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Windows 7: Audio Device is disabled/not installed

19 Jan 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Audio Device is disabled/not installed

Hello, I'm new here and I have a problem I hope you all can help me with. OK, my audio was working fine until I decided to update the IDT High Definition audio driver. Bad mistake... Once I supposedly updated the audio driver, now my audio is not working and it has a red X on the speaker icon. Well, I've tried a lot of different options like: Uninstalling/Installing the drivers again, Disabling/Enabling in Device Manager, under Services I already checked to see if Windows Audio, Windows Audio Endpoint Builder and Power were on Automatic and Started, and yes they are. I've definitely ran out of ideas of how to get my audio back. Last case scenario is to do a complete system restore and make my computer go back to its original settings. I'll include pictures.

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19 Jan 2015   #2

Windows 10 64 bit

What you should have done, after the driver update and it didn't work, was to go to the Device Manager and do a "Rollback" to the previous driver.

A System Restore using an available restore point that is BEFORE the driver update may fix it too,.
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10 Jun 2016   #3
Narissa Drake

Windows 10
had same issue

Go to start and type in cmd
run cmd.exe as administrator
then type :
net localgroup Administrators /add networkservice
press enter

then type:
net localgroup Administrators /add localservice
press enter

then type:
press enter
restart your computer
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