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Removing "line in" echo from Realtek HD Audio output (if it is not a sound effect)

Question: Removing "line in" echo from Realtek HD Audio output (if it is not a sound effect)

I just solved my own problem and thought others might benefit, since I could not find the solution using internet search.

My Realtek HD Audio manager seemed to be creating an echo on my "Line In" audio signal. I had already set the 'environment' and 'equalizer' sound effects options to <None>, but the echo persisted. I found the problem seems that I was essentially duplicating the Line In audio stream.

The first "source" I found was the HD Audio manager. You can open the manager and view the 'Line In' tab - mine had a non-zero playback volume (the slider was NOT all the way to the left for zero playback). If you want output from the HD Manager, that makes sense.

I also found out a second Line In "source". It was in the 'Line In' properties settings where I had checked off the option to "Listen to this device." When I disabled that, the echo disappeared.

To view this 'Line In' properties tab, right-click on the speaker icon in the notification area, then select Recording Devices (yes, "Recording"). Then, the tab will display in a window with the title 'Sound'. You should see the Line In device in the list. Right-click on this item and select Properties. The 'Line In' properties window pops up. Then select the 'Listen' tab. UNselect 'Listen to this device'. The echo should disappear if you're experiencing my problem.

I hope this helps someone. I'm just trying to help the community from which I've received so much help. :grinthumb

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Answer: Removing "line in" echo from Realtek HD Audio output (if it is not a sound effect)

Two same signals

You're doing the right thing... getting rid of the other input signal.

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I don't know if any of this is related, but I wanted to provide as much information as I could for you gurus to deal with. So here's what happened:

I left my ASUS K55A laptop in sleep mode. I opened the lid to wake it up, logged in, and then everything started to load really slowly. This hasn't happened before, and the computer quickly BSOD'd in that new Windows 8.1 fashion. It restarted and scanned/repaired my D drive, again in a very slow manner. It took maybe 20 minutes just to get to the login screen (as opposed to maybe a minute). I login, and again, everything's very slow. This time, I just hit the power button and reset the laptop that way, hoping it'd fix things. Unfortunately, the same thing happens. After doing this about 2 or 3 more times, each time spending about 20 to 30 minutes, I just let it run after I log in. I manage to click the "Restart" option on the side after waiting eons for it to respond to my clicks. I get it to load and it booted up normally.

Or so I thought.

My D drive was suddenly inaccessible and my little volume speaker at the bottom right had the red X beside it, saying "No Audio Output Device is Installed". I spend another billion years trying to fix my D drive, changing permissions and allowing full control, and eventually getting full access again, most likely with some unknown ramifications. I found out after that although my C drive didn't suffer from the same problem as my D drive, the C drive would keep asking me f... Read more

Answer:Asus Laptop/RealTek "No Audio Output Device is Installed"

From your description, I'm going to suggest what I try to avoid at all costs. Do a complete reinstall. I know its a hassle but sometimes its what is needed.

Backup your user data to some external media (USB flash drive, CD/DVD media, etc) first as the reinstall will wipe it all out. Then do the reinstall, using the recovery mode that I assume ASUS has (most PC vendors have a recovery partition on the hard drive that will allow restoring to the original factory condition).

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I've spent countless hours trying to fix this. It started out with me wanting to enable the "stereo mix" option and so following a youtube video I proceeded to updating the driver using device manager > update driver and after restarting, I received this error.

I then downloaded the newest driver of the manufacturer website (realtek hd audio) realtek.com and installed it. Mind you, the stereo mix option did in fact show up, although I couldn't make use of any audio since I was getting the "no audio output device is installed" error.

All this time, I can still see the mic/line-in inputs, and headphone/speaker outputs in the sounds (control panel). I have tried uninstalling, reinstalling, and using the roll-back option for drivers. Although from control panel, I managed to uninstall the sound card software for realtek. Between all of this, after any sort of install or uninstall I also restarted my computer.

I downloaded the drivers from the HP site (PC manufacturer for my comp) and the Realtek site (sound card creator) and all of them are giving me the same results.

Furthermore, I even tried the System Restore and it wouldn't work complaining about an anti-virus when all of mine are already disabled. I checked what the System Restore would affect too and nothing for my driver was in there as far as I know.

I'm really not sure what my options are now, and it's sucks not having any sound.

Please help me out! Thanks!

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Answer:"No Audio Output Device is Installed" (Realtek HD Audio)

See if Windows reports any problem devices

Make sure all your devices are connected and powered on
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post

Next, click Start->Run, enter: services.msc, scroll to Windows Audio, rt click Properties.
> Verify StartupType=Automatic and Status=Started
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any input or help is greatly appreciated.

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

Aww no one wants to help

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Please help! I am NOT a techie, but have spoken to some and tried several repairs. I have a Sony VAIO VPCEA24FM laptop, running windows 7 64-bit and the sound has randomly stopped working (made no changes to anything that I know of). There is a red circle with an x in it on the volume icon on the taskbar, and when I hover over it it says "No Audio Output Device is Installed." However, when I open the device manager and click under sound controllers, Intel (R) Display Audio is listed and if I click on it, it says this device is working properly.

I tried to update the drivers and it says I have the most up to date. When I open sound on the control panel it says no audio device is installed and even when I right click and click "show disabled devices" nothing is shown. I have tried microsoftfixit, and it doesn't help. I have also tried to download the Realtek High Definition Audio Driver from the Sony website, and it downloads and installs and then a window comes up that says it may not have installed properly, and asks, "reinstall with recommended settings?" i click ok and it gives me a message that says, "This update can only run on Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows 7" and all there is is an "ok" button, which i click, and it does not reinstall. HELP I'M AT MY WIT'S END!
 

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Please help! I am NOT a techie, but have spoken to some and tried several repairs. I have a Sony VAIO VPCEA24FM laptop, running windows 7 64-bit and the sound has randomly stopped working (made no changes to anything that I know of). There is a red circle with an x in it on the volume icon on the taskbar, and when I hover over it it says "No Audio Output Device is Installed."

However, when I open the device manager and click under sound controllers, Intel (R) Display Audio is listed and if I click on it, it says this device is working properly. I tried to update the drivers and it says I have the most up to date. When I open sound on the control panel it says no audio device is installed and even when I right click and click "show disabled devices" nothing is shown. I have tried microsoftfixit, and it doesn't help.

I have also tried to download the Realtek High Definition Audio Driver from the Sony website, and it downloads and installs and then a window comes up that says it may not have installed properly, and asks, "reinstall with recommended settings?" i click ok and it gives me a message that says, "This update can only run on Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows 7" and all there is is an "ok" button, which i click, and it does not reinstall. HELP I'M AT MY WIT'S END!

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
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Answer:No Sound! "No Audio Output Device is Istalled"

"No Audio Output Device is Installed" indicates the audio chipset is not found. This typically indicates the audio chpset is faulty.

The chipset you are seeing listed in Device Manager is likely the chipset used for the HDMI output.
 

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

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

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

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

FYI - I have the newest system BIOS installed.

Thank you for any tips!
 

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

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

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

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I updated every driver, and including Realtek to its "v7566" state. In the Sound properties, there is still no "enhancements" or any option for "sound fill".

Inside the Realtek HD Audio Manager, there STILL isn't my "Enhancements/Sound Effects" tab. The only viable option is Stereo, which sounds like a muffled box with a headset on. I believe I used to be able to use 5.1 Surround with this headset because I had all these nifty options to help support it.

As for this "Dolby" option, all it offers is an On/Off switch. That's it. Have no idea what it does.

I need assistance...

Answer:Realtek - No "Sound Fill" option or "Enhancements" tab

Bump...

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I need to always display the default audio input and audio output device currently on win7.
Would like to launch a small program on change as well or instead.
I tried to use task scheduler but was not able.
Help!
Thanks,
Ray

Answer:need "always on top icon & msg for "default audio input/output device"

Do a search on this forum. I think someone found a program to basically do what you want.

However, I just created a shortcut on my desktop to the Sound Panel/Playback section where you can change default playback devices. Go to the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound. RIGHT Click on "Sound" and then click to create a shortcut.

The audio input is another issue. If you set the default Recording device to the Stereo Mix then whatever input is used will be heard. In recording programs, select the Stereo Mix as the input and then whatever input device/port is used will be recorded. e.g. Mic, Line In, etc. Also, the Stereo Mix is needed if you want to record audio from the Internet or sites such as youtube.

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this is for my multimedia class p[leas help

"auto-ripple" effect do for a sound file? How do you get it to work on your sound file?
 

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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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Hi,
In my working environment, I try to use the follow script to identify yesterday's date. However, I find it raises error when the rundate = YYYYMM08 or YYYYMM09.
May someone help to correct what's wrong?

C:\Calyon\test>if 08 GTR 1 ( echo Yes ) else ( echo NO )
NO
C:\Calyon\test>if 07 GTR 1 ( echo Yes ) else ( echo NO )
Yes
C:\Calyon\test>if 09 GTR 1 ( echo Yes ) else ( echo NO )
NO
C:\Calyon\test>if 06 GTR 1 ( echo Yes ) else ( echo NO )
Yes
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@echo off
for /F "usebackq tokens=1,2 delims==" %%i in (`wmic os get LocalDateTime /VALUE 2^>NUL`) do if '.%%i.'=='.LocalDateTime.' set ldt=%%j
SET SYSTEMDATE=%ldt:~0,8%
IF "%SYSTEMTIME%" == "" (set SYSTEMTIME=%ldt:~8,2%%ldt:~10,2%%ldt:~12,2%)
IF NOT [%1] == [] (SET RUNDATE=%1) ELSE (SET RUNDATE=%SYSTEMDATE%)
@echo on
call :getYesterdayDate yesterday
ECHO RUNDATE is %RUNDATE% ; D-1 is %yesterday%
exit /b
:getYesterdayDate returnVar
    setlocal enableextensions disabledelayedexpansion
    SET y=%RUNDATE:~0,4%
    SET m=%RUNDATE:~4,2%
    SET d=%RUNDATE:~6,2%
    if %d% gtr 1 ( set /a "d-=1" ) else (
        if %m% equ 1 ( set /a "y-=1" , "m=12" ) else ( set /a "m-=1" )
        set /a "d=30+((m+m/8) %% 2)"
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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

Answer: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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"no audio device" "no playback device" "No Sound Card was found"
ok.. I'm stuck.. puzzled...

I recently had a professional computer fix it company wipe my computer and now I do not have any sound. I do not have even the little icon on the bottom left hand corner to turn volume up or down. My keyboard does not allow me to turn the volume up or down, it seems unresponsive to volume but does light up on the screen showing VOLUME... but of course, there is no volume... I am computer illiterate and thirsty for answers...

Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600)
Media Center Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 3

System Manufacturer: HP Pavilion 061

System Model
Enclosure Type: Desktop
RC663AA-ABA a1640n

BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG

Processor
Intel(R) Core (TM)2 CPU
6300 @ 1.86GHz (2 CPUs)

Memory: 2046MB RAM

DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)

Control Panel>Sounds and Audio Devices>Volume
indicates "no sound" and Device Volume is all the way to LOW and everything is GREY and untouchable/unchangeable

Control Panel>Sounds and Audio Devices>Audio
indicates "no playback devices" on Sound Playback

Sound recording is working fine as I use skype many times but I can not hear the other party but they can hear me just fine.

