio Devices Query

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This is more of a learning question than a need for urgent help.

As you should know, within (Sounds and Audio Devices) under (Tab Sounds) and within Program events:...there are Windows, Alps Pointing Device Driver {whatever this is}, NetMeeting (whatever this is}, Windows Explorer, Microsoft Money, Windows Messenger, MSN Messenger, Microsoft Works Calendar, Microsoft Works Task Launcher,and Microsoft Works Portfolio. Can other programs be added into this "Program events:"?...for the purpose of adding a sound?


The Gillette Family

A:Sounds and Audio Devices/Tab Sounns/Program events:

It has to be possible because AOL has added sounds into my list, including personalised messages but I can't see how to add them manually. Maybe whatever programme you're thinking about will add to yours.

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I have no beats audio driver . In device manger no beats audio drivers exist. I want to active my beats audio.How I install my Beats audio drivers and active it

A:Beats Audio Drivers Not Shown in Device Manager

Hello HONEYGUJAR,  Download the IDT Audio installer on the link below and save it to your Downloads folder.http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp63501-64000/sp63555.exe When done, hold down the Windows key and press RInto the Run window, type devmgmt.msc and hit enter. In Device Manager, expand Sound, Video and Game Controllers.  Right click the IDT device and select Uninstall - you should also get a prompt to remove the current driver, tick the box to allow this and then proceed with the uninstall and restart.When windows has reloaded, open your Downloads folder, right click on the IDT installer and select 'Run as Administrator' to start the installation.  When this has completed, restart the notebook and let windows fully load. Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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I have a Gateway Laptop Model NX570X that I purchased three years back with Vista. August 2009 I was able to load XP Pro with no problems in the Gateway Laptop. I had to reload the OS again (XP Pro). This time on the Sounds and Audio Devices Properties window all settings are grayed out. When I started the reload I installed Bluetooth, which I do not use. At that point the Sounds and Audio Devices Properties window all where Bluetooth and with no audio. I have deinstalled Bluetooth but now all the settings are grayed out. The only CD I have for the laptop is Vista. What do I need to do to get audio back and or have the settings not to be grayed out.

Thanks in advance


A:Solved: All the settings on the Sounds and Audio Devices Properties are grayed out.

Here you go, the main page for the Gateway NX570X:


Then click the first link "Driver Downloads".


Then under "Sound Drivers" you need to download the XP-compatible sound driver, titled "D00664-001-001.exe - SigmaTel Audio Driver version: 5.10.5082.0"

Then, on the next page, click "Download Driver".

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I have an unusual problem: my Audio Output Devices are all sorts of confused. I can't change the default device, nor disable/enable any devices, and no sound comes out.

My notification tray shows there are No speakers of headphones plugged in.

Sometimes it says No Audio Output Device Is Installed.

If I click on it, it tries to fix it, but ends up showing the Audio device is disabled (Not Fixed):

When I open up Playback Devices, it is not disabled.

There is nothing under the Levels tab anymore

I have all devices shown.
At this point, I cannot change the default device nor disable certain devices, even though the options are not greyed out & I can select them. Selecting the actions just does nothing.

I don't think it's a hardware issue, because the audio devices change when I plug in the HDMI cable. It still plays no audio over it, but it switches the default device to the HDMI device.

I still cannot enable/disable, nor set default devices. Selecting the actions just does nothing.

Here is my Device Manager content:

I've reinstalled the devices using the drivers from my device manufacturer. I've heard that the HDMI graphics cards can interfere with the audio devices, and to that end I have uninstalled & deleted the drivers for both graphics devices & both audio devices. I've also used Driver Sweeper to remove the graphics devices.

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A:Audio Devices Disabled/Enabled Simultaneously | Cannot Play Sounds

Hi Lysol,
Is there a sound manager in CONTROL PANEL, there are primary options in my one before you get to your screenshots


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Somehow I lost the Program Events for Start Windows, Exit Windows and a few others in the Sound Schemes for Sounds and Audio Devices. I am unable to attach sounds to these "missing" events. What is the best way to recover add them? Thanks in advance for any advice.

