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M93P/M900/M910q - Control Audio Output

Q: M93P/M900/M910q - Control Audio Output

Hi, We have some Tinys in classroom setups where their audio/video output is sent digitally to a controller that passes it on to a monitor on the podium and to an overhead projector. The Tinys all use Intel Integrated Graphics (4600/530/630) with Windows 10 Enterprise x64. Sometimes, the audio switches to the computer's built-in speaker as opposed to the system's and room's audio. I have mitigated some of these occurrences by disabling the Realtek HD Audio device, through a GPO, which is what seems to drive the internal speaker and foreces Windows to use the Intel HD Audio out of no other choice. This doesn't always work. Turning Realtek off manually doesn't seem to stick in the Device Manager. Is there any way to disable it wholesale? I was not able to find anything related to that in the BIOS. Thank you

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We are using the thin installer to update the bios on all of out models. the M93P, M900q and M910q BitLockering following the reboots to flash. it completes the bios flash but is asking for bitlocker recovery key on all these models. the only noticable difference is that it is using flash.cmd and all other models are using winuptp.exe

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Morning, Trying to figure out something here, this is, for all intents and purposes, something new for me, as I've been mostly a "Mom n Pop" Tech vs "Business Tech" so, anyway. I'm working with M900, and M910Q with Intel 530 Integrated for video. I'm trying to trouble the following issues to verify if I missed anything, before punting said minipcs to Lenovo for RMA. Anywho, issues: 1. A M910Q, only the DP port with the metal bracket will work. When the Primary is plugged in, any secondary plugged into the other ports will show up under that port when looking at it in the Intel GFX Display view. I figured this out when I changed the resolution on the 2nd monitor, primary changes. Primary is the live monitor. 2. We have a number of M910s and M900's where when trying to use dual monitors, thru DP -> VGA or DP -> DVI. Monitors would flicker like strobe lights. This can sometimes be bandaided by swapping cables and adapters, but not completely remove the issue. I will point out that we do not have any actual DP Capable monitors on site. Not yet anyway, and those that will be, are going to ThinkCentres with Discrete Cards in them... Ideas? Am I miss anything? I don't see anything in the BIOS to help me, and updating the drivers doesn't seem to provide resolution either. Most are running old drivers, but a few are running the latest for the machine.

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Hi, I have three models of M93P and M900 Tinys, all with the same problem, they freeze after a certain period of time. The amount of time is indistinct, and this all happens randomly. They all run Windows 7 Enterprise x64, which was installed via MDT 2013 with drivers taken from the Lenovo SCCM driver pack/exe. A user tries to use one of the frozen PCs, which does respond to the Ctrl+Alt+Delete press, enters their credentials, then the PC hangs at the "Welcome" message. The only recourse is to forcibly restart the PC via the power button. Everything is fine on the next boot. Simply restarting one of the frozen PCs, instead of logging into it, has nothing happen. No messages on the login screen, indicating a shutdown, nothing until I forcibly reboot the PC. I can tell their frozen remotely, before trying to use the PC, from our endpoint management system, Bigfix, which shows the afflicted PCs as offline. This is all random. It is not model specific, it is not action specific, it is not time specific, and it is not image specific. This happens no matter what OS image I deploy to the Tinys. I'm going to try with just a plain install of Windows 7, and see if that does anything. It is tough to tell exactly where in the Windows Event Log to look. I start with the last time Bigfix has the client online, but there is nothing there. No kernel power indicators or anything. The OS is set to have the PCs never sleep, or never hibernate, with the display powering-off after an hour. T... Read more

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Hi everyone, I have Windows 10 Pro 1903, all possible windows updates done, bios too, Lenovo System Update, Lenovo Bridge, all up to date. On a 4k Samsung TV using DP output plus an adapter to HDMI ( which does 4k - tried same combo - cable+adapter and even the same hdmi input on the TV with a small HP like this one) i only get 1080p out of this Lenovo.The other older HP tiny desktop (with an Intel HD 4500 i guess) outputs 4k with no problem.On M910q i have tried all possible display drivers for Intel HD 530, which this model has. It's the 6th gen Core i5 .Can't even find aything about it online, has no one used it on a 4k TV so far ?Any ideas are greatly appreciated.  Thanks,Adrian  

