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Windows 8.1 doesn't detect any audio devices

Q: Windows 8.1 doesn't detect any audio devices

Hello,
Everything was ok with sound but now the computer doesn't detect any sound devices like amplifier, headphones, speakers, etc. The computer does find the audio card, but not devices. Please help.

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A: Windows 8.1 doesn't detect any audio devices

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Hello, my name is Conan. I have installed Windows 7(Ultimate, 64-bits) in 2009, my previous os was Windows XP(32-bit). Although I am really happy with W7 there's something which is a big turn-off. The sound, that is, it hasn't worked on W7 ever since I installed it. It's not the devices that are the problem, they all work perfectly fine when connected to my iPod. As a matter of fact, It's quite obvious what the problem is, windows doesn't detect any connected audio devices. Here are some screenshots:


I have already downloaded the latest Realtek driver, but this also didn't detect any audio devices

A:Windows doesn't detect any audio devices: no sound

Well,

Yes, Win 7 has detected an audio device. What it's not detecting is that you have speakers plugged in.

Do you have a set of speakers you can plug into the back (green) speaker jack?

Or maybe a set of headphones into the front (green) headphone jack?

If it didn't detect any devices you wouldn't see those options.

Right now you're set to output audio to "Digital Out", it's set as the default output device, plug speakers in, select "Speakers" then click on "Set Default".

Ap

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I have a computer with a 2ghz processor and 1gb of ram. I have Windows Vista Ultimate installed on it. Every now and then I swap out the hard drive and put in a hard drive that has Windows XP Pro on it. When I do this, there are no audio sources detected and even when I try to download drivers it still does not work. It is a fairly new motherboard with an onboard soundcard. Is it possible that Windows XP is not compatible with the motherboard? How can I fix this so when I put the hard drive with Windows XP on into the computer, it detects the same audio devices that the Vista sees. I would rather not use a dual boot. Please help.

A:Windows XP will not detect audio devices

are the xp driver loaded onto the xp drive

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Hi, I heres the problem:
My PC will no longer detect USB devices: My Mp3 Player/Memory Stick, My Web Cam or my Mobile Phone Data Cable.

usualy when you plug a USB device in to windows XP OS you hear that sort of 'bong' sound and the icon appears in the sys tray, right? it isnt doing that no more and my mem stick doesnt show up in 'my computer' or device manager, although when i plug it in it powers on (same with all the devices)

I have tryed both front and back USB slots on my PC.

Is there a service your PC depends on to run these? i have quite a few disabled due to low RAM, but i don't know which one it could be (if it is this)

Spec:
Windows XP Pro 2002 service pack 2.
AMD Semp 2600+
256MB RAM
ASROCK K7S41 Mobo

Cheers for any help.
 

A:PC Doesn't detect USB devices

Check your CMOS if there any setting there to turn them off. I would try to obtain a PCI USB card and try that.
 

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Hi together!

I bought a bluetooth dongle from Speedlink "VIAS Bluetooth USB Adapter".
It implements Bluetooth V2.1+EDR, but that should be backwards compatible.

It is working on Windows 7 and on Linux 3.7, but on Vista (i have SP2), the pc is unable to detect any devices.



First of all the cover of the dongle says that it is "certified for Vista". Windows actually recognizes it and installes the standard bluetooth drivers. The manual confirms that only Microsoft drivers are needed.

So the drivers are installing with no problems, but i can't detect any devices. (I tried my phone, the wiimote, all these things work on the other platforms)



I tried reinstalling the drivers and rebooting a lot of times,but it didn't helped.
I tried writing an e-mail to the manufacturer, but there was no response since the 28th July.

Under "services", the service "bluetooth support service" is running.

I found out that the dongle does not search for devices. I observed this on the Windows 7 pc. When the dongle searches for devices, the LED stays red (which is happening on Windows 7) but on Vista the LED is only flashing.

Has somebody an idea?
Thank you

A:Bluetooth Dongle doesn't detect devices (SP2)

Hi. I would like to assist you. Please post the device status from device manager as a photo, and the Hardware ID so i can try to find a fix.

If you need to know how to do that, let me know

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I have Inspire 5.1 5300 and after i reformatted the computer i cant hear anything from the speakers the same thing as i read this

HTML:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Desktops/Q_20691808.html
My Hardware Devices doesn't contain any sound devices so I am asking how am I suppose to get these devices installed or how do I get my computer to detect the speakers.
 

