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QuickSet And Dell Audio by Realtek (Waves Maxx Audio) Fix

Q: QuickSet And Dell Audio by Realtek (Waves Maxx Audio) Fix

Hello XPS Owners

Some help please i have my new dell xps l702x and the QuickSet cant launch waves audio maxx... I already reinstalled QuickSet and works, but when i restart my xps waves maxx audio touch key dont work :(  I already try with official dell drivers, realtek official last driver and the problem continue... I have to run manually the Dell Audio(Realtek waves maxx audio) and the icon appear in notification system tray (rigth down corner) i check msconfig-startup and the realtek procces are enable... Every time i turn on my computer i have to manually run Dell Audio as administrator and the screen of Audio Dell by Realtek appear :(

Any ideas or a guide to solve this problem... I paid $2400 for a system with that kind of problems(basic drivers)

So bad :( and fan start everytime doing normal stuff when gaming it gets hot i hope its normall but i will need thermal paste in my left arm...

I search al lot but cant find a solution only, i try drivers but the problem continues...


Please help me and sorry for my english :)

Bye...

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Preferred Solution: QuickSet And Dell Audio by Realtek (Waves Maxx Audio) Fix

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

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A: QuickSet And Dell Audio by Realtek (Waves Maxx Audio) Fix

Andape,

Did you recently install/reinstall the operating system?

Start, control panel, Windows mobility center. Make sure the function row is set for multimedia key.



Rick

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Hello. I have a Dell Inspiron 3537 running the Windows 10 Anniversary updated version. I had it recently re-installed from Windows 8.1 due to a reset that caused corrupt boot OS for which I gave it to the Dell Service Center. I updated all my drivers including the audio driver but the Maxx Waves audio settings did not show up but it showed in the install wizard that it did get installed. I tried re-installing but it didn't work. Any suggestion would be very helpful.

A:Windows 10 and Dell Maxx Waves Audio

Does it show in the all apps listing?
Do a search for "Waves MaxxAudioPro".

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I have a Dell XPS 15 9560, bought about three months ago. About two or three days ago I noticed my laptops fans would kick in while idling, checked the task manager and noticed CPU and RAM usage topping 80%. The culprit was Waves, it was using 99% of the RAM. 
The only significant change to the machine was me installing a Dell BIOS update around the same time that this problem arose. Also, unrelated or not, scrolling on the laptop has some lag. I'll start to scroll, and pages will respond after a second or two delay. Anyone know what's going on? 

A:XPS 15-9560, Waves Maxx Audio randomly using 3-5 GB RAM

Did you reinstall the Realtek High Definition Audio driver, reboot, then retest? What BIOS did you recently install? 1.5.0? Have you tried reinstalling the prior BIOS? Note, may not be possible but test it.

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i have upgraded my dell XPS 15 (L502x) from windows 7 to windows 8....but one of the best feature of Sound WAVES MAXX AUDIO 3 DRIVER IS NOT ABLE TO INSTALL PLEASE SOLVE THIS PROBLEM

A:Sound WAVES MAXX AUDIO 3 DRIVER IS NOT INSTALLED

Hi DHALLMANU,
Welcome to the Community.
Please download and install the driver by clicking the link mentioned below:
http://dell.to/WSxd0e
Thanks & RegardsManshu S#iworkfordell

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Hi my dell OptiPlex 3020MT updated automatically to Fall creators update yesterday everything is working fine expect for the soundcard. It sounds tiny and flat. I downloaded and tried to install official Windows 10 audio driver from dell support but it can't be installed as it is not compatible with latest windows 10 build. I have to rely on windows update and Maxx Volume Pro is not working with driver provided via windows update. MaxxVolume, MaxxLeveler and MaxxBass sounds flat when I try to adjust it manually. All drop down options is empty.. no preset equalizer is available in drop down menu and user defined equalizer does not make any audible sound difference when I try to manually sets it. Also under speaker setup; Speaker size (Small, Medium, Large) does not make any audible sound difference.. it just sounds tiny and flat.
Kindly provide a work around for this issue. At least a compatible audio driver for fall creators update. 

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I updated drivers a while back, and currently in device manager, it shows the driver installed for audio is a Realtek driver. When I looked in my taskbar notification area, I saw a Dell Audio program, which I opened and saw it was powered by Waves audio.
When I searched around in the hard drive (well, technically SSD) folder, I discovered a couple of Waves files. I didn't want to delete them and mess up the audio, but I don't quite understand why the audio driver is Realtek and this Dell Audio program shows Waves.
Should I delete the Waves files? I'm trying to clear up space on this laptop (VERY little storage space, trying to speed it up a little) and I want to know why I have two different audio drivers (or a Realtek driver and Waves program) for one system. It seems strange to me that the audio controller program/application would be run by a different brand than the audio driver.
I looked on the Dell driver download page to see if the OE driver on this laptop was Waves (since I feel I remember it used to be Waves), and they only show a download for a Realtek driver.

