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I can not locate my sound device in my computer

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  • Michael Green Nov 08, 2012

    What is your Motherboard and operating system?

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Using Windows XP as an example;

Left-click on Start
Right-click on My Computer
Left-click on Properties at the bottom of the list

Left-click on the Hardware tab.
Left-click on Device Manager
When Device Manager loads all the way, left-click on the + sign to the left of -
Sound, video and game controllers

In the drop down list is the manufacturer of your audio chipset.
(Audio = sound)
For example mine is Realtek

Could be Realtek, Creative, Conexant, etc.
It will be the only -> Name listed.

Then go to the support website of your motherboard, (Intel?), and look up your motherboard using their search box.
Choose the Operating System you are using.
Look at the Audio Driver section, and see if your audio chipset manufacturer is listed.

Or post back in a Comment as to the motherboard manufacturer's name, and model number; Or post the computer manufacturer name, and model number. (Desktop computer model number is on the Back of the computer; next to the Windows product key, or up on the side of the computer tower)

Regards,
joecoolvette

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    joecoolvette Nov 11, 2012

    Thank you for the rating! DO NOT use Windows 7 UNTIL you find out if DRIVERS are available. MANY people rush out to by Win 7, only to find out there computer manufacturer does not have DRIVERS available. Regards, joecoolvette

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    there = their

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Install windows 7 and try your sound

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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If i open to solve sound problem in sound devices.I find nosound device in that.


It might not be the right driver for your model computer.
Try using a driver finder program to locate the exact sound driver required.

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It says my computer has no audio device output device installed how do i do that?


You will need to install the device driver for the sound card.
That's independent of the speakers, it depends on the computer brand and model.
A simple way to find the right sound driver is using a driver finder program. It scans the hardware in the system and locates the right device drivers.

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I have install newly xp service pack 2 i want sound drivers


Click on Start - Right Click on MY Computer - Click on Properties
Click on Hardware Tab - Click on Device Manager

Under Sound, Video Click on the + Sign
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You will find Other Devices with Yellow Exclamatory sign

It will show you the Drivers you need to find/locate or Install which are compatible with your PC Configuration.

If you have the PC Disk - Right click on the Sound Drivers missing in Device Manager and Click Update Manually and provide the location to the CD ROM drive which has the PC Disk
OR
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We can not find sound device in this computer, we want to install sound can you help us


Yes we can help you.

To locate if there are sound device in your computer.
1. Go in control Pannel
2. Double click sound and audio device.
3.Click on the audio TAB and you will find the default audio device.
If there are no audio device, you wiil see the same in fade mode.
that there are no audio device present on the machine.
Physically you will need to check on the computer if there are sound card.
Sometimes audio device are present and are disable in the bios.
See attach picture of sound card7797993.jpeg

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IF NO SOUND DEVICE ARE PRESENT YOU WILL NEED TO BUY SOUND CARD THAT CAN BE PUT IN PCI SLOT IN THE COMPUTER.

Also there are usb sound card device more easily and praticall to buy and intall and to use.


We hope you got and idea of sound device.
If you need any further help or suggestion do not hesitate to revert back.
Thanks
Regards
uttam

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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.

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Open the Control panel
Open the "Sounds and Audio Devices" icon.
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.
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.
Verify the installed driver settings
Open the Windows Device Manager
Verify there are no conflicts or errors listed anywhere in Device Manager. If conflicts exist skip down to conflicts section.
Verify no other devices are listed. If other devices are listed skip down to other devices section.
Verify that your "Sound, video and game controllers" category is listed, if not skip down to the missing sound card section.
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.
Under Sound, Video and game controllers highlight each device and press the delete key to remove the device.
Reboot the computer.
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
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.

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