A:Computer cannot detect any audio devices

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I've tried going to my computer's hardware and installing drivers for the audio device- but the audio device isn't detected in there either. Also, ive tried to install audio drivers for my motherboard (ASRock H61M-VS), but even after that I cannot find my device anywhere.
If this helps, I am plugging in an earforce charlie headset into my computer. (Ear Force Charlie Recertified - Turtle Beach, Inc.)

Please help! I cant stand the red 'X' over my sound symbol!
:P

A:Microsoft can't detect Audio Devices

First item, make sure the Integrated Audio (on board or whatever its called in the BIOS) is enabled.

Second, Install the Intel motherboard chipset drivers (INF driver) then the VIA HD Audio driver from the AS Rock downloads. H61 Motherboard Series Manufacturing - ASRock Inc.

If it still shows the "red x", go to the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound and finally the Sound Panel, Playback section. Your "Speakers" (the VIA HD Audio) should be set as the default playback device. If it is shown but disabled, enable it and then set it as default. If its not shown, RIGHT click in a blank area in that panel and check to show Disabled and Disconnected devices. Then if its shown, you can make it the default audio playback device.

Post back after you go through these procedures on the status.

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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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Windows98 SE

A week ago, I used Audiograbber to rip an audio cd.
I used Soundforge to edit. And then used Nero to burn an audio cd.
Burned ok. But when I went to play, Windows CD player came on and
says it doesn't detect any data on the cd.

Interesting this is.
I then used Soundforge and could play from that same audio cd, which
is a cd-r.

I can burn a data cd and Windows sees that, just not audio.
I've burned audio cd's before with no problem.

Also, btw, not sure if this matters, I did a Microsoft update, and had to do
re-install a few drivers, etc.

Any clues as to how I can get control back for my cd player in Windows?
I thought it might have been a driver or something, but all my drivers are up to date, cable are plugged in, in the cd-rom.

I must be missing something, but can't see it. :knock:

Thanks very much.
 

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I purchased Logitech Z313 speaker system, which is suppose to be a plug and play but my computer doesn't detect it. I have a dell computer and the speakers was connected on my monitor. My monitor quit and so I purchased a Acer monitor and have been using it for about 9 months and now decided I wanted sound and purchased the speakers. But it is not being detected. Help please.

A:doesn't detect logitech audio device

What model Dell?

Make sure that you have the speakers connected properly and plugged into the correct audio output jack.

http://www.logitech.com/repository/1.../27251.1.0.pdf

Check Device Manager to make sure there are no driver errors.

Check Sound/Audio properties in Control Panel to make sure nothing muted and the correct playback device is selected.

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Hello,

I'm pretty much lost here. A while ago I reinstalled windows XP on my parents' PC. On my next visit they told me there is no sound. I checked to see through dxdiag that it does not detect any sound card. So I thought I perhaps forgot the sound drivers.

It has integrated audio chipset and I didn't know exactly which audio drivers to install. Tried a bunch, some didn't even install and others installed, but no sound still.

Then I uninstalled audio drivers and just tried to do a windows update. That redirected me to a bunch of sound drivers, tried the newest one - same, no sound still. And dxdiag still says that there is no sound card.

After a while I found the driver CD for the motherboard. Installed the sound drivers from there and STILL no sound.

So I'm pretty much stumped. Maybe the the hardware is failing? The motherboard is relatively new (about a year old). Any ideas? Much appreciated.
Vlad
 

A:No audio, no drivers work, doesn't detect sound card

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Hi All,

I am new to this community and this is the first time i am posting.

My computer doesn't show volume control in system tray and Audio is completely gone. When I tried to get that from accessories it gives me a message that there are no active mixer devices available and tells me to go to control panel and add hardware.

Let me tell you what I have done so far. I ran msconfig and found "Windows Audio" and it was okay since there was check mark besides it. Alternately I ran %SystemRoot%\system32\services.msc which takes me to the same place and everything seems okay.

Then in control panel - sounds and audio devices - volume tab completely grayed out, on audio and voice tab it says the default device is modem#0 line play back ( I don't know why..!) and same thing for sound recording.

