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no audio device is installed


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paulsiam

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each time i start Windows 7, I see that the volume icon is x-red. if I hover over it, it says "No audio Device is installed."

I have found a work-around by clicking on the Sound Recorder, it says the same message, but the next message is Do you want to start Windows audio Services. i click yes, and it works.

In sysconfig, i see that the Audio is set to run automatically....

any way to make this less troublesome?

thanks
Paul
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When the computer boots and the red icon is shown go Windows button Control Pane, Admin Tools services
Scroll to Windows Audio service
I presume then the service is stopped
click on the dependencies tab and you will see the services that the audio service depends on

Check those services as well

This can on occasions be the result of using the so called make it go faster programs - some of which supposedly tweak services and the registry etc.
If you have used one of these my advice is do not.

Please see this short article I wrote regarding the issue - if of course it does apply to you by any chance
http://www.geekstogo...-care-programs/

post 4 on that link refers


You have also posted this topic
http://www.geekstogo...o-language-bar/

Does this refer to the same computer please

Edited by Macboatmaster, 28 September 2012 - 01:37 PM.

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thanks for both answers - sound & language bar; yes, same laptop.

Language Bar: did all you recommended; (had actually done those steps already); no effect.

Audio: started the windows audio services. The red x goes away. when I restart the computer, gone again.

anything else to help?

Thanks!
Paul
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Thanks for replying

I think it best if the two topics were merged, so that it may all be dealt with together

That will also be best for you, rather than you having the difficulty of replying to both.

I have requested that this be done.

Good luck with it.
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