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Windows 7: No audio output device installed


29 Jul 2011   #1

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 
No audio output device installed

I bought a generic computer which i was told has intel motherboard. It had windows vista installed and it used to display a message that No audio output device is installed . I recently installed windows 7 home premium 32 bit on it but it still says the same thing. I went to properties of it and found following error message.This device cannot start. (Code 10). any help will be greatly appreciated to resolve this issue. thanks


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29 Jul 2011   #2

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

what is the exact name of the device that can not start?
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30 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Code 10 can be missing driver. Also if the Integrated (on the motherboard) audio has been disabled in the BIOS this can happen. Check the BIOS, install any motherboard chipset drivers then the audio driver.

Also, fill out the System Specs. We can only guess or give "educated guesses" without the information.
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30 Jul 2011   #4

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 

In Device manager the name is 'High definition audio device' and there is a yellow triangle on a speaker icon. SPECIFICATIONS Pentium 4, 3.06 GHz, RAM IGB 32 BIT SYSTEM
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31 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

That is not the system specs. System Specs would include the motherboard or PC manufacturer and the Motherboard model number. It should all be put in "My System Specs".

"High Definition audio device" in most cases means the PC or Motherboard vendor's driver has not been installed.
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01 Aug 2011   #6

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 

Sorry
System manufacturer EMACHINES
SYSTEM MODEL T5010
TYPE X86 BASED PC
BIOS VERSION INTEL CORP. AG91510J.15A.0816.2005.0214.1818, 14/02/2005
SMBIOS VERSION 2.3
Hardware Abstraction Layer version= 6.1.7600.16385

Sound Device Name High defintion audi device
Manufacturer Microsoft
status error
PNP device id HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0880&SUBSYS_08600000&REV-0900\4&....
DRIVER C\windows32\drivers\hdaudio.sys(6.1.7600.16385, 297.00 KB (304,128...
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01 Aug 2011   #7

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The generic "High Definition Audio Device" is one problem. You need the RealTek sound driver for this model. The High Definition microsoft driver has been a problem on many PC's, from posts on here.

Here is the Gateway (Emachines) driver downloads, that includes the RealTek driver. It also has the Intel chipset driver. Download and install the intel chipset driver FIRST and then the RealTek driver and see if that fixes it.

eMachines Support - Downloads & Support Documents - Desktop / T Series / T5010
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01 Aug 2011   #8

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 

I followed your instructions but when I tried to install audio driver, windows advised me to open it in sandbox. I did that but there was a message that Realtek setup failed. I than opened file in normal mode but there was again the same message.
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02 Aug 2011   #9

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Windows does not have "sandbox". It sounds like you have Avast security software that does have a "sandbox" function and if that is the case you need to bypass that so you can install it. The sandbox feature is there for questionable programs (questionable by Avast's standards) so you don't infect the PC but it shouldn't be flagging drivers from the PC vendor.
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03 Aug 2011   #10

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 
Driver setup failure despite Avast disabled

I installed the driver after disabling Avast and rebooted the computer and got a message that driver setup failed. Now what to do?
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