I have been working on this for 2 days but can't figure out. Any kind of help will be greatly appreciated.

And also, none of my USB seems working and doesn't detect any connections like my external hard drive.

Hoping to hear some solution...!!

Thanks..!!
 

A:"There are no active mixer devices available" and USB doesn't detect ext. hard drive

Sometimes, it takes a reformat and reinstall to get things working. Others here will have solutions that will sometimes work temporarily. But the complete reformat and reinstall is the most reliable, we have found.
Do you use a USB printer - scan - fax - copier? We find that there is some sort of relationship with this problem you describe, and certain Epson, HP, and Lexmark multifunction printers and USB failures. In those cases, a total uninstall and removal from the registry, then reinstall from downloads seems to be a good fix. In others, the multi-function printer never works right again.
 

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HP Notebook Split x2, started with Windows 8, then 8.1, now 10. Everything works fine except for Beats Audio, which never seemed to work. It's installed but not recognized. The HP default speakers do work but it's lame, I was hoping for the snazzy Beats Audio. In the screen shot, I tried "find and fix audio playback problems", but Beats Audio isn't a device, should it be ? you can see Beats Audio Control panel. How do I get Beats to become operational ? Also, I don't see how to test Beats in the Control panel. I've looked around on this forum and find lots of similar questions but not exactly this.  Here's the playback devices, shouldn't Beats Audio be one of them ?

A:Beats Audio installed but doesn't show up in devices

Well, I found where to "turn on" Beats Audio, but it's grayed out . . .  So how do I get it to work ?

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Hello! I know lots of people have a similar problem but as I haven't found a solution here nor anywhere else, I thought I'd share my specific case.

I'm at Windows 10 version 1607, build 14393.105. System specs are in the profile, the UEFI is updated and the latest, settings there are on their defaults.

Windows sees:
* keyboard
* mouse
* Logitech F710 gamepad
* Corsair Voyager Go usb stick
* Smart card reader

Windows doesn't see:
* A Western Digital external drive
* Canon 70D camera

I had no problems with any USB devices with my previous computer which also had Windows 10 and the AU.

I've already tried:
* installing a USB driver from the motherboard manufacturer (which only relates to the 3.1 feature tbh)
* different windows versions from 1507 and up
* installing the commonly suggested Windows Media Transfer Protocol Kit (Download Media Transfer Protocol Porting Kit from Official Microsoft Download Center)

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I have an adapter plugged in. The adapter seems to be working fine. But when I try to add a new device, it fails to find anything in rage. I have a Bluetooth keyboard, headset, and phone. None show up.

This same problem happens with any adapter I've tried. I'm on my third one now. The first one apparently wasn't compatible with 64-bit Vista (although it did the same thing as the others) the second one was apparently "defective", and now this one is just doing the exact same thing. Simply does not detect any devices when I search for them.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

A:Windows won't detect any Bluetooth devices

Try updated drivers for your adapter

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hi
i have a dell inspiron 1520 laptop with built in bluetooth.
I am running windows vista and it just will not detect any bluetooth devices.
i have downloaded the drivers from dell website and installed them.
Also have checked the bois to make sure it is enabled, the bluetooth icon is in the system tray.
when i goto control panel and bluetooth deviec, then click on add bluetooth device i will not detect anything.
Can anyone help me please.

A:windows won't detect any blutooth devices

Check the Device manager - enable viewing of hidden devices (click on view tab).

Any red/ yellow flags? Look at Bluetooth specifically.

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Hi,
 
My windows 7 machine won't detect video hardware of any kind. For example no USB camera's, Firewire Camera, Roxia Game capture devices, Elegato Game Capture devices, and so on. 
The software installs and they show up in device manager but for example the USB camera signal don't show up in any programs(Skype and so forth) and things like the game capture devices always indicate no signal to their connected software.
 
In my own terms its as if USB won't accept any video signals through it.
 
I have verified that nothing weird is going on in the settings of the bios and so forth. No other problems seem to exist on the system. But honestly I am just completely confused. I am assuming its some kind of registry corruption but I can't track it down. 

Thanks all.

A:Windows 7 Ultimate Won't Detect Video Devices of any Kind /USB Cameras and so on

Im watching this with interest, I have the same problem.

