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Solved: Audio device not found; listed in Device Manager

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Ummaof2, Aug 4, 2010.

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  1. Ummaof2

    Ummaof2 Thread Starter

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    I had some trouble last night and today with getting rid of a virus. Now that it is gone, I am having sound problems (maybe related, maybe not). This morning, when I opened iTunes I got a message that there was no audio device detected. After trying several things, I rebooted. Magically, I could play music again. However, a short while later, I again got an error message telling me that there is no audio device found, even though it shows up in Device Manager as working properly. The problem goes away for a short time after I reboot, but returns. It is Realtek AC 97. Why won't my computer keep recognizing it?

    (It tried going to Realtek's site to download an update. It has updates for Windows 98, 95, etc., but not for XP. Or at least I couldn't find it.)
     
  2. TheShooter93

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    Try uninstalling the drivers and reinstalling them.
     
  3. Ummaof2

    Ummaof2 Thread Starter

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    Once I uninstall them, where do I get them to reinstall them?
     
  4. vicks

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    I suggest that you open Device Manager, right click on the audio controller>click on properties>remove. Immediately re boot the computer and let Windows find and reinstall the drivers.
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  5. TheShooter93

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    Look them up on the internet. What is the make and model of your computer?
     
  6. Ummaof2

    Ummaof2 Thread Starter

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    So far, uninstalling and rebooting seems to have worked. Thanks!
     
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    No problem. Just mark this thread as solved. You can find that button on the top-left corner of the thread. A preview is located below.
     

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