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Realtek HD mic detection issue

Q: Realtek HD mic detection issue

Hi guys

I've a Macbook Pro with the Win7 build 7000 running on it. Everything works fine except the microphone detection of the Realtek HD adapter. the macbook pro only has 2 jacks. one for the headphones and the other should be the mic/line-in.

By plugging in the mic from my headset, the realtek audio manager just shows me an input device instead of the microphone.
The built-in mic from the macbook works fine, but I prefer using my headset for skype.

Is there any workaround to fix this issue? how can i "tell" the realtek audio manager, that the plugged device is a mic?

I already installed the lates realtek HD drivers (2.18) and tried to assign the mic/line-in manually over the registry (Realtek HD Changing Jack output reassignments ( FIX )), but nothing could solve this problem.

here are some screenshots which are describing the issue. yes it's a german installation :-)

many thanks


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A: Realtek HD mic detection issue

Hi dumdidum and welcome to Se7en Forums

Referring to your first image, right-click on the BLUE socket and select Connector Retasking...

You should be able to set the appropriate option here.

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Hi all,
I've been seraching these forums a lot for a solution to my problem, but although it seems many have a similar problme, I haen't found the exact same one with a solution. So here goes:
My Realtek HD Audio-configuration software keeps detecting that a jack has been inserted in the front panel - needless to say that no jack has been inserted. After a few seconds, the software will detect that the jack is no longer connected and a a few seconds later, once again, the jack seems to be connected again. This goes on and on and on. I've uninstalled, reinstalled but to no avail.
I've deselected automatic popup dialouge if something is connected, but the popup keeps popping up.

A:Realtek jack detection problems


Been searching for a fix for the exact same issue. Haven't been able to find anything (exept for this unanswered post) on the forum. Did somebody find a fix for this? or point me to a thread related?

Thx in advance.

Oh.. and tried modifiying the settings in my bios for the frontpanel from HD to ac97 but issue still remains. (read somewhere that that might work but didn't)

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Back in the day, in the Realtek audio manager, it was possible to check an option to disable front jack detection. This would allow me to use both my heaphones (plugged in the front panel) and my speakers (plugged in the rear panel) at the same time.
HOWEVER since version r2.70 I can't find a way to achieve this.
It would be very nice if someone could help me with this problem =)

A:Realtek disable jack detection

Back in the day

When was that? In Windows XP? I have RealTek, with the latest that has been supplied by my motherboard vendor and it has what you want. Generally, the RealTek driver from the PC or motherboard vendor (as applicable) is the preferred. There is even a statement on the RealTek site to use the vendor provided drivers.

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I recently installed Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bits and my sound refuses to work. I have a Realtek Onboard Soundcard and I could not get anything else than DIGITAL OUTPUT. After installing the latest drivers, I managed to get sound, but it is LAGGY, REALLY LOW and HAS INTERFERENCES ( I SCROLL MY MOUSEWHEEL AND IT MAKES SOUND, I TYPE AND IT MAKES SOUND). It refuses to DETECT my BACKPANEL and doesn't do anything if I plug my headphones into my FRONT PANEL as well.

My motherboard is a GA-MA785GM-US2H.

Here are the pics of my settings :

Thanks all !

A:Realtek Soundcard No Backpanel Detection

Ok so I got my sound to work, but now I get randomly cracking sounds and my mic won't work (it picks up my output sound that goes through my headphones). What is even more odd is the following where my REALTEK HD AUDIO OUTPUT when muted still produces sound I can hear and the only way to cut off my headphones sound so I don't hear anything is by muting the front level yet I am plugged into my rear green output jack that is still not recognized by the Realtek Drivers.

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Hello. I have a Asus Z87A motherboard. It comes with Asus Realtek HD Audio Manager. Driver version This has no "disable front pannel jack detection" option.

I wish to have both speakers and headphones to output at the same time, and I used to do this with my old Gigabyte board, as well as a MSI Z87 G45 (which broke and I had to replace it with this)

Can you please help me? I tried this also without installing the Asus Realtek drivers (using default Windows 7 sound) and couldn't find a solution. I don't even have stereo mix, which I usually had with the MSI and Gigabyte.

Thank you in advance

edit: I also noticed that the rear jack detects my speakers as "front speakers". Is that the problem?

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Having a small issue with my laptop. i looked all over the internet and alas i came up with nothing whatsoever.
I ordered my laptop off of microsoft website because they had a deal for students, this was about 3 years ago. 
The other day i was watching a stream on my laptop and it started making clicking noises and froze my computer, i restarted chrome and everything worked fine again.
then about a week later watching another stream, the clicking noises began again only this time it shut my computer off. so i turned it back on and this error came up(No boot device detected. strike F1 to retry boot Strike F2 to run setup utility or F5 to run onboard system diagnostics.) 
So naturally i clicked retry boot a couple million times but to no avail nothing worked.
So i ran my onboard diagnostics. and it came up with hard drive not connected. so i was like okay my hard drives fried. so i connected a different one... same error message
So now ive come here for solutions, ive never in my life resorted to posting online about a situation. but this is just insane. either the connection from my computer to my hard drive is fried, Both my hard drives are fried or something in the softwares messed up. 
All im asking for is a solution... Thanks.