Starting with the BIOS, I went into Audio and made sure this was enabled.. it was...

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Answer:"No audio device" -- "no playback device" -- "no sound card was found"

STLj said:





<snip>
after RUN>
typing in "dxdiag"
DIRECTXDIAGNOSTIC TOOL>Sound
it reads under notes,
"No sound card was found. If one is expected, you should install a sound driver provided bv the hardware manufacturer".

This is where I get fuzzy and lost. Do I need a new sound card installed? Is that the problem?Click to expand...

That dxdiag "no sound card" message is misleading as I've found it says that if no driver OR sound card. I think you're missing the right driver

Also, it would seem from your post you have High Definition (HD) audio. Which means you'll need to find the right High Definition audio driver. (AC97 pre-dates HD audio so the Realtek AC97 couldn't be right)

Try starting on the HP support website HERE and enter your model number or they have a button where they'll try to identify your product and drivers for your model. They should list an HD audio driver there
 

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Hi Fellow MJ'ers,

I have been having a lot of "Small" issues with changing over from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 8 Professional With Media Centre Edition.

I took the plunge to change over because I was given the best deal possible, and I actually like the new Windows 8, Its blistering fast, with atleast a 50% performance increase in windows itself, with the fastest responses and load times I have ever managed with my laptop, but one niggling issue is I cannot get Windows 8 to allow me to change the speaker configuration from 2 desktop speakers, to 5 speakers and 1 sub surround sound like I did with Windows XP, Vista, 7 Ultimate....

It physically wont allow any actual changes, that's using the default Windows 8 Pro installed audio drivers, then also downloading the latest Realtek HD Audio Drivers from their website that supports Windows 8 x64, but that makes no diffirence, I am literally pulling my hair out trying to find out how to change it because at the moment, my Logitech Z506 5.1 Surround Sound system will only play using the 2 front speakers and the sub, but the 2 rear and centre speakers remain useless and un-used, which has decreased in the overall loudness of the setup when playing music, games, etc

But I have just been going through the System Hardware Viewer, and for Sound Devices, it has 2 listings:

Intel(R) Display Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio

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Hi,Enhanced sound effect tab is missing in Realtek HD Audio Manager on my Thinkpad P51.  I went to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Realtek HD Audio Manager, open the GUI, saw only speaker and microphone tab. Please see the attached screenshot.I have tried:1. uninstall/re-install device and driver2. update driver3. download latest driver from Lenovo support site and install itNone of above resolved issue. Would anyone experiencing the same issue please provide a solution? Thanks in advance. 

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We used to have "stereo mix" option that enabled streaming audio recording without having to have the audio playing through the speakers. How do I do that now? What replaces that capability? Who makes my sound card? Why is that not readily available somewhere in Dell land? I can't believe forum searching found pretty much nothing on this.

Answer:Latitude E6530 Windows 10 no "stereo mix" option for sound input device, only "high definition audio device" with Microsoft driver and unknown manufacturer.

aj_chicagoWho makes my sound card?
Hello. The audio chip manufacturer was IDT.
aj_chicagoWhat replaces that capability?
IDT doesn't have "stereo mix", so I'm not sure how you used to have it on the E6530. IDT has an equivalent capability that it calls Rec.Playback. That can be found in the list of recording devices, after the IDT driver is installed.
aj_chicagoHow do I do that now?
Dell doesn't support audio on an E6530 that has had Win10 installed. The IDT company went out of the consumer audio business long before there was a Win10 OS, so there is no Win10 IDT driver for that model. Your computer is currently using the Windows native audio driver, which, as you say, does not support a stereo mix kind of feature.
You should be able to install the IDT driver for Win7 by installing with compatibility mode.
1. Download and save the audio driver to your desktop or any convenient location on the hard drive.  [There are two "formats" on the driver's page. Scroll down to the 2nd one, named "Hard Drive" format, and download that one, not the 1st one named "Windows Update Package".]2. Double click on the new folder to extract (unzip) the driver files.3. The extractor wizard will create a new folder for the driver files. It will be at "c:\dell\drivers\xxxxxx". Write down the exact location that the wizard creates. 4. If the driver begins to install automatically, halt (cancel) the installation.5. Browse to the dri... Read more

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Hello, this is my first post here on this forum.
About a week or two, I Downgraded my Computer (Dell l502x) from Windows 8 to Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bits, installed the drivers from the Dell Page, and everything worked good, except for the Realtek HD Audio Driver Version 6.0.1.6312 (Recommended for my PC on Dell Website), This is the problem:
When I Start my computer, a message shows up with the following error: "Realtek HD Audio Manager has stopped working" and then, I Have to close the message and open Realtek HD Audio Manager again from the Control Panel. I Have already tried re-installing Windows and the error keeps appearing After I Install that driver, I Was wondering if maybe that version of the driver is faulty or something (It would be weird, since it's the one Dell recommends for this computer on the page)
I Have visited many forums, including this one looking for a fix to this issue, but I have not found a solution yet. So I was wondering if someone had this issue before and has a solution to this annoying problem.
any Help would be appreciated, Thanks.

Here's a picture of the issue im having when I start Windows 7 (It's in Spanish, but I think you will understand it)

Answer:"Realtek HD Audio Manager has stopped working" at Windows Startup

Try the R275 version on the RealTek site. Its the latest version and will work on your PC. When you run the Realtek installation the first thing it will do is uninstall the current version you have installed and then restart the PC. After the restart it will continue and install the R275 version. This is the version I have on all my PC's for both Win 7 64 bit and Win 8 64 bit.

Download the High Definition Audio Codec R.275 64 bit OS version.
Realtek

BTW, here is the info on posting screen shots on this forum. You con't have to upload them to a host.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Hello. I just recently updated my Lenovo Y530 Ideapad to Windows 7 Ultimate x64 from Windows Vista Home Premium x64. After I updated my laptop, I went to adjust the sound and I noticed that I had 3 sound devices that all said Speakers. I then went to the Device Manager and saw that under the Sound,video, and game controllers tab that one of the sound drivers said "High Definition Audio Device". Before upgrading to Windows 7, the driver said it was a Realtek driver. I have tried to get back the Realtek driver, however, when it finishes installing I end up with no sound. Is there anyway I can get back my Realtek drivers?

Answer:Realtek Driver replaced with "High Definition Audio Device"

Download the latest Realtek driver.
Realtek

Or, you can get the Lenovo older driver, which may be more compatible with your hardware.
http://download.lenovo.com/UserFiles...N2AUD09WW6.exe

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HP Pavillion zx5000
Intel Pentium 4
3.20 GHz
1 GB RAM
Windows XP Home Edition SP3

My friend's laptop is having trouble recognizing its sound driver (Realtek AC97). The hard drive was replaced and the operating system reinstalled a couple months ago, and ever since then it hasn't been able to play sound. Under the Device Manager, Realtek AC'97 Audio has a yellow exclamation point next to it, and under its Device Status it reads "This device cannot start. (Code 10)".

I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the device, as well as downloading the most recent driver (the most recent seems to be 4.04), but to no avail. I'm not sure what else I can do at this point.

On other boards that I've looked at people have asked what motherboard was being used. I used Everest to find the following information under "Motherboard":

Motherboard:
CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 3200 MHz (16 x 200)
Motherboard Name Hewlett-Packard Pavilion zx5000 (DZ313U#ABA)
Motherboard Chipset ATI Radeon 9100 IGP
System Memory 1024 MB (PC2700 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Phoenix (02/16/04)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Any advice or direction would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
 

Answer:Realtek Ac97 Audio "this Device Cannot Start. (code 10)"

OK you probably thought of this first thing but don't laugh when I ask: after the clean install, did your friend run the motherboard disk for his machine? Because the AC97 drivers are on that cd. He should disable it in "devices' and install the driver from the mobo cd and then enable it again and reboot. Should have sound. Only other thing is it could be disabled in the bios - you could check that too.
Mini
 

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I have a Vaio F series Notebook (VPCF12AFM), Window 7

Problem : No sound, The audio thing in the bottom right has a red cross and says "No speakers or Headphones are plugged in." I believe it should be a problem with my "Realtek HD Audio(currently vers. 6.0.1.6045 <-- installed from Manufacturer web)" but i cannot confirm this.

~ Cannot Restore - there was no restore point made before the problem came
~ Reinstalled Driver - Manually downloaded driver from Vaio site. And also tried, uninstall then let windows automatically find and install driver.
~ Tried : Disable -> Enable Driver
~ Checked Driver Update
~ Checked Bios - no setting about Audio
~ Checked Windows update
~ Speaker has been enabled, but i cannot Configure, Test, or Disable speakers
~ Troubleshoot says "Audio Device has been disabled"
~ Tried Microsoft FixIt

Nothing is working!! Can someone please help me?? i've been stuck with no audio for several days now and still haven't gotten it fixed.... it's really stressful ;(

Thanks in advance.

Answer:"No Speakers or Headphones are plugged in" - Sony/ Realtek HD Audio

Try vR2.58 HD audio drivers directly from Realtek - 2 March 2011 - http://218.210.127.131/downloads/

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Hello friends;
i really really need your help in this one.. i just bought LOGITECH x-530 5.1 Speaker system.
when i go to "Realtek HD Audio manager" and choose "5.1 speaker" the "rear pair" is grayed out!
Here is a picture;
Now i know this;
if i change it to 7.1. then the "rear pair" will appear and i will be able to preform the test and hear sound... B-U-T ---> when i will play movies.. (divx, mkx, bluray.. ect'...) i don't hear the people talking.. it's like the wrong sound configuration information goes to the speakers. it will seem the people talking coms from the sub-woofer.. and again really really dim... .+ the rear speakers will work but very low (even when i put it on full volume) .

any idea how to set up correctly the sound ? so even if i am on 7.1. the sound will go to the speakers as 5.1 and send the right information to each speaker?
Thanks !

Answer:Realtek HD audio 5.1 speaker "rear pair" is grayed out

I believe this is because in the Realtek HD audio world, the surround speakers are sides, not rears. In a 5.1 config, tick the sides checkbox and plug your black audio cable (rears) into the grey input.

As an alternative to plugging black jack to grey input, you can right click the black input in the "Analog back panel" graphic and "Retask" that input to sides.

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I don't have any sound because i get the "no audio device" pic related



I have tried bios enabling, updating realtek driver, set backing the driver, uninstalling then reinstalling, installing drivers off the HP website, installing drivers off realtek website. I've done the services.msc ****. EVERYthing. I've made a fresh reformat of XP btw. Help?


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Also when I tried to install the HP driver it says I need the UUA high definiton bus driver, but it says in device manager that i have it, and when ever I install the uua driver off microsoft or whereever it says it has installed and must restart but when you get back on I try to install the HP driver but it still says I need the UUA driver.

