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Windows 7: Realtek HD no sound - Windows 7 RC x64

19 Jun 2009   #21

Windows 7 RC x64

Did anyone manage to solve this problem?
I'm still strugling with getting sound on my emachines e725 / windows 7 rc x64

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19 Jun 2009   #22

Windows 7 x64 (Build 7600 RTM)

Nope sorry. My ongoing battle continues. I've done everything I can think of. I'm about to try installing build 2132 on the problem machine and hope that fixes it. If not, I may be switching to Ubuntu on that machine.
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21 Jun 2009   #23

Windows 7 and XP (tweaked)

My sound only works through external speakers. Bah.
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21 Jun 2009   #24

XP, Win_7 64 7100

When I plug in my head phones to the front audio panel it will not automatically swap to headphones. I have to change the default from S/PDIF to headphones to hear audio. I get no audio from both at the same time. Only the one set to default.

Setting the sound mixer to show all enabled devices and with S/PDIF set to default I can here a sound through either the head set and speaker when I click on the mixer slider for the devices. There must be setting that ports sound from an application to both at the same time but I have yet to find it.

For those having trouble perhaps this might help. Make sure disconnected and disabled devices will be visible. control panel>change sounds settings. On playback tab right click inside the window that list devices and makes sure these options are selected.
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26 Jun 2009   #25

Windows 7 x64 (Build 7600 RTM)

Tried it. No good for me unfortunately. I also just installed build 2129 on that machine hoping it might provide better compatibility. Still a no go. I just don't get it.

The board in question is an ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe. It's not my primary machine, so no biggie, but it still drives me nuts that I can't get that 1 thing working.
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09 Sep 2009   #26

windows sieben

if you have an old cmedia driver from the asus website for x64 systems , you can use him and it works.
beware not to do a setup, but install him from the device manager.
go to your yellow signed high definition audio driver, cick properties and update driver.
go on look in my computer
go on let me pick the driver
it will come the menu with the driver listed, choose the high definition audio driver
choose have disk, it comes the menu from where you can scroll through your computer and choose your driver the cmedia 9880 whql certified for x64 systems, normally only runs under xp and 2000, choose the .inf file and he will install.( the azalia one)
the device manager shows now cmedia high definition audio driver and the red cross by the speaker sign on your desktop is finished.
i couldnt believe it

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29 Mar 2010   #27

Windows 7 Home Premium


I had the same problem, for some reason the realtek audio software kept messing things up, resulting in no sound.

My solution (cheat) that fixes it:

Step 1. In device manager go to "sound, video & game controllers", right click on realtek audio, and uninstall the realtek drivers.

Step 2. Then refreshed device manager and let windows 7 install its recommended drivers for my onboard audio.

Step 3. Enjoyed actual sound coming from my speakers.

I know this is a cheat, because you dont get all the bells & whistles found in the realtek software, but at least it works.

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29 Mar 2010   #28

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32

I have a Gigabyte mobo, realtek sound on board. There are bios selections that must be enabled?????
Also try going to the mobos website, see what drivers they are putting out there. I have never had this issue, so I wonder if its not W7.????? I used to use pci sound cards and had issues because of conflicts with the vid cards. Many pci and pci-e slots get assigned the same irq, 16. Possibly because of all the multiple vid card boards.
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31 Mar 2010   #29

Windows 7 Ultimate
No Sound in Windows 7


I had the same problem. After installing an update of windows, there was no sound from my speakers nor from my headphones. I solve it by going to Manage Audio Device in the Control Panel. In the playback tab choose speakers and then click on the properties button. go to the level tab in the properties window and verify that "Realtek HD Audio output" is on 100 (mine was on 0).

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08 Apr 2010   #30

Windows 7
I hope I can Help

Please try this utility:

The problem you are probably having with the sound is the other devices you usually see in an XP operating system like line in, line out, microphone they don't show up and for some really dumb reason by default there muted so you need a utility like the one in the above link to unmute all your sounds.

This is the case if you have a working driver and the sound test shows the volume working but no sound is coming out. Speakers, headphone jack everything will work.

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