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Windows 7: No Audio Device Found

06 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 Evaluation copy.Build 7100
No Audio Device Found

Today I was humming along on my Sony Vaio PCV-RZ14G in windows XP and decided to test out Windows 7 and went to the windows website and downloaded the latest RC build 32 bit version. The install and setup went very smoothly and I was thinking wow this is so cool. Then I noticed something strange, I wasn't hearing any of the annoying music that usually comes with installing a new operating system and little was I to know the true reason.

So after installing and checking out the system, which runs very nicely, I decided that I needed to get some work done and installed Office 2007 and Itunes with no problems. Then when I am adding my White Stripe music I find out that I have no sound, nothing...

after trolling around these sites looking for a solution, with updating drivers, etc... I have come to you looking for help.

I'm not very computer literate and I try my best to search for solutions before asking for help but this has got me stumped!

Why don't I have any audio device installed? When I go to control panel, then hardware sound, then sound it states, "NO Audio Device Installed" and everything is grayed out. Even though it says I have Realtek AC'97 enabled.

So like a lot of the other helpful advice I went on a search to update the drivers.

1. Used Windows updater to fix problem: I get a response can't install drivers (Code 10) and the name of the SoundMax Integrated Digital Audio.

2. So I go searching for updates to that, no help at all can't even get anything to install that remotely looks like a driver for it, even with compatibility mode and run as admin on.

3. Go to and download the latest drivers (HD) for Vista and 7 save the zip files and even try running from the .exe files and still have the same problem of no Audio Device found.

4. I go to Sony's website to search for the drivers and I get drivers that I can't even install on windows 7 in any type of mode.

So I beg of you please help me!

P.S. I tried to give you all as much of the information and codes as possible. I'm not a technical writer, etc... so if I need to give you guys more information, please tell me how I can get that information to you and I will do it.

Thanks again,

No Sound guy!

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11 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 Evaluation copy.Build 7100

5 days 104 views and nothing new.... I might as well just get rid of windows 7... I'll wait till they release it and try it out then, if it works then I'll might buy it for this clunker!

Till then I'll stick with my macbook pro!
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