A:Inspiron 3162 Waves or Realtek Audio Driver

CarCrazy98I updated drivers a while back, and currently in device manager, it shows the driver installed for audio is a Realtek driver. When I looked in my taskbar notification area, I saw a Dell Audio program, which I opened and saw it was powered by Waves audio.
Hello. In addition to what Beamer wrote, I would add this. The audio driver is a Realtek driver. The Waves software comes packaged along with the Realtek driver when it is downloaded, and installed along with it, so I often refer to it as the Realtek/Waves audio system. The Waves part of it is sophisticated enhancement to improve the sound of the tiny laptop speakers.
As for as "Dell Audio", that is Dell's substitute for the Realtek Audio Manager that gets loaded into other manufacturer's computers that have Realtek hardware and software.
CarCrazy98Should I delete the Waves files? I'm trying to clear up space on this laptop (VERY little storage space,
The Realtek/Waves driver for your model is a 269 MB download, which is a little chunky. You might be able to eliminate most of that by removing it and letting Windows install its own native audio driver, which should have a much smaller footprint. This might not work on your model but here is the process.
1. Open the Device Manager.2. Expand the "Sound, Video & Game Controllers" section.3. Right click on "Realtek High Definition Audio" and select to uninstall.4. Put a check mark in the option to delete the driver software, ... Read more

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Does anybody have a fix for this with the latest Windows 10 update?
All I have tried so far isn't working.

Thank-You

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Good afternoon!

With my PC Dell supplied Audio! The program worked very well on windows 8.1, but today it's upgrade to windows 10 and the program has stopped working! Rather, it runs, but works partially (screenshots). Please help, what do I do? (My computer: DELL XPS 8700)

A:XPS 8700, Windows 10, Realtek Maxx Audio Pro features missing?

Here is how to fix the problem and go back to your old Realtek HD audio driver on the XPS 8700.  This will restore the Maxx Audio Pro feature.
* Open the Control Panel and select System* Click on Advanced System Settings (on the left)* Click on the Hardware Tab* Click on "Device Installation Settings" and then click on "No, Let me choose what to do" and "Never install driver software from Windows Update". Click Save Changes. This step is important or else Windows Updates will always write over the Windows 8.1 driver* Open the Control Panel- Programs and Features and select the Realtek Audio Driver and uninstall it* Restart the system* Install the Windows 8.1 Realtek audio driverXPS-8700_Audio_Driver_N4TKF_WN_6.0.1.7016_A00.EXE* Restart the system. Be sure to select your Realtek Audio as default audio device if you have more than one device on your computer
This worked for me.  Let me know if you have any questions.

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Hi friends
I'm using dell 15 inspiron 3521 running in windows 10. I resetted my pc due to software issue, but after resetting all drivers were uninstalled . So I reinstalled all drivers according to order suggested in the following website www.dell.com/.../EN
After installing all diver I came to know dell wave maxx 4 audio is missing . How to get that back? Someone help me in this to solve the issue.

A:Dell audio wave maxx 4 is missing

Hello. WavesMaxx is bundled with the Realtek audio driver. Whether you have any WavesMaxx at all, or whichever version you get, depends on the audio driver that is installed. You can see all of the Realtek audio drivers that Dell has released on the Inspiron 3521 html page.
The ones for Windows 10 are WT. The ones for Windows 8.1 are WB.
If you know which version you had before, install that one. If not, go through them one by one until you get the features you are looking for. If you try to install an older driver, you have to completely remove the newer driver first.
1. Open the Device Manager (find it in the Control Panel, or type devmgmt.msc into the search box).2. Expand the "Sound, Video & Game Controllers" section.3. Right click on "Realtek High Definition Audio". 4. Click "uninstall."5. Put a check mark in the option to delete the driver software, and then ok.6. Restart the laptop. Because you removed the Realtek driver files, Windows will install its native audio driver, named "High Definition Audio Device". 7. Go back to the Device Manager and look for "High Definition Audio Device". If you see "Realtek High Definition Audio" again, that means that there was another version of the Realtek driver on your hard drive, and Windows found and installed it. So  keep uninstalling & restarting until Realtek no longer appears under Sound...Controllers and "High Definition Audio Device" appears... Read more

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i have a inspiron 15 3543 with maxx audio . After win 10 upgrade "dell audio" is missing from control pane. i need it very much

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Hi there. I have a dell 7559 on windows 10 creator update. I recently had some issue with a popping/crackling sound through the speakers. I uninstalled all the drivers via device manager and downloaded the latest dell audio drive. 
This one: http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=956D8

I installed it and the audio is playing fine but when I search "Dell audio" in the start menu it doesnt show up. I enjoyed the use of maxx audio manager, is there a way to get it back??
I had it before but now its gone. 

Thanks in advance.

A:Dell 7559. Maxx audio missing?

Hi xRingo,Thanks for posting.Here is some information you may find helpful: http://dell.to/2sVwDVS

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i have a inspiron 15 3543 with maxx audio . After win 10 upgrade "dell audio" is missing from control pane. i need it very much

A:dell maxx audio softwre needed

Please check for the latest windows updates are installed. At the left bottom of the taskbar, please click on windows logo key,Settings, and then Update & Security.Install any available updates and restart your PC if required.  
I also like to suggest you type Dell Audio onto the (Cortana) search bar, hopefully you'll see Dell Audio(control panel).

