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Operating System:
Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000

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System Requirements

Windows® 7, Vista, XP Pro, XP Home, 2008 and 2008 R2 Server, 2003 Server, 2000 in 32 bit or 64 bit Editions.
300MHz or higher processor
256 MB of RAM
22 MB of hard disk space

Supported Browsers
Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher
Firefox 1.2 or higher
Opera 8 or higher

.NET Framework 2.0 is required for this product. If needed, it will be installed automatically for you.

Fix Audio / Sound Problems in Windows 7

Compatibility/ File size
Download Driver Update Tool Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000
300MHZ Processor, 256 MB RAM, 22MB Hard Drive Space
language support for audio driver download
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How To Fix or Update Audio & Sound Drivers

Most audio problems on Windows PCs arise due to driver related issues. Read on to learn how to fix various types of audio and sound driver problems.

However, let’s first understand what sound drivers are and what they do.

About Audio and Sound Drivers

Computer hardware and operating systems do not speak the same language. To communicate, they need a mediator- and this job is done by drivers.

A sound driver is a software program that helps your operating system communicate with your sound card.

Audio and sound driver errors can occur due to many reasons. The most common reasons are:

  • Outdated sound driver
  • Missing sound driver
  • Incompatible sound driver
  • Corrupt sound driver

Common Audio and Sound Problems

Issues with your audio and sound drivers may prevent your Windows operating system from communicating with your sound card. As a result, your Windows PC may fail to produce any audio. In addition, you may receive an error message on your screen.

Some common audio and sound error messages in Windows:

“This device cannot start. Code 10″
"The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)"
“Audio Driver Error: The following driver(s) either do not support the current audio format, or are in use by another application.”
“Bad DirectSound driver. Error code 88780078.”

What can I do to fix Audio and Sound Driver problems?

Reinstall the driver / Audio Driver Download

Windows computers come with a built-in utility called Device Manager which allows you to uninstall, install, and update device drivers. Most audio and sound driver problems occur due to corrupt device driver files. You can fix such errors by uninstalling and reinstalling the concerned device driver.

To uninstall and reinstall drivers in Windows 7, perform the following steps:

  • Click the Windows icon in your taskbar, type device manager in the Start Search box, and then press Enter
  • Double-click on Sound, video, and game controllers
  • Locate and double-click the driver that is causing the error
  • Click the Driver tab
  • Click Uninstall
  • Insert the Driver disc, and then follow the screen instructions to install the driver

Use a Driver Management Tool

The easiest and best way to permanently resolve audio and sound driver problems is to allow a reliable driver management tool run a scan on your computer.

An efficient driver management tool quickly scans your computer, identifies all the installed hardware, and then updates the device drivers for the installed hardware.

A driver management tool helps you save time and money. What’s more- it prevents you from using an incompatible device driver that can cause more problems on your computer. You do not need to be tech-savvy to be able to use a driver management tool. With a reliable and efficient driver management tool, all you ever need to do to fix audio and sound driver problems is to click the SCAN button in your software’s user interface. Your driver management tool will take care of the rest.

Smart Driver Updater is one the web's most trusted and comprehensive Driver Update Programs. By downloading Smart Driver Updater you can instantly resolve your drivers problems by scanning your PC for outdated, missing or corrupt drivers, which are then automatically updated to the most compatible version.

Click here to download and run a free Drivers Scan >>


Compatibility/ File size
Download Driver Update Tool Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000
300MHZ Processor, 256 MB RAM, 22MB Hard Drive Space
language support for audio driver download
download driver updatesDOWNLOAD


List of the most common Audio and Sound Drivers

  • Realtek audio driver
  • Realtek high definition audio driver
  • PCI Audio Driver
  • AC97 Audio Driver
  • SIS Audio Driver
  • USB Audio Driver
  • ALi Labs WDM Audio Driver
  • Legacy audio drivers
  • Soundmax integrated digital audio driver
  • C Media audio driver
  • Conexant HD audio Smartaudio 221 driver
  • AC97 audio driver
  • Intel audio driver

How to Fix Windows 7 Drivers Problems >


After installing windows7 my audio is not coming out........plz help me..I installed realtek hd audio manager bt it not working
13th April 2014 9:39am
shubham jain
my computer not produce any sound there is a cross on sound icon at toolbar
help me please as soon as possible
8th April 2014 6:45am
this driver is awasom
26th March 2014 2:35am
there is a red cross on my speeker i have try many drivers on window7 but all in van
28th February 2014 2:11pm
endimo pandi
service error 88780078
7th February 2014 2:36am
i have downloaded realtek hd audio driver and installed but still it shows no audio device installed. please help me.
23rd January 2014 8:42pm
after installing windows 7 my sound is not coming out,so please help me to fix this problem.
22nd January 2014 4:44am
Saifullahi Usman Usman
Iam trying to update software & drivers.Thank's.
12th December 2013 8:51am
Abbas Ahmad
Multimedia Audio Controller Driver missing PC GX520 window 7 64bit please send me suitable driver thanks
11th November 2013 8:18am
Ahmed Nadeem
sound is not coming my win.7.there is a red mark at speakers icon,and it shows an error message:
No Audio Output Device Is Installed
9th November 2013 2:45am
Motherboard Ki Cd seh Install karo ya update karo
8th November 2013 8:46am
b s rao
i am having ibm processor QQ8175 A50 THINKTANK 50 presently loaded with WINDOWS7 op. system.audio system is not working. please suggest the drivers.
29th October 2013 1:26am
Shawn collins
It's crazy to me that windows 7 still has so many of the same problems Vista did.
10th October 2013 12:59am
please help me sound driver for dell window 7
29th September 2013 2:40am
vinay kumar
download audio driver
25th September 2013 9:59pm
Its real or fake i need just for my cousins because they also have same problem (sound driver).
Can you send window 7 (unlimited).
thanks from pakistan.
17th September 2013 12:04pm
Vu On hamal
after applying windows7 my audio is not comming although not showing any problem
13th August 2013 2:55am
i need for sound driver for win7 please.
8th August 2013 3:39am
i use the drivers pack CD for win 7 and installed the drivers but still there is red x mark on my speakers. and in the device manager, am notified this cannot start,(code 10)
24th July 2013 12:21pm
waqar khan
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22nd June 2013 2:56am
i have installed realtek in my windows 7 laptp but still the sound comes only sometims.when i log in the sound goes and will come after 5 or 10 min.plz help me
18th May 2013 12:48am
bennett madakeni
Thank you very much my pc has sound now, you are the best site ever.
20th April 2013 3:10am
Drivers help
Braveman - have you tried running the free scan by clicking the 'download now' button? This will tell you which Drivers are missing and you can either search for and install them yourself or let the software do it for you
7th January 2013 5:54am
I have adesktop computer using windows7home base care before it was using windowsXP and now the sound is disable it says no audio device installer plz help me plz
4th December 2012 6:11pm
i want to need drive sound w 7
1st December 2012 11:35am
thanks i manage to find sound drive for my toshiba
laptop, Thanks a lot.
1st July 2012 5:10pm
mahfouz mousa
thanks i try to found drive to soud device
dell latitud d610 with windowz 7
25th March 2012 11:55am
no comment
2nd November 2011 2:17pm

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