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''no audio output device is installed''

I can't fix the sound on my computer. I have an HP Pavilion a6400f PC and am running Windows Vista Home Premium Edition. The sound use to work fine, but after trying to install a new graphics card (which I ended up taking out and replacing with the old one) I keep seeing the message ''no audio output device is installed.'' There are no playback devices listed and I don't have the ''sound, video and game controllers'' tree anywhere in my device manager. Please help.

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  • skipper_06_2 Apr 12, 2009

    do I want to install now or download only?

  • skipper_06_2 Apr 13, 2009

    after downloading and running update I got this message: "your system does not meet minimum requirements for this upgrade. Update cancelled. (9996)"

  • skipper_06_2 Apr 13, 2009

    i went through my box and couldn't find anything.

  • skipper_06_2 Apr 14, 2009

    "Internet explorer cannot download Vista_R221.zip from ftp4.realtek.com. The operation timed out."



    I've gotten this a couple of times after trying to download the driver. Is there a different driver I should try?

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You can go to the below address to download drivers for your system.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?os=2093&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=3686671

The driver you want is labeled: "Realtek High Definition Audio Driver Update"

Posted on Apr 12, 2009

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    David Miller Apr 12, 2009

    You can do either, for future i would save them to your desktop and burn them to a cd to have in case something happens in the future

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    David Miller Apr 13, 2009

    Do you happen to have the original Installation CD that came with the computer?

  • David Miller
    David Miller Apr 13, 2009

    The issue is more then likely the drivers, but it seems Realtek's website is down, at least to me it is.

    You can try going here: www.realtek.com.tw and search for the "Realtek High Definition Audio Drivers" make sure its not an update as you need the base drivers first.

    I did find this site
    http://downloads.guru3d.com/Realtek-High...

    which has a link for a download to the said drivers, if the realtek website is indeed down for you then i would try this site. But, if realtek's site is up for you i would get the latest drivers from there.


  • David Miller
    David Miller Apr 14, 2009

    The driver you need is Realtek High Definition Audio, there might be other links that you can use by searching via google

  • Evelyn Bloom Jan 11, 2013

    I am runnind windows 8 on a brand new HP p7-1420t desktop, intel core i5-3330 and cannot get the hercules speakers to work. Is there a different driver I should download?

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