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Hello Dell community, I have an issue with the latest version of Dell Audio's sound drivers, and was wondering if any of you have a similar issue, or better yet, a way to fix the problem.
For starters, I have a Dell Inspiron 15 7559 laptop. Whenever I plug in my headset and join into a voice call, I will get reverb audio, making everyone in the call sound almost robotic. After searching through and messing with Dell Audio's settings, I was able to find that the issue was coming from having MAXX Audio Pro settings enabled.  So now everything seems to be fine. However, every time I disconnect and then reconnect my headset, or any time I open Dell Audio after disabling the MAXX Audio settings, they are re-enabled. It's not the biggest issue mind you, but it is a tedious bug that I would like to know how to solve if any of you have come across a solution! 
As far as ways I have tried to solve this issue myself, I have tried uninstalling dell's custom Realtek audio driver, and instead installing Realtek's audio drivers off of their website. This amounted to a failed solution, as it did remove MAXX Audio all together, but voice calls could no linger function at all. If it helps, my headset plugs into the dual headset port in the laptop, and I use a mic/audio splitter.

Thanks to any Dell community members that are able to give any insight. 

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Hello Dell community, I have an issue with the latest version of Dell Audio's sound drivers, and was wondering if any of you have a similar issue, or better yet, a way to fix the problem.
For starters, I have a Dell Inspiron 15 7559 laptop. Whenever I plug in my headset and join into a voice call, I will get reverb audio, making everyone in the call sound almost robotic. After searching through and messing with Dell Audio's settings, I was able to find that the issue was coming from having MAXX Audio Pro settings enabled.  So now everything seems to be fine. However, every time I disconnect and then reconnect my headset, or any time I open Dell Audio after disabling the MAXX Audio settings, they are re-enabled. It's not the biggest issue mind you, but it is a tedious bug that I would like to know how to solve if any of you have come across a solution! 
As far as ways I have tried to solve this issue myself, I have tried uninstalling dell's custom Realtek audio driver, and instead installing Realtek's audio drivers off of their website. This amounted to a failed solution, as it did remove MAXX Audio all together, but voice calls could no linger function at all. If it helps, my headset plugs into the dual headset port in the laptop, and I use a mic/audio splitter.

Thanks to any Dell community members that are able to give any insight. 

A:Dell Audio "MAXX Audio Pro" Issue

Sorry for the late reply on this, were you still having issues with the system? I will be out until Tuesday but will be happy to help, and also, if you're still have trouble with the system please Private Message me your Service Tag. Best regards,Brad

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I just got a XPS 9560 and I could not find the Dell HD audio mananger just like in my old Inspiron. Here is the picture:

 I checked my XPS audio driver and this is what I saw:

I also tried to install realtek HD audio driver from dell and run the file RtkNGUI64.exe but nothing seems to work. Please help me because I'm used to using this feature for every audio activities and now missing it is really uncomfortable

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Hi all,

I'd be grateful for any advice to my problem....

Last month I bought a new PC, a Dell XPS 8500 with an Intel Core i7-3770 processor. The PC has onboard audio (Realtek High Definition Audio).

I didn't buy new speakers as I have a perfectly usable set of Creative 6.1 speakers.

My problem is that although my computer plays Windows event sounds through all the speakers, applications such as iTunes only emit sound through the front pair.

I have googled the problem and as a result have configured the Realtek to use 7.1 audio but without the side pair.

Also, I have disabled the Realtek driver and have reloaded by asking Windows to select the best available.

But still the problem persists.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance,

dagi

A:No audio except front speakers (Dell, Realtek Audio)

First, for proper operation you must use the Dell supplied sound driver. Non-Dell will either not work or install or will not work properly, and that includes the basic function Windows installed HD Audio Codec.

6.1 is an oddball speaker configuration for current technology systems, its either 2.1, 5.1 or 7.1.

I used to do a lot of support on the Dell users forum (community) and recall that certain applications will only play audio through "stereo" speakers only. My experience on the Dell forum (I had over 37,000 posts and am still registered) also is the reason I note the Dell supplied sound driver.

You could also post on the Dell community Desktop hardware section and one of the user experts there may have more suggestions.

Desktop - Dell Community

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Hello
I have XPS 9560.
I am not happy with how Maxx Audio amplifies my speakers - it seems to overamplify them and then they resonate with the chasis, producing an annoying distortion every time I watch a movie or a tv show. I turned off Maxx Audio profile and it didn't help.
I then disabled Maxx Audio service and service application in startup, and the sound is now good, however, now when I plug in my speakers into the headphone jack, the audio is no longer routed, and the laptop always outputs  audio through internal speakers. Also, that annoying audio switching popup no longer shows up.
So - how to disable Maxx Audio, while keeping audio routing functional?
PS. I would appreciate not to be asked questions like is my Windows updated, are my drivers up to date etc. Support engineers should already be aware of this problem given how well documented it is.

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Recently upgraded a Dell Inspiron 3847 to an SSD and did a clean-install of Windows 7 Home-Premium x64 using Dell media. Post install, I cannot get the audio working. Device manager shows ...
Bluetooth Audio DriverHigh Definition Audio Device (yellow exclamation point)Realtek High Definition AudioI have tried the following to fix:
1. Uninstalling and deleting the driver then re-downloading using Dell Detect 2. Installing the RealTek R282 driver from the RealTek site3. Windows Update does not find the driver if it is uninstalled4. Right click on entry in device manager and letting Windows find it5. Installing it manually from the Dell siteAny help is greatly appreciated and thanks in advance.

A:No Audio Post Clean Install. Realtek Audio Driver Installed but High Definition Audio Driver fails every time?

same principle as mentioned here: en.community.dell.com/.../20027104

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It's been a year since I migrated from Windows XP to Windows 7 which I downloaded Realtek HD Audio Manager R2.70 and audio has been working fine except the only issue it didn't come with 'Stereo Mix' preventing capability to record sound direct from the soundcard. It took me 14 months to restore Stereo Mix as each time I was told to update audio drivers I would update HD Audio Manager so what is the difference between these two Realtek ?

