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I have a PC I've been working on all day here.
Vista constantly says "no audio device", when it's clearly plugged in.
I've tried 1000 different drivers, no luck.

System restore to a point in time where sound was working - no luck.

Suggestions?
 

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Try a pair of headphones. Or start from scratch by uninstalling the drivers arnd reboot. See if Windows picks up the hardware and installs the drivers automatically.
 

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It does install the drivers automatically.
Sadly, when I plug in a pair of speakers or headphones, it says no speakers are plugged in!

I don't think this is a hardware issue, because i've seen a similar issue in the past with a vista machine...
 

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Matt, open an MP3 file with Windows Media Player and see if one of the randomizations start, or if you get an error message. If you see a randomization you know the card is recognized and drivers are installed. You could pull the card and look for a cold solder on the output jack if you're feeling handy. You could also try plugging in a mic and test if that works in an audio recording program.

Here's a visual guide to some of the steps you can double check in Vista.
 
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