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I am goin nuts here! I don't know why, but (I think since I've done some auto windows updates this has happened) I used to have it before, and now it is gone.. I just got a toslink to mini-toslink so that I could use the optical out, and now that I have the proper piece of cable, I can't bloody find it!My sound card is an SB X-Fi XtremeGamer. I have a FlexiJack optical out. I have removed my drivers, installed the driver back to original that came with the card from CD, updated the driver, installed SP3, a million reboots.... I know that I am supposed to have an option in the advanced tab of volume control to turn on "Digital Output Only" but it seems I am the only person in the world (aside from this guy: http://connect.creativelabs.com/audigy/Lis...rm.aspx?ID=124).Also, in the creative console to change to digital output, the digital output option is not there either! Of all the screenshots I have seen of my card's audio console, they NEVER don't have that option to go to SPDIF/digital/optical out. The only thing I can change is the bit rate (either 48 or 96), but that does me no good because I can't bloody change my output from analogue to digital anyways!Also, in my THX console for the X-fi card, the option to activate my FlexiJack is greyed out.Does anybody have any clue what is going on? I have no idea where the problem is!Thanks!Michael

A:"digital Output Only" Box Missing From Audio Control

Did you click on Options/Properties and put a checkmark next to all the entries?

Open up volume control. Options/Properties. Make sure Playback is ticked.
Then check all entries, after that Advanced under Options/Properties.

All boxes which have advanced on them-look through those.
The setting will be there, it's usually in the first box which has advanced in it.

I don't have an SB card anymore, so I can't tell you the name of the box it would be under.

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Hi everyone,
I have Windows 10 Pro 1903, all possible windows updates done, bios too, Lenovo System Update, Lenovo Bridge, all up to date. 
On a 4k Samsung TV using DP output plus an adapter to HDMI ( which does 4k - tried same combo - cable+adapter and even the same hdmi input on the TV with a small HP like this one) i only get 1080p out of this Lenovo.
The other older HP tiny desktop (with an Intel HD 4500 i guess) outputs 4k with no problem.
On M910q i have tried all possible display drivers for Intel HD 530, which this model has. It's the 6th gen Core i5 .
Can't even find aything about it online, has no one used it on a 4k TV so far ?
Any ideas are greatly appreciated. 
Mod: edited Subject line to expand problem description


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A:M910q tiny - Can't output 4K video to TV no matter what (DP to HDMI)

Can you tell us, exactly which DP to HDMI adapter are you using, brand and model?  Thx. 

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m900 tiny vs m910q tiny- what are the differences?I am debating from upgrading my m900 tiny (i7,16GB ram, 250GB m.2 PCI e drive)to a m910q with a 7th gen core i7. Is it worth the upgrade?

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Hi I was attempting to use the onboard intel graphics and set the video to igp in bios.Guess what, no video output anywhere ! (not on the GT620 Nvidia card and not on the VGA port of the motherboard). So it looks like a brick, boots but cannot see a thing. Any suggestion on how to get out of this trap ? Note that since I cant see a thing, I cannot get back into the bios to change the parameters back. Thanks.  

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A:m93p no video output

OK I solved it myself...Get the CD version of the BIOS flash update.Follow the instructions to do the flash update (including moving jumpers around on the motherboard)On first boot after the update, set the video IGD and do not forget to enable multiple monitors.Then both the on board card and the lame GT620 cards will work.The intel 4600 graphics are much better than the GT620.Install the drivers for the interl 4600 on board graphics. A bit scary but with gentle handling it will work. P.S. I cant believe the setup will let you screw up like that with no graphics output available...well it ended well.