I installed Realtek HD Audio Driver R2.72 last night and it restored Stereo Mix which now enables me to record system sound whilst using screen recorders.

Thanks

A:Difference between Realtek HD Audio Manager & Realtek HD Audio Driver

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Swiftkidd


It's been a year since I migrated from Windows XP to Windows 7 which I downloaded Realtek HD Audio Manager R2.70 and audio has been working fine except the only issue it didn't come with 'Stereo Mix' preventing capability to record sound direct from the soundcard. It took me 14 months to restore Stereo Mix as each time I was told to update audio drivers I would update HD Audio Manager so what is the difference between these two Realtek ?

I installed Realtek HD Audio Driver R2.72 last night and it restored Stereo Mix which now enables me to record system sound whilst using screen recorders.

Thanks


Realtek HD Audio Manager is a software driver used on Windows computers. It handles recording and playback of audio programs. It is required for many audio programs to operate.

While Realtek HD Audio Drivers is a tool that allows you to listen to audio in HD on your PC.

Stereo Mix is used to transfer audio that the PC is playing to recording software such as Audacity, so that you can record what you?re hearing.

When one upgrade their OS like in your case from XP to Win7 with the same motherboard and sound card it is always advised & recommended to download the latest soundcard driver, because the only thing that had changed was the operating system.

The advice is not to go to windows for it, but to go to the motherboard manufacturer, because it would be specialised for the system rather than ... Read more

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Just wanted to relay a little experince I had with a refurbished Dell unit here at work. I ordered a Dell Studio 540 refurb and when it arrived I noticed the analog inputs/outputs weren't recognized in the realtek audio manager. It wouldn't notice any devices plugged into either the front or the back panel. It did recognize the HDMI and Digital inputs.

I uninstalled drivers, installed three different drivers with out any luck. Each time, I uninstalled the device, rebooted, installed the drivers, and rebooted again. These drivers were the latest Dell drivers for Windows 7 x64, Realtek drivers for Windows 7 x64, and even the Realtek Vista x64 just in case. After using Dell tech support (they did exactly what I had already done), they sent out a tech to replace my motherboard.

The tech installs the moterboard, boots up the machine (after configuring the cmos) and we notice the analog jacks are now showing in the Realek Audio Manager. Ok we're making progress. We plug in the speakers in the rear jack, the little pop up says a device is plugged in. Seems to be working. We play some audio, and nothing. We plug in my earbuds into the front jack, pop up says they are plugged in, green audio jack is no longer greyed out in Audio Manager, but still no sound.

Now I'm pissed, this is a new motherboard. I start uninstalling the drivers, and install from a new download from Dell. After the reboot, the pop ups start going crazy, the system thinks there are audio devices plugged in all... Read more

A:[Dell] Realtek HD Audio won't work with Windows 7 x64 Pro

Hollywood, how did you resolve this? Did the new system work? I'm seeing the exact same issues with my refurb (wonder if I got your old box, sigh).

Thanks,
Adam

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maxx audio pro settings and options are not being shown in dell audio application...and when i am going to install maxx audio installer file from the extracted folder of audio driver downloaded from dell support and download it is saying that this device do not support it...but it used to support previously but after updating windows it is not supported...please provide the solution

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I can get it up and working but how do I save the settings?  The save icon is grayed out.  And how do I make it work with either speakers or headphones as I choose and load automatically when I log on?
It's too cumbersome to load and fiddle with every time I log in.  It should work like a stereo component you set once to your liking and just have it turn on when you power up your rig.

A:maxx audio

Somehow the save icon appeared and it works.  But the controls all seem to have no effect on the sound.  help?

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Help. I recently did a clean install of Windows 7 64bit (on my HP Vista 32 machine). Life is grand! My problems started when I tried to listen to the microphone input through my speakers. The front microphone inputs did not work so I downlaed the Realtek HD Audio Drivers (recently updated) from the realtek site. The inputs now work and I can record from the microphone through the Sound Recorder app in Accessories but can not hear the microphone through the speakers while I am recording. After searching the web I noticed a lot of chatter about setting things up in the Realtek HD Audio Manager. This app does not show up in my control panel. Does anyone know where I can get it (if I really need it). The Realtek site only has the driver download (not the manager). Am I missing something, am I confused, or both?

A:Realtek HD Audio Manager and Realtek Audio Driver

  
Quote: Originally Posted by NTexan


Help. I recently did a clean install of Windows 7 64bit (on my HP Vista 32 machine). Life is grand! My problems started when I tried to listen to the microphone input through my speakers. The front microphone inputs did not work so I downlaed the Realtek HD Audio Drivers (recently updated) from the realtek site. The inputs now work and I can record from the microphone through the Sound Recorder app in Accessories but can not hear the microphone through the speakers while I am recording. After searching the web I noticed a lot of chatter about setting things up in the Realtek HD Audio Manager. This app does not show up in my control panel. Does anyone know where I can get it (if I really need it). The Realtek site only has the driver download (not the manager). Am I missing something, am I confused, or both?



Welcome to SF!
Realtek HD Control Panel is in the Windows notification area. See image below. I hope I helped!

