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No Audio Output device installed on Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by D to the M, Apr 3, 2008.

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  1. D to the M

    D to the M Thread Starter

    Mar 3, 2008
    I recently installeda fresh copy of vista on my sister's computer and now everything work's except that it says there are no audio output devices installed. Under device manager it displays High Def Audio device and under sound manager it shows that it has a headphone jack but no speakers.

    Its a gateway computer of some sort im not sure. I heard of this problem but cant find a fix for it.

    Don't tell me i ruined her computer :D
  2. springboard


    Apr 21, 2008
    I have the same problem.
    I have a new computer running Vista Business. When I booted up for the first time I was informed there was a problem with SoundMax and that I should reinstall.
    So, perhaps foolishly, I uninstalled SoundMax and sought to install the latest driver from the HP website. When I tried to do so I was informed there was an error and now I too am told there is no audio output device installed.

    Any thoughts on how to solve this?
  3. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

    Dec 9, 2000
    If you haven't tried this method, give it a shot.

    Have your setup for the sound drivers downloaded -- make sure you have the right ones for your model.

    From the Device Manager, uninstall the the current drivers -- you will see a checkbox to "delete the driver software for this device"; by default it is UN checked.

    Check it!! and continue.

    Run your setup and reboot.

    Same as "Method 6" here >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/948481
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