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Windows 7: Somehow replaced Realtek Driver with High Definition Audio?

19 Mar 2016   #1
EmeraldBlue18

Windows 10 Home 64 bit
 
 
Somehow replaced Realtek Driver with High Definition Audio?

Hi,
I have a Dell Laptop (Inspiron 5558 Signature Edition) Windows 10.

Recently I turned on my laptop to find a red 'X' on my audio. I tried to fix this by downloading a new driver, but instead of having one 'High Definition Audio Device' and one 'Realtek', I now have two High Definition Audio Devices and the Realtek one is completely gone.

I don't know what Realtek Driver I had before and I don't know how to fix this.

My audio now has an echo and some audio comes out of my speakers rather than my headphones, even when I have my headphones plugged in.

How do I find out what Realtek Audio Driver I had before and how do I replace one of my High Definition Audio Devices with it?



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19 Mar 2016   #2
BorisTheAnimal

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hello EmeraldBlue.

Considering that you have W10 Home 64-Bit you should really have posted this at our sister forum:
Ten Forums

However I can tell you that your audio device is Realtek ALC3234, I mean you can of course download the audio driver from Dell Support site:
Product Support | Dell US

Cheers, Boris
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19 Mar 2016   #3
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Adding to Boris' great idea, also keep that downloaded ZIP or EXE in some drivers folder because it might happen several times yearly, such happens to me. I have to uninstall sound device [whatever it's called] and allow Windows to rediscover and "re-driver" sound device.
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19 Mar 2016   #4
EmeraldBlue18

Windows 10 Home 64 bit
 
 

Thank you!!! I think I fixed it
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