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Windows 7: No Audio Output Device Installed...again

24 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 professional x64
No Audio Output Device Installed...again

I know this is probably the onemillionth time this has been posted but I like the personalized service everyone gets so now its my turn.
I just installed windows 7 on my laptop and I am getting the dreaded red x icon and the error message saying there is no audio device, and I cannot for the life of me figure out where to get a driver. After reading some other forums I realized that I also had no clue what I was doing so here is what I found after following some other peoples directions...

device manager>sound, video...>hd audio devices>properties>details>hardware ids:


Can anybody help me, or am I just doomed to have a mute laptop?

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24 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise x64

What is the actual device listed under...device manager>sound, video...>hd audio devices> ?

That's what your going to have to find a driver for, is the sound device. I assume your using onboard sound, and not a sound card?
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24 Mar 2010   #3


what is your laptop then we can find the laptops specs and then download driver
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24 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

Realtek high def audio, i think.

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24 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Enterprise x64

Why guess at it? I'm waiting for the OP to come back. If the OP wants this issue to be resolved, posting wouldn't be a bad idea....LOL
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31 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

cavedude, bill2 and mak777. Ya'll need to go to your User CP and then edit system specs and fill them out. This will finish the signing up to this site and will help others help you in the future. Thanks guys. Fabe
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