A:Solved: Lost Program Events in Sounds & Audio Devices

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I have an audio application with no name. It plays random ad sounds into my speakers or headset, which ever is set as default. Sometimes it will go away on it's own, but other times it just stays on. This is really slowing down my already slow internet connection.

I've tried MBAM (Malwarebytes) and Spybot - Search and Destroy, but to no avail.

I'd love any help I can get.


A:Malware playing random ad sounds and music through any audio devices.

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I have two USB audio devices that I cannot seem to properly install drivers for.
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 & KORG MicroKONTROL

I am in communication with both product tech support teams but so far they have not offered a successful solution. As the same issue is occurring with multiple devices I thought it might be an OS issue.
I run Win 7 Home Premium x64

The problem is as follows:

The product drivers install correctly without error. However, instead of showing up in the Device Manager in either USB Controllers or Sound Controllers they both show in Other Devices with a yellow exclamation mark.
I have tried the following fix from this site (USB Driver - General Fix for Problems) and this actually enabled me to access a portable HDD that wasn't working, but it didn't fix the issue for my 2 audio devices.
I have also tried right clicking on the devices in Other Devices, selecting Driver Update. I then find the correct drivers listed but when I hit install I get the following error message on both:
"Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it. One of the installers for this device cannot perform the installation at this time."

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A:Audio USB Devices showing under Other Devices in Device Manager

Could it be the two devices are competing with each other and the driver installer gets confused? Details on the devices and the needs to use two of the same type probably would be helpful.

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I'm trying to fix an hp pavillion dv6704nr laptop running windows vista home premium. It has the little red x on the speaker in the lower right hand corner. The owner said it has been there for some months. I have tried downloading the current audio drivers for the computer but every time I try to install the driver, I get an error that says the device couldn't be found.

The first time i restarted the computer, after the driver installation failed, the audio came back and worked fine, until I had to restart the computer. Now I keep getting the same error and nothing i have found so far online has helped.

There are no yellow triangles in the device manager and the device list isn't showing the category for "sound, video and gaming etc." at all.

Please help. I did a search but the other threads didn't solve this problem for me.
Thanks in advance.

A:No audio device installed error and devices wont show in Device Manager

I see three different audio driver packages at http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwar...ct=3646926#N661.You need to find the right one to install. If you install one and the system doesn't work properly...please uninstall it before trying the next one.Installing the wrong one won't do anything harmful to your system...it just won't do any good to leave it installed.Louis

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I am not able to record or hear sounds from my office based Packard Bell laptop running MS Windows XP Professional SP2.

The mixer device is Realtek AC97 Audio which appears to be installed and running OK. The driver is also current.
The attached speakers and Logitech headphones work OK on my personal laptop and are plugged properly.
The control panel volume options are grayed out for both "Device Volume" and "Speaker Settings" in Sounds And Audio Devices Properties.
I am using Windows Default Sounds.
There are no error flags on the "sound, video or game controllers" under Device Manager.
Sound playback default device is Realtek AC97 Audio and sound recoring default device is Logitech USB Headset. MIDI music playback default device is Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth.
Voice playback default device is Realtek AC97 Audio (using laptop speakers selected) and sound recoring default device is Logitech USB Headset.
Troubleshooting has not pointed to any problems.
The problem surely rests with the grayed out volume options with the volume slide set to 0. From my many attempts to Google a solution I am of the opinion that this is not an uncommon problem.
Can someone please help.



A:Control Panel - Sounds and Audio Devices Properties - Volume Options grayed out

So dev mgr shows a-ok?

I'd still reinstall the sound drivers....

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My Lenovo G575, Win7 64, stopped outputting audio today after I plugged in a Jawbone Jambox into it by USB for the first time. A small window popped up stating, something about software or drivers being installed (I don't remember exactly). After the (install) process was complete, I unplugged the USB, and the audio from the laptop no longer worked. I immediately did a system restore to an earlier date when the audio worked. After the restore, there was still no audio coming from the internal speakers or from the output jack. If I plug in headphones into the output jack, all I hear is faint static. There is not faint static, or any sound, coming from the laptop's internal speakers, however.

