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Sound device missing from my computer. I had to re-load windows and after completion found that the sound device was missing.

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Sound device installer


Instructions
    • 1 Check your speakers and make sure they are connected to the right inputs on your computer before proceeding to check the sound drivers.
    • 2 Click the Windows "Start" button and click the "Control Panel." Double-click "System" and click the "Hardware" tab. Click the "Device Manager." For Windows Vista users, click "Hardware and Sound" and click "Device" manager. The Device Manager allows you to verify the status of drivers and hardware running on your computer.
    • 3 Scroll down the Device Manager until you locate "Sound, video and game controller." Click the "+" button next to it to expand it. You should see a list of sound drivers on your computer. If you see a question or exclamation mark on any of the drivers, it means it is either corrupt or missing.
    • 4 Right-click the sound driver that has a question or exclamation mark and click "Properties." You should see a title stating that the device is not working properly if it is damaged. Click the "Driver" tab and click "Update." Follow the wizard to install the audio drivers. Move to the next step if this does not solve the audio problem.
    • 5 Write down your computer model number. The location of the number varies with different computer models, but can generally be found on the back off your system.
    • 6 Go to your computer manufacturer's website and look for the drivers and downloads page. Use your computer model number to locate the sound drivers.
    • 7 Download the sound drivers when you have found the right ones (they are different with different computer models) and install them on your computer. Go back to the Device Manager and verify that the question and exclamation marks are no longer there.
    • 8 Restart your computer. Verify that the sound is now available by launching a media program (e.g. Windows Media Player) and playing back an audio file.

May 08, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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No sound


Try the device manager in windows to see if there are any devices that are missing drivers or are having problems (or even disabled). To get to the device manager in Windows XP, right click on the My Computer icon and choose properties on the pop-up menu.

Click on the hardware tab and click on Device Manager button. Look for any yellow exclamation points or red x's on any of the devices. Also look for unknown devices.

If there are any of the above, correct these first. If not, look for the entry for sound, video and game controllers. Click on the "+" to expand the folder. If you have the drivers for the sound device you have installed, then you can try removing each of the devices under the sound, video and game controllers section. Reboot the machine and reinstall the drivers for your hardware when the "found new hardware wizard" starts.

Dec 17, 2009 | HP Pavilion 753n (P9852AR#ABA) PC Desktop

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I have Compaq Presario f700 Series, it is missing its sound device completely. There is no Sound,video, in device manager. I have downloaded the driver and it says device cannot be found. What can I do?


Open in my computer screen. Locate D: drive if thats the letter drive for you cd/dvd.
Right click/find icon setup/or autostart/ click, hopfully should start setup!

Nov 16, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Sound missing


Oh, then see my short, small and audioless screen-recorded video here. It will certainly help you with the sound. It will load fast too.

Jan 05, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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No sound!


Did you get the driver from HP? Here is a link to install (or download) the driver for your system. It may be beneficial to download it to your computer in case you need it again.

SR1603WM Audio Driver

Dec 22, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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On having to reload windows xp pro I found that I no longer had a working sound device. Is there a connection, should I try again or would this be caused be something else.


hello,

Maybe some make that caused, on destop of the "my computer" right click "properties" and then "hardware" tab and then" device manager"
see pic below:

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tell me about error on your system.

