No audio device
Posted on 2011-10-06
I am trying to play sounds on one of my user's computer but of course something is happening again.
so here is what I tried and the result.
I updated windows with the latest updates, uninstall and reinstall the driver for hte sound card, uninstall the hardware from the hardware tab of system windows and try to redetect it, still nothing.
I have 2 machines exactly the same(optiplex 745) so I took the hardrive from the other machine( the one that works) and put it in the computer that I have an issue, the audio worked fine.I was able to play sound. If I take my hardrive and put it in the good computer ,then it doesn't work , I can't play sounds. so it's something on the harddrive and not a hardware issue.
so when I go to the sound icon in control panel I see "no audio device" and I don't have the volume mixer at the bottom right of my screen.
I think it's either a driver or a file that got corrupted or a registry issue, but I can't figure out how to fix that .
Any help on getting this matter resolved would be greatly appreciated.
it's a windows XP pro by the way. and the sound card is integrated into the mother board.