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i tried all that is said in similar post... nothing is working


Mostly this issue occurs due to corrupt audio driver.
Please tell us the make and model of your audio card so that we can find the proper driver for you.
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Hello,My problem is this: I have an old  set of speakers such that the left speaker eventually stopped working.
Upon taking it apart, turns out the wire was just pulled away from the solder to the pins.I replaced the wire and it was good as new.
After a few months of use, (once in a while use) the left speaker "stopped" workingI later discovered that it still works, but is very very quiet.Such that, I have to set the right speaker balance to 9% and left to 100% to get the same volume from both speakers.I took it apart today, re-glued the wires back to the pins, no difference.
So I am wondering, with Dell Audio client, and my Dell xps 8700, which has a front and back 3.5mm audio jacks, can I set the balance to the front port to be my 100/9 for the speakers, and 100/100 for the back which connects to my headphones?
I took a look in the audio client, but it looks like no such option exists.Do I go looking for a new set of speakers or is there an easy option here?

A:Can you change the balance output on a specific audio jack output with Dell Audio?

I believe both jacks are controlled and connected to the same ports and software so directing one to do one thing and another to do something different isn't possible as far as I know.  Maybe someone will have a different answer, but I don't think Dell's software is advanced enough.

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I have been using a Display Port to HDMI Cable with my M92p for a long time now to connect to my 2 Philips Monitors. I now wanted to connect my M93p the same way and I'm now struggling to do so. I just cant get a signal out through Display Port no matter what I do neither in Bios nor on Windows. And on the PC side, my Monitors are not recognized at all. As my setup works with the M92p, the cable and Monitor are OK I guess. Why does M93p fail? Apart from VGA, the Display Ports are the only other Option. I read that M92p has DIsplay Port Version 1.1. and M93p Version 1.2: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkCentre-A-E-M-S-Series/M93P-Displayport-1-1-or-1-2/td-p/2174499 But I also read that Cable wise this schouldn't make any difference. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DisplayPort#Overview WHats the problem here? WHy is Display Port Output not working on M93p while it does work on M92p?

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I have had my Thinkpad connected to a Samsung TV via HDMI cable (through a Thinkpad dock) for months with no problems. After the latest Lenovo updates (see attached screenshot file) my Thinkpad intermittently fails to recognize the Samsung TV as an audio output... it does not register as an audio device in audio settings nor in control panel, yet it does still connect to the TV as a 2nd monitor and video works fine. It seeems to alternate every other time that I boot up the computer. One boot-up it fails to recognize the TV as an audio output, then I'll reboot and it works.

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Hello, after installing Windows 10 and all drivers from Lenovo I have a annoying problem. Regardless of the speakers being disabled or not I have a funny squeaking sound comming out of the speakers when I scroll down a page in any software e.g. Firefox, MS Word  etc. With some programms I have this squeaky sound even if only some graphics is movong on the screen.In the meantime I have tryed to update the audio driver, but there is nothing newer available then the one dated August 18, 2015.Does somebody else have this problem or is there a solution to it. It is really nerve killing. Thnaks for your help.

A:M900 Tiny Audio

I would download fresh copies of the audio and video drivers from the Lenovo support page, uninstall and delete (the possibly corrupt) drivers for both using the Control Panel/Device Manager page. Reboot, and install the new copies.

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Hello all. I'm getting a M900 tiny with 3x DP ports in the backpanel  (2DP + 1DP in the "Optional connector (available on some models)").I'm connecting them to 3x LG HDTV (livingroom, bedroom and office) via a DP-HDMI adapter and then a 5m HDMI-HDMI cable to the TV. WILL I GET AUDIO TO THE TVs??? Am especially worries about the:1DP in the "Optional connector (available on some models)").  Thank youS

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I have spent many hours trying to get the LINE IN function to work. There is only one input jack on the M900 Tiny and I was previously told it can be used for Stereo LINE IN. Every time I plug a cable into the jack, the microphone appears to activate in Sound settings and I never see anything on the Stereo Mix meter. I have activated/enabled/Listened to the Stereo Mix but nothing comes through. I do not want to use the input jack as a microphone jack, I want to use it as Right and Left LINE IN. How do I set this up in the Sound settings and what are the connections that need to be made on the plug?

A:M900 Tiny Audio Input Settings

Where did you see the Line In support info, that could be a start in working out how it works.   Also can you post your OS, BIOS, and specific model number info. 

