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    What to do if getting Red cross with speaker icon in Windows Vista?

    Hi, after working two years on windows vista getting a weird issue. Speaker icon having red cross over it. I am getting message that no audio output device is installed. How it can be possible certainly. Need help to recover the issue soon. Help me!!



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    Re: What to do if getting Red cross with speaker icon in Windows Vista?

    You should check audio driver on your system. It is possible that audio driver might not be working properly. Follow the procedure:
    > Click on start and type Device Manager under Start Search
    > Now navigate to sign “+” next to sound, video and game option
    > Now check the status of device listed in that category
    > Do right click on that device and go to Properties
    > Check Device status under General tab

    If getting negative result for your audio driver then repair it or, reinstall it again on your system.
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    Re: What to do if getting Red cross with speaker icon in Windows Vista?

    Hi.
    Follow the below steps to reslove the issue:

    1. OPEN "CONTROL PANEL".THEN OPEN
    "HARDWARE AND SOUND"

    2. LOOK FOR AND CLICK OPEN "DEVICE MANAGER"
    3. SCROLL DOWN TO ''
    SOUND,VIDEO AND GAME CONTROLLER''

    4. RIGHT CLICK "SOUND VIDEO AND GAME OPTION".THEN AN
    OPTION WILL COME UP SAYING."SCAN FOR HARDWARE CHANGES".CLICK IT
    AND YOU WILL GET THE OPTIONS TO REPAIR IT.

    Thank you.

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    Re: What to do if getting Red cross with speaker icon in Windows Vista?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hi, after working two years on windows vista getting a weird issue. Speaker icon having red cross over it. I am getting message that no audio output device is installed. How it can be possible certainly. Need help to recover the issue soon. Help me!!
    HELLO DEAR,

    Dear if you are not able to here any sound in your computer then dear it may be due to the fact that dear your audio drivers of your computer must not installed properly.Dear it may be possible that the audio drivers are not working properly.


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    DEAR TO GET RID OF THIS PROBLEM YOU MUST HAVE TO INSTALL YOUR AUDIO DRIVERS ACCURATELY AND SUCCESSFULLY.

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    THANKS FOR VISITING,

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    Re: What to do if getting Red cross with speaker icon in Windows Vista?

    There are several reason for getting Red cross with speaker icon in Windows Vista

    To resolve the issue, you sohuld follow some steps:

    Steps:

    1. Go ot Start

    2. Enter "Device Manager" in Search Box

    3. Tap on "+" sign adjacent to sound, video and game

    4. Check the devcie list status

    5. Right click on device

    6. Tap on "Properties" option in the menu appeared

    7. Navigate to "General" tab

    8. Click on "Device Status"

    9. Done !!

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    Re: What to do if getting Red cross with speaker icon in Windows Vista?

    Hi,

    Your problem seems to have generated either from the absence of the Audio Driver or a damaged Audio System.

    Go to , Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Device Manager > Sound Video and Game Controller and "Update Driver" from there, or install any external driver if you are using any external Audio Card for sound system.

    Check the sound system peripherals if they are in good state.

    Scan the system for cleaning any virus that may have presence in your system,

    Thanks.

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    Re: What to do if getting Red cross with speaker icon in Windows Vista?

    Hello friend.............
    This type of problem occurs when your driver software is not in compatable with hardware.........
    --Insert the Mother board CD and reinstall the audio drivers ...........
    --Update the audio drivers software from device manager in Control panel.
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    --Check for correct connections between the audio device(speakers,headset....) and CPU and avoid loose connections.

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    Re: What to do if getting Red cross with speaker icon in Windows Vista?

    i think the problem is with the audio driver

    or might it got corrupted due to virus attack

    so buy an antivirus and deep scan your system and fix all the bugs

    check whether it is well installed or not

    if not then insert the motherboard cd and re install the audio driver

    then connect to the internet and go to the control panel and update the audio driver software from device manager

    if the problem still remains

    then the problem with the speakers or the audio pheripherals

    replace it with the good one

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