A:Hardware/Non Detection issue

The hard drive is indeed toast -- if you post the model number (i.e., Inspiron N5110, 5521, etc.) someone can recommend a replacement drive.
If you did not prepare a set of recovery media when the system was new, you'll also need to contact Dell to purchase that now, as you'll need it to reload the operating system once you replace the faulty drive.

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I'm having problem finding the new HDD (additional one) in 'My Computer'. I connected an additional HDD into CPU and started my PC. After startup, it detected the new hard drive and installed (auto) and said 'Successfully installed' (in balloons). But now I don't see any icon for the new installed hard drive in 'my computer'. Then I shut down the pc, disconnected, then reconnected... did allover again. But the problem remains!

What might have gone wrong? Where's the problem! Please help me guys

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Hi, first post here for me.. After successfully installing the latest version of Java (6.0.260) and then running the detection tool, it keeps telling me it does not detect Java on my computer. I've tried rebooting after install, uninstalling and reinstalling, using the offline version and every troubleshooting tip listed after the non-detection message. I'm using IE10 with the 32-bit browser. Java used to run fine until lately. I'd appreciate any suggestions on other solutions. Everything I've tried has failed. Thanks!

A:Java detection issue

Hi welcome to Seven Forums,
Open Internet explorer,
Use Alt+TA or Gear symbol on the top right and Manage add-ons
Click on Show all add-ons on the left middle of you screen,
Then see if Java is Enabled.
Also you might switch to Software rendering,
Internet options/ Advanced/ Check the top box/ Apply and Okay.

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Long story short, I had a malware infestation on my laptop.  I currently have run the latest versions of the following:
Avast - Full scan
MBAM - Full scan
Trend Micro Anti Threat
Each one of these seemed to find things here and there, but I still have the problem. Combofix and aswMBR will not run due to "A device attached to the system is not functioning" error.
In Safe Mode Combofix will start to run but then I get a BSOD and reboot.  asw will come up but won't scan says "Error loading driver" when it starts then "Scan Error" when you try to run a scan. 
I have two particular URL's coming up that Avast is currently blocking:
www.babaloonx.com and www.colboltuz.com plus one URL that is just an IP.
Any help is appreciated!


A:Malicious URL Detection Issue

Read the guide here
and create a topic here with logs
Good luck

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I just had to restart my computer after a system-wide lock-up, and after I booted back up, the OS refused to see my WIRED laser mouse! It's never done this before, and now, after restarting AGAIN, I find it STILL won't find it, or even my back-up mouse! Does anyone know why this is?

A:Driver Detection Issue

Hello NFSRacer,

Unfortunately I have yet the need to use Safe Mode in Windows 8, so I am going to give you a link that gives instructions on how to...

How To Boot Into Safe Mode On Windows 8 (The Easy Way) - How-To Geek

I would like you to attempt to load Windows in Safe Mode to see if the mouse is recognized at that point.

Also, this is a USB mouse? Have you tried other USB ports?

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To enable movie viewing on 55" LCD TV

This is a pain in the rear for me but it is the only way to get the HDMI audio recognized as a valid option in Audio Playback devices. (Video always works but the audio is says not connected)

To get the HDMI Audio detected, I have to....
First - On my TV I have to select the HDMI channel that is connected to my PC
Second - I have to un-plug and plug-in the HDMI cable. (I can hear the Windows 7 found hardware sound)
Third - Now I can select HDMI as my default audio device (everything works great)
I usually have to repeat this process any time the PC or TV gets shut off. I am worried about wearing out the HDMI port by plugging and un[lugging so often. This can't possibly be the way it is supposed to work.

This is not an intermittant issue - it is a matter of the ATI HDMI detecting the audio connection and is very repeatable and consistant. All drivers ATI and VIA audio are the latest to date as of today.

Maybe it is the Plug&Play component - TV has to be on when turning on the PC or I have to manually force the detection process (as above)

Video = ATI 4550

A:ATI HDMI Detection of Hardware issue

I have read many post on this issue and First of all yes the TV must be on at all times on the HDMI signal if you don't want the signal broken don't turn the tv off use you're power saving feature

Let windows turn the monitor off for you that way simple mouse movement will bring back the screen also you should be able to right click and disable onboard then enable the HDMI sound by right clicking

I might add using power saving feature is the only way to keep from breaking the HDMI connection also i don't advise any heibernation or sleep mode because that will just break the signal the best thing to do is let windows turn the monitor off but do not put your machine in sleep mode or any other power save featurn just treat your tv as a monitor

I find this the only and best way to work the ati cards and yes you keep unplugging and plugging the HDMI cable something is bound to go wrong eventually

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Hello guys.
I have a small issue with a drive being detected from within my PC that works from an external caddie.
For a few years i have had two drives inside my system. C drive and F drive. I recently removed both drives when i went off to India for a few weeks for security reasons. Today i find the F drive is not showing up. It is listed under "Show hidden hardware" in the profiles. I opened up the PC and swapped the ribbon cables around and rebooted. It started to install new hardware and stated it had installed it because i seen the name of the installed hardware (The F drive) yet it was still not listed in "My Computer" alongside the C drive. I then removed it an placed in in an external caddie and booted again. I got the same install message ( I had uninstalled the driver prior just in case) and it installed from the caddie and works.
I can not run it from there because i have two other drives that need to be listed for my Music Studio when it scans for files needed to open past and present work that uses files located on those drives my name. The issue can not be the cables as they both run C drive internally. 
I will try again later to install it from inside the PC as my main slave drive but it seems null. The issue may be software based or configuration based. But so far , i am mystified by this issue. 
Any ideas?
Thanks in advance.

