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Sound Control panel takes 2 minutes to open; HDMI sound inconsistent

Q: Sound Control panel takes 2 minutes to open; HDMI sound inconsistent

Brand new Windows 7 Home Premium (6 bit) computer. When I click on the Sound control panel item, sometimes it takes 1-2 minutes to open. But that's kind of minor (although I'd like to know how to fix it), because sometimes the HDMI sound to my HDTV works fine, and sometimes it doesn't work at all. The only sure fix is to reboot the computer, which isn't really what I want to do every time I want sound coming from the HDTV speakers.

More details: if I reboot the computer, and then switch from the monitor to the HDTV for my video output, I can open the Sound control panel (opens at normal speed) and then I select the HDTV to be the default sound device; and everything is good. At some point, I stop watching the HDMI output to the HDTV, switch the video to my main monitor, and the sound now comes out of the computer speakers. Great. That's what I want. I can even turn off the HDTV, come back 20 minutes later, switch the video back to the HDTV and the sound goes through the HDTV speakers. Switch back and forth a couple of times and everything works as expected. Great. That's what I want.

But at some later point in time, it stops working, and I don't know what triggers this. At this later point in time, I switch the video from the monitor to the HDTV, but now the sound remains with the computer speakers, if I try to open the sound control panel, it takes 1-2 minutes, and when it finally opens the sound control panel no longer lets me select the HDTV to be the default sound device. What's wrong? How do I fix this?

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Preferred Solution: Sound Control panel takes 2 minutes to open; HDMI sound inconsistent

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: Sound Control panel takes 2 minutes to open; HDMI sound inconsistent

I had the slow opening sound panel/playback section for a while. I tried several things and all of a sudden the problem went away. Not sure what fixed it but I have updated the AMD video card drivers several times, no audio driver updates. The only common point is that I too have an AMD video card (HD7770).

In most cases, if the PC "speakers" (sound card) is set as the default audio playback device and then an HDMI cable is plugged into the PC it will automatically switch to the HDMI sound (and make it the default playback device), and if the cable is disconnected it automatically switches back to the speakers. If you are having problems accessing the sound panel, this is another option (for most) until you get the slow opening panel issue resolved.

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Hey guys, I really appriciate you've entered and I hope you'll help me out here.

Well, last saterday my computer was working perfectly, I had to go so I shut down the computer, everything was fine.
Today I got back home and started the computer. and its slow. very slow!
chrome gets stuck, takes 3 minutes to open the "Start", and about 5 minutes to open Control Panel. The computer seems to be "loading" all the time, and does everything VERY slow.. it is driving me crazy, and I can't work with it that way.
An Interesting fact is that in the Task Manager CPU Usage is 0%, Memery is 773MB and free Phycial Memory is 1257MB out of 3007 MB.
I've been trying to reset it, shut it down, unplug and plug it again, and even cleaned it out of dirt with an air compressor. So far, I've not seen even the slightest improvement.

any suggestions??
my specs:
Core 2 duo 2.16 GHz,
3 GB RAM
Geforce 9500 512MB.
thanks in advance for any help.

A:[SOLVED] SLOW!! takes 5 minutes to open control panel!

Hi and welcome to TSF you could try running chkdsk,and also a clean boot Perform a clean startup to determine whether background programs are interfering with your game or program

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This is a fun one.

The sound CP functioned.
I added USB headset--still functioned.
I installed drivers for my X-Plosion--still functioned.
Rebooted--no longer functioned.

At this point I cannot access the sound CP, nor the playback/recording devices screens, though the devices all function correctly.

Has anyone experienced this?

A:Can't open sound control panel

  
Quote: Originally Posted by badcaps


This is a fun one.

The sound CP functioned.
I added USB headset--still functioned.
I installed drivers for my X-Plosion--still functioned.
Rebooted--no longer functioned.

At this point I cannot access the sound CP, nor the playback/recording devices screens, though the devices all function correctly.

Has anyone experienced this?


