There are no active mixer devices available.

  Neill 21:18 11 Feb 2007

All very strange. For no reason whatsoever the PC today has lost the sound. I get "There are no active mixer devices available. To install mixer devices, go to Control Panel, click Printers and other hardware, and then click add new hardware". This I can't find.
In CP , Sounds and Audio Devices, all I have in the Audio tab is Modem#0 line Playback, and still no sound to the speakers. Under the Volume Tab, it shows as No Audio Device installed and the Speaker Settings arer greyed out.
Speakers are Tsunami cheap ones.
Any advice gratefully received.

  woodchip 21:21 11 Feb 2007

Try reloading the drivers for the sound

  Neill 21:31 11 Feb 2007

Unfortunately I don't have the CD. The speakers have Tsunami Shadow XX - 118A on them. I'll try and find a web site.

  woodchip 21:36 11 Feb 2007

It's not the Speakers it the sound card or onboard sound in the Computer you need the drivers for

  Neill 21:41 11 Feb 2007

OK. Just run Belarcs Computer Profile but can't seem to see anything that relates to the sound card. Do you know where I could find out the information? Cheers so far

  eedcam 08:43 12 Feb 2007

Had exactly the same problem caused by windows update go to security centre disable auto update reboot and it should resolve

  Neill 18:37 12 Feb 2007

I disabled auto update and chose Notify me... (so at least I'll still get them) but no luck, shame that. Message still comes up with Found New Hardware Wizard saying found Multimedia Audio Controller but the wizard doesn't locate anything.

  eedcam 19:17 12 Feb 2007

You did reboot after that? also tried a system restore. Strange as that is exactly the same message I had

  Neill 19:32 12 Feb 2007

Yes I did restart the pc. Did you disable the Auto Updates altogether? I'll have another go. Realise now that when it did restart, Norton kicked in and said there was a security issue and did I want it resolved? That must have been me disabling the Auto Updates which I notice now have been switched back on again, presumably by Norton.
Why does rebooting take so bloody long! Need a new pc i think.

  eedcam 22:22 12 Feb 2007

Yes I now do them manually not sure how Norton can turn windows auto updates on.I did not create this fix took me a couple of days kicking the cat and google search till I found someone with the same problem.Thats how he fixed it .

  Neill 22:26 12 Feb 2007

Thanks for your interest. I'll keep trying and trying.

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