1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Audio Driver Missing

Discussion in 'Drivers' started by Tshock23, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. Tshock23

    Tshock23 Techie7 New Member

    I have read all the other topics regarding this but i'm not the best with computers so im still lost.

    In my Sound and Audio Devices it says that I have no Audio Device.

    Then in the Device Manager I came across this.(Don't have a clue if this has anything to do with the problem.)

    After clicking on the ones with the Yellow "!" marks this came up.

    After I clicked on Reinstall Driver this came up.

    So i'm lost from there. I know I didn't give all the information about my computer but thats just because I dont know where to look or else I would gladly post that up.

    Thanks, Any help would be appreciated!
  2. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    Is this a new problem? Did your audio ever work? Did you reinstall your OS?

    Audio drivers
    The best source for audio drivers is the computer manufacturers web site.

    If the computer was custom built then go to the motherboard manufacturers web site.

    Go to the driver download section and insert your model number. The drivers will be there.

    If you are one of the very few people that actually installed a PCI "Sound Card" then you should have the drivers CD for that card or again go to that manufacturers web site.
  3. Tshock23

    Tshock23 Techie7 New Member

    This just happened last week before that I had no problems with my sound. I think it might of got removed accidently because someone else was getting rid of old programs on my computer.
  4. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    What is the make and model of your computer?
  5. Tshock23

    Tshock23 Techie7 New Member

    Is this what you were looking for?
  6. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨


    Is it a Dell? Is it an HP? Is it a Sony? Is it an IBM?

    Is it a Dell Dimension 4200? Is it an HP Presario 1234?

    etc. etc. etc.

    There should be a label somewhere on the computer.

    Belarc might detect it under System Model but again might not:

    Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit
  7. Tshock23

    Tshock23 Techie7 New Member

    It's a Dell Dimension 4600 from what Belarc said.
  8. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    I'd suggest the first one from this list to start with: Audio:

    Drivers & Downloads

    Reboot your computer after installing.
  9. Tshock23

    Tshock23 Techie7 New Member

    Alright here is what happened after I rebooted. I tried playing a song in Windows Media Player but there is still no sound. But it actually plays through the song now you just cant hear it. Before I would just get a message saying that I couldnt play the song because of my audio device.
  10. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    Can you hear Windows sounds?

    When the computer is starting up etc. ?

    Go back to Belarc and what is listed under "Multimedia"?
  11. Tshock23

    Tshock23 Techie7 New Member

    No I can't hear the Windows start up or any other sounds.

    This also came up:

    Belarc Multimedia:
    SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
    Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device
  12. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    Go back here:

    Drivers & Downloads

    Install #4:

    Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit


    Subsequent steps would be to try the other two on the list.
  13. Tshock23

    Tshock23 Techie7 New Member

    Alright. I will try that out and i'll get back to you tomorrow. Thanks for all your help so far!

    Edit: Should I be saving these files or just click run?
  14. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    Run should work.
  15. Tshock23

    Tshock23 Techie7 New Member

    Alright I downloaded the first and second files. The third and fourth wouldn't work though.
    Heres what happened for the third and fourth:

    Clicked on run and then:
  16. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    Do you have a PCI sound card or is your audio on the motherboard?
  17. Tshock23

    Tshock23 Techie7 New Member

    Uh I don't have a clue. How would I find out?
  18. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    Are your speakers plugged into the upper edge area on the rear of your computer or towards the lower middle?
  19. Tshock23

    Tshock23 Techie7 New Member

    They are plugged in lower.
  20. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    That means you have a PCI sound card. You need the drivers from that manufacturer.

    If you have no idea about this you need to open the computer and ID that card.

    You should have a driver CD for it as it was added to this computer by someone other than Dell.

    The Dell drivers control the motherboard ports.

    You should see the same type green port up near the upper edge. Try moving your speaker plug there.