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My computer keeps telling me that i have no sound device

I just want to find out how to get a soud device on my computer so i can use it thank you veronicaickes

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  • toiparks Feb 10, 2008

    does not have sound device

  • jeetendra arora Feb 12, 2008

    yes same problem

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2008

    No sound device found

  • kmohan Apr 02, 2008

    The sound card on my computer is missing and it has stopped playing sound. I want to restore this facility.

  • crct Apr 18, 2008

    i recently had my computer repaired and now I cant play music or games. it says that I do not have a sound device....what has happened and how can I fix this problem?

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2008

    I have tried to update drivers roll back drivers but I am still told no sound. I can play movies but no sound I get message stating can not open dpvsetup.exe go to add/remove programs.

    Device Manager tells me everything working correctly. The audio tab in sound/devices is grey under playback device but ok in recording device. I cannot click on advanced to maked the necessay amendments. I can,t unerstand what the problem is. I went onto Microsoft website and they suggested I download a hotfix but this hasn't made any difference. My sound system speakers are within my laptop.

  • suninminy Apr 26, 2008

    how do i install a sound device onto my computer

  • kikianno Jul 15, 2008

    I think I deleted the sound device off my comuter thinking it was just another music player. How do I get it on there again. The one I had started with 'adv' or somthing like that...

  • Anonymous Jul 17, 2008

    i play films and music but there is no sound.

  • Anonymous Oct 09, 2008

    i think i deleted my sound media on my computer how do i fix it, i had sound before but no longer have it

  • Angel 26 Oct 11, 2008

    i dont have sound device how i get it from net plz tell me

  • bushra_aslam Nov 07, 2008

    i have no sound in my computer how could i install sound device?

  • Dillon Ramroop
    Dillon Ramroop Nov 13, 2008

    my computer doesnt have a sound device i want one pls

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    ya,now i cant play music anymore

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2009

    sound audio device cannot to on

  • sandeep oo1 Mar 27, 2009

    i have no sound device in my computer

  • CHAMAQUITO Apr 09, 2009


  • andrew miller
    andrew miller May 11, 2010

    Do you have speakers hooked up to your computer? What do you mean by "device"? Does you computer have any sound, can you watch a video and hear it?



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Go 2 control panel and go to add hardware i have already connected the hardware usb audio device..finish!!!

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I'm not sure what you mean exactly, but it sounds like you want a sound card installed in your machine?

If that is the case, then you first need to purchase and install a sound card. If you are completely unfamiliar with this procedure (adding hardware) then you may want to bring your computer to someone who is, just to ensure that you do not get stuck with a torn apart computer and pieces you don't recognize. If you are familiar with hardware to some extent, or determined to do it yourself, you may still need or want assistance to purchase a sound card that will be compatible with your system. Check the box labeling and note down your computer's specifications to provide to the tech or salesperson when you go to purchase your sound card. Be sure to read the manual that comes with it - you may be provided with software that needs to be installed prior to installing the card itself.

Once you've bought one, turn your computer off (but leave it plugged in) and undo the thumbscrews or regular screws holding the case on. When the case is removed, touch the metal part of your case, or rest your arms on it, to ensure you are grounded and don't fry any electrical parts with static electricity.

Assuming you have a PCI card, look for a PCI slot in your computer. A PCI card will only fit in a PCI slot. Remove one of slot covers from the back of the computer and gently but firmly (with even pressure) press the card in. Screw the screw in to it at the top to ensure it stays firmly in place. You should have a small wire from your CD drive that will connect to the sound card.

At this point, put the case back on the computer, screw the thumbscrews or other screws back in, and turn it on. It should recognize your new hardware. If your card came with software that you did NOT install yet, you'll need to install it at this point most likely.

Additional help can be found here and here.

Hope that helps!

Posted on Jan 16, 2008

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    Heather Bjorkman Jan 16, 2008

    Oops - I also wanted to add that if your computer DOES have a sound card installed or has on-board sound, which you can find by looking in the back of your computer for a headphone/mic/speaker jack, you may just need to update the driver or install a driver. Look in Start > Control Panel > System > Hardware > Device Manager (you may need Administrative rights to do all this) and check for any items with an exclamation mark next to them. If you have a branded PC (Dell, Compaq, etc.), you should be able to Google your PC make & model and find drivers for it.



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