audio device not listed in "playback devices"

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by sonicraf, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. sonicraf

    sonicraf Banned

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    hello,

    i am having a hard time getting getting my sound card (ECHO MIA) to work under windows 7.

    i used the latest Vista driver, and echo appears fine under device manager. However it is not showing under playback devices, and my windows 7 defaulted audio output to some digital s/pdif output.

    any ideas what can be tried to make it work?
     
  2. clarkevansjr

    clarkevansjr New Member

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    Same issue..different sound card

    I have an eMachines T5224 with a different Sound Card...SigmaTel. However, my upgrade from Vista to Win 7 resulted in the same issue...a red "x" on the Speaker icon in System Tray; and the message "No audio output devices are installed."

    I deleted the SigmaTel sound drivers (from the device manager.) I then visited the hardware manufacturer website, and downloaded the SigmaTel driver (though it was not an upgrade, merely the same one.) Reinstall and reboot of the sound driver fixed the problem for me.
     
  3. clarkevansjr

    clarkevansjr New Member

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    Correction to previous reply..

    I have an eMachines T5224 with a different Sound Card...SigmaTel. However, my upgrade from Vista to Win 7 resulted in the same issue...a red "x" on the Speaker icon in System Tray; and the message "No audio output devices are installed."

    I deleted the SigmaTel sound drivers (via "device manager.") I then visited the hardware manufacturer website, and downloaded the SigmaTel driver (what they had available was not an upgrade, merely the same driver.) Reinstall of the downloaded sound driver (rather than the inbox one,) THEN reboot fixed the problem for me.
     
  4. JessicaD

    JessicaD New Member

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    Sonicraf,

    Have you installed the latest chipset drivers for your motherboard? Also, did you install the driver through compatibility mode? Try to uninstall the device, restart the computer and let Windows 7 find drivers through Windows update.

    Does this work? Also should you require additional assistance with this process Microsoft does have an official Windows 7 Support Forum located here Windows 7 Category . It is supported by product specialists as well as engineers and support teams. You may want to also check the threads there for additional support.

    Jessica
    Microsoft Windows Client Team
     

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