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Windows 7: Updated drivers (including Realtek) - now no sound

06 Feb 2015   #1
Frobozz

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Updated drivers (including Realtek) - now no sound

Hello! As the title says, I updated the drivers (using DriverScanner) and my computer now has no sound.

I wanted to play the remastered Grim Fandango, which wouldn't work because it needed Open GL to run, and was told that DriverScanner would solve the problem. It did - partly. The game is now running - but there's no sound. In fact, there's no sound anywhere on the system. Which in this day and age is a nuisance.

Specs:

Display adapters:
NVIDIA GeForce G210

Sound, video & game controllers:

HP Webcam Splitter
NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device (Wave Extensible) (WDM)
Realtek High Definition Audio

As far as I can tell, everything seems to be working; the computer says that both Realtek and NVIDIA are working properly.

Advice?


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06 Feb 2015   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

My advice is two fold:
First use system restore to go back to good times. You will have sound again.
My second piece of advice, stop using software to do the updating. Get the best drivers, by going to the website and updating. Nothing done the easy way is the best.
Finally, there is no valid reason to be sure your drivers are always up to date, if not broken do not fix it.
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08 Feb 2015   #3
Frobozz

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks! Problem solved.
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08 Feb 2015   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Glad that the Forum and I could solve your problem
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