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Says no sound device on pc and all volume boxes r gray

I do not have reboot disk and somehow sound device has been deleted and i have no sound

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Use www.update.microsoft.com to install sound drivers..

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I've somehow managed to delete my sound device on my windows vista pc. Where can i download a new one for free and whats the best one to get?


You didn't delete the sound device itself... You deleted the software telling your computer how to run the physical sound device on your motherboard. If you know what the name of the one you have is.. you can go out to the manufacturers website and download it's drivers. If your using a Major brand computer chances are the drivers exist at the computer manufactures website under their support section for the model of computer you have.

Apr 11, 2013 | AMD Computers & Internet

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Convert to Basic and Dynamic Disks in Windows XP


Windows XP Professional supports two types of disk storage: basic and dynamic. Basic disk storage uses partition-oriented disks. A basic disk contains basic volumes (primary partitions, extended partitions, and logical drives).

Dynamic disk storage uses volume-oriented disks, and includes features that basic disks do not, such as the ability to create volumes that span multiple disks (spanned and striped volumes).

General Notes
Before your change a basic disk to a dynamic disk, note these items:

You must have at least 1 megabyte (MB) of free space on any master boot record (MBR) disk that you want to convert. This space is automatically reserved when the partition or volume is created in Microsoft Windows 2000 or Windows XP Professional. However, it may not be available on partitions or volumes that are created in other operating systems.

When you convert to a dynamic disk, the dynamic volumes cannot be changed back to partitions. You must first delete all dynamic volumes on the disk, and then convert the dynamic disk back to a basic disk. If you want to keep you data, you must first back up or move the data to another volume.

After you convert to a dynamic disk, the dynamic volumes cannot be changed back to partitions. You must first delete all dynamic volumes on the disk, and then convert the dynamic disk back to a basic disk. If you want to keep your data, you must first back up or move the data to another volume.

After you convert to a dynamic disk, local access to the dynamic disk is limited to Windows XP Professional and Windows 2000.

If your disk contains multiply installations of Windows XP Professional or Windows 2000, do not convert to a dynamic disk. The conversion operation removes partition entries for all partitions on the disk with the exception of the system and boot volumes for the current operating system.

Dynamic disks are not supported on portable computers or Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition.

Before you change a dynamic disk back to a basic disk, note that all existing volumes must be deleted from the disk before you can convert it back to a basic disk. If you want to keep your data, back up the data, or move your data to another volume.

How to Convert a Basic Disk to a Dynamic Disk.

To convert a basic disk to a dynamic disk:

1) Log on as Administrator or as a member of the Administrators group.

2. Click Start, and the click Control Panel.

3) Click Performance and Maintenance, click Administrative Tools, and the double-click Computer Management.

4) In the left pane, click Disk Management.

5) In the lower-right pane, right-click the basic disk that you want to convert, and the click Convert to Dynamic Disk.

NOTE: You must right-click the gray are that contains the disk title on the left side of the Details pane. For example, right-click Disk 0.

6) Select the check box that is next to the disk that you want to convert (if it is not already selected), and the click OK.

7) Click Details if you want to view the list of volumes in the disk.

8) Click Convert.

9) Click Yes when you are prompted to Convert, and the click OK.

How to Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk.

To change a dynamic disk back to a basic disk:

1) Back up all the data on all the volumes on the disk you want to convert to a basic disk.

2) Log on as Administrator or as a member of the Administrators group.

3) Click Start, and the click Control Panel.

4) Click Performance and Maintenance, click Administrative Tools, and the double-click Computer Management.

5) In the left pane, click Disk Management.

6) Right-click a volume on the dynamic disk that you want to change to a basic disk, and then click Delete Volume.

7) Click Yes when you are prompted to delete the volume.

8) Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each volume on the dynamic disk.

9) After you have deleted all the volumes on the dynamic disk, right-click the dynamic disk that you want to change to a basic disk, and then click Convert to Basic Disk.

NOTE: You must right-click the gray area that contains the disk title on the left side of the Details pane. For example, right-click Disk 1.

Good luck!

on Jan 19, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Convert To Basic And Dynamic Disk


Windows XP Professional supports two types of disk storage: basic and dynamic. Basic disk storage uses partition-oriented disks. A basic disk contains basic volumes (primary partition, extended partitions,and logical drives).

Dynamic disk storage uses volume-oriented disks, and includes features that basic disks do not, such as the ability to create volumes that span multiple disks (spanned and striped volumes).

General Notes
Before you change a basic disk to a dynamic disk, note these items:

You must have at least 1 megabyte (MB) of free space on any master boot record (MBR) disk that you want to convert. This space is automatically reserved when the partition or volume is created in Microsoft Windows 2000 or Windows XP professional. However, it may not be available on partitions or volumes that are created in other operating systems.

When you convert to a dynamic disk, the existing partitions or logical drives on the basic disk are converted to simple volumes on the dynamic disk.

After you convert to a dynamic disk, the dynamic volumes cannot be changed back to partitions. You must first delete all dynamic volumes on the disks, and then convert the dynamic disk back to a basic disk. If you want to keep your data,you must first back up or move the data to another volume.

After you convert to a dynamic disk,local access to the dynamic disk is limited to Windows XP Professional and Windows 2000

If your disk contains multiple installations of Windows XP Professional or Windows 2000, do not convert to a dynamic disk. The conversion operation removes partition entries for all partitions on the disk with the exception of the system and boot volumes for the current operating system.