"PLEASE REP ANYONE WHO HELPS YOU"

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When i play media player the audio waves show up but there is no sound coming from my speakers. I am pretty sure I have everything hooked up right. All the mutes are off too. Any other settings I could change. also even if i try to listen through headphones there is no sound, so i am thinking it must be a setting. thanks.
 

A:audio waves but no sound?

bump help
 

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Does anyone have a link to the Maxx Audio software for my Yoga 3  Pro? Upgraded the Realtek drivers (via MS Updates) and I know longer have the Maxx Audio software which changed the audio qualiity depending on the application and orientation













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A:Maxx Audio Software

Had similar issue to yours yesterday.
 
Have you installed the latest version of Realtek drivers -
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/yoga-series/yoga-3-pro-1370-laptop-len...
 
Read instructions while installing carefully and let the program install.

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Hi, Maxx audio stopped working after windows 10 update. I have searched everywhere for a fix. I did find a "fix" that totally removed the Dell audio icon from control panel. Where can I find the driver to reinstall Maxx Audio? 

Operating System Windows 10 Home 64-bitCPU Intel Core i5 4460 @ 3.20GHz 29 °C Haswell 22nm TechnologyRAM 8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (11-11-11-28)Motherboard Dell Inc. 088DT1 (CPU 1) 28 °CGraphics DELL E2414H ([email protected]) 2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti (EVGA) 29 °CStorage 931GB Seagate ST1000DM003-1ER162 (SATA) 32 °COptical Drives HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GHB0NAudio Realtek High Definition Audio

A:Maxx Audio gone after update.

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Hi all,
as above - have just done a clean install of Windows 10 and can't install the Realtek Audio ALC3263 Driver from the dell driver download page.
The executable goes through the uninstall process, reboots, apparently installs some files, reboots, gives error: c:\windows\system32\intel_coinst.dll cannot be found, then keeps trying to install on a constant loop after rebooting again.
Appreciate any help.
Regards

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Hi everyone,
New owner of the XPS 13 9360, great product aside from some coil whine. I have an issue with the audio port, from the WD15. Sometimes when I am listening to music, I will notice distortion for 3-5 secs, and then it will cut out completely. Then the audio interface is completely unavailable to the OS. Spotify will say "Cannot play right now", as if the interface is blocked.
I have BIOS updated to 2.2.1 on the XPS 13 9360, and WD15 F/W is up to date (according to the update tool). Realtek USB is updated to March 17, 2017, the newest one available on the website. I have no display issues or ethernet issues with the dock otherwise, but the audio issue is very annoying.
Can anyone provide a clue as to why this is happening? Even when it doesn't cut out completely, I'll hear an occasional stutter from the audio, as if audio interrupts are not being handled in higher priority over other I/O. Not sure what the problem is, but I guess I can also ask here and start a discussion with Dell support as well.
Thanks

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Hello all,
I have dell inspiron 3543 and it has realtek alc3234 chip.
when I'm installing realtek/dell oem drivers, the sound is going really horrible and loud/low automaticly.
headphones are also not sounding good..
without drivers sound is ok, but not much advancements. whaat can be the cause? I've installed latest drivers, performed all troubleshooting steps, but wasted

A:Dell Inspiron 3543 Realtek ALC3234 Audio problem

Please provide a screen shot of the Device Manager, Sounds section. It sounds like there is some type of conflict.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums

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I have a self-assembled desktop PC - full specs in the signature below, but in short, it has an AMD Phenom II X6 1090T processor on a Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P mainboard, which uses a Realtek Azalia ALC887 on-board sound system. I have no loudspeakers and listen to the computer sound exclusively through a Microsoft LX-1000 headset. I also have a Logitech C270 HD webcam that has its own microphone. My PC has 16 GB RAM, a SSD and a large HDD. It runs Windows 8.1 Update 1 with all Windows updates (Patch Tuesday was this week, but my problems had started before that and I'm sure they're unrelated).

Everything is working fine, except the audio, which started behaving strangely a few days ago. The problems started suddenly and I can't think of anything that could have caused them. There were no hardware changes or any intervention in the hardware, nor did I install any new software that could have messed up things.

When playing music, it sounds muffled, with the volume very low and the voice and several instruments muted, while other instruments in the background arrangement sound louder. No graphic equalizer is on, and this happens with any player software (Windows Media Player, VLC, Media Player Classic, etc.), and any source (MP3 music, audio CDs, DVDs, videos, etc.). There appears to be no hardware problem with either my headset or the onboard audio: when I run both Windows' native and Realtek's driver sound output tests, the test tune comes out loud and clear in the tested chann... Read more

A:Realtek audio, Gigabyte mobo: strange-sounding audio, mic not working

First thing to do is disable or disconnect the Web Cam. They have been known to cause various sound problems. It may not be the problem, but eliminate it as the problem.

Stereo Mix needs to be set as the Default Recording Device.

Refresh the RealTek by going to the Device Manager, RIGHT click on the RealTek entry in the Sound section then LEFT click "Uninstall". DO NOT uninstall the drivers. Restart the PC and when Windows starts it will reinstall the sound. This usually fixes any Windows/Sound corruptions. If this does not fix it, download and reinstall the RealTek sound drivers.

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Hello All!!