Hi badcaps and welcome to Windows Seven Forums!

With the information you have provided, it would seem there is a conflict with the default Windows audio driver and the Auzen audio drivers. I would suggest you remove all audio drivers, reboot, remove any audio driver remnants (check again), and when clean re-install the Auzen drivers and reboot.

Please post back with any additional info you might be able to supply?

Robert

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dont know what when wrong but I cannot access my audio devices control panel. Control Panel...Hardware and Sound..Manage Audio Devices. Nothing happens. Only a brief flicker. I also cannot change system sounds. Any idea what could be the problem? or at least how to go about debugging it.

A:Can't open sound control panel

Hi jranaudo, for us to help you we need to know your system spec, please fill in the spec for your system in the CP section.

Also, Welcome to the "Seven Forums."

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When I right-click the speaker icon in the system tray and choose Playback, Recording, or Sounds nothing happens. I usually use this function often as I use a USB headset at times and to adjust the Line In volume (for my Xbox 360). I can't recall my changing anything recently that would have caused this. I have tried updating the Realtek drivers, but I'm not entirely sure which ones I should be downloading. but I suspect there may be a different issue.

A:Can't open sound control panel

In many cases where something has worked and all of a sudden does not work, using the System Restore function and restoring the PC back to a date when it did work will fix these types of problems. System Restore MAY take care of this problem, too. System Restore can be accessed from Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools.

System Restore will not delete any user data or e-mails.

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So I've detected that my PC has been a bit slow lately, it takes longer to load webages and stuff. But this strange thing happened. I was rendering a youtube video, when Sony Vegas Pro 12 was done with the file, the software crashed, and after that my PC has been complete sh*t. Before I restarted it I couldn't even watch youtube videos, they rendered but wouldn't play. Spotify crashed and I had to audio.

I restarted my PC and then everything seemed nice, but then when I was about to launch TheHunter:Primal I had to switch over to my headset, and for some reason I couldn't open Windows sound panel. So atm I can't open sound panel. I really don't know what happened. I need help asap.

I've received help on this forum before, just on another account and I've never been as satisfied. I really hope I can feel the same way this time too

A:Windows Sound Control Panel won't open

Two options

You could try an sfc scan to check system files for any corruption
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

or

You could do a system restore to a point in time before the problem started
System Restore

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So I've detected that my PC has been a bit slow lately, it takes longer to load webages and stuff. But this strange thing happened. I was rendering a youtube video, when Sony Vegas Pro 12 was done with the file, the software crashed, and after that my PC has been complete sh*t. Before I restarted it I couldn't even watch youtube videos, they rendered but wouldn't play. Spotify crashed and I had to audio.

I restarted my PC and then everything seemed nice, but then when I was about to launch TheHunter:Primal I had to switch over to my headset, and for some reason I couldn't open Windows sound panel. So atm I can't open sound panel. I really don't know what happened. I need help asap.

I've received help on this forum before, just on another account and I've never been as satisfied. I really hope I can feel the same way this time too

A:Windows Sound Control Panel won't open

Well, I solved the audio problem on my own. All I had to do was to disconnect my PC from internet, delete all the audio drivers from Device Manager and I downloaded this: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B53...ew?usp=sharing

I restarted my PC and then I installed the package which I downloaded. I restarted my PC again, and Voila So if someone has the same problem as me using Asus Maximus Hero VII Z97 Motherboard, maybe you also can benefit from this.

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Windows 7 86. I have NO SOUND and my Realtek HD Audio will not open from the control panel. I have reinstalled the drivers and used system image to recover but it has not solved the problem. I have used this system image before and it work perfect. I think it is a hardware problem but how can I check this or what other option may I have not considered? Please help.

A:NO SOUND and my Realtek HD Audio will not open from the control panel

What error is showing in the Device Manager (assuming it has a problem).

