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Win7 x230 2306CTO audio issues

Q: Win7 x230 2306CTO audio issues

From what I can tell, after a cold boot, one application can produce audio, but when I switch to another application, it is not able to produce audio. For example, after i log in, I can go to the sounds control panel applet, click on the slider and get audio successfully, but when I close the applet and open it or any other application, it is not able to produce audio. I've tried to reinstall the driver, but this did not make a difference. I have the Lenovo System Update app installed, so I'm pretty sure I have the latest driver installed. Any ideas on how to fix this issue? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Preferred Solution: Win7 x230 2306CTO audio issues

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.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Win7 x230 2306CTO audio issues


double-check the driver matrix here: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?&DocID=HT073834
to be sure you got the most recent from TVSU, which can sometimes lag behind the matrix a bit.


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Hello I'm giving feedback about the audio issue people are talking about in this discussion forum.  I have an x230 that keeps having audio issues.  Either the audio buttons stop working or if the buttons work, no sound is heard from the laptop without going into device manager and removing the RealTek audio driver and then letting Win XP find it again.  It appears the issues isn't O/S specific and have also seen that laptops sent to Lenovo have the system board and speakers replaced, however it doesn't resolve the issue.  I also see that by reimaging the laptop, that doesn't solve the issue either.  The details of the machine are below:
i5-3320M(3.3GHz),4GB RAM,128GB Solid State Drive,12.5in 1366x768 LCD,Intel HD Graphics,Intel 802.11agn wireless,1Gb Ethernet,UltraNav,Secure Chip,Camera,9c Li-Ion,Win7 Pro 64
Machine Family: X230
Model# 2324-G53
BIOS:  2.52
CHIPSET AND DRIVER VERSION:  Intel 7 Series/C216 Ver. 9.30.1020
Memory:  4GB
O/S:  Win XP SP3  32 bit
Driver Versions:  All drivers up to most recent version from Lenovo support site as of 4-4-13
Steps taken to resolve issue:  updating BIOS, and all drivers, and Lenovo software available for the laptop.
Name: Michael Ruskuski
Email address:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Country:  U.S.
Phone: please reply to email, best way to contact me.
Case Number: Haven't opened any cases with Lenovo.
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A:Re: Win7 x230 2306CTO audio issues

Yeah, I've pretty much given up on getting any answers. In my experience so far, 64 bit version of Win 7 seems to settle all sound issues.  Unfortunately for us our main application that a good 50% or so of the company uses can't work in 64 bit Windows.

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Good Day, After installing the latest culminative update for Windows 10 x64 (17134.191) The Realtek Audio and Ricoh Camera devices have an exclamation mark in the device manager, and thus they are not functioning, with the following message:  Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)

{Bad Image}
%hs is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact yur system administrator or the software vendor for support. Error status 0x The device is an Thinkpad X230, Model - 23257G6.Camera Driver ( Driver ( Thank you!

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Hello to all Lenovo users,I'm using a thinkpad X230 (Win7/64 home edition) for 2 years without problem and recently when working outside, I've been surprised by quick storm and some pouring water spills the keyboard! I switched off right away and removed completely the keyboard to dry it with an hair dryer.Now, the keyboard is working at startup, boot password or entering setup but once reaching win7 login window, no more...I must use the virtual keyboard onscreen to login on...I searched on google and this kb but not apparent solution...I runned the keyboard testing tool by Lenovo, it's ok and no error message in windows event logs.If somone has an idea in order to fix this annoying problem, he's welcome, thanks for your support. 

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Hi all, I`ve read here that lot of people got audio problems with their ThinkPads.What helps me in Windows 7 (without reboot) is that you have to set audio output to 44100Hz and 16bit sampling rate. Steps: 1, Right click on speaker icon located on taskbar near clock 2, select "Playback  devices" 3, double click on Speakers 4, select Advanced 5, change Default format to "16bit, 44100   This trick always helped in my case.  Regards,  Jan

A:[Solution] x230 realtek audio - no sound

My Realtek High Definition Audio worked great for several years and then started failing after I updated the BIOS on my X230 to "LENOVO G2ETA5WW (2.65), 9/17/2015 on my computer running Microsoft Windows 7 Professional version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Buiold 7601.  The Realtek driver is version dated 9/13/2013. Now every time I boot I must disable, then enable the Realtek HD Sound in Device Manager before any music or video file will play longer than a few seconds. I tried Jan's suggestion and unfortunately it did not work for me. After changing the speakers from ?24 bit, 48000 Hz (Studio Quality)? to ?16 bit, 44100 Hz (CD Quality)? and selecting ?Test?, I get a warning screen saying ?Device in Use ? The device is being used by another application. If you continue, that application may stop working.  Do you want to continue?? If I select ?Yes? then I get an error message saying ?Error! Failed to play test tone.?Instead, if I simply select ?OK? after the switch to ?16 bit, 44100 Hz (CD Quality)?, I get an error message saying ?Error! Formant not supported by the device.? Anyone have any ideas? (I will try also posting this in a new post to get a little more exposure.)

