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Q: No Audio Devices Installed

Please help, ive tried everything, It was working now it wont, Please help, it's a home built pc, ive added a pic of the specs

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A: No Audio Devices Installed

It looks like you have an ASUS? Go to the ASUS website. Look under Support to find drivers. Enter model number of your motherboard, select the OS and ASUS should give you the audio driver
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I know this topic has been brought up a number of times before however I have still been unable to correct this issue with previous troubleshooting.

The History-Suspected power surge, replaced hard drive, motherboard, and power supply. Reinstalled Windows, Vista 32-bit.

Since this happened I am informed via control panel that No Audio Devices are Installed. My speaker icon in the task bar has the dreaded red X over it.

I have two different sets of speakers I have tried. Both sets of speakers work on another computer. In device manager I have attempted to update drivers, uninstall and reinstall, disable and re-enable, to no avail.

I have set BIOS to default as per previous threads on this subject.

I am happy to provide any further information sought, I am not terribly technical but can follow instructions like a pro. Thank you.

A:No Audio Devices are Installed

Does your new motherboard have on board audio or are you using a sound card?
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Hello guys this is a problem I ve been dealing with devices audio No installed for quite some time though I never really tried to No audio devices installed solve it until a while ago The main problem is this I wanted to post a pic of the icon but I couldnt due to lack of posts its the speaker icon with the white cross on the red background icon showing up when I right click it and go to volume mixer it tells me there are no audio devices installed I ve tried multiple things to solve the problem I downloaded the latest drivers and installed them didnt work I removed my onboard sound card with device manager and plugged in an usb sound card to see if that would solve the problem didnt work I went to device manager removed the onboard sound card then had device manager look for uninstalled hardware it reinstalled the onboard sound card but didnt change the no audio devices installed thing Is there something left I can try to do I d appreciate any bit of help I can get PS Im using a Windows Vista if there are any specs you need to know about just ask Btw when I look in device manager or control panel -- gt Sound there is never a problem stated I dont use speakers and usually have headphones plugged in Also when I start a game like Skyrim it quits and tells me Skyrim needs a sound card in order to run even though there s definately one onboard not working though nbsp

A:No audio devices installed

List any Problem Devices

Make sure 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
On the other hand, if no devices are listed, tell me so
Generate and attach a DirectX report

Click Start->Run, enter dxdiag and click OK
===> If you?re running 32 bit Windows, dxdiag will launch on its own
===> If you?re running 64 bit Windows, you?ll see 64-bit DxDiag. Click it to launch the 64-bit version of dxdiag
Notice progress in lower left window corner
When done, click Save Information button and save to your Desktop
In TechSpot window, use the paper clip icon to attach the report. (If you don't see icon you may need to first click Go Advanced)
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Hi I recently upgraded from XP to and have been stumped by a No are audio installed. help. devices Please problem for over a week No audio devices are installed. Please help. now that I can't seem to find in any other forums I have a Gigabyte GA- P-DS P motherboard with RealTek High Definition onboard sound I'm pretty sure could someone confirm this RealTek High Definition Audio appears in device manager but in the Sound window of Control panel it says there are quot No audio devices installed quot I have the most up to date driver for the RealTek onboard sound from the thread on this website Driver version - yet it still doesn't show as an audio device When i No audio devices are installed. Please help. try to let windows update them automatically they say i have the most up to date drivers Under properties for Realtek HD Audio i have this error quot Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware The driver may be corrupted or missing Code Any help would be greatly appreciated Cheers Josh

A:No audio devices are installed. Please help.

In your BIOS, do you have an option for Azalia codec? is it enabled?

Also, did you know you have to install the Drivers twice? The first time removes the old drivers, the second time installs the new driver.

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i recently change my windows from XP to windows 7. my VGA also change to a new one. when i test the sound, i cant hear at all !! i go to the contol panel, and check the sound, its say "No Audio Device Installed". i check again through the device manager, in sound,video it seem High Definition Audio Device (not my audio device) and NVIDIA high definition sound. under the other driver, there a ! icon or Unknown Device.
im using Simbadda CST 5000 audio device
Sorry guys for my bad english
Sound Card: High Definition Audio Defice

A:No Audio Devices Installed, Help !~!

Hi, welcome to the forums

You may want to Uninstall the unknown device. Just right-click in Device Manager then select Uninstall. Reboot your machine then allow Windows to try to connect to Windows Update to search for new drivers.

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Hey guys im new to this forum .I have a problem i dont have any sound.When i click on the volume icon at the bottom of my screen and go to playback it says ''No audio devices are installed''When i open the sound options there are no speakers.
When i go to services.msc and try to start audio and audio enpoint it says there is an error.I downloaded nvidia hdmi audio driver but when i open it ,it says no audio services are not downloaded something like that.Ive tried nearly everything.
Also when i go to device manager and sound there is nothing about sound it just says nvidia hdmi output.

Also i have windows 7 dual boot with windows vista and i logged in with windows vista and it is fine.


