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Windows 7: Windows 7 No Sound. But Mic Bars Full And No Mic Plugged In HELP!


07 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 
Windows 7 No Sound. But Mic Bars Full And No Mic Plugged In HELP!

I have tried your usual uninstall update/re install drivers. I have even gone as far as system restore but the problem still exists. So i will start from the top i went out yesterday left my p.c on and its went to standby the usual thing it should do if left running and untouched. When it awoke it just refused to play sounds full stop.

So here's the breakdown:

> Re installed Drivers ( NO LUCK)
> System Restore (NO LUCK)
> Checked Services.msc in case something wasn't running (NO LUCK)
> Tune Up Utilities Cant Find The Issue (NO LUCK)
> And P.s My Drivers Are Correct One's And Everything Is Plugged correctly And Ive tried Other Sockets. No My Volume's Are Not Turned Down Or Wrong Default's.

PLEASE PLEASE HELP Find An Image Below:

Thanks



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07 Sep 2012   #2

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

One thing that sticks out is the "HD Audio Device" and not a listing for your actual sound hardware. That suggests the generic Windows installed driver is being used, which is only a basic function driver and not a full feature. You should have either the PC Vendor or Motherboard Vendor, as applicable, driver as that will provide full feature and work better.

I would start with the proper driver and go from there.
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07 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Hi thanks for the reply yes i forgot to mention it is the genric driver atm. As i i have tried multiple drivers and updated ones I just took that print screen by random with the generic one but generic or official the result is still the same and so would be the print screen. Which is why im lost from there......
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07 Sep 2012   #4

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

What is the actual audio device? RealTek? IDT?, etc.

What do you have listed in the Device Manger for Audio devices?
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07 Sep 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Hi Yeah the audio device is Asus P5GD1-VM Motherboard Audio Realtek ALC 861 High Definition Audio 8-channel CODEC

Never had issue with it until i came home yesterday as i said after standby and stopped working.. the only thing that is strange no matter what driver mic bars always full but nothing plugged in.
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07 Sep 2012   #6

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Do you have more than one device listed in the Device Manager? (other than possibly an HDMI audio device)?

Also, you don't have the System Mixer listed. That should be your default recording device (and you need that for recording streaming audio from the internet).

Generally, when problems develop coming out of standby its usually a driver issue.
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07 Sep 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Ni sorry for late reply trying stuff. No no other devices never has been since it always worked just HD realtek devices. And System mixer is enabled now i had it hidden but still the same outcome.

Just a little bit of update though by messing around with some drivers the one from the mobo website shows sound sometimes coming through the mixer but mostly one bar but no actual sound coming out. Whilst the mic bars are full green still.
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07 Sep 2012   #8

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

My system shows the microphones as "not plugged in" and no level (bars) display.

I still think its a driver issue. Since the audio has worked in the past, go to the Device Manager, RIGHT click on the entry for the sound and then LEFT Click "Uninstall". Also check the box to also uninstall the drivers. Restart the PC and when Windows starts it will detect and install the sound. Do not let Windows install the generic sound device, if possible, install the ASUS supplied RealTek driver.
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07 Sep 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Hi yes that is what is installed on the system now anyway the official driver just no sound all together. But mic level are full exactly like the first picture. But this time the driver says Realtek HD driver like it should. The only time the speakers green bars move up and down is when i press test. Other than that countless drivers even generic all result the same issue?
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07 Sep 2012   #10

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Do you happen to have a web cam installed? If you do disconnect it and see what happens.

I'll be off line most of the day. I'm mixing down a CD project that I recorded in my recording studio so I won't get back to you before late today, which will be late night in the UK.
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