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Windows 7: Audio devices "not plugged in" when they are

07 May 2009   #1
Tonto Goldstein

Windows 7 Beta
Audio devices "not plugged in" when they are

Windows seems to believe any audio device I plug in isn't actually plugged in. No matter which jack I plug anything into, it doesn't detect either my mic, my monitor speakers, or my headphones. I updated to the Vista version of the realtek drivers, and it doesn't detect anything either. I don't think all of the jacks would have broken at once, so I'm very hopeful that's not the problem.

Edit: After I rebooted, my monitor speakers were detected. I was also able to plug in my headphones and mic as normal. The problem is gone, but I figure the next time I move my computer the same thing will happen again.

Does anyone have any idea why this might be happening.

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10 May 2009   #2

Windows 7

Same happens to me. Windows 7 doesn't recognise if device is plugged in or not.
I have ALC880 on Foxconn 6100M2MA mobo. It's strange. If I check 'Disable front panel jack detection' front panel mic appears. Both mic and headphones are plugged in at rear panel. It works like a charm in Linux, but not in here. Maybe not completely like a charm, because only headphones and mic works.
Everything was fine until it failed to work in Windows XP. Only headphones was working. So I decided to install Windows 7. I have R2.22 Vista drivers.
So ? What is that ? Card is broken ?
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12 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultmate 32 bit 6.1.7600 Build 7600

I am thinking the default mic is changing. Make sure on the recording devices that the correct recording device is set to default.
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