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Never had this problem before with a motherboard not detecting a drive. Is it a BIOS issue that will be resolved once updated?

Check my spec page on user profile for my system info if this helps provide more info. It is running v4.1 and I can upgrade that to 4.3.

What happens is it will not detect the other HDD that windows is not installed on, but it didn't detect before any OS was installed on either drive, and this issue has been interchangeable between both HDDs. And each time Windows 7 setup detects both drives, not always - until I hot plug out and back in but it shows up then. Both HDDs show up when in windows but I run the risk of not being able to boot into windows having it connected. So as you can gather it is not RAID 0 as I normally have setup but AHCI for now. It is a new system and HDDs are healthy, pass all tests - and only a few months old.

I've not used AHCI mode before so howcome when I hotplug a HDD windows detects it but doesn't show up in computer, only under computer management? Only I could do with hotpluggin in a 2TB HDD I have that has backed up data on which I want to organised and move to another HDD so I can format it, I think it might be corrupted file system or something because when I hotplug it windows crashes whereas it never used to under my old system - this happens whether I use USB dock or SATA connection - hot plugging.

Advice much appreciated, thanks.

A:MB doesn't detect 2nd HDD while Windows does

Sorted it. BIOS update did the trick and 2TB HDD also detected now without crashing W7

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My PC was updated to Win10 almost 1 year ago and there wasn't any problem connecting my windows phone (Lumia 920).
I'm not sure when it started but probably since this summer my PC start to not detect my Lumia 920.
Actually Lumia 920 is detected and it can charge with PC, but I can't sync and open it.
I want to attach some pictures to show what is happning but I can't attach them while this site verify my account.

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I'm trying to connect a Digital Camera through a USB to my XP computer but it does not show up in computer, why?
 

A:Windows doesn't detect Camera?

is the camera on? most require you plug it in to the usb then turn it on? just wondering kinda made that mistake with a brand new cool pix then threw it at a wall thank god for best buys accidental damage thingy
 

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When I plug in a usb, it doesn't detect it, What should I do?

A:Windows 7 doesn't detect USB port

Check in device manager if the drive is up there. What kind of usb devise is not detected?

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When my systems goes BSOD and restarts, I have that screen where I can choose which mode I should restart (safe mode, etc...) However Windows doesn't detect my keyboard during that screen and I am forced to wait 30 sec and boot in normal mode automatically.

Now this wouldn't be that much of a problem but I need to update the defective firmware of one of my HDD. And I use a boot disk to do that and of course the boot disk doesn't recognize my keyboard. So this became a major problem and I can lost my hdd data anytime now.

My mouse and keyboards both use an usb port, I suspect that I need traditional mouse and keyboard using traditional ports.

I have a traditional mouse but I do not have a traditional keyboard unfortunately. But I have converters from usb to traditional port for both mouse and keyboard.

What I tested:
1. plug-in the traditional mouse and reboot, result the traditional mouse is recognized.

2. use the usb to traditional port for the mouse and reboot, it doesn't recognize the mouse

3. use the usb to traditional port for the keyboad and reboot, it doesn't recognize the keyboard

Any clue on how to have keyboard recognized as traditional please?

TIA

Edit:
Keyboard: Logitech G15 refresh
Mouse: Logitech G9

A:windows seven doesn't detect my keyboard

What are your system specs?

Check 'Device Manager' for any yellow triangles, if there are any check for new drivers from your OEM or motherboard website.
You should check for updated drivers even if no yellow triangles.

Can you borrow a keyboard with a PS2 cable, for testing?

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I just upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and now my computer only detects one display rather than two. I have a Dell desktop computer and two Dell monitors. Using Windows 7 both monitors were being detected/used. Can anyone tell me how to correct. (I'm not very technically experienced, but can follow basic instructions.)

The second display shows a black screen with the message "Cannot Display This Video Mode".