I have seen similar threads here but my problem is slightly different.
I have ASUS P4S8X-MX which have built in audio of Realtek AC'97 .
I am using Windows XP SP2 for quite a time and everything was fine unless i tried to install an updated driver for my sound. After updating, i got Code 10 error , device cannot start.
I uninstalled the drivers, Restart my PC and then installed my previous version of drivers.
Everything was fine and i can see volume icon in task bar. But when i tried playing an audio file there wasn't any sound. I clicked volume icon to raise it but it was disabled.
I double click it to open Mixer .. there are only 3 options (normally it use to have lot ..wave,speaker,etc..) Now it has only Wave , SW Synth, CD Player.. and No recording device.

I did try re-installing the drivers again and again but no LUCK..

I tried using Drivers Sweeper to remove the tracks .. doing that in Safe Mode and then again Installed Old drivers. It all go well but in the end its same situation with sound disabled.

I don't want to reinstall my Windows , is there any way to fix it ?

One thing i noticed is every time I install drivers the sound manager shows up at task bar but in moments it disappears while the soundman.exe is running in Processes and I can't find it in Control Panel as well (where it use to be) .


Its been 8 hours since I am struggling with that. But No LUCK!

Note: My PnP Software Device Enumerator is worki... Read more

A:Realtek AC'97 audio - drivers installed properly & services running but no audio

Hi muazzam

Is best to upgrade to SP3 (if only because MS has dropped support for SP2) but can start, for now, looking at your problem while you continue running with SP2

Let's start with these initial steps
1) List any Problem Devices

Make sure all your devices are connected and powered on
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post
2) Generate and attach a DirectX report

click Start->Run, enter dxdiag
Notice progress in lower left window corner
When done, click Save Information button and save to your Desktop
In TechSpot, use the paper clip icon to attach the report. (If you don't see icon you may need to first click Go Advanced)
3) If there were no Problem Devices (step 1 above) then also check on your Windows Audio service if Status=Started and StartupType=Automatic

I'll have a look and we can take it from there
 

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I'm having a strange problem in my HTPC. Audio is coming perfectly fine out from the S/PDIF coaxial output, and it's normally connected only that way to the receiver, but now for other reasons I also need to connect it using a 3.5 mm to a small mixer. So in the sound manager I changed the output to the "Speakers", and in fact the Realtek sound manager detects that a cable is plugged into that output and shows me the dialog where it's selected. Problem is, nothing comes out.

I know it's not the 3.5mm to RCA cable because I plugged in my phone, played some music and I can hear it just fine. But the rear speaker (green) output puts out no sound at all, as I also tested it plugging headphones. On the Sound Windows panel where you can select the playback device I can see the volume level move up and down when I'm playing any media file, as well as in the Volume Mixer. If I switch back to the S/PDIF output and change the input in my receiver, audio is coming just fine.

I haven't tried the front outputs because they are not connected. The motherboard has HD Audio but the case has AC97 connectors, so I never cared to connect them because I don't use them. I know the rear green output worked at some point because I remember having a pair of computer speakers connected to it a few years ago.

This is a Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 (rev. 2.1) motherboard with an AMD 1090T and 16 GB of RAM, with Windows 7 Home Premium. The installation is about two months old wi... Read more

A:Realtek ALC889 audio, audio fine on S/PDIF, nothing from rear output

I found out after a while. In the popup dialog when a cable is plugged in, I had selected "Rear speaker out" mistakenly thinking it was talking about the rear output, not the rear speakers in a 5.1 speaker setting. Changing to "Front speaker out" solved the problem.

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Hi,

I finally upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7 and almost went back shortly after finding out I could no longer organize or manually arrange my own personal files and/or folders but luckily I discovered an application called 'Folder Options X' which has re-enabled that feature for me so I'm happy to be upgrading .

I'm having a few issue's with my audio playback options. I'm using an audio application called SRS Audio Sandbox Version 1.10.2.0 which doe's work with Windows 7 because when I first installed it was working perfect for a good few weeks time but recently I downloaded Realtek HD Audio Manager 2.57 to enable me to playback audio through my monitor speakers but it seems to have changed my audio setup ?

I have a 5.1 Logitech z906 speakers which take up green, black & yellow ports and my monitor has a green audio jack which I plugged in green and my Logitech's green jack I've plugged into Blue and used Realtek HD Manager to change Blue port to a Line Out option.

It appears to work accept when I do Speaker Playback Test clicking on diagram only left & right speakers playback noise though when I do it with headphones on all speakers playback noise: Left, Right, Center, Sub Rear Left & Rear Right not sure if that's normal ?

Under Sound proprieties my Realtek HD Audio is set as the default playback device in which both my speaker & monitor playback music but I need it to playback through SRS Audio Sandbox so I can manage and adjust the sound but whe... Read more

A:Audio Playback (Default Device Realtek) Knocks Out SRS Audio Sandbox

Reading some users comments on the Sandbox "audio enhancement" most comments are negative about this product. SRS Audio Sandbox - CNET Download.com

If it worked at one time and now does not, have you tried making it the default audio playback device rather than the RealTek? Or have you tried reinstalling it?

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Hi,
Recently, I started getting problems with my audio on my alienware X51 R2 (I'm on windows 10). After a long time of searching for solutions all over the internet like on forums, I've come to the point where the only possible solution to my problem is using the realtek hd audio manager. The problem is: I can't access it on my alienware device since it is completely replaced by your poor version of it "Alienware Audio" wich does not have any of the options I need. How could I restore the original version of this software or at least disable the alienware audio version?

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Hello,

I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit and I have a problem with sound. When I plug my speakers in front panel I have output audio, but in back panel I don't.

My Audio Manager looks like this, but front panel is enabled and back panel is disabled. It does not recognize back (ANALOG) jack.


