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Playback device removed accidentally

  1. #1


    Nickabodd Guest

    Playback device removed accidentally

    I'm using Vista Home Premium, and for the last few days, any sounds would
    stop working, mostly when using media software. I went into my sound devices,
    and I selected not to use the default Playback device (only temporarily), and
    it completed deleted the device. I do not have anything to install with, such
    as a CD-ROM. How can I fix this simple mistake? System Restore didn't work
    for me.

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  2. #2


    Nickabodd Guest

    RE: Playback device removed accidentally

    I got my device enabled again, thanks to dean-dean's reply to an older message.

    However, it still doesn't explain why my sound stops working and the system
    requires a restart. I never had this problem before.



    "Nickabodd" wrote:

    > I'm using Vista Home Premium, and for the last few days, any sounds would
    > stop working, mostly when using media software. I went into my sound devices,
    > and I selected not to use the default Playback device (only temporarily), and
    > it completed deleted the device. I do not have anything to install with, such
    > as a CD-ROM. How can I fix this simple mistake? System Restore didn't work
    > for me.

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  3. #3


    Join Date : Jan 2008
    Posts : 1
    Vista Home Premium
    Local Time: 10:56


     

    Re: Playback device removed accidentally

    Because it was hard to find that dean-dean's reply, here's the solution again.
    Go to Start>Control Panel>Hardware and Sound>Sound In the playback tab, right click an empty area where the devices should appear. Mark "Show Disabled Devices"

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  4. #4


    TomB Guest

    Re: Playback device removed accidentally

    What if you do that and the device that you need is not there? I have
    Bluetooth stereo headset but it does not appear in Control Panel/Sound for me
    to make it the default device. It was there prior to a Vista reinstall but
    not now.

    "vistax64nauta" wrote:

    >
    > Because it was hard to find that dean-dean's reply, here's the solution
    > again.
    > Go to Start>Control Panel>Hardware and Sound>Sound In the playback
    > tab, right click an empty area where the devices should appear. Mark
    > "Show Disabled Devices"
    >
    >
    > --
    > vistax64nauta
    >

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  5. #5


    Xiwn Guest

    Re: Playback device removed accidentally

    Thanks mate!
    I really freaked out when I discovered that none of the support programs, or
    online help couldn't help me.
    *Brand new laptop* <= NO SOUND!
    --
    =>I''m just happy to be here<=


    "vistax64nauta" wrote:

    >
    > Because it was hard to find that dean-dean's reply, here's the solution
    > again.
    > Go to Start>Control Panel>Hardware and Sound>Sound In the playback
    > tab, right click an empty area where the devices should appear. Mark
    > "Show Disabled Devices"
    >
    >
    > --
    > vistax64nauta
    >

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    devans00's Avatar
    Join Date : Jul 2009
    Silicon Valley, CA
    Posts : 5
    Vista Home Premium 64bit
    Local Time: 07:56
    usa us california

     

    Re: Playback device removed accidentally

    Quote Originally Posted by vistax64nauta View Post
    Because it was hard to find that dean-dean's reply, here's the solution again.
    Go to Start>Control Panel>Hardware and Sound>Sound In the playback tab, right click an empty area where the devices should appear. Mark "Show Disabled Devices"
    Thank you so much, vistax64nauta. I can't tell you how long and hard I've looked for a solution to this problem.

    Unfortunately, it's not that well known so several help desk type people I asked didn't know the right answer.

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  7. #7


    Ray Luca Guest

    Re: Playback device removed accidentally

    devans00 <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote:

    >Thank you so much, *vistax64nauta*.
    *vistax64nauta* hasn't been around since January of 2008.

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    devans00's Avatar
    Join Date : Jul 2009
    Silicon Valley, CA
    Posts : 5
    Vista Home Premium 64bit
    Local Time: 07:56
    usa us california

     

    Re: Playback device removed accidentally

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Luca View Post
    devans00 <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote:

    >Thank you so much, *vistax64nauta*.
    *vistax64nauta* hasn't been around since January of 2008.
    Well, I can still be happy their post helped me out.

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