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No Audio Device Installed

My computers sound has stopped working all of a sudden! There's a red x on the volume control in the task bar and it says ''no audio device is installed''. Also, the sound card is not showing up at all in the device manager. Please help!

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  • cathy_dolan_ Feb 02, 2009

    The drivers failed to install and the sound card isn't showing up in the BIOS screen. Does that mean the sound card is defective?? It worked fine up to now.



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Go to the manufacturer of your system then download the latest available driver for the audio card installed on your computer. Since audio card on laptop's are integrated, check the BIOS screen to make sure the integrated audio is enabled.

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  • Rodie Feb 11, 2009

    if the sound card is not listed in the BIOS, it means the sound card is defective and since it is integrated to the motherboard, you need to have the system board replaced. Check with your manufacturer for warranty repairs and/or replacements



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