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AUX sound output through soundcard

Q: AUX sound output through soundcard

I'm using my SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio card on my intel MOBO, it has an output jack for your headphones, and an input for your mic. I'm using my CD/RADIO to listen to the radio at work, is there a way to plug in the AUX cable into the MIC hole on the soundcard to get the radio to play through my soundcard and into my headphones? Does that make sense?

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A: AUX sound output through soundcard

*bump* heeeeeeeeeeeeeelp me please.

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I'm running a Dell Studio XPS and recently the sound levels out of my logitech speakers has drastically decreased. I now need to turn them unto full volume to just be able to hear anything. I've tested the speakers on my laptop, and they are working fine

I've reinstalled the Reaktek driver http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/SOUND-CARD/REALTEK/Dell-Studio-XPS-Desktop-435T-Realtek-Audio-Driver-A00.shtml, and turn up every level in vista's sound settings, but it hasn't made any difference.

I have no idea what else I can do, can someone please help?

A:Very low output from Soundcard on Vista x64 . Why?

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Hello everyone.

I have had this problem since a couple of weeks now. In fact it started when I installed a video capture card. I installed the card and the drivers and my sound output became mono. I tryed everything I could think of and finally formatted my HD (I had to do it)

I thought that by formating and not installing the drivers for the video-in card, my sound would come back to stereo but unfortunaly it didn't. I checked in my control pannel and everything is set to Stereo output so Im confused.

I didn't try to remove the video in card yet, I hope to find a way to fix it without having to take it out

I hope someone can help me because playing games like counter-strike with mono sound is close to be impossible :/

Thanks a lot for your time.

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Hey there, there's a similar post in here somewhere but this is a more direct question. How can I setup a simple client-to-server audio-streaming solution that will take mear minutes to setup? I want people to be able to play their music using whatever program or web-site they want over the local network to the stationary computer connected up to my sound-system.

I found something about Virtual Audio Cable & Axia IP-Audio Driver but VAC is a bit to complex for me to set up and Axia's IP-Audio Driver is impossible to find.
Anyone got a solution to this?

A:Streaming soundcard output to a computer over network

I'd love to know the answer to this. I'm trying to find a way to play a song on our main computer, but to have the sound output that's going to my local computer's speakers to go to every computer in the house.

What I definitely do not want is the option to share mp3 files with the other computers in the house. That's easy. This is much more difficult.

I want to listen to the same song at the same on multiple computers. I know I can use Winamp + Shoutcast or VLC to stream audio files on my computer, but what I'd really love is to do it with Pandora.

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GA-890GPA-UD3H (rev. 3.1)

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM3+ - GA-890GPA-UD3H (rev. 3.1)

(Note 3) Simultaneous output for DVI-D and HDMI is not supported.

What I'm trying to do is output just my sound to the receiver via HDMI cable, but still use the DVI to my monitor for video. From the note above taken from the MB specs, sounds like this is not possible.

This is new business to me and wondering how others do this, seems little information I can find. I am ordering a HDMI to DVI cable so I can disconnect the DVI cable from the computer and instead run both video and sound through HDMI to the receiver, then the video to the monitor. Hoping this works.

If all fails then I am relegated to separate digital through S/PDIF optical link, to my receiver. According to the experts this is less than ideal since now, the multi-channel dolby and DTS signals can only be received via HDMI.

Wondering if I get a Blu-ray player for my computer how this is going to all work out. Hoping that HDMI to DVI cable does the trick.

Anyone with experience with this kind of set-up and the aforementioned hardware greatly appreciated.

And Happy NEW YEAR!

A:Gigabyte HDMI output to Yamaha receiver - no sound output

As you have a separate video card, its capabilities should determine how the video works, not the motherboard. The video is routed to the video card.

If you had some type of integrated Video on the motherboard then the motherboard's specs would apply. For example, I have an Intel i7 3770 CPU and this model has built in Intel HD4000 video which is routed to motherboard video connectors and thus the motherboard would determine how the video is distributed. However, I'm using a separate video card and thus that determines how video is distributed.

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Hello! Just as a disclaimer this is the first time that I've used this cite, so I apologize in advance for any informalities, or just overall dimwittedness. So for starters, I am not a technologically illiterate person, having been a computer user for the majority of my life. My current set up is the Levovo Y50 gaming laptop, (i'll include the specs below) which is running windows 8.1. So let me explain the situation to you; I have an hdmi output to my monitor, which is being used to transmit audio and video to my external speakers, which are connected to the aux imput on my monitor. So essentially, i never both the intergrated speakers and touchscreen display on the laptop itself, rather I use the audio output to my speakers and the video output to my monitor. However, occasionally, when I hop on skype or use spotify, I feel the need to use my PC headphones, which are the razer kracken headset, which has an integrated microphone, and therefore is connected to one sole port on the laptop itself. Basically, when I choose to use the headphones as an audio output, I go to the playback devices under sound management, and change the default communications and default device to the newly-plugged in headphones, which is listed under the playback devices as the standard "SPEAKERS - REALTEK HIGH DEFINITION AUDIO DEVICE" which, I presume is the output for the laptop itself. Previously, upon changing these options, the audio would then come out of the headphones, as ... Read more

