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I cannot restore Audio Device. Not sure what's the problem.

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    i cannot down load an sound card card because i dont now what website is it

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After a virus attack or i don't know becuse of what when i try to install my via HD audio driver v5.20 of my motherboard it says


firstly restore your computer to the previous state just wana bring it to the place where that audio device comes under the other devices in device manager.than google the driver by adding ur laptop brand and model im sure you'l find the perfect match for restoring Start>all programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Restore..

Jul 16, 2012 | ASUS Computers & Internet

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Cannot get sound from my DEL 510 laptop.


Hi jkepu,
I see that you are not getting any sound from your Dell 510 Laptop, If you lost the sound just a day before try doing System Restore first,
1. Click on start, All Programs or Programs then in the list Look for Accessories, System Tools, then click System Restore, this will help your restore you system to the day your sound was working.
2. If still the sound does not work go to Control Panel, look for device manager or you can click on start on the start search bar type in device manger it should show on the list then click on it to open Device manager, click the arrow on the left side of sound, video and game controllers it will show you a sub category of your audio drivers check to see if there are any of these signs
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If there is an X on the Audio driver it means that it can be disabled.
If there is an Exclamation point it means that the Audio card on your machine is detected but may not work correctly, disabling and enabling the device may fix this or uninstalling and reinstalling the driver may work.
If there is a question mark means that the device is detected but it cannot determine what device it is most likely the driver is incorrect or corrupted and may need re-installation to fix the problem
Note: If you uninstall a driver and re-install again and you get an error that the device cannot be detected then most probably your audio card maybe damaged and is unrepairable, or you may get an error saying that the device driver is already installed on this machine something like that, check to make sure that the driver is uninstalled properly before installing a new driver for your Audio device.

Hope that I was clear enough with my solutions.
thanks.

Apr 05, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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No audio and mixer device installed


1) Check all of the drivers in the device manager (I'm using on deck sound). All are functioning properly.
2) Do the suggested "Add Hardware" option to update to the latest drivers, all of which I already had.
3) Start -> Run -> services.msc -> Windows Audio, and made sure it was started up and set to automatically start on setup.
4) Made sure that the sound was enabled in the BIOS.
5) Insert a modified "machine.inf" file into the Plug and Play Enumerator.
6) Start -> Run -> msconfig -> Services, and made sure Windows Audio was checked and running.
7) System Restore (to check if one of the updates might have caused the problem)
8) Make sure the speakers were still functioning properly

is your hardware enabled ?
check it out via control panel -sound,speech and audio - sound and audio devices - hardware.
highlight your sound device and click on properties.
at the bottom of the window check that the device is Enabled.

Dec 19, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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No soundcard


That motherboard has a ADI AD1986A HD sound card. Reinstalling the sound driver for that should restore the audio device and make the sound work.
Just make sure the HD Audio is enabled in the BIOS.

Sep 23, 2010 | ASUS P5V800-MX Motherboard

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Cant get sound to work


Hello welcome to Fixya, there several reasons that can cause the sound not to work on your computer.The first thing you should do is to check the volume on your computer to make sure that the volume is up and if you keyboard has volume button make sure that the volume is up.If you done all of this and still can't hear no sound please go to the manufacturer website and download the sound drivers for your computer. You can also download the sound drivers from other websites such as:
http://download.cnet.com/1770-2120_4-0.html?query=sound+drivers&searchtype=downloads&rpp=10&filter=platform=Windows&filterName=platform=Windows&tag=ltcol
http://en.kioskea.net/download/drivers-135
http://www.driverdownloading.com/drivers/Sound_Card_Driver.html
Please remember that if you see the word audio drivers that also mean sound drivers.
Thanks for choosing Fixya

Jun 10, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I have a dell computer that runs windows xp. im not a complete idiot but im not very computer savvy. I was messing around a few weeks ago trying to clean up my system from the previuos owners stuff . i...


Many Dell PCs have an internal speaker that will allow sounds and even music to play - it is just not as good as the external types that offer sub woofers and stereo sound. As long as you're hearing the familiar Windows Sounds and not simple beeps - your sound card drivers are probably ok.

This makes me think that you've either inserted the speaker plug into the wrong jack on the PC or have an issue with the speakers themselves. Generally, these jacks are color coded. If yours are, make sure that speakers are connected to the GREEN jack. If not color coded there should be an indication of an arrow pointing OUT or a speaker icon near the speaker jack. If still no luck, it is possible that the cord between the plug and the speakers has gotten pinched or broken. Try plugging a pair oh head phones into the jack - or plug the speakers into another device with a speaker jack. I'm pretty sure you'll get your answer after doing that. Some final thoughts: Maybe your speakers need power? Are they plugged in? Is the outlet powered? Is there a power indicator? Is the volume knob turned to minimum?

