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My sound on my laptop has disappeared. Well sometimes. i have sound for a minute at start up but then it goes driver is still there. If i restart the driver goes and i get a red cross on my speaker symbol and it says no audio output device installed. Vista operating system. Iv tried deleting and it re installed. Even did a whole factory restore to get the same problem..

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Hi, click on the "Start Button," in the (right pane) Control Panel, next in the category listings, select Hardware and Sound, open, and click on the "Manage Sound Devices. The Sound window will open; click on the "Playback" button, there should be a Speakers Icon, click on it, look below to find the "Properties button, click to open, in the next window there will be (4) four buttons "General, Level... First click on the "General" button, in the top of the window there will be a "Driver" button, select to "Update Driver," just click on it, the [Drivers] will be updated. You can go back and configure Speaker Level etc... Next if you have a "MIC" do the same for the [Micriphone] as you done for "Speakers" in the [Recording] category. Note: "Remember to click on the "Apply and OK buttons afterward to make sure the changes take effect." "Restart the computer to finalize the changes." "Rating the solution on it helpfulness, lets me know if you resolved the the problem or you need further assistance, thank you."

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