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Here are a couple possible solutions.

Click "Start", click "Run...", type "msconfig", and click "OK". Click the "Services" tab, find "Windows Audio" in the list, put a checkmark next to "Windows Audio", click "Apply", click "OK", and restart your system.

If that doesn't work, try the following.

- Click "Start"
- Select "Control Panel"
- Select "Add Hardware"
- Click "Next"
- Select "Yes, I have already connected the hardware" and click "Next"
- Scroll all the way to the bottom of the list, select "Add a new hardware device", and click "Next"
- Select "Install the hardware that I manually select from a list (Advanced)" and click "Next"
- Select "Sound, video and game controllers" and click "Next"
- Select "(Standard system devices)" under "Manufacturer", select "Media Control Devices" under "Model", and click "Next"
- Follow the remaining prompts

The second part worked for me.Tanks:mrgreen:

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this happens on my dads old fujistsu siemsns, usually due to windows update changing something. I delete all the audio things from device manager and then reboot and run the add new h/w wizard and then it works fine.

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Has anyone found a solution to this issue yet? I too am having this problem..I have read everyones reply for all 3 pages, tried everything. Still no sound..

I have reinstalled a fresh copy of WinXp MCE have the same built in soundcard an the exact same issues.. I installed a new sound blaster card an disabled the onboard card and still no luck.. I also downloaded OpenAl which is supposively a mixer device an still nothing..Anyone found the solution?

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Hi,
I have a problem with the sound on my PC. Windows claims that no mixer device is available. The volume control is gone from the taskbar, and the options in the sound control panel tabs for sound are disabled (greyed).

I have an HP Pavilion running win xp and Realtek AC 97 integrated sound card. I have reinstalled the drivers for the soundcard (successfully) and it didn't help. The device manager reports that all sound devices are working properly.

While Windows-applications (media player, skype and so on) do not recognize that there is a sound system on my PC, the game "Rollercoaster Tycoon" plays sounds beautifully as soon as i selected "Realtek AC 97" as preffered sound device in the game's setup. So I guess the sound card and the speakers are just fine :cool:

Have browsed the forums without being able to solve my problem, anybody with a good idea?

Thanks - Knut

Has anyone found a solution to this issue yet? I too am having this problem..I have read everyones reply for all 3 pages, tried everything. Still no sound..

I have reinstalled a fresh copy of WinXp MCE have the same soundcard an the exact same issues.. I installed a new sound blaster card an disabled the onboard card and still no luck.. I also downloaded OpenAl which is supposively a mixer device an still nothing..Anyone found the solution?

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this part worked great for me!!:mrgreen: TNT

YOU ARE THE MAN!!!! FOLLOWED YOUR LEAD AND FIXED MY PROBLEM, GREAT CALL!!!!

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Go to Start -Run - and type in services.msc. Scroll down the standard list until you come to Windows Audio. Right click on Startup type. Properties .Change to automatic then apply. This worked for me but no certainty.

That worked for me so you might want to try that.

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Has anyone found a solution to this issue yet? I too am having this problem..I have read everyones reply for all 3 pages, tried everything. Still no sound..

I have reinstalled a fresh copy of WinXp MCE have the same built in soundcard an the exact same issues.. I installed a new sound blaster card an disabled the onboard card and still no luck.. I also downloaded OpenAl which is supposively a mixer device an still nothing..Anyone found the solution?

Man, i had some trouble, and fixed it reinstalling K-Lite Codec Pack. Use tool Start -> K-Lite Codeck Pack -> Configuration -> Codec Tweak Tool and check box with "fix system sounds".... (or you can do that whithin installation process) that's all.

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I got to this site cause i did search with the same issue.

I took the sb card out and tried on board audio, no luck rebooted and rebooted no luck. tried restore, agian no luck.

One thing i notice when i was reinstalling the sb card was it didnt seem to seat into the slots well. So i move it up 2 slots and made sure it clicked into place. i rebooted and it worked. IE the system saw it as a new device and installed all.

So fellow dumbos. :confused: Make srue that card IS INSTALLED fully in the slot and see if that makes a difference.

