I have machine running on Windows XP with SP2. This morning I had a boot error which required me to repair via the Windows CD. This all went fine however I now cannot get audio from my PC.
When I go into Control Panel/Sounds And Audio Devices it says 'No Audio Devices'. I have googled this error and have been trying various solutions all day with none of them working.
I have the Realtek High Definition Audio setup, and I have removed all the existing drivers etc and reinstalled via the Motherboard startup CD. This has not worked. I have also tried getting the lastest drivers from the Realtek site, this has also not worked.
Basically, I have reinstalled every driver etc included DirectX from my Motherboard startup CD and nothing is working. All the software for Realtek High Definition Audio installs fine, but it's just not picking up my Audio Device.
Can anyone help, as I'm looking at my Windows XP cd now hoping I won;t have to reinstall just to fix this
Thanks in advance
Open up Device Manager. What do you see under Sound, video and game controllers? What happens when you run the Add Hardware wizard? And let's make sure of something: are you sure that your computer either has a sound card installed or integrated audio?
>1. From Device Manager (be sure to select View/Show hidden devices), find the 'ISAPNP
>Read Data Port' device from the System Devices list. (Of note: once I successfully
>repaired this problem, this device no longer appears.)
>2. Right click the ISAPNP device, and select "Update Driver"
>3. Select "Install from a list or specific location"
>4. Select "Don't search. I will choose the driver to install."
>5. The step I left out on prior trials: UNSELECT "Show Compatible Hardware"
>6. Be sure that "(Standard System Devices)" is selected under Manufacturer.
>7. Under Model, scroll down until you see "Plug and Play Software Device Enumerator".
>Select this item, and select "Next>".
>8. You will receive some frightening error message that you should probably disregard.
>9. Complete the installation of the driver. You will see your device list magically
>change before your eyes. The other PNP devices will mysteriously become enabled and
>active. If not, restart.
This just worked for me. Activated all my Realtek HD Audio devices!
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