Next, I:
1. Control Panel >Hardware and Sound >Manage audio devices
In this window, it shows that my Default Device (Speakers, Conexant SmartAudio HD) is enabled. This is the only playback device listed, and the meter bar displays activity if a mp3 file is played, but still no sound.
I have right clicked on the playback device in this window:
A. Enabled and disabled this playback device, and restarted my computer. No effect.
B. Configured speakers. No effect.
C. Test. No sound, but activity displayed on the meter bar.
D. Clicking Properties in this window:
General: This device is enabled
Levels: 100
Enhancements: defaults restored
Advanced: defaults restored

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A:No sounds from PC with audio device installed, updated and enabled.

Go to the Device Manager, RIGHT click on the entry for your sound card (Conexant) to highlight it and then LEFT click "Uninstall". DO NOT check the box to uninstall the drivers. Restart the PC and when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the sound.

If there were a corruption between Windows and the sound card, this will fix it. This also fixes a lot of flakey problems and may take care of yours.

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Hi all.
I dont hear any sound from my desktop computer (HP workstation xw8200)
Some audio software was installed on it before (M-Audio FM, somthing like that)

Whenn I check Sound and audio devices properties then under default sound playback it says "No playback devices"
Under Sound recording it says "No recording devices"

Under MIDI music playback "SoundMAX wavetable synth " is selected.

These drop down are not highlighted and I cannot change these values.
How it can be fixed. Please help. thanks.

A:Audio default device problem, No playback devices

Go here to dowload and install drivers for your hardware.


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I have a new x220, it's 3 weeks old.  No microphones or audio input devices of any kind are being recognized in both the device manager, the sound settings and on skype. Not only is there suppoes to be a built in microphone in the model, but the headphone jack also works as a headset and I have tried plugging in my iphone style headset with microphone with no luck. There simply aren't any drivers or recognition of whatever is driving the input of that microphone feed. How can I fix this so that it recognizes the onboard microphone options (both loudspeaker and headset)??

A:No Audio Input Devices - Built-in microphone not detected/not in device manager ????

Did you install windows by yourself?
In that case a dozend drivers and tools seem to be missing.
Install System Update  and execute it.
If you prefer manually install, download and install the drivers from Lenovo X220 driver matrix

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I recently noticed I have duplicate icons :

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


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

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I am using the trial version of Audio Mid Recorder and when i record anything from like lets say, youtube or even from a radio station it comes out sounding very thin, as if it was recorded from a pair of head phones. All audio devices seem to be in working order.
ok, I just found out why it's sounding thin is because it was recording through the mic head set. Now I disabled the headset but still on the recorder the source device on the drop down option for recording device it is not listed.

A:Audio Mid Recorder audio sounds thin and fraily

I thought that this was disable to plug the analog hole, so that people could not record what they are hearing from their sound card...basically going around copy protection.

Analog hole - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I think they started it with Vista, I could be wrong.

Here is some more info on it:
Ask the Doctor: Pluggin' the Analog Hole | Maximum PC

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Hi to all.

On my Dell OptiPlex 755 E6550 2.33, I've had intermittent issues with the headphone socket suddenly stopping working for quite some time,sometimes problem is auto detected and fixed, sometimes I download a driver or three to resolve. This time nothing is helping no matter what drivers I've tried. Have Win 7 Ultimate installed with just on-board sound. No sound or audio shows up in device manager? Are 755's fickle with on-board sound or just too many sound drivers installed? Any ideas please.

A:Dell OptiPlex 755 No Audio Output device and no Sound/Audio in Device Manager

There could be multiple hidden audio devices.
* Press windows key + R* Enter cmd, click OK* Type cd\ [press Enter]* Type set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1 [press Enter]* Type devmgmt.msc [press Enter]* Once the Device Manager opens, open Sound and see if you have multiple grey out items. If yes, delete them, then restart the computer and retest

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Alright here's my situation:

I have a Core2Duo PC running Vista Home Premium 32 bit, hooked up to my TV using a HDMI cable. This has been working fine for 2 years now. Yesterday I decided to add some more RAM to this PC (4 GB instead of the standard 2 GB to be exact). I know 32 bit will only read 3 GB but I was thinking of upgrading to Windows 7 64 bit later.

