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Windows 7: Realtek HD Audio/Motherboard Not recognizing any Audio Devices.

31 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 64-bit
Realtek HD Audio/Motherboard Not recognizing any Audio Devices.


I'm gonna try and lay out my problem very simply, and then tell you what I have tried/done.

PROBLEM: When I plug in Headphones, I can not hear anything, and in the playback devices, nothing is shown to be plugged in. This goes the same for my other audio device which is a bose sound dock (for ipod but I connect using a 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable)

Okay, so here goes. When I first build the system and installed windows, i wasn't thinking much of the sound as i was installing updates and video card drivers and what-not. I did, at some point, connect the bose to the computer using the 3.5mm jack on the front panel of the computer. It worked fine, I heard the little sounds the computer makes when logging on. Since then I have had troubles with my network card and ran windows update and various other things.

Now no sound works at all. When I realized this I tried:
-Changing the actual front panel cable that is connected to the mobo from hd audio to ac 97 (and changing the setting in the bios)
-Searched for many hours online trying many different solutions such as:
-updating drivers
-rolling back drivers

Other things i've tried:
-system restore
-update bios
-install audio drivers from mobo disc

I have moved past being extremely frustrated and I now just dont know what else to do.

I would greatly appreciate any feedback what so ever :)
Ask me any questions you want

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31 Jan 2012   #2

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1

Try this.


Then this.

Realtek HD Audio/Motherboard Not recognizing any Audio Devices.-rr.jpg

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01 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 64-bit

I don't have a nvidia graphics card. This won't work for me :/ (I tried anyways and the search resulted in no matches)

Thanks anyways.
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01 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 64-bit

I took a couple screenshots to show you guys what im looking at. Maybe it will help.

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02 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 7 64-bit

Does no one have any input on this at all? OR any other forum I can go post this? I still have not resolved the issue.
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02 Feb 2012   #6

Windows 7 64-bit

Still nothing??
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02 Feb 2012   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

I notice your speakers are shown as not plugged in.

Do you have speakers and can you currently get any sound from them, as opposed to headphones?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Feb 2012   #8

Windows 7 64-bit

I dont technically have any speakers. I have had sound, but I had only connected a 3.5m to 3.5m jack to (these.

This was early on in my setup process. My guess is that through updating something somewhere it cause the sound to get messed up.

The only thing i was trying to fix at the time was this wireless pci card. It wasnt working. I solved that problem when i found out the card was way too old.
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