A:Solved: No output to headphones - even though sound manager shows an output

1 Welcome to Tech Support Guy
2 re your disclaimer - no need for any apologies, but your post is a little difficult to read, we would have been better with separation of the main points by paragraph spacing. However I think I have the situation
3. Lets start with the basic possible causes.
4. I do not know that monitor but the jack for the speakers is connected to the audio from HDMI input is it the 3.5mm just in case there is another jack socket
5. Please see screenshot and check levels
as if volume is right down there will of course be no sound
6. I cannot understand why the headphones are shown as the Realtek speakers they are I thought usually shown as second ouptut

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Hello! Just as a disclaimer this is the first time that I've used this cite, so I apologize in advance for any informalities, or just overall dimwittedness. So for starters, I am not a technologically illiterate person, having been a computer user for the majority of my life. My current set up is the Levovo Y50 gaming laptop, (i'll include the specs below) which is running windows 8.1. So let me explain the situation to you; I have an hdmi output to my monitor, which is being used to transmit audio and video to my external speakers, which are connected to the aux imput on my monitor. So essentially, i never both the intergrated speakers and touchscreen display on the laptop itself, rather I use the audio output to my speakers and the video output to my monitor. However, occasionally, when I hop on skype or use spotify, I feel the need to use my PC headphones, which are the razer kracken headset, which has an integrated microphone, and therefore is connected to one sole port on the laptop itself. Basically, when I choose to use the headphones as an audio output, I go to the playback devices under sound management, and change the default communications and default device to the newly-plugged in headphones, which is listed under the playback devices as the standard "SPEAKERS - REALTEK HIGH DEFINITION AUDIO DEVICE" which, I presume is the output for the laptop itself. Previously, upon changing these options, the audio would then come out of the headphones, as opposed to the speak... Read more

A:No output to headphones - even though sound manager shows an output

My speed in W8 is much less than my speed in W7 but I'm wondering what would happen if you were to do a cold boot with everything plugged in. In the past the system does an inventory of connected devices when it boots. Sometimes on a warm boot it reads the cached inventory. Maybe . . . .

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It's the most suspicious sound I've ever heard. It sounds exactly like fat, felt tip marker making a quick check on paper. It can also be compared to a rat sniff or a piece of paper being turned. I wear headphones and can hear this noise occasionally for up to 15 minutes. It likes to happen at night, when 'they' are active ( humor me ). Because of the sneaky, low volume, discreet, low down, creepy, stalky, shifty sound I am disposed to imagine that someone is looking through my files for credit information and they are unaware of these sounds from my sound card, or they don't care about the sound because they are safe from being caught.

Sound like I'm crazy? Just paranoid. I did say it makes me imagine. The kind of person I am is the same kind that will run system restore at a moment's notice for anything that looks suspicious or a NoScript violation. Because that sound is clearly designed to resemble a sniffing rat doing something sneaky on my computer. I tried to record the output with Audacity 1.3, but it had stopped before I had recorded anything.

My setup:

Windows XP Pro 64 bit Service Pack 2
Verizon High Speed Internet
Marvell Yukon 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
LinkSys Router routing to a Windows 7 laptop, WPK-PSK, TKIP
Soundblaster Live!
Mozilla FireFox

A:Solved: Suspicious sound coming from sound card output.

It was that Windows XP search dog. When you ctrl + f to open the search side bar in a window there is an animated dog that seems innocuous. Every 15 minutes or so it will scratch itself and make that noise twice. As long as that search side bar is open, minimized or not, that noise will persist.

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I am getting a laptop. Right now I am deciding between regular "High Definition Audio 2.0" and a "ExpressCard Sound Blaster X-Fi Laptop Sound Card with Wireless Receiver Bundle". The latter is 134 dollars more. Would the latter make the output of sound better on external speakers. Say if you're a DJ, and you use the laptop, would the sound coming out of the speakers at those high volumes be much better if you have the better soundcard? Or does it not have any effect on the output sounds? Thanks!

A:Do Sound Cards Effect The Output of Sound To External Speakers?

It affects the external output even more than the one from the integrated speakers.

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I already have my SB Live! 5.1 working just fine with the on-board AC' 97 audio disabled. I'm just wondering if it's possible to enable the on-board audio while the soundcard is running at the same time. Kind of like having two running soundcards.

Do I just enable the AC' 97 audio in the BIOS setup and install the AC'97 drivers, or is there more to it?

A:Soundcard and on-board sound

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In the device manager it says my soundcard is installed and working properly (I'm on a medion md96015 laptop) but there is no sound. I plugged in headphones and still no luck. All the volume is on 100% so I'm not sure why it isnt working. My soundcard is a SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC.

