Twizze

For a couple of days now, my sound hasn't worked. Everything's plugged in, the light goes on when I turn the speakers on, they seem to work. HAH! As if things could be simple.

When I try to adjust the sound, it says something about my mixer devices. To be exact, it says : There are no active mixer devices available. To install mixer devices, go to control panel, etc etc. But that isn't working; it's telling me that there isn't any hardware to find. And then it talks about finding a disc, but these are the Dell speakers that came with my computer when I got it (2004 And no, I don't have Vista.) and I don't have a disc for the speakers.

 

Help Thank you.

 

 

EDIT: I've found out what I need to do, and I found the audio controller that I need. But every time I try to install it, I get the BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH! Heh. I tried uninstalling some unnecessary programs from my computer, and I removed alltogether about 500mb, I think. But it still won't install without that blue screen popping up and then ordering me to shut down the PC. Do I need more space on my drivers Is there any hope D:

 

Please help. Thank you.



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Becky Weiss - MSFT

This forum is about Media Foundation, which is a multimedia platform for Windows Vista, and it sounds like you're talking about audio devices on XP. I'm not sure I have an answer for your specific question, but if the machine is giving you grief about devices, you might want to go to the Dell website and see if there are drivers you can download.




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Saravanan

Run services.msc. Start the service "Windows Audio", ensure it is automated.

Or

Go to control panel -> Administrative Tools -> services. Start the service "Windows Audio".





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Rajan Datta

I experienced the same basic problem on a Gateway Tablet PC running Windows XP SP2. The problem may be correlated to installing InterVideo DVD Creator 2 and other InterVideo DVD Player utilities (There's a long story about the may comment above).

The above tip was very helpful and worked for me to cure the probem. In my case, the Windows Audio service was turned off (though startup attribute was still Automatic). Manually starting the service seems to have the sound working correctly.

Great tip - thanks Saravanan

Rajan




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Peggey

Help please




Re: Media Foundation Development Mixer Devices? [edited; still stuck!]

jentexusa

This was great information! I didn't even know that systems stuff existed. You learn something new everyday! My volume control button at the bottom of my screen works now! You are so smart Rajan!!!



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depalma

heyy,

wow ive been trying to find some helpf or ages i hope you's can help,

i am running xp pro and am suffering with "there are no active mixer devices available message everytime i try to open volume control.

i get no startup or system sounds, mp3's will still play but i have 2 play around with winamp, and apart from that nothing. There is also no sound in games etc etc.

i have 2 sound cards realtek ac97 and ectiva 5.1,,,... this all started when i tried to install my 5.1 system which i bought recently.

all drivers have been updated to the most recent, i have tried the 'services.msc', i have also tried the 'msconfig'.

when i look in hardware manager it recognises that the 2 sounds cards are available and working normally, however, in 'sounds and audio devices' it does not pick up either of the cards like it used to.

if anyone could advise me on what to do it would be greatly appreciated, thanks alot!!!

stef






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thinblueline

This was the answer to my problem. I was just about to pull my hair out and throw the computer across the room when I ran across your sugestion. IT WORKED!!! Thanks



Re: Media Foundation Development Mixer Devices? [edited; still stuck!]

Tang

Many thanks!!

Now I get the sound back again.

Tang





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Costas-St

The advice was great.

I did that and it worked fine but...

when i turn my computer off and on again i have no sound and i have to go through the same procedure again.

Is there a way to fix this problem for ever

Thanks in advance





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jentexusa

Every time I turn off my computer I have to go back in to the control panel and do it all over again. Is there any way to permanently fix the problem I have a Sony Vaio and am running Windows XP Home Edition....



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jennyeileen

This was very helpful. Thank you soo much



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shweta_s

Hye!

I have a sony vaio VGN-N27 GH. It came with a windows vista home basic edition. I have installed the windows xp professional edition now. And the sound doesnt work. I just hear the initial sound when the windows welcome page comes up. Can someone please help me What do i do I have the recovery disc with me. One of them is the Application recovery disc and the other is the system recovery disc. Please advise how can i get the sound working There is no speaker/sound option on the lower right hand side of the task manager.

Shweta