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Windows 7: No Audio Output Device is Installed

12 Dec 2011   #171
cruxone

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Okay. DLing that file. Looks like it will take around6 hours.

"and plus a factory recovery supposedly wont fix the problem."

I thought that a factory recovery was the plan?


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12 Dec 2011   #172
rubyrubyroo

MS Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit (Family Pack Lic.) Upgrade
 
 

I'd like to try it, but once you have the disk your working on now complete it will be like an original retail DVD, not branded with all the OEM's altered software and added bloatware which end up taking up almost as much space a windows does, but you can try to just use it as a backup in case the recovery leads to startup issues, which happens more than I'd like to admit. but either way we need to figure something out about those DVDs, you cant burn recovery disc's, you can't back up your drivers directory (unless there's room on your flash, and whatever else I'm not think of at this moment (Like everyone will tell you in the tutorial(s) I'll give you to backup the whole system using an image first, and while a ext. HDD is best, if you don't have one or the room?!) but I don't think you really need that as long as we can burn a solid DVD from this image. I'll go check on the whole + vs. - thing and be back.

It probably won't take 6 hours, just says that at first!
Mike
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12 Dec 2011   #173
AllOnTheBus

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Sorry for leaving so quickly before

I wasn't talking about factory images but all the software that comes
with a factory install such as Toshiba DVD player and Toshiba this that and the other.
A lot of it as you say is bloat so therefore is probably either not required or a better
third party option available anyway, but you will find most of it downloadable
at the manufacturers website if you want any of it back.
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12 Dec 2011   #174
cruxone

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ISO is downloaded and transferred to E.
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13 Dec 2011   #175
rubyrubyroo

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Hello Nick,

Here's my advice. Use the DVD's you have to make the Windows Installation Disc. Use the method I described above, in the tutorial (Post #152 I think - my third step in the outline has the info and link to the Tutorial.) Once Step 1 of the Tutorialis complete in the tutorial it should be a finished DVD. Try to see if it will boot to the DVD, and use this as an indication of it's likelihood for being a Disc that your computer can read/boot properly.

Simple way to do this is to shutdown and reboot with the DVD in the drive. If your BIOS has the DVD set-up to be tried before the HDD as many do, the Windows installation screen should appear, you can close it at this point and assume it should be good. If it just goes into windows, then restart the computer and enter BIOS (usually F1, F2 or Del. If you don't have your manual just try to look at the screen (bottom usually) when it first boots and it may tell you what key(s) do what. You need "BOIS Setup". Then, without making any other changes, use the keys to navigate to the bootable devices and their "boot order" (use instructions at bottom to navigate menu system - it's keyboard only. Find and change the boot order to position the DVD optical drive FIRST, in the lineup, make sure the The HDD should be AFTER this. If you remove the HDD altogether from the list - even removing the DVD will not allow you to boot your system, until this is fixed. So, while you can always return to BIOS setup, it's best to try to understand what your doing and be careful. Then you can exit BIOS Setup and DO SAVE THE CHANGES! The system should reboot and boot to the DVD (may ask you to press any key within a 5-10 second window to boot to DVD when it's booting). This will produce a blue windows 7 installation screen with the windows symbol. Like I said, just close/cancel out and remove the DVD so you can return to the windows 7 environment. As long as that "test" passed AND you didn't have problems downloading the file or burning the Disc then I'd tend to believe the DVD will work fine with your player.

Let me know the results, I'll be online here for the day at least, and probably the evening when I'm sure your probably just waking up! As long as it works, you can either do the recovery (with the DVD you just made as a backup-lifeline if you experience any problems, or just do a clean install. The latter is my recommendation, it gives you a clean slate, it will be a much smaller footprint on your smaller HDD than the tons of junk an OEM install places everywhere during the factory installation (useless programs, sample apps, free trials and subtle advertisements, all kinds of redundant windows analogs that slow performance and are not necessary, they often change the recovery console to a proprietary version which may even cut out some useful options but always makes it harder for someone to describe the steps since each brand & even often model can be vastly different sometimes, et cetera.) The former could be preformed to see how it helps either as a solution and/or a test, then whether it works or not, a clean install can be preformed at anytime. Since there are various problems with your computer, that seem to point to a similar origin - they may or may not be all truly be related. And assuming your system has no problems we don't know about, It could be difficult to be certain the issues are solved, although I am willing to try if you prefer this to wiping everything. So maybe start thinking when you are working on the aforementioned DVD.

