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Q: No sound device

Hi I was wondering can anybody help with the sound on my computer please as we have had none for about 3 weeks now thanks

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A: No sound device

Please make sure ALL connections are snug. What OS are you using? XP,W7,W8 ?
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However when I have it as a a duplicate display sound I get on the speakers primary display does not come from the speakers on the TV.

On the device manager the TV shows as a media device.
However, the TV does not appear under sound.
Alll that shows under sound is
Digital audio (S/PDIF). Digital audio is set as default

How can I have any sound on my PC desktop also come through my TV?

Do I disconnect my Speakers and have the sound come through my Samsung monitor?

What additional info might the list need to help solve this?
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I am on son's Clevo laptop and they tell me they have not had sound for a very long time.

I check, download and install latest drivers from the Clevo website, but still no sound.

I have deleted all device drivers and allowed Windows to rediscover the drivers again - everything went well but found a PCI device that could not find drivers for so put the yellow Exclamation Mark - but still no Audio Device.

I checked the BIOS, there is no option to turn on/off the sound so I presume audio is turned on as everything is integrated, but still the Sounds and Audio Device Properties says that there are No Audio Devices. So either the device is faulty or there is some other way of being able to get the computer to recognise the Audio Devices.

If there is any suggestion(s) it would be greatly appreciated.


A:Onboard sound but 'No Audio Device' in device properties

Sometimes kids overdrive the audio chips until they overheat and burn out. If burned out, it will not detect.
Might be time to disable the onboard sound and install an external sound card and software.
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Alright, so here's the scoop. I recently formatted my computer into xp and updated it to sp3, but in the programs (aida64 among them) I was using to search for drivers it said that my sound device was outdated (Soundmax High Definition audio integrated device I think) and so I installed Soundmax's latest driver/ program. Yet that made the sound scratchy or added a fuzz to the sound that wasn't there before. I tried going back to a restore point but that didn't work so I disabled the device in Device Manager. Now the device doesn't even appear in the Manager, even after re installing the chipset and the program. Does this warrant a belarc report to be solved?
Any help would be much appreciated and thank you for your time.

Unfortunately the duke of flukes wasn't lucky this time.

A:Sound device disabled, now gone from device Manager

Try running Everest and have it create a report and then attach that to your next post.

Download link is available in my signature.

Is this an OEM computer or custom built? If OEM - Make & Model would be helpful.
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Its bit complicated.
I have 5 year old Compaq Pressario V3611AU notebook with AMD Atholon X2 TK-55 processor. Was using Windows XP and everything working fine. Recently I upgraded RAM to 2GB & processor was changed to AMD Turion(tm) X2 TL-60 2.00Ghz. I installed windows 7 and everything worked fine for a week with no issues.
Recently when switched on it showed red cross on volume device. When I checked in device manager the sound video & Game controller has disappeared.

I checked most of the site but unable to install the exact driver.

Even I tried to add with Legacy Drivers in Device Manager but failed to install the correct driver.Even I re installed my Windows 7 but same issue. When I click on Volume device to fix the issue end up with Hardware Changes has been effected.

Please help me whether it is an issue with Sound Card or with driver.

A:Missing Sound Video & Game Controller in Device Manager, no sound

Just download Realtek High Definition Audio Codec (Windows Vista / Windows 7 32-bit) - Reviews and free Realtek High Definition Audio Codec (Windows Vista / Windows 7 32-bit) downloads at CNET I hope its help..
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Anyony that can help me with this?

Also, as stated in the title, i'm using an USB sound card device.

A:Can't record my line in sound, using USB sound device and windows 7

Hi Coolman12 and welcome to the forum!

I did some digging regarding your Zalman ZM-RSSC, unfortunately zalman never released vista driver support for it. If you were able to make it work for Vista, you're chances to make it work for Windows 7, that pretty much tells you that you're out of luck

But there's probably one thing you might be able to do to make it work. Please try the Windows 7 Driver solution. It could be worth a shot.

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A:No sound, no sound device detected, drives installed?

I have a similar fault with SB Xtreem Music - downloading the latest driver (2.18.0013) sems to corrupt Windows Audio file and it also prevents me from accessing the Control Panel, do you have this fault? otherwise sound is ok.
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A:C-Media CM6501 Like Sound Device - no sound

It may be time to install a simple low cost PCI sound card. When you do this, be sure to turn off the failed onboard sound in the motherboards bios
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There could be multiple hidden audio devices.
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A:Help with sound device

There are a lot of devices that will plug into the G40 for decent sound. You will need to spend a little money. Many different sound software installs will work. You may want to join some of the four Thinkpad sites for specific advice. Bill Morrow's and the Thinkpads Users Group at [email protected] . You should be able to find either with a gurgle search. Both have large members of experts on specific Thinkpads.
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A:No sound device

This is a relatively common problem. I believe a malware infection is responsible for corrupting the audio settings and/or registry. Simply removing the infected files typically does not resolve the issue. The easiest method to reverse this is to use System Restore or perform a repair installation of the operating system I've dealt with similar issues before and reinstalling drivers usually doesn't fix it either. If you don't have a restore DVD or OEM disk for the OS, you can borrow one from a friend to perform a repair install, just have your product key handy.
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A:No Sound Device