A:Soundcard installed but no sound.

Hi samantha,

A codec isn't a sound card.

Have you never had any sound?

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Hi all,

I removed my emu 0404 soundcard after problems (it's known to have problems with W7).
My sound (with onboard) was working before installing the Emu.

What have I done wrong?


A:No sound after removing soundcard

did you remove it after or before the installation of windows 7

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Is there any software that can help me out?

I have recently installed a trial of 'e-Speaking' (a voice command program). I have a bluetooth headset (Plantronics) and a bluetooth dongle (a cheap bluetooth dongle Broadcom BCM2045A).

Is there a way to communicate to this program and have this program respond to me via bluetooth headset...

(here's the challenge)

...And still use my laptop to play music as normal via the speakers or 3.5mm jack?

Compaq Presario 2200 Pentium M 1.3Ghz 1.5GB RAM (Laptop)
Windows XP Pro

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This one has me stumped! Recently reinstalled my Win98SE OS. After the installation no sound of any kind, not even MIDI files. Noticed a problem in my Control Panel / Multimedia. Normally I have for both Playback and Record, "ESS AudioDrive (220)". It is now gone. Found the problem in the Device Manager. Under Sound, Video, Game Controller there was a new entry for "Wave Device for Voice Modem". Never had this entry before. The properties of this entry matched what was listed in my Multimedia. I reinstalled both drivers for my modem and sound card. Still nothing. Ran dxdiag. Sound test 1, 2, & 3 showed the incorrect wave modem instead of ESS AudioDrive. In my Multimedia the AudioDrive is not even an option. It is not listed anywhere. What I need is to have the ESS AudioDrive listed under Play Back & Record as the "Preferred Device". This is my modem and sound card:

Modem: US Robotics 56k Voicefax Internal
Sound Card: ESS Technologies (ES 1869)

Any suggestions? Thanks.

A:No Sound (Modem/SoundCard)

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Title says it all. I need to wait at least five minutes to be able to hear anything on my laptop.. I can't hear songs nor play videos..

Help would really be appreciated.

A:No sound on start-up, Win8 needs time to output sound

For start up sound go to personalize>sounds>at bottom of box place a check for "Play Windows Startup sound. With a laptop you probably are using realtek HD sound driver... you could look in task manager and see if it is turned on at startup, also in event viewer>windows logs>system and look at the time when you booted and see if there are any audio errors.

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I get sound from the mic of course.but I would like to get sound straight from the sound card too when I want to.I don't know exact model,but it's a realtek HD on board sound card.Acer 5551 series laptop

A:How can I get sound output from sound card when streaming video?

Hello green,

You get sound from your microphone? I don't think I am understanding. Sound should come from your sound card. You plug the speakers into the back of the computer and into the sound card (green jack). The mic receives sound. My mic is USB so it doesn't use any jack other than the USB port, but if you use the sound card, it goes into the purple jack

Do you have the audio driver installed? This should be right: http://support.acer.com/product/defa...x?modelId=2192

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Had wonderful sound, but only when I ran mediaplayer. However, got myself the blaster virus, reformated and reinstalled windows (xp home to xp corp) however, now my soundcard laughs at me, Says there isnt a chip there and refuses to find the drivers even though I just downloaded them and put them there. I didnt have this trouble before. Now its saying no chip installed and mocking me, any ideas?

A:Sound card problems, via soundcard


Is your sound onboard or a PCI card?

If it is onboard is it disabled in bios?

If it is PCI you could remove it and all drivers, then reinstall and maybe windows will see it again.

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I have a creative zs PCI sound card with a front panel, sound goes funny randomly after a while with it. It wasn't like this until I switched to windows 7 months ago; worked perfectly fine in XP. I can't figure it out, I've read a few threads to and tried changing some settings cause people said it worked for them, nothing worked for me yet. My onboard sound works without going static but I can't hear dialouge (people talking) in DVDs I watch and sound volume goes up and down strangely in video games. The sound quality I think is worse too, I miss people able to make my bass work better and use my front panel. I've never had a problem with sound on the computer until windows 7, it's been a long time now and I'm hoping someone might have answers to help me out...

A:sound gets staticy randomly on my soundcard

If it's Audigy 2zs, make sure you have this latest driver
Creative Worldwide Support
If not, please be specific on your card model.
Also, update your system specs. Thx.

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Probably a stupid question. My old soundcard [M-Audio Delta 2496] still works with Win7, but all I use it for is to send spdif coax signal to my Benchmark DAC. Motherboard [Asus M5A97 Evo] has integrated sound with toslink out. Is the quality of the output signal identical via either MB or soundcard to Benchmark DAC?

Does using the soundcard coax out bypass all card circuitry or does the card provide essential conversion that may be superior to what the MB does? The answer may be obvious . . . or not :-). Help appreciated.

