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audio device not installed

  1. #1


    Kristin Guest

    audio device not installed

    I recently installed an express upgrade for Vista. It wasn't recognizing my
    sound card at first. Well, I got that program fixed, but now it says I have
    no audio recording device installed. I'm looking for suggestions or a fix.
    Any ideas?

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  3. #2


    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Re: audio device not installed

    What audio adapter do you have?

    Have you uninstalled your audio adapter driver (and any associated programs in
    Control Panel > Programs and Features) and reinstalled the latest Vista drivers
    from your audio adapter manufacturer, motherboard manufacturer or computer
    manufacturer?

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    "Kristin" <Kristin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1257172E-14FC-4832-B644-B726681D4017@microsoft.com...
    >I recently installed an express upgrade for Vista. It wasn't recognizing my
    > sound card at first. Well, I got that program fixed, but now it says I have
    > no audio recording device installed. I'm looking for suggestions or a fix.
    > Any ideas?




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  4. #3


    Kristin Guest

    Re: audio device not installed

    I uninstalled and reinstalled the latest driver with the help of Gateway tech
    support to get my speakers working. Before I did that I had a sound card and
    now I have two options 1) Speakeres (High Definition Audio Device) and 2)
    Digital Output Device (SPDIF). I hope this is what you are talking about.
    I'm not the most tech savy. I've tried them both, and when I go to recording
    it says No audio devices are installed.

    "Cal Bear '66" wrote:

    > What audio adapter do you have?
    >
    > Have you uninstalled your audio adapter driver (and any associated programs in
    > Control Panel > Programs and Features) and reinstalled the latest Vista drivers
    > from your audio adapter manufacturer, motherboard manufacturer or computer
    > manufacturer?
    >
    > --
    > I Bleed Blue and Gold
    > GO BEARS!
    >
    >
    > "Kristin" <Kristin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:1257172E-14FC-4832-B644-B726681D4017@microsoft.com...
    > >I recently installed an express upgrade for Vista. It wasn't recognizing my
    > > sound card at first. Well, I got that program fixed, but now it says I have
    > > no audio recording device installed. I'm looking for suggestions or a fix.
    > > Any ideas?

    >
    >


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  5. #4


    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Re: audio device not installed

    You should go to Control Panel > Device Manager, and check under Sound, video
    and game controllers to see what is listed for your audio adapter (Realtek ,
    Sigma Tel, etc.) and see if it has any yellow exclamation points or red Xs.

    Have you right clicked on the Speaker icon in the Notification Area of the
    Taskbar, selected Recording Devices, right clicked in the window and selected
    both Show Disabled Devices and Show Disconnected Devices?

    --
    I Bleed Blue and Gold
    GO BEARS!


    "Kristin" <Kristin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:79DA1D46-D9A2-43EE-945F-F16FCC96FB24@microsoft.com...
    >I uninstalled and reinstalled the latest driver with the help of Gateway tech
    > support to get my speakers working. Before I did that I had a sound card and
    > now I have two options 1) Speakeres (High Definition Audio Device) and 2)
    > Digital Output Device (SPDIF). I hope this is what you are talking about.
    > I'm not the most tech savy. I've tried them both, and when I go to recording
    > it says No audio devices are installed.
    >
    > "Cal Bear '66" wrote:
    >
    >> What audio adapter do you have?
    >>
    >> Have you uninstalled your audio adapter driver (and any associated programs
    >> in
    >> Control Panel > Programs and Features) and reinstalled the latest Vista
    >> drivers
    >> from your audio adapter manufacturer, motherboard manufacturer or computer
    >> manufacturer?
    >>
    >> --
    >> I Bleed Blue and Gold
    >> GO BEARS!
    >>
    >>
    >> "Kristin" <Kristin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:1257172E-14FC-4832-B644-B726681D4017@microsoft.com...
    >> >I recently installed an express upgrade for Vista. It wasn't recognizing my
    >> > sound card at first. Well, I got that program fixed, but now it says I
    >> > have
    >> > no audio recording device installed. I'm looking for suggestions or a fix.
    >> > Any ideas?

    >>
    >>




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  6. #5


    Kristin Guest

    Re: audio device not installed

    OK..When I do that it just says High Definition Audio Device...It was saying
    Sigma Tel before I fixed my speaker problem and it did have a yelow
    exclamation point. None there now though. I tried the second thing too and
    selected both of those options and nothing happened.