Go to Device on SounMax Integrated Digital Audio...uninstall the driver.Reboot.The 3d item listed Here appears to be the correct driver.Louis
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A:No Sound Device

Check the Device Manager (assuming Windows XP, right click My Computer > Properties > Hardware > Device Manager) for any yellow ! next to anything, usually under Multimedia or Sound, Video and Game Controllers.
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Thanks in advance

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A:No sound device available

Your computer was made for Vista and thus is not XP Compatible. I tried to do the same with my laptop and well... it's embarrassing. I have like 12 yellow markers. Unless that's a wireless computer your internet probably isn't working either.

You either need to look up your model number for XP versions of your computers drivers for sound/ethernet and it looks like an SM Bus Controller (no idea what that is, don't really care). Or, you need to un-downgrade back to Vista.

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A:sound device

Please don't start duplicate threads for the same problem. Your original is below. This is closed as a dup
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i thought i had to do with the speakers so i bought a new set of earphones , i am still haveing the same problem.

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A:Sound Device

your motherboard should have come with a "motherboard utilities disk" insert this and reinstall the sound drivers.

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A:Help with sound device?????

Download and run Everest Home (it is free):

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This will open it in a text editor (probably Notepad) and then use your mouse to highlight ALL the debug stuff at the bottom of the report and delete it and then save that file again and then copy and paste it to here.
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A:No Sound Device

Try to see if you can Rollback the Sound Device drivers to it's previous state (Go to Control Panel, System, Device Manager and Double-click on your Sound Device, Driver Tab, and choose Rollback Driver.

PS: You have to be very very carefull with these types of programs, they don't often hit or even get near the 100% mark for finding the exact drivers for your machine. Sometimes doing it the Old fashionned way i.e. going out and finding your own drivers by doing research is the best way.
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A:no sound device? help me!

a few things about your computer would help us to kjnow to help you out here. Like make and model, or Motherboard, CPU, Ram, OS, Sound Card, etc...
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A:Sound device

sofustrated said:

hello i do hope you can help me i am getting an message that says:Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a problem with your sound device. There may not be a sound device installed on your computer, it may be in use by another program, or it may not be functioning properly. how do i fix this?Click to expand...
Start off in Control Panel>Sounds and Audio Devices>Hardware to see if there's a device installed. Do you hear the Windows walk-on music when you boot up?
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A:No Sound Device

You need to re-install from the discs which came with the pc or if you don't have the disc, you'll need to download the drivers. If you don't have a sound card and are using the motherboard's built in sound device, the drivers will be on the motherboard disc.
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A:no sound device

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A:Sound device

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A:no sound device

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Try a system restore point.

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A:My Sound Device

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A:No Sound Device

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A:No sound device!

Get the sound driver from - eMachines Product Support and Downloads -
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A:no sound device

If you check device manager do you get any "!" under the audio tree? If you do then try right clicking the main driver and click uninstall. Then reboot the pc and allow windows to install the drivers. If that does not work, try to run system restore to go back to when the drivers worked properly.
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A:no sound device

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A:No Sound Device

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Roll back the drivers, this might solve your issue.
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A:no sound device

Did you install the drivers for your computer from the computer manufacturer?

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A:No Sound Device

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A:No sound device

Hi aniri_dum and welcome to TSF

There is a set of drivers that comes either with the motherboard, or the computer manufacturer that needs to be installed. The audio driver is one of those. Also, make sure the onboard audio is selected in the BIOS.

When you install the right audio driver, the marks should go away in the Device Manager and the audio should work.

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A:sound device

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A:Windows 7 SOUND, No Speakers in Playback device, thus no sound from speakers

Hi -

What sound card do you have?

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Can you recall any other hardware, software changes you may have made prior to this problem? I am not familiar with this board or BIOS, but do you have an option to enable your on board audio as opposed to the Auto feature? You are using your on board Azalia Audio right?
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Download the latest Direct X maybe? Not sure.
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A:No sound device found

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make and model of the pc
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Hi, Corinne, and welcome to Bleeping Computer.

Chances are XP Pro wasn't able to find the drivers for your sound card or device. In order to check the drivers, hold down the Windows key (the one between alt and ctrl) and tap the Pause/Break key. That should bring up your System Properties. Click on the Hardware tab, then on the Device Manager button.

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I hope you can help me...I'm getting a little bit desperate here.


A:Sound device not recognised!

Its impossible to diagnose a problem with so little information!?!?!

What motherboard have you got? Is it a built in sound card? What version of windows are you using?
Have you tried installing a driver from the motherboard manufacturers website?
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A:Sound Device Problem (There is none!)

strange as life said:

So my problem is this: My sound doesn't work.
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Looks like you have lost your audio drivers somewhere, if it's XP try doing a restore to a point before the fault, if not I usually find that if you go into device manager and remove all audio related items then reboot XP will reinstall the missing parts.