I tried with settings in this manager but without success, I cheked Control Panel > Sound and followed instructions but still no sound if speakers is in back panel. What to do?

P.S
Sorry for bad english

A:No sound in back audio panel jack - Realtek HD Audio Manager

What is set as the Default Playback Device? If "Digital" or "HDMI" is set as default you will not get any sound from rear audio connections. "Speaker" must be set as Default Playback Device/

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Hi,

I have several computers of differents (HP, Toshiba, etc) and It happens the same problem. The audio device has an exclamation mark in Device Manager.

I think this problem is caused by some update windows. My OS is Windows 7 Home Premium 32bits .

Does anyone know what Windows Update should be uninstalled ?

Thank You.

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I have a self-assembled desktop PC - full specs in the signature below, but in short, it has an AMD Phenom II X6 1090T processor on a Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P mainboard, which uses a Realtek Azalia ALC887 on-board sound system. I have no loudspeakers and listen to the computer sounds exclusively through a Microsoft LX-1000 headset. I also have a Logitech C270 HD webcam that has its own microphone. My PC has 16 GB RAM, a SSD and a large HDD. It runs Windows 8.1 Update 1 with all Windows updates (Patch Tuesday was this week, but my problems had started before that and I'm sure they're unrelated).

Everything is working fine, except the audio, which started behaving strangely a few days ago for no apparent reason. The problems started suddenly and I can't think of anything that could have caused them. There were no hardware changes or any intervention in the hardware, nor did I install any new software that could have messed up things.

When playing music, it sounds muffled, with the volume very low and the voice and several instruments muted, while other instruments in the background arrangement sound relatively louder. No graphic equalizer is on, and this happens with any player software (Windows Media Player, VLC, Media Player Classic, etc.), and any source (MP3 music, audio CDs, DVDs, videos, etc.). There appears to be no hardware problem with either my headset or the onboard audio: when I run both Windows' native and Realtek's driver sound output tests, the test tune comes out... Read more

A:Realtek audio, Gigabyte mobo: muffled audio, no mic input

This is a duplicate of what is posted on the Seven Forums.

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Can someone please help me try and figure out why my audio isnt working the way is should be?

Playing a blu ray disc (Tron Legacy) using PowerDVD 11 and there is no sound from the side speakers.

On the weekend I hooked up my next door nieghbours PS3 and it played all 8 channels perfectly.

I have been trying to figure this out for 6 weeks now and I am not getting anywhere at all.

A:Audio Problem - 5.1 & 7.1 channel not working with Realtek HD audio & ATI HD4670

Does this only Happen in PowerDVD 11? Have you tried Windows Media centre?

Josh

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This is a problem that just started after having my drive wiped and OS re-installed.


Sound plays quite loudly when played through virtually anything; media players, Youtube, Firefox and Internet Explorer, anything. Yet the sounds from certain video games are extremely low in volume, which has never happened to me before.

Also worth noting: At seemingly random intervals, certain sounds in the games would play at full volume.


Attaching my DxDiag




One thing I noticed is that in the Playback devices, the stereo mix always picks up sounds louder than the speakers play out, unsure if this is related at all.



Also not sure if it's related or relevant, but my original system had the hard drives set on IDE, but now they're both set on AHCI




EDIT: I think I've solved it. It was just a matter of turning on Loudness Equalization. Leaving it open because I wanna know if this is indeed the issue or just a quickfix.

A:RealTek audio loud, in-game audio sharply muted

I doubt that the loudness is the correct "fix" since the sound is OK except in games. Many games have an option for the sound level and can be adjusted in the game setup. Others use MIDI to generate the sounds.

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I think my question is this: how do I set up VSX-1124 (a Pioneer AVR) in Control Panel/Sound and Hardware/Sound so that its driver is Realtek HD Audio and not the Intel Display Audio one?

In Device Manager under Sound, Video and game controllers, I have two sound card drivers, Realtek High Definition and Intel Display Audio. I don't understand how Realtek High Definition Audio drivers work in relation to the Intel Display Audio drivers. If I go to Control Panel/Hardware and Sound/Sound then Playback, there are four options, as you can see from the picture below.

I'm guessing that if I choose the receiver as my default device that I'm using the Intel Display Audio drivers and any of the other three options that I'm using the Realtek drivers. Is this correct? If the receiver is the default device, everything works fine; I get sound from sites like cnn.com and I can listen to internet radio, etc. However, if Speakers are the default device, I don't get sound. Is this normal? If so, what's the reason for having Realtek? If it isn't normal, will I notice a difference if I use the Realtek drivers? If I would see/hear a difference, how do I get them to work?

A:Realtek High Definition Audio and Intel Display Audio

The RealTek is for the regular PC sound. The Intel Display Audio is for HDMI sound. If an HDMI cable is plugged in Windows will automatically default to the HDMI as the "default playback device". If you have an HDMI cable plugged in and want the PC sound you must manually change the playback device. If you want both HDMI and PC audio, you can't have that as Windows will only allow one default audio playback device.

Does this answer the question?

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Hey Guys,

So here it goes, I normally have my Logitech z-5500 speakers connected to the onboard sound output (green,yellow and black) as well as my Plantronics 780 connected to the front panel USB port. I used to be able to play music through any one without any problems, just had to select which one I wanted as my default playback device.

