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"no audio output device is installed"

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by rm678, Jan 10, 2013.

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  1. rm678

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    i'm not very computer savvy. today i noticed i did not have any sound on my comp. its an hp pavillion dv 6500 using Windows Vista. when i hover over the sound icon at the bottom tool bar the message displayed is "no audio output device is installed." i have searched online for help but the suggestions tell me to go to "device manager" then find "sound, video, and game controller" but that is not even displayed in my "device manager." please help.
     
  2. dai

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    in the device manager check the drivers are installed
     
  3. rm678

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    sorry not sure how to check that. please explain. thanks!
     
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    click on view at the top of the device manager and then on show hidden devices

    if it shows nothing then it is likely it is not enabled in the bios or the chipset driver is not installed
     
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    after clicking on show hidden devices..."sound, video, and game controller" still did not show up.
     
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