Also as AllOnTheBus mentioned, a post or two ago, and I misunderstood at first, but was just clarified, the site I sent you to a while back to get the audio driver should have the best drivers for your system in most cases. Winnows will initially download/update it's version, or a generic driver that will get the system up and going, then Toshiba's drivers and software will probably be useful (you can also copy the current drivers on your system to another DVD/flash drive and have the version's of each that are working for you now - although the audio driver probably best be worked on separately/carefully to be sure it's not some type of hardware problem/conflict, although it's timing with that SP1 issue can't possibly be concern Install dental. In these cases: The simplest solution is usually the correct one, (or in it's original form "entities shall not be multiplied beyond necessity" - <Ockham's Razor> also referred to as Lex Parsimoniae although it is more of a Theory/Principle than a Law as the Latin term implies). IOW, the easiest explanation, which requires the least amount of assumptions, is that your lack of HDD space happened at just the wrong time when the SP1 install started, interruption caused the errors in the Event Log and lead to the .NET file corruption found by the System File Checker (SFC) command you ran three (3) times. And although other factors may have played a role such as the BIOS upgrades I mentioned earlier, they seem less likely. A Restore Install, as I mentioned will leave your HDD near full, and even if it does fix all the errors, when SP1 tries to reinstall or another important, large update, you may have a similar problem - although it may present with very different symptoms.

One last factor to consider is the restore install (which apparently uses the Zero (0) key at boot-time as AllOnTheBus helpfully mentioned earlier) will require a little more work on the finished product, assuming it works okay, and a few tests to confirm. Some of the setting we changed may need changed back to their original states, etc. from what we changed them to or more likely what the Restore/Recovery will set many to by default. And reinstallation of the apps you uninstalled earlier. The Clean Install will require most of these steps too, although it does have yet another advantage (although it may not seem as an advantage to you!) You will reinstall just the applications you have installed and use, no extra space used up frivolously, no extra performance issues caused by "relic" registry keys from old, uninstalled or unused software, also you should notice a increase in boot-time speed and system performance as the unnecessary startup programs will all be cleaned to original state, as well as "relic" or unused services no longer wasting system resources! Yes, I am biased, since It is a much easier fix than many others, and this is to my advantage when I have way too many computers to work on at one time, while providing the average user with plenty of advantages. Don't let my bias alter your opinion, feel free to contact Toshiba, find more peoples opinions, and do research. I would only recommend you are careful to choose professional, independent (difficult to ascertain), published (beyond the web), well cited sources. (don't just check your favorite Wiki, even wikipedia - although they are well cited, and are generally correct in most regards, a fluid/dynamic system like this it is always prone to mistakes, although usually only transient in nature, as other users correct them - much like the concept of Darwin's Evolution, but more of a Social Phylogeny the "survival of the fittest" in this form refers to the fact that so many people see the pages of such a popular Wiki as wikipedia, that errors, inaccurate portions, deleted portions, or purposely misleading sections of a Wiki are soon seen and corrected. Unfortunately, you never know when that "zero-day" window is open or closed, and you may read it when there are numerous errors. Just some helpful advice, which applies here and into the future.

Think about how you'd prefer to proceed, and let me know along with the DVD results.

Sincerely,
Mike
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14 Dec 2011   #176
cruxone

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Goddamn! I will let you know when I get around to burning the DVD. I'm fine with a clean install.
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15 Dec 2011   #177
cruxone

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

DVD works. Lets do this!
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16 Dec 2011   #178
cruxone

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

You still with me?
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17 Dec 2011   #179
rubyrubyroo

MS Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit (Family Pack Lic.) Upgrade
 
 

Sorry, I've Been Really busy with the Christmas season, trying to keep eveything at the shop running smoothly, (among other problems that I won't bother you with! - Just didn't wan you to think I left you hanging!)

Here are some tutorials on the subject:

Getting a Perfect Reinstall of Factory OEM

Windows 7 - Clean Install Windows 7

Windows 7 - Partition the Hard Drive in a Windows 7 Install

Windows 7 - Custom Install Windows 7


You should be pretty much ready to go, let me know if there's anything in the tutorials that is unclear, (The first one, you've done most of)

I'd print anything out like I said before So you can get to it as needed when windows isn't up yet.

Now that my connection is back to "working" status, I'll be here probably most of the night while I do my work related stuff, so I should be here, or near. Let me know.



Thanks,
Mike
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18 Dec 2011   #180
cruxone

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Which of these am I supposed follow? You posted four different links. They all seem different and quite technical.
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