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I have this guitar amp that can act like a usb mic, but when I go to disable my regular laptop mic in Control Panel>Hardware & sound>Sound>recording, whenever I right click my mic and click "Disable" Nothing happens! Same situation when I try to enable my amplifier in recording. I click "Enable" and nothing happens!
Any advice?
 

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Hello. I installed a new Creative Sound Blaster Zx sound card and installed the drivers from the CD and have found that the controls/features from the Z-Series control panel are not activating. The video within the control panel itself runs but there is no sound. Windows shows there is sound playing from it though but nothing can be heard. Do I need to turn something else on or adjust more audio settings somewhere?

As another note, before I was able to install the drivers from the cd itself, Windows had automatically installed something after recognizing the new hardware, then I ran the driver CD. I also had a previous external sound blaster audio card/driver that I was using before.

Thank you for the help. Have a great day!

Screenshot of Issue:
 

A:Creative Sound Blaster Zx Z-Series control Panel = no sound

What OS are you using.
 

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Hey there, i had vista on my laptop, i formatted and installed XP, went to the Sony website got the Audio Codec driver for my Model which is VGN-CR22G installed the driver, rebooted and Sound in Control panel is still greyed out! Windows Audio is Enabled
 

A:No sound device, Sound in Control panel is Greyed out

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MS XPhome SP3 MSI board w/ AMD64x2 5400 integrated nVidia / Realtek chip set and recently added Zotac nVidia GeForce 210 class video card without SPDIF pins. Philips 32PFL3505 HDTV.

Realtek is the default device in my Control Panel SOUNDS / AUDIO / DEFAULT DEVICE list. The nVidia HDMI A/V device is in the HARDWARE list but how do I force it to be the default audio playback device?

Are there any tricks or tips for setting this default ? What is the keyboard - mouse - screen input to change the default device from Realtek to Zotac NVidia HDMI.
 

A:No HDMI Sound Out - Ctrl panel default

Control Panel / Sounds and Audio Devices / Audio tab / Sound Playback...change the default audio device. Select the nVidia chipset for HDMI output or the Realtek chipset for standard sound output. That will change the default chipset for standard audio.

By default, and per the HDMI spec, any HDMI devices should be attached before the equipment is powered on. It's not meant to be "plug and play". The "pass through" issue in the TV is a TV issue. Different TV's have different options in relation to HDMI audio.

PC audio output varies greatly depending on the audio chipset/sound card. If you are looking for quality output from the PC, you need a decent sound card. A 4-5 year old motherboard audio chipset isn't going to cut it.
 

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I have a msi 850 pro LE P4 512 mb ram with onboard Analog devices 1881 onboard sound i got the right drivers but control panel won't recognize the sound in the sound and devices it says no sound device. Even though it recognizes the sound and gives it irQ resources n e clues??/ ThankZ
 

A:No Sound In Control Panel

Can you please go to Control Panel>System>Hardware>Device Manager, scroll through to the Sound devices and post back details of the Audio codecs installed.

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Hi.Running a Windows 10 computer.Running headless using Remote Desktop.Only use the computer as a music server.Have a dac connected to computer.In sound panel under playback it's only option is Remote Audio.Dac and other options are not there.Right click to show disabled and disconnected, still don't show.Also when I hook up a microphone it is not detected or show in sound panel.Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.Thanks.

A:Sound Control Panel

Sounds like the internal sound card is not installed. However, Windows will only allow one default playback device so even if it was installed and enabled you couldn't use it for a playback device.

But, recording is different. You need the internal sound card installed and "Stereo Mix" set as the default Recording device. Then whatever is connected, such as a mic, or line in, will be heard and can be used.

(I do a lot of audio as I have a recording studio).

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Hello All,

I was wondering. Does any one know how to get the "Apply" button working again?

In my Windows 7 x64 on the Sound options in the Control Panel it is shaded grey all the time. So, when I'm trying to set the default sound to Bluetooth it is not possible to Apply any changes. To this end, the sound has be switched over manually every time I boot up the laptop.

Any ideas?