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I'm not totally helpless when it comes to computers, but apparently I'm very incompetent when it comes to fixing the sound.

My family bought a new computer, and it's decent and has updated sound drivers and everything and it came with Realtek HD Audio Manager. (The soundcard is a Realtek High Definition Audio)
I really. really. hate this program, at this point.
From day one, the only sound that would play was the music for the 3D audio demo. After fiddling around with it for a few days, I finally got it to play all audio, my itunes, sound from youtube videos, everything. It was fine.
Actually It was fine for my file on the computer, but it never did end up working on my Dad's. He got fed up with it, and the fact that I couldn't fix it for his, so he took it in and tried to get some answers. Apparently, the guy at the computer place hooked it all up to speakers, and it was just fine. It worked on all files, for everything. Okay, sweet. I hooked it all back up, and what do you know. Same ****ing problem. Except now I can't remember how I made the sound play on all other applications and I need to try and figure it out for the whole computer.

We have new Bose speakers, they play the audio demo, so I know that's not the problem.
I've checked device manager and control panel and such to make sure the computer recognizes the speakers, the programs, the drivers, and everything. I'm really not sure what else I can check for.

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A:Sound only works in the program for my soundcard

I'm pretty sure it is. The computer has them all located and says they're working, so I assume that means whatever needs to be selected, is.
I have Windows XP, if that makes any difference whatsoever.

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I am having some trouble with my computers on-board sound. From what I can tell it is a Realtek AC97 integrated soundcard. The problems started when I removed a PCI soundcard, that wouldn't support my using of a headset. Here are all the things I have tried (not necessarily in order);

1. Downloaded soundcard driver from HP and installed.
2. Downloaded chipset driver from HP and installed.
3. Downloaded soundcard driver from Realtek and installed.
4. Ran MS FixIt Audio.

Whenever I download and try to install the soundcard driver from HP it runs the SoundMax setup and then it says driver not found, please reboot and try again. I have done so 5 times with the same result. The chipset driver appears to install normally, as does the driver from Realtek. MS FixIt finds a problem, but doesn't tell me what it is exactly, nor does it fix it.

There are several codec and legacy items installed, and the system says they are working fine. It also says under location "unknown". In the sound panel options, the drop down to select a default playback option is greyed out and says "No Playback Devices". Same with recording and MIDI. I am kind of at a loss as to what to try next.

My system details are;

Operating System
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States)
Installed: 12/09/2011 12:50:55 PM

System Model
Hewlett-Packard HP d220 MT (DW990A)
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A:Solved: No sound from onboard soundcard

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Hi guys, I'm experiencing trouble with the sound. At the moment I cant get any sound out of my computer. I use the onboard soundcard VIA? VT1828S 8. I think there might be some driver related issues?

What I've done:

- Installed a fresh install of windows on different harddrive to make sure the soundcard is working, and it was.

- Have installed/uinstalled newest sound driver.

Can anyone plase help me out?


There might be a conflict with graphic card? ATI Radeon 5770

It says its disabled, but I haven't disabled it.

A:No sound in windows 7, onboard soundcard.

First, use this instead of your own picture link: Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Second, look up your motherboard manufacturer for all the drivers you need to download. Then go into windows update and download all that stuff like you need to. Then go to AMD's website and download its drivers.

You are saying you don't have a sound card, and your onboard sound isn't working at all, yes?

Dumb questions next, I know, but I still need to ask. You haven't been messing with settings, muting anything, or are missing speakers?

it is very interesting that it works on a brand new install on the same system. hmmm. do you have headphones plugged in? I'm sorry, but I can't guess as to what could be the problem. I'm nearly stumped. Could possibly be a bad onboard card. you bought your motherboard brand new? how recently? how long has the problem been occuring?

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When I change the latency on my soundcard all of the windows sound drops off, but in my music software it is operating well. So to fix this I have to choose default latency and reboot. Then there is sound in windows. I tired to install windows 2 times and the same problem.

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a friend of mine just recently installed a new soundcard cuz his system just came w/integrated . which means theres an added audio port (expansion slot at the back lower part of the tower when he tried to play an audio using his external speakers w/subwoofers .it doesnt seems to works we check already the audio sound devices and configuration ,this speaker s are all working in a known good pc ,enhancement and drivers are properly installed anyway... we cant hear any audio sound or any indicator that there is an audio noise comin out of the system speakers.

the integrated audio port works fine but using the new expansion sound card port doesnt work . Do we need to disable somethinhg or turn off any audio device options inside the "BIOS" for us to be able to hear a sound cuz one of our friend told me that but were not really sure how to to do..it.. It appears really easy to fix this but were really both exhausted about this issues . by the way his sytem is already out of warranty he cant ask any support from his pc brand tech support anymore.......cuz he need to pay for the troubleshooting service.his sytem is DELL