Answer:[SOLVED] &quot;No audio device&quot; yet I have realtek drivers installed

Hi Difused. This might sound like a really stupid question but do you have any speakers hooked up? If so, are they connected to the correct plugs?

Good day.

Mike

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Hello there so i have the No audio output device is installed message from vista and need to get rid of it. Im not for sure what happened when i upgraded to windows vista ultimate from windows XP it for some reason messed up my speakers?
 

Answer:Solved: I Have that awesome.."No audio output device is installed" message...

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Warning, I am NOT a computer person at all, but have spoken to some and tried several repairs. I have a Sony VAIO VPCEA24FM laptop, running windows 7 64-bit and the sound has randomly stopped working (made no changes to anything that I know of). There is a red circle with an x in it on the volume icon on the taskbar, and when I hover over it it says "No Audio Output Device is Installed." However, when I open the device manager and click under sound controllers, Intel (R) Display Audio is listed and if I click on it, it says this device is working properly.

I tried to update the drivers and it says I have the most up to date. When I open sound on the control panel it says no audio device is installed and even when I right click and click "show disabled devices" nothing is shown. I have tried microsoftfixit, and it doesn't help. I have also tried to download the Realtek High Definition Audio Driver from the Sony website, and it downloads and installs and then a window comes up that says it may not have installed properly, and asks, "reinstall with recommended settings?" i click ok and it gives me a message that says, "This update can only run on Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows 7" and all there is is an "ok" button, which i click, and it does not reinstall. HELP I'M AT MY WIT'S END!

Answer:Sony VAIO laptop "No Audio Output Device Installed"

Hello and welcome Samark had a look at the Sony site and you might try this for the audio driver, as I prefer to go to manufacturers sites rather than the Device Manager which I personally don't find all that reliable.

http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/model-home.pl?mdl=VPCEA24FM&template_id=1&region_id=1&tab=download#/downloadTab

there is also this but try the Sony site first http://www.realtek.com.tw/

As a matter of curiosity you haven't dropped the laptop or spilt anything on it by any chance?

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Hi everybody,

I've upgraded my ASUS U36SG from Windows 8.1 Professional to Windows 10 Enterprise.
Everything went fine unless the issue "no audio output devices are installed",

I've tried almost all the solutions you guys provided for that problem in other similar threads without any success.
Consider that now, in my Device Manager I can see this (OS is in italian):

Both Microsoft and Realtek HD Audio Driver up to date to their last version.
But, no audio (or microphone) device:

I also write to ASUS and they first suggested me to install a legacy version of the Realtek Audio Driver (v 6..0.1.7503) then to rollback to Windows 7 Pro (I'm not joking...)

Any idea to help my laptop to have its sounds back?

Answer:Windows 10 Enterprise - "No audio output devices are installed" issue

This morning I installed the KB3081436 update, but Windows 10 is still not able to recognize any audio output device.

Can someone help me please?

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I just dropped a Foxconn G31MXP-K into a dell that had a fried motherboard. I got Vista installed back on it, and started the restoring process. I got all the drivers installed on the machine except the very evil audio driver. After fighting with the horrid error code "hd audio driver failure!! [Error Code: 0xc0000005]," I have finally got the answer, and it's soo easy. I searched everywhere, and there are a lot of fixes for XP, but this is for VISTA. simply go to the control panel, into the programs and features, and here's the hard part... Delete the realtek audio software. Don't flip out on me yet, odly enough, removing it leaves the control software on the computer and does fix the audio.
Here's the breakdown of why, or atleast the best I can figure... The software package does infact install the driver, but it also installs some of the software not intended for Vista 32b edition. So, as it gets to the end of the install, it throws the great error. Now some of you might have noticed the 0xC0000005 code that is sometimes associated with the evil BSoD. Well, in fact it is the same, but it's not really a hardware issue. So by uninstalling the software through the programs and features, you effectively delete the bad parts of the software that are screwing up the driver install on Vista. So it's rather easy, but I hope to save someone else a little trouble.

Best of luck.
Tony H.
H & H Services
 

Answer:realtek "hd audio driver failure!! [Error Code: 0xc0000005] " fixed!

Cool. Good to know. Thanks for posting. Hopefully this will help someone and will result in fewer heads being pounded in to walls, and fewer handfuls of hair being ripped from these same heads.
LOL
 

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I've posted this on another website forum, but they haven't replied and it's been five days now.

Let me start from the very beginning!

I have an Acer Aspire 3050 Vista 32-bit Home Basic laptop. If you need anymore details, please let me know.

A week ago I finally figured out that you have to mute the speakers in Realtek HD Audio Device so the sound would play through the headphones. About two days after that, no sound would come through the headphones, but would come from the speakers. So my sister suggested we un-install Realtek. I did and then I re-installed it and re-started the computer.

When the computer booted back on, a little thing at the bottom said "installing latest drivers" and then I had to click "allow" to let it search for audio. A few moments later, a box popped up that said it found the audio device but "This operation requires an interactive window station." Yes, that one...

I have enabled UAC since I don't have to click allow on the restricted areas, and I have tried many many suggestions from other forums, but none of them have worked.

I know it's not a hardware problem considering when I'm in BIOs and try to go backwards, beeps come from the speakers so they are working fine. And I'm guessing the "No Audio Output Device is installed" is because I'm not able to update the drivers. Also when I go into Device Manager, there isn't an option for "Sound, audio, or... Read more

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Hello All,

I am sorry if this has been addressed but I have been looking everywhere and have tried so many things to resolve this issue to no avail.

My Sony laptop VGN-FZ21Z VISTA home premium 32 bit has a little red x next to the audio on the bottom right toolbar. No Audio output device is installed is displayed when I hover over it. I have gone into the device driver to check the problem and no audio device is installed. I have tried to download the driver from the Sony UK website and it says object not found restart computer and try again. There is then a prompt to install with the correct settings and it tries again and says I have the wrong device. I have also reset my computer to factory settings and still that little red x is there. I have looked everywhere for the correct device driver but can't seem to find one for this model.

Thank you kindly for your time.

Answer:Sony VGN-FZ21Z "no audio output device installed"

Welcome to Seven Forums:

Is the driver your trying the Sigma Tel: http://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/product/VGN-FZ21Z/updates?

And if so have you tried following these instructions? http://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/product/VGN-FZ21Z/downloads/STDAUD-01487701-UN_3275

Fabe

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first i want to comment that that error has strange capitalization issues...

anyway PLEASE HELP!!! I HAVE NO SOUND!

i am running vista home premium 64 on an hp pavillion dv2845se verve entertainment notebook pc and i have the dreaded no audio output BS

when it first started happening, it would come and go as i restarted or hibernated. now its mostly full on sucking.

i have updated drivers, restored to a time before the problem, full system restore (it hurt bad when my 'new' machine came up with that little X)

when the error is up, if i look in device manager, there are no options at all for sound card, game controller, video.... also, it means not only do i not have sound, there is no device to update drivers for.

also, when the error is up, it also causes the Hp Quicktouch On-Screen Display to stop working (is this because the drivers are shared or something?)

stranger still, when the rare chance i do have sound and god's love shines on me, the HP Quicktouch On-Screen Display issue goes away. However i lose the ability to use the headphone jack! (this was just once that i noticed, and since the aforementioned full system restore i have only had sound once and the headphone jack worked, so there...)

i have gone through HP's site and Microsite (ahem...) and gotten nothing. on the forums here, it seems some people have luck downloading the drivers from the makers' site (realtek) but i am running conexant hd smartaudio.

i have included a handy... Read more

Answer:Unique twist to: "No Audio Output Device is installed"

oh yeah! also, i work in the music industry so it is insanely important i have sound capabilities ASAP. THANKS EVERYONE FOR YOUR HELP!
 

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Hey, guys.

I've been having that problem for a while now, but I could always just system restore back to a previous state and my sound comes back. But now, it seems that when I tried to do a system restore, one wasn't available.

I've done everything that I've searched on, like disabling/enabling sound card, uninstalling and installing again. None of those seems to work.

Since my system restore sets it back before an update is installed, then I think it's because of an update. And the most recent update since the Red X was an update for windows defender, and I can't uninstall the update, or whatnot.

I'm getting really desperate here, guys. Please help.

Thanks in advance.

I run Windows 7 Home Premium x64.
The sound card is Conexant SmartAudio HD.

Answer:Red X on Volume Icon, "No Audio Output Device is installed."

If it's a Windows Update you should be able to uninstall it, at least if you remember what number it was exactly. "Control Panel" > "Programs and Features" then at the top left click on "View installed updates", the updates you installed, at least via Windows Update, should now be viewable. Then find which one it was and uninstall it, should be easy enough.

So Windows isn't acknowledging your sound card in "Device Manager"? If not go to Conexant's website and search under "Audio Solutions" or google for any drivers that may suit your exact product. If it is acknowledging your card. . .I don't know. If it's not onboard then it wouldn't be able to be disabled in your BIOS, unless you have an onboard sound AND a sound card, and they're conflicting? If so you might have to disable the onboard audio perhaps?

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Hello,
My Dell PC just installed a new Windows 10 update and my sound doesn't work anymore. It seems that there is suddenly no audio output device installed on my PC anymore. I checked the system and got a troubleshooting report.
What can it be and how can I solve this issue?
Any help appreciated!
Thanks, Steve



Check audio device

Detected



There might be a problem with your audio device.



Potential issues that were checked

Detection details





One or more audio service isn't running

Issue not present



Both the Windows Audio and the Windows Audio End Point Builder services must be running for audio to work correctly. Atleast one of these services isn't running.






Hardware changes might not have been detected

Issue not present




Sound
Troubleshoot problems that prevent your computer from playing or recording sound.

Package Version:

4.1
Publisher:

Microsoft Windows



Playing Audio
Find and fix problems with playing sound.

Package Version:

4.0
Publisher:

Microsoft Corporation



Hardware and Devices
Find and fix problems with devices and hardware.

Package Version:

4.0
Publisher:

Microsoft Windows

Answer:"No Audio Output device is installed" after Windows 10 update

Problem got solved the following way: With the update microsoft 10 tried to install the most recent audio driver but by default installed the wrong one (intel instead of a realtek). In order to get the right version open the dell support
dell.com/support -> view all support -> enter your service tag -> "drivers & downloads" -> find it myself -> download and install the bios and audio driver -> done

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I have an XPS 13 9333 running Windows 10 64 bit.
With no specific reason (nothing new being installed), I too am now getting the "no audio output device detected".  I have:
1) Updated BIOS to most recent copy
2) Removed and reinstalled RealTek driver (both older versions and the current version...none of them have worked)
3) I have run the audio test in the diagnostics section and it worked fine.
4) I tried to restore to a restore point and it didn't help
I have seen multiple posts regarding this issue and tried the above actions based on what some people seem to work, but none of them have worked.  A $1,300 machine OEM software and audio doesn't work.  DELL SUPPORT... Please stand by your machine and assist me here (or anyone else).

Answer:XPS13 9333 "No Audio Output Device Detected" also

smlsml DELL SUPPORT... Please stand by your machine and assist me here (or anyone else).
Hello. You should contact tech support directly if you want to send them a message. I doubt that they follow these community boards which are meant for owner-to-owner communication.

