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Windows 7: No (high definition audio) playback devices available

25 May 2012   #1

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No (high definition audio) playback devices available

Good evening team.

My specific problem is that I have no playback devices available in win7 64bit. I have just installed the "Realtek_Win7-64_Win7_Vista64_Vista_XP64_XP(6378).zip" driver for my M3A770DE mobo.

I would appreciate any advice and guidance in helping resolve my problem.

Ultimately, I wish to record my synthesizer thru my "line in" and a guitar thru the rear "mic in".

If there is a document you can point me to , i would sure appreciate it.

I enclose a couple of images showing my state of affairs.

thanks for looking

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 May 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Hmmm.........2 microphones?

Have you right clicked in the white area of that recording tab in the first pic? You may see a choice pop up for "enable disabled devices" and "enable disconnected devices". Don't ask my why they do it that way.

Did you get that Realtek driver from Realtek, from a disc, or from your motherboard manufacturer?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 May 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Maybe because it doesn't have Realtek audio, and actually has Via audio,

ASRock > Products > M3A770DE

Audio- 7.1 CH Windows® Vista™ Premium Level HD Audio (VIA® VT1708S Audio Codec)
Might want to uninstall the Realtek driver and install the Via one instead.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

25 May 2012   #4

windows 7

Hi stormy13, Hi ignatazsonic,

Thanks for yur prompt replies. The solution lay with the audio codec. Stormy pointed me in the right direction with his clue "Audio- 7.1 CH Windows® Vista™ Premium Level HD Audio (VIA® VT1708S Audio Codec)". I looked at the mobo spec and indeed it was this audio codec and no the realtek one. I can now see my playback devices.

I do have a related,but separate issue to resolve that i shall raise as a new topic.

Thanks once again to both of you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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