A:No audio sound after installing soundcard

hmm intresting

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Basically when i had my old soundcard installed i could easily record any sound or audio playing on my computer by using some software called Audio Record Wizard. When i opened up the software i could then select which recording device to use. Since i have removed my old soundcard and installed my new EMU 1212m soundcard i can no longer record anything onto my computer. When i try and use the Audio Record Wizard sofware i can't select any recording device because the drop down box is blank. I have tried recording using my real player. When i press record then it looks like it records it but when i go to play the recorded file it plays it with no sound. When i go to Start button and go to Control Panel and then select Sounds and Audio Devices, click on the Audio tab, when i press the volume button in the Sound recording section i get a message saying "There is a problem with your sound hardware. To install mixer devices, go to Control Panel, click Printers and Other Hardware, and then click Add Hardware". I have installed all the soundcard drivers and software so why is this happening? Please note that i can play audio and can hear sounds on my computer it is just recording which i can't do.

A:Cannot record audio or sound with EMU 1212m soundcard

Was there software that came with the interface? The software apps you listed I believe aren't compatible with the EMU's Asio driver. Try using a different program. Cubase, Ableton Live, Fruityloops to name a few. Also a free app I use that is ASIO compatible called Reaper might work well. Also, when you say you can hear sounds from your computer are you listening to it through the EMU hardware? If you can't hear any audio through the interface then something isn't configured properly in your audio settings.

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Hello. After playing many games of Unreal Tournament on low settings to troublshoot a problem, I have finally decided that it seems my onboard sound VIA AC'97 was slowing stuff down. So, I bought a Turtle Beach Santa Cruz sound card. I just want to make sure I am correct when getting my computer ready for the soundcard since this is a first for me. Here are my specs:

AMD Athalon 1 GIG CPU

ASUS A7V133 Socket A motheboard w/ KT133A Chipset

VIA AC'97 Audio controller
VIA 4in1Drivers 436
GeForce 2 MX 400 64MB
512 Megs of RAM

Windows 98SE
I have the mobo manual out and this is what I interpret:

1. Change the jumpers to the disable postion on my mobo

2. Go in my BIOS and disable Onboard AC'97 Audio Controller setting.

Ok, that seems pretty straighforward. Now after I do that, do I remove my AC'97 via audio controller from device manager?

Then, i shut down and put in the sound card and start it up and install the drivers?

I am not sure of the order to do this whole procedure in so if someone can help me I would greatly appreciate it.

A:newbie needs help on setup from onboard sound to PCI soundcard

Basically that is the process

You will need to remove all references to old drivers in system properties - these may also include references to 'dos emulation' and game controllers.

Also you will need to connect your cd-rom to the new souncard, it will have a wire going into the mobo somewhere. Your new s.card may have a reference such as "cd-in", the connection needs swapped from the mobo to here. You don't need to remove the wire from the cd-rom altogether, just the mobo connection.

leave the case off (just incase it goes silly first time)and reboot when everything is in order and leave windows to do the rest - with the new drivers at the ready !

oh, and don't forget to earth yourself !


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Hello everyone,

This is my first post, but I have used this forum for help before, so thank you!

My problem is Windows 8 will occasionally BSOD after the sound goes quiet or dead while watching a video or playing a game and I turn off my M-Audio Fast Track Pro in an attempt to recover sound. This is basically a soundcard that is used to record music or MIDI components. It is attached via USB. I have disabled all other soundcards besides the M-Audio.

Im certain the drivers for this device are current and up-to-date. They do state to support Windows 8 on the M-Audio website found at Fast Track Pro Drivers

My tool named "Blue Screen Viewer" shows to have 2 dump files, but I used the "SF_Diagnostic_Tool" as per forum instructions. The zip file has been attached to this post and I really appreciate any help!


A:BSOD - After loss of sound and powering down soundcard

SSD's were temperamental when they first came out, but their reliability has improved greatly over the last year or two. There are 2 things that MUST be checked on systems with BSOD's and SSD's:

1) That the SSD firmware is the latest available for the SSD
2) That the storage controller drivers on the motherboard are the most recent. They must date from late 2012 or later. This is ALL controllers, not just the one that the SSD is attached to.

These devices are disabled. Is this deliberate? If so, why?

Intel(R) Ethernet Connection I217-V PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_153B&SUBSYS_859F1043&REV_04\3&11583659&0&C8 This device is disabled.
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&SUBSYS_859E1043&REV_11\6&EB089EB&0&002800E3 This device is disabled.

Please re-enable them, then update their drivers - then disable them again if so desired.

The WER section of MSINFO32 shows BSOD's blamed on the M-Audio software - as do the 2 memory dumps that you uploaded. Please uninstall the M-Audio software and see if that stops the BSOD's.

Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable! :

AsUpIO.sys Mon Aug 2 22:47:... Read more

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Old but still a problem - XP No Sound Crashed during update!
Originally had a problem with sound only coming from the bass unit and 1 speaker (COMPAQ DESPRO ENS P866).

