No audio device after XP is re-installed

By devyy_xi15
Apr 8, 2008
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  1. Hello,

    My computer recently got Spyware and was not working properly. I brought back to the guy who built it, and he got rid of everything and re-installed XP. I went to play some music, and it wasn't playing. The speakers were plugged in properly and everything. When I went to use Windows Media Player, it said it could not play the file because there is no Audio Device on the computer.

    I have absolutely no idea what to do. If anyone does let me know. I want to fix it myself, but if I have to bring it back to the guy who built it, I would like to know

    Thanks.
  2. turbo1

    turbo1 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 360

    reboot your machine & go to BIOS,then enable your onboard sound.
    (assuming you're using integrated sound).

    also please get a windows update too.
  3. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +35

    You may also want to check this setting:

    Control Panel> Sounds & Audio Devices> Audio tab> Make sure your sound device is displayed in the Playback dialog box.

    One other check is to make sure the resident gremlin didn't check the Mute box:
    On the Volume tab, make sure there is no check in Mute.
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