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I'm experiencing similar symptoms to a lot of other people, but no common fixes have worked. It started with removing the headphones disabled all sound, restored on restart, then one day it didn't come back. Then a month later, with a recent Windows Update it came back, for *one* day, and on restart it stopped working again. I've scoured the internet with no success.

1) This is what the tray looks like:


2) I have checked Device Manager, uninstalled, reinstalled, updated, and rolled back all relevant drivers, from all the appropriate sources, including HPs website and IDTs official drivers, 100 times. This is the current status:


3) I followed the fix on another thread with no luck:

Quote:





Originally Posted by jenae


Hi, go to start search and type cmd search will return cmd.exe right click on this and select 'run as administrator' at the prompt type:-


net localgroup Administrators /add networkservice
press enter then type:
net localgroup Administrators /add localservice
press enter then type:
exit
press enter and restart your computer




I don't know if the fact that I have my user profile designated to a drive other than C:, so other than that I don't know what else might be relevant.

4) I tried removing all recent updates, and having Windows install them again to see if it would re-trigger the random fix; it didn't.

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Answer:Windows 7 "No Audio Output Device enabled". Tried everything. Halp!

Hi, go to start, search and type:- sound, click on the returned "sound" to open the sound window, select playback tab, you may receive a message about no audio devices detected, right click in the playback window and select "show disabled devices" from here you should be able to enable your speakers.

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i wasn't really sure where to post this, but i have the no audio output device is installed error in windows vista home premium. I have tried everywhere and the only solutions i found were, to scan for hardware changes in my sound card, to disable then re-enable it and to update the drivers. I have tried all those options and it still does not work, Apparently my drivers and everthing is up-to-date.
I am using a HP-Pavillon a1215uk with 3.2Ghz processor and 2GB ram. My sound card appears in device manager as "high definition audio device"
 

Answer:windows vista "no audio output device is installed"

Welcome to TSG:
Any error indicators in device manager?
And you have gone to the HP site and downloaded the latest audio device driver ?
Just to make sure that all bindings etc are correct,I might,in de3vice manager,uninstall the device and re-boot. See if that helps.
Just been on the HP site,I do not see a driver for that device and O/S.
 

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Hello all!

So, I've just installed a fresh version of Windows 7, coming from Ubuntu 10.04. Everything seems to work smoothly, except for the little problem of having NO SOUND! I've tried everything I can think of or find anywhere on the internet, and nothing seems to be making any difference. The sound symbol on my taskbar has a little red circle with an x, and it states "No audio output device is installed". I've downloaded oodles of drivers (realtek, ones from HP, chipset driver for intel as well as the nvidia one, ricoh card reader driver, etc., all 32bit, which is what my win version is); some will install, some come up with errors, but neither seem to make any changes. Through device manager, I've disabled/enabled, uninstalled, deleted, had it check for drivers. I've used windows update to see if perhaps it had any solutions. Nothing seems to work. Does anyone have any advice/ideas I could try? If you do, please use layman's terms to get there. I'm usually very good at troubleshooting, enough to get by with few problems most of the time, but I'm not up on all the technical terms. I can include screenshots of anything if it would help. I am on a Compaq Presario V3020US notebook, with an intel centrino duo processor. I'm not completely sure of other specs, but if you know where I can find them, I shall look there. ANY help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!

~Asteria

Answer:"Audio output device not installed", code 10, presario v3020US problem

I notice you mention the chipset drivers. In most cases the chipset drivers must be installed before installing sound drivers. If you haven't installed in this order, give it a try. I've also seen cases where the install was not initially done with the correct install sequence and after many different tries, it finally will take a new/correct sequence install to get everything working. On many PC's the correct install sequence is (1) Install Windows (2) Install motherboard chipset drivers (3) Install device drivers including video, sound, ethernet, etc. The chipset drivers are key to a successful install as one of the prime things they do is define (identify) all the devices on the motherboard.

Also, it could be a BIOS problem. Make sure the audio is enabled in the BIOS. You may want to reset the BIOS and see what that does. Check the Compaq BIOS resetting procedure (on most desktops you can just Power off the PC and remove the CMOS backup battery for about 10 minutes, but that's not alway easy on a Laptop).

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all settings in the options menu of RDC have been confirmed (play sound locally is selected)
However, once connected there is a red/white "X" on the speaker icon in the taskbar of the remote PC and states "No Audio Output Device is installed" & I am unable to troubleshoot or configure sound settings. I removed all audio cables
& restarted the remote PC as well. 

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Greetings and salutations.

I recently upgraded an Acer Aspire 3690 to Windows 7 (32bit) and everything went well, almost. See, for life of me I can't get audio to work. (That old chestnut.) The speaker icon in the notification area displays the white cross/red circle and informs me that "No Audio Output Device is installed". Fine. Okay. Just a driver problem, right?

Well, Device Manager is showing no discrepancies and the two devices associated with the Aspire's audio chipset (Conexant) are installed and happy (Modems/HDA CX11270 Soft Modem, and System devices/High Definition Audio Controller). But there is no entry for Sound, Video and Game Controllers, and that's what concerns me. Acer's driver support page for the 3690 tells me that Realtek powers the audio, but regardless of the potentially compatible audio drivers I've tried to install (most of the Conexant drivers fail with "Driver installation failed: could not find the MEDIA device for this driver" and the Realtek drivers either have no effect or BSOD the machine) I've had no success.

Now if I was running XP then MUAA would, I'm convinced, resolve the issue, but as far as Windows 7 is concerned I'm at a loss. Best I figured, the Realtek drivers should latch onto the High Definition Audio Controller then provide an Audio Output Device, but nothing's happening. I'm convinced that the physical hardware's fine because the Soft Modem diagnostics provide feedback, and the BIOS has been updated to 3... Read more

Answer:Acer Aspire 3690 w/ Conexant: "No Audio Output Device is installed"

I'm assuming you upgraded from Vista/XP. With and upgrade to a different OS and there are devices that don't work right away with the latest drivers tells me that the BIOS for the MOBO needs to updated/flashed. I would start there first. Sometimes the old BIOS are just not compatible with a new version of an OS.

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Hi Guys

Really hoping that you can help with this i need to use the Laptop for study and i have to watch videos as part of the course ( embedded into HTML & Flash so i need the laptop.)

My laptop spec is below HP Pavilion DV8000.

I have tried to update the drivers using the following driver packs ( i know some of them are for the wrong system but in my desperation to fix it ill try anything short of a lump hammer)

SP34567
SP35268
SP35908
SP37743

I have uninstalled the hardware rebooted and let windows pick it up, when i look in device manager i only have a multimedia audio controller which is not working, the properties say "

"The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)

This operation returned because the timeout period expired.
To reinstall the drivers for this device, click Reinstall Driver."

Which i have done several times and it still wont work, the speaker Icon in the Tray have a red X through it.

Massive Kudos to anyone who is genius enough to help fix it.
Your

Mr Laptop nightmare
 

Answer:Vista Ultimate 64Bit " No Audio output divice" * I have read the other threads-no Joy

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Dear all,

my speakers do work. When i plug in my headphone at front the speakers get replaced, means I head everything through the headphone.

Headphones themselves aint shown under "Sound":
It appears that both, speakers and headphones are used as one source for audio-out.

However, I want to use both. Headphone should not automatically replace Speakers.

What do I make wrong? Setting for simultaneous Audio can't be found with this new Realtek R2.75 as previously?

Thanks a lot for your support!

Answer:Realtek HD Audio Problem: Headphones appear as "Speakers"

Hi and welcome to 7F. You won't see a separate entry for standard headphones in the Sound properties and normally you would find the option to disable front panel jack detection in the Realtek Sound Manager and often they seem to bury that option somewhere obscure so try to look for it again in the Realtek Sound manager

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Hi all, I just recently upgraded to Windows 10, and came to find out when I went to listen to my music that the bass sounded absolutely horrible (rattling and sounding like a broken speaker - and I assure you, my speakers are not broken). Days before my upgrade I tinkered with all of the settings in iTunes and on the computer and found the perfect sound for these built in speakers, so I am very disappointed that such beauty was ultimately destroyed by a new (supposedly better) driver - which was literally updated yesterday (7/30). I am very frustrated with this situation and have tried to roll back the driver to the original and update and uninstall, and nothing seems to have that good sound that my new XPS 15 had even before any settings or levels were changed. So is anyone else having this problem, or am I the only one? I have researched the problem and have found absolutely nothing. And if you know what's wrong, is it on my part and a matter of changing settings, or has RealTek totally screwed over their newest update?

Answer:Windows 10 Realtek "HD Audio" Horrible Quality

Hi,
I am using the Dell XPS 15 L502x and facing the same issue. After windows 10 upgrade the sound is horrible and there is too much base. I tried downloading the drivers from the Mediatek website but still there is no improvement. Would really like to get back the original sound from the JBL speakers for which the XPS series is well known for.
Regards

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I had this same issue with Win 8.1 Pro N about year ago as well and I somehow fixed it, but I can't recall what I did at all besides that it was big headache to figure out. Now yesterday since I got a SSD I installed Windows again and that problem is back.

What I checked first:
Nothing to see here...

Then I tried troubleshooter:

"Hardware changes might not have been detected"
That's not very useful

Let's check out Device Manager:

Shouldn't it be in sound devices category with some other entries? I have that category missing altogether.

Properties:

"This device cannot start (Code 10)"
I tried uninstalling drivers and restarting many times already

Let's let Windows search for new drivers:

Outside of that I've tried to install two different versions of Realtek driver packages. Multiple times. One from Asus site that's latest for this particular laptop but officially has support only up to Win7. (I had that driver before so it works with 8.1) and other is from Realtek site that officially supports Win8.1 as well. No success.

I even restored BIOS factory settings even though there aren't any sound related settings there.

Windows Audio service is running. Checked that.

I re-installed Windows 3 times. One of them was just old Win 8 Pro with no updates included, second was latest Win 10 preview, and finally I installed Win 8.1 Pro N back. None of them had working audio.

Windows 7 didn't have that issue and I know that my hardware is fine because... Read more

Answer:Windows 8.1 Pro N "No audio devices are installed" Realtek

Also I just discovered that when I installed either versions of Realtek drivers they removed all the files they copied to program files/realtek/driver folder just before finishing the installation. So they didn't even install properly.

Probably due not finding actual audio hardware it can use? Then it's entirely Windows problem.

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Hello

I have an Acer Veriton M460 running Windows Vista 32bit Ultimate.

I am having a problem with my sound card. On the windows task bar the sound icon has a red X thru it and if you move your mouse over it, it say No Audoi Output Device is installed. I have reinstalled the Chipset drivers and the Audio Drivers(Realtek) nad the only change that has made is the message has changed to Volume: 0 Speakers Realtek High Definition Audio but still with the Red X thru the icon.

I have attached a Speccy Dump File with all of the system specifics.

Thanks for any help that you can give me.

