One of the basic features of a computer is its capability to produce sound and audio output. On the other hand, you will not hear anything from your PC if you have audio device troubles, such as having Other Devices Audio Device problem. In this article we will consider how to fix this hardware device problem (manual method and automatic method,) and we will also briefly discuss the most possible reason for having Other Devices Audio Device trouble.
How to Manually Fix Other Devices Audio Device
The only way to fix device driver related troubles is to install/reinstall the required device drivers, such as installing the audio drivers to fix Other Devices Audio Device. Well, if you have the installation or backup CD of your motherboard or sound card (only if you have external audio device), you will just need to install the audio drivers from the CD.
In case that you don’t have the installation CD but you are aware of the important details of your audio device such as its model and its manufacturer, then you can just visit the official website of your audio device manufacturer. There you can search and download the required audio drivers. You must also check your OS (version and type) before proceeding to download any audio drivers, since there are audio device drivers that are only designed for Windows XP 32-bit OS and will not function on Windows OS such as Windows 7 64-bit OS.
Your trouble with devices listed under the Other Devices category will definitely take your time and energy, and fixing it will take longer if you don’t know the model and manufacturer of your Audio Device. You might end up installing wrong and incompatible device drivers, and in return your PC will suffer from PC failures (freezing, hang-up, Blue Screen of Death.) Much worse, you will really have a hard time if you have other problematic devices listed under the Other Devices Category, such as Other Devices Ethernet Controller, Other Devices Coprocessor, and Other Devices Base System Device.
Easiest Method to Search and Download Audio Device Drivers
You can save your time and energy in searching online for the correct audio drivers together with the missing device drivers for your other hardware devices by using Driver Detective software : a reliable and sophisticated Automatic Driver Update Tool available online. Driver Detective will scan your computer, and in return will provide you with a scan result identifying the hardware devices with missing and outdated drivers. With the help of Driver Detective, there is no problem even if you don’t know any details regarding your audio device, and there is no need to be worried about installing incompatible or wrong device drivers.
Driver Detective will recommend the correct and latest available version of the device drivers that you need, and it will automatically download them for you. To learn more, please read a special post on our homepage: “What is the easiest and safest way to fix “Other Devices” problems?”
Like other problematic devices that are being listed in the Other Devices category in the Device Manager, the most possible reason why you have encountered Other Devices Audio Device trouble is because of missing or uninstalled device drivers.
Based on actual experiences recorded in online forums, PC users claim that they have experienced this device trouble after they reformatted their hard drive or after reinstalling their OS. Well, as a PC user, you must remember that formatting your hard drive or reinstalling your OS will delete all the drivers installed on your computer. In return, only generic drivers will be installed on your PC, enabling you to access some of the basic devices of your computer. There are cases when a generic driver for your audio device (depends in the version of your OS) will be installed, and your PC will be able to access the basic features of your audio device such as audio output.
On the other hand, there are cases also when you will not be able to access the features of your audio device at all. The same case is true with your Ethernet controller, printer, mobile phones, et al, and fixing these hardware device problems manually will become a big hassle for you.
So, to fix Other Devices Audio Device in a way that you will not waste your time and energy, you can use Driver Detective software to assist you in searching and downloading the correct audio drivers along with all other missing and outdated device drivers for your PC.