Hey all, I've been having a very strange sound issue which I cannot fix at all.
I have all my volume levels maxed out however the volume meter only fills about 10-15% of the scale. I've tried for hours to fix this to no avail. When I click "Test speakers" the sound levels are fine, only for that.
Things I've tried:
Reinstall windows on a different HDD.
Tried multiple audio devices, exact same problem with on board sound and with my sound card.
Tried changing the quality of the sound to DVD, CD, Studio etc, same problem with all options.
Disabling onboard sound in the BIOS, still same problem with my sound card.
I'm all out of ideas, nothing I do seems to fix it. I'm gonna try install windows 8 on another HDD soon and see if the same problem is present there.
(There is an example of my issue here http://www.twitch.tv/ianan90/b/333098221
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
It seems to be only with "System Sounds" and Video Games, Steam etc.