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Hello all, my M900 has the new Yellow Retagnular power adapter commonly known as a TRIM connector.My question is: How can the M900 be happy with the connector being pluged in ,in either direction? Most connectors are polarized but not this ONE? Lastly I have one empty memory slot and I would like to add another 4GB stick. What isthe exact memory information that I will need to purchase a new memory stick for my M900. thanks ROb

A:New Power adapter for M900 called TRIM question, and M900 memory part numbers.

http://psref.lenovo.com/Product/ThinkCentre_M900_Tiny32GB max, DDR4 2133, two 260-pin SO-DIMM sockets, dual-channel capable http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for//thinkcentre-m900-tiny Do you have a tiny or tower? Per your other post tiny.Parts are here:http://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/desktops-and-all-in-ones/thinkcentre-m-series-desktops/th...You should find all power connector options within the list and memory options.

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I am running Windows 7 Home Premium on my Dell Inspiron E1505.

I have had no problems with it for several years; however, recently my computer has booted with a red 'X' on my audio and tells me that "No Audio Output Device is Installed." I checked my Drivers and my High Definition Sound and 2 Base System Device drivers have Yellow Question Marks by them. I tried to update the drivers manually but it says Windows Cannot Find Support for your Base System Device and it says my High Definition Audio is already up to date. I have also tried uninstalling the drivers and rebooting Windows to let the system automatically search and update the drivers. This too has failed. I do not have my Windows 7 disc available at the moment to be able to do a clean install.

Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated.

A:No Audio; Driver Downloads Fail and No Audio Output Device Installed


Dell link to driver downloads. Start there for now.

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Obligatory system specs

Dell Inspiron 1545

OS:Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Cpu: Pentium Dual Core T4400-2.20 GHz

Ram: 3 GB DDR2

Graphics: Intel 4 series express chipset- Integrated

Audio: IDT High Definition Audio CODEC
Microphones do not work. Any microphones.

Occasionally, after a restart, if I open dell webcam central it will make my built in microphone work for a little while but, it then later, randomly seeming, stops working.

I've tested several external microphones and they do not work either. Before you ask, yes I did make sure they were enabled and un-muted, I have also updated the drivers on my sound card. I ran a windows diagnostic test and it said there was nothing wrong with my mic. I have absolutely no idea what the hell is happening.
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Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Inspiron 1545
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A:Input audio doesn't work, output audio does.no obvious solution


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I'm having a strange problem in my HTPC. Audio is coming perfectly fine out from the S/PDIF coaxial output, and it's normally connected only that way to the receiver, but now for other reasons I also need to connect it using a 3.5 mm to a small mixer. So in the sound manager I changed the output to the "Speakers", and in fact the Realtek sound manager detects that a cable is plugged into that output and shows me the dialog where it's selected. Problem is, nothing comes out.

I know it's not the 3.5mm to RCA cable because I plugged in my phone, played some music and I can hear it just fine. But the rear speaker (green) output puts out no sound at all, as I also tested it plugging headphones. On the Sound Windows panel where you can select the playback device I can see the volume level move up and down when I'm playing any media file, as well as in the Volume Mixer. If I switch back to the S/PDIF output and change the input in my receiver, audio is coming just fine.

I haven't tried the front outputs because they are not connected. The motherboard has HD Audio but the case has AC97 connectors, so I never cared to connect them because I don't use them. I know the rear green output worked at some point because I remember having a pair of computer speakers connected to it a few years ago.

This is a Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 (rev. 2.1) motherboard with an AMD 1090T and 16 GB of RAM, with Windows 7 Home Premium. The installation is about two months old wi... Read more

A:Realtek ALC889 audio, audio fine on S/PDIF, nothing from rear output

I found out after a while. In the popup dialog when a cable is plugged in, I had selected "Rear speaker out" mistakenly thinking it was talking about the rear output, not the rear speakers in a 5.1 speaker setting. Changing to "Front speaker out" solved the problem.

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No sound.
Little speaker with the red 'x' appeared yesterday
I have gone through the whole update drivers circus to no avail, my laptop can't detect that it has speakers built in so it doesn't bother finding a driver for them.