A:Sound in Control Panel problem

That's really weird. How about restoring your pc before that problems occurs?
How about the OK button is also disabled?

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Windows XP

I just cleaned my computer of malware and now my sound isn't working! The sound On/Off switch on the side of my computer is not working at all. While accessing the control panel - Sound, the menu buttons are not clickable at all. at first I thought my sound was just "muted" but that doesn't appear to be the case. I hope someone can help me

A:Sound Control Panel Not Active

It's stating "no sound device". I'm not sure about what needs to be done. Like my sound device is "in" the computer. If that makes sense.

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I just got new 5.1 surround sound speakers and i have a couple of problems configuring them properly.

1. with higher frequency there's a static noise, which i believe has to do with treble, in the control panel the sound configuration doesnt offer any option to change this, any tool which i could use?

2.i changed the speaker volume according to where they are, so for example my right speaker for being much closer is quieter.
but now this configuration is assigned to all my jackets, so if i plug in my headphones in the front jacket i have the same alteration.

in the jack information it specifies ALL jacks for that device.
and in the device list there used to be a headphone device too, not just speakers and the 2 other realtek stuff.

is there anyway to change the jacks for the specific devices?

maybe an overall different software which works better and has more options.
thanks for any help.

A:Sound control panel configuration

The high pitched sound usually occurs when you have your out set greater than about 75% of the computer's max and are using high end speakers.
The audio devices in computers just aren't made to push super high volumes and they get over strained when you push the volume way up.

I'm guessing the speakers are already amplified.
I guess that leads to my biggest burning question.

I see you have optical out as an option.
why are you not using that? I mean it's 1 cable for all the channels.

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I have window 7 home premium 64 bit - when I click on the sound icon in the control panel I get nothing. If I type sound in the start "search for programs and files' a menu pops up and the top one is sound - If I click on that I get nothing - seems I can't open the sound configuration file - any thoughts
 

A:Sound Icon In Control Panel

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Hello there.

I have recently bought a new computer and the sound tab where you can access the properties does not have the Enhancements tab like my old computer did. I have the newest and most up to date Realtek Driver and I was wondering if there is a solution.

Thanks in advance.
Lewis

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If you go to control panel/Sound & Sounds, I noticed that there are some programs there that I once had installed. Is there a way to remove/edit those old programs so that they no longer are listed? Tx

A:Editing the sound in Control panel

I'm confused because I don't see "Sound & Sounds". Can you post a screenshot?

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Had to replace motherboard from authorized acer parts dealer now I get no sound through HDMI port. I did through the original board until it got fried by electrical surge. Can any one help or send me a picture of the inside the same model to make sure all jumpers on the motherboard are in the right spot. Or if any one else had this problem tell me how you fix it. It does not have HDMI sound icon in the mixer. What I have done:
1. I have looked for disabled devices.
2. Tried looking in sound mixer settings for the default audio.
3. New install and drivers.
4. Tried a system utility software RegInOut. Looking for serious replies on fix even if it was not an Acer.

specs:
AMD Athlon II X4 Quad-Core Processor 640,
Windows 7 Home Premium,
NVIDIA GeForce 9200 Chipset, NVIDIA GeForce 9200 Graphics Integrated ,
4096MB DDR3 Memory,
1TB SATA Hard Drive (Green Product ? variable RPM),
16X DVD?R/RW SuperMulti Drive,
Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader,
802.11b/g/n Wireless,
High Definition Audio with 5.1-Channel Audio Support,

Any help appericated

A:NO SOUND TROUGH HDMI ON ACER AX3400-U3032 and No HDMI Icon in sound se

Welcome to the Seven Forums

One thing you could try is to open up the Control panel then click on Sound and then go to the Playback tab and see if there is anything in there to enable it that's what I had to do on my laptop.

