Windows 10: External speakers not working

  1.    26 Oct 2017 #1

    External speakers not working

    When I turn on the computer I see a message that states 'audio output device is not installed'. The speakers have been attached to another computer and work fine. They worked fine last week.
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       27 Oct 2017 #2

    Hi Funkyecat.

    What version and build are you on. Windows Key +R, type winver, enter.

    In device manager are there any yellow exclamation marks.

    You said you get this when you turn computer on, I assume this means power up from cold machine. Does the audio work if you restart computer?

    Does this only happen when you power on machine?

    What adapter do you have for sound? Have you tried rolling back driver?

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  3.    27 Oct 2017 #3

    Believe it or not. After reviewing only 2 pages (or 7 of 'Black Viper's' service recommendations they are working.
    Thanx anyway.
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