December 23, at 5: This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. DavidGP , Dec 1, If you do it in the wrong order, weirdness. If you used anything other than HP’s drivers

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Okay, I did that. You can find the error code cmpaq right-clicking the unknown device in the Device Managerand selecting Properties in the popup menu.

Here is an example of the Device Manager in Vista with an unknown device. A sound device that is disabled the name of the sound device will vary. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET’s great community. It also adds HdAudRes.

Johndrea JrMar 6, Right now I have the System Device with a! This was helpful 0. But I’m still left with a couple problems: Hey Can you please help me? My hard drive went out started to make big time noise until at quick working now the setup disk that HP send me doesnt work and Im tired of talking to them this is my second set of cd then send me and still doesnt work so Im going to install windows xp pro.


MrGordyFeb 7, If Windows does not have a driver for the unknown device, you will need to find and download a driver for the unknown device.

If you do not know what type of sound hardware you have, open Device Manager again and look in the Sound, video and game controller section. Flaming or offending other users Illegal activities: I am so frustrated!! Windows Audio Properties selection.

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January 3, at 9: But if those work then there is little reason to fix this. The Virtual Agent is currently unavailable. Halo I be dam if I got the same problem with my kids pc. Any luck with the last one yet?

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The recovery window automatically starts; wait for the onscreen instructions to display, and then follow the instructions: It’s worth a thousand words. This is a non-destructive recovery, which recovers factory- shipped programs, drivers, and sr2011w operating system without affecting any data files that you may have created since purchasing this PC.


HP and Compaq Desktop PCs – No Audio Device (Windows XP)

The only other option is to manually tell Windows where the driver for unjnown device is located when it looks for it. Then Vompaq walk through the steps. See your browser’s documentation for specific instructions. Do you have any advice or comments? Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums–revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

Click Startright-click My Computerand select Properties. Always try to uninstall the device and restart the computer as this will result in the driver being reinstalled.

Some of the posts here confuse me and I would like to know the proper way form A to Z in one simple to follow layout. Perform a system recovery Disconnect the computer from all networks and perform a system recovery to restore all original system files.