No Sound; hardware & drivers appear okay

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Nevet, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. Nevet

    Nevet Guest

    Hello Vista Hardware Gurus,

    I recently reinstalled Vista Home Premium over an existing installation to
    fix some networking problems. The network is now working, but I lost all
    audio. Speakers are correctly connected and turned on (and I tried another
    set of speakers just in case). Device Manager reports no problem (SigmaTel
    High Definition Audio CODEC is the only item under Sound, video and game
    controllers; I uninstalled and reinstalled it just to be sure).

    Any suggestions?

    Nevet, Jul 11, 2007
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  2. Nevet

    freddy Guest


    Right click on the speaker icon in the task try area , and in the window
    right click an empty space and select both Show Disabled Devices and Show
    Disconnected Devices. Determine whether anything shows up that you can
    enable. You may have to click around, if that doesn't work, to find an
    alternative approach and fix.

    In addition, check the Sound area in Control Panel to confirm that all the
    settings there are set to work as you expect.

    If all else fails, try reinstalling the drivers for the sound card, not just
    uninstalling the sound card and rebooting. Post back on results.
    freddy, Jul 11, 2007
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  3. Nevet

    Nevet Guest

    Feddy, You hit it, my sound card was disabled, so no audio even though the
    CODEC and speakers were fine. Thanks much!
    Nevet, Jul 11, 2007
  4. Hi Freeddy
    could you better explain WHERE to click? I'm having the same issue as Nevet
    and I'm loosing days trying to fix it.
    Marcello Gorlani, Dec 21, 2007
  5. Nevet

    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Right click on the Speaker icon in the Notification Area (lower right corner of
    the screen -- next to the time) and select "Playback Devices" or "Recording
    Devices" in the Playback window or the Recording window, right click again and
    select both "Show Disabled Devices" and "Show Disconnected Devices".

    What, again, is your exact problem?

    I Bleed Blue and Gold
    Cal Bear '66, Dec 21, 2007
  6. Thanks for the reply.
    The problem WAS that the sound device seems correctly installed, but no
    application is able to output sound.
    Only media player and media center see the problem and send me to the link I
    In any case, after 3 days of time lost in trying to fix with forum, google,
    Microsoft and Dell, I reinstalled the system since I work using audio.
    I think you should NEVER get updates for devices from Winupdate or have a
    complete pc backup before trying.

    Marcello Gorlani, Dec 22, 2007
  7. Nevet

    samy Guest


    In my laptop the voulumeicon is X marked and when I right clicked in the
    playback device it shows that no audio device is installed and the recording
    also shows the same thing. I am using windows vista with toshiba portege M600.
    I am not getting any sounds, Please help me to correct this issue.

    samy, Aug 23, 2008
  8. Nevet

    DDW Guest

    Install your sound drivers from the utility disc that came with your
    computer. If you don't have one, then check with your manufacturer's
    website and get the drivers from there.

    DDW, Aug 23, 2008
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