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Windows 7: chipset fried?


27 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 
chipset fried?

I was recording through my front microphone input and was getting an immense amount of feedback when I then realised that the volume was on way too high on the amp. After that, my speakers ceased to be detected by windows and my primary output defaulted to digital audio. So, I am without sound.

Things I have already done:
  • Went to device manager, uninstalled my sound driver and reinstalled the latest one.
  • Checked the connections and tested the speakers out on an mp3 device. (Speakers work)
  • Tried every input to see if I could get anything.
  • System Restore as a last ditch effort.


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27 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Sounds like you may have blown something in your sound card, to me.

Can you explain how an "amp" is apart of your setup? I'm trying to picture your setup and I'm lost at the amp if you have speakers.
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27 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Hello, there!

Could you elaborate more?

Were you recording like this? Guitar > Amp > Mic > Mic Input on PC > Host??

If you were doing it like that, then yes, you've probably fried your on-board sound card, it's always better to record with a separate USB/Firewire Audio Interface...

EDIT: these are my settings for when i don't have my Audio Interface available at the moment, or the ones i recommend to people when connecting an instrument/microphone directly to a PC to record.

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27 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

yes a guitar was involved. This vst tuner I use only works with the mic input, otherwise I always used the line in. Would buying a new not-onboard sound card be a cheap fix?
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27 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ladolcevita1 View Post
yes a guitar was involved. This vst tuner I use only works with the mic input, otherwise I always used the line in. Would buying a new not-onboard sound card be a cheap fix?
Yes.
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