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Audio Device there are no active mixer devices available of hardware in my computer hp typ , windows xp 2000

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  • Anonymous May 08, 2009

    i have a dell inspiron 1501, and when i try to use ay sound or volume control it saya i need to install active audio miver devices from control panel, add hardware and when i try this, it does not work.

    I have tried downloading alot of different drivers and programmes, and none have helped, most of the drivers say i need the correct mixer, and othrs just dont install.

    i am out of options now and i need my sound to do my work in editing

    PLEASE help me with this problem, an easy fix or not!!!!!!!!!

    I have tryed all the simple and a few advanced ways, please help

  • Saroj Sharma
    Saroj Sharma May 11, 2010

    When it gives this message it means that the audio drivers are not installed.Please provide details of your systems OS and the sound card. so that I can help you better.


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Click on Start > Run. Then type services.msc. Browse down till Windows Audio. Click on "Start this service". Now try testing it by opening a song or opening Volume Control.

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Use windows update

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you may frist try to identify the manufacturer of the sound device then go directly to the offical site of the maker and check for any available driver to download there. if its not possible you can try to check its hardware id and google it online to check other site who can offer it for you. to check the hardware id you may simply open device manager by right clicking on "my computer" select properties and go to the hardware tab and click on the device manager button. once you have the window where it list down all the devices of your computer find the sound device which is usually under "other device" or "unknown device" right click from there and access its propertiesunder details select the drop down menu and select hardware ids. the data down below can be use as a keyword in searching for your sound device online. hope this helps.

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I have hp compaq nx5000 notebook after installing new windowxp i c'nt access the audio device. what i do how i install the audio driver even i have done many try's after downloadin driver from internet .

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2. ADI Soundmax Audio Driver for Windows 2000/XP

Make sure you install the correct one. Download Site

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I lost some drivers (Multimedia Audio Controller, Video Controllers VGA Compatible) and I don't remember their names and I want to found them. It's for a PC: Phoenix : Award bios V6.00PG, Intel Celeron...

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No active mixer devices

open control panel and select audio devices. if you see a device listed, select it and enable it. if it doesn't enable due to a driver problem, re-install the drivers. if that fails, un-install and then re-install the device.

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3)Hardware tab
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7)highlight sound card and click Properties
8)If audio features are disabled... select "Use audio features on this device"
9)restart computer

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I say, you need to install the sound driver for your audio device on windows xp system.
If you have built in audio device, you can scan your system using the Driver Magician software

scan your system for drivers. and it will give you link for you to download the drivers needed by your system .

Aug 29, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Hallo,after update windows xp my volume control will not open simply because is says there is not active mixer devices available. and then it talls me that i need to install the mixer device at the add...

If you are intrested in uninstalling the update the you have 2 options.
I aint sure about what the active mixer is. Must be a driver malfunction or something.

You can go to the laptop manufacturer website and download the driver for the sound card and check if it works otherwise

Go to Control Panel -> Add/ Remove programs -> In the top you wil have an option which says show updates. It will show all the updates and you can uninstall the latest windows XP update.


Go to Start->All Programs -> Accesories -> System tools -> System restore and restore to a date earlier than 1 week.

This should help

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Updating audio drivers Select one of the options below to locate the available audio drivers if you already changed the operating system and you are experiencing sound problems.
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Or download Conexant High-Definition Audio Driver »
  • If the computer is upgraded to Vista, use HP Update to scan for updated drivers. To use HP Update, click Start , All Programs , HP , HP Update , and then follow the on-screen instructions.
  • If HP has not released specific audio drivers for your operating system, use the Microsoft Windows Update utility, or search the Microsoft web site for generic drivers for Vista. To use Windows Update, click Start , type update into the search field, select Windows Update from the list when it becomes available, click Check for updates , and then install any available updates.
For more information please visit :-
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Hi, Confirm that there is an audio device installed in your PC > right click on My Computer, Properties, Hardware tab, Device Manager button, expand Sound, video and game controllers, It's got to be there, with no yellow or red marks. Also in Start, Control Panel, Sounds and Audio Devices, Audio tab, you should have something in Default device. If none likewise in Device Manager or a yellow or red mark, you have to re-install your drivers by right clicking on the mark and click Update drivers. If they're there with no marks, ensure that they are enabled. Perhaps further assistance maybe made available if you can post brand/model of your PC and/or motherboard. Good luck and kind regards.

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