This is where I am at:
- Intel Display Audio is the only driver installed for sound
- This means that sound works when the laptop is plugged into an HDMI
- When HDMI is not plugged in, the computer cannot find the built in speakers.
- I have Linux on this system and audio does not work there as well

I would call this a broken chipset, but the fact that the computer still processes audio with the HDMI cable attached is confusing me. Also, the 'audio board' for this laptop has 2 usb ports attached to it, and those both work fine.

Any help would be appreciated

A:No Audio Output Device is installed, HDMI Audio Out Works

Hi welcome to the forum

first thing i would check is the bios to make sure it is enabled.

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hello everyone:

i looked in on seven forums trying to find a fix for my driver problem, a lot of friends here were helpfull, i like to give back a little even if my pc is working fine now.

my pc is a desktop running windows 7 pro, motherboard esc a780gm-a, i had a problem with my hd audio driver, under my control panel audio device i only could see "no audio device installed" even when i installed it 10 times, i also saw on my right conner "no audio output installed"

i had a logitech camera installed.

the fix:
i found that my logitech camera was somehow in conflict with my audio device, it kep telling me "communication mic ???" something like that, well after uninstall the logitech camera software my audio came back and its now working perfect.

i hope this helps.

check if you have a camera with a built in mic, this might be your problem.
thank you all.

A:HD audio driver fixed-no output audio installed

Welcome to Seven Forums ruddy17. Thanks for posting, it may help someone. A Guy

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I have no audio at all since the last update from windows 10 in early April.  I am showing a No audio output device installed on the audio icon on my computer.  When I go to device manager it shows that I have no sound components and an error code 39.  This is starting to really frustrate me.  I have tried everything and nothing works.  Be it said I am not an IT person and am limited in my knowledge of computers, but still I am pretty sure it can be a simple fix.

A:I have lost audio and am showing a No audio output device in...

#HPExpertDay1. Restore BIOS to defaults: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c026938332. Update BIOS: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c000426293. Check for hardware functionality: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03463381

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Hi guys,
I'm having a little problem with my onboard audio, having just installed Windows 8.1 (clean install). I have an Asus P8Z77-V LE PLUS motherboard, which includes a "Realtek? ALC889 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC" onboard.
I have installed the latest realtek drivers; R2.73 from the official website.
Now, here's my problem: when I was using Windows 7 on this same machine, I could plug headphones in the front panel connector, as well as speakers in the green back panel connector. This would give me two audio outputs in the device manager/sound list, which was pretty practical and enabled me to output different applications through the speakers or the headphones.
Now, however, there's only one output, irrelevant of whether or not I have two outputs plugged in at the same time. They appear in the device manager as a single device called "speakers" (see picture). Instead of both having separate outputs, they both output exactly the same audio.

Any solution to this?

A:Realtek HD Audio only shows one audio output at a time

Hello audiobreak,

Try going into the Realtek HD Audio Manager (Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Realtek HD Audio Manager), then look for a setting called 'Make front and rear output devices playback two different audio streams simultaneously'. I cannot remember where this is located (The Realtek HD Audio Manager has different skins depending on the motherboard vendor), but for an ASUS Motherboard, I believe you click the Cog Icon in the top left and the option should be in there. I don't know if this will create a separate Playback Device for the Front Panel in Window's Playback Devices, but it will at least allow you to hear audio from both your speakers and headphones at the same time.

Hope this helps.

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Im having the dreadful "No Audio Output Device is Installed" problem on my realtek audio.

It worked some months ago, but im in no position to do a roll back. Im sure the hardware is just fine, it works with Ubuntu.

The computer is a Dell Vostro 430.
My OS is win7 64bit.

I tried the newest Realtek driver suite, the recommended dell-drivers and some basic windows-drivers. Nothing makes the "No Audio Output Device is Installed" go away.

Any help is welcome.
Ive attached my sound-related reg. I believe my realtek device is 0001.

A:Realtek Audio: No Audio Output Device is Installed

The Dell driver is required, non Dell drivers will either not work or not work correctly.