Jerry

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Hi, I've a strange problem with the sound output via HDMI. If my T460 is connected to a dockingstation and my monitor is connected to the station via HDMI cable I've sound output from the speakers. So everything works fine and I can also the monitor as device for sound outpu at the sound options. Then I change only one thing at my setup. I directly connect the monitor with the same HDMI cable directly to the HDMI port of my notebook. The video signal is still transmitted perfectly but the sound is gone. Also the device for sound is gone from the sound options. I've only graphics from the intel on board chip and all drivers are uptodate. I also reinstalled them several times. What can I do to solve this problem? Always use the dockingstation is no option, because I also want to connect the notebook to a TV or so and I can't carry a dockingstation with me all the time. Thanks for help!

A:T460 sound via HDMI with dockingstation, no sound via direct connection to HDMI port

I found a workarround, but it isn't the ideal one.https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/T470p-no-sound-via-HDMI/m-p/3807333

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I recently got a USB headset setup. It wouldn't seem to work with my internal mic. I disabled the internal mic under the recording tab in sound in the control panel. Once I did that, the headset started working. However the internal mic is no longer listed in the recording tab. Does any one know how to get it listed back in the recording area of sound, so I don't have to use the headset all the time?

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I can't explain why but suddenly none of sound drivers including the Windows defaults are showing in the Control Panel for sounds or audio. I've reinstalled the driver for my Delta 44 card three times, ran repair on XP Pro twice and still no show or sound. All drivers are listed as working in Device Manager. I see on the internet that this is not uncommon, but how do you fix it?

Saba Raba
 

A:Sound drivers not showing in XP Control Panel

Hmmmm.. Are you saying the default Sounds and Audio is also missing from Control Panel???? Is your sound otherwise working OK? It's just the stuff missing from Control Panel???

I don't know i have an answer.. but here's some info/things to try
> Note the "drivers" are what you see in Device Manager (so good they're still there!)
> The stuff in Control Panel aren't the drivers.

To try restoring the Control Panel applets try
> Look in Add/Remove programs. Do you see an entry for your Delta 44? Uninstall it
> Reboot and then try reinstalling the Delta44 stuff

Also, you should also be able to start the standard Windows Sound and Audio applet by Start->Run, enter: mmsys.cpl then click OK
 

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Hi

i get the error;

"windows must now restart because the power service terminated unexpectedly"

when i double click on "sound" under control panel, sometimes it's a different message, but it always ends up restarting the computer, not in a violent manner, it just closes everything down and then restarts, almost like if i pressed restart.

i'm using a windows 7 64bit ultimate on a HP DV3 pavilion laptop

please help~

beck
 

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I have an HP ProBook 4730s, which comes with "SRS premium sound" sound card. It has it's own "SRS audio settings" control panel, which actually sells you rocks as candy (i.e. fancy interface with really strange and useless options for a sound card).

I just discovered that my headphones have NO BASS, approx. everything under 150Hz is at 50% it's original volume.. A quick search on the 'net says to "disable system effects" (Playback devices > Speakers device > properties > effects tab > check "disable system effects"). It solves the problem!
Please notice that the tab is named "Effects" and NOT "Enhancements". Other playback devices have "Enhancements" tab instead.

But I want to FIND where these system effects are and disable only the ones which kill my bass. The "effects" panel shows no effects.

So I'm guessing that the "SRS premium sound" software is destroying my sound. And believe me, the sound is REALLY bad. Or are there any other effects, somwehere else and I'm missing it?

Is it safe to uninstall the SRS control panel?

Thanks guys!

A:SRS control panel on HP laptop altering sound

The SRS isn't actually your "sound card", its just a software add on to the "sound card". And the "sound card" is actually a hardware chip on the motherboard.

There are sound "enhancements" (effects) such as reverb, echo, chorous, etc available but they should not be affecting frequency response. Are you sure its the PC and not the headset? Have you tried the headset on a different PC or tried a different headset?

If you've installed some other sound driver that can be an issue as the PC vendor (HP in this case) sound driver is the best one. Non vendor sound drivers can either not work or not work correctly.