A:Windows 10 doesn't detect my second monitor

right click on desktop for "display settings" - pick the monitor that shows up that message -> click it to activate -> switch correct video mode for it. its prolly too high resolution issue.

also WIN+P -combination gives you chance to use "extended desktop" which you should use to configure the resolutions

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Hello
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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Hi, I have a small problem but a big problem for me.. So I bought the LED Samsunng SycnmasterEX1920X yesterday and I my video card is MSI n430gt... Is there anyway to reset my setting on the DVI-i port of my video card because when I plug my VGA to the Monitor and start up my PC it detects my monitor and in Nvidia Control Panel But If I plug my DVI-i and start up my PC... It doesn't detect my monitor even at the Nvidia Control Panel... Does anyone know what is my problem? Please.... Help me...Because I need to use the DVI-i to use Nvdia Scaling Aspect Ratio....
OS: Windows 7 64bit
Motherboard: Asus p7p55d-e pro
8gb ram
video card: MSI n430 Gt
Monitor: Samsung LED SyncMaster EX1920X
I use DVI-I to DVI-i Cable... Thanks.....
 

A:DVI-I doesn't detect my monitor, can I detect it in settings?

You already have a thread started for this problem here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic162995.html

Please do not post the same problem more than once. Thank you.
 

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Hi,
I am having a strange issue with my windows 8 pc as it sometimes doesn't detect any network present and i have to restart it again to get the network. The issue happens usually every time i boot. But restarting once solves it. Any help?

A:Windows 8 doesn't detect network after boot

I'm having a similar issue. If I am not connected to an Ethernet upon boot, I cannot get connectivity after plugging in my Ethernet, nor does the Device Manager detect my Gigabyte EP45-UD3P dual NIC's. I have to reboot with the Ethernet inserted before the OS loads. then all works as should be. Strange.

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.......the CD or DVD burner (it is a slimtype DVDRW 9) I have a program installed that came with the PC called Sonic RecordNow! which looks okay but I have an episode of the simpsons on my hard drive I want to burn to DVD. There is only the option to make an exact copy of an already existing disc with Sonic RecordNow! and I would like the option to use both Sonic RecordNow! and Windows Media Player to burn stuff. Any suggestions would be great guys. Thanx
 

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I have just installed Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit at my laptop and I tried to connect to my wireless network....

I went to the Control Panel and I saw the Connection Adaptors and only the Ethernet Adaptor was shown...

I have installed the Appropriate Drivers and it wasn't there again!

Help Please!

A:Windows 7 doesn't Detect Wireless Adaptor

A little more detailed information about the laptop may be helpful.
make/model type stuff.

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Hi there,

I'm running Windows XP sp3 and have a 500G Transcend USB external hard drive without external power and all was working very well, but suddenly Windows doesn't detect my hdd on startup, the Safely Remove Hardware item appears in the system tray and is showing the presence of the drive but it doesn't assign a drive letter to it and it also doesn't appear in My Computer untill I unplug it then replug it. Does anyone have a solution for this annoying problem. A little help is appreciated very much, thanks in advance.
 

A:Solved: Windows doesn't detect HDD on startup

The problem seems to be the HDD itself because i've tried another external HDD and it's working fine, what possibly can be the problem it's a very new HDD?
 

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About a day or two ago, my computer really slowed down. For instance, winrar takes much much longer to extract a 50-70 mb file (before it would take 3 secs, now it takes around 15 secs). The music I play with VLC media player sometimes gets sloppy, music gets distorted when doing multiple tasks, something it didn't do before. In fact, just now as I was extracting a rar file AND playing music, the music sounded messed up. There are a lot of other indications of slowing down (defraggler -> analyze taking MUCH more time and freezing my computer at certain % intervals, 17, 35, etc).

so I ran a few virus scans, mbam, avast. and nothing came up. Does anyone have any idea what it could be?

A:Windows XP slows down but doesn't detect virus

Download sp for your os.
Try running spybot.
Have a look on task manager and see what processes is eating your ram.
Have a look at the drivers as well

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i have about a 5 yr old compaq running xp.i had bestbuy to put in a radeon 9550 avg graphics card and i had to restore my com now windows wont detect the card so when i try to install the soft ware it says it cant find any hardware to install the software.i could use any help plz and ty.
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A:Windows doesn't detect my new graphics card

Double post

Already answered here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic112198.html
 

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Hello, i have a problem with my soundcard.
This is a separate sound card, so it's not a part of my motherboard.
The name of the soundcard is: "Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI Sound Card"
The card and my optical sound (i use an optical cable for digital sound, which no longer works when i switch to "S/PDIF" sound in sound devices.) no longer works. When i go to device manager, it doesn't even detect that i have my specified soundcard, which i absolutely do.

