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Windows 7: Accidentally deleted audio driver.

11 Nov 2011   #1

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
Accidentally deleted audio driver.

I accidentally deleted the audio driver. Now I have an "x" over the speaker icon and cannot play anything with sound (for example, music videos).


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11 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Open your Control Panel and go to Device Manager. You might see an unknown device or one that's currently not working there. If yes, that's probably the missing audio device. You can rightclick it and allow Windows to search for a driver to re-install it.

If you don't see a problem device, expand the Sound, Video and Game Controllers tree. Is there a problem device listed there?

If you can't find it, try Scan for Hardware Changes from the Action menu. Please report back with whether you're successful.
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11 Nov 2011   #3

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Thanks for the suggestions but they did not work. It keeps saying that Windows cannot find a solution to the problem.
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11 Nov 2011   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

have you tried a re-boot, failing that do a system restore to the point before you deleted the audio driver.

System Restore - Windows 7 Forums
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11 Nov 2011   #5

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by junebee View Post
I accidentally deleted the audio driver. Now I have an "x" over the speaker icon and cannot play anything with sound (for example, music videos).
have you realtek audio manager installed ?

worth a look here it may help Realtek HD Audio Driver >>> http://goo.gl/CrRTf

Latest Realtek High Definition Audio Codecs >>>> http://goo.gl/pSPT8
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14 Nov 2011   #6

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

I had to replace the mouse since it didn't work all weekend (I'm at home with disabled children so can only get to this stuff when they are at school). So I had to shut down the computer and cannot access the restore point previous to deleting the Realtek. It seems like it should be a simple matter of downloading the Realtek audio driver. I went to the link that Brianzion suggested but the screen keeps taking me back to the main page to accept the terms even when I check the box to accept and press "next". Then I get a blank white page that says "Object moved to here" (here, being a hyperlink) and when I click on "here" it goes right back to the accept terms page.
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14 Nov 2011   #7

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

hi sorry about that link try this one its from brinks tutorial >>> Realtek
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14 Nov 2011   #8

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

They did something to break hotlinking. Click on this link, and then choose Software.
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14 Nov 2011   #9

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

make sure you choose the right 32 bit or 64 bit version for your machine
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15 Nov 2011   #10

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

I did download the Realtek yesterday (finally) and did choose the correct 32 bit for my machine. I then restarted the computer and there was no change. I'm going to give up. Thanks for trying to help me anyway.
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