So I ran DriverScanner and updated the Chipset andthen the SoundMax Intergrated Digital Audio Driver.... That was the start of my big problem. I never took a restore point.

The driver installed chipset OK, and then the Soundmax update OK. Upon restart it still didnt correct the problem... so I the got a newer version of AC97 from Realtek, which was the original vendor of my driver, and installed that...

This crashed (blue screen of death) during installation.. After waiting for 100% to be reached ... I now lost all sound and every sound option. I tried taking the restore point I did (after first mistake) between the Soundmax 3 and the AC97 driver install.. it restored WOHOO... but it did not put me back to the first point of 1 speaker, and I still have no sound.

Since I have removed and uninstalled soundmax and PnP Audio Device from Device Manger, and also uninstalled Soundmax from add/remove pgms....

I went and found the original chipset and the original drivers that came with compaq ENS P866 and took these..

...expecting windows updates or another to say there were later ones and slowly patch all the subsequet versions andtest betwenn each.. but again still no sound at all...

Ive been at this for almost 48hrs solid now and I even resorted to the old methods of repair from CD (which because of XP... Read more

A:XP No Sound - BSOD during soundcard driver update!

First of all, the only drivers which are correct for your PC (and the only ones you should ever install) are those which are available from the Compaq website for your PC model.

You should never install drivers which you've downloaded from the device manufacturer because Compaq computers require specially modified drivers which only Compaq can supply. They aren't available anywhere else.

From the very start of your sound problem it was very likely nothing to do with drivers, since that would not affect just one speaker, it would affect them all. That was an important clue that you apparently misunderstood. It is far more likely to be caused by a faulty speaker if the other speakers were working okay. This could easily have been tested by trying a different set of speakers, which would not have involved messing about with Windows at all.

I suggest you uninstall ALL sound drivers now in Device Manager (also check in 'Add-Remove Programs' for any sound driver software and uninstall if there is any), then go to Compaq's website and download the proper sound driver package for that PC.
The driver page for the Deskpro EN Desktop PC series is here:
Compaq Deskpro EN Desktop PC series*-* Download drivers and software - HP Business Support Center

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Hi, Firstly, I know it says 'expert', but it has what i want.

i have successfully replaced my old soundcard and the new one is working (i can listen to music etc.), but there is no red light coming out of either the optical in or out. i tried their website but it doesn't help that much. You can find more info about the card @ http://www.trust.com/products/default.htm?artnr=12950
Im on xp pro ... plz help

thankx in advance for any replies.

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I recently purchased a 5.1 sound system, which I have connected to the S/PDIF output on my MB (Gigabyte Guerrilla) however my system seems insistent on sticking to a 2.1 output. A quick search shows that I should go into speaker setup, find the correct playback device and reconfigure it; however when I go to this page the option to configure is greyed out so I can’t use it!

I have gone through the properties page and when I do the ‘supported formats’ tests sound is done through all connected speakers so I know they can physically receive a signal.

Does anyone have ideas as to why the configure option is greyed out? I am on an administrator account and UAC is turned off. I have attached pictures of the speaker menus I refer to.

A:Solved: No surround sound with S/PDIF through MB or soundcard

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Hello all, If anybody can help, I would greatly appreciate it.
As the forum title states. Sound card sings but speakers do not.
Here is the additional Info that may help you, to help me

Motherboard Name Asus G1000Sn Series Notebook
CPU Type Mobile DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo T7500, 1200 MHz (6 x 200)
DDR2 CPU Type Mobile DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo T7500, 1200 MHz (6 x 200)
OS Name Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate
Video Adapter nVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS (Asus)
Realtek ALC888/1200 @ Intel 82801HBM ICH8M - HD Audio Controller PCI
Hitachi 7.2k RPM 200GB Disk

Drivers are as up to date as they can possibly get. Audio drivers are 2010 drivers.
Earphones in sound works.
EX speakers plugged in via 3.5mm jack, They will work perfectly.

Second Hard Disk, (The original 120GB that came with laptop, Vista home image)
When this is plugged in the laptop speakers work perfectly.

So my understanding is the sound card and the speakers are functional.
Normal settings checked, not muted, hardware and software for speakers is not disabled.

Device manager has no conflicts (no red or yellows showing)

When i first addressed this issue with asus, laptop got sent back, the loaded the std image, works fine, tried to load xp, got it working but due to the lack of g1s xp drivers. it was impossible to continue using xp unless i wrote the drivers my self. This i did not know how to do so i loaded Vista ultimate.

The xp limitation is due to Santa Rosa chips in case anybody is won... Read more

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Hi all,

I just purchased a new soundcard which replaces the original soundcard (on the motherboard)
Installation went fine and I can hear sound via the speakers. The question I hope someone can help me with is how I can hear sound both through my speakers and the headphones at the same time?

