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Windows 7: Insufficient Playback Devices?? Win7 Ultimate 32bit

15 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Insufficient Playback Devices?? Win7 Ultimate 32bit

I recently reinstalled Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Well, I have no sound, at all, and I believe it is because of my playback devices. My Mic works (Its part of my headphones) and I think that is because It has the sufficient playback devices.

As for my audio, out of any headphones I use I have no sound, at all. I have ruled out my drivers because I believe they are all working fine. What I haven't checked is my sound card. I will if recommended to.

Here is a screenshot of both headphones and microphone.
I don't think there is the right playback devices for my headphones. On any other computers I have checked they have at least 3 playback devices and at least 1 of those has the 3.5mil jacks I wish to use.

Any help will be appreciated.



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15 Sep 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Can't tell you what you need as you haven't filled out your specs, but you need to install the drivers for the sound card. At the moment it is running on the default (and very limited and basic) driver that Windows installs, as shown by it being listed as a "high definition audio device". Once the correct drivers are installed that will change to the name of the sound card, and then your sound will work as it should.
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15 Sep 2010   #3

Win 7 Ultimate x64 desktop, Win 8.1.1 x64 laptop, Win 7 Home x64 netbook, Win 8.1.1 x64 tablet
 
 

According to the screenshot you posted, it appears your system doesn't think it has a speaker/headphone output, the S/PDIF output that is selected as the default is not a high level output that could drive a set of headphones. Are you sure you have the headphones plugged in to the correct jack?

You may have a hardware issue but I would definitely pursue new drivers for your soundcard. What is the make/model of your soundcard?
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15 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thanks for the replies...

Well, I'm not to sure where to find my exact sound card details, but here is some information I found, If its of any help.

This is from EVEREST

Computer:
Operating System ... Windows 7 Ultimate Media Center Edition
OS Service Pack ... -
DirectX ... 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name ... CLAYTON-PC
User Name ... Clayton

Motherboard:
CPU Type ... Intel Pentium III Xeon, 2666 MHz (8 x 333)
Motherboard Name ... Unknown
Motherboard Chipset ... Unknown
System Memory ... 3584 MB
BIOS Type ... AMI (08/14/08)
Communication Port ... Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ... ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter ... High Definition Audio Controller [NoDB]
Audio Adapter ... Intel 82801GB ICH7 - High Definition Audio Controller [A-1]



@strollin, I have tried 3 different headphones, both in the front 3.5 port and the back 3.5 port, none out of the 6 tests had any sound at all.
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15 Sep 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Not enough info there. What is the exact make and model number of the computer?
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15 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Not exactly sure what you mean there, I have a desktop, Custom made with all different parts a few years ago... What other information do you need?
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15 Sep 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Make and model of the motherboard would be a start then. If Everest can't determine what the make and model of the motherboard is, it is doubtful that anything else will either. About the only thing that could be taken as a given is that it is an Intel basd motherboard. Time to pop the case open and make note of the make and model number stamped on the motherboard.

Also,

Quote:
Operating System ... Windows 7 Ultimate Media Center Edition
No such thing unless it is some torrented version of Windows 7.
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16 Sep 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I guess I'l have to open up and check the stamp on the motherboard then. Will edit when done.

Also, the Windows 7 disk I used to install windows was not mine. Nor did I buy it. A friend let me borrow a burnt copy of his windows 7.... Damn I should of known it was pirated :/
Will that effect anything such as sound?


Edit: I opened up my tower with no success of finding information. So I pulled out the original documentation and found some information which could be useful:

Asus P5KPL-CM motherboard
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16 Sep 2010   #9

 
 

does the device manager show yellow triangles on any devices?

EDIT: http://software.filestube.com/i/inte...iver+windows+7
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16 Sep 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ClaytonBack View Post
Also, the Windows 7 disk I used to install windows was not mine. Nor did I buy it. A friend let me borrow a burnt copy of his windows 7.... Damn I should of known it was pirated :/
Will that effect anything such as sound?
It can, will, and did in your case. It is one thing to use a borrowed disk when you have a legit key to use Windows, it is another to borrow and use a pirated copy. For starters with the disk you borrowed who knows what has been done to it.

Until you get a legit copy of Windows, sorry to say but you are on your own for figuring out what you need to get it running.
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