Also after the re-install, my computer feels really slow. I have 16 gigs of ram, a good CPU, and a good graphics card, so that is not the problem. If anyone could figure out or have an idea what could be wrong with those two issues, PLEASE do reply.

I fear that after my Windows 7 re-install, a ton of drivers are missing. I don't have my 'recovery hard disc' anymore, which contained a lot of stuff for my PC. The computer store who installed my sound card, graphics card and more, removed that hard drive. I didn't notice that before i had to do a re-install, and they don't have that darn hard disc anymore.

Can anyone help me? Do i have to do something in BIOS? I'll attach a DxDiag of my computer to this post! Please help me!

A:My PC doesn't detect my soundcard after Windows 7 re-install.

You are probably missing needed drivers. Since you have an intel CPU, you have a motherboard with an Intel chipset. Go to the motherboard vendor and download the needed drivers, including the Intel chipset drivers. One of the main things the chipset drivers do is define (identify) all the hardware devices on or attached to the motherboard.

I didn't see what the motherboard was in DXDiag, the BIOS should give you that information. Manufacturer and model. Then go to that manufacturers downloads for the specific model motherboard. If there are no Windows 7 drivers listed, Vista drivers are compatible.

In addition, since you are using a separate sound card, you need to disable the on-board audio (the RealTek) in the BIOS. Two sound devices can conflict which could cause some of your problems.

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Maybe this will help some people. It's a little easier alternative if you're in the same situation I am.

->Purchased new laptop with Windows 8.1 factory installed
->Purchased on April 14, 2014

->Laptop has UEFI motherboard
->HDD is setup w/ GPT

->Inserted Windows 7 Professional DVD
->Windows 7 setup cannot find a HDD / requests drivers

======FIX======
1.) Right-click your start button on the Desktop
2.) Choose "Disk Management"
3.) Right-click on your main HDD and choose "Shrink volume"
4.) Choose whatever size
5.) Right-click on the newly created unallocated space and choose "New Simple Volume"
6.) Do NOT format this volume
7.) Insert your DVD/USB/load ISO/whatever and start Windows 7 Setup
8.) I chose not to go online and get the newest updates, but that's up to you
9.) Choose your newly created simple volume
10.) Let setup continue as normal (Your installation will now find the hard drive(s) and partition(s))
11.) Once you're booted into Windows 7, right-click on computer and choose "manage"
12.) Go back to "Disk Management," and delete all your other partitions.
13.) Right-click on your Windows 7 Partition and choose "Expand this volume"
14.) You've essentially performed a clean install

If this proves to be a useful method for anyone else who's recently purchased a Windows 8 computer and is looking to (up)downgrade to Windows 7, I'll update it to be more in-depth and include pictures.

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A:W8 downgrade -> Windows 7 doesn't detect HDD during install [FIX!]

Quote:
Laptop has UEFI motherboard


YES & NO, down to your UEFI/BIOS firmware setting.

As this is a OEM manufacturer's PC with Pre-installed Windows 8/8.1.

1) Downgrade to Windows 7.
Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7
Warning you must have the UEFI/BIOS firmware setting in Step Three set.

Make sure you read the NOTE at Step three.

2) If Using a USB Pen drive on a PC with a UEFI BIOS.
USB Pen drive need to be formatted to FAT32 as in
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
Take note of Step 11 for Windows 7.
Also you will need to use a USB 2.0 port, as there are no USB 3.0 drivers in Windows 7.


You will need to buy Windows 7.

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I have a nice Logitech 120 headset that has great microphone quality, but it and any other microphone I plug in to my computer are not detected at all. The speakers in the headset work fine, but the microphone doesn't work. It has separate jacks for the headphone part and the microphone part.

My computer dual-boots with Windows XP 32-bit as well as Windows 7 64-bit, and everything works fine under Windows XP, so it's not the microphones or the hardware.

I tried updating my audio driver, but it appears to be up to date, and I tried using XP's audio driver under Windows 7, which didn't work at all.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Windows 7 Doesn't Detect Microphones, but XP on same Computer Does

Windows XP handles some audio functions differently than Vista/Win7/Win 8. Thus the reason the XP drivers do not work.

