"No Audio Device Installed"/"No speakers plugged in"

#1
Hey, new to the forums, I'm Reciever80.


Recently Installed Windows 7. It took me about 14 hours to configure to all my hardware, and now i have one problem left.


The sound doesn't play at all from my computer, and I've looked around on the interent; figured i'd post my question here.

I have the speaker symbol in the bottom right of my screen, with a red circle and a white x inside of it. I put my mouse over it, and it says "no audio output device is enabled". I have the soundcard/on board soundcard that came with my Dell Optiplex 320 minitower, and i can't seem to find out how to fix it.

I have windows 7 32 bit ultimate, and when i was using XP, the sound was listed as something like "SoundMAX HD Audio"

The only device/hardware under "Sound, video, and game controllers" is "High Definition Audio Device".

I right clicked the sound symbol on my taskbar, and go to "Playback devices", and under it is a "Digitial Audio (HDMI)" Which i'm positive i don't have in/on my computer.

I've tried looking at that windows 7 driver list for speakers that is a sticky, and can't figure out if mine is up there.

help please?

And I have speakers attached to my monitor plugged in, BTW.
 


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#2
I am having the exact same problem and have not yet found a solution in over 4 hours of looking on the internet. I am debating about going back to XP and getting my money back for Windows 7. What good is a computer without sound. I am a media developer for goodness sake! It's always something with these dumb pc's
 


#3
I finally after hours of searching... I got this issue resolved. This link below will update your High Definition Audio Device ( also known as RealTek which I didn't know ) and when you install it your computer will reboot. When it does your sound will magically appear...

http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsview.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=14&PFid=24&Level=4&Conn=3&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false

If you go to this link and download the Vista, Windows7 Driver (32/64 bits) Driver only (ZIP file)
 


#4
Great job sushi, thanks for posting that. I had fixed it a while back, however i thought this thread was dead and had no need to post it. But that looks extremely familiar so maybe that's what i did. But hey, this guy PM'd me asking for help to this problem. And since i don't have 6 posts i cant PM him back. His name is... "Ineedhelp" if you could PM him (or if someone else could) that would be great...thanks!

Reciever80
 


#5
I'm having the same problem. I've tried ihatesushi's solution but it didn't work for me. Can you remember what steps you took?
 


#6
Hey. After having a computer that worked, suddenly, and at the same time only intermittently, (which is worse) I get the same messages. Drivers are up to date. I may well go back to Linux..
 


#7
There were either two things.

One-I kept switching between 32bit and 64bit PC, and i'm on a 32 bit PC, so maybe that could be it?

Two-Find a sound driver for Vista (or xp) and take the steps that sushi took. I"m sorry for those who aren't solving this problem, hopefully you can figure it out :/ There's not much else i can do.
 


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