Hope this helps somebody! ;)

blueraven

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Here are a couple possible solutions.

Click "Start", click "Run...", type "msconfig", and click "OK". Click the "Services" tab, find "Windows Audio" in the list, put a checkmark next to "Windows Audio", click "Apply", click "OK", and restart your system.

If that doesn't work, try the following.

- Click "Start"
- Select "Control Panel"
- Select "Add Hardware"
- Click "Next"
- Select "Yes, I have already connected the hardware" and click "Next"
- Scroll all the way to the bottom of the list, select "Add a new hardware device", and click "Next"
- Select "Install the hardware that I manually select from a list (Advanced)" and click "Next"
- Select "Sound, video and game controllers" and click "Next"
- Select "(Standard system devices)" under "Manufacturer", select "Media Control Devices" under "Model", and click "Next"
- Follow the remaining prompts

i love you and thank you one thousand times over i tried everything

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Wow, thank goodness I've only had this happen to me once on my wife's desktop. I got so frustrated troubleshooting it I ended up disabling the onboard sound and installing a 30 dollar Creative Labs Soundblaster card. Fixed the problem right up. about 6 or so months later, I performed her annual back everything up and reload Windows cause the computer is crawling again tuneup. This consists of backing up her photos, music, favorites, and email. Then flashing her BIOS to the latest version and reloading Windows and her software back on clean. During that process, I discovered her sound works again. So my advice drawing from previous experience is to discover the files associated with your sound's drivers. Then uninstall the drivers, search for those files and delete them, then reinstall the drivers. Sometimes Windows will use existing driver files instead of overwriting them even if they are corrupted. If that fails, you can try updating your BIOS. Last resort, backup your data and reload Windows. I generally recommend backup your data and installing Windows clean about once to twice a year anyway.

Hope this helps,

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Thank you for the post. My sound all of a sudden stopped working this week after no issues for 2+ years. Same symptoms as described by everyone on this thread. Your instructions below worked for me. Took just a few seconds to repair. Thanks again.

(I believe I installed an MS patch earlier this week. Could be the culprit. Haven't made any other changes in the past week).

I just got this problem! After a bit of searching, I found this on another site. It worked for me, hope it does for you

"I had this problem as well. It happened randomly in the middle of downloading music.
But thanks to some tech help from another site, the fix was pretty easy.

Go to Start --> Run, and type in services.msc.

A window will pop up with a list of services. Scroll down to Windows Audio. Right-click
and click on Properties.

Make sure that "Startup type" is set to automatic. Also, make sure, under "Service
status," start is selected. (Mine was somehow set on stopped. I clicked start and
-- voila! -- it worked.)

Hope this works for you, too."

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like i said earlier, windows updates (particuarly media player and directx) vreak my dads audio - i go intio device manager and delete it then i reboto and let it detect it again.

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sorry for digging-up lil old thread

i was just searching google over No mixer Found, error came up with this link.

made changes in services.msc , again for some reason it was stopped. and it works again now. :)

anwho my problem was whenever i used turn on my laptop sound would work for 1st 10-15 mins and then disappear, at first i thought its a virus or something, i scanned my comp with AVG, Defender and some more tools didnt find anything. hope that services.msc is the only issue with it.

thanks ya'll

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sorry for digging-up lil old thread

i was just searching google over No mixer Found, error came up with this link.

made changes in services.msc , again for some reason it was stopped. and it works again now. :)

anwho my problem was whenever i used turn on my laptop sound would work for 1st 10-15 mins and then disappear, at first i thought its a virus or something, i scanned my comp with AVG, Defender and some more tools didnt find anything. hope that services.msc is the only issue with it.

thanks ya'll

This worked for me also


Go to Start --> Run, and type in services.msc.

A window will pop up with a list of services. Scroll down to Windows Audio. Right-click
and click on Properties.

Make sure that "Startup type" is set to automatic. Also, make sure, under "Service
status," start is selected. (Mine was somehow set on stopped. I clicked start and
-- voila! -- it worked.)

Hope this works for you, too.