First thing, is the Integrated Audio enabled in the BIOS? (F2 at boot up to enter Setup).

Second, on Dell's (and many others) if the motherboard chipset drivers were not installed, the sound device will not work. In this model there are Intel motherboard chipset drivers. Try installing them and then the Dell sound driver. Dell Drivers

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About 6 month's ago I reinstalled my OS and all my software, shortly thereafter I noticed I had an issue where any sound that was coming through my headphones was being retransmitted through the mic, with further testing I found that this was not actually the case but rather any sound that would be output is being retransmitted as audio in, even if I had no speakers, headphones or mics connected. I have looked at and experimented with everything I could in every sound settings I could find, but nothing has fixed the issue.

Before anyone asks, I have tried updated drivers, the only way for me to stop the issue from occurring is to mute the mic in the recording control, but that stops me from using the mic altogether.

Please Help I need to be able to use my mic without recording anything that I am hearing as well...


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A:Audio Output is being picked up by Audio Input.

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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 will try to explain my problem the best i can:

every 3-5 minutes or so, the main window that i'm working in (doesn't matter which program im running, but usually firefox/msn messenger, etc..) stops being the "top" window, and instead goes to the background - as if i opened another internet explorer window on top of it.

this "glitch" is always followed by something even more strange - the sound gets cut off, and if i check the meters in volume control i always find the "wave" meter to be on minimum, and i have to put it back in the middle.


can you please help?

A:problem with wave output in the volume control

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It may be somewhat not polite starting my board career with a question, but ultimately searching for a solution on google led me here with a few hits which did not provide any solution for my problem, so I'll try it anyway. (While hoping I don't offend anyone by doing so. )

the situation: until recently I only used devices with their own volume control and never even bothered thinking about it, but now I've got a new headset which doesn't have its own volume control.

the problem: The Windows 7 volume control produces suboptimal results. "0" mutes audio, but "1" gives me the same volume on my headphones (as well as speakers as long as I don't use their volume control) as "100" ... and the level always being the same is a problem because it's too loud. (especially on the headphones)

The headphones are connected via their analog jacks and I tried the front audio connector as well as those on the back of the mainboard, which does not change the result. Also setting the volume using the "VIA HD audio deck" produces the same result. (Of course, if programs allow setting the volume it works, but then a single system-sound almost makes me suffer a heart attack. )

If anyone has a hint I'd greatly appreciate it.


A:volume control: '1' and '100' produce same output level - VIA onboard

The reason most people join the forum if for help. You are not the first one and we will try to help.

First thing, although you list the Via driver in your system specs, make sure you are really using the Asus supplied Via driver and not a driver from somewhere else. Motherboard vendors can (and many times do) have custom implementation of the sound chips and not using drivers from the motherboard vendor can cause problems.

If the Device Manager shows "HD Audio" that means you are using a generic driver installed by Windows rather than the actual vendor driver.

Check Asus for a driver and either an updated driver or the same driver version, either way download and install that driver to see if it makes any difference.

Finally, with the PC powered off, disconnect (physically unplug) the front panel headphone connector from the motherboard. Power up the PC and boot into Windows, then try the rear GREEN speaker jack with either your speakers or headphone and see if you can control the volume.

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I think I am the victim of the recent "bug" that used the animated cursor in Windows to react with RealTek AC'97 audio and it's driver. I have no audio at all...The speakers and microphone are not recognized by the OS,...the "new hardware" is not being found. All the drivers and codecs are up to date and I have tried Soundman and WMP...to no avail...Any ideas from anyone.?...Please...

A:No Audio Input Or Audio Output..in XP.

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When I add/edit NTFS permissions for a user/group from command line via icacls application, i get multiple ACE entries in the list for the same thing, while from the GUI every ACE (since they are all the same) are compacted in a single entry.
I couldn't find any worthwhile information from official documentation for the reason why is this happening.
Has anyone experienced this or similar situations and can shed some light on this matter?
You can clearly see the situation in the attached image, one user has multiple entries and they should be compacted in one.

