No audio output device installed [Solved/Closed]

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- Oct 13, 2012 at 03:06 PM
Hello,
I have windows vista in my pc which is only one yr old now but the audio output is not working. I guess I deleted it. not sure. can you help?
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I also tried the "easy" fix and it worked great.

I have a Toshiba laptop with Realtek sound. I got the same msg that "No Audio device was found" so I simply went into my Control Panel, switched to Classic View, and opened the Device Manager. Then I opened the Sound folder, clicked on the Realtek and told it to DISABLE, then ENABLE. Problem solved.

EDIT: In case this doesn't work, here are two other workarounds:

Thank you, buckshot 1689

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This worked perfectly!!!!!!!!
Thanks Buckshot! Disable and enable worked great! Started my computer today, it randomly installed something and then the sound didn't work! stupid! but your answer worked great! thanks again, legend!
Be blessed, it has worked for me.
where do you switch to classic view?
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Thanks Buckshot - worked like a treat. Cheers
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Hi everyone

I also could not find recovery manager, and I also did not have the option when going to device manager and selecting action to scan for hardware changes. However, I fixed the problem by these steps:

1) Go to device manager

2) Select sound, video, and game controllers from the list, and select high definition audio device when it drops down

3)New window opens. Select the driver tab. Click uninstall.

4)Then after it is uninstalled, go back to device manager window.
Select action, and THEN you will have the option of scanning for hardware changes.
Select this option and it will reinstall and the problem should be fixed.

(I have an acer laptop with windows vista but I thought these steps could be useful for others as well)
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1) Go to device manager

2) Select sound, video, and game controllers from the list, and select high definition audio device when it drops down

3)New window opens. Select the driver tab. Click uninstall.

4)Then after it is uninstalled, go back to device manager window.
Select action, and THEN you will have the option of scanning for hardware changes.
Select this option and it will reinstall and the problem should be fixed.

(I have an acer laptop with windows vista but I thought these steps could be useful for others as well)]

:)
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I also experienced it last night and this is what I did just follow the steps below. I found it thru hp help cntre and it really works out.

follow the steps below:

1.
Click Start and type Recovery Manager in the search field.
2.
Select Recovery Manager .
3.
Click Advanced .
4.
Select Hardware driver re-installation .
5.
Click Next .
6.
Select the appropriate audio driver.
7.
Click Next . The audio driver will re-install.
8.
Click Finish and allow the PC to restart.
> Vishnu -
Thank you so much for ths solution. It worked perfectly!!!
i read your tutorial regarding how to setup the system with NO audio output..But this is my problem,im using windows vista premium service pack 1 and after downloading service pack 2 in windows update there is no audio output device..what might be the problem..pls help..
OK well I got vista and I couldnt find recovery manager anywhere I tried to open recovery wizard and it just crashed as soon as I open it
Nice one. Recovery Manager is now one of my favorite tools.

Kind Regards,
Mangboi
Hey Pjane....
Thanks a lot buddy! I owe u man! seriously...
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Do you have the speaker icon on the lower right? If so, check to see if sound is "muted" (turned off) . If the sound is turned-on it will have two sound waves on the right of the icon. If muted it will have a circle with a slash added to the icon. If muted click on the icon then click the speaker in the new window. Check the sound by changing the volume - it will beep when you change the volume.

If the above did not fix the problem you need to download and reinstall the sound card driver.
> ak47_kashi -
Dude, NOTHING has worked for me and so I tried this one, well I DON'T HAVE A SOUND,VIDEO,GAME controller option in device manager ANYMORE. Thats right, it USED to be there and now its just randomly gone. I have gone to HP.com and nothing worked there, I have searched EVERYWHERE and nothing has worked...Whats worse is that this sound turns off ALL the time and I have to use a diffrent soultion EVERY TIME. This time I can't even find a working soultion!
> ak47_kashi -
ak47 I love you! You are the best! I have not had sound for over a year and had tried other forums, best buy told me they thought it might be a currpt sound card and now with your help I have sound! Thank you so much!
> ak47_kashi -
thank you so much your a star! :D:D your instructions were so easy to follow and they worked perfectly:)
thanks again!
xx
Hey, erm how do you download the sound.. ive restored to factory settings.. and well I have no sound.. what could I do?
What other way is there to go around it I lost the software to re-install it? thank you :)
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My easy fix on DELL LATITIDE with VISTA:
Control Manager -> Device Manager -> Sounds -> High Defintion Audio Device
Disable and then Enable.
everyone listen to willdo...very easy to fix problem...thanks bro
This worked for me too (on a Toshiba w/ Vista Home Premium)!

Thanks a bunch!
omg! thanks so much willie. ive been sitting around for ages and couldnt fix the sound till you gave me the easy tips! so relieved. once again thanks!
It worked great JOB
I followed same procedure, exactly, for my toshiba laptop with vista, this problem probably caused by down loading windows update with explorer 8
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This is usually caused by an updated that your computer received from Microsoft. If you can't fix it using pjane's method then do it this way:

Try to do this.

Click your start button and go to your control panel >

Device Manager >

collapse Sound, video and game controllers >

on the item listed below that, right click it then Uninstall then just click on "OK".

Restart you computer and your computer will look for the missing driver.

After that installation your sound will be back.

Trust me....this works. Some of you may be concerned about uninstalling something and not being able to recover it it, but you can't loose anything that your computer can't find.
Thanks alot your advice worked.....i'm so glad!!!!! I had this problem for almost a week I tried everything but your advice was the one dat worked.....thanks a millon.
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On a Toshiba..
Control panel....Device manager....system devices.....High deffinition audio.......disable....then enable...

That did it for me...good luck.
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all I did was went to device manager, right clicked on sound video and game controls. Disabled and than enabled again. Seemed to so the trick.
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Exactly, that is what I mean: these are different problems. Your solution might work if you get "No Audio device was found". However, that is a different message from "no audio output device installed". IN that case, you should reinstall your device drivers, e.g. via 'Scan for Hardware Changes' (refer to previous post).

Cheers, sando.
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Hi guys! GOt the same problem. I just followed DK's advise and problem's gone. Thanks DK and to the creator of this website. This is very helpful. Thanks and Kudos to all brilliant minds!!!
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i see some people have got things to work some didnt. I had hd audio installed on xp but got no audio device..I wish I would have tried disable/enable sound first (just wondering). I reinstalled all sound stuff and even went from onboard to sound card and still had no audio altho all drivers were installed. So here's another solution that worked for me.

>1. From Device Manager (be sure to select View/Show hidden devices), find the 'ISAPNP
>Read Data Port' device from the System Devices list. (Of note: once I successfully
>repaired this problem, this device no longer appears.)
>2. Right click the ISAPNP device, and select "Update Driver"
>3. Select "Install from a list or specific location"
>4. Select "Don't search. I will choose the driver to install."
>5. The step I left out on prior trials: UNSELECT "Show Compatible Hardware"
>6. Be sure that "(Standard System Devices)" is selected under Manufacturer.
>7. Under Model, scroll down until you see "Plug and Play Software Device Enumerator".
>Select this item, and select "Next>".
>8. You will receive some frightening error message that you should probably disregard.
>9. Complete the installation of the driver. You will see your device list magically
>change before your eyes. The other PNP devices will mysteriously become enabled and
>active. If not, restart.
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Hello Mylaine ,

U have to re-install ur sound card.

Go to http://support.gateway.com/support/drivers/ddaStep.asp?Tab=All
Search for the driver of ur sound card and download it. Then run it.