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Error messages have been popping up for a while now saying how I am low on memory, but until now there have been no serious consequences. Now, I can only watch 1 YouTube video at a time and even then, it will usually crash after about 5 minutes. I can't have more than 1 tab open and in general the laptop is slower. It looks like the computer is only able to use 2GB of the 8GB that it knows is installed for some reason. Should I open it up and try to unplug and re plug the RAM back in? I've used CCleaner to clear anything that might be taking up memory and nothing is working. I've also done a full scan with Malwarebytes and come up with nothing. Any help is appreciated.

I am not sure what MOBO I have, but the laptop model is: Acer Aspire V5-573-9863

In addition to this memory issue, I used to have a problem where the CPU would sit at 60%-80% usage for no reason with no applications running, but that issue seems to have sorted itself out. Thought I might mention it just in case it is related. I just remembered that the CPU usage only jumps and sits when I open the Downloads folder in windows explorer, and I can fix it by restarting the Windows Explorer process, but if anyone has any tips on how to deal with that as well, I would appreciate it.

A:Oddly high RAM usage/ detection issue

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Let's take a look at your system hardware specifications. Please follow this guide on how to get those specifications:

How to find your system specifications - Tech Support Forum

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Error messages have been popping up for a while now saying how I am low on memory, but until now there have been no serious consequences. Now, I can only watch 1 YouTube video at a time and even then, it will usually crash after about 5 minutes. I can't have more than 1 tab open and in general the laptop is slower. It looks like the computer is only able to use 2GB of the 8GB that it knows is installed for some reason. Should I open it up and try to unplug and re plug the RAM back in? I've used CCleaner to clear anything that might be taking up memory and nothing is working. I've also done a full scan with Malwarebytes and come up with nothing. Any help is appreciated.

I am not sure what MOBO I have, but the laptop model is: Acer Aspire V5-573-9863

In addition to this memory issue, I used to have a problem where the CPU would sit at 60%-80% usage for no reason with no applications running, but that issue seems to have sorted itself out. Thought I might mention it just in case it is related. I just remembered that the CPU usage only jumps and sits when I open the Downloads folder in windows explorer, and I can fix it by restarting the Windows Explorer process, but if anyone has any tips on how to deal with that as well, I would appreciate it.

A:Oddly high RAM usage/ detection issue

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Let's take a look at your system hardware specifications. Please follow this guide on how to get those specifications:

How to find your system specifications - Tech Support Forum

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I am trying to install a raptor x 150 in my computer. The motherboard picked it up, and windows picks it up. however Acronis does not and neither does the windows installation. I would like to clone the drive if that is possible but first the drive needs to be recognized.
I have formatted it in windows 7 64 as an active partition NTFS. Any help is greatly appreciated

A:Solved: Raptor X 150 and windows 7 64 Detection issue.

I fixed the Problem. I used Data lifegaurd tools. and just set the drive up for xp. then windows and Acronis picked it up Now I've got it set up and running smoothly on Win7 64.

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we have disabled SSL2 & SSL3 and TLS 1.0 also in my server but still showing 20007 - SSL Version 2 and 3 Protocol Detection vulnerability issue.
can you help me anyone ? 
Server SSL existing setting screenshot for your reference 

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Good day,

I have an unusual situation with my HDMI and would like some advice or ideas.

I have 2 TVs with HDMI input, both LG (I believe 32LH20R and 22LH20R).

When I connect my hdmi to 22lh20r, the sound device says "not connected".
When I connect to 32lh20r, everything works fine.
If I connect to 22lh20r after connecting to 32lh20r, the sound device is now detected!
But when I reset my computer, the sound from 22lh20r says "not connected" again.

I tested two notebooks on it so far, and could reproduce on both. One with a GeForce 9600M GT and the other with a GeForce GT 540M.

I think that this could be some issue with the TV, but since it work after connecting to the other TV, I was thinking if there is a way to force the detection, or to force the driver from one TV to the other, or something like that.

Thanks in advance.

A:Issue with HDMI sound detection - unusual situation

Additional information:

I tryed to override EDID, with phoenix edid editor and monitor asset manager, but had no success with that. Turns out that they only collect the first 128 bytes from the edid, leaving the CEA extensions out, and this would be where the EDID stores whether the monitor has audio or not. =/

Also, it seems like it's not possible to "force" the playback device to "be detected", or at least I didn't find a way so far.