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Hi, firstly, my setup, then my issue:

Windows 7 (32 bit)
Intel Cortez D945GCZ Motherboard
DualCore Intel Pentium D 830, 3000 MHz CPU
2 GB RAM
Onboard Sound (SigmaTel STAC9220 A1 @ Intel 82801GB ICH7 - High Definition Audio Controller [A-1])

I installed the AUD_allOS_D20001.0x_PV_IDTGUI_v105_Legacy.exe driver (IDT* 92XX Driver - Installs the integrated audio driver version 20001.0 for Intel? Desktop Boards with IDT* audio) found at the downloadcenter.intel.com website.

If there?s anything else important I?m neglecting to tell you about my setup please let me know.

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My problem is that when I try to record anything in Audacity, or even just with the windows recorder under ?Accessories? in the Start Menu (so the problem is not specific to Audacity at all), I get a lot of static in the foreground, with my voice in the background behind the static.

I?ll tell you what I?ve done to try to fix it, and maybe one of you good folks can tell me where I?m going wrong?

In the Windows Control Panel I went to Sound --> Recording tab --> I chose my Default Device: ?Front Mic?, it is enabled and it has the little meter beside it that monitors input levels. All is fine there. So I go to record:

I open Audacity or Windows Recorder (Start --> Programs --> Accessories --> Windows Recorder) and click on record. The file I end up with is invariably a track of LOUD, screeching static, with a tiny voice in the background. (The voice is m... Read more

A:Setting Up Win7 Sound in Control Panel Please Help!

  
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Hi, firstly, my setup, then my issue:

Windows 7 (32 bit)
Intel Cortez D945GCZ Motherboard
DualCore Intel Pentium D 830, 3000 MHz CPU
2 GB RAM
Onboard Sound (SigmaTel STAC9220 A1 @ Intel 82801GB ICH7 - High Definition Audio Controller [A-1])

I installed the AUD_allOS_D20001.0x_PV_IDTGUI_v105_Legacy.exe driver..

The file I end up with is invariably a track of LOUD, screeching static, with a tiny voice in the background. (The voice is mine - thank god for that much!)
Mud


We will control the horizontal, we will control the vertical.


So, there's no playback problem with other audio files, movies or online audio?

Have you tried the Mic jack in the back?

What happens if you uninstall that driver and let Windows install a default driver... or is there a default driver for that audio system?

It looks like you're installing a legacy driver for a built-in HD audio chip. Is that the driver Intel recommends for Windows-7? Is there a Win Vista driver available?

Ap

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The current profile I?m logged in with does not have administrator access.
With an administrator account, I installed the Adobe Digital Editions software.  Within the software, I kept hearing clicking noises even though all sounds are off.
Then I figured out that the administrator account does not have sounds turned off. After the sounds were turned off in the administrator profile it seemed to work.
Why is the software picking up the sounds defaults of another profile and not the current one? Are the administrator profile defaults overriding a regular user profile?
Thanks in advance

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I have only just noticed this issue when trying to open Sibelius 6 (music notation software) or Sonar X1. They both hang on starting and I have also noticed that in Control Panel, the Sound tab itself is unresponsive and won't open the next menu level. The same with 'manage audio devices' in the sub menu underneath it. I have a Focusrite Saffire 6 USB interface, which plays back audio fine. I have tried reinstalling the drivers for the Saffire to no avail, but this seems more like a Windows problem. Has anyone got any clues, as my work relies on me creating music and I just can't see another solution except reinstalling Windows, which would be a pain given the amount of stuff I have installed already

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

A:Sound options in Control Panel unresponsive

I have Sonar X1c and a Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 (firewire) and an MAudio Fastrack Ultra 8R (USB).
I only use the Saffire Pro 40 or Fastrack Ultra 8R for recording. I have a separate PCI sound card that I use for "regular" PC audio.

I did have some problems with other ASIO devices in Sonar. I used to have a SoundBlaster sound card and that had ASIO drivers. When Sonar started it would look for the SoundBlaster and set that as the default device in Sonar. I finally dumped the SoundBlaster card for an HT Omega Striker 7.1 sound card for PC sound. The Striker 7.1 does not have any ASIO drivers. That fixed the Sonar problem.

