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Windows 7: How do I resolve "no audio device installed" issue in Windows 7

06 Aug 2015   #1
malloy5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
How do I resolve "no audio device installed" issue in Windows 7

ok...this is super super weird. I upgraded a 2005 compaq presario from XP to Win 7. Everything is fine except sound. I receive the no audio device installed message. I've done all the fixes in windows...uninstalling drivers, updating drivers EVERYTHING. Nothing works. I've even reinstalled the Win 7 pkg to no avail.
But here's where things get interesting. Prior to all of this. I had XP sharing the computer with Xubuntu. Under both systems, the sound was fine. Video actually streamed better in xubuntu. So I know the issue isn't hardware...the sound card, motherboard and what not. I re-loaded xubuntu back alongiside and once again I have sound thru xubuntu. No sound through Win 7.
Is there anything short of using xubuntu solely that I can do to get this Win7 audio issue resolved?
For what it's worth the driver isn't realtek...it's multimedia audio controller.
I haven't found much online about it.
I hear USB speakers might do the trick.

Thanks


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06 Aug 2015   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

What does Device Manager look like ?
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06 Aug 2015   #3
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

That sounds like a generic driver. Go to it's properties and see who supplies the driver. If MS it's generic. Try the Compaq website and look for the correct driver, which maybe can be run in compatibility mode. Then go to the Hardware tab and select the hardware ID line and post it here.
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07 Aug 2015   #4
malloy5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

@AddRAM... i added a screen grab of device manager. I hope the image is visible upon posting. But briefly, all the devices and etc appear as expected. When I get to a listing titled "other devices" I see multimedia audio controller, video controller and ethernet controller all with a yellow danger sign.

Paul, checked properties and there is no known manufacturer. "Manufacturer unknown"was listed. I made my way onto compaq's site which directed me to HP. From there, downloaded some old XP driver package which failed.
HP offered very little in the form of info on the maker of the driver.
Sigh.
It's looking more and more like a permanent switch to xubuntu is in the future.


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07 Aug 2015   #5
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Below is a Link to your Motherboard Specs ...

HP and Compaq Desktop PCs - Motherboard Specifications, K8S-LA (Salmon) | HP® Support


I doubt you will find any Windows 7 or even Vista Drivers for your Model ...


Also read the Link below ...


Ethernet Driver for Pavilion a1118x using Windows 7 - HP Support Forum - 689469


I did search for Drivers but could not find any from a Reliable source ...


Have you tried the Drivers for XP in Compatibility Mode ? ...
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07 Aug 2015   #6
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

Quote:
It's looking more and more like a permanent switch to xubuntu is in the future.
On older hardware like this I think something along these lines would be an excellent choice. See my own stats.
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07 Aug 2015   #7
malloy5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
issue resolved

Thanks everyone, especially Maxie! Searched that link and FINALLY found the right driver. I have sound with Win7. I'll probably still install xubuntu alongside. It's just really cool being able to squeeze another year or so out of this desktop...
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07 Aug 2015   #8
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Most welcome glad you got the issue sorted ...
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07 Aug 2015   #9
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Great


If you could link to where you found the drivers , or better yet, post them in zip file. that may help someone else.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by malloy5 View Post
Thanks everyone, especially Maxie! Searched that link and FINALLY found the right driver. I have sound with Win7. I'll probably still install xubuntu alongside. It's just really cool being able to squeeze another year or so out of this desktop...
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08 Aug 2015   #10
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the input Si good thinking
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