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I'd like to do a clean windows 10 installation but i'd like to keep "HP Audio Switch/Bang & Olufsen Audio Control".. but it's not in the download section for this laptop.. my question is where can I download this for standalone installation?

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DTS Audio Control Panel Audio Enhancements dont stay off. I turned them off, but when i restart the music sounds like it has re-enabled the enhancments, although when i open the DTS Control Panel it is still unchecked. I know its on because then I tick the check box the sound quality does not change, but when I untick it it changes again. This happens everytime i restart. I would like it if the Audio Enhancements stay off. Its frustrating to check uncheck the box everytime i restart the laptop. Thank You!

A:DTS Audio Control Panel Audio Enhancements dont stay off

Hi @GX9 ,Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome. It is a great site for information and questions. I have looked into your issue about your HP Spectre 360x and issues with  DTS Audio Control Panel Audio Enhancements not staying off. When the system restarts it loads default settings for hardware. I would uninstall the  DTS Audio Control Panel Audio Software from Programs and Features to see if this helps you out. Please let me know how this goes. Thanks.

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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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I'm running a Dell XPS 420, which came with Windows Vista. I decided this morning that I was going to give Windows 7 a try, backed up some media on another PC, and did a completely fresh install.

Everything worked perfectly, I didn't even have to install any drivers. My native resolution was automatically correct, the sound worked, the internet worked, everything was dandy. It worked perfectly, and for the record, I really enjoyed it. I used it for several hours, getting used to the new features and whatnot.

I went to sleep for a few hours, and then went out for a while. When I came back, the sound had stopped working. It gave me no error at the time, it just didn't work. WinAmp wouldn't play my MP3s, Youtube videos were without audio, system sounds weren't playing, and yet, the volume was enabled and at an audible level of 67. My speakers were still connected properly, too.

I figured maybe a reboot was in order, and when I restarted, there was no sound still. Now, however, the speaker taskbar icon had a red x next to it, with the words "No Audio Output Device is installed." on the tooltip. I rebooted again and there was no change.

Using the Windows 7 trouble shooter, it says that "Hardware changes might not have been detected."

The odd thing is, this has happened to me before with Windows Vista. I wanted to perform a clean re-install of Vista, and when I did so, the sound worked perfectly for a few hours, before going out again. I would re-install Vi... Read more

A:Audio stops working, "No Audio Output Device Installed"

Hi filmtrauma, welcome to the forums.

While you have been asleep, Windows Update may have installed a new Sound driver for you which may have caused this error. Open Windows Update and click 'View Update History'....

You could try downloading the latest drivers from the hardware manufacturer, a lot are now supporting Windows 7 too..

Also, is your sound hardware plugged in (to the motherboard) securely? It's rare but i've dealt with some cases of hardware coming loose, might be worth a look. Another thing to check may be the temperature of the card, it may be getting overly hot due to a dust build up (might not be, i'm not 100% up-to-date on all sound hardware).

Hope this helps

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Before I left the house this morning, I played a song on iTunes. When I came back, the only sound that would come from speakers (and a pair of headphones I have lying around) is the system beep (double clicking an icon in My Computer or hitting a key on a message box screen). There was supposedly brownouts across the area, but my computer was on standby today and the speakers were the only thing affected. I have tried everything with full volume and nothing works. I have a WinXP P4. PLEASE HELP!!!

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After reinstalling windows xp no audio output and no audio device can be seen.

A:No audio output

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My computer worked fine yesterday listening to music etc..

But now everytime i goto play something it doesnt work. . and in musicmatch jukebox it says "waveout format not supported"

i went under my volume control and then properties and it said i have no audio output. . i looked at my sisters computer and it said hers was using ac97 or something...

i looked on microsoft.com ... where can i download the driver to fix this problem? everytime i see something that will correct my problem.. it costs money!!

any help appreciate

A:No Audio output?

What computer do you have? Is it branded such as HP, Compaq, Dell, etc? You could try reinstalling the sound drivers after downloading from the computer's manufacturer website. Or do a repair install of XP if you have the xp cd.

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I was watchin a movie n suddenly i stopped gettin the audio but the video is perfect
wat shud i do??
plz help....

