I can't connect an audio device in Cubase

I’m not getting any audio from Cubase (11 Elements), and when I try to add an output bus it just says no audio device connected.

you are going to need to provide some details !

mac/pc ?
what audio card/interface are you using ?
does audio work in other applications ?

I’ve done some troubleshooting and traced the problem back to my ASIO driver, which doesn’t show any output ports. I’m using a Windows laptop, and I am getting sound from all other applications.

As I said, if you need help (?), you are going to need to provide more information.