Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Windows 7 P5B-E audio problems

02 Jun 2009   #1
Neutron25

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 P5B-E audio problems

Hello, everyone. I've upgraded to Windows 7 from XP.

However, like many people, I've had problems recording

audio when using Windows 7. I can't even record from

the "Line In" on the back

of my PC. The "Microphone" only works for the Speech

Recognition setup. When I used XP, Soundmax (which

came with the motherboard disc) was the default audio

driver and I had no problems.

I tried the "uninstall driver" from the Device Manager to

remove the default

audio driver that W7 installs. However when I reboot, it

automatically reinstalls itself. I've tried installing more recent

Soundmax

drivers (Vista and Xp versions) but W7 keeps the default

driver and the Soundmax driver and still can't record any

input. So for now, I'm using my Asus p5b-e motherboard

with onboard audio default sound driver. Audio playback through SPDIF is no problem with the automatic default driver though.



Trying to record with Audacity or Sound Recorder results in silence.


I tried disabling "Windows Update" (and the "digital signature" after the PC posts) but that didn't work
Is there anyway to totally remove the default audio driver and stop W7 from automatically reinstalling the sound driver on reboot?. Maybe then I can retry the Soundmax driver. I attached some pics. Maybe they'll be of some use. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.



First 4 pics are dealing with the automatic default driver.
Last 3 pics are showing what happens after attempting to install Soundmax.




Attached Thumbnails
-1-default-driver.jpg   -2-default-driver-recording-setup.jpg   -3-default-driver-recording-setup.jpg   -6-soundmax-view.jpg   -7-soundmax-working-properly-lol.jpg  

Attached Images
  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
03 Jun 2009   #2
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

SoundMAX drivers are typically a joke. Oddly enough, you could try removing them entirely and using the WDDM1.1 drivers from Microsoft. I used them initially and didn't have any problems with them. My board is a little different but it was a hassle, nonetheless.

It would be helpful if you fill out your sys specs in your profile. As for removing the SM drivers, try the Add/Remove, it seems to work well. Once you reboot allow it to look online for new device drivers.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jun 2009   #3
Neutron25

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you for your response, Captain Zero. Regarding WDDM (correct me if I'm wrong)isn't that related to video? I don't have a problem with my GPU. At this point, the SoundMAX drivers are removed from my system and W7 has surely gone looking for new device drivers and reinstalled it. Interestingly enough, even when I disconnect from my network to prevent W7 from putting the default driver back, it's still able to do so. Audio playback from SPDIF output is fine but recording audio input remains a problem. If anyone else has any input/suggestions, I'm all ears. I hope they come up with something to resolve this recording issue.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

02 Nov 2009   #4
Layor

windows 7
 
 

I have the same problem, unable to record!
I have an ASRock dual VSTA M/B and am using the onboard sound (just the dual channel, not the 7.1). I have updated to the latest drivers (v. 2.36) (unless anyone knows any different!)
But there is still nothing there. Although..... if I record from a CD for a few seconds and play back, if I turn up the volume to max, I can here what has just been recorded... very faintly.
My brother, who has his own recording studio, says that it is most probably leakage from on of the channels or whatever, that is coming over.
And that the only thing to do is wait for a patch from Microsoft.
It's obviously affecting all type of systems and set-ups and is purely down to Windows 7. As, I still have my old XP on my computer and if I switch to that all is well!
But if anyone knows any different.......?????
Layor
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Nov 2009   #5
Layor

windows 7
 
 

Just a quick update.
I managed to get the 2.36 update working and after a few false starts and alterations to the program, everything is working fine now
The 2.36 update gives you the option of using the Realtek HD mixer, which I never had before.
So, thanks W7, if I had not come across you I would still be chasing my tail!
Layor
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Windows 7 P5B-E audio problems




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
windows 8 audio problems
im sure someone has posted this somewhere but i cant find it anywhere. I was curious about how windows 8 might look so i decided to download it on a windows xp laptop, now i am having trouble with the audio, could someone help me out , below is whats going on, when i try to click start with the...
Sound & Audio
Windows 7 Audio Enhancement Tab problems
So for the last few months I have been using the audio enhancement tab that is included with Windows 7 with my Creative Fatal1ty headset...recently I had a hard drive failure and had to switch to my slave drive and reinstall windows 7...anywho problem is when i reinstalled it this time, the...
Sound & Audio
Xtreme Audio problems under Windows 7
Hi, I have a problem. I guess I read every possible thread and article about Creative soundcards on Windows 7, but it still did not solve my problem. For start, here is my PC specification: CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2,4 GHz) MB: Gigabyte X38-DS5 Graphics: Gainward GeeForce GTX 560Ti...
Sound & Audio
Windows 7 Audio and Video Problems
I know I'm too late coz' I just recently upgraded to windows 7 from XP :) But I'm having problems with my audio and video after installing winodws 7 I already installed latest drivers for both but my audio has some kind of static noise. It is lessen when I set it to minimum bit and hertz but i...
Hardware & Devices
Windows 7 Audio Problems
Hello I am new here and i need help! My System: Maxdata ECO 4000A Notebook Windows 7 Ultimate Evaluierungskopie Build 7100
Drivers
Weird new audio problems running Windows 7
I've been running Windows 7 for close to a month now and it's been running flawlessly except until now. I've been having audio play back problems either from Windows Media Player or on Youtube. The sounds become slurry, distorted, laggy every few seconds. I don't quite understand what's causing...
Sound & Audio


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:04.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App