    "Cal Bear '66" wrote:

    > You should go to Control Panel > Device Manager, and check under Sound, video
    > and game controllers to see what is listed for your audio adapter (Realtek ,
    > Sigma Tel, etc.) and see if it has any yellow exclamation points or red Xs.
    >
    > Have you right clicked on the Speaker icon in the Notification Area of the
    > Taskbar, selected Recording Devices, right clicked in the window and selected
    > both Show Disabled Devices and Show Disconnected Devices?
    >
    > --
    > I Bleed Blue and Gold
    > GO BEARS!
    >
    >
    > "Kristin" <Kristin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:79DA1D46-D9A2-43EE-945F-F16FCC96FB24@microsoft.com...
    > >I uninstalled and reinstalled the latest driver with the help of Gateway tech
    > > support to get my speakers working. Before I did that I had a sound card and
    > > now I have two options 1) Speakeres (High Definition Audio Device) and 2)
    > > Digital Output Device (SPDIF). I hope this is what you are talking about.
    > > I'm not the most tech savy. I've tried them both, and when I go to recording
    > > it says No audio devices are installed.
    > >
    > > "Cal Bear '66" wrote:
    > >
    > >> What audio adapter do you have?
    > >>
    > >> Have you uninstalled your audio adapter driver (and any associated programs
    > >> in
    > >> Control Panel > Programs and Features) and reinstalled the latest Vista
    > >> drivers
    > >> from your audio adapter manufacturer, motherboard manufacturer or computer
    > >> manufacturer?
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> I Bleed Blue and Gold
    > >> GO BEARS!
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "Kristin" <Kristin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:1257172E-14FC-4832-B644-B726681D4017@microsoft.com...
    > >> >I recently installed an express upgrade for Vista. It wasn't recognizing my
    > >> > sound card at first. Well, I got that program fixed, but now it says I
    > >> > have
    > >> > no audio recording device installed. I'm looking for suggestions or a fix.
    > >> > Any ideas?
    > >>
    > >>

    >
    >


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  7. #6


    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Re: audio device not installed

    This is definitely a driver problem. Go to Gateway's site and download the
    Sigma Tel Vista drivers for your specific computer model.

    Uninstall the older drivers first for best results (you can do this through
    Device Manager) and install the latest Vista drivers.

    If you tell me your computer model no., I can help you look.

    --
    I Bleed Blue and Gold
    GO BEARS!


    "Kristin" <Kristin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:54BB38AD-96D3-43D5-82D5-9656B83DCD18@microsoft.com...
    > OK..When I do that it just says High Definition Audio Device...It was saying
    > Sigma Tel before I fixed my speaker problem and it did have a yelow
    > exclamation point. None there now though. I tried the second thing too and
    > selected both of those options and nothing happened.
    >
    > "Cal Bear '66" wrote:
    >
    >> You should go to Control Panel > Device Manager, and check under Sound, video
    >> and game controllers to see what is listed for your audio adapter (Realtek ,
    >> Sigma Tel, etc.) and see if it has any yellow exclamation points or red Xs.
    >>
    >> Have you right clicked on the Speaker icon in the Notification Area of the
    >> Taskbar, selected Recording Devices, right clicked in the window and selected
    >> both Show Disabled Devices and Show Disconnected Devices?
    >>
    >> --
    >> I Bleed Blue and Gold
    >> GO BEARS!
    >>
    >>
    >> "Kristin" <Kristin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:79DA1D46-D9A2-43EE-945F-F16FCC96FB24@microsoft.com...
    >> >I uninstalled and reinstalled the latest driver with the help of Gateway
    >> >tech
    >> > support to get my speakers working. Before I did that I had a sound card
    >> > and
    >> > now I have two options 1) Speakeres (High Definition Audio Device) and 2)
    >> > Digital Output Device (SPDIF). I hope this is what you are talking about.
    >> > I'm not the most tech savy. I've tried them both, and when I go to
    >> > recording
    >> > it says No audio devices are installed.
    >> >
    >> > "Cal Bear '66" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> What audio adapter do you have?
    >> >>
    >> >> Have you uninstalled your audio adapter driver (and any associated
    >> >> programs
    >> >> in
    >> >> Control Panel > Programs and Features) and reinstalled the latest Vista
    >> >> drivers
    >> >> from your audio adapter manufacturer, motherboard manufacturer or computer
    >> >> manufacturer?
    >> >>
    >> >> --
    >> >> I Bleed Blue and Gold
    >> >> GO BEARS!
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >> "Kristin" <Kristin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> >> news:1257172E-14FC-4832-B644-B726681D4017@microsoft.com...
    >> >> >I recently installed an express upgrade for Vista. It wasn't recognizing
    >> >> >my
    >> >> > sound card at first. Well, I got that program fixed, but now it says I
    >> >> > have
    >> >> > no audio recording device installed. I'm looking for suggestions or a
    >> >> > fix.
    >> >> > Any ideas?
    >> >>
    >> >>