If anyone could help with EDID overriding, or this way to trick windows into believing HDMI sound is connected, I would appreciate a lot!


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Hello all, First, I apologize for my english, I know I'm not the best at this language but I hope you will understand my problem.  I've got a Thinkpad T560. This laptop was with Windows 7 and I upgraded it to Windows 10. Unfortunately, when I plug my HDMI cable, I have the image on the second computer but no sound. All my drivers are up to date.Furthermore,  I can't find the HDMI device (my TV) in the taskbar  (I mean in the right-bottom corner).  I have tried a lot of solutions:- Update drivers- Click on the sound icon and show the disabled devices in the playback menu- Update drivers from Device Managers etc..  Could you please help me to find a solution ? Thanks.

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I got a problem with the Internet Explorer 11 installation I received through Windows Update. It is on a
Windows 7 x64 SP1 computer.
The installation failed, and Internet Explorer 11 doesn't appear under the Show Installed Updates section of Programs and Features.
Because of that, Windows Update tries to re-run the update, but keeps failing everytime.
My first idea was to download the IE 11 installer for Windows 7 x64 from Download Center and launch it; it fails with the error message "A more recent version of Internet Explorer is already installed".
When launching IE, effectively, the version is 11.0, but if I try to install an update for IE, like an IE 11 language pack or just a security update, it fails saying it doesn't apply to this system.
So basically, the IE installer detection logic says IE 11 is installed, while Windows Update says it is not, as for other updates related to IE 11. I have a tendency to believe Windows Update since it doesn't appear in Show Installed Updates.
I tried removing the HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer registry key and its equivalent under SYSWOW64, no result. I also deleted the iexplore.exe file under Program Files\Internet Explorer and Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer, no result. Removing
those files is not easy since you have to take ownership on each of them because of the default permissions that are very tight.
Does someone knows the detection logic of the IE 11 ... Read more

A:How to force Internet Explorer 11 reinstallation after failure (detection issue)?

it sounds like IE11 is partially installed.
you may have some success by performing this uninstall method (expect a couple of warnings/errors during the process)
Open an elevated CMD console (Run as administrator)
FORFILES /P %WINDIR%\servicing\Packages /M Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-*11.*.mum /c "cmd /c echo Uninstalling package @fname && start /w pkgmgr /up:@fname /norestart"Don
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This helps the community, keeps the forums tidy, and recognises useful contributions. Thanks!)

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I've got a really strange problem, that makes it really difficult to post any diagnostic information about the problem. I've tried running HiJackThis, MalwareBytes anti-malware, Trendnet housecall online scanner, GMER, ad-aware, Spybot S&D, RootRepeal and dds.scr. The results are pretty much the same for all of these programs. The scan/analysis starts, sometimes it gets partway through scanning, and then the application window gets closed. After this happens, in the case of .exe files, the resulting program is rendered useless, in that further attempts to launch it result in a "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item." and you also cannot rename, or delete the file.

Trend-net housecall is also pretty interesting, in that it runs inside the browser, and after it was terminated (part way through the scan) iexplore.exe now exhibits the same error in not being able to launch. This not being able to launch persists across reboots also. I then installed firefox.exe on the system, was using it for a brief period, tried trend-net housecall and now it too is showing the error in not being able to launch.

dds.scr is able to be to be re-launched, and it brings up the black command window type screen, but never brings up the notepad windows. It seems unaffected by the termination behaviour, and is able to be re-launched.

I was able to run A2 anti-trojan, and do have a log of what it... Read more

A:Strange malware issue - unable to use detection tools or virus scanners

Hi Thomas Lovie,Welcome to BC HijackThis forum. I am farbar. I am going to assist you with your problem.Please refrain from making any changes to your system (updating Windows, installing applications, removing files, etc.) from now on as it might prolong handling your log and make the job for both of us more difficult.I share your academic interest. So let's have a go at it.Download and run Win32kDiag: Download Win32kDiag from any of the following locations and save it to your Desktop. Download Win32kDiag (Win32kDiag.exe) - #1 Download Win32kDiag (Win32kDiag.exe) - #2 Download Win32kDiag (Win32kDiag.exe) - #3 Double-click Win32kDiag.exe to run Win32kDiag and let it finish. When it states "Finished! Press any key to exit...", press any key on your keyboard to close the program. Double-click on the Win32kDiag.txt file that is located on your Desktop and post the entire contents of that log as a reply to this topic.Next......

Also post the A2 anti-trojan log.

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I want to put info in easy to read format as below:

Personal profile
I am not a newbie to computers and have been using/modding OS/hardware since last 10yrs or so (though personal desktop/mobile/tablets only). Everything from Formatting, imaging, troubleshooting(though stuck on this), Ramdisks, water cooling, etc etc etc.
So when i inform you of the situation below , you can take it that what i am writing below is the exact scenario.

