“No audio device found” this is one of the most common error experienced by any window user. This error may crop up when you try to play any video or audio file with windows media player or any other application. This error shows up despite audio card being already installed. Here are some methods that would help you fix this error quickly.
Use device manager
You can use device manager to solve this problem.
- Click on the start button and type device manager, then select device manager from the search results appeared. You can also access device manager from control panel, go to control panel then open hardware and sound, and then click on the device manager under devices and printers options.
- Check the “Sound, video and game controllers” option and expand it. If any sub menus contains any cross or red sign then right click on it and choose enable from the option.
Another method that could work with device manager:
- Open device manager. From the device manager, select the “sound, video and game controller” options and expand it to show the sub menu list.
- From the list select the “High definition audio device”. Double click on it to open high definition audio devices properties window.
- From the windows select the driver tab. Click on the uninstall button to uninstall the driver.
- Then go back again to device manager window and then select action and then you will be provided with an option to scan hardware changes. Select this option this will reinstall the driver and the problem will be fixed.
Use BIOS settings
If you have an onboard audio card installed then you need to check the BIOS settings.
- Restart your computer and enter the BIOS setup.
- In the BIOS look for the integrated peripherals Look for your audio card among the list. Normally the name may follow as AC97 audio.
- Now set the audio card either as auto or enable mode. This will enable the audio driver.
- Then look for the onboard AC97 control and set it again to auto or enable mode. Then save all the changes you have made and exit the BIOS. Now start your computer again your sound would be returned back.
Look for the corrupt and missing audio card driver
It might be possible that you are experiencing this problem because of the corrupted or missing audio card driver. Actually, most of the problems related to audio and sound can be attributed to the missing or corrupt audio drivers. So, look for the audio drivers it may be possible that they have been accidently deleted, you can reinstall the driver to fix this issue.
If the sound card is corrupted or damaged, the computer will not be able to recognize the audio card. A driver works as an interface or a communicating platform, which enables your operating system to recognize and communicate it with hardware devices. So, without a proper driver your computer will not recognize any hardware connected and will show no sound. To fix this you need to reinstall and update the driver.