A:No audio devices are installed

Quote: Originally Posted by Warlock1

Hey guys im new to this forum .I have a problem i dont have any sound.When i click on the volume icon at the bottom of my screen and go to playback it says ''No audio devices are installed''When i open the sound options there are no speakers.
When i go to services.msc and try to start audio and audio enpoint it says there is an error.I downloaded nvidia hdmi audio driver but when i open it ,it says no audio services are not downloaded something like that.Ive tried nearly everything.
Also when i go to device manager and sound there is nothing about sound it just says nvidia hdmi output.

Also i have windows 7 dual boot with windows vista and i logged in with windows vista and it is fine.


Warlock Hi and welcome to sevenforums

Pretty clear you need to install the audio driver. Can you give us info about your computer mobo, audio chipset, 32bit or 64, etc

Rhanks in advance
Ken J+
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My audio device has stopped working. When I go into the control panel it tells me there are no adio devices are installed. However when I go to device manager the drivers are there and they say the device is working correctly. I then tried msinfo32 and got the following information:

NameRealtek High Definition Audio
PNP Device IDHDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0662&SUBSYS_101990B5&REV_1001\4&14A93FF&0&0001
Driverc:\windows\system32\drivers\rtkvhda.sys (, 2.15 MB (2,250,272 bytes), 11/06/2009 00:41)

NameIntel(R) High Definition Audio HDMI
ManufacturerIntel(R) Corporation
PNP Device IDHDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8086&DEV_2802&SUBSYS_80860101&REV_1000\4&14A93FF&0&0101
Driverc:\windows\system32\drivers\intchdmi.sys (, 109.50 KB (112,128 bytes), 11/06/2009 00:31)
Can some one please help me get my sound back up and running?

A:No audio devices are installed

Try disabling your audio device in device manager, reboot your computer and let the drivers reinstall.

If this does not work, try and download a new driver from your pc manufacturers website.

Hope this helps
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I need help. My computer is a Gateway Support - 1015229R*Gateway FX7024 Desktop Computer

I had a misadventure with the original hard drive and bought a new one. Installed Vista on the new hard drive and got things going fine again except for the audio missing.

I had installed through windows update 'Matrix Storage Manager' and having an up and running PC before that install ruined the hard drive. I have no way to get into the recovey tools to make it so much easier so I'm forced to do it all manually. Last thing to do is figuring out how to get the audio going.

Any help would be awesome.

A:No audio devices are installed.

Is you audio card dsiplayed in the device manager and its just a driver issue?

Make sure your On-Board Soundcard is enabled! You could check the BIOS Settings for this first.

This seems to be your soundcard at least when i read the psecs you send:
8-channel audio output using the Sigmatel / IDT-STAC9271 10-channel audio codec
HD audio link header (optional)
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Hello all,

I'm new to this forum and new to forums in general. I have a problem with my laptop all of a sudden. I went to you tube the other day and had no audio sound coming from my computer. Using my limited computer knowledge, I went to Control Panel then Sound and I have 3 tabs, Playback, Recording and Sounds. Playback and Recording both say "No audio devices are installed." My little speaker down in the lower right corner of the task bar has a little red circle with a white "x" in it. When I hold my mouse over the little speaker in the task bar, it says " No audio output device is installed". When I right click on the little speaker, a box pops up and the option to "Open the volume mixer" is ghosted out.

Why did this happen and what are my options?



A:No Audio devices are installed

Welcome Mark
Go to search by the start button
Type device manager
In device manager, you may see a small yellow triangle, near the audio driver, if so download the most current driver as iyours is corrupt.
If not small triangle, update to the newest driver as this may be the cause of the problem
Follow the instructions in this tutorial. At the end search for driver, do not go to browse this computer
Device Manager - Install Driver
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i'm fairly new to this forum but i have a problem i need help with,
so i swapped my graphics card and i noticed my sound was missing i took a closer look and there was no driver installed.I don't know how this happened because i didn't touch it, but anyway i have no sound icon on the right side of the taskbar and i tried installing my sound drivers again and everything install's just fine and it prompt's me to restart my PC and when i do everything is just the same no sound if anyone can help it would make me really happy.

A:No audio devices installed

So i managed to fix my issue, the problem was when i installed the AMD driver for my GPU it installed something like a audio driver that blocked my onboard sound card. The fix was to go into the BIOS and enable my onboard graphics.
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This morning I turned on my PC and then decided to take a nap. when i awoke i decided to go on my PC. I was greeted with a black screen (and yes i turned it on.) after restarting i noticed i had no sound, after thorougher investigation i noticed that my Sound menu says "No audio devices are installed" I have already tried to reinstall Realtek High Definition Audio, but no luck. any ideas?

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A:NO Audio Devices are Installed

Welcome to the Bleeping Computer Community trigga00
Were there any hardware or software changes recently, specifically with the audio/video? Have you tried system restoring to a date before the issue occured? Please post the computer model next time.
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Running Vista on an HP laptop.  Volume icon now has a red X over it and I have no sound.  I went through all the common fixes including trying to download new audio drivers all to no avail.  Any ideas anyone?