Computer Profile------------------
TSG Report:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Professional x64 Edition, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz, EM64T Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16374 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5400 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives:
C: Total - 61055 MB, Free - 51011 MB;
D: Total - 10252 MB, Free - 384 MB;
E: Total - 216587 MB, Free - 6254 MB;
F: Total - 61051 MB, Free - 6068 MB;
G: Total - 153699 MB, Free - 10033 MB;
H: Total - 21289 MB, Free - 7471 MB;
I: Total - 717818 MB, Free - 675210 MB;
J: Total - 11633 MB, Free - 11552 MB;
R: Total - 7169 MB, Free - 6087 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P7H55
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Everest Report:
See attachment for Full Computer configuration (including bios and hardware)
View attachment Report.txt

just in case, CPU Overclocked by ~ 27-30% to 3.4 to 3.6 Ghz &
FSB to 200Mhz (50... Read more

A:Kingston SSD and Asus AMI BIOS detection Issue (NTLDR)> Very weird> Not a Noob> Help

No SP3?

Anyway this will bump you.

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My laptop is T430 of Lenovo. I have two drives installed on my computer, one is SSD (128 G, PLEXTOR), another is HDD (500 G, Samsung). Now I have encountered a serious issue that I could not find the HDD in my Windows 10. Almost two weeks ago, I found my laptop crash frequently. I think there is an extreme incompatibility between the Windows 10 and SSD. I even reinstalled my OS for several times. But it still crashed. Even I opened a simple word file, it does not respond. Two days ago, the issue got even more serious. When I boot my system, I found a problem with "2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)". It suggests me to press the "ESC" button to enter into the OS. However, I could not find my HDD on my computer anymore. I have some paramount important data and files in this drive.  Could some friends provide some meaningful suggestions of recovering data and files for me, please?  I'm very anxious. Thank you very much!

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I posted this over an EightForums, but wanted to check here too.

Updating Realtek I lose sound effects tab

I had the same thing on my W7 system but fixed it...just don't remember how

A:Realtek issue

Where did you get the RealTek update? I've seen some, from PC Vendors, that did not have the full features. Usually the driver from the PC Vendor is preferred, but try the driver directly from RealTek. www.realtek.com

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I am having difficulty with my ASUS SDRW-08D1S-U external optical drive. My computer is an ASUS UL30A notebook with Windows 7. The strange thing is that it was working initially, but now a few days later, it stopped working for some reason. If I go to My Computer, I can see my harddrives (C and D) listed, but not my optical drive. If I go to Control Panel, and click on Devices and Printers, I see my optical drive listed under Devices as SDRW-08D1S-U, with a small yellow triangle icon with an exclamation point on it. If I double click on it, and then click on the Hardware tab, it states at the bottom – “Device Status: Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing.” If I click on the Properties button, it basically says the same thing, with the addition of: (Code 39). I have tried updating the driver, and it states that I have the appropriate and latest driver. I have tried disabling and enabling driver. I have tried right clicking on the icon and Troubleshooting.

Finally, I tried uninstalling the driver. And then when I plugged the drive back in, it states that the “Device driver software was not successfully installed.”

I am using the supplied USB Y cable with both ends plugged in. I have tried it also with only one of the two ends plugged in, and also with regular non-Y configuration USB cables.

I will add that I never installed the original software on the CD that came with the drive. I was about to install it when ... Read more

A:Driver detection/loading issue with ASUS SDRW-08D1S-U external optical drive

No replies yet...I guess there is no easy fix for this... I'll probably put up the drive for sale and get something else...

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My PC is a CyberPower compilation from 2003 (Yeah, it's old; I know).

Anywho, my issue lies in the audio. For some strange reason, everytime I boot up, my audio is just fine. However, after a time on the computer (It's never constant), the device is no longer deteced. The Sound Controller provided by Windows tells me that I have no mixer devices, but when I check the AC'97 in the Hardware Manager, it says it's functioning properly.


As far as I know, my drivers are totally up-to-date. The driver says it's from 7/22/06, which is the newest one.

A:Another Realtek AC'97 Audio Issue

It sounds like your onboard sound chip is dying.

Buy a separate sound card and you should be good to go. Just remember to disable the onboard sound in your bios.

Regards Howard

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Hello all.
I work at an organization where a lot of audio recording is done. We use Lenovo systems of varying types, There are several models of ThinkPad, ThinkStation and ThinkCentres in use. The issue I'm starting to run into is that the vast majority of these systems use Realtek drivers. The requirement here is that both playback and recording be set to 2 Channel 16bit 44100Hz but what I've started to see as new systems come in is that I have the ability to set that  for Playback but recording no longer allows me the ability to change it. It's set at 2 Channel 16bit 48000HZ and is grayed out. There's no way to choose another setting.
Some of the newer ThinkPad models we have (T460p and T470p) have drivers that allow the change. But our ThinkStation and ThinkCentre models do not. I can get around the ThinkStation issue by adding an audio card to it but I'd rather not have to do that. The ThinkCentres are harder because the models we have are either small form factors so I need low profile audio cards or the new compact models like the M900 Tiny so we can't add internal components. 
The other issue that goes along with this is that for the ThinkStation and ThinkCentre models, We use the StereoMix option. I've only been able to find one sound card (Creative Audicy RX) that has the "Record What U Hear" ability and I can't find anything low profile for the smaller form factors.
In the past we got around this by actually using an older Realt... Read more

A:Realtek Driver Issue

Installing the latest R2.82 Realtek HD audio driver does not let you change the sample rate to 44100 Hz? If that is the case then it could be chipset limitation.Most all modern computers with the Realtek chipset use Realtek's HD audio driver and I am only familiar with Realtek having only one HD audio driver. 
In regards to Stereo Mix, I have not personally used the program but VB-Audio Virtual cable allows recording to other programs virtually.

