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Windows 7: No audio devices are installed.

19 Jun 2009   #1

Vista 32
No audio devices are installed.


I need help. My computer is a Gateway Support - 1015229R*Gateway FX7024 Desktop Computer

I had a misadventure with the original hard drive and bought a new one. Installed Vista on the new hard drive and got things going fine again except for the audio missing.

I had installed through windows update 'Matrix Storage Manager' and having an up and running PC before that install ruined the hard drive. I have no way to get into the recovey tools to make it so much easier so I'm forced to do it all manually. Last thing to do is figuring out how to get the audio going.

Any help would be awesome.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 (Build 7600)

Is you audio card dsiplayed in the device manager and its just a driver issue?



Make sure your On-Board Soundcard is enabled! You could check the BIOS Settings for this first.

This seems to be your soundcard at least when i read the psecs you send:
8-channel audio output using the Sigmatel / IDT-STAC9271 10-channel audio codec
HD audio link header (optional)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jun 2009   #3

Vista 32

I wish it was that easy. I'll be needing the actual driver. None of the driver downloads on Gateways site worked. I tried them all. Device Manager isn't enabling the on board audio...not finding it.

Edit : And yes BIOS has it enabled.

Thanks anyways bansh.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

20 Jun 2009   #4

Vista 32

Got it fixed. Changed the plug the hard drive was connected to on the motherboard.

Whatever. At least it's working now.

Anyone have a quick reasoning behind why it would work in a different motherboard plug?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 No audio devices are installed.

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