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Hi, 1. I have recently bought a 9-cells battery (1 week ago) for my thinkpad x230. I use windows 7 64-bit and I have installed Power Manager. 2. I have performed Battery Gauge reset. 3. The FRU number on the battery is "FRU P/N 45N1027". However, on Power Manager it says that is "FRU P/N 45N1029" and 7 cycle count. 4. Condition is Poor and the battery can store 65% of the its original full charge capacity according to Power Manager (56.58Wh out of 86.58Wh). 5. I tried to update battery firmware but I could not because it says that it  not need update. Question Q1. Is the Battery Genuine (You can check attached)?Q2. Is the battery damaged and need to return it back?Q3. Is there anything else I could do for this battery? Thanks all in advance.Nikolaos

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Hello, I'm experiencing some issues with my ThinkPad x230For quite sometime laptop doesn't go into sleep mode when lid is closed like also after inactivity time.In both situations computer behaves the same, power lamp is slowly flashing and wifi light is still on (on closed lid both battery and "moon" are on), while fans are constantly working without break. It doesn't matter if it's on battery, without it, plugged or without plug.Situation also is dificult when it comes to shutting down, pc doesn't turn off it hangs on state when power button flashes constantly.Restart is also a lottery, sometimes it does, and sometimes it doesn't restart so it becomes difficult to perform updates that require restart.Device manager doesn't show any missing drivers.My laptop is Intel i5-3320M, 16gb RAM, Windows 10 64-bit.I'm terribly sorry if it's some lame post but I tried couple solutions to solve this issue, but none helped... Or maybe I'm just not looking right.

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Hallo, I have a problem with my 3 yo X230 where the battery is fast empty, only 20 minutes from full charging although I only open 1 program (Excel/word/etc.). Should I change the battery ? In lenovoquickpick.com, the battery seems for type X230T (Part number: 0A36317). Can it be used for X230 ? From the picture shown in web, it is different from the battery installed in my laptop (4 cells). Now I am in Germany and quit difficult to find Lenovo people who can speak English well. Thank you

A:Thinkpad X230 Battery issues

Hello and welcomex230 and x230t batteries are incompatible. Only slice battey is (FRU 45N1035 in the list below).The batteries for x230 and their service p/n (FRU) are listed in the fru_bom file on the support site:45N1019 - SANYO Dasher 4cell45N1025 - LGC Dasher 6cell45N1029 - LGC Dasher 9cell45N1031 - SANYO Dasher 6cell-3yrs45N1172 - Panasonic Dasher 6cell45N1175 - Panasonic Dasher 9cell45N1709 - Panasonic Dasher 4c/2.045N1710 - Panasonic Dasher 6c/2.9 3yr45N1035 - Sony Dasher slice 6cellIf the OS on your laptop is win7 and Lenovo Power mangement is installed, you can check out the number of charging/discharging cycle count. Or use powercfg command for win8/10. It might tell something about battery healthy.

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Hi all,Apologies if I've missed this elsewhere - new to the forums so still learning to navigate.As background, machine type listed below:X230 Laptop (ThinkPad) - Machine Type 2325, Model BA6As I see it I'm having two separate issues here but they may well be linked: Recent Windows 10 updates are making the taskbar fully ineffective - I note this is fairly common and have tried the powershell route to check updates to no avail; curious to know what the advice here generally is, if X230 is no good with Windows 10 or is there something specific I should be doing to rectify this.This weekend, my laptop has developed a habit whereby the sound and video playback stops working suddenly. On boot-up it's fine but after a while, I can't listen to music or watch videos at all. Bit alarmed about this but suspect it may be linked to the thunderstorm on Thursday (based in London...), given I woke up to realise the powerboard on my TV had also gone. My laptop is within warranty so hopefully if it's hardware related, I would hope this is covered - in truth, I was reassured about the Lenovo warranty but have never had cause to use it at home or work over the last 6 years of using Lenovos.Any help or guidance would be massively appreciated!Kind regards,Bal

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I have just completed a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate and all went well except for the screen brightness issue. Anyone have any ideas where I can simply increase this as I have searched everywhere for screen brightness, even BIOS for any setting for display. I have latest update to display driver. I have two other laptops and each shows much brighter than this one and I am surely disappointed in this display. Not sure if it is because this screen is touch enabled and also works off keyboard that could be the issue and a separate setting could be involved on the touch side of the display as it does work with a stylus pen or touch also. thanks and   I hope I can get this brightness to increase somewhat as it is too hazy for me.     

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I have recently encountered two bus issues on my recently acquired old-ish second-hand ThinkPad X230 [2325SWK build with a G2ET91WW (2.51) BIOS], accompanied by a ThinkPad UltraBase Series 3 docking station [P/N 0B67692].My research requires me to use a Cyrillic (Russian) keyboard and fairly recently I acquired a nice keyboard with a small footprint in Saint Petersburg.  It is manufactured in China by A4Tech (www.a4tech.com) [Model KV-300H].When I initially plugged the keyboard in, it worked perfectly. However, after a short number of pluggings and unpluggings,  an error message appeared: "USB device not recognized. The last USB device you connected to this computer malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it."  More detail on the error appeared in item 1, below.  1  Unknown USB Device (Invalid Device Descriptor)    Error msg:   'Location: Port_#0003.Hub_#0004                          Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)                          The USB device returned an invalid USB device descriptor.                          Driver File Details C:\WINDOWS\system\DRIVERS\edevmon.sys'    The system searched automatically for software online -- but didn't find the driv... Read more