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my realtex audio '97 keeps uninstalling itself. i have an acer aspire 3003. i recently installed logitech software. could that be the problem.
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A:Realtek audio '97 issue

look for 6280 (or the latest '97 driver). un-install the old one first.

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I'm a home worker for a company that requires I use their dialer and web interface. At first I had an issue with clients not hearing me. THAT issue was solved.
The problem that exists is this:

I need to use the front mic/headset jack on my desktop to use for work. But now I plug my desktop speakers into a rear jack and I get no audio. I also get no audio through my headset when I try to listen to an A/V presentation online. Never had this issue before.

My OS is win 7 pro 32 bit.
I use X-lite for the dialer and vicidialer for the online interface

The RealTek interface only allows me to set one outlet as default at a time. I.E.; front jacks OR rear jacks but not both. Any way around this?

A:RealTek Audio issue

It's designed that "normally" when you plug in a headset it mutes the rear speakers. You don't want that anyway as you will get feedback through the mic with the speakers on (one of the reason people use a headset/mic rather than a desktop mic and PC speakers).

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I'm using Windows Xp with Realtek HD Audio manager. Often i use Ventrillo for voice comunication which obviously requires me to use a microphone.

When i talk, people can hear me but every single sound of my pc gets trough aswell, wether the volume is low (as in i can barely hear it myself) or normal i am barely understandable if at all because of that.
Also when i plug in microphone, speakersound (5.1system) just keeps going as normal.

It has worked before when my pc was new, about one year ago, but hard drive broke down.
Went to the pc store i bought it from and got replaced. But since then i have the problem that all sounds from pc come trough when i don't want them to while talking. (Including echo-ing anyone else talking atm when i want to talk myself)
The mic/headset plugin & speakers still playing sound as normal is something that has always been there since before Hard drive broke down.

I didn't update gfx or audio drivers before hard drive broke down, everything from mic worked properly.
When hard drive got replaced i had the mic issue right away. So it isn't caused by a driver update i'd say.
Looked trough all the settings i could find on pc to fix this but so far nothing has worked.
If a similar issue was posted here on these forums before and i missed it, feel free to link.
I am not a pc expert by far, so if you explain things do try to keep it simple andclear.
And if this happens to be a simple or stupid ... Read more

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Realtek HD audio has started installing a virtual USB CD drive on my system after every boot/restart of Windows 7 x64. It shows in Explorer as an assigned drive, but I haven't found any way to use it. While it's not a true problem, it certainly is annoying. I've spent hours on Google trying to find how to stop this new behavior. The Realtek website is useless. Has anyone else seen this or found a way to stop it ?

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I just started having an odd issue that in my 20 some years working with computers have never encountered. The issue has to do with my realtek HD Audio. It started with games, that I wouldn't get any sound from. I went and did my normal trouble shooting and found nothing wrong. During the tests the sound worked fine. So I went and tried playing an MP3, and no sound happens. Music plays but no sound. I then tried skype. That worked fine and I heard sounds.

I've never experienced issues like this. Where one program has sound and another doesn't.

Anyone have any ideas?


A:Realtek Sound - Odd Issue

Have you tried uninstalling and re-installing the driver?

This is about as odd as the issue that I am having on a vista machine where the sound from the internet browser will just stop working periodically.

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hello all,

I just bought my HP dv6500t laptop a few days ago, it's pretty nice so far except one thing. Whenever i play music, whether it be from a website, a cd, or an mp3, there is noticeable skipping/popping sound almost like a scratched record.

I have Realtek HD audio, and i've updated the drivers but still the problem isn't going away. it's subtle but definitely noticeable, and it happens every single time i play any music, even when i'm not running any other programs. It's not a huge issue but extremely annoying. I've scoured the internet and can't seem to find any answers, any help would be greatly appreciated. thank you. I'll list the computer specs below:

T7300 processor(2.0 ghz)
nvidia 8400GS
2 gigs ram
160 gig hard drive
vista home premium

A:Realtek HD audio issue

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Hello everyone,

I'm having a bit of a weird problem that involves my on-board VIA sound chipset of the AC'97 type. I have recently re-formatted my OS partition and upgraded from Windows 2000 to XP. All's working fine, except the audio, even though the proper driver from the Realtek site is installed. And this is where it gets wonky.

When Windows starts after turning the PC on, there is no sound and no speaker icon in my task bar. Instead, the Realtek entry in the Device Manager reports a "Driver Error" by displaying the little yellow (!) warning next to it and detailing with "Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware".

