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My computer says that thay is no a sound device installed

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    Stan May 11, 2010

    Did it just stop working, or you have freshly installed the system and need the drivers?

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Anytime a peripheral (speakers) doesn't work, start by unplugging it. Turn the computer on with it unplugged. Shut the computer down again. Plug in the speaker(s). Turn the computer back on. If MS "finds new hardware," follow the prompts to reinstall. If nothing happens, update your drivers on Microsoft's update site. If that doesn't work:
Go to start, then Control panel, and then click on sounds and devices. If your screen looks different than the pic below, go to left of your screen and click on classic view. Double click on Sounds Icon. Click the hardware tab. Highlight each device and click properties. It will say if the device is working properly.
Go down the list of devices. If you find one that shows a problem, Check the driver. If it was newly installed, roll back the driver. You can also look for a new one online. If that doesn't show anything, go to system in the (control panel too). Click on device manager, then the + next to Sound/video Controllers. Look for a red x, indicating malfunction. Double click on anything with a red X and check the drivers, especially recently changed ones. Update drivers and follow troubleshooters. You can do the same with Accessories, where the speakers will be listed in device manager. Last resort is to right click on the offender and uninstall, then restart. Hope that Windows will identify the hardware and reinstall it with the proper drivers. If not, go back to Microsoft and search for optional device drivers.
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  • wire12me Nov 15, 2009

    OOOPS. I meant to say that you should look for an exclamation point next to devices. That means they are malfunctioning in some way. The X means it is disabled. sorry. Anyway, like most things computer, there is more than one way to do things. If the above seems too hard you can try following the trouble shooting provided in help and support for Microsoft. Again, sorry for any confusion I caused.

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