Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetHardwareDesktops · 1 decade ago

Windows computer issues: Audio files/devices missing?

I recently gave my computer to a knowledgeable friend in order to restart windows because it was running very slowly. Since then my audio has been missing and does not work (before it did). What do I need to do to get it running again?


-When opening iTunes, the message "iTunes has detected a problem with your audio configuration. Audio/Video playback may not operate properly" appears before loading.

-Under control panel/sounds and audio device, the volume tabs simply states "No Audio Device."

-When opening windows movie maker, the message "Windows Movie Maker cannot be used because the required audio hardware cannot be found on your computer" appears, and the program will not even open.

Some possible issues I've been told of are sound cards or other devices, but I'm not a great computer person and I don't know what exactly is preventing it from working.

Any help will be greatly appreciated!



I'm using Windows xp.

3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Try each suggestion below, skip the ones that may seem irrelevant

    Make sure the speakers are plugged into the green jack. Also make sure it securely plug in and powered (If amplified).

    To Display The Volume Icon

    By default, the Volume icon is not displayed when you initially installed on your system.

    To enable the display of the Volume icon, follow these steps:

    1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

    2. Double-click Sounds and Audio Devices.

    3. Click Show volume control on the taskbar.

    4. Click OK.

    When you have the new desktop features enabled, follow these steps: 1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

    2. Click Sounds, click Speach, and then click Audio Devices.

    3. Click Sounds, and then click Audio Devices.

    4. Click Show volume control on the taskbar.

    5. Click OK.

    If that doesn't work then try this.

    Go to "Start".."Control Panel"..."Internet Options"...Click the "Advanced Tab"...scroll down to multimedia and put a check mark in play sounds on websites.

    Then go to "Tools"..."Manage Add ons"...and make sure everything is enabled.

    Then close Internet Explorer and reopen


    Go to Start -> Run -> and enter Services.msc

    Scroll down to "Windows Audio".

    Double click and change the startup type to Automatic


    Go to the manufacturer of your computer website and download the necessary free audio driver.

    If you own a HP or Compaq visit and visit the support area











  • 1 decade ago

    For Windows Vista,7 for downloading audio driver go to the site below

  • 4 years ago

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