Now, if I uninstall this driver, install the one I already applied *again* and reboot, the sound will (mostly) work; on some occasions, the Multimedia Audio controller will shove itself in between the sound detection and forces me to run the driver install file again, but after that, the sound works. I can reboot all I want now and the sound will work...

Until I turn the computer completely off. In which case, there will once again be no sound and the same issue by the next time I turn it on. In clear text, this means I have to reinstall the drivers several times everytime I start up the computer, which is getting sort of annoying.

Now, I tried installing the drivers in Safe Mode with no success and the same results I get in "Normal" mode. If I uninstall the drivers from the Device Manag... Read more

A:Strange Realtek AC'97 Issue

Uninstall the sound driver from the Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel not the Device manager. Restart and install the fresh driver.

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I've screen captured the Network Diagnosis, if anyone can help please let me know.


A:Realtek adaptor issue

Just working from what you showed ... Make sure the ethernet cable is connected securely. Test it with another computer or try a different cable.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8600K CPU @ 3.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 158 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 6
RAM: 16329 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 465 GB (389 GB Free); E: 465 GB (443 GB Free); L: 1863 GB (326 GB Free); M: 1863 GB (388 GB Free); N: 1863 GB (1790 GB Free); O: 3726 GB (778 GB Free); Q: 5588 GB (3217 GB Free); R: 3726 GB (1049 GB Free); S: 465 GB (316 GB Free); U: 3725 GB (1078 GB Free); V: 5588 GB (2059 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., Z370 AORUS Gaming 5-CF
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

I have just updated the Realtek driver and the attached message came up and now I've got no sound.

Any ideas please??

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Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium
Sound: Onboard Realtek (Not sure of the name exactly)


So about a month ago I inserted a WAN Card into my PC and after doing so am having an issue getting sound out of both of my speakers. If I slowly slide my speaker plug into the motherboard it will play out of the left speaker only. Once I slide the plug all the way in, the sound only comes out of the right speaker. I do have front jacks that work fine, but I'm trying to avoid using those as I have a one year old who has learned how to walk and loves to play with things in her reach.

Things I've checked:

1. I'm reopened my computer to see if I happened to knock anything loose during my WAN Card installation process.

2. I've checked the balance setting for my speakers.

3. I've plug in a headset to make sure it wasn't a speaker issue.

4. I've ran the "Speaker Setup" wizard offered by the Realtek software multiple times.

5. I've removed the WAN card and tried to use the speakers then.

Is there anything missing or am I just out of luck?


A:Realtek Sound Issue

Go into the Control Panel, System, Device Manager and delete the Realtek sound device. Restart your computer and see if Windows picks it up and reinstalls it

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First off here is what I am using

Windows 7 x64
RealTek ALC888 -> R2.70 drivers for Windows 7 64 bit.
Headphones: Creative Fatal1ty

Audio settings:
Loudness Equalization enabled,
16bit 48000 Hz DVD Quality.
Mixer Volume 100%


Recently I noticed my volume has significantly decreased especially in games (L4D2 being one) I hadn't changed any hardware, installed new drivers or updated windows.
Whatever caused this is lost on me. However I have noticed one thing..

I plug-in my headphones, jack is set as Headphones. In RealTek HD Audio Manager
Speaker configuration is "stereo". I then click "test" and it shows it playing the left speaker - I hear a very faint DOO (pause) DOO a bass sound, it plays the second speaker and I hear that midi scale thingy.

It seems like my headphones aren't playing in stereo at all, rather mono and one of them thinks it's a sub woofer or something. For some reason I have a feeling this is what is also responsible for my loudness issue.

Any help would be appreciate, thank you!

A:RealTek ALC888 - Low volume issue

Also tested headphones on other computers and they work fine. Strange.

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I have a notebook Gateway M 1617, with Realtek card reader but it doesn working with the new win7 build 7100, I've tried go to realtek driver web site, downloaded the win7 driver version also got the win vista version. but nothing worked for me...

i need help


A:Realtek USB 2.0 Card Reader x64 issue

Quote: Originally Posted by todbull

I have a notebook Gateway M 1617, with Realtek card reader but it doesn working with the new win7 build 7100, I've tried go to realtek driver web site, downloaded the win7 driver version also got the win vista version. but nothing worked for me...

i need help


I'd see if Windows can just handle the reader with its own drivers.

In some cases this hasn't happened automatically, but by installing the Realtek Windows 7 drivers then removing them (via Programs on the Control Panel) the reader gets recognized correctly by Windows itself.

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Every 2 seconds i get a notifacation that my headphones have been plugged in/unplugged.
i do have headphones, so this is REALLY annoying. i use realtek and many people have this problem but they're not on a laptop/have headphones. can anybody help me? do i need to provide more info? PLEASE HELP ME!!!!

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Hey all,

Relatively a newbie with Win 7, much preferring from Vista though, but I have an odd problem, I did do a search and see a few people had the same issue, but not quite the same as my issue. I have an Asus P5K-PRO board with onboard sound (Realtek ALC883). I have installed the drivers from the Asus site, mainly because of the fact I couldn't hear anything coming through the line in socket.

