No audio device

By Slash_TheTexan ยท 9 replies
May 19, 2008
  1. I have an old Compaq Presario (P3/1G) that keeps giving me the above message in Contrl Panel.

    I loaded an old SB Live! (and driver), but I still get the message "No audio device". The speakers power is off of a USB port, but the speaker cable is plugged into the sound card.

    I have an old 4.0 speaker system (no USB) that I can try. I cannot locate speaker info in the BIOS, but it does say AGP and Audio are both on IRQ 3. But CP say there is no conflict on either devices.

    Since the USB is off the system, and I'm using a PCI sound card, could this be causing the problem?

    Any ideas?



    EDIT: error message says there is no mixer. What does that mean?
  2. turbo1

    turbo1 TS Maniac Posts: 353

    since you're using the PCI sound card,please ensure
    that you have the latest driver installed.

    & about the audio not able to be located in BIOS,
    try going to device manager,under sounds,video & game
    controller,right click your ON-BOARD sound then disable it.

    BTW: use your non-usb speakers.
  3. Slash_TheTexan

    Slash_TheTexan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    On-board sound device has been removed (SoundMAX). I'll try the speaker system.

  4. jenniferlee26

    jenniferlee26 TS Rookie

    Hi I have a dell computer and the sound device is not working. The speakers are on but there is no sound coming out of them. I have tried everything! I was wondering if I need a soundcard or is there something wrong inside of the hard drive. It all started when I plugged in new speakers to my computer but they didn' t work so I put my old ones back in and they never worked ever since. What should I do?
  5. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,332   +101

    The first thing you should do is create your own thread.

    Try reinstalling the drivers for your sound card..
  6. turbo1

    turbo1 TS Maniac Posts: 353

    Hi jenniferlee26 & welcome to TechSpot,

    you can try to un-install & re-install the sound driver
    (comes with the motherboard CD).or you can download
    the sound driver from your motherboard's website for the
    latest one.

    if that didnt fixed the problem,please create your own thread
    by clicking the link below.
  7. Slash_TheTexan

    Slash_TheTexan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have tried a different speaker system and an update driver: no go.

    Hardware Manager sees the SB Live and says it's working properly.

    Control Panel>Sound>Sound devices says there is no audio device and everything is grayed out.

    There is no sound adjustment at all in the BIOS.

    Any ideas?
  8. turbo1

    turbo1 TS Maniac Posts: 353

    try these:

    start > Run > at the search box type services.msc.

    at the services window,scroll down to Windows Audio.
    click once & at the upper left portion,you will see

    Stop the service
    Restart the service

    click "Restart the service",when done close the services window
    & try the sound.

    if still no sound,double click the "Windows Audio",click
    the Stop button,at the startup type box,select "Automatic"
    then click start OK,close the services window
    & try the sound.

    If that didnt fix the problem,un-install the sound driver,
    shut down your the case & move your PCI sound card
    to another PCI slot.

    when done,power up & install the driver MANUALLY.
    then try the sound.
  9. Slash_TheTexan

    Slash_TheTexan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    turbo1, that was it! Thank you very much. The Windows Audio service was disabled (for what reason, I have no idea!). I set it to Automatic and started it and, voila, sound!

    Again, thank you.
  10. turbo1

    turbo1 TS Maniac Posts: 353

    that was supposed to be fixed already after your post # 1,i wasnt
    paying attention to this:
    sorry for that. :eek: ...anyways,glad you have your sound back now. :grinthumb
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