no audio output device is installed

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Bammmbammm

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I have a Gateway MX6426 laptop. I upgraded, (new install), from W$ xp to W$ Vista. I mouse over the speaker icon, which has an X through it, it states, "no audio output device is installed". I'm certain that this is a driver issue. When I look in the device manager, I have no directory listing for "sound, video and game controllers". In listing labeled, "other devices", the Mass Storage Controller, and the Multimedia Audio Controller are listed with no driver, (a yellow exclamation point).
I have looked for updated drivers, and found out about the missing sound folder while I was searching.
Also, I went into regedit, on my desktop, and exported the sound files from there, (same OS), copied to thumb, installed on gateway, hoping to create the directory. NOPE
I dont know what else to do, HELPMEPLEEZ.
Thank you,
Billy
 

Bammmbammm

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http://www.driverupdate.net/ free version on left of page you need driver and software package


http://support.gateway.com/support/drivers/search.asp?param=MX6426&st=kw bottom of page


ensure its actually turned on either via a button or even in bios ( several bios updates for your comp it seams also suggest you look in case this is a reson i had to update bios going from xp to vista
You're talking about the bios drivers, right? Did that. I updated all the drivers.
I found at RealTek.com, the codecs, which has installed the "sound, video and game controllers" folder back into the device manager. So now I have in 1) "sound, video and game controllers", >Realtek AC'97 audio< with failed install. 2) "other", >mass storage controller< with failed install.
 
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