My issue is that when I record via the line-in socket, it would record as mono. Oddly, this is present in Adobe Audition but not in Sony Soundforge (which does actually capture stereo channels). I'm putting a record deck in via a pre-amp into the line-in.

But then another issue. I run an online radio show, which I keep a backup of as the show streams. When I checked the stream backup yesterday that was in mono too!! I'm not sure if the show streamed in mono, no one mentioned it to be honest. When I say mono it's one channel only, not sure if it's left or right.

I will mention that when I'm listening through headphones I can hear everything in stereo, it's once it's been captured on the PC it becomes mono.

Am I missing a setting in Win 7 or could it be drivers? This is darn frustrating as I want to be able to use Audition and have stereo radio show stream backups!

Thanks in advance, hopefully someone has the answer.


A:Realtek ALC883 - recording issue

The Realtek drivers have an option that ties all inputs together, do you have Line-In (blue) set as the default recording device. I was thinking it might be possible for one program to see the input as a stereo input while another program picks it up a a mono mic in. Since the inputs are tied together it would still record.

You also might try downloading the latest drivers from the Realtek site.



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Hi all,
Im having a bit of trouble with sound on my PC system. There seems to be a bit of distortion when i play music through either my head phones and through my hifi system via the mini jacks on the rear panel and the front. Its very bad when I listen to Coldplay Clocks (the piano rift at the start). Through both WMP and Itunes. When I attach my iphone to my stereo and stream the music from the pc it is floorless. Also when I play music via my tv throught the HDMI it is distorted too.
Has any one experienced this before and know a solution?
Thanks in advance.

A:Realtek ALC887 sound issue

If is the same with both HDMI and the PC's speakers (sound card) that suggests something other than the sound devices. HDMI audio is generated by the Video Card, separately from the PC's sound card (whatever that is, you didn't list it in your specs).

Is this file the only one that is distorted? or is ANY music played on the PC distorted? If its "any" music is it full fidelity wav sound files or MP3 files (which are something less than full fidelity).

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The special codes we are looking for is:

PCI Device PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_5229&SUBSYS_1818103C&REV_01\4&5CFE19B&0&00E2

I am also missing this...

SM Bus Controller PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E22&SUBSYS_1818103C&REV_04\3&11583659&0&FB

I am running Windows 7 Professional x64. I figured the PCI device has something to do with Raeltek but I cannot figure it out further as I don't see anything matching on this webpage.

PCI Vendor and Device Lists

The SM Bus controller, I am absolutely clueless.

Windows Update did not find anything.

PCI Vendor and Device Lists

I was hoping someone from 7Forums can crack this. I cannot even crack it. I usually fix issues on my own.

Please do lend a hand! Thanks!

A:Issue Finding SM Bus and PCI Driver: Realtek?

Welcome to the forum,

The top one is the card reader from Realtek.

The SM Bus controller should be fixed with the chipset driver.

If you give us the full model of the laptop we can link the drivers from HP.

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Seemingly out of nowhere, my computer has been losing internet, due to a Realtek RTL8188EE 802.11 Wifi adapter issue. Attached is the picture of the failure. Please let me know if there is a solution. Thanks!

A:Realtek RTL8188EE Wifi Issue

@foreale To better help you we would need the exact model number or product number of your laptop/desktop??? http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c00033108 Also what CPU do you have installed??? REO

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Hello all, my first post here, nicely formatted site. My System is in my sig.
My 1y old Toshiba laptop w/Vista, using Realtek sound driver version,
I had the left speaker go out. I ran through all system diagnostics. I checked for updates and found I have the latest driver. I then pulled the keyboard and disconnected both speaker leads from the board. Connecting the left speaker lead to the right board plug in, the speaker dose work. I then connected the right speaker lead to the left board plug in, and got no sound.
FYI when I plug in the head phones only the right side works as well.
My question is, based on information currently out there, is it likely I have an issue with the board or is there a known issue with the driver that would cause sound to go out on one side?
Thanks ES

A:Realtek, functional issue.

Hi eurosid and welcome to Vista Forums

Have you checked the setting of the balance control? What is the model number of your laptop?

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So my front mic jack has ALOT of static from processor/harddrive interference, so I want to change it to the back mic port. I go through my device manager and realize the only drivers installed are the Windows default. I download the Win7 drivers/software from realtek and when I try to install I get into a loop at the "Begin install...." part of the installation. It comes up with the "This driver isnt signed, do you want to install?". I click "Install anyway" but it continues to come up with the prompt shortly after clicking, if I tell it not to install it stops the installation and I'm still stuck.

Any suggestions? I already attempted to manually install the drivers, but the device manager says the drivers installed are newer than the ones I'm trying to install. Also tried to disable UAC, that didnt help, and any other security (including the Vista fix with bcededit ect. at the command prompt." All this AND tried the manual override of the pin config in the registry, but there are no registry values that equal what was put into the post.

A:Fun Realtek AC97 installation issue

Get driver sweeper>Boot Safe Mode>Remove Realtek Sound driver>RE-boot normal mode> Re download the latest AC' 97 Driver from Realtek >Install it now>Should work.... If not then report back

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