If you still have problems - provide the model number of your Dell PC and we can dig some more - but I think you'll find the problem if you follow the steps above.

I hope this was Very Helpful - and good luck!

Mar 15, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Lost sound after I restored it


http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=pv-36798-1&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=ca&product=425921&os=228&lang=en
that should be your sound driver assumong you've got onboard sound...  before downloading and trying to install this check your BIOS and make sure onboard audio is set to "on" or "enabled"
if this is a PCI or other non-onboard sound device then you'd need to tell me which one it is

Mar 23, 2009 | Compaq Computers & Internet

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No sound in my PC


Are you sure you have not done the volume mute.
Check for the speaker cable if the pin is correctly inserted in the speaker jack.
or try the method which is always handy . Go to Start + Programs + Accerories + System Tools + select System Restore , Remember you last heard the sound and restore .

Dec 15, 2008 | HP Officejet 4355 All-In-One InkJet...

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Sound card


Guide to troubleshooting Windows audio and sound problems
>>> Troubleshooting Overview
> Summary of steps that follow
  • Read the "Things to know before you start" section to understand some basics
  • At any point, consider a System Restore especially if your device suddenly disappeared or a driver problem just started occurring
  • Find your audio device(s) in Device Manager
    • If not found, check if onboard audio is disabled in BIOS
    • If found and it has a yellow icon, there's a driver error. Try reinstalling the driver
    • If found but it doesn't appear with a yellow icon, the device driver is working properly
      ==> Check if the device is using a generic driver from Microsoft or using a hardware specific audio driver (you want the hardware specific driver)
      ==> Next, look at the "Automated FixIt Tools and Other Help Guides" section. Try running the Microsoft Automated FixIt tool. If that doesn't help, you can try reinstalling the driver, checking your default playback device is set correctly and/or start looking through the other Help Guides for more help and tips
  • Also, see the "Notes and Tips" section towards bottom of this post for more debugging hints
> If you'd like more help with your specific problem
You need to create your own new topic / thread along with a problem description (see HERE)
  • Include info about: your computer make/model, Windows OS version and of course a problem description. ALSO, if you have an addon sound card include its make/model as well
  • Create your new topic in either the Audio and Video or Device Drivers forum - whichever one you think is suitable to your problem
> Only general comments, general questions, clarifications and corrections, etc. should be posted as replies to this guide


>>> Things to know before you start
> Windows doesn't need a sound card or audio drivers to generate simple beep tones
Don't assume your audio "worked for a moment" just because you heard beeps (e.g like error beeps)

> Integrated Audio vs. Addon Sound
  • "Integrated" audio is the audio device that comes built into the computer's motherboard. Integrated audio may also be called "onboard" audio.
  • "Addon" sound is an audio device not on the motherboard. For example, if you add a sound card for your machine, it's addon sound. Addon sound may also be called "offboard" sound
> AC'97 vs. High Definition Audio
AC'97 was the first audio standard for computer sound (It was created by Intel in 1997). AC97 audio was superceded by High Definition Audio (also called HD audio) in 2004. It often helps to know whether your audio device is AC97 or HD Audio
  • All newer soundcards/audio devices are HD Audio. (I'd guess all audio/sound cards built since at least 2007)
  • Look at the audio device name in Device Manager
    ==> Names for HD Audio devices always include words like HD or High Definition within the name. Examples
    • Computer 1 on the left: Computer 1 has two audio devices (fyi: Computer 1 happens to have two sound cards: It has both integrated audio plus an add-on sound card). Look at the device names. You can tell from the names that both devices are HD Audio
    • Computer 2 on the right: Computer 2 only has one audio device. Look at its device name. You can tell from its name it's not HD Audio therefore you know it must be AC97)

> Generic vs. Hardware Specific Drivers
Microsoft provides generic audio drivers in Vista and Windows 7. If Windows can't find a hardware specific driver for audio, it may load its own generic driver. The Microsoft generic driver usually doesn't provide fully functional sound (and, often, microphones won't work with the Windows generic driver)

To see which driver an audio device is using
Open Device Manager, rt click the audio device, select Properties
..> If there's no Driver tab or the Driver tab shows Unknown, no audio driver is installed
..> If the Driver tab shows Microsoft, the audio device is using the generic driver



>>> Troubleshooting: First steps
> System Restore
At any point, consider a System Restore especially if your device suddenly disappeared or a driver problem just started occurring. System Restore will inform you if the restore attempt was successful or not. System Restore doesn't affect your personal folders and data
==> How to Restore a Windows XP system to a previous State using System Restore
==> Using Windows 7 or Vista System Restore

> Verify your audio device is detected
Check Device Manager. Can you find your audio device(s) listed? Does it appear with any special icons?