    >>
    >>




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  8. #7


    J Guest

    Re: audio device not installed

    I have a M400 Toshiba laptop and experienced the exact same issue and nothing
    doing. Uninstalled and re-installed using differenct ways, etc, all with
    reboots in between, etc. It seems that Sigmatel has not fixed this issue that
    exists from day one on Vista...even they they've just updated the driver for
    my model. Worked perfectly on XP. And yes, I did all the rest of it: windows
    updates; check any issues through the device manager; go to soud reording
    devices and unhidde potentially hidden devices but nothing shows except for
    the microphone...

    I need to be able to capture the sound directly from the sound card and not
    from the microphone.

    It's been a year since Vista has launched!! Those issues should be resolved
    by now. Even though it's Sigmatel's responsibility; it takes 2 to tango and
    Microsoft must step up and ensure that partners adjust theit driver fast
    enough for a successful customer experience otherwise you launching new OS is
    shooting yourself in the foot. I wasted countless hours troubleshooting this
    issue. If that does not get resolved in the next few days, I'll go back to XP
    and would recommend the same to anyone seeking my advice. Thanks.

    "Cal Bear '66" wrote:

    > This is definitely a driver problem. Go to Gateway's site and download the
    > Sigma Tel Vista drivers for your specific computer model.
    >
    > Uninstall the older drivers first for best results (you can do this through
    > Device Manager) and install the latest Vista drivers.
    >
    > If you tell me your computer model no., I can help you look.
    >
    > --
    > I Bleed Blue and Gold
    > GO BEARS!
    >
    >
    > "Kristin" <Kristin@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:54BB38AD-96D3-43D5-82D5-9656B83DCD18@xxxxxx

    > > OK..When I do that it just says High Definition Audio Device...It was saying
    > > Sigma Tel before I fixed my speaker problem and it did have a yelow
    > > exclamation point. None there now though. I tried the second thing too and
    > > selected both of those options and nothing happened.
    > >
    > > "Cal Bear '66" wrote:
    > >

    > >> You should go to Control Panel > Device Manager, and check under Sound, video
    > >> and game controllers to see what is listed for your audio adapter (Realtek ,
    > >> Sigma Tel, etc.) and see if it has any yellow exclamation points or red Xs.
    > >>
    > >> Have you right clicked on the Speaker icon in the Notification Area of the
    > >> Taskbar, selected Recording Devices, right clicked in the window and selected
    > >> both Show Disabled Devices and Show Disconnected Devices?
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> I Bleed Blue and Gold
    > >> GO BEARS!
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "Kristin" <Kristin@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > >> news:79DA1D46-D9A2-43EE-945F-F16FCC96FB24@xxxxxx
    > >> >I uninstalled and reinstalled the latest driver with the help of Gateway
    > >> >tech
    > >> > support to get my speakers working. Before I did that I had a sound card
    > >> > and
    > >> > now I have two options 1) Speakeres (High Definition Audio Device) and 2)
    > >> > Digital Output Device (SPDIF). I hope this is what you are talking about.
    > >> > I'm not the most tech savy. I've tried them both, and when I go to
    > >> > recording
    > >> > it says No audio devices are installed.
    > >> >
    > >> > "Cal Bear '66" wrote:
    > >> >
    > >> >> What audio adapter do you have?
    > >> >>
    > >> >> Have you uninstalled your audio adapter driver (and any associated
    > >> >> programs
    > >> >> in
    > >> >> Control Panel > Programs and Features) and reinstalled the latest Vista
    > >> >> drivers
    > >> >> from your audio adapter manufacturer, motherboard manufacturer or computer
    > >> >> manufacturer?
    > >> >>
    > >> >> --
    > >> >> I Bleed Blue and Gold
    > >> >> GO BEARS!
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >> "Kristin" <Kristin@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > >> >> news:1257172E-14FC-4832-B644-B726681D4017@xxxxxx
    > >> >> >I recently installed an express upgrade for Vista. It wasn't recognizing
    > >> >> >my
    > >> >> > sound card at first. Well, I got that program fixed, but now it says I
    > >> >> > have
    > >> >> > no audio recording device installed. I'm looking for suggestions or a
    > >> >> > fix.
    > >> >> > Any ideas?
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >>
    > >>
    >
    >

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