Express dictate "no sound device" in Express Dictate Posted February 23, 2010 What do you mean by "turn down"? What other applications are running? What other icons are showing in the notification area? I should say that i turn down the computer and when I log back into express dictate it will work for a little bit then I get an error message saying "no sound device". My boss uses the computer everyday and he does go into other applications, what they are sometimes i don't know, maybe just the internet or other news site i am assuming. i wonder if he should not go into the other sites while dictating. Any suggestions?