A:No audio output devices installed

This is a common problem in Vista and unfortunately it is usually solved by reinstalling the OS. When you said you did all the standard steps, did you follow the steps here. Did you try a System Restore before the problem occurred?
To rule out a hardware failure you could download a small linux distro, Puppy 5.7 is good. Try playing a sound file. If you do not get sound in Puppy then I would say your internal sound card has failed. You may want to look at purchasing a USB sound dongle good for earphones only.
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A:No Audio Devices Installed after update

First of all, welcome to BC !
As a first step I would go to the Dell web-site and download and install the audiio drivers for your Inspiron and see if that solves your problem. Your Dell probably has a barcode on it somewhere. If you copy the barcode number and type it into the search box on the service page on the Dell web-site you will normally be taken to a page which has all the drivers for your computer - I wish more manufacturers would do this !
If this gets you your sound back, great. If it doesn't, post back.
As for your non-running services, if you go into 'Computer management' you can decide how services you want to run startup. To get there, clcik 'Start', RIGHT click on 'Computer' in the start menu, then click 'Manage' in the drop-down menu that appears. Services are at the bottom of the dialogue box. If you click any service you want to change the startup for, click on the service, then RIGHT click and in the dialogue box that appears you will find the option to change the startup type. Your choices are 'automatic', 'Manual' and 'Disable'.
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A:No Audio Devices Are Installed in Recording Tab

The "HD Audio Device" is a generic Windows installed sound driver. You need the Win 7 (or Vista) driver supplied by Toshiba. In many cases the vendor (Toshiba) supplied driver is needed for the sound to work correctly.

You may also need to install the motherboard chipset drivers first as the chipset drivers define (identify) all the devices on the motherboard.

Here is the drivers from Toshiba Toshiba Drivers Download - Toshiba
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Sound card : High Definition Audio Device

A:Recording: no Audio devices are installed.

Are you using the Dell supplied sound drivers? I do a lot of support on the Dell users forum and we have found that not using the Dell sound drivers can cause problems in some systems.

Dell does not support Win 7 (no Win 7 drivers) for the XPS420 however they do support Vista and the Vista drivers should work without problems. The Vista SigmaTel driver is HERE If you have anything other than the Dell SigmaTel driver, suggest you uninstall whatever you have and install the Dell SigmaTel driver.

FYI the Dell users forum can be accessed You may want to check out the support forums.
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I have a big problem. I usually use the microphone that is bulit into my computer but i wnated to use my headset for better quality. It didn't work so I tried some things to make it work. I went into control panel and under sound to see if I could change anything in recording. Recording showed that I have one microphone installed "realtek". After I figured out i can't change the realtek microphone into my headset microphone I closed the tab and could literally see how the "realtek" microphone disapeard out of the recording box. Does anyone know how to get it back?? I really need my microphone!!! My playback is still working.

Thanks a lot and please excuse my poor English, I'm from Germany.

A:No audio devices are installed in recording

alright i got it back!!! I'm pretty proud right now!!!
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I've been reading forms etc but cant find a solution...
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A:Microphone not detected (no audio devices installed)

Device detection is a function of the drivers (ie: audio drivers). So if it's not working properly, I'd suspect the drivers. If there aren't any Win7 drivers, then your best bet would be to get an addon sound card with Win7 support.
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There is no sound icon in the notification area? Did you upgrade to windows 7 or did you do a clean install? With doing an upgrade you can run into problems like this. It's just part of it. It's recommend to do a clean install and then install all updated drivers then install all the MS updates including any SP if available.
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A:Acer 1410 (No Audio Devices Are Installed)

Check device manager to see how audio device looks (yellow warning).
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A:Disabled internal Mic/no audio devices installed

Hi GuyWithProblems,

Could you please Fill Out Your System Specs? It would really help. Also, are you using a desktop or a laptop? What sound card are you using?

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A:no audio devices are installed, realtek error 0xc0000374

Hi, try to install the generic drivers from Realtek.
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A:No Audio Output Devices is Installed- Sony Vaio

I would uninstall all the unknown and Bluetooth devices listed in the Device Manager. Leave that off until you get the basic sound going again. Restart the PC after uninstalling all the Bluetooth and unknown devices.

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Thanks in advance!

A:No audio devices installed - Dell Inspiron 1525


Originally Posted by JJJJORDAN

OK so last night I was trying to get a microphone to work and I was drunk and some how I guess I've deleted something that allows my computer (Dell Inspiron 1525) to produce sound. I don't any thing about computers! Please help! I've also included a screen shot.
Thanks in advance!


What you need to do, is to click on this link:
Download Audio Drivers for Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebooks

This will 'download' the audio driver file, R170217.EXE, to your computer. This file (R170217.EXE) will probably end up on your Desktop.

Double-click on this file, to run it. This should re-install the 'audio driver' for your computer.

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Hi muazzam

Is best to upgrade to SP3 (if only because MS has dropped support for SP2) but can start, for now, looking at your problem while you continue running with SP2

Let's start with these initial steps
1) List 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
2) Generate and attach a DirectX report

click Start->Run, enter dxdiag
Notice progress in lower left window corner
When done, click Save Information button and save to your Desktop
In TechSpot, use the paper clip icon to attach the report. (If you don't see icon you may need to first click Go Advanced)
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I'll have a look and we can take it from there
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