No active mixer devices available - been seaching but can't find answer

By cortez cortez
May 26, 2008
  1. Hi,

    Basically, whenever i try to get sound that message comes up.

    I think it happened when i removed something off 'add/remove programs.' I thought it was something else, but i believe it was something that i definately do need!
    I have microsoft XP.

    Any ideas??? I'm in the middle of a music degree so i need a cure to this ASAP.

    Many thanks in advance.
  2. turbo1

    turbo1 TS Maniac Posts: 353

    if you're using the on-board sound,re-install the sound driver (CD)
    that comes with your motherboard.

    if you're using a PCI sound card,re-install the driver (CD) that comes
    with the product or go to your hardware manufacturer's website
    & download the latest version of the driver.
  3. cortez cortez

    cortez cortez TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks for the reply.

    How do you know what type you have?
  4. turbo1

    turbo1 TS Maniac Posts: 353

    you can look inside your tower & look if there's a card
    that's inserted/plugged in to your PCI slots.

    a pci slot looks like this (click the link).

    you might see other device in those slots if you have a NIC card.

    a sound card has audio outputs (holes) with different colors.
    (blue,green,pink,orange,black) you can refer at the back of
    your tower & see if you can find them.

    this is an example of a sound card (click the link).

    (unless you're using a laptop).
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