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Computer My speakers arn't being recognized by my computer I've tried some suggestions as well as simple making sure connections are correct and restarting the comp nothing works. Also there is no speaker emblem in the bottom corner Please give me some suggestions

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  • jengen Apr 09, 2008

    There was a yellow ? besides other devices & PCI devices Im not sure on what to do next thanks jen


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If you don't have speaker on Icon Tray (bottom right), means you have missing drivers for your Audio and if so you can't here any adio from your system. To find out whether you have missing driver or not, follow these steps:

  1. Click on Start -> Control Panel
  2. Double Click on system icon
  3. Click on Hardware
  4. Click on Device Manager.

Now the device manager window will appear. See carefully in the components list, if there is any component with yellow mark, then you have missing driver.

If you have missing driver then after installing the correct driver will fix your problem.

If you don't have driver tell me your manufacturer and model no. I will give you the link or you can find on the manufacturer's site.

If any question just Ask me.


Posted on Apr 06, 2008

  • Iqbal Husain
    Iqbal Husain Apr 09, 2008


    Yaa am sure that might be your missing Audio device, that why you can't hear any sound from your PC.

    You need to install your Audio driver to work your PC. You should must have the driver for your device. If you have

    1. Right click on that icon

    2. Select uninstall from pop-up appeared

    3. Re-boot i.e. make re-start your PC

    4. Install the driver

    5. and finally................... :))

    If you don't have driver, please let me know your manufacturer and model no.




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