No audio device


J

jphilippa

Although WinXP Pro/SP3 in my PC works alright, there are a number of of
issues that MAY be interlinked.
Installing motherboard- and audio- drivers has NOT improved
things.
1. The USB sockets are unreliable. They often suggest I use a higher
speed port,
and sometimes malfunction.
Device Manager shows them USB2.0 Enhanced and NOT problematical.
2. Control Panel; Sound and Audio Devices; says there is 'no audio
device'.
Device Manager shows Sound, Game and Video controllers NOT
problematical.
Window Audio Service is already set to Automatic
- and RESTORE has 'restart the service' ticked.
3. Playing a sound test triggered this error message
"Cannot open the audio device. Another application may be using
it."
I include the screen shot of Conflict/Sharing.
It shows much repetition, but NO sound devices are involved.
4. Device Manager shows two Unknown Devices under Other Devices.
Problem Devices : shows two Devices [Not Available] - PCI\VEN
..... etc
'Drivers not installed'. Location : PCI bus 2, device 8, function
0
PCI bus 0, device 31, function
5
The PCI slots hold a Wireless and an Ethernet Network card
Ethernet at the bottom and WLAN DIRECTLY above it.
5. At shutdown, there is an error associated with the software for the
Wireless
Network card, and it references memory locations. Internet is
accessible.
That 'memory' error started in another PC, and THIS PC has
different RAM.

I would be tempted to just re-install the O/S, except that it carries
years of
software installations, enhancements and fine tuning that I don't want
to lose.
In any case, I recently did a REPAIR from an installation CD
in order to adapt the WinXp Pro/SP3 to a 'new' PC.
I have 'googled' 'no audio device' and found MANY remedies.
The ones I tried (not all) did not fix the problem.


+-------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Filename: resource sharing.jpg |
|Download: http://www.pcbanter.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=3134 |
+-------------------------------------------------------------------+
 
Ad

Advertisements

G

glee

jphilippa said:
Although WinXP Pro/SP3 in my PC works alright, there are a number of
of
issues that MAY be interlinked.
Installing motherboard- and audio- drivers has NOT improved
things.
1. The USB sockets are unreliable. They often suggest I use a higher
speed port,
and sometimes malfunction.
Device Manager shows them USB2.0 Enhanced and NOT problematical.
2. Control Panel; Sound and Audio Devices; says there is 'no audio
device'.
Device Manager shows Sound, Game and Video controllers NOT
problematical.
Window Audio Service is already set to Automatic
- and RESTORE has 'restart the service' ticked.
3. Playing a sound test triggered this error message
"Cannot open the audio device. Another application may be using
it."
I include the screen shot of Conflict/Sharing.
It shows much repetition, but NO sound devices are involved.
4. Device Manager shows two Unknown Devices under Other Devices.
Problem Devices : shows two Devices [Not Available] - PCI\VEN
.... etc
'Drivers not installed'. Location : PCI bus 2, device 8, function
0
PCI bus 0, device 31, function
5
The PCI slots hold a Wireless and an Ethernet Network card
Ethernet at the bottom and WLAN DIRECTLY above it.
5. At shutdown, there is an error associated with the software for the
Wireless
Network card, and it references memory locations. Internet is
accessible.
That 'memory' error started in another PC, and THIS PC has
different RAM.

I would be tempted to just re-install the O/S, except that it carries
years of
software installations, enhancements and fine tuning that I don't want
to lose.
In any case, I recently did a REPAIR from an installation CD
in order to adapt the WinXp Pro/SP3 to a 'new' PC.
I have 'googled' 'no audio device' and found MANY remedies.
The ones I tried (not all) did not fix the problem.


+-------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Filename: resource sharing.jpg |
|Download: http://www.pcbanter.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=3134 |
+-------------------------------------------------------------------+

You wrote:
"That 'memory' error started in another PC, and THIS PC has different
RAM."
and
"I recently did a REPAIR from an installation CD in order to adapt the
WinXp Pro/SP3 to a 'new' PC."

What are we dealing with? It sounds like you took a hard drive with an
XP installation and either installed it in a different computer, OR,
changed your motherboard so the XP installation on the hard drive is
basically seeing a new system. Is that what you did, or am I
mis-reading between the line?

If one of these scenarios is the case, and even if its not, try this:

Be sure you have the correct driver installers for all your hardware, as
you may need to point to the correct drivers when done.

Open a command prompt, and type the following, and hit Enter:
set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1

Next type the following and hit Enter:
start devmgmt.msc

When Device Manager opens, click the View menu> Show Hidden Devices

Expand the Storage Volumes category and delete (right-click>uninstall)
every entry there.
Expand the USB Controllers category and delete every phantom (grayed
out) entry there....all the USB Mass Storage and Unknown Devices.
Expand the Sound,Video and Game Controllers category and remove any
entries that name specific audio drivers.
Expand the Network Adapters category and delete the Ethernet Adapter and
Wireless Adapter.
Expand the Unknown and Other categories and remove everything
there....delete all unknown listings in any category.

If you have replaced the motherboard or moved the drive to a new
computer, you should also expand and remove all in these categories:
System Devices, IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers, and Floppy Disk Controllers.

Close Device Manager and the command prompt window, and reboot. When
Windows starts, it will enumerate your controllers and devices. You may
need to install your chipset drivers and any others it requests.
Reboot again if prompted.
 

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Top