Hi, I know there are a million answers for this online, yet nothing is working. Getting a sound device error when I try to play music.I don't know if I have an out of date driver, no driver bad sound card,no sound card, etc.
You probably want to uninstall the sound card driver, reboot, and reinstall. Also check with multiple media players to see if that could be an issue. If you could give me the sound name and/or model number that would be great. If you don't have that and you are running XP please go to device manager, right click on your sound card and select properties then select Details tab. You should see Device ID or Device Instance ID in a drop down list. With Device ID selected there will be a string in a format like: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0883&SUBSYS....
What I need to help you is this string, specifically the VEN_--- and DEV_----. I know this is a general problem but is caused by specific issues. Hope this helped, reply soon. Zitoc08
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Too many possibilities; can you be more specific, like when you try to play music, does the music "appear" to play, but no sound?
... or .. the music thing gives an error message like: "No sound or audio device..." or "need codec..."
Do videos play, but no sound?
If it worked before:
1. play a video and "un-mute" the sound bar.
2. Go to the "sound" icon in the [Control Panel] and change the volume setting (un-mute)
You might want to run sfc /scannow(also see here) to check the integrity of your system files. (Those are the system sounds that won't play.) Here, here, are a couple of sound troubleshooters for xp. Here's a link for Vista.
It might also be worth it to have a look in your Event Viewer and see what kind of errors or warnings are reported there. And check the device manager, for sure, to ensure that your sound hardware is working correctly.
I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread. If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!
this could be a result of the software malfunction ...i'm talking about i-tunes,if your computer plays other sounds,it clearly shows that its not a problem with the sound card which is nothing but the hardware for playing sounds in the computer.
It may be the same problem that I had recently, where it said "No audio device installed", but everything looked fine in Device Manager. (If you don't know how to get there, you can look it up. It's not hard.) If that's the case, all you have to do is restart your computer (possibly a couple times).
If you're fairly certain you actually don't have an audio device installed, try a Google search for audio drivers. There are a ton of websites that can help you find and download the right one for your system. (Check the sponsored ads first!) Hope this helps!
You have deleted your sound card drivers when you reinstalled windows. You'll need to visit the manufacturers website, go to the support & downloads section, find your model and download the drivers. Try going to Start - Control Panel - System - Hardware - Device Manager - then right click any yellow question marks and choose Update Drivers from the list. When asked, let windows search online for suitable drivers and click next. If Windows fails then you must get the drivers from the manufacturer's website. If you can't find it then post all the details of your sound card (from device manager) here and someone will help you. Best of luck!