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Windows 7: The volume bar shows sound but no sound through speakers.

10 Jan 2015   #21

Windows 7, 32bit

Go to sound by either clicking control pannel, then type sound, or right click your audio icon in the right hand corner and click playback devices, go to your default audio device, hit properties, go to custom, and uncheck Digital Output.

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31 Dec 2015   #22

Windows 7 64 bit

when my laptop suffer from similar problems like yours (volume bar shows sound but no sound through speakers)

I realize that I try ubuntu in my usb a while time ago, so I:

1. Shutdown my computer.
2. Plug in my ubuntu usb.
3. Turn on my computer, and press esc, to boot from usb.
4. I choose try ubuntu without installing.
5. While in ubuntu, I plug in the speaker and I adjust the volume bar to max, make sure that the plug-in speaker could produce sound.
6. I shut down the computer.
7. I remove the usb, and I turn on again the computer using the windows 7.
8. Now, the speaker could produce sound.

It is weird but I solve my problems using that.
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06 Jan 2016   #23

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I had this problem when I migrated from a HDD to an SSD. Sound completely stopped, even though the signal bar was jumping. For me, it turns out that I had to uninstall the drivers, then force Windows to generate a new copy of the driver file, specifically the HDaudio.sys file.

Located in \system32\drivers\, you'll have to first change the permissions to allow you to rename/delete the file. I followed this quick guide Take Ownership of file to ADD myself (a local Admin) to the full access permissions (I'm a Network guy, not a Sysadmin, I had no idea what a TrustedInstaller was!).

Once I had the permissions, I uninstalled the drivers, renamed the HDaudio.sys file, and rebooted. Automagically, I now have sound.

Hope this helps someone.
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