Anyway I booted up the computer, worked fine of course, even watched a movie or two without problems. Then this morning I booted up the PC and I suddenly noticed the volume icon saying that there were no audio devices detected! I checked under Hardware and there are no audio devices whatsoever! So my HDMI cable is still giving me picture but no sound! Seeing as I'm using onboard audio I immediately booted into the BIOS and although I couldn't find a specific option that said onboard audio I did see something audio related being "HDA" (I assume HD audio) on automatic, the other option was ACRealtek97 or something. However it was enabled so no luck there.

Does anyone know how all of a sudden my HDMI cable isn't providing audio anymore? I even checked my Nvidia card which also stated that HDMI audio was enabled.

I hope anyone can help me, thanks in advance.

A:HDMI audio doesn't work, no audio devices detected.

hi and welcome to the forum's

Go to:

Control Panel > Sounds > Playback

Then click on HDMI sound and click on the Set Default button

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I have just installed the audio driver for my motherboard, restarted the computer and it seems that driver doesn't do anything at all. I have the speaker icon in the tray bar with a red 'x' on it, and it says: "No Audio Output Device is installed". Why is that? I tried the driver that's on the motherboard CD and also the one from Realtek's website, and while they are different versions, the problem is identical.

Please advise.

A:Solved: 'no audio devices' after installing audio driver

You have posted in Windows 7 forum but your spec says
OS: Windows Vista
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-P35C-DS3R
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
RAM: Kingston 2GB DDR2 667Mhz
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD2400XT
2. Is it the same system please but with 7, if NOT please post the spec
3. What does device manager show please for sound - on the entry there

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I'm gonna try and lay out my problem very simply, and then tell you what I have tried/done.

PROBLEM: When I plug in Headphones, I can not hear anything, and in the playback devices, nothing is shown to be plugged in. This goes the same for my other audio device which is a bose sound dock (for ipod but I connect using a 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable)

Okay, so here goes. When I first build the system and installed windows, i wasn't thinking much of the sound as i was installing updates and video card drivers and what-not. I did, at some point, connect the bose to the computer using the 3.5mm jack on the front panel of the computer. It worked fine, I heard the little sounds the computer makes when logging on. Since then I have had troubles with my network card and ran windows update and various other things.

Now no sound works at all. When I realized this I tried:
-Changing the actual front panel cable that is connected to the mobo from hd audio to ac 97 (and changing the setting in the bios)
-Searched for many hours online trying many different solutions such as:
-updating drivers
-rolling back drivers

Other things i've tried:
-system restore
-update bios
-install audio drivers from mobo disc

I have moved past being extremely frustrated and I now just dont know what else to do.

I would greatly appreciate any feedback what so ever :)
Ask me any questions you want

A:Realtek HD Audio/Motherboard Not recognizing any Audio Devices.

Try this.


Then this.

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I have three audio devices on my pc (ATI HDMI, Via HD onboard and steelseries usb soundcard) and through all devices I only get audio out of the left channel. I have tried two pairs on headphones and my tv speakers all with the same results. I have looked at all the balancing end everything is set to even on both channels.

Windows 7 X64 ultimate
M4A78 PRO Mobo Via HD audio
Steel Series Usb SoundCard

A:Audio Only out of one channel (multiple headsets and audio devices)

As you have three devices, each one separately generates the sound. The only thing common would be the sound itself, such as a wav or mp3 file.

When you use the PC's sound chip (VIA HD) that is one hardware device and the wired on the motherboard output jacks. If you use a USB connected sound device then you are using that device to generate the sound and that device's physical jacks. If you use the ATI HDMI, most video cards have their own built in audio chip (unless this is an old video card that uses S/PDIF connection to the motherboard) and thus again everything separate for audio generation and connection.

One comment, if you have both the Via on board audio and the usb connected sound card enabled at the same time there can be conflicts and sound problems. Not the balance problem you have but there can be problems. If you want to use the VIA then physically disconnect the USB. If you want to use the USB, disable the on-board audio in the BIOS.

