Here is another possibility. If I hover the mouse over it, it says “No audio output device installed” Mine is in Norwegian, but I think that’s roughly what it is translated into If I press the audio symbol with an x over it, Windows searches for problems, It says that The sound is deactivated, and that It did not solve the problem. What a freaking nightmare. With this strong power pump, this motherboard is made for overclocking. The heat sinks and strategic board layout were tailor made to dissipate heat in the most efficient manner.

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Windows 7 No Audio Output Device with Asus P5N-E SLi

Also, uninstall any drivers that you have installed and let windows install the Microsoft drivers for it, I have found that the MS drivers work better for the generic internal cards with Windows 7.

It asked me for a few files through the installation process but after I had got it going, it was pretty easy p5ne figure out what it wanted and where to point the install.

Thanks again for sharing it. Either buy a cheap pci sound card with a minijack interface and try to get that to work or reinstall windows 7 on a rainy day.

I selected “Update Driver” from the Device Manager and pointed it to where I had extracted the soound from the rapidshare link I posted. I’ve read several places that other people have similar problems. The hardware is working, I have verified it by testing on another machine, The sound card asux enabled in bios, the front panel on my tower is connected to the motherboard and audio settings for the front panel are set to ac97 in bios.


If I enter sound options in control panel and try to change standard sound output it won’t sl me, I cannot deactivate anything there either. I also get the same error message when I try to uninstall it but like you it still finishes and prompts me to reboot my computer.

Did this solve your problem? If there is an option for this: I only had Vista installed twice because of an old problem that I won’t bother going into detail here. Do a restart after installation and everything should work fine. This configuration worked until i installed the new drivers.

Have you right-clicked on the speaker icon in tray and went through all options there? I installed Vista again on this new partition, called G, and was booting under this for awhile. Musksnipe, thank you so much for all your help.

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Make sure the Windows Audio service is running. Profile that allows users to conveniently store or load multiple BIOS settings. Try deleting the sound card from the device manager then reboot and let it reinstall the drivers. Just to rule out a possible configuration issue.


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Log in or Sign up. Let me know what you soumd. Music Alarm Wake up to the music of your choice instead of the irritating sound of an alarm clock. I have concluded that some residual files must be causing the conflict. No, create an account now.

If I press the audio symbol with an x over it, Windows searches for problems, It says that The sound is deactivated, and that It did not solve the problem. I never stumbled across the one you supplied.