1.    3 Weeks Ago #1
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 59
    windows 10

    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.    3 Weeks Ago #2
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Caledon, Ontario, Canada
    Posts : 4,084
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703

    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.    3 Weeks Ago #3
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 59
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    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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