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Q: lost sound device after re-install

it's no longer available to the system, but everytime I troubleshoot everything is "ALRIGHT". I
it's driving me crazy.

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A: lost sound device after re-install

did you go to the computer manufacturers website and download their drivers for your specific system? Also did you make sure your sound is not on mute?

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A:Lost sound device

is it the icon that looks like a grey speaker?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/lost-sound-device.644983/
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THE FOLLOWING IS THE MESSAGE I GET WHEN TRYING TO PLAY ANYTHING RATHER ITS WINDOWS OR REALPLAYER. WHEN I GO TO CONTROL PANEL SOUNDS HARDWARE I CANT CLICK ON THE OPTIONS TO ENABLE TGHIS DEVICE
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.
THIS IS MY COMPUTER INFO

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 2800+, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1983 Mb
Graphics Card: VIA/S3G UniChrome Pro IGP , 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 114463 MB, Free - 46025 MB;
Motherboard: , K8M800-M2, ,
Antivirus: Symantec Endpoint Protection, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

A:No sound device lost big time

Here's your motherboard:

Home > Products > Motherboard > Socket 754

I'm assuming you're using the onboard sound, so here's the driver: (I'm also assuming you're in the USA):

Driver Name RealTek Codec Sound on board driver
Version 3.98(6220)
Release Date 2007/02/07
Update Description
Special Note
File Size 30.5MB
Support O.S Windows 98 ; Windows Me ; Windows 2000 ; Windows XP 32bit edition ; Windows XP 64bit edition

You'll need to use WinRAR or WinZIP to open the *.ZIP file
 

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Thanks in advance.

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A:NO SOUND-windows media device lost

first we need some specs on the computer and when you started having this prob. what type of media card you have and so forth and how long have you had your computer.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/no-sound-windows-media-device-lost.538629/
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A:No sound device and won't let me install one!

That error suggests that there is no default audio playback device set. The "Speakers" should be set as the default playback device.
This is done in the Sound Panel, Playback section. I'm not on a Win 8 machine right now so I can't tell you how to access the Sound Panel.

Also, you should only have one entry for RealTek. Uninstall one of the RealTek entries in the Device Manager.

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What are the possible solutions?

A:Lost sound after Windows 7 install

and welcome to the Forum



go to the Dell support site, enter your Service Tag Number and download the drivers

See this for the order they should be installed:

http://support.dell.com/support/topi...=en&l=en&s=dhs

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A:Qosmio G20 - no sound, will not install audio device

Hi

What system did you install?
Did you try to reinstall the sound driver?

The notebook seems to support an sound chip from Analog Devices Inc.
I could find only Win XP drivers on the Toshiba European driver page for this old Qosmio

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A:Solved: No Sound and and Unknown Device on Audio Bus trying to install

Is your sound on-board or is it PCI? Try reloading the drivers for your sound.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-no-sound-and-and-unknown-device-on-audio-bus-trying-to-install.859588/
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A:[SOLVED] no sound, list of install hardware under device manager blank,unable to read

Damn dogg.... You need to reinstall Winblows. Fo shizzle, yo shiz wack dawg

here yo fix homie www.myshizwack.com download windowz.exe and that will reinstall for you.

Massive motherboard problems, or a corrupt OS mang. Reinstall

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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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A:Lost sound after a computer crash, shows sound working but can't hear a thing!

I've seen that before. Try uninstalling then re-installing the drivers. Worked for me.

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

Download link is available in my signature.

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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 Download.com I hope its help..

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A:LOST sound icon and no sound working

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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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A:Dell OptiPlex 755 No Audio Output device and no Sound/Audio in Device Manager

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A:Lost Device Manager

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Norton can do a lot of bad things to a system . . particularly if it is already infected.

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A:Lost Playback Device

go to device manager update your driver there. When it asks if you want to look on the internet say no. Browse to the downloaded file you downloaded from their site
http://forum.notebookreview.com/gate...4-13-09-a.html
This thread might help as well

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Go to the Gigabyte website and find the LAN driver for your motherboard.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/i-have-lost-network-device.147834/
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A:Lost USB2 Device.

Unplug ALL USB devices.
Open Device Manager.
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Uninstall all devices under USB Controllers.
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/lost-usb2-device.294372/
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A:lost device icons

nizmaro said:

for some unknown reason "My computer" window no longer shows some of my devixe icons
ie; device A.. floppy disc shows device C ..hard drive shows device D/E cd/dvd show
others that did show and now dont are for my sd card etc which used to show .F,G,H,I,J
stumped i am!!Click to expand...

Hi nizmaro.
Try this.Restart your pc/as soon as your bios screen disappears hit F8 scroll up to start Computer at last good configeration hit enter/then hit enter again if required and see how that goes if that dont work Go start/all programs/accessories/system tools/system restore/pick restore my computer to an earlier time/pick a date in bold print before your trouble started then click Next
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/lost-device-icons.509053/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/lost-audio-device.1011639/
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A:Direct 3D device lost problem

Hmm....in looking at your system specs, I see one possible weak point, the 350w power supply. Granted, it's an Antec, so the quality is there, but I don't really know if 350w is enough for a 64-bit CPU, an x800XL, and other stuff as well. That Direct3D error can be caused by power management problems, so it sounds like a possible candidate to me.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/direct-3d-device-lost-problem.431030/
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Make sure that the Cryptographic Service is started.

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A:Unable to Auto Install/Re-Install Generic Device Drivers

dellguy77 said:


I have a Sony RS-220 desktop w/ XP home w/ SP2 & all updates since that's unable to auto install generic device drivers. Click to expand...

Hi, I'm missing what actually caused the issue in the first place? i.e what event caused the behaviour to start?
If you don't force it to use a specific .inf what error does it show? 'No suitable drivers found?'
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/unable-to-auto-install-re-install-generic-device-drivers.689042/
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or
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A:Lost Sound and the Sound Icon

what operating system

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A:Lost device drivers for Intel Chipset

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You can try downloading and installing Everest Free 2.2 from Major Geeks.

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Much luck...

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A:After fresh install, trying to install device drivers

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A:How to install device drivers during Windows7 install

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Beekhof


During the installation process of W7 it is possible to load drivers, e.g. the downloaded SATA, LAN and Graphics drivers for a specific motherboard (MoBo ASUS P7P55D).
However, these files are compressed zip files and Unzipping delivers a set of folders with in each a number of files. Which are the device drivers?
In other words: what is the extension of a device driver? Inf? And how to present it?


No, not during installation. The Windows 7 DVD normally has all drivers on it. When you have completed the install, it will search the internet for drivers and DL if needed. You should be OK.

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A:No boot device found new Dell XPS 13, lost valuable files!

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A:No boot device found new Dell XPS 13, lost valuable files!

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Immediately after I started firefox. It worked but on first page load got the blue screen of death again and on reboot "no bootable device found". Anyone have a clue what's going on here?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f320/no-boot-device-found-new-dell-xps-13-lost-valuable-files-1023418.html
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A:Lost sound

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A:lost my sound

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http://www.5star-shareware.com/Windows/Utilities/Libraries/directx1.html

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/lost-my-sound.286765/
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My sound goes off after some use then I restart my computer and it comes back on for a little bit then off again.Click to expand...
 

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A:I lost my sound

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A:lost sound

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I'm not sure I understand 'unplug my computer from the back' part of your post.

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A:Lost my sound.

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