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i have checked the device manager >audio inputs and outputs, but there is no line in audio. i had also gone to sound in settings and this cannot be found in disabled or disconnected devices. i connected my headphones with microphone to the system and still i cant record my voice. the inbuilt recorder of my laptop is only working. i have a combo jack. please help so that i can get input line audio using aux cable.

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I have been trouble shooting my sound for quite some time with no results. I've deleted and reinstalled drivers, checked bios, etc. no luck.here are my speccy details:http://speccy.piriform.com/results/hABYADp66DTHtJPioAZ4aF0and here's an example of the messages i'm recieving.

A:No Audio Output Device Installed/ Audio Device Disabled

What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

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acidentally uninstalled my speakers in the device manager...how do i reinstall them

A:Audio device - Reinstalling audio after removal from device manager

This is the Chat & Socialize forum :rolleyes:
We cannot supply technical support in this forum
You could select: Audio and Video forum, for your issue

Hi ypamela0912 :wave:

Please read the following:

B00kWyrm said:

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Hi, i just recently got my convertible laptop. I have found ou that the audio doesn't work due to there being no audio output device installed, and after researching, I found out that there was a problem with the the Intel SST Audio Device. The device status stated:  "The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)There are no compatible drivers for this device.To find a driver for this device, click Update Driver." I tried updating the driver but the computer could not find any drivers for the device.  Can anybody fix this for me please? Thank You.

A:No Audio Output Device installed and Intel SST Audio Device ...

Hi @JD_gin?,Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! A great place where you can find solutions for your issues with help from the community!I came across your post about the Notebook, and wanted to assist you! I have looked into your issue about your HP Pavilion x2 Notebook and issues with sound drivers not installed correctly. In the Device Manager, right-click on Double-click on Sound, video, and game controllers and select all that are listed and uninstall the Driver Software. Here is the download to the Realtek High-Definition (HD) Audio Driversp69248.exe. You could  try using the Windows Update Troubleshooting tool to fix any updates that have not come through for Windows.  Please restart the Notebook twice to make sure all update have been completed! You could also try in the Device Manager, click the arrow next to Display Adaptors to expand that categoryRight-click on Graphics and select Update Driver Software if more than 1 Graphics adapter do 1 at a time.Choose the option to Search Automatically for Updated Driver Software.The Notebook should find and automatically install the updated driverAfter the installation is complete, restart your Notebook.Please let me know how this goes.You can say thanks for trying to help by clicking the Thumbs Up below!.Thanks.

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Hi there,

first i'll give ye the spiel about my laptop audio setup

I spilled a pint of vodka and blackcurrant all over the keyboard a few years ago, all this has damaged is how my speakers work (despite the wireless card and under the keyboard being covered in sticky sugar crystals)

(a) the two embedded speakers emit faint crackling when music is played at max volume.
(b)the embedded subwoofer works fine
(c) the headphone socket only works when a jack is inserted halfway in a very particular manner (giving audio to one desktop speaker only)

I've been using cheap "Trust SP 2750p" stereo usb speakers for the last few months (not interested in spending money on a proper external soundcard setup)

My question is: Can I configure windows or some application to allow audio playback through the usb speakers and the laptop speakers simultaneously? The internal subwoofer is pretty powerful and should sound quite nice combined with the usb speakers at reasonable volumes.

I've tried googling this but to no avail

Realtek AC97 soundcard, Acer 2003 wlmi,

TL;DR version:

Is there a windows xp config or software available that'll allow me to play audio through my usb speakers and internal laptop speakers simultaneously?

many many thanks if you can help me out

A:Play audio through two audio devices simultaneously?

First thing you should do is clean the sugar and gunk off the inside. I can't believe the keyboard still works

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my computer's sound has stopped. I have searched through lots of websites looking for help.
I first noticed this problem when I tried to open iTunes and it came up with the message 'iTunes has detected a problem with your audio configuration. Audio/video playback may not operate properly'. I also cannot listen to music or things online either.
I have looked at my computer's device manager and can't find any catergory such as 'sound, video and game controllers', which one site suggested to try and check the sound card. I have also tried to update quicktime but that did nothing. I have also tried looking at 'sound' and under both the playback and recording columns it says that there are no audio devices installed. THis appears to be the common phrase along a problem with the audio configuration.
This has not ever happened to my computer before and I have had it for about 3 years now. It is a toshiba laptop with windows 7 home premium.
Please help guys, I am really frustrated.

