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Windows 7: Dodgy audio (stalling...)


05 Nov 2008   #1

Dual booting Vista & 7 Ultimate
 
 
Dodgy audio (stalling...)

Hi there guys, my sound just comes from an intergrated chip, I couldn't remember what it was off by hand.

I went into Vista (I'm dual-booting) and grabbed the drivers I needed and placed them in the /drivers folder in Windows 7... it didn't like that. I managed to source what I think are the right drivers from the VIA website. They installed fine...

However, when I turn the PC on, the sound is slightly muffeled. I tried playing MP3's and they play absolutely perfectly! Went into audio in control panel and tested some sounds but they were strangely still muffleled. That, I could live with.

However my main problem is that after around 20 mins of the OS being on the sound stops working completely, even in WMP it won't seem to actually attempt to play at all. Any ideas?


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05 Nov 2008   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Kayzee, and welcome to Windows 7 Forums.

For now, it may be better to only use the default audio drivers Windows 7 installs until there are some audio drivers for Windows 7 to try out. So far the default ones are working fine for me. Fingers crossed.

Shawn
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05 Nov 2008   #3

Dual booting Vista & 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hi unfortunately the standard drivers 7 installed for me didn't work at all... appeared with a red 'x' next to the speaker in the task bar.

Now I installed the other drivers a tick has appeared (after clicking on the speaker) but still nothing. I wonder if try to install drivers off my Vista disc might be worth a try?
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06 Nov 2008   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You might try using the driver installation file that you used for Vista, but try using Compatibility Mode with Vista selected on the installation file to see if it helps.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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06 Nov 2008   #5

 
 

The odd thing I've found is that the Control Panel for my sound card is the XP version and not the Vista version. Unsurprisingly, not all the features work either. ie DTS is not upmixing to 5.1 etc

My start up sound is crackly too. Every thing else is working though
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06 Nov 2008   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hi Smarteyeball,

Are you using the Vista driver?
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06 Nov 2008   #7

 
 

Hi Shawn, yes I am. The driver is actually a XP/Vista multi driver. But seeing as 7 is more related to Vista than XP, that's why I find it rather odd
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06 Nov 2008   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Odd indeed. Did you already try using Compatibility Mode with Vista mode selected on the installation file to see if it helps?
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07 Nov 2008   #9

Dual booting Vista & 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hi guys unfortunately the compatibility mode made no difference for me. After reading smarteyeball's post though I might try running in XP mode, can't do any harm can it!
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07 Nov 2008   #10
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Kayzee,

No, it shouldn't for a audio driver with compatibility mode. It will either work or not properly.
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