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: Had new Solid State hard drive installed, now audio sounds funny

06 Jun 2015   #1
ComputerDumby

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit?
 
 
Had new Solid State hard drive installed, now audio sounds funny

my laptop used to sound like a stereo (the internal original speakers), i could jam the better portion of my house with it.


now, after this new hard drive was installed (by a repair service) - it sounds, well, like a laptop.

its not very loud even with all the seemingly possible volume controls on the highest level.
but its not just an issue of volume, it sounds "distant", without bass, like at the other end of a long tunnel.

any suggestions before i have to sacrifice a day of bringing my laptop back to the repair guy?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
06 Jun 2015   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Check to see if any of your mixer control settings have been changed, not just volume levels.

I'm referring to digital processing settings that might add or omit reverb, extra bass, or maybe simulate certain venues--such as a stadium, a concert hall, a living room, a beer joint, etc.

Do you know that you are now using the same sound driver as before the SSD was installed? Maybe the repair service changed that too, accidentally or on purpose, for unknown reasons.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jun 2015   #3
ComputerDumby

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit?
 
 

how do i check this?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

06 Jun 2015   #4
ComputerDumby

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit?
 
 

i think my computer is proud of it's "Beats audio"

is that a driver?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jun 2015   #5
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I don't know "Beats audio" from Adam.

It may be lovely or a total disaster.

You should be able to access all sound control settings through Control Panel and drilling into all the options in the "sound" applet. Look for other possibly sound-related applets in Control Panel--you may have one named "Beats" or "Realtek HD Audio Manager" or whatever.

Drill down into each and every setting when you open the applet.

I've got Realtek sound. Below is a picture of what's shown when I open the Realtek applet in Control Panel. Lots of sound-changing crap I don't want or need. Notice that I have "environment" and "equalizer" set to "none".

You should be able to go back to earlier drivers, IF NECESSARY, through Device Manager.


Attached Thumbnails
Had new Solid State hard drive installed, now audio sounds funny-untitled-1.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jun 2015   #6
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Beats Audio is HP's sound enhancement to the basic sound device. It is supposed to make the audio sound better.

Dell used to use SoundBlaster MB, which was similar.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jun 2015   #7
ComputerDumby

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit?
 
 

this is frustrating.... sounds like crap.


Attached Thumbnails
Had new Solid State hard drive installed, now audio sounds funny-sound.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jun 2015   #8
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Did you try installing beats audio software/driver from HP support site yet?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jun 2015   #9
ComputerDumby

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit?
 
 

i didnt, BUT i did contact the repair guy and (though busy) he also suggested i try this or bring it back in next week.

if you could link me to the place where i could do that I'd be really grateful

.....with myluck i would download the wrong thing and make it worse (as i did earlier today: resulting in no audio at all and then having to do a long system restore just to get the crappy sound back)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jun 2015   #10
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

The first thing I see, you do not have the correct sound driver installed. You list "High Definition Audio Device" which is the generic, basic function, Windows installed sound driver.

Install the correct sound driver (e.g. Realtek. Conexent or whatever your system has).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Had new Solid State hard drive installed, now audio sounds funny




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
traditional hard drive vs solid state
Hello again I currently run four 250 GB drives in a raid 10 for windows 7 ultimate, doing a complete upgrade MB, Memory, processor etc. but Sata ports on new MB's are always few .... typically 6 been looking at Asus Maximus VI Formula which has ten Sata ports ..... but just found out only six...
Hardware & Devices
W-7 on Solid State Drive now in conflict with hard drives?
OK; I'm over my head here... any help? Have an entertainment computer with W-7 Ultimate (x64) that was working like a champ; prior to the introduction of a Samsung 840 120GB Solid State Drive. It has/had a 1.5T HD with the system on it (NTFS) and a 3T HD (GPT- to get the full 3T). Samsung...
Hardware & Devices
Changing hard drive to solid state drive
Is it possible and feasible to change the hard drive to a solid state drive on a Toshiba Satellite Pro L300-1FK laptop.If the answer is affirmative then would appreciate as much information and guidance there is available.
Hardware & Devices
Copy hard drive image to new solid state
Maybe this is a really stupid question, but here goes. I have three hard drives, and one is dedicated to my operating system. I would to copy that entire hard drive onto a new solid state drive to make it run faster. Because I have so many programs and settings all figured out, I'd love to...
Hardware & Devices
Installed 30G Solid State Drive / Win 7 RTM
Installed OCZ Vertex 30G solid state drive to my build 7600 RTM last week with no issues whatsoever. My pc is a Dell Inspirion 531. Win 7 and ALL my apps installed and ther SSD is only 47% full. All my media files and program installation files storage on D: (1TB Hitachi hdd) I am posting to...
Hardware & Devices
Hard disk or solid-state? Think again
source: Hard disk or solid-state? Think again | Nanotech - The Circuits Blog - CNET News
Hardware & Devices


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 17:18.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App