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hey guys. I recently been having so many problems with audio sync issues when mounting a 3D image. Video plays fine in my media player. (have tried totalmediatheater and poweriso11 seems to be the best so far). anyway it seems like it plays fine in 2D but 3D is giving it audio sync issues. I think ive pinpointed the problem and ive found that disabling my motherboard audio driver (intel) and enabling nvidia audio seems to have a better effect in 3D playback (again mounting). ive tried a few different 3d image backups by the way, i also didnt have a problem with intel hd drivers playing 3D but intel drivers started to give me a BSOD which lead me to buy a nvidia card for 3D. So back to the issue. Is there a way to have both audio drivers installed becuase I switch from tv to monitor for display and I have external speakers that I would like to use instead of my tv audio. I also have the latest nvidia drivers, chipset drivers, directx and most up to date bios. im running windows 7 64bit, gigabyte mobo, geforce gt 520, 12gb ram, intel i5 2500. Also says nvidia hdmi output not plugged in, in windows sound properties if someone can explain that. sorry for such a long typed problem.

A:Having Issues with multiple audio drivers getting audio sync issues.

I have to enable intel driver then reboot so I can use my external speakers, any easier way without rebooting and keep switching audio drivers.

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 hi,i just wanna know if i can to install normal ssd drive and msata card drive in my x230 laptop Many Thanks 

A:x220 and x230 , can i install normal ssd drive and msata card drive in my x230


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when i did a clean install and chose the new non partitioned HD win7 ult installed fine. but when i t started it assigned it self as HD C and gave the other win 7 drive a new letter as will ,and wont dual boot and the boot manager doesnt recognize the other windows, so went and booted win7 enterpe and the drive letters didnt change it just assigned a new drive letter to the new HD after many attempts gave up and formatted the new HD and assigned it a letter which ofcours now win 7 wont accept installing it self on a pre partioned.
is it normal that a new win 7 assigns random drive letters or am i doing something wrong .
furthermore neither win 7 detects the other to dual boot .
tried the dual boot installation guide but nothing explains the random drive letters assignment

the first pic shows the HDs on win 7 enter 32 and the 2nd pic shows the HD drive letters under win 7 ult 64

A:issues after installing to dual boot win7 enter32 and win7 ult 64

The first screenshot shows W being booted from XP as signified by XP being marked System. It must have been installed from the XP partition thus locking out C drive letter, or it would always boot as C.

The second screenshot shows C booting from System Reserved.

What I would do is boot into C again, install EasyBCD (click Download - no Name or Email required), on Edit OS tab delete all other OS's except the C drive, then on the Add OS tab add XP and Enterprise by their type and drive letter back to the multi-boot menu. This is providing you don't mind having Enterprise on a letter other than C. If you do then I'd reinstall it correctly from boot.

You should also mark Inactive all partitions except System Reserved which is the only one booting all OS's after this operation and hence the only one which should be marked Active, period. Partition - Mark as Inactive - Windows 7 Forums

How is it you are using Enterprise which is meant for large organizations, and how it it activated when that is only done by special MAK keys administered by IT departments of organizations? If you're not entitled to use it then I would delete its partition.

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m audio 1010lt sound card

not sure why..usually when I shut down it restarts automatically..recently i was watching a movie and it restarted out of no where..any help appreciated.... windows ultimate 7 amd 6000 3.0 ghz processor 4 gb ram I did do some searching i do have m audio 1010lt and someone here had similar problems with audio being glitchy...just looking for help

Problem signature: Problem Event Name: BlueScreen OS Version: 6.1.7601. Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem: BCCode: 1000007e BCP1: FFFFFFFFC0000005 BCP2: FFFFF80002D02741 BCP3: FFFFF88003A2BB68 BCP4: FFFFF88003A2B3C0 OS Version: 6_1_7601 Service Pack: 1_0 Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem: C:\Windows\Minidump\091412-19390-01.dmp C:\Users\Exactly\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-36863-0.sysdata.xml

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A:restart problem BSOD glitchy audio win7 ultimate w/ m audio 1010lt sou

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OEM SSD Win7 64 bit on C: I installed a new SSD with Win7 64bit to use as a test drive, but I can't boot to it. I can see the new SSD drive when I am in C:. It is labeled as E: I never gave it a drive letter. Does Win7 issue drive letter sutomatically? When I go into the BIOS at boot up I can't see it. I can boot to it if I remove the power to the C: so it can only boot to the new SSD.

A:Dual Boot issues.. Win7 64 bit & Win7 64bit

Post a snapshot of a full screen Disk Management:

To open Disk Management, press Windows key+r, type diskmgmt.msc and press Enter or click GO. Make it full screen.

See here: How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums (says it's for Vista but also works with Win 7).

Once you have the image saved, click on the Paperclip Icon next to the Smiley Icon.
In the Manage Attachments window, click Browse and navigate to where you saved the image and select it.
Click the Upload button.
Close the Manage Attachments window.
Click on the Paperclip Icon again and select the image you uploaded. It will be placed in your post.

