Re: Here's what worked for me, Sony Vaio same problem, etc.
I have a brand new Sony Vaio VGN-FZ140E, same problem. Had upgraded to Vista Ultimate from Vista Home. This problem appears to happen when you install Vista or upgrade to another version of Vista. I found the following suggestion on another tech forum, followed it & fixed problem, took less then 5 minutes. You will need to first check the name of the audio device on your computer, write it down before you uninstall it, then go to HP website and find the "original" software. To be safe, better check if HP's website is as user friendly/sophisticated as Sony's and has your audio device's software on it to download before you go and uninstall it. Anyway, here's the solution from the other guy that worked for me:
"Hey, I had the same problem with the audio as it kept saying "no audio ouput device installed."
First uninstall the sound drive by going to device manager and click on sounds. Then click the device tab and click uninstall. Then restart your computer.
Then go to Sony eSupport - Electronics and click on software and ers. Then type in your model number and on the next page click "original". Then look for "SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC" and download and run it. Then restart your computer and your audio will work fine."
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