Back when I was just using Windows Vista, my computer recognized my sound card as Realtek AC97, which is what's built into my motherboard (ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe). However, when I started using Windows 7, all that Windows would show for my sound card is "High Definition Audio Device" for some reason.
I've downloaded and attempted to install both files mentioned for Realtek cards, one of which didn't seem to do anything, the other kept giving me problems due to the driver not being signed by Microsoft, over and over, despite how many times I clicked install anyway.
I've been ignoring the problem up until now, but it's giving me problems with my front mic jack, which I've not had any reason to use until recently. Going to the recording devices page will show the rear jack working as normal, but the front panel is "currently unavailable" even though it to is shown as working normally.
I hate the thought of registering on a forum for the sake of asking a question, that may have an answer that I haven't found, but this is kind of annoying me and I'd like it to be fixed if possible.
Thanks in advance.