I used to be able to do this via my old sound card. I know I can't use the front plugs anymore for my headphones. In the back my new soundcard has several out lines (green black and orange) only the green one seems to work (when putting headphones in that one I hear sound, and when I replace it with my speakers plug I hear sound). Connecting the headphones to for example the black line it does nothing.

Appreciate any help

A:Trust 5100 soundcard -> Sound both via speakers and headphone?

Maybe something wrong with the "headphones" jack. It should have a spring contact on the inside which "cuts" the circuit to the speakers when you push a jack-plug into it's socket. If that's not happening, you will get sound through speakers and headphones at same time.

Either that or you're plugging headphones into the wrong jack.

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My system has recently developed an annoying problem which is causing me some concern as it could indicate something serious.
Quite often when it boots up, there is instead of the properly functioning sound, a continuous high pitched whine. This goes away when I reboot. Sometimes though, this issue arises during games or other general use.
If this happens when the system is running, not just the whining sound is there, but also any 3D or video graphics slow down a lot.
I have attempted to remedy this by removing and replacing the soundcard and an uninstall/reinstall of the drivers. Unfortunately with no affect as regards removing the problem or it's cause.
Outside of these times everything runs as it should and the sound functions perfectly both through the speakers and headphones connected via the front panel box supplied with this XF-fi series card.
I am thinking about a full re-intallation of the O.S if nothing else works. My main concern though is if this problem could be a symptom of some more serious hardware problem, and the possible costs involved.

A:Soundcard (possible) related issue, sound loss/ system slowdown.

This sounds like a possible hard drive problem, rather than sound problems. The next time it happens check to see if the sound is coming from the speakers or from inside the PC and if it's inside I would suspect the hard drive.

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HI ....i have reently got a board installed HP d 530 . OS is installed as winows XP SP2 . system specs are intel P4 2.4 GHz , 1GB RAM , and Hp d 530 SFF . despite the latest driver from HP site( digital sound max intedrated audio) there is no sound out put from the PC .
when ever a sound file is run the bass and treble indicators move showing that sound driver is installed but no sound out put. Speakers were checked and verified to be serviceable and giving sound on other PCs. All the steps in windows help and supposrt ve been carried out . still No sound output . If anyone could help i ll be more then thankful .


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Hi im new here and just wanted ask about a problem i've been having since i got my new laptop. I got an ASUS M50SV with integrated Realtek HD ALC888S audio and the problem is in the speaker configuration, it only shows stereo. i cannot change it because its grayed out. The laptop also has S/PDIF output but the Realtek HD Audio Manager doesnt recognize it.

His an image

A:Sound Output

How did you get there?

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I'm a college student with a desktop computer. Whenever I come home, I leave my speakers at school.

I used to have Windows Vista. When I'd come home, I could listen to music without headphones or speakers. In other words, sound would come from my sound card.

I now have Windows 7, which will only play sound when I have headphones or speakers. How can I enable Windows to let sound play from my sound card when I don't have any other means of output?

A:Sound Output

Normally, desktops do not have speakers. If yours does, it's not the usual configuration on a desktop. Best to checkwith HP to see what you need to do, as you may need some special HP audio software to get it to work.

I've worked on several HP desktops and none of them had internal speakers.

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Hi there ive recently put my Girlfriend's old PC back together and proceeded to install of the driver's. The problem is the PC is emitting so sound through the speaker's i visited the manufacturers website and downloaded the drivers from there yet still no luck, upon opening the Case i found a Cable labelled Speaker that was not connected to anything (its the same kind of cable as PWR LED,RESET SW etc) however unlike the majority of PC's ive built it has no pins to insert the Speaker cable into there is a part on the Motherboard that says speaker however, there's no pins built in to accomadate it the only other slot i could find that the Speaker cable could fit into was labelled SPDIF_OUT, but upon inserting the cable there nothing happens, The motherboard has 3 ports upon which an AV Jack (for my speaker's can fit into) pink green and blue, im assumming its supposed to be green, however i have tryed the other's also

The MotherBoard is : FOXCONN RC4017MA-RS2
CPU: INTEL penium 4 3GHz
RAM: 1.5GB

The sound card is built into the Motherboard.

Also upon entering Device manager there is no yellow checks at all.

Any help would be much appreciated, thanks.

A:Pc No Sound Output

The speaker inside the case is used to emit the POST beep to let you know the computer hardware has passed the test and can boot. It does not play sounds from Windows or your audio. The Green plug is the Speaker out for your computer.
Boot into Setup (Bios) and make sure the onboard Audio is Enabled. At bootup you should get the new hardware wizard. You may need to download the driver from the Motherboard manufacturer If you don't know the model # of the motherboard then download Speccy and it will tell you the info you need.

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I have lenova 3000 n100 laptop with window 7 OS. There seems to be no sound output. The drivers are installed and the speaker icon on the desktop seems to be at 100%. Please let me know what am I supposed to do ?

