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Windows 7: Sound Muffled

13 May 2009   #1
dannet

Windows 7 Professional x86
 
 
Sound Muffled

I've noticed that the sound on my HP dv7 laptop seems more muffled that it used to. I was trying to watch a video with the volume on low last night and I couldn't really make out what was being said. Usually this is fine.

Any ideas? - I checked the speaker drivers in control panel and apparently they are up to date and working okay.

I'm running win 7 RC by the way. Before that it was vista.


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17 May 2009   #2
Djnx

Windows 7 RC
 
 

did this whappened when you started using W7? Drivers for audio on laptops almost always contain software that will enhance the quality of the sound produced by the speaker(s), a thing that can't be done with generic drivers.
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17 May 2009   #3
dannet

Windows 7 Professional x86
 
 

Does this mean that I need to download some higher spec drivers? I've been using the one's from the HP website: IDT High-Definition Audio CODEC Driver* . They're called "IDT High-Definition Audio CODEC drivers".

Yeah it's only happened since I started using 7.
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17 May 2009   #4
DarkXeno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I had this problem myself the way I fixed this was using the Action Center looking in the maintenance and check for solutions there it then found a problem with the sound drivers and sent me to the correct place to download the correct driver. I hope this helps out.
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17 May 2009   #5
xJason

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7100
 
 

Mines louder then usual, but it's also odd, it doesn't mute when I put it on mute...
The only way to mute it is to mute whats initially making the sound... :S

(HP Pavilion DV2130US)

- Jason
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17 May 2009   #6
xJason

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7100
 
 

Also, on the action center it only says something about the format in AVG... which I've tried everything and it doesn't fix it, lol.
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17 May 2009   #7
dannet

Windows 7 Professional x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkXeno View Post
I had this problem myself the way I fixed this was using the Action Center looking in the maintenance and check for solutions there it then found a problem with the sound drivers and sent me to the correct place to download the correct driver. I hope this helps out.
Had a look in the action centre but it did detect a problem. Neither did the device driver manager.

It seems to fix itself when I install the older versions of the HP driver from their site (http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=3257766〈=en for your model xJason have you tried that?) but it will occasionally revert back to being muffled and I'll have to reinstall them.

I'm sure even then the sound quality isn't great
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17 May 2009   #8
xJason

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7100
 
 

Yeah I tried that and it doesn't do anything different, also the quick launch buttons thing doesn't work with Win7 I think.
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12 Feb 2010   #9
mavfan07

Win 7
 
 

I just solved this problem on my HP dv4-1225dx laptop. After searching and searching, I just couldn't find a driver that fixed my problem. Then - and I thought I had already tried this, but I guess I missed it - I did this:
Clicked on the audio control
Clicked on the icon at the top
Clicked the advanced tab
adjusted the format settings to a higher bitrate - apparently it had reset to low quality when I installed some updates.

This happened about 2 months after upgrading to Win 7, so I don't think that had a whole lot to do with the problem.
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