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Apologies if this is reprising and earlier question on this topic. I have recently acquired an old-ish second-hand ThinkPad X230 [2325SWK build with a G2ET91WW (2.51) BIOS], accompanied by a ThinkPad UltraBase Series 3 docking station [P/N 0B67692] which has an empty 2" bay.I need advice on the following issues:1    The X230 currently has an SSD installed [Samsung 128GB MZ7TD128HAFV-000L1] which will not be large enough for the programs and program data that I have planned to install.  I would like to upgrade to a 1 1TB SSD, and I propose to clone the contents of the existing 128 GB drive to a 1 TB Samsung 850 Evo [MZ-75E1T0B].  Are there any SATA or other firmware issues that I should be aware of before acquiring the 1 TB drive, arranging for its cloning and for the replacement of the current 128 GB drive?2    I would like to populate the empty 2" bay on the UltraBase Series 3 docking station with an HDD, and the model I have in mind is a 2 TB Seagate BarraCuda Hard Drive [ST2000LM015].  Again, I'd like to know if there are any hardware, firmware or other issues before acquisition and installation.I'd be grateful for any help on either of these two issues in an Australian context.

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I have an X230 i5 processor with a 1 TB SSD and I recently picked up a X230 with a i7 processor and a much smaller hard disk.  Can I just swap my big SSD into the new X230 (moving that version of Windows 7 Pro) and then install the smaller hard disk (with its version of Windows 7 Pro) into the i5 machine. (Will be swapping the memory so the i7 has the 16 GB and the i5 has 8 GB).  I know that if they were completely different computers this would not work, but since both are X230 will it work?  I'd rather not have to restall all the programs if I can avoid it!

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Hi there, I have audio problem in my HP Pavillion G6 2254ca laptop. Audio not working after the upgrade to Win10.1Hence i have uninstalled all the related Audio drivers, and restarted the machine. System default audio drrives were installed automatically and audio started working. But the sound is too low.When I tried installing the 'Dolby Adavnce Audio driver', its errored out as incompatible. Also i coudnt find the compatible version in HP website. Can you please help, as the audio input/output is too low. Need advice to install the compatible version for Dolby Advance Audio driver. Regards, Ram

A:Audio Driver - Dolby Advance Audio v2 - Issues in HP Pavilli...

Hi, Please try:    http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=ob_151294_1 Regards.

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After having my motherboard, graphics card and RAM replaced due to a power surge, I have been experiencing high audio latency, along with very poor sound quality which includes static noise, crackling. The sound is similar to that of an untuned radio.
The sound quality is decent when I am running limited audio programs, but when I run multiple (Such as Skype + Youtube), the sound quality starts to become poor.
The sound quality also becomes poor quite frequently when I am only running one audio program.\

I've already tried going into Device manager and disabling/reenabling drivers to see if they were the cause of the problem.
I've also tried updating the drivers to the latest version.

Not really sure what to do now, help is appreciated gratefully.
System specs:
Windows 8.1
Intel i5-4570 @3.20GHz
8GB Kingston HyperX DDR3
Sapphire HD 7850 OC 2GB GDDR5
ASRock B85M Pro 4 New Version

EDIT: Searched online, pretty much have 0 dedication to fix this myself, and decided it was time for a fresh windows 8.1. So I reinstalled windows :3

A:Audio issues (Static + crackling) and high audio latency

FWIW, the DPC Latency Checker is not fully Win 8 compatible (there is notice on their web site) and it can give you false latency hits.

The Resplendence Latency monitor is Win 8 compatible.

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I've been having problems audio problems in general on my Inspiron 15R N5110 that runs on windows 7 (windows 7 pro) more specifically my computer speaker the issue is when I unplug the headphones or shut off my computer it resets to the speakers and my speakers are muffled and screeching also I need to update my IDT High Definition Audio CODEC driver i've tried many things and I can't seem to fix it please help me without any costs I'd gladly appreciate it

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First of all here are my specs:

Computer is an E-Machines T2642.
Motherboard: IM845GV
OS: Windows XP Home Edition (service pack 1)

Now my problem. About 4 days ago my sound stopped working on my computer. I checked the device manager and found multimedia audio controller listed as an other device with a question mark next to it. The properties lists the device as not having any drivers installed. I have tryed installing and rolling backthe drivers to no effect.

Another problem that I seem to have is my network connections shows a local area connection as having a network cable unpluged, with the device name being Realtek RTL8139/810X Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC. I have tryed unintalling the realtek device and adding it again, but when I do it seems to generate the unknown multimedia audio controller which I suspect is the source of my problem.

So any advice on what exactly I need to do to fix this and get the sound back? At this point I suspect that the "sound card" on my motherboard may be fried. Help would be appricaited.

A:No audio/sound. Multimedia audio controller issues.

Start here:


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--edit, see my second post...

This is supposed to be easy?

OK, first I have a desktop, win 7 pro 64. I never thought I'd own a laptop, need networks so I might have disabled something at some point.
(I've disabled everything I don't need for performance reasons - game/graphics rig)

It has 2 ethernet connections. 1 is to modem. 2 is open.

I recently bought a laptop, win 7 home premium 64.

So time for file sharing. Bought a crossover network cable.