Device Manager icons
==> Yellow icons with a black exclamation point indicate a driver problem
==> A "down arrow" indicates a disabled device in Vista and Windows 7
==> XP uses a yellow icon with a red X for disabled devices

To check Device Status
==> Rt click the device, select Properties. Check Device Status on the General tab. Is Device Status = "This device is working properly"? Or is there an error code number?
==> If Device Manager says it's "Working properly" yet you still have sound problems, suggest you next see the "Automated FixIt Tools and Other Help Guides" section below. Run the Microsoft Fixit tool for Sound. If that still doesn't work, try a reinstall and look through the other help guides listed below. Also check your default Playback device setting (see "Notes and Tips" below)

When looking for your audio devices in Device Manager
  • First, look for your audio devices under Sound, video and game controllers
  • Next, see if you have an Other devices category. If the category exists, check each it lists
    When Windows can't identify a device, it gets lised under under "Other devices". "Other devices" are also called "unidentified devices" "Other devices" often appear with generic names. Example
    ==> On left: "Multimedia Audio controller" is a generic name for an unidentified AC97 audio device
    ==> On right: "Audio Device on High Definition Bus" is a generic name for an unidentified HD Audio device
  • If you can't find your audio device listed in Device Manager, reboot and look a second time. If you still can't find it
    ==> Note if you're still running XP SP2 you need this MS KB installed for HD Audio support. (XP SP3 and all versions of Vista and Windows 7 already include HD Audio support.)
    ==> Check if your audio is disabled in BIOS. Look for a BIOS setting named something like Onboard Audio orIntegrated Audio
    • If you find it, it should be set to ON or ENABLED or something similar
    • Not all BIOS provide this setting. Tho also be sure to search through all the BIOS menus to look for it
    • For more about how to enter BIOS menu setup see HERE. You can also check your system/motherboard provider's Support site for their documentation
> Reinstall the audio driver
Different methods of reinstalling are listed below. If the first two don't help, find the driver on the vendor site, download and install it yourself. If the driver installation seems problematic or the old driver installation seems to interfere, check if you have the option to first uninstall the current driver installation yourself from Add/Remove Programs
  1. Reinstall using Device Manager
    > Rt click the device, select Uninstall. Reboot. Windows should redetect and reinstall the device on startup
  2. Let Windows search for an updated driver
    > Rt click the device, select Update Driver. Follow the prompts. Allow Windows to search the internet for an updated driver
  3. Check if the audio driver is listed in Add/Remove Programs. If it's listed, uninstall it
    For XP, look in Ctl Pnl->Add/Remove Programs. For Vista and Win7, Ctl Pnl->Progams and Features

    Here's why: Some audio driver installers create an Add/Remove Program entry for the driver. (It's entirely up to the vendor and how they chose to write their driver so you may or may not find an Add/Remove entry)
    • When you uninstall using Device Manager, driver software is uninstalled but it's not deleted UNLESS Device Manager specifically offers you a delete option. This is also why Windows can reinstall a device on reboot when driver software is uninstalled (but not deleted)
    • "In theory" a new or updated driver should uninstall and delete old driver files itself when it runs but this isn't always the case. It never hurts (and sometimes helps!) to run the Add/Program uninstaller yourself if you find one
  1. Find an updated driver manually
    > Create a System Restore point before trying to install the new driver
    > Check vendor sites for their Support or Download link. Do an internet search or look at the topic HERE for links to many vendor sites
    • If you bought a complete PC system (e.g. from Dell, HP, Sony, ASUS), check the PC system provider first
    • If you bought an addon sound card, check the addon sound card provider
    • If you bought your own motherboard, check the motherboard provider
    • Check the audio chip provider on your soundcard. When looking for drivers based on the audio chipset note
      ==> Audio providers (like Realtek and IDT Soundmax) often provide both the audio chipset and the driver. While general chip makers (like Intel, SiS, and Via) usually provide just the chips. They rely on (and will point you to) someone else's driver that works with their audio chips (such as drivers from Realtek or IDT Soundmax)
  2. Find an updated driver using DriverEasy
    > Create a System Restore point before trying to install the new driver
    > "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". Only install DriverEasy's audio driver updates
    ==> DriverEasy returns every driver update it finds including "beta" (pre-release versions). Newer is not always better. Only update the driver if the device isn't working
good luck

Jan 13, 2008 | Acer AOpen AW 37 Sound Card

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