First thought with the Focusrite unit is to make sure you have the latest Windows 7 drivers and also that it is showing up in the Windows Device Manager as "working properly", to start. USB devices, if the "Safely Remove Hardware" is not used to stop the device before disconnecting or powering off can cause the device status to be corrupted. When this happens you can connect the unit but instead of it showing as an audio device, it will show up as an "Unknown Device" in the Device Manager USB section. When this occurs, you have to uninstall the device in the Device manager, then physically disconnect the unit from the PC, restart the PC and after Windows starts, connect it and Windows should detect new hardware and reinstall it. This usually fixes this type of problem.

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How to get this to play using the minijacks surround sound in wmp and wmc?

VLC does play all the 5.1 channels, center with voices ok..
wmp and wmc only play stereo.

I went thru speaker setup for both wmp and wmc.

A:Envy 24 5.1 sound works in vlc, the control panel but not in wmp wmc

I finally solved this problem with help from the thegreenbutton.tv web site.

WMC was trying to bitstream the sound out of this card, even though in sound settings panel it was set to speaker, NOT spdif.

The fix is to





Quote:
To test this theory, go to Tasks > Settings > TV > Audio. Check the box to enable Auto volume, then select Save. See if live TV results in audio output after enabling Auto volume.


And then it plays in WMC speaker test.

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Hello, I recently installed Windows 8 in my Inspiron N5010 and I can't find the SRS Premium Sound control panel anywhere, any idea where i can find it?

Thanks!

A:SRS Premium Sound control panel download

There are no Windows 8 drivers for your audio device on Dell's website. Windows 8 should have basic native drivers for audio but I fear you may of lost the control panel.
You could try using the Windows 7 drivers in compatibility mode
www.dell.com/.../inspiron-15-intel-n5010

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Hi, firstly, my setup, then my issue:

Windows 7 (32 bit)
Intel Cortez D945GCZ Motherboard
DualCore Intel Pentium D 830, 3000 MHz CPU
2 GB RAM
Onboard Sound (SigmaTel STAC9220 A1 @ Intel 82801GB ICH7 - High Definition Audio Controller [A-1])

I installed the AUD_allOS_D20001.0x_PV_IDTGUI_v105_Legacy.exe driver (IDT* 92XX Driver - Installs the integrated audio driver version 20001.0 for Intel? Desktop Boards with IDT* audio) found at the downloadcenter.intel.com website.

If there?s anything else important I?m neglecting to tell you about my setup please let me know.

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My problem is that when I try to record anything in Audacity, or even just with the windows recorder under ?Accessories? in the Start Menu (so the problem is not specific to Audacity at all), I get a lot of static in the foreground, with my voice in the background behind the static.

I?ll tell you what I?ve done to try to fix it, and maybe one of you good folks can tell me where I?m going wrong?

In the Windows Control Panel I went to Sound --> Recording tab --> I chose my Default Device: ?Front Mic?, it is enabled and it has the little meter beside it that monitors input levels. All is fine there. So I go to record:

I open Audacity or Windows Recorder (Start --> Programs --> Accessories --> Windows Recorder) and click on record. The file I end up with is invariably a track of LOUD, screeching static, with a tiny voice in the background. (The voice is m... Read more

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Sorry, I should add that I have tried this with two microphones (a Shure SM-58 and I'm using it with an adaptor that allows it to be plugged right into the mic input of a PC and also with a regular pc mic), both of which I know work perfectly, but changing the type of mic makes no difference in the outcome.

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Well...the sounds is mostly working, but I can't get into the SOUND options or the REALTEK HD AUDIO MANAGER in device manager. Oddly enough when I click on SOUND (and nothing happens), if I put the computer to SLEEP and then Wake It Up, the SOUND window then pops up. I tried updating the driver from the website etc.