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hey!! i got a brand new laptop today with windows xp. but theres no voice in here. the volume control when clicked shows error that "there are no active mixer devices available.to install mixer devices go to control pannel,printers and other hardwares and add new hardware."

but hello!! what to do after this? anyone can help me out.......i read the above suggessions and tried them too but nothing helped...maybe coz my laptop is totally blank of things right now!!
plsssss.......help me out dear friends!!:sad:

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Look for volume control in the following place:

start / settings / control panel / sound and audio devices / volume / advanced (top)

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Hey mate, i just want to comment your post about sound device, thanks alot your really help me out=D

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Thank you everyone, for the most excellent help! I initially tried typing the services.msc and following directions to resolve my problem, but unfortunately nothing worked. Then, after reading several more posts, I realized that I needed to download the RealTek device driver from the Toshiba site, and reinstall it. I did, and everything is now working fine with my computer. I have sound again! :-)

You are all awesome!

MG

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intel g33fb motherboard..... installed audio drivers ( realtek) onboard. No yellow mark in device mgr, can play sound thru realtek sound testing program, but no sound thru windowsXP sp2, also this device not appearing in mixer devices.........

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I have solved this problem just recently. I have an hp desktop with a windows xp professional operating system. The problem started when I ran system restore. I then visited the manufacturer`s site and searched for audio drivers. I found soundmax AC97 Integrated Digital Audio Driver, downloaded and installed it. I was prompted to restart my computer and to my surprise I heard the logging off sound as my computer prepared for a reboot. That was it!

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hi guys,

Just to say if you each start a new thread with each new problem you will get more help. But Also two quick pieces of help make sure all drivers are uninstalled before installing new one and remove all codec packs etc.

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Thank you for the reply. I installed xp fresh and then while installing the audio driver, just installed the realtek audio software and did not allow it to detect the device at the new h/w found prompt...... and then rebooted the pc. all is fine now.... in fact, this is mentioned in the intel driver cd but i overlooked the message...

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Hey man,
Try googling VIA'97 WDM and download the driver package. It will give you an effects/EQ
control panel and should restore your mixer panel. I have an ASUS that had a simmilar
problem and this cured it.Good luck and let me know if it worked.
Yours Truly;
HamboneXX

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Hey man;
Try going to google and download the VIA'97 driver package. You may have to uninstall your present driver and put this one in. It will give you an effects/EQ console and restore your mixer console. I have an ASUS with this chipset built in and it worked. You might try Realtek's website
for support.
Good Luck and let me know
if it worked;
HamboneXX

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If you read, every card wouldn't work. I tried everything, even hours on phone with MS. In the end, only installing xp in a new directory worked.

IMHO, Bottom line is an ever larger OS, on increasingly shrinking media, more error prone than ever as size of byte on disc shrinks, plus too much interaction of application (like a locker room with 100 million people, an no locks on lockers).

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IMHO, Bottom line is an ever larger OS, on increasingly shrinking media

you are speaking crap. theres actually more room on the disk. xp was on a 650/700mb cd. Vista is a single or dual layer dvd of about 4.5/8gb.

as size of byte on disc shrinks

what the hell is that supposed to mean

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I had the exact same problem after reformatting my computer last night. It's been a long morning, but after going through several forums, I've finally found a solution that worked. First of all, there were several suggestions, and the one that worked for me was buried deep, and didn't even get any responses. I tried uninstalling/reinstalling audio drivers for my realtek AC97, but that had no effect. I also verified that the windows was started and set to automatic. then after installing Everest, I was able to see that I had audio controllers installed for the PCI audio card, but there was nothing installed for Windows Audio. At that point I recalled the single post that said to try installing the audio drivers for the motherboard. I then went to the VIA Arena and downloaded the VIA Vinyl Audio Driver (even though it didn't specifically mention my exact model, VT8375, it said that it supported all VIA southbridge with integrated audo). After installing and rebooting my computer, my sound works perfect!
If you have recently installed Windows XP and have this problem, I would suggest downloading drivers for your motherboards integrated audio.

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