Now my problem is, I get audio fine through the 780, but I get no sound what so ever from any of the onboard ports. I have searched online for hours trying all the suggested solutions(check below) but I'm hoping its not a device failure =(

What's weird is that just like all other posts I've read, when I plug anything into the onboard jacks I get the speakers as connected and the audio level moves with sound..but I get no output from my speakers.
What I have tested:

1) removing and reinstalling audio drivers from Asus website. - no luck
2) trying a headphone in the different jacks to see if any would give audio - no luck
3) went into the BIOS made sure I was up to date and the sound device was enabled - no luck
I can post screenshots of anything that may help in trying to resolve this problem and would appreciate anyone assisting me.
Thank you.

A:No sound from onboard audio (Realtek High Defition Audio)

Ravir mate do yourself a favour and install a sound card I have the exact same board and I fitted an Asus Xonar DG after spending a load of time trying to make sense of the Asus site, RealTek site and the Windows feature which are all a crock of crap.
The GUI for the Xonar card is great for sound (up to 7:1 support) and effects and mixing. Best of all it is cheap. I have them in three of my machines and would not be bothered with the onboard rubbish. Sound Cards and Digital-to-Analog Converters - Xonar DG - ASUS

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After the latest creator update (Windows 10 1709) a notification appears every time when Windows start:
"The Maxx Audio Installer (x64) has been removed because it not usable with the recent version of Windows. More info" (Translated from Hungarian).
The sound functions work, Maxx Audio Pro available from the tray icon.
The more info link opens this page: support.amd.com/.../AMDQuickStreamTechnology.aspx which not too useful.
How can I switch of this notification? This is a Vostro 3668 desktop PC.

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Hi,
After the latest creator update (Windows 10 1709) a notification appears every time when Windows start: "The Maxx Audio Installer (x64) has been removed because it not usable with the recent version of Windows. More info" (or something like that)
The sound functions work, I can't see Maxx Audio Pro anywhere.
The more info link opens this page: support.amd.com/.../AMDQuickStreamTechnology.aspx which not too useful.
How can I switch of this notification? This is an Inspiron 3647 desktop PC.
(I have read your answer suggested for solyom here: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3513/t/20025807 

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I bought a 27" monitor, keyboard and Logitech 5.1 Surround Sound System for my laptop; the only thing I can't get to work are my 5.1 Surround sound speakers.

5.1 requires 3 audio ports (as you probably know) but only two of mine work; consequently only either the rear speakers, front speakers or middle speaker can work at the same time. (It only likes to use one port at a time due to the current issue, it's either 2.1 or 5.1, not halfway) My third audio port is a mic port, but I've heard that using Realtek HD Audio Manager you can retask this port to act as an audio output port.

However after formatting my laptop months ago I have the Realtek drivers but not the manager, I can't find any downloads for the manager on the internet, they all appear to be driver only.
IMPORTANT: my soundcard is meant to support 5.1; when I go into device manger and sound properties it says so.
Thanks for reading, is there anything I can do? Or can I only use two speakers?

Thanks, I have a two years old Dell Studio 1745. When I go into control panel, "uninstall programmes" I can see "RealTek HD Audio Driver" which I downloaded from the realtek site, but it clearly said "Driver Only". I need the manager I think, but I don't know where to get it.

Thanks a lot in advance.

A:Formatted Dell Laptop, reinstalled Realtek Audio Drivers but noManager

You likely need the Dell supplied drivers to get all the features working.

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Hi.

I have been working on a Dell Inspiron 531S and am unable to get the video, and now audio, drivers loaded and working correctly. Here?s the deal:

According to the Dell tag# info online, this cpu uses either the onboard Nvidia nforce 6150SE n430 video card or an ATI 1300 Pro. There is no external video card so the Nvidia should be right. This is confirmed by programs like HWinfo32. However, someone did install ATI catalyst software at some earlier point.

At first, only the video card driver was not loaded properly and so Vista (Home Premium 32-bit) was in VGA-compatible mode. I tried to load NVIDIA Nforce 258.96 WHQL drivers for Vista 32-bit, which completed without errors. Upon rebooting, though, I could see in Device Manager that the drivers didn?t take. I have also tried Dell?s recommended R166208 (an executable that loads Nvidia?s MCP61 ver.A01 drivers) and no matter what I do, Device Manager says I now have an ?unknown device? or a VGA-compatible display adapter. Unloading and reinstalling did not help. I noticed SP2 was not loaded so tried installing it to see if that would help. It loaded no problem, but then I saw (as another update) a Realtek audio driver update. I let it load and now have no audio.

I have tried both Dell?s recommended Realtek driver (R180772, which is for the ALC888 HD audio device and loads Realtek?s R1.85 audio drivers) and a newer R2.51 version for Vista that I got from Realtek?s site. Both install ... Read more

A:Nvidia video and Realtek audio drivers not working on Dell Inspiron

Sounds like to me a fresh installment of Windows vista would help you out the most.
 

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This is inexcusable! I paid over a grand for my Dell. Does Dell care that I don't even make a living wage? Capitalists are freaking monsters. And you won't get me to change my mind about that no matter how many hospitals in Yemen you bomb or how much you rant about non existent Russian aggression. Cost cutting? I think neoliberal capitalism, and gangster Corporatocracy and mafia capitalism are all things we can't afford, ergo... I don't even earn a living wage while corporations cost cut, job cut. tax evade and push governments to sign evil "free trade" agreements giving them more power, at our expense. What's wrong with this picture?

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