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Windows 7: Was there ever a solution to the "No audio output device is installed"

11 May 2011   #1
gregory2590

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 32bit
 
 
Was there ever a solution to the "No audio output device is installed"

I've been going on for a month without sound now. Earlier, it used to be a few times a week with sound. Stupid HP laptop.


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11 May 2011   #2
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Try to get the correct audio drivers from HP

HP Support & Drivers | United States

-DG
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11 May 2011   #3
gregory2590

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 32bit
 
 

I can't install drivers when the laptop doesn't detect the sound card. Besides, when the sound actually works, installing new drivers doesn't stop the inevitable. I've tried this before.
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11 May 2011   #4
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

It's just the other way around (especially with on-board "cards") The computer wouldn't see the device until it has appropriate drivers.But when you say you tried that already...nvm
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12 May 2011   #5
neo101

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

check audio is enabled in bios
(or have you got a separate sound card for laptop - what make is it? in which case you should normally disable onboard sound)

if device shows in device manager
In device manager 'disable' the audio device driver with yellow exclamation - then re-enable it. It might kick in.

Also go into audio device > driver > update driver > 'search auto for updated driver'

See if that forces a correct install
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12 May 2011   #6
gregory2590

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 32bit
 
 

How do I go about checking it in the bios? Also, the sound category doesn't show up at all in the device manager.

EDIT: found out how. but my bios didn't say a thing about sound
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13 May 2011   #7
neo101

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

It might mention connexant or realtek in the bios
Additionally it might be hidden in an advanced menu that requires a special combination of keys to be pressed to reveal

can you fill out your system specs please

try this - easier than me posting it No Sound from the Speakers in Windows 7 - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

Try downloading the Win 7 High Definition drivers direct from realtek site (but can't be certain it's right guess, cos don't know your model of computer yet!)
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13 May 2011   #8
gregory2590

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 32bit
 
 

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise , 32 bit
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 TL-58, x64 Family 15 Model 104 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2050 mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7150M / nForce 630M, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152617 MB, Free - 72084 MB;
Motherboard: Wistron, 30D6, 81.53,


The sound card is conexant. I'm 100% sure of it since that's the name I saw of it before this problem started happening. I've also tried the link you posted and it just told me "Hardware changes might not have been detected" And simply refreshing device manager to see the sound card doesn't help since the sound category doesn't even show up.
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13 May 2011   #9
neo101

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregory2590 View Post
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise , 32 bit
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 TL-58, x64 Family 15 Model 104 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2050 mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7150M / nForce 630M, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152617 MB, Free - 72084 MB;
Motherboard: Wistron, 30D6, 81.53,


The sound card is conexant. I'm 100% sure of it since that's the name I saw of it before this problem started happening. I've also tried the link you posted and it just told me "Hardware changes might not have been detected" And simply refreshing device manager to see the sound card doesn't help since the sound category doesn't even show up.
Anywhere near your model ? What is exact model number - am I in right country?
HP Pavilion dv2700 Entertainment Notebook PC series specifications - HP Home & Home Office Products

Hewlett-Packard HP Pavilion dv2700 Notebook PC F.24
System Serial Number:
Enclosure Type: Notebook
Processor a Main Circuit Board b 1.90 gigahertz AMD Turion 64 X2
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Conexant SmartAudio 221 3D Sound Blaster Pro compatible sound 16 bit integrated
Multi-core (2 total)
Not hyper-threaded
Board: Wistron 30D6 81.53
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Hewlett-Packard F.24 04/24/2008
Drives Memory Modules c,d 160.04 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity


There only appears to be an HP Vista driver - try installing it
If it won't run try installing it under 'compatability' mode

http://download.cnet.com/Conexant-Hi..._4-177475.html
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13 May 2011   #10
gregory2590

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 32bit
 
 

I don't remember where to check for the others but, my laptop is a dv2610(usa)
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