Trying to set up a home network. Works on the laptop, but going through all the troubleshooters and all I get on the PC is 'cannot add home network to this computer'.

I can see and get into my PC from the laptop, but the PC won't register a network OR my laptop. (I actually want the opposite as it's easier to use the PC for transfers/work/etc...)

None of the troubleshooting in Win7Pro PC is working, any ideas?

(I've set both clocks to internet time, I have everything open to file sharing on both machines)


I did just notice that when I turn on file and printer sharing in network & sharing/advanced settings and hit save changes,

everytime I reopen the window it's set back to off. Doesn't matter how many times i turn it on and save, it always gets turned off again.

A:win7 home prem desktop/win7 pro home network issues

Quote: Originally Posted by Baddcog

This is supposed to be easy?

OK, first I have a desktop, win 7 pro 64. I never thought I'd own a laptop, need networks so I might have disabled something at some point.
(I've disabled everything I don't need for performance reasons - game/graphics rig)

It has 2 ethernet connections. 1 is to modem. 2 is open.

I recently bought a laptop, win 7 home premium 64.

So time for file sharing. Bought a crossover network cable.

Trying to set up a home network. Works on the laptop, but going through all the troubleshooters and all I get on the PC is 'cannot add home network to this computer'.

I can see and get into my PC from the laptop, but the PC won't register a network OR my laptop. (I actually want the opposite as it's easier to use the PC for transfers/work/etc...)

None of the troubleshooting in Win7Pro PC is working, any ideas?

(I've set both clocks to internet time, I have everything open to file sharing on both machines)


I did just notice that when I turn on file and printer sharing in network & sharing/advanced settings and hit save changes,

everytime I reopen the window it's set back to off. Doesn't matter how many times i turn it on and save, it always gets turned off again.

The problem is in bold. Once you disable those services all bets are off on the network sharing being functional until all your required networking services are all enabled and set to automati... Read more

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Hi guys,

Can you guys help me? It has been bugging me for sometime now. I reformatted my PC after it crashed (XP keeps on freezing) and installed all the necessary motherboard drivers after. The installation went smoothly and the device manager show no conflicting drivers or whatsoever.

However, i noticed that i am hearing no audio. I checked the following:

Control Panel -> Sounds & Audio Devices
- Speaker Settings is grayed out (meaning unclickable)
- Device Volume is grayed out

- In the Sounds tab, even the 'play' button is grayed out.
- In the Audio tab, both Sound playback and Sound recording are showing no options.

I tried some troubleshooting by going to Accessories -> Entertainment -> Volume Control and tried to place the volume icon into the task manager, it is saying that i have no audio hardware installed.

I visited the MSI & RealTek sites, searched, downloaded and installed the latest SiS 745 and AC97 drivers but to no avail. I am also installing the chipset driver first before the audio drivers. Onboard audio is also enabled in BIOS. I also even tried reformatting twice. The problem still persists.

These are the items under Device Managers -> Sound, Video & Game Controllers
Audio Codecs
Legacy Audio Drivers
Media Control Devices
Video Codecs

I notice no instance of any RealTek drivers in that.

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A:Audio issues with SiS 745 chipset and AC97 Audio

The easiest way to see if this is a driver/windows problem and not a hardware one is to boot using a knoppix/ubuntu LiveCd, since these are intializing the sound devices without any drivers.

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ok this was all working fine before i did a system recovery now it isnt working...
no matter what kind of media file it "skips after every 5 sec or so,
doesnt matter what program i use, movies, mediaplayer videos, itunes songs, or even youtube videos....everything was working finr now im at my wits end trying to figure this out.... im about to give up and buy a new laptop....

things i have done....
installed the k-lite mega codec pack
up dated all drivers from the hp site...
tried different media players
tried disablying my antivirus

currently downloading vista sp1
any ideas?

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I have aproblem with random audio ads they sometimes pop up and i have windows 7 ultimate and my antivrius is
Microsoft security essentails

A:Win7 Audio Ads???

Could you please explain what you mean by audio ads that pop up?

Do you mean you are getting pop up ads related to audio products, songs etc?

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I have 2 computers running Win7. I don't have audio using IE8. I do have audio on other programs such as Google Chrome and Windows Media Player. Any suggestions?

A:No audio IE8 on Win7

What sort of audio using IE8? IE8 itself can't play audio as such, embedded files are played via Adobe Flash, Quicktime or Windows Media Player etc.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 for a few years already.
A few weeks ago, out of the blue, my speakers wont work. Theres just no audio.
I can get audio only when I connect earphones.
I tried to uninstall the audio driver (Conexant smartaudio HD), and windows 7 automaticaly installs High Definition Audio Device. When I did that the speakers worked, but there was no sound when I connected the earphones. When I reinstall conexant it happens again - no sound from speakers, only from earphones.
Tried reinstalling several times, tried updating the driver, I even formatted my computer and nothing helped.

Please help me find a solution.

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I have not been able to solve this issue. It works fine in XP and it seems to be across all hardware.

While listening in MP3's in WMP or any other player, if I go and play a game (CSS) while firing in the game, there is a small split second where the in game sound dampens the MP3's.

I have tested this on a few computers now and can confirm it seems to be a issue with windows 7. Is there any way around it?