Mark Moss :confused
 

Answer:Acer Veriton M460 VISTA 32bit - "No Audio Output Device is Installed"

markmoss said:





Hello

I have an Acer Veriton M460 running Windows Vista 32bit Ultimate.

I am having a problem with my sound card. On the windows task bar the sound icon has a red X thru it and if you move your mouse over it, it say No Audoi Output Device is installed. I have reinstalled the Chipset drivers and the Audio Drivers(Realtek) nad the only change that has made is the message has changed to Volume: 0 Speakers Realtek High Definition Audio but still with the Red X thru the icon.

I have attached a Speccy Dump File with all of the system specifics.

Thanks for any help that you can give me.

Mark Moss :confusedClick to expand...

I've got a Dell Precision M70 laptop that I had the same type of problem with. I had to use Device Manager to install my Sigmatel audio driver after the folder was expanded to C:\Dell\Drivers. It wouldn't launch the built-in installer after expansion but it did install the .inf file from within Device manager and my Win XP driver worked.
 

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Hey everyone,
I'm currently on a computer which has a Realtek audio sound device, it's integrated into the motherboard. I currently cannot find an option to change the Mic/Line In input to a Wave input, so I can record that.

Is there any software available, or something else, that will make my computer record the actual sound that the sound card is producing?
 

Answer:Solved: Recording audio from "WAVE" output

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So, I haven't used TSG in over four years and I'm really sorry if this is the wrong place or if I don't give enough information, If I am doing anything wrong. please let me know and I can try to do better! That being said, I am having extreme problems with my laptop.. I am no longer able to use sound, at first it started with just my headphones (USB headphones) I had them plugged in and the volume control claimed I had no audio devices when I tried to choose my headphones as what I wanted to hear sound through, My laptop speakers worked perfectly fine at this point.

I looked online, I did literally everything that every page suggests when you search for this specific problem, I restarted with the usb headphones plugged in, I tried updating drivers (No updates found), I uninstalled drivers and reinstalled drivers (after doing this, I lost the ability to even have working laptop speakers, They started coming back with the same messages that the headphones would give me. No audio devices) I have no restore points on my computer as restore was suggested to me (I had recently used a program for viruses/malware removal that unknown to me also removed my oldest restore points) I am at my wits end with this.. I own an ASUS N-series (Not sure of the specific numbers because it's extremely hard to find it on the laptop itself and for some reason the box that should state in huge letters what specific numbers, doesn't. So I'll find that information later ... Read more

Answer:"No audio output device" is driving me crazy.

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I have a Medion Laptop model MD96015.
When I brought my laptop it came with Windows XP, but it had a sticker saying it was Vista Compatible.

A few days ago I loaded Vista Home Premium on my computer, and I got everything working except my sound.

When I go into device manager it says that "SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC" is working properly, and when I click update drivers it tells me my drivers are up to date. I tried going to the medion website and downloading the audio drivers they provided for my laptops model number, but after installing them, I still don't have any sound.

On my taskbar there is the speaker symbol with a cross over it, and if I put the mouse over it it says "No audio output device is installed"

I have tried uninstalling the drivers and reinstalling them again, but it doesn't seem to work. I'm out of ideas now, so please, help!!

Answer:Help Needed: "No audio output device is installed"

ok, i need you to do something for me SamanthaAmy, can you go back into the device manager, and above the devices, theres a button that looks like a spyglass over a computer. click on that and tell me if anything happens

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I am sorry for posting incomplete information, but I'm trying to help my daughter who is away at college troubleshoot something.

She has a Sony VAIO laptop running Windows 7. A couple weeks ago the CPU fan broke, and the computer started shutting down after short times due to thermal issues. The computer would work fine, but then shut itself down as the CPU and case heated up.

She had that fixed - just had the fan replaced - and got the computer back, but now she gets a message - and I am only going by her hearsay; I can't touch the laptop myself because she's at college - saying there is no audio output device.

My hunch is that in taking the laptop apart and reassembling it to replace the fan, the sound was not reconnected to the MB (if that's even where sound comes from, sorry for the ignorance).

But wondering about other things to try. I'm considering having her uninstall the audio devices from DM, then rebooting and letting it "find" things again. Still though, guessing something got unplugged.

Answer:"No audio output" after laptop repair - ideas?

Just had her try the headphones and they don't get her audio either - if this datapoint means anything.

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So I had my laptop connected to my tv through hdmi and the sound was only coming out of my computer and I wanted it to only come out of the tv, so I went through Volume Control Options and I deactivated it. It did make the audio come out of the tv, but now that I'm done using the tv, the audio device isn't working on my laptop anymore. I went through Device Manager and it has a "Disable" option, but I obviously don't want that. How do I get the sound to work again?

Answer:[SOLVED] &quot;No Audio Device Output is enabled&quot;

This topic can be closed or deleted or whatever. I decided to consult Google and found this link. The "audio troubleshooter" fixed the problem. It works now.

No sound in Windows - Microsoft Windows Help

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Hello,
I recently tried installing a program a friend of mine gave to me in a cd, but it ended up messing up my computer, After installing it, my computer kept showing this blue screen saying windows had been shut down to prevent damages. After awhile, it came back normal but I found out that there was no sound playing on the computer, the little speaker icon has a big red X mark and it says " No Audio Output Device is Installed", and Im not sure why, I;ve had this computer (Hp Pavillion dv6000) with Windows vista and I've never had a single problem with it until now. How can I get my sound back?

Help will be really appreciated! Thanks!
 

Answer:Solved: "No Audio Output Device is Installed"

Sounds (excuse the pun!) like an HD Audio Driver issue. I'd go to the HP website, search for your box and click the drivers and updates link. Download and install the Audio Drivers and reboot. That should solve the problem, but if it doesn't just post again and we'll have a re-think...

Danny
 

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I used Macrium Reflect to clone a hard drive with some bad sectors to a better working one. I had to do some registry fun times and get the new C: drive to actually be a C: drive (that was a fun activity.)

After I fixed that as well as a wireless problem, I still cannot figure out what is going on with my laptop's onboard audio. Windows says "No Audio Output Device is installed." and a red X near the volume icon in the taskbar. When I click, troubleshooter comes up, and that tries to fix the problem "Audio device is disabled" which fails. When I right click, I can open up the Playback devices window and I see my main audio device, enabled as default. When I open that and click properties, it looks fine, but there is nothing in the Levels tab.

I have also tried reinstalling the audio driver multiple times, as well as the Mr. FixIt that Microsoft has, which reports that there is both a Low audio device volume and Audio device is muted, neither of which gets fixed. The device shows up without any problems in Device Manager.

What is happening? I'm good at computers (well for the most part...I did fix the drive lettering issue!) so I will be willing to do anything at all. My computer is a Lenovo T61 running Windows 7 Home Premium. The chipset is a SoundMAX. Any thoughts? I'm thinking it's all software because my sleep chirps and boot beeps when my hard drive decides not to init properly (???) all play through just fine.

Answer:"No Audio Output Device is installed." after HDD clone

If you did clone properly... it is an exact copy... so works the same. Did you clone all partitions or only 1 or 2? Was old drive also connected when booting from new disk? Normally macrium clone modifies ALL references to old disk on the new created disk. It does it even if you clone only one partition. After booting from cloned win7 you only have to adjust drive letters refereing to old disk. But since you removed the old faulty disk, this is unnecessary as well.

Don't know what happened. All drivers, documents,programs should still work! Did you clone without errors? Did you disconnect a cable accidentally when replacing harddisk?

Do you hear no sound at all? The beeps on boot are from internal speaker!! Not the soundmax

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I have a bunch of generic Bluetooth adapters, and I connected one to my PC. Using my PC, I can transfer files safely between my phone, and computer.

What I would LIKE to be able to do, it output the Bluetooth as AUDIO to a Bluetooth adapter connected to an iHome 30 pin device.

So I am trying to use the Bluetooth adapter on my PC as an audio out to another Bluetooth device, like this one: iLive iAB53B Wireless Bluetooth Receiver and Adapter: iPad & eReaders : Walmart.com , connected to my iHome.

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In my laptop audio devices is not working,Audio drive is there then also it not working Why? some one explain it?
 

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I have a Samsung 24" monitor/TV combo as well a Turtle Beach X12 headset connected to my desktop at all times.

I have been experiencing issues with my computer always choosing the monitor as the default audio output. I believe it may be because my computer detects my monitor before it detects my headset.

Regardless, my computer seems to always choose the monitor for default, making me go into the sound settings and switch over to my headset. Then sometimes even after the switch part of my sound will play through the headset while a different application will play through the monitor.

I want to find a way to set my headset as a permanent default. Ideas?

Answer:Help Setting a Permanent "Default" Audio Output

Did you disable the monitor under your Sound devices, in Device Manager?

...and in playback devices off the right click of the volume control, you should be able to disable it there as well, right click the offender and disable.

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i just found this site on google and i don't know if i put this in the right place......i updated (system update and sound card update) last week or the week before and after i restarted i got this X over my speaker in the tray and now the only sound i get is this loud BEEP ......i can't play music............well i called HP and they had me go into safe mode with networking then this bios thing (gray screen) ....there was the delete the driver .....restart that didn't work and then he told me the only thing he could think of is to do full system restore and return it to factory settings but then after i was done talking to him i remembered that the speaker say "No Device Installed" so i was thinking could i buy this software (its conexant if that matters) or does anybody know an alternative ...maybe this happened to you and you figured it out


pleast let me know


p.s.
i uploaded an error message i've been getting for a long time because i had codec problems when i first got this computer and i didn't know what i could do so google lead me to something that told me to save a dll thing (i didn't know)

Answer:"No Audio Output Device is Installed" after update

wow 27 views (last i checked) and no comments can anybody help me

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I've been going on for a month without sound now. Earlier, it used to be a few times a week with sound. Stupid HP laptop.

Answer:Was there ever a solution to the "No audio output device is installed"

Try to get the correct audio drivers from HP

HP Support & Drivers | United States

-DG

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Restarted my computer today and none of my audio devices were working. I have installed all the latest Window's updates and re-installed Realtek. When I run the troubleshooter I get

this error.

In Device Manager all my audio devices have a yellow triangle beside them and have Error Code 19.

If anyone has any help it would be very much appreciated!

Answer:[SOLVED] &quot;No Audio output device is enabled&quot;

These may help:

WindowsAnswers.net - Manually Fixing Code Errors

WindowsAnswers.net - How to Fix Code 19 Error

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So, i have Windows 10, i'm barley learning about Computer's and such, but i plugged in my headphones and then all of a sudden i see "No Audio Output Device is Installed." I unplugged my headphones to see if that would fix the problem but of course it didn't. I don't know what to do i tried doing something else where i had to change my files to classic but i didn't see any General tab. If you could help that would be greatly appreciated!

Please help!

Answer:How do I, fix "No Audio Output Device is Installed" Problem.

Hi, do you hear normal system sounds from your built-in speakers? (Or any other sound?)

I have the same message but only for programs from Ashampoo and Audacity > v2.03 on my 32 bit Win 10 upgraded from Win 8,1 - when the programs worked.