melnavz

Apr 15, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Sound driver


Missing or lost sound in Windows 95 / 98 / ME / 2K / XP.
Cause:This issue could be caused by any of the below possibilities.
  1. Bad software settings.
  2. Corrupt or missing sound drivers.
  3. Compatibility issues with the operating system and/or other hardware.
  4. Speaker related issues.
  5. Bad or missing sound card.
Solution:Verify software volume control settings
First verify you see a small sound icon sound3.gif in the systray (generally at the bottom right hand corner of your screen). If this icon is missing follow the below section.
Windows XP
  1. Open the Control panel
  2. Open the "Sounds and Audio Devices" icon.
  3. Verify the "Place volume icon in the taskbar" checkbox is checked. If this option is not available or is grayed out, skip to the next section of this document.
  4. If you were able to check this box, click ok and close out of this window and the Control Panel.
  5. Double-click the sound icon in the systray and verify that all the sound volumes are mid-way or higher.
verify the installed driver settings
  1. Open the Windows Device Manager
  2. Verify there are no conflicts or errors listed anywhere in Device Manager. If conflicts exist skip down to conflicts section.
  3. Verify no other devices are listed. If other devices are listed skip down to other devices section.
  4. Verify that your "Sound, video and game controllers" category is listed, if not skip down to the missing sound card section.
  5. If no conflicts or other devices are listed and your sound card is listed with no conflicts, skip to the next section.
Conflicts section
If conflicts exists with your sound card and/or other devices installed in your computer it is likely that either the drivers are not properly installed for that device and/or the sound card and/or other devices are conflicting. If you open the properties of the device that is conflicting and view the properties, additional details about the conflict can be found. Additional information about error codes as well as help with Device Manager can be found on our Device Manager section.
If you are unable to locate additional information about your issue or are unable to resolve the issue, follow the below steps.
  1. Under Sound, Video and game controllers highlight each device and press the delete key to remove the device.
  2. Reboot the computer.
  3. As the computer is booting the system will detect the sound card and any of it's devices and re-install those devices. If prompted for a location of drivers, try pointing it to your sound card CD and/or your Windows CD. If this does not work or is unable to locate the proper files, you will need to get the latest sound drivers from your sound card manufacturer.
Other devices section
If other devices are listed, it is possible that these other devices could be the sound card or other devices conflicting with the sound card. If any other devices are listed it is recommended you remove those devices, reboot the computer and let Windows redetect the devices.
If this does not work, attempt to determine which device is not being detected and resolve that issue first.
Missing sound card section.
If you are missing the "Sound, video and game controllers" category in Device Manager, it is likely that the sound card drivers are not installed properly, sound card has been disabled, sound card is bad, or no sound card is available in the computer. First, verify no conflicts or other devices are present in the Device Manager; if these are present it is likely they are the sound card and/or devices causing the sound card not to be detected. Second, verify that the computer has a sound card and/or that the sound card is enabled on the computer.
If this is an on-board sound card you can verify that it is enabled in BIOS setup. Additional information on entering the BIOS setup can be found on document CH000192.
If you have no adapters and/or cannot click the down arrow to select the correct adapter, close out of this Window. In Control Panel double-click the System icon / click the Device Manager tab within Device Manager and ensure there are no yellow ! or red X.
If you have either of these on any of your sound devices, attempt to remove everything under Sound Video game controllers and reboot the computer. If after rebooting the computer you still have the same conflicts, double-click on the conflicting device and refer to our Device Manager error code section giving you additional information on the error code you are experiencing.
Verify speaker connections
Verify the speakers settings and speakers are not at fault by running through speaker troubleshooting steps in document CH000034.
Sound card drivers
If you have followed the above recommendations and you are still unable to get the sound card to work, download and install the latest sound card drivers from the computer or sound card manufacturer. A listing of sound card drivers can be found on our sound card driver page.

Dec 26, 2007 | Toshiba Satellite U205 Notebook

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Sound problem


Windows XP questions and answers CH000647, How do I install Microsoft Windows XP. CH000661, How to clear Microsoft Windows ... CH000857, How do I play a sound or music file in Windows?

Installing a computer sound card. Use this software to install the card into the computer. Sound card drivers can be found on our sound card driver page. If you do not know the manufacturer.


Device Manager information and help CODE 24 - Device not Found, This device is either missing or not working properly. Verify you have the latest driver installed for your device.

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Dec 22, 2007 | Toshiba Satellite 4300 Notebook

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No driver appearing in Vista


Sorry this is late but:

Unplug the monitor from the PC and then boot.
after you hear the windows starting sound wait for it to load everything up (say 1 min) and plug in the monitor

Windows then plays the "i have found an unknown device" sound and begins to search for drivers

Wait 5 min for it to do this and then shut down the computer with the power button.
Re boot

Monitor should work.

Note: you must be connected to the net for this to work.


- Adyhood

Dec 14, 2007 | Acer AL2017 20" LCD Monitor

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No sound device found


check for devices in "other devices" in Device manager

Oct 22, 2007 | Computers & Internet

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