First thought on the Win 7 drivers, use the Intel provided drivers for your motherboard, as a first choice. I had an older Win 7 PC with an Intel motherboard and only the Intel provided drivers worked correctly.

Please post a screen shot of the Sound Panel/Recording Section.

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Here's my hard drive:
Seagate Constellation ES ST3500514NS

I haven't been able to get Windows 7 installation to detect this drive for about two months now. I'm running on a Gigabyte GA-880GA-UD3H mobo, revision 2.1.

I recently found a list of drivers for my motherboard on Gigabyte, but I'm not sure if any of these will help me.
I also found some downloads for my hard drive.

Oh, and I can use this drive if I'm running Windows 7 on a different hard drive, but I just can't install Windows 7 on it.

A:Windows 7 Doesn't Detect My Hard Drive

Check if the new HDD is being detected in BIOS. Also, the HDD may be formatted as a file system not supported for Windows. Make sure it is formatted as NTFS.

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hi
trying to install windows 7 but when i come to choosing which drives to install on is says "windows doesn't detect any of drivers "
my laptop have dual hard disks
primary hard is "SSD" 250 GB ,secondary is "HDD" 2000 GB
bios detecting all of them. my OS now is win10 but im not happy with it so i want to back to win7.
bios options has AHSI only not IDE.
when i installed win10 it run smoothly ,it detects all hard drives ,but win7 didn't.
i saw when i googled that when windows 7 didnt detect any of hard drives, you have to install rapid driver so win7 will see all drives. i try that method but when im hitting browse button to install rapid drive ,windows could't install it
guys please help

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I have a Thinkpad T470 (20JN) with a 512 Gb NVMe drive  lense20512gmsp34meat2ta. Linux was installed & works well with no problems. But I'm struggling with Windows 10  setup.I could not make its installer recognize NVMe disk. At the same time Hiren's BootCD 15.2 based on Win10 recognizes my disk successfully.I tried to extract drivers from boot.wim using DISM and to add them back to original boot.wim (index:2), but it gave noany positive change.Can you please give me a hint how to make NVMe work ?  

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Hello, I recently performed a clean install of Windows 7 x64 Ultimate onto my computer. While doing so, I had to unplug my graphics card and use the onboard video, otherwise I'd get an error about unexpected restarts.

After installing, Windows 7 doesn't detect the graphics card (the card works, but it doesn't show up under the device manager and I can't install nVidia drivers). If I use the BIOS to switch to onboard video, then that shows up on the device manager and works fine, but I use this PC for gaming so I'd prefer to use the video card.

Any help would be greatly appreciated .

Graphics Card - nVidia 9600 GT
Motherboard - ASUS M2NPV-VM
CPU - AMD 64 4800+
RAM - 3GB

A:Windows 7 Doesn't Detect nVidia Graphics Card

Which drivers did you try, these?
NVIDIA DRIVERS 196.21 WHQL
Also, did you try running windows updates afterwards, specifically "optional" updates?

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A:Windows 7 doesn't detect wireless network adapter

What did you do?

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Greetings. I am experiencing issues with my system and would like to post my system info for additional support.

INITIAL SYMPTOMS: while surfing the internet, Windows detected a malicious file (notified via pop-up in taskbar), followed by an immediate system reboot. Windows would no longer boot. Upon further investigation, my boot drive priorities in the BIOs were altered. Once I returned to original boot order, system would still not boot into windows. I then ran MBR fix and was able to boot into windows successfully. No files are missing, but internet connection is much slower. Kasperski (installed prior to initial system errors) will no longer complete a full scan. Hangs at 60%. Additionally, Windows no longer recognizes it's existence as protection or firewall coverage. Also, windows takes about 5-10 minutes to shutdown. Used to take about 1 minute MAX. Uninstalled, and re-installed Kaspersky ... same issue (reset WMI to see if WIN7 would recognize Kaspersky, no luck. Called NortonLive support and they were able to install Norton 360 and insist that there are no longer any viruses or malware. Upon checking windows error logs, I am receiving numerous errors that I never logged before incident. Windows reports an io error with DRIVE 4. physically removed drive. no luck. Same error. I also noticed that Windows reports different SATA port connections vs. BIOS. Example ... in BIOs C:\OS is SATA CHANNEL 0. In WINDOWS under properties, its listed as SATA CHANNEL 2.