A:Sound output

After a quick read it seems that lenova 3000 n100 can come with two different audio drivers.(realtek or soundmax) The solution is dependent on which driver you require.Have a quick read here it may help

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I just noticed today when I was going to listen to some MP3's that my sound card makes a buzz on the output jack, a really high buzz you can't hear anything but the buzz and a small echo of the music. I'm 100% sure its in the output jack, I also tryed hooking up my headphones to the card and I got that buzzing noise in the headphones too. I didn't hot plug the speakers, and theres nothing wrong with them I have been listening to them all day through my cd player so there has to be some hardware problem. I messed around with the settings and nothing changed. I have rebooted my computer several times and messed with the connection jacks to my amp and still no change. I just used the output jack the other day when watching a dvd and it worked fine. The only thing that would effect the system that I've done to my computer since I watched the dvd is that I ran windows disk defragmenter and I got an error lke 30 seconds after the screen saver came on(I forgot to disable it). I have windows 98, AMD Duron 800 MHZ processor, 192 mb of ram, 40 gig drive. I've gone through the hardware settings and nothing has changed in the sound card drivers.

A:Sound Output

Usually when any piece of audio electronics has that irritating buzzing sound with faint music in background a physical ground is missing or a leak to ground has occurred.
You may have developed a problem in your audio card or with external connections.
Make sure all you physical connections to the card are good.
You may also want to remove the card from you PC and clean all the contacts on the card and reinsert.
After all above is tried you may want to remove the audio card from device manager and reinstall all your drivers.
If reinstalling and cleaning all contacts does not solve the problem you may have a defective card.

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Greetings, all.

My thanks in advance for reading through my post. Your help with this issue is very much appreciated.

Here's my problem:
I have one computer, and two places that I want the sound to come from; the input on the back of my PC Tower, and the input on the back of one of my PC monitors. My computer recognises the multiple inputs available, but it seems to only allow me to select one output source instead of two. Can I make my computer produce its sound through two inputs instead of just one? If so, how?

I look forward to reading your answers. Many thanks.

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im wondering if its possible using winamp to play music and be able to record that song without using a mic.
what im trying to do is broadcast over msn to someone some music from winamp but i want the quality to be better than with a mic.
is there an addon to winamp that does this or is it in windows somewhere?

A:winamp sound output

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I'm using Edirol UA3D. The sound is fine for recording with Line In but the output to my speakers is very low. When I switch to Stereo Mix and record the output to my speakers is perfect. Why can't I hear what I'm recording with Line In at a sufficient volume? Thanks and Happy New Year 2012 all of you at Tech Support Forum!

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I've got a problem here. I recently got a new graphics card (gtx 650 ti), but after installing it my sound went dead on reboot. Since then I've reinstalled the realtek hd driver, uninstalled the nvidia drivers, and even uninstalled both to use the windows generic drivers. Still no sound.

After that I had restored my system to a time the sound was working, and there was STILL no sound. I've spent a full day trying to solve this. I'm at a complete loss at what could be causing this problem and would really appreciate some help with this.

System specs:

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

Intel Core i5 3450 @ 3.10GHz
Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology

16.0 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 673MHz (9-9-9-24)

ASRock Z77 Extreme3 (CPUSocket)

Acer X193W ([email protected])
Intel HD Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti

Hard Drives
932GB Western Digital WDC WD10EADS-22M2B0 ATA Device (SATA)

Optical Drives

Realtek High Definition Audio

A:No sound output on Windows 7 x64

Hi triwa,

If you right click on your sound icon in the tray icon area (bottom right hand side) and click Playback devices, what devices can you see in there.

I'm assuming of course you're using Win7/8.

If you've reinstalled the drivers without error as you said, you should have some working devices in there...


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A while back I purchased a Creative Labs external USB sound card for my notebook.
It seems ever since I installed the drivers for the external sound card,
I am unable to receive sound through my notebook's HDMI output.
Can anyone help with this?

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What kind of sound output does a "normal" laptop usually have?

Do they have like 5.1 or 7.1? or just a standard stereo hole.

What kind of speakers can you plug in? Regular computer speakers?
Or does it plug into the headphone hole, if it has one?

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here's what im running...

compaq presario CQ 60-419
XP Home Ed SP3
AMD Sempron 2.1 GHz
2.75 GB RAM
Conexant High Definition SmartAudio 221

i would like to be able to record my dj sets i use my laptop for. i do not want to use cables to route sound from my headphone output to my mic input.

i have tried right clicking the volume icon>adjust audio properties, clicking the audio tab, then clicking the volume button under 'Sound Recording'

when i do this Microphone is the only option i have to record with. When i click the options>properties, there isn't even any other options for me to select in this window under recording...

someone please help me out here, i kinda know what i'm doing, but this is just frustrating now... is there a driver that i must download or some software? I have audacity, though im not too familiar with it.

thanks in advance...

PS ... attached a screenshot with my audio options open, if it helps at all

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