A:Win7 Audio Dampening

Quote: Originally Posted by furyau

I have not been able to solve this issue. It works fine in XP and it seems to be across all hardware.

While listening in MP3's in WMP or any other player, if I go and play a game (CSS) while firing in the game, there is a small split second where the in game sound dampens the MP3's.

I have tested this on a few computers now and can confirm it seems to be a issue with windows 7. Is there any way around it?

Right click on the Microsoft speaker icon in the system tray, select "Playback Devices". Select the "Communications" tab. Select... "Do Nothing".
Not sure if this requires a reboot, I don't think so.

The other possibility:
Right click on the Microsoft speaker icon in the system tray, select "Playback Devices". Single left click the default output device (green check mark, usually Speakers). At the bottom right select "Properties". Go to the Enhancements tab. Scroll down until you see "Loudness Equalization" uncheck, may require reboot.


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Hi all!
Stumbled across this forum in search of a solution to my recent audio problem. People seem very helpful so i thought i might give it a try.

My issues started when i upgraded from Vista to Win 7. And the audio just does not work. I have tried everything i can think of and i have not gotten a single eligable word out of my speakers. All i get is static and hints of it trying to "say" something.

I have tried updating my bios, installing every kind of driver to my onboard Realtek audio device. Both via Windows, Realtek server and Original MB cd. Have also tried various fixes that people has recommended to others with similar problems.

Also in my Realtek audio manager my back panel and front panel is greyed out. Only the digital out/in is visible. And my speakers are not detected allthough they work 100%. Somewhere it was recommended to "disable front panel detection" And that got my speakers and front panel detected but neither work.

Hopefully someone here can help, would be very grateful since i cant play Fallout: New vegas with no sound

A:Audio in Win7 is not working

Welcome to SF, infidel.
You said you tried every kind of driver...just to make sure, you grabbed the right one...
According to Gigabyte the 64-Bit Driver (Realtec Function for Realtec Azalia Chip) for the board in your specs would be


In the mean time I would check the Device manager for any yellow or red triangles.


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About a week ago, I lost audio in my browsers. Everything was fine then bam. I can play VLC, Cd,DVDs and don't have a problem, but I cannot hear anything online. I am not sure what happened. I did a lot of trouble shooting. I tried to update drivers, but it's going for the Windows one. I did malware and Virus scans, software updates, drivers, codecs and even a system restore, but the problem is still here. I am not sure what you need in order to try to help me. I have a Dell Inspiron Duel Core, run Win7 Home Premium, 64-bit. I've googled and looked here and still am not able to get it working. I did notice that it stopped after running iTunes. I uninstalled iTunes, but that didn't help either. Can anyone help me please?


A:No audio in any browsers in Win7

Hi Linda, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Have you checked the volume mixer's individual volume controls to each browser? Right click the loudspeaker icon on notification area and choose Open Volume Mixer to see the settings:

(I'm having taskbar vertical on the left, don't let it confuse you )

Remember, an application or browser is only shown in the mixer if it's currently outputting sound or video. If you only have pages with no audio or video output open, the browser is not shown here.


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Hi Folks.

This place seemed as good a place as any to come and ask for help, so here goes...

My dad's been having internet problems for a long time now, mostly due to YouTube. I tried everything to fix it and in the end we decided that the only thing to do was to upgrade his computer to Windows 7.

We did so, and have since upgraded both his and my computer to Windows 7 Ultimate. Now here's the problem:

My computer has perfect audio. Movies, games, music, YouTube...everything works perfectly.

My dad's computer has NO audio AT ALL. Why this is so, I've no idea. I've tried installing some drivers that were recommended to me, but that's done absolutely nothing. The 'Speaker' symbol on the bottom right of the screen remains inactive with a red and white cross next to it.

I did a bit of reading through this site as well as some of my own troubleshooting and I'm fairly confident it's something wrong with the sound-card. The thing is, I'm not sure how to find out what sound-card that computer has! What do I need to do and how do I fix this problem?

A:Lack of Audio since Installing Win7. Why?

the easy way to find your sound card details is download pc wizard 2010,its free and very easy to use,there are others you can use such as sandra light.

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If it's not one thing, it's another... I'm having a bad week with audio it seems.

On my main PC, I upgraded to Windows 7 a couple of weeks back. Now, skype is failling, ventrilo is failing. After doing a little research, ventrilo FAQ's confirmed what i suspected: There is something seriously wrong with your sound card drivers or sound mixer configuration. ...

Here is what I have as far as audio / mobo
MOTHERBOARD: Asus P6T SE Intel X58 Chipset CrossFireX Mainboard Triple-Channel DDR3/1600 SATA RAID w/ eSATA,GbLAN,USB2.0,IEEE1394a,&7.1Audio
(TechSpot reviewed it highly and I went for it!)

I did find this for drivers...
but I'm not familiar with this site, and as I mentioned in another thread, I'm not very well versed in Mobo/Sound card driver updating, etc.

Can one of you kind techspot folks point me in the right direction?

A:Upgraded to Win7 - various audio not working

OK~ I haven't given up on my own search and it dawned on me to just go to the asus site! genious ain't I? LOL

I found this: http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us&model=P6T SE&product=1

Is it safe for me to just download the audio drivers for this mobo and proceed?