A:Audio configuration no audio output devices?

If its not being detected at all in the Device Manager, it will not show up anywhere else.

When you boot up your PC, enter the BIOS (could be called "Setup") and check to see if the sound is disabled. If it is disabled in the BIOS it will not show up in Windows. If its showing as enabled in the BIOS, do a BIOS reset (to factory setup) and see if that makes a difference.

If its not disabled in the BIOS there is a chance the hardware has failed.

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I have an Acer E1-571 suddenly I have an X on my audio controller icon on home page and no audio devices in control panel. I have tried installing sound video and gaming controllers and then tried to install update but it says best already installed and still no Audio.
Any and all help greafully appreciated and many thanks in advance

A:Audio Disabled no audio devices windows 8

Look for audio drivers on the motherboard CD delivered to when after purchasing your system. If you can't find it or don't have mobo CD around, navigate to manufacturer website and download driver for audio device from there.

Good luck!!

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Windows 7 64-bit I'm using an AMD Athlon 64 3500+ processor My audio is working, but I'm getting "popping" noises every 15-30 seconds and it's really bothering me. I updated to the latest driver for Realtek AC'97 and I insalled the Realtek HD Audio drivers, but only the AC'97 shows up in the device manager. When I got to add/remove programs, it shows that HD Audio can be uninstalled, but I don't know if that means it's working. From reading around on the internet, some people said the HD Audio driver solved their problem, but I'm not sure if mine is actually working or not. I don't know much about computers, so please spell things out explicitly for me so I can just follow directions.

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I just bought a notebook Lenovo G450 and I had drivers not found problem. My OS is Windows XP SP2. In Device Manager, there are four "Audio Device on High Definition Audio Bus" device with exclamation mark. Below is the link to the screenshot of my device manager (pardon me, you have copy-paste the link manually since my post count is still below 5 so I cannot post link/image here):

There is no sound problem since I had successfully installed the sound driver from lenovo (The name is "Conexant High Definition SmartAudio 221" as you can see on the screenshot above) and the sound is working without problem. I also had installed Microsoft UAA Bus Driver before installing the sound driver.

I had tried installing realtek and nvidia high definition audio driver and all required drivers from lenovo (http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/en/DriversDownloads/drivers_list.aspx?CategoryID=370748), but still no avail. The four yellow exclamation marks is still exist.

So I need help to identify what actually are the devices that shown as "Audio Device on High Definition Audio Bus"? And where can I get the driver for that devices?

These are the device IDs:

HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10DE&DEV_000B&SUBSYS_10DE0101&REV_1001\5&15CA... Read more

A:Audio Device on High Definition Audio Bus driver not found on Lenovo G450

I'd advise you should first upgrade to SP3. Then report back if you still have the problem and can proceed from there

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Just reinstalled windows xp. Reinstalled all my drivers, but I'm not sure what this "audio device on high definition audio bus" driver is; that device driver has put that yellow question mark next to. I've looked and looked on Google, it seems some people have fixed with video card drivers, others, motherboard drivers. I'm using a fatality pro soundblaster card.

I've tried to download the audio drivers for the maximus formula, but I believe this goes to the sound card that comes with the mobo, which I am not using. When I try to install, it says that it doesn't match my hardware, and aborts.

I have also disabled on-board sound or the equivalent thereof for this board, in BIOS.

My chipset is X38, and my SB is 82801IR (ICH9R).

Also, if it helps, the device instance id is:


Oh, and thanks!!!

A:audio device on high definition audio bus -- ASUS Maximus Formula

Are you getting sound through the sound card? Did you install the drivers to the sound card? Try to enable on-board and see if you get sound from the card? After you enable on-board, install drivers for it, then go back and disable it so it might shut up.

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