A:No audio output

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Hello TSG Community,

Recently I noticed my computer has very low sound output. Could a virus have affected this?

I have checked my speakers with another set which produces the same result. Since I am not too savvy with computers I started reading other forums and one indicated I should remove the restore points on my computer, reboot, and to run a anti-virus application. Once anti-virus was complete, I had a trojan virus called "byteverify", which I removed.
I have checked the following to make sure they are all in correct working order:
Realtek application - Checked
2 Ch speakers - Checked
XP OS Audio Control Panel - Checked

Any Suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

A:Low Audio Output for XP OS

Check the volume of both the "master" line, and the WAV line on your audio properties. Sometimes the "master" can be set at maximum, but the WAV will be at minimum, and not be very loud.

also, if you have "powered" speakers (that plug in or run on batteries), make sure they are powered on.

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folks my lappy a dell latitude d810 was giving grief, it was running xp, i tried to reboot it using a non dell version of xp, this of course would not work, i got hold of a dell vista disc which booted it up and got it running fine, everything in the garden is rosy except i do not have any sound, i get the message no audio output, i went on to dells site, but it cannot figure out what to do with a machine running vista when it should be running xp, your help again please and thanks in advance.

A:no audio output

Same or related topic? http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/514644/windows-xp-downloads/#entry3210667
However, go to dell support site and try using the XP audio sigmatel driver instead. On certain cases, including network and video drivers not available or not supported on some computer model upgrade/downgrade OS, they would work but take note that they could cause also some bluescreens after installing them which means it is not compatible. A Windows update, missing service pack or check for update by a device manager is also another option. Hope this helps.

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I have a dell computer xp. I cannot get any sound from my speakers, have plugged them in correct place (I think!!) but in control panel, sounds it says no audio output. Do I need to install drivers or software and how do I do this.

A:no audio output

If you have internet connection copy the manufacturer's name and model no.,go to the manufacturer's website and give the model no. and download the driver.If you don't have a internet connection go to the shop from where you bought the motherboard and show them
the model no. and ask for a driver.

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I've read dozens of topics relating to these questions yet have found no answers. I'm looking for a software solution NOT hardware.

1. How can I record the Windows 7 Text 2 Speech voice?

2. How can I playback the recording through a program(WMP, MPC, etc) and have it go though the mic instead of speakers? Pretty much I want the text to speech to act as my voice for a mic. I don't care if there is no speaker output while this is happening.

A:PC Audio output to Mic

A microphone jack is an INPUT, it's not an OUTPUT.

But, if you have a "System Mixer" (may be called Stereo Mix or What You Hear) then you can record what you are hearing on the PC speakers using a program such as the free "Audacity". Record with Audacity and save the file as either wav or MP3. You can then play it back with any media player.

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Hi I have recently done a windows update but due to this I have no sound playback from my computer, when I hover over the sound icon I get this message 'No audio output device is installed'
On this I updated the drivers with a manual search and then manual, this didnt help.
Next I restored my pc to an earlier date when the audio was working, also didnt help.
I have checked that sound is enabled in the BIOS, nothing.
Please help as I cant even reinstall windows 7 due to my DVD drive also being broken.

A:No audio output


Best thing to try is do a system restore to the date previous to your update, if that produces sound then do not update your windows update with that update. It's not well known but there are updates than can mess with your system settings (not intentionally)

Let us know if that works


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Good Day,

My problems is that no sound can be heard from my laptop. The volume is there. When I play a music file i see the green bar going up and down (in the sound bar). The correct Device is selected as default device in Sound Options. I can get the sound back by disabling and enabling the Audio Device in Device Manager, but sometimes it requires a restart so it's kinda cumbersome.
The last thing I did was install an update for my Video Card driver.

My Laptop is Alienware M17x R2
Specs are,
Processor : Intel Core i7 CPU Q 820
Memory : 8192MB Ram
Display : ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5800 series (HD 5870 Crossfire)
Sound : Speaker / Headphones (IDT High Definition Audio)

A:No Audio Output

Have you tried reverting to the previous driver?

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