But if I clean install 64 bit Win 10, I have no problems with those programs and my sound card at all.

Please complete your system specs.. (see System Specs - Fill in at Ten Forums - Windows 10 Forums)
and you'll need to say what sort of headphones you are using.
Did you upgrade or clean install? are you using a 32 bit or 64 bit OS?

Please also post the sound card driver version installed (to confirm this is installed):
Win key + X, Device Manager, Sound, Video and Game Controllers, right click on your sound card, properties, driver.

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Hi, I was using my computer today and I left it alone for a short while, then when I came back suddenly the sound was not working, even though the volume was turned all the way up. I restarted it a few times, and eventually the audio output device was gone (there was an x in the icon instead of sound waves, and when I hovered over it it said "No Audio Output Device is installed"). I also did a clean reboot, which didn't work. I went to the control panel, clicked Sound, tried right-clicking where it said "No audio devices are installed" so that I could choose to show disabled devices, but that was already enabled. I went to Device Manager and clicked "Sound, video and game controllers", but the only thing in the dropdown was "Bluetooth Audio Device". Does anyone know what I could do about this?

Answer:All of a sudden, "No audio output device is installed"

Please provide some system specs. Helps us to try and help you.

Since nothing is being shown, reset the BIOS as a first step and see if that helps (If you have any customized settings you will have reset those after resetting the BIOS).

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Please help me fix this sound error.
I am tangled with this error from past one month.
Please help with the best solution for it.
Thanks !

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I have a toshiba satellite U300 laptop, vista home premium 32 service pack 2. About 6 months ago I got the notorious red x through the speakers - I fixed it by re-installing the realtek audio driver. About a week ago the problem re-visted. At first, I uninstalled/reinstalled the driver which brought the speakers back, but everytime I turned the computer on the sound was gone again.I did this at least 8 times in the last week. I did system restore numerous times - to the point that now it doesn't even go back to a point when the audio worked. Now even this doesn't work and no audio device registers under sound in the control panel or sound, game controllers in device manager. I've read the forums on this for hours and tried many things since (including cleaning the disc, defragging etc.) The latest thing I have done is run the system file checker (sfc.exe) and got back several errors which it did not fix - maybe that's my problem?? I have no idea (although I have read the "how to analyze the log file entries) what to do with these results or what to do in general. I still have no sound after spending hours reading and trying to help myself. Can anyone help?

Answer:recuring "no audio output device is installed"

since no one seems interested in answering my question - I will answer it myself:
After spending many many hours on forums and support sites and trying all kinds of things (most of which were incredibly complicated techie remedies) I found nothing which helped me but thousands of other windows people with the same problem or a variation thereof. Until, by some miracle, I found a simple suggestion on yahoo answers: "...go into the control panel/Users and turn off user account control. After I did that the driver installation was successful..." and voila after more than a week of silence I have sound!! Worth trying

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Hey fellas,

So i decided to upgrade from XP pro 32bit to Windows 7 Ultimate x64 a few days ago.
Thats when my troubles began. Did everything by the book, clean install , install motheboard/vga drivers properlly.

Thing is i got that little devilish x on the speaker down right corner and since then i've looked over 500 solutions over the web forums including many bios changes like enabling and disabling the onboard HD audio and bios update also tried to install several audio drivers of my motherboards onboard sound chip like from other software or 32bit softwares.

Nothing worked and its all due to my system can't recognise the audio chip since im always getting "We can't find HD audio device" when i try to install the drivers.

In device manager i can only spot one option that might be the sound card and it goes by the name "High Definition Audio Controller". I've tried disabling it but nothing.When i try to uninstall it windows 7 automaticlly installs it back.

The motherboard is an ASRock P43DE with the VIA VT1708S audio chipset.
(i've checked on my motherboard and i noticed 2 chips near the audio panel. one saying VT1708S and another saying Realtek. But the Realtek chip might be of the LAN controler not sure about that)

In playback devices and recording deviced i get no option, complete black space.
So i am starting to get desperate after a few days of trying to solve this out because i was really excited about trying out my new software.

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Answer:Another "No Audio Output Device is installed" Issue

And you have installed the VIA high definition audio driver ver:v7500F_HDMI?

ASRock > Products > Motherboard > P43DE > Download

Realtec IS your LAN driver in this case, that is correct.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU U7300 @ 1.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3960 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1852 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 59999 MB, Free - 16683 MB; D: Total - 235140 MB, Free - 194652 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0PWV73, A05, .DK8G8K1.CN486439994347.
Antivirus: Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Disabled

On my Dell Inspiron 1470, I keep getting the message that "no audio input device is installed" over the speaker in the lower right, along with a red x. Nothing shows up for audio in the device manager, or in system info. I've attempted a number of things. I've reinstalled the realtek driver, checked for hardware changes, made sure i'm up to date, uninstalled older updates, but nothing seems to work. Randomly after I restart my computer sometimes the sound will be back, but it's only a matter of time before it dies again. Why is this happening, and what can I do?
 

Answer:Solved: "no audio output device installed"

Audio driver (all drivers actually) should be here;
http://support.dell.com/support/dow...bIndex=&scanSupported=False&scanConsent=False

NOTE:It's important to install CHIPSET drivers as soon as the Windows Installation is complete.
 

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Hi,

so I have Realtek Audio onboard
(Mainboard: GA-MA74GM-S2H (rev. 1.0) -> Realtek ALC888 codec
High Definition Audio
2/4/5.1/7.1-channel (Note 2)
Support for S/PDIF Out
Support for CD In)

Now I recently changed to Windows 7 and noticed (especially noticeable when e.g. listening to music), sometimes the sounds gets "scratchy"(scratching) for half a second or so (pretty short). Never had that problem with Win XP (which I used before Win7)

Any Ideas? (yeah i use the latest drivers)

Answer:Realtek On-Board Audio, "scratching"?

I have a similar setup. When you say that your getting scratching sounds, is it when listening to music on speakers or headphones? Have you checked to ensure that your input jacks are securely tight? Have you gone into Realtek HD Audio Manager and checked the settings?

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I just reinstalled windows today (not a full format) and after I got it back up and running it ran perfectly... exept without any sound. So I popped in the CD that came with my mobo for it's onboard sound (nForce4 chipset, 8-channel sound) and installed the Realtek AC'97 software drivers that came with it and what I was using before the install, when it worked perfectly. Well it showed up in the device manager and had no device conflicts anywhere to be seen, but windows didn't seem to pick up that I had it installed and it wouldn't let me select anything for my audio device in the "sounds and audio devices" menu in the control panel, everything there is just ghosted. There's no lil speaker icon in my taskbar for volume control, and when I click on volume control in the Entertainment tab in Accessories, it says I have no "Audio mixer device" installed. Well Realtek AC'97 is my freakin audio mixer device damnit, why won't it pick that up?! I have it installed and have uninstalled and re-installed and updated several times and it still won't detect it and let me use it as my audio device or mixer device! I need help ASAP, I'm a big gamer and can't go without sound. Also, system restore won't let be go back before I reinstalled windows either to get my sound back. Can anyone help me with this?! It'd be GREATLY appreciated!!!
 

Answer:"No audio mixer device" Realtek AC'97 help

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Hello, I'm new. So sorry if I do not post in the common format.

Recently, I had downgraded to Win 7 Ultimate from Windows 8, for various reason.
So I do my normal things, download all the drivers, and programs that I would need.

Sadly, I had lost my motherboard's drivers disc. So, having lost that, I had to download individual drivers from here. I installed drivers from the list below.
Realtek Function driver for Realtek Azalia audio chip (Including Microsoft UAA Driver in English edition)
Intel INF installation & Intel Management Engine Interface
Realtek Ethernet Diagnostic Utility
Realtek LAN Driver
Intel VGA Driver (for Ivy Bridge CPU)

All of the drivers above worked. Except for the audio drivers. I have pretty much no clue what I'm doing wrong, I've spent hours looking on the web for fixes, but none of them had worked. I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate. If you'd like my specs, please check my profile.

Here is a photo of the problem, with some windows open that might relate.
Sorry for the large image!


If anyone could help, it would be greatly apperciated!

Answer:Realtek HD Audio - Speakers "Not plugged in"

I have a Gigabyte board using Realtek sound and things work OK.

My settings differ a bit from yours.

Referring to your pictures:

In the playback tab of control panel, I show speakers, Realtek High Definition Audio Device, set as default with a green check mark, not “not plugged in”.

In Device Manager, under sound, video, and game controllers, I show 2 items:

1: Intel Display Audio
2: Realtek High Definition Audio, where I show a driver version 6.0.1.6235, from 2010.

I don’t have “Blue Snowball” or “High Definition Audio Device”.

Attached is a picture of my Realtek HD Audio Manager, showing the Stereo Mix settings. Do you have those other tabs shown, such as “digital output”, “speakers”, etc??

I don’t expect you and I would use the same driver as we have different Gigabyte boards, but I’m wondering why you don’t have Intel Display Audio and why your Realtek High Definition Audio Device is shown as “not plugged in”, rather than default.

You have no sound whatsoever, not even Windows System sounds?

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hello people
i just installed new drivers from the realtek site and the hd audio manger has somehow COMPPLETELY disappeared from my computer o-o is there a way to get it back? i tryed googling a download but no luck o_o

Answer:Realtek HD Audio "Manger" has disappeared

Originally Posted by soldier000


hello people
i just installed new drivers from the realtek site and the hd audio manger has somehow COMPPLETELY disappeared from my computer o-o is there a way to get it back? i tryed googling a download but no luck o_o



hi and welcome

If you installed it correctly it didnt just disappear. type device manager in search. go to the audio tab and look to see if your card is there and if it has a yellow triangle on it. If it is either gone (and there is an unknown device elsewhere) or if it has a yellow triangle on it it needs to be re-installed.

Let us know the results

Ken J

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I just reinstalled windows today (not a full format) and after I got it back up and running it ran perfectly... exept without any sound. So I popped in the CD that came with my mobo for it's onboard sound (nForce4 chipset, 8-channel sound) and installed the Realtek AC'97 software drivers that came with it and what I was using before the install, when it worked perfectly. Well it showed up in the device manager and had no device conflicts anywhere to be seen, but windows didn't seem to pick up that I had it installed and it wouldn't let me select anything for my audio device in the "sounds and audio devices" menu in the control panel, everything there is just ghosted. There's no lil speaker icon in my taskbar for volume control, and when I click on volume control in the Entertainment tab in Accessories, it says I have no "Audio mixer device" installed. Well Realtek AC'97 is my freakin audio mixer device damnit, why won't it pick that up?! I have it installed and have uninstalled and re-installed and updated several times and it still won't detect it and let me use it as my audio device or mixer device! I need help ASAP, I'm a big gamer and can't go without sound. Also, system restore won't let be go back before I reinstalled windows either to get my sound back. Can anyone help me with this?! It'd be GREATLY appreciated!!!
 

Answer:"No audio mixer device" Realtek AC'97 help

Go here to download driver-http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4400.html
Note future installs you should back up and burn this to cd.
 

