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Windows 7: No audio output device is installed...?!

08 Nov 2013   #1

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No audio output device is installed...?!

I'm doing a complete installation of Windows 7 32-bit. So far everything seems to be going well except for the sound. There is none. The little icon over on the right side said "No audio output device is installed". So I went to the Internet and downloaded the package for Realtek. BTW, the sound "card" is built into the motherboard. I did the installation, following all of the instructions, and then rebooted the system as it said to do. When the system came back up it still said "No audio output device is installed".

Would anybody have an idea as to what I've done wrong or what is wrong with my system? I would really appreciate the help.


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08 Nov 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64


Have you tried installing the drivers that would have been bundled with the motherboard installation DVD?
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09 Nov 2013   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

try running the ms audio trouble shooter.
i recently updated to 8.1 from 8 and my audio went.
i ran this and it showed nothing to fix but afterwards my sound was back , so worth a try...

No sound in Windows - Microsoft Windows Help

although the page says win 8 or 8.1 its the same troubleshooter for win 7
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16 Nov 2013   #4

WIN 7 Pro x64

what does your device manger look like? any errors?
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17 Nov 2013   #5

windows 7

I solved my problem. I found that the audio hardware was disabled in the BIOS. I enabled it and everything is working fine now.
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26 Feb 2014   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601

I used the troubleshooter and it fixed the missing audio device. Right click the audio icon if is in your task-bar and the troubleshooter option is on the top of the pop-up window list. If you don't have the icon in task-bar go to control panel, then sound. Thanks boohbah!
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