A Multimedia Audio Controller Driver enables your Operating System (Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Vista) to communicate with your audio output devices (Speakers, microphones, headphones etc.)
We get a lot of questions about problems with Multimedia Audio Controller Drivers so decided to summarise the most common questions along with solutions to these audio problems and some troubleshooting tips.
Missing Multimedia Audio Controller
I upgraded my Operating System and am now having problems with my audio/ sound devices. I have checked the Device Manager and there is a yellow triangle next to the Multimedia Audio Controller. I have tried to search for the Audio Controller Drivers online but cannot find the right ones.
Solution to missing Multimedia Audio Controller Drivers:
If you cannot find the original Drivers you can contact the manufacturer via their website to see if you can get them there. Alternatively, you can install a driver update tooland run a free Drivers Scan of your PC. This will tell you the exact Drivers you need. You can then register the software to opt for automatic Driver Updates.
‘No Audio Device is installed’ error
I had a problem with my Windows hard-drive and lots of programs and files have become corrupted. Now I cannot hear any sound from my PC, I have PCI Multimedia Audio Device
Solution to ‘No Audio Device is installed’ error
Check the Device Manager first (under Sound, Video and Game Controllers), make sure that the audio device is not just disabled. If the audio device is showing in the Device Manager (and ‘enabling’ it does not work), then do the following:
- Go to the Windows Start menu
- In the Search box type services.msc and hit return
- This will take you to the Services Manager and you need to scroll down to Windows Audio
- The status of Windows Audio should read Started and the Startup Type should read Automatic
- If the entries are different you will need to change them by right-clicking on Windows Audio and selecting Properties, change the properties and save
If the Device Manager does not show the Audio Device, then you will need to reinstall your multimedia Audio Controller Driver. You can either search the manufacturers website or download a driver update tool.