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Recently, I bought a new computer and installed it. Everything is fine but I have a problem, the sound. In the bottom right corner the sound symbol appears with a red "X" and when I roll over it I get the error you can see in the title. Tried what other guys said in other threads and in other forums and sites. But nothing worked. In Device Manager I don't see the Realtek driver, even thought it's installed already. It says that Ethernet and MS Bus controller are missing, and when I try to download them it says that they are already installed (they appear at the "Other devices" section, but they have an exclamation mark near them).

Answer:"No audio output is installed" error

The "High Definition Audio Device" usually indicates a generic sound driver installed by Windows.
I see you have other devices with problems too (e.g. Ethernet Controller). In many installations, there are motherboard chipset drivers and if your motherboard has separate chipset drivers, they must be installed before installing device drivers. One of the prime things the chipset drivers do is define (identify) all the devices on the motherboard.

Usually the Win 7 install will install most of the drivers, but in this case it appears that not all the drivers were installed and thus some devices will not install or incorrect drivers are installed.

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Recently purchased a Hp pavilion a6123w desktop pc with Vista(32), everything worked fine for the first few days but then for some unexplainable reason i lost audio. I tried to run the Hardware Diagnostic Tool but when I ran the audio test I recieved a warning message that states "Audio device has been disabled by user or otherwise not available" so I wasn't able to complete the test. I then and made sure that windows audio was started in "services" and it was already started. Ran Hp update...everything is fine, ran windows update......everything is fine, re-installed the original Realtek High Definition Audio Driver from the Widows Help & support Manual in Vista and yet still "no audio output device is installed" when I hover my cursor over the speaker icon by the clock and definately no audio from speakers. The speakers are btw plugged in and in the appropiate place. I even tried system restore and nothing.

I've poured through tons of messages on several different web sites and seen that many have sound issues with Vista but yet no applicable answers for my problem. I am at wits end and thinking about just downgrading and popping in my recovery disc for Windows XP that I had on a older pc into this one. Would that even be advisable?

Any advice would be GREAT! Thanks in advance!
 

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I received my Acer Aspire One notebook with Windows 7 Starter last year for Christmas. Not a week later, the sound would spontaneously stop working, often while I was in the middle of listening to music in Winamp. For a few days, restarting would fix the problem immediately, but then it stopped working entirely.

The speaker icon in the lower right is covered with a red X symbol, and hovering the mouse over it I get the message "No audio output device is installed."

Googling the problem found me lots of forum topics about similar issues on Windows 7, Vista, and XP, but most of those were solved by going into the device manager, finding the Sound, Video, and Game Controllers option, and disabling then enabling the sound card. But I tried that, and that option is not even listed in my device manager. If I go to Control Panel > Sound, the Playback tab just says "No audio devices installed". It's as if my computer forgot it had speakers. Of course, headphones don't work either.

I tried system restoring and eventually reinstalling. Sometimes the problem would resolve on a restart and work fine, and when that happened the device appeared where it belonged and I updated the drivers. But on the next restart, the problem happened again. I figured out how to flash the BIOS, and it still didn't work.

About a month later the problem went away again and didn't come back. But now, five more months later, it seems to be back again for good. If I... Read more

Answer:"No audio output device is installed"

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I have a Toshiba U305-S5127 with windows vista . The audio output used to work fine but now, sometimes it works and sometimes shows the message " No Audio Output Device is Installed ". Now my laptop is showing this message and I cant play audio or DVD. Please tell me how to solve this problem. I have already tried downloading and reinstalling the Realtek audio driver found on the Toshiba website.

Answer:"no Audio Output Device Is Installed"

Quote:





Originally Posted by blissbloom


I have a Toshiba U305-S5127 with windows vista . The audio output used to work fine but now, sometimes it works and sometimes shows the message " No Audio Output Device is Installed ". Now my laptop is showing this message and I cant play audio or DVD. Please tell me how to solve this problem. I have already tried downloading and reinstalling the Realtek audio driver found on the Toshiba website.




First you need to findout if the laptop means the soundcard is not installed or it could mean that the OS is not detecting your speakers plugged in. To determine this you will need to go to control panel and select classic view then open Sounds. Make sure you have the speakers plugged in the CORRECT audio out jack and then go to the playbak tab and make sure it shows "speakers" in the white window. If it does not than right click a blank spot in that white window and select " show disabled devices. If the sound card name is not in that white window you will want to go to the device manager and make sure the soundcard is listed in there under sound video and game controllers. If it is not than that means windows doesn't see the sound card and it is more than likely a defective card and needs to be replaced. If it is in there right click it and select uninstall, check the box to remove the software for the device and then after the driver disappears you nee... Read more

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Hi all!
OK, I'm having many problems getting sound to work again, as well as my Web cam. I have a 1 year old Hp Pavilion DV6748US Laptop that has a Conexant HD Audio. I have Vista Home Premium 32 bit. I have tried and retried just about anything and everything I can find on this subject with no success! I have some other issues going on as well that I will try and explain to the best of my ability. Here goes with all that is wrong:

my sound randomly comes and goes as it pleases. Sometimes it somes back after waking from sleep mode or restarting. It comes and goes in device manager as well.occasionally I will get a a popup that says windows found new hardware-Modem Device On High Definition Audio Bus and when I try and it can't find anything for it, nor can I find anything for it on my computer and get an error code 10. Only when this "windows has found new hardware" is up can I see my audio in device manager with a yellow exclamation point under the video, game etc. and also a yellow exclmation under "other devices".In the system tray there will appear "unknown USB Device" and under USB Serial Bus Controllers in Device Manager. Don't know what that is.At some point the USB Ports on the left side of my computer didn't work, I don't know if they do at this moment.I never tried the web cam until recently and noticed it doesn't work. It also randomly shows up in device manager and quickplay. Don't know if this issue is all related.I also noticed tha... Read more

Answer:Need help with "No Output Audio Device Installed" please!

Originally Posted by sscheydt


Hi all!
OK, I'm having many problems getting sound to work again, as well as my Web cam. I have a 1 year old Hp Pavilion DV6748US Laptop that has a Conexant HD Audio. I have Vista Home Premium 32 bit. I have tried and retried just about anything and everything I can find on this subject with no success! I have some other issues going on as well that I will try and explain to the best of my ability. Here goes with all that is wrong:

my sound randomly comes and goes as it pleases. Sometimes it somes back after waking from sleep mode or restarting. It comes and goes in device manager as well.occasionally I will get a a popup that says windows found new hardware-Modem Device On High Definition Audio Bus and when I try and it can't find anything for it, nor can I find anything for it on my computer and get an error code 10. Only when this "windows has found new hardware" is up can I see my audio in device manager with a yellow exclamation point under the video, game etc. and also a yellow exclmation under "other devices".In the system tray there will appear "unknown USB Device" and under USB Serial Bus Controllers in Device Manager. Don't know what that is.At some point the USB Ports on the left side of my computer didn't work, I don't know if they do at this moment.I never tried the web cam until recently and noticed it doesn't work. It also randomly shows up in device manager and quickplay. Don't know... Read more

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HELP!!! My sony vaio laptop no longer has sound. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling Realtek, I have restored my whole computer, but during the boot up, Realtek does not get installed, it comes up as an error 505. My USB ports are also not working, and I need them to be working really soon. I have done troubleshooting and all sorts of other tests to figure out the problem, but nothing is coming up. Any suggestions help.
 

Answer:"No Audio Output Device is installed"

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Toshiba Satellite L505D-LS5006
Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit

No idea what is causing the issue, but one day when the laptop was turned on, there was a Red X over the volume icon and sound wasn't working at all. Device manager shows that no sound device is installed, just as the icon says. I tried installing the sound drivers for the machine from Toshiba with no luck. I restored to a time at which the sound worked, but that obviously did nothing.

"High Definition Audio Device" is listed in my device manager under the "System" tab with the yellow exclamation point. I tried uninstalling that, disabling it, and reinstalling the drivers in every combination in Safe Mode and not.

Some other things popped up during the same exact time as well. The laptop used to Sleep when you closed it, but now I close it and the fan revs up and it won't turn on so I have to hold the power button down to get it to power off and then on again. Also, the USB ports have stopped working entirely.

According to the Toshiba forum, this is an ongoing issue with the Satellite series of laptops, but I wanted to see if you guys had any input.

MalwareBytes has nothing to say about the issue.

Answer:"No Audio output Device is installed"

Wow... well if it's an ongoing issue, seems like SOMEONE would have a clue. Sounds like the board is going...better back up your stuff ASAP.

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Ok, what I'm about to say is going to make many of you want to smack me, but hear me out.
Me and my friend were over at my house, jamming out on our bass and guitar. We decided to record some stuff. I have a cord that connects the guitar to the computers Mic Input. We used that, but like a moron, I decided to put that into the Speaker Output of my Amp. (Guitar == Amp == Computer)

Everything was fine, it worked for the most part. I changed the Equalization on the amp a little bit, and after that whenever the guitar was strummed the audio came out of the speakers.. Which shouldn't happen. Took everything out, tried to start a video on youtube, and firefox crashed. Tried to start it back up and the whole computer froze. Reset it, and it was working ok, until I noticed that there was no audio. So after trying to install drivers for the audio, opening up device manager and noticing that there are no listings for Anything to do with audio, and banging my head upon the desk, I've decided to ask for help.

I have an HP computer running a dual OS install (Vista & 7)
Onboard audio card
and no clue what to do now.
Help anyone?
 

Answer:The old, "No Audio Output Device is installed"

You will need to post the model of your HP (or your motherboard information), so that people can assist you with downloading and installing the proper drivers.
 

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I have a Toshiba Satellite U400 series laptop, with windows vista 32 bit home premium. Its a year old and few days ago this problem propped up. I re-installed the audio driver but still no-fix. I also did restore to a month before and still no-fix. Showed the laptop to an "EXPERT" and after doing the same thing that I did, he said I would have to format the whole hard disk drive. Please tell me there is another way out!!!
 

Answer:" no audio output device is installed"

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i seem to be having a problem with the drivers as with some error messages it bleeps but that seems to only be in the BIOS also i tried copying someone elses CHDArt.sys file and it worked for a while but then it stopped it works if i replace but as soon as i restart it shows the error message again
 

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Hello techguys!

A while back, out of nowhere, I had lost my sound. I have had one of my tech-guy friends take a look at it and he came to the conclusion that I needed an external sound card. So I have been using one. I believe he had also tried to reload the drivers and such. HOWEVER, the other night out of nowhere (again) I HAD SOUND without the external sound card! It was a miracle! Then just as quickly as it had returned it disappeared again leaving the same red "X" over my speaker icon with the "No Audio Output Device is Installed" message...again...But if it is a problem with my internal sound card then how did I get my sound back, even if it was briefly; broken is broken isn't it???

So, today I have been trying to uninstall and re-install the appropriate audio drivers from HP, as I do have an HP pavilion dv9700. But when I got the the most recent updated drivers I could not "open" them after they had been downloaded. So I went into Control panel and tried to uninstall whatever audio drivers were there. Realtek uninstalled without a problem, but conexant HD audio will not. I right click, hit uninstall, the little loading circle goes for a second or two and then nothing happens. After googling this, it seems that this could be a large variety of things.