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I have a Thinkpad T470 (20JN) with a 512 Gb NVMe drive  lense20512gmsp34meat2ta. Linux was installed & works well with no problems. But I'm struggling with Windows 10  setup.I could not make its installer recognize NVMe disk. At the same time Hiren's BootCD 15.2 based on Win10 recognizes my disk successfully.I tried to extract drivers from boot.wim using DISM and to add them back to original boot.wim (index:2), but it gave noany positive change.Can you please give me a hint how to make NVMe work ?  

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Hello,
I have Windows 7 ultimate and I was backing up my PC to a cloud service along with installing Opera mobile emulator. When my PC gave me the BSOD, I restarted my computer and it started up my secondary drive.. My primary drive is no longer detected in the BIOS.. Both drives appear to show up in the device manager. Just not under the BIOS and my computer Any help would be greatly appreciated!.
Elliott

PC specs
Windows 7 ultimate
AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core
128 GB SSD (crucial)
128 GB SSD (Samsung)
Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3
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A:Windows 7 BSOD, restarted and doesn't detect drive..

Hello Elliot mate some system specs would be helpful I know you have put a few there but it really helps to know what the motherboard is for example.
System Info - See Your System Specs

In the meantime can you send the dump files by any chance?
Dump Files - Upload to SevenForums

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Hi,
yesterday night the computer was working fine and I didn't download anything
today morning when I opened the computer I found that it didn't detect any of my USB devices (including the mouse) nor the Ethernet cable nor the sound
I tried to do "sfc /scannow" but still nothing is solved
tried on safe mode but the devices still undetected there
when I tried to use windows repair the devices worked fine but I found that all restore points are gone and the devices stopped working again when I booted windows normaly
Now am scanning the computer for viruses but till mow nothing is detected and u doubt that there is any viruses
does anyone knows why that happened and how can I solve it?

I am on Windows 7 x64

thanks in advance

A:Windows suddenly doesn't detect USB, Ethernet, Sound!

Wow, that's odd indeed! Do you see them in Device Manager? If not, try and do a search for new hardware. Also, if your familiar with navigating the BIOS, make sure those devices didn't get disabled somehow. You may even want to try unplugging those devices, and adding them back to the system one at a time.

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I upgraded a computer to Windows 7 because it had a corrupt Windows XP install and I wanted to save myself the hassle of reinstalling Windows XP.

I am now having a problem getting the PC to connect to the internet. It says that no Ethernet Driver is installed and it doesn't even detect an adapter with no drivers in Device Manager. I was expecting the yellow exclamation point!

I used Everest to get some details about PC in question and I hope I can post it here.

I found some drivers for this motherboard online and it worked for the audio but I just can't seem to get the LAN working.

This is the page I got the drivers from: http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Pro...uID=24&LanID=0

I don't know how to install the LAN drivers.

The audio ones only worked when I did Windows XP SP3 compatibility on the EXE. I tried the same thing with the LAN but it said it couldn't find the NIC....am I doing something wrong?

A:Windows 7 doesn't detect/recognize Ethernet Adapter

It sounds very much as though your hardware is incompatible with Windows 7.

Before you tried to upgrade you really needed to download and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, which will flag up any hardware issues.

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - Download - Microsoft Windows

If you can find a Windows 7 driver for your LAN adapter you need to download it, save it to your hard drive and install it from there or go into device manager, select your LAN adapter, right-click it and select Update Driver Software.

My best advice to you is to reinstall Windows XP, and then run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor.

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Install everything, the bios detect the hard drive (it's a new hard drive, never been use) but when installing the Win7 64, the hard drive list is empty.

Here my spec

Phenom II 940BE | Gigabyte 790X-UD4P | Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB | XFX HD4770 512MB | OCZ StealthXStream 600W | NZXT Tempest

thanks

A:Windows 7 installation doesn't detect hard drive

You need to format new hard drives. no?

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Since upgrading to Windows 10, my PC does not "see" the CD/DVD reader/writer. CD/DVD is a SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe Technology











Solved!
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A:System doesn't detect CD/DVD drive after Windows 10 install

Hi: See if performing the procedure listed in Resolution Step 5 at the link below resolves the issue. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/314060

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