Dynamic disks are not supported on portable computers or Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition.

Before you change a dynamic disk back to a basic disk, note that all existing volumes must be deleted from the disk before you can convert it back to a basic disk. If you want to keep your data, back up the data,or move your data to another volume.

How to Convert a Basic Disk to a Dynamic Disk

To Convert a basic disk to a dynamic disk:

1) Log on as Administrator or as a member of the Administrators group.
2) Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
3) Click Performance and Maintenance, click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management.
4) In the left pane,click Disk Management.
5) In the lower-right pane,right-click the basic disk that you want to convert, and then click Convert to Dynamic Disk.

NOTE: You must right-click the gray area that contains the disk title on the left side of the Details pane. For example, right-click Disk 0.

6) Select the check box that is next to the disk that you want to convert (if it is not already selected), and then clickOK.
7) Click Details if you want to view the list of volumes in the disk.
8) Click Convert.
9) Click Yes when you are propmted to convert,and then click OK.

How to Convert a Dynamic Disk to a basic Disk
To change a dynamic disk back to a basic disk

1)Back up all the data on all the volumes on the disk you want to convert to a basic disk

2) Log on as Administrator or as a member of the Administrators group

3) Click Start, and then click Control Panel
4) Click Performance and Maintenance,click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management.
5) In the left pane, click Disk Management.
6) Right-click a volume on the dynamic disk that you want to change to a basic disk, and then click Delete Volume.
7) Click yes when you are prompted to delete the volume.
8) Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each volume on the dynamic disk.
9) After you have deleted all the volumes on the dynamic disk,right-click the dynamic disk that you want to change to a basic disk, and then click Convert to Basic Disk.

NOTE: You must rigth-click the gray area that contains the disk title on the left side of the Details pane. For example right-click Disk 1

on Dec 31, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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My sound on my home desk top stopped working. Any suggestions? I tried my headphones and they would not work so I know the speakers are good. I powered on and off 2 times and still no sound. The...


  1. Open the Control panel
  2. Open the "Sounds and Audio Devices" icon.
  3. Verify the "Place volume icon in the taskbar" Check box 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.

Oct 25, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Can't get sound on my computer. I uninstalled something today and wonder if I deleted the sound somehow. Already tried going under the volume controls in programs and under entertainment for volume...


I assume you are running windows XP. Since you did not specify, I can only make an educated guess as to which OS you have.
1. Right-click MY COMPUTER and go to PROPERTIES.
2. Click the HARDWARE tab (up top)
3. Click the DEVICE MANAGER button (near the top)
4. Look for [+] icons beside everything listed there, ESPECIALLY beside SOUND, VIDEO, and GAME CONTROLLERS (listed near the bottom). IF YOU NOTICE a [-] icon, and under that category, you see a yellow ? or !, then that is a missing or failing device or device driver. (A Driver is a program that operates a device). If you DO have the yellow ? or ! then you must re-install that driver in an attempt to correct the settings. I suggest you look up your computer model at the mfr's website and download any (or all) of the drivers for your machine and update them.

May 17, 2010 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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I need instructions on how to reinstall my sound device, I have no sound comeing out of my speaker and it is hooked up and turned on


  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.
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.
  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.
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.

Feb 24, 2010 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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On the sounds and devices all the stuff is gray for


This all may be caused by driver problems. Go to the device manager abd uninstall all the sound devices listed. Then go to the link below and download new drivers from dell. When you bring up the dell support site, there is a box wher you can either put in your service tag number (which all dells have) or you can put in the model number of your desktop which is an Dimension 4600. Then it will give you a choice of Operating systems, pick yours and it will give you the most update drivers for each piece of equipment on the system. Download them and run each one, they will self install, reboot only after you install them all, when you reboot, windows will see the hardware and search for the driver software and they will activate once more.

Dec 26, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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No sound


Reinstall the sound drivers from the install CD that came with your computer. If not avail., go to ASUS website, drill down to drivers/downloads for your machine, download/install latest sound driver software and reboot.
If this helps, please take the time to rate my response to you.

Thank you, and good luck.

gurutim

Mar 22, 2009 | ASUS Computers & Internet

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No sound


1. Are your speakers turned on and plugged into the correct jack on your sound card?

2. Is your sound card recognized by your OS?
    In Windows, press the Windows Key+Pause/Break to bring up the System Properties page.
    CLICK on the Hardware tab, then Device Manager.
Is there a yellow exclamation point under the "Sound, video and game controllers" subheading? If so, you will need to either install/reinstall the sound card's driver or resolve a device conflict. Walk through the options on the device's Properties page.

3. If your speakers are on and your sound card is working properly (as reported by Device Manager), it could simply be that your sound is muted. Open the Control panel (Start>Control Panel)
Open the "Sounds and Multimedia" icon.
Verify the "Show volume control on the taskbar" checkbox is checked. If this option is not available or is grayed out, see below.
If you were able to check this box, click ok and close out of this window and the Control Panel.
Double-click the sound icon in the systray and verify that all the sound volumes are mid-way or higher. 

4. If Windows thinks your Sound card is working properly, your speakers are on and turned up and Windows' software volume control is turned up, go back to Device Manager and Highlight your Sound Card. Press the Delete key on your keyboard and confirm that you do indeed want to remove this device.

Reboot. If your Sound card is functional, Windows will redetect it and offer to install the drivers for it. You may need your original Windows CD to complete this step.

Jul 17, 2008 | Acer Computers & Internet

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