Please help. After getting the sound back and then loosing it, it makes me think there is something fishy going on within my pc.....
 

Answer:"No Audio Output Device is Installed"

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Answer:"No audio output device is installed" Help!

Welcome to Seven Forums telstar. Can you tell us the model# of your pc?

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I am having a problem much like other users, but with a few slight differences...
My problem is this: I have a Compaq Pesario, AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3400+, with Windows Vista. However, this computer is not new, and has been in my possession in full working order for nearly two years. It had not had this problem before recently. The only change that I have made to this machine that I can even remotely relate to this problem is an upgrade from an NVidia Video card to a higher gaming quality Radeon Video card, and a RAM upgrade, which I have already been assured is not the cause of the problem. However, when I go to the Device Manager, I find that there is no evidence of a sound device, and when I check my Icon Tray, the sound icon has a red circle with an x in it, and tells me that I have no Audio Device installed.
Any help on this issue would be appreciated.

Solution: My dad has offered to give me a sound card. This is the root of the problem, since my machine's original card is a chip on the motherboard which, apparently, dislikes my new video card, and so will be replaced as my audio device.

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I recently Upgraded my Hp Laptop to Windows 7. Right after I noticed that I had no Sound. A red x appears Next to the speaker and it says "No Audio Device is Installed"....Please Help this is driving me crazy....
 

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I bought a set of speakers for my laptop and in the process of trying to get them to work I seem to have somehow disabled my internal speaker. Now my computer keeps telling me that I have no audio output device installed. I'm not sure how to get things working again - either the newly purchased external speakers or the internal one which has worked just fine up until now.

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Hi helpheather...... welcome to the forum
right click the ''computer'' icon in your start bar & select ''properties'' this will bring up your system info, in the top left hand corner you'll see the ''device manager'' go there.

once this opens any H/W which has been disabled or lacks a driver will have a ''caution'' triangle next to it......

go to ....''sound, video & game controllers'' this is where you'll have the ability to enable this H/W or update the driver..

hopefully its just disabled itself & its simply a case of switching it back on...
hope this helps.....

SK

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My little brother was messing with my computer one day, when i came back in the room my computer was shut off. I tried to turn it back on but it wouldn't work so i restored it to factory setting, but now the sound doesn't work. When i scroll over the speaker icon on the taskbar it says "No Audio Output device is installed". I've tried nearly EVERYTHING.
I've Disabled and Enabled my sound drivers. I've tried updating my drivers. I've went to device manager and went to my driver and pressed "Scan for hardware changes". I've tried re-installing my drivers. And i downloaded that vista update that was supposedly made to fix this problem, And I've made sure that my speakers were plugged in. Someone give me suggestions on what i should do please? Thanks in advance!

Answer:Help! "No Audio Output Device is installed"

Is your sound manager a card or is it on the motherboard?

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This has probably been posted here before, but I could not find any threads on this issue. I re installed Windows 7, and once I finished, I logged on, and tried to watch a video online, and realized there was no audio. I looked at the speaker to see if it was turned on, and there was of course a red x on it, and the message "No Audio Output Device Is Installed" once I dragged the mouse over it.

Any idea on how I can fix this?

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Quote: Originally Posted by Willbug34


This has probably been posted here before, but I could not find any threads on this issue. I re installed Windows 7, and once I finished, I logged on, and tried to watch a video online, and realized there was no audio. I looked at the speaker to see if it was turned on, and there was of course a red x on it, and the message "No Audio Output Device Is Installed" once I dragged the mouse over it.

Any idea on how I can fix this?


Hello Willbug, Welcome to SF,

I guess the Audio Drivers didn't got installed.

Go To > Start > Device Manager > Look for Yellow Marks if your finding it then
Right Click Update Drivers

Also Control Panel> All Control Panel Items> Troubleshooting > Hardware and Sound See what does it finds

Hope this helps,
Captain

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Right, first post, I had a little search for a replica thread but for some reason, the search wasn't working, so I apologise.

this seems to be a common problem for some, but mine has a little twist from the norm.

I log on, I get the little speaker icon with the red x over it.

I got to the Realtek website and download the driver, install it, it works! Yay!

So all is good in the hood until I turn off my computer. When I restart (without the computer actually turning off) it works fine still, but when I actually turn it off then on again, same problem!

I'd really rather not have to go through an installer every time I want to list to some tunes, so can you help a brotha out?

Thanks guys, have fun with this one.

Peace.

Answer:"No Audio Output Device Is Installed" - but different :/

hi have you tried going to device manager,sound video and game controllers click on the little + to expand the view right click on your sound choose properties then update driver you should then get the option to point windows to the file and update from their

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Hey Everyone,
I have recently finished building myself a P.C. When I first used it I noticed it had no sound. There was a cross over the sound icon and it said no audio output device installed.

On running Dxdiag there seems to be nothing at all under "sound", even though I know I have integrate realtek HD audio.

Under system information (msinfo32), however, it says that under sound device there is a sound card, but it says "status: error".

In device manager, in sound, video and game controllers, it has the realtek card there, but with a yellow exclamation mark next to it. Under properties it says that it "cannot start. (code 10)". It says that the drivers for it are up to date, but even so I downloaded the most recent realtek audio driver to make sure. This made no difference, although I am not sure it installed properly as device manager still says that the default windows driver is in place.

I have speakers that work and I have checked alot of things to see if they are okay, including clean installs and the such, but my computing knowledge is extremely limited and I was wondering if anyone could suggest anything I could check or do or buy to make my sound work.

Thanks very much for your time, Telstar

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[QUOTE=telstar 92;290463]Hey Everyone,
I have recently finished building myself a P.C.

In device manager, in sound, video and game controllers, it has the realtek card there, but with a yellow exclamation mark next to it. Under properties it says that it "cannot start. (code 10)". It says that the drivers for it are up to date, but even so I downloaded the most recent realtek audio driver to make sure. This made no difference, although I am not sure it installed properly as device manager still says that the default windows driver is in place.



code 10 sounds like a driver problem. Have you tried to go to properies and uninstalling the hardware then restarting the pc. maybe it will find the driver that you dloaded from real tec. What version was that because I do see a driver for win7 x32 listed for your device and that is v r2.31 ?

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Now like everyone with the same problem, I would love to curb this problem asap. The problem started about 5 weeks ago, I'm not sure what caused it but i have searched google and tried everything from windows update to drivers updates and chipset updates. No most of the fixes on the interwebnetz mention the device manager and disabling, then enabling the sound device.....but that's pretty hard to do if the device in question disappears from the list itself.

Ok so I'm running Windows 7 on one partition and Ubuntu 10.04 on another partition. Now I know both OS's had sound working, in fact it was working earlier today. However as soon as the problem appears in either OS, it effects both. One of the solutions mentioned whilst scouring the netz was to reinstall windows, but it's ridiculous to keep reinstalling windows in order to get the sound back. There are also times where I'm lucky and the sound will return for just that time I've turned it on, restart and it goes again.

The laptop is an Acer Aspire 7520, and I believe it has a realtek chipset.

I would really appreciate it if someone can point me to a solution. I can't afford a new laptop.

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However as soon as the problem appears in either OS


Says to me it isn't a driver or OS problem, but a hardware problem. This,






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There are also times where I'm lucky and the sound will return for just that time I've turned it on, restart and it goes again.


makes it sound like the bios is somehow disabling it while in use and then re-enabling during the restart. If that is what is happening I have no idea how, as that sort of thing shouldn't happen while the computer is on.

Is there anything else that may disappear when the sound goes, or goes overlooked because of the sound going?

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When I hover over the sound icon, it said "No Audio Output Device Installed". I have had this laptop for over 2 years and this is the first time this has happened.

I have been reading several posts and many of them say to go to the "Sound, Video & Game controllers" tab in the Device Manager. However, that tab doesn't exist for me. I even clicked "Show Hidden Devices".

Any thoughts?

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I have the same issue. I have a HP DV9925nr with Vista Home Premium 64bit. A few days ago I had Windows conduct updates and I lost the sound. I thought nothing of it and had Vista update itself to SP2. I had this issue before and after SP2. The sound icon has the "x" over it and lists "no audio output device installed." I have downloaded the Conexant driver several times for my computer and to no avail. I have searched for the speaker device on my computer but it does not exist. When I go to device manager, there is no folder for speakers nor audio. My computer believes that the speakers themselves do not exist. The several remedies that people have posted have offered me nothing. I am not the true computer wiz, but I know that something is seriously wrong with my computer.

*I have also tried using headphones, but I get absolutely nothing out of them.

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Hi, guys.

Been having an issue that I've been trying to solve for quite a while. I have an old Compaq Presario SR1750NX that refuses to acknowledge audio devices. It was on Windows XP at first and all the icons in the device manager had a yellow exclamation mark with error 39 (corrupted) in the device status. Since then (last night) I went ahead and upgraded it to Windows 7 Ultimate x86, and the save four devices show up in the device manager. The difference is that there's no error showing yet no audio devices show up in the Sound menu. Plugging in speakers in the various ports does nothing. I even went as far as swapping out the motherboard for a different one I had and the same result. Figured it was a hard drive issue so I formatted another old one I had and it's as if I did nothing.

Here are some images. I can provide more if necessary.


This image said "High Definition Audio" at first but I downloaded a set of NVIDIA drivers and force installed it for all four of these.

Answer:"No Audio Output Device is installed"

Disregard this thread. I found a source for drivers for this model and the BIOS update fixed it. Marking as solved and linking it for any Googlers out there.

A8AE-LE Motherboard BIOS Update Compaq Presario SR1750NX Desktop PC | HP? Support

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Hi, I am running a 5 year old HP pavilion dv6919ca laptop. I use Bell internet who just recently switched their security package over to McAfee and I installed it several months ago. I have been having sound problems for about two months, prior to this everything worked perfectly. Now most of the time the speaker icon in the task bar has a red x through it and states "no audio output device installed" and there is also no sound or game controllers listed in device manager. At other times the laptop starts up with sound and seems to be working properly but within 20 minutes of watching a video the sound will disappear and when I try to investigate the computer gets really slow or hangs up IE. I have restored my pc back to factory after a ransomware attack but the sound problems after this were the same. My sound is a Conexant high definition audio device. I have reinstalled the drivers-no change. Something is turning off my sound and I don't know how to fix it. Please help.
 

Answer:"No Audio Output Device is Installed"

Let's see this:

Press and hold the Windows button + R.

In the Run box, type DEVMGMT.MSC and hit Enter.

Click the + next to the Network Adapters pane so it expands, showing installed hardware.

Take and screenshot or make a list of the devices listed here and include it in your next reply.

Take note of any !'s, ?'s or X's.

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Depending on which device is in your machine, below are the latest drivers for the possible sound cards for your machine:

Conexant High-Definition Audio Driver

Realtek High-Definition Audio Driver

Once you've determined which device is on your system (it will be in Device Manager), download the appropriate drivers and install them.

Reboot your system.
 

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