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All of a sudden, "No audio output device is installed"


Jack Rosen

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Hi, I was using my computer today and I left it alone for a short while, then when I came back suddenly the sound was not working, even though the volume was turned all the way up. I restarted it a few times, and eventually the audio output device was gone (there was an x in the icon instead of sound waves, and when I hovered over it it said "No Audio Output Device is installed"). I also did a clean reboot, which didn't work. I went to the control panel, clicked Sound, tried right-clicking where it said "No audio devices are installed" so that I could choose to show disabled devices, but that was already enabled. I went to Device Manager and clicked "Sound, video and game controllers", but the only thing in the dropdown was "Bluetooth Audio Device". Does anyone know what I could do about this?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit

fireberd

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Please provide some system specs. Helps us to try and help you.

Since nothing is being shown, reset the BIOS as a first step and see if that helps (If you have any customized settings you will have reset those after resetting the BIOS).
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home Built
    CPU
    i7 6700K
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero
    Memory
    16 Gb G Skill TridentZ DDR4 3400
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel (i7 CPU)
    Sound Card
    RealTek Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    27" Dell SE2717HR
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    500GB Samsung 850 SSD, 3TB for backups
    PSU
    EVGA Supernova 750 G2
    Case
    BeQuiet Silent Base 600
    Cooling
    Deepcool Captain 120EX
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    Cable - 100MB Downlink
    Browser
    Edge/Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft
    Other Info
    Sonar Platinum 64 bit recording studio software with MOTU 896Mk3 Hybrid recording interface unit.

popeye

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Yea, more info would help but doesn't sound good, could be hardware failure.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Acer V3 771G-6443
    CPU
    i5-3230m
    Motherboard
    Acer VA70_HC (U3E1)
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 PC3-12800 (800 MHz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD4000 + GeForce GT 730M
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" Generic PnP Display on Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900 pixels
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250 GB
    ADATA SSD SP900 128GB
    PSU
    90 watt brick
    Mouse
    Bluetooth
    Antivirus
    Comodo
    Other Info
    Asus RT-AC56R dual-band WRT router (Merlin firmware). Intel 7260.HMWWB.R dual-band ac wireless adapter.