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: Realtek 5.1 Surround "Device In Use" problem (only stereo works)

06 Sep 2011   #1
Gaz1701

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601)
 
 
Realtek 5.1 Surround "Device In Use" problem (only stereo works)

Hi all, I've searched through the various threads on this issue, and aside from the complaining and finger-pointing, it appears 'Enhancements>Environment/Speaker Fill' seems to be the only option, which merely gives the illusion of true 5.1 surround sound.

I've just today downloaded and installed the latest Realtek driver (I think I'd forgotten to do that from since I installed the 64-bit version of Windows 7 - and yes, I made sure the Realtek drivers were the 64-bit ones, from Realtek's own website), and it didn't make any difference.

I still haven't yet figured out what it means/why it says "Device In Use", exactly? Does it basically mean they're not working for some reason?

My specs are there to see, anyway. I'll be glad to see the back of this problem for good!

ps. is there anything else I need to download other than that Realtek Driver (in the context of what motherboard I've got [or whatever] - if that makes a difference?)?




Attached Images
 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

06 Sep 2011   #2
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

You can try using the Realtek software.
What happens when you select Environment / Room from the Realtek software, do you get the 5.1 experience?.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Sep 2011   #3
Gaz1701

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601)
 
 

I suppose I do - the sound does go through those speakers anyway using that method.

Seeing as you asked that question, it sounds there's no other solution to this problem? Ah well
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


Reply

 Realtek 5.1 Surround "Device In Use" problem (only stereo works)




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Realtek HD Audio Problem: Headphones appear as "Speakers"
Dear all, my speakers do work. When i plug in my headphone at front the speakers get replaced, means I head everything through the headphone. Headphones themselves aint shown under "Sound": It appears that both, speakers and headphones are used as one source for audio-out. However, I...
Sound & Audio
HDD shows in "Device Manager" but not in "DiskPart"or" Disk Management
Hi Guys, any ideas how to access my external hard drive device manager can see it but it does not appear in disc management. I use this HDD perfectly in my car HDD player. But when I try to connect it to my Laptop, it does not show up in disk management. Please check the attached screen...
Hardware & Devices
I Got Sound Card Problem "RealTek"
suddenly i lost the sound from the pc , i dont know wht happen , all wht i can notice tht the sound driver is installed ok but there is no sound , i will put a pic to describe wht happen http://i49.tinypic.com/34nji0w.jpg plz help me fast
Sound & Audio
Realtek Driver replaced with "High Definition Audio Device"
Hello. I just recently updated my Lenovo Y530 Ideapad to Windows 7 Ultimate x64 from Windows Vista Home Premium x64. After I updated my laptop, I went to adjust the sound and I noticed that I had 3 sound devices that all said Speakers. I then went to the Device Manager and saw that under the...
Drivers
[Realtek][Win7] "Scratchy" Sound Problem
Hello Ive been browsing this forum to see if I could find any solution to my problem but I havent been able to track down any. So I decided to go ahead and ask you guys ;) First a little info about my specs: Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R Soundcard: Onboard Realtek OS: Windows 7
Sound & Audio
Sigmatel "stereo mix" works, including Audacity record
Until today, I had failed at getting “stereo mix” aka “what you hear” recording going in Windows 7 32-bit, even when choosing “show disabled devices” or “show disconnected devices” with a right click in the control panel recording tab. I have an Intel DG965RY motherboard that has a Sigmatel sound...
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 19:28.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App