How to Fix “No audio device detected” Error


“No audio device detected” error is a common problem that usually happens. When this error occurs, the computer will not give sounds. And when you check the sound icon on bottom right part of the desktop, it will show a message that: No audio device detected. When you look in device manager, you will not find any sound device at all. It seems that the whole sound card is taken from the computer.


Cause of this error:

  • Driver not installed
  • Registry corrupted




Step 1:  Reinstall the sound driver.

  • Find your computer brand and model number, or your sound card name from the user manual
  • Go to the manufacturer’s official website
  • Enter the model number.
  • Find the latest sound/audio driver
  • Click download and save it to your computer
  • Install it after download is finished.

 If you have difficulty finding the driver, you can also refer to a driver updating tool. It will automatically detect the needed drivers and download them for you. With a simple click, you can update your drivers in a minute.


Step 2: Start the windows audio service

  • Click on Start and Run 
  • Type the following command and press Enter 
  • Scroll down to Windows Audio in the right-hand column and double-click on it, 
  • Make sure the Startup Type is set to Automatic and click on the Start button under Service Status.


Step 3: Download a registry cleaner to fix the registry errors

Virus and malware can corrupt the registry and cause numerous problems in your computer, including the “No audio device detected” error. It is urgent to have a registry cleaner to detect and clean these registry issues for you. Any delay will lead to unimaginable more serious issues. Remember, 90% of the computer problems are caused by registry issues. So it is always recommended that you install a registry cleaner to consistantly protect your system.