While using the desktop, you may have encountered errors that appear on the screen. These messages occur because of the lack of essential support requirements that either the software or the hardware must meet for the system to function properly. You will inevitably receive such a message if no audio output device is installed.
Typically, the messages in the dialog box will open to inform you of the difficulties the system is experiencing, so in these situations, you will need to consider how to correct the errors. If you do not have sufficient knowledge of the systems and how they work, contact customer service to solve the problems related to the operating system or applications.
If you are using the Microsoft Windows operating system, you can obtain help by logging on to http://support.microsoft.com. For other operating systems, you can get online support from their official website.
No Audio Output Device Are Installed
If you move the mouse over the sound icon in the taskbar, you may receive the message “No audio output device installed” if you don’t have one installed. Assuming that you have already installed software related to audio, you will receive the message that shows the name of the installed device in either the software or hardware form.
In the installed Windows 7 system, you should enable the onboard audio settings in the BIOS. Here we have listed some of the steps that will help solve this problem.
Step 1: Use Audio Troubleshooting
The troubleshooter installed in the Windows OS automatically detects problems and difficulties as far as sound and audio devices are concerned. It is important to know how to use this troubleshooter, so you must follow the steps below:
1. Restart your computer.
2. examine the sound icon in the taskbar. If you find a normal display of the icon followed by the correct computer sound output, then the problem is solved. If you counter the X mark on the icon, it means the problem is not solved, so continue with the next step.
3. Click the sound icon on the taskbar or select the Sound Problem Troubleshooting option by right-clicking the icon.
4. The troubleshooter will display the results after checking the sound problems, which will take some time. If the sound output is found and fixed correctly, the problem is solved. Otherwise, you will need to investigate the additional options or proceed to the next step to reinstall the audio driver.
Step 2: Reinstall The Audio Driver
In the next step, follow the steps below to reinstall the audio driver and get the most out of the hardware driver reinstallation program. Almost all companies will make their own hardware management software. You can also use other software to manage reinstallation or recovery. Before using the software, you must follow the manual correctly to overcome the likely problems.
1. Firstly, select the Start button, then click it, then click All Programs, followed by Recovery Manager.
2. Click the next button on the welcome screen of the reinstallation software.
3. Next, select the audio driver you want to reinstall and click the next button. If you can’t find the driver you want in the list, you’ll need to select the “The driver is not in the list” checkbox and then click the Next button. You should follow the instructions on the screen to install the drivers by using the Windows Device Manager.
4. The Recovery Manager will start reinstalling the driver, and when finished, you’ll need to click the “Finish” button to restart your computer.
5. After restarting, check the system sound; if you hear the sound from the output device, the problem is solved. Otherwise, you must fix it.
Step 3: Update The Audio Driver
You must perform the following steps to update the driver:
1. First, log on to the website of a specific company and look for the updated software versions that relate to the sound after you enter the model number of your computer in the required space. Next, download the software and install it if it is available, then check the sound. Assuming that you still experience sound problems after this, you should try to solve the problem using Device Manager.
2. If you encounter the difficulty or inability to fix the problem even after downloading and installing the updated driver software in the next step, you should try to solve the problem using Device Manager. You should then try using the updated audio packages provided by the technology provider. If your system is integrated with Creative Audigy or Realtek Audio Manager, you will need to use the following pages for the necessary support.
a. Worldwide Creative support: http://support.creative.com/ (in English)
b. The Realtek download site: www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/ (in English)
Step 4: Use Microsoft System Restore or HP System Recovery
If the steps above do not resolve the errors, try Microsoft System Restore to resolve the audio problems. Also, use the recovery software along with guidelines for its effective use to resolve the complications.