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I recently performed a full reinstall of windows 7 after getting a registry error bsod that I was unable to fix. So far everything works perfectly except for the sound. I'm experiencing severe audio stuttering on almost all applications, both streamed and downloaded audio/video.

I run a 12 ft 3.8mm audio cable to my speaker set and use an hdmi cable to dual screen to my tv, but the tv doesn't play audio. I'm pretty sure that this isn't loss due to cable length, or connection, since I get it when I use my headphones directly to my tower.

I've tried updating my audio drivers but device manager says they are up to date, and since I don't have a sound card, my motherboard's company (Gigabyte) doesn't supply them. I updated Realtek but the issue remained.
The relevant audio drivers are: AMD High Definition Audio Device and Realtek High Defintion Audio

If anyone has any clue what the cause may be, I would be so grateful. The stuttering is driving me insane.

Gigabyte ga-990fxa-ud3
HIS Radeo R9 285
Corsair Vengenace 2x8GB
AMD FX-4300 Vishera Quad 3.8GHz

A:Win7 64bit Ult - Audio Stuttering

If you do a search on this forum section you will find many posts on stuttering. Unfortunately there is no "one fix" for this.
One issue is the sound is on a shared Interrupt (IRQ) with a higher priority device and the higher priority device may be "interrupting" the sound causing the stuttering. If this is the case, SOMETIMES, uninstalling the sound in the Device Manger then restarting Windows and Windows will put it on a different shared IRQ and fix or minimize the stuttering.

Other known causes are Wi-Fi, old video and sound drivers. As you have reinstalled, possibly you are using old driver versions?

HDMI audio is separate from regular PC audio. The HDMI audio is generated by a sound chip in the Video Card.

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After a recent rebuild, new motherboard Biostar A785GE, my dvd/cd burner will play an audio cd and you can see the ribbon at the bottom showing it to be playing in WMP, but no sound to speakers. MY hardrive is attached to the motherboard via SATA. My DVD/CD burner-player is attached to the motherboard via IDE cable.

Online audios play ok. But not factory new audio cds.
I've read and read and have tried many suggestions :uninstalled Realtek re-installed, downloaded and reinstalled Biostar audio driver, changed playback devices form digital to speakers etc. Replaced Dvd/cd-burner .....same thing...no sound.

At wits end, please help!
Thank You!

A:Audio cd plays but no sound in win7-64

It might be a codec issue. Have a look here.

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well an issue I cannot solve - no audio is working and have been through all trouble shooting and uninstalling/reinstalling the audio driver to no success.
I really need some help to fix this, I only did a complete system restore 2 days ago, I have suspicion that windows updates caused the issue but cannot find the problem file/driver or whatever is causing this.
Model of this HP computer is HPE-575a
I have been to HP website and downloaded the driver for 64-bit windows. Doesn't solve the issue.
I know the hardware is fine and works its just a driver issue.

A:Win7 64-Bit -No Audio on HP Pavilion Elite HPE

audio is now working. took several attempts installing/reinstalling the driver.

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I have an Sony computer PCG 2D1M and I use the HDMI slot to connect with my Bose sound system.
Under Vista I had sound, after Upgrade Windows 7 Ultimate I have no sound, but all others works well.

My acutal driver is Sigma Tel High Definition Audio Codec, as producer is named IDT.
I tryied to get help form Sony support, but I got a not very helpful answer.

Can anyone help me?

Thanks JD

A:Win7 HDMI Audio Driver for IDT

Hi jd40, and Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Tried to look up your Sony computer on the net and wasn't able to fine any specs. If you could put up a picture of the hooks on your computer it might help. Thanks Lee

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Just in case some of you havn't tried them yet.

A:Realtek Audio drivers for Win7 are here.

they wont install for me says driver files are in use by another process... no av running nothing that would hold it what gives?

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I have just set up a fairly complex HP XW8200 in Windows 7 and am having audio problems. It is an HP XW8200 with two 3.8ghz processors, two RAID controllers with a total of 13 drives in RAID 1+0 (8 SAS in front mounted backplane, 4 SATA internal), and a 1TB disc attached to the onboard SATA controller. I have used a couple of different video adapters, but the current one is an XFX Radeon 5550.

The problem is that I have sound, except that human voices are inaudible except when turned up extremely loud, and a lot of sounds are clipped, for lack of a better word. I have ran the latency checker, & found no problems. Device manager shows no issues with any device, and am using the driver package installed by the Win7 installer. HP offers a driver package for 64 bit Vista, but when I install it, the sound is much worse, almost inaudible. This machine has the integrated "SoundMax" controller.

I have installed no drivers whatsoever for anything except one PCI-X Raid controller and the current video card (except that installed with Win7), and although I have heard that some drivers may conflict with the onboard sound, I have been reluctant to experiment with drivers outside of the sound issue, because the performance of this machine is not only flawless, but awesome.

I realize I could likely solve this by installing a new soundcard, & may end up having to do so, but this machine is running short on PCI slots due to the two RAID controllers using two slots... Read more

A:HP Workstation Win7 Audio Problems

JMoncrief, welcome to the Seven Forums.

