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ERROR: No audio output device is instaled in my Notebook.
a red cross appear on the spiker.
No souNd device appear in "DEVICE MANAGER".

THE Operating system is : Windows Vista 32bits
THE computer: is a Notebook GATEWAY MT6452
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it can also be your sound device is bad.
you can test with a diagnostic, or a live knoppix cd - you should hear the welcome sound :
ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/dist/knoppix/KNOPPIX_V6.0.1CD-2009-02-08-EN.iso
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hi Karstieman,  I download and tried to install the audio driver....but it said that any "AUDIO OUTPUT DEVICE IS INSTALLED".
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MISTAKE: sorry Karstieman...the error say "NO AUDIO OUTPUT DEVICE IS INSTALLED" when I tried to install the audio driver.
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When you unzip the driver it creates a folder on your c:-drive call c:\cabs

Go to you device manager, and locate the unknown devices ( with the yellow ? mark )
Right click your sound card ( the one device that isn't recognized ) and update driver.
Then select 'Do not autosearch / I want to choose driver myself (advanced).
In the next screen check the 'search on this location' checkbox and click browse.
Now, browse to  c:\cabs\D20007-003-001\WDM and click ok,
Then click NEXT and your drivers will be installed.

Good luck !
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try the knoppix cd, then you'll know if it still ok
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ok guys thank you, I will try first reinstalling the drivers in the way Karstieman indicated me, and then with the KNOPPIX CD (Nobus).
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Nobus: how can I create the KNOPPIX CD? can this program check my laptop sound card?
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how can i create knoppix cd :
-download the iso
-burn it as iso or image
-boot from it
>>   can this program check my laptop sound card?   <<  when you boot from it, the welcome sound should be heard (and you can play other sounds)

if you prefer test software :
burnin Test :   http://www.passmark.com/download/index.htm      
or any other general diag software
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karstieman: it doesn't work

I download and unzip the driver, it creates a folder on  c:-drive call c:\cabs
I wen to device manager and there isn't any unknown devices.
I did the "Scan for hardware changes" already didn't work neither.

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hi RM PY.
Is there already a soundcard installed then ?
You can find this also in the device manager.
Its symbol is a grey speaker icon.
You can do the same with this as i described earlier.
( Right click your sound card ( the one device that isn't recognized ) and update driver.
Then select 'Do not autosearch / I want to choose driver myself (advanced).
In the next screen check the 'search on this location' checkbox and click browse.
Now, browse to  c:\cabs\D20007-003-001\WDM and click ok,
Then click NEXT and your drivers will be installed. )
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yes there is a soundcard installed...remember the patient is a NOTEBOOK GATEWAY MT6452 and it has sound before that means a soundcard is installed. But now the gray speaker icon is not showing in the "Device Manager".
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Hi RM PY,
Let's resume: there is a soundcard on the Notebook, because it has worked before.
But now there is no sound icon in device manger and there are no unknown devices in the device manager, even if you search for new hardware.

Concluding from this is that windows cannot find your soundcard.
Maybe because of a IRQ conflict / hardware conflict / driver problem.
I would try to reinstall your motherboard driver (chipset drivers) and try again. Because the soundcard is onboard, this could help and get it recognized again.
Else I can only suggest you reInstall Windows.

Good luck !
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I restore the system back to the initial status of original manufacturer's default (System Recovery) IT DOESN'T WORK again.
Is it possible that the integrated sound card is cooked? if this is the case what can I do?

I am downloading the KNOPPY iso...last option.
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Hi RM PY,

If your manufacturers recovery cd doesn't even work, then you could try to reset your bios to default and try.
If even this doesn't work you can be pretty sure that your soundcard is cooked....
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My soundcard is cooked.
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Even if your sound card is cooked, you have an option for turning OFF that loud beep sound:  
disable the system beep!

What solved this for me (works on XP and Server 2008, as well) --  
http://weyland.be/wrdprss/index.php/2007/02/08/disable-system-beep-in-windows-vista/
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