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Windows 7: Sound not working at all after clean install of Windows 7

08 Jul 2012   #51
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Always someone here to help . Get some sleep

Yes Greg, listed under sound devices. I think when you install the video driver, it installs a new one. My experience is if you uncheck them when installing, the install fails...for me anyway. I just uninstalled 3 of them, will see if any issues. I have VIA HD audio as my default. A Guy


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08 Jul 2012   #52
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

You know, I'm seeing instances of people saying the Nvidia HD Audio causes conflicts with Realtek audio causing a no audio issue. I have deleted all instances of Nvidia audio from my device manager without any affect to my sound. I do not use the HDMI output from my GPU however, so I can't say it wouldn't affect that. But My audio lists VIA audio for digital and HDMI.

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You can choose to custom install Nvidia drivers and deselect HD Audio. It may be worthwhile to open Device manager, and right click each instance of Nvidia HD Audio and choose to disable. If you ever needed it again, you can always re-enable. A Guy

EDIT:

If you uninstall them, they are back after a restart. I have now disabled them. I did find this procedure to permanently disable them. But a bit overkill for me since I have no issues at this time.

http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=586183&mpage=1


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09 Jul 2012   #53
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You had the checkbox to "Show all restore points" checked?
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09 Jul 2012   #54
Nylus

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Yeah, that box is checked.


I've disabled the Nvidia HD audio, just to see if it'll change anything.
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09 Jul 2012   #55
Nylus

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I've completely run out of ideas, I don't have a clue what the problem could be..
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09 Jul 2012   #56
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Do you have any previous System images?

Do you feel like Clean Reinstalling following the same steps as in the blue link, to know that drivers are being handled according to Win7 Best Practices and not possibly XPired ones?
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09 Jul 2012   #57
Nylus

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

So basically clean install Windows again?
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09 Jul 2012   #58
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

If you don't mind doing so. I like reinstalling, myself.

Get it perfect: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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09 Jul 2012   #59
Nylus

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I already have a windows 7 cd that I got from an ISO, I got it from college for free because I'm a student, would that be alright?

That's what I installed it from in the first place
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09 Jul 2012   #60
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

As long as it has SP1 to save you hours of updating. If in doubt download the latest from the tutorial.
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