No promises seeing as that has an older chipset in it but have you tried the latest Soundmax driver from Intel,


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Hey! I have a problem with the audio driver on some HP Probook 430 G3's.The laptops came preinstalled with Win10, and worked like a charm.Where I work we can't use Win10 (we've only got licenses for win7), so I have to use Win7 on them. When I reinstalled the laptops with Win7 Enterprise 64-bit, I discovered that the sound won't work.When I try to install the Conexant HD Audio Driver which I found through HP Support Assistant and the http://support.hp.com/no-no/drivers/selfservice/identify (same driver), it installs somewhat correctly (no immidiate errors). But it's a red cross over the sound icon in the bottom right corner, and I get the error message "software modification might not be discovered" (loosely translated).In device manager it's a yellow mark over "other devices - multimedia audio controller", and it says that no drivers are installed. I've installed all of the updates in Windows Update, and everything HP Support Assistant finds; but no luck on the Audio Driver. Is there anyone out there with a solution?  - Best regards, Dallazz.

A:HP 430 G3 w/Win7 Enterprise 64-bit audio problem

Do you see any unknown device in Device Manager?

I am an HP employee.

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i use one of them programs to talk to ppl, like Ventrilo or Skype..
when i used WinXP i just opened up Sound Properties n switch from Playback to Recording (then check Stereo Mix instead of Mic), then i could let other ppl listen to whatever i was playing on my computer, like a song or such..
now that im using Win7 i just cant find a way of doing that anymore..
any thoughts?

A:XP audio settings equivalent on Win7

The Control Panel/Hardware and Sound and finally the Sound panel is where you set defaults and control the audio hardware in Vista/Windows 7.

The Recording section in the Sound Panel is where you set the "system mixer" (stereo mix/what you hear) as the default playback device.

Is this what you want?

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Hey all,

My dad's having a few problems with his Windows 7 PC. All was working fine until the other day, just out of the blue his video files wouldn't play and then his audios as well. He's tried a system restore to no avail. Here's a few more details:

PC has an emu sound card in that all sounds go through - no sounds coming through at the moment

tried to play mps in windows media player says 'Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing the file.'

have a haupagge TV card in playing through winTV software-plays for a couple of seconds (without sound) then freezes

have skyplayer @silverlight' , buffers, finds channel, then picture freezes

sopcast plays for a couple of seconds then freezes

some mp4 video clips play in media player(without sound) but avi's won't

If posted this in the video section as well so excuse the repost, not sure which to put it under! Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Problem with Audio and Video in Win7

For troubleshooting try this: Click the Start button and then click Control Panel. In the search box (top right), type troubleshooter, and then click Troubleshooting. In the left pane, click View all, and then click Playing Audio. Then follow the instructions.

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So I have had windows 7 for a while and I was using my computer when it got and I must have overloaded it and it gave me a blue screen. My audio doesn't work and when I got to the playback devices its empty I have the boxes checked off to show all the devices but it shows absolutely nothing. I reinstalled the drivers, and got a new sound card but it still doesn't work. I can't do a system restore either because it didn't save one before the problem. I'm also wondering is it possible that a file/program is interfering with it?

A:Audio not working on win7 ultimate x64?

Hi arcanehack,

Please share the status of 'audio devices' in the 'Device Manager'. A screen shot of that page would be most useful.

To access 'Device Manager' page, follow the steps listed below:
Click 'Start' > In 'Search programs and files' text-box type 'devmgmt.msc' (without quotations) > Tap 'Enter'

Also share the name/details of 'sound card' that you installed; would like to know about the drivers that you installed. (Did you install the drivers using an installation disk or a link on the internet)

Do reply with the details; would be glad to assist.

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I have the Asus - Essentio Desktop CM1630-08, it uses the AMD HD Audio deck. Is there anyway for me to split my sound from games to my USB headset while sending audio from Pandora to my speakers?

Really need some input.

A:Need to split audio streams in Win7 64 bit

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I've tried several 'fixes' today to get ADI 198x audio working under W7 ultimate 64, no luck so far but I may be going about it wrongheaded. This is on a Dell optiplex gx620
Supposedly the best approach is to unpack the wad from Intel, and manually force the driver but I think the posters may have referred to an earlier file; the one I got is self/extract/install - fails.

Can someone coach me on this pls?

A:ADI 198x Audio: Anyone solve this yet? Win7 64-bit

zapp22 , download the audio file in this link Drivers & Downloads the only driver available is XP 64bit you will have to load this in compat mode Compatibility Mode when you have done that , go to device manager and update the driver from there

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A few days ago, I was playing Unturned on my Windows 7 custom built gaming pc, when a storm came through and knocked my power out for a few minutes. I then turned my pc back on, but it told me that i had to install Windows 7. Keep in mind that before the power outage, my PC would tell me "My copy of windows was not genuine" for about a year. It started doing this ahout 6 months after purchasing it. I had to select an option where i deleted my files and downloaded Win7 Proffessional. After a while, the installation was stuck on "Completing Installation" It stated that way for about 4 hours. Without thinking i decided to reboot my PC. Now, It is stuck in the following Loop: The image below. I hit ok, the computer reboots on its own, then goes back to that pop up...

A:Win7 OS issues

Better use your original disc or partition copy of 7 again.

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