Any ideas?

Thanks

A:Can't Acceses Sound Options in Control Panel

Hi All,

Bumping this 'cause I have the same problem. First with integrated Realtek, then with Audigy SE.

Gigabyte_GA_EP35_DS3L
W7 64

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It started when the computer(dell vostro 1500 w/ windows xp home) wasn't playing sounds except for the loud BOOP! -- in the sound properties, it says there's no audio device, but all the hardware codecs claim to be working properly-- after some circles in troubleshooting i find out that my control panel doesn't have a "performance and maintainence" window --- when I tried to get online to figure more out... the wireless network claims to be working but there was no IP address- after using command prompt to try and reset it to no avail-- then went into the properties of internet protocol(tcp/ip)-- no auto reset -- i set the ip to 111.111.111.111 (it was 0.0.0.0) and the subnet 255.0.0.0-- restarted- then tried to do the auto reset-(no go)

i finally got onto this mac to find my actual ip (192.168.1.1-subnet 255.255.255.0) and put that in mine - no go

the problems don't seem viral so much as something is "missing"
I also feel that these problems are interrelated because they all came up at the same time
somethings telling me I need to bust out my windows cds but I first came to the land of gurus to make sure its not a simple fix that i just don't know about

MUCH LOVE!
and much appreciation

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sytem specs

HP 15 Notebook PC
processor: AMD E1-2100 APU with Radeon (TM) Graphics 1.00 GHz
installed RAM: 4.00 GB (3.45 GB usable)
system type: 64 bit operating system, x64-based processor

One day my wife noticed "run dll" error boxes popping up when starting system. there are three of them. She kept using PC then one day no sound.
the volume icon shows "x" on it like volume is turned all the way down but it wont allow you to turn it up.

When Trying to correct this problem I discovered the control panel is somehow locked. you can get to it, but you cant make any changes. I tried a system restore but she didnt have any restore points beyond the existing problem.

I hope someone can help me restore sound, remove error messages, and regain use of the control panel.

HELP!!!

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To play music in paltalk I need both mic and sterio mix to play, the usual way is to right click speaker symbol----------- the play control comes up then right click options for mic and sterio mix control.

My trouble is that no play control comes up ----instead I have recording devises where I get mic only--- and in playback I get speakers. my laptop has been repaired recently and this part was good with the playing of music before.
Have searched for the-- play control panel--- but even the help pages don't seem to recognise it,--when I press the speaker symbol I get --volume control option---press sounds---I get speaker ---.
Changing icons doesn't change anything and I have enabled what I should have

A:sound---play control panel missing

Not knowing what your repair was and what was done to it during repair, the first question, do you have the correct HP supplied sound driver? If it was reinstalled and the correct sound driver was not installed that COULD be the problem.

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Untill they do, the system(explorer) freezes and would not allow to open any program or Folder by double clicking (Neither to REFRESH).
All other background programs such as sound drivers,Tuneup software & Antivirus(Kaspersky) runs at startup as well as the Clock & Antivirus Desktop gadgets without delay.

I have already tried following,

Reinstalled a new copy of windows.
Fully formatted the HDD.
Fixed a New HDD.
But the problem remains.

Is it something wrong with my Mother board or the Power supply OR Anything else???

The computer is about 2 years old. Running on 3.1MHz i3(2nd Gen) & 2GB RAM.

Please help,
Thank You!
 

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I cannot find Realtek HD sound effects manager in the control panel, someone know wat to do?

I downloaded and installed Realtek HD audio driver from http://download.softpedia.ro/dl/d60...4c4287f3/300036661/drivers/SOUND/WDM_R171.zip

 

A:No Realtek HD sound effects manager control panel

try the realtek site, best to get driver direct

http://218.210.127.131/default.aspx
 

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I'm posting a new thread because I've also lost my sound and get the rundll32.exe error and see no answers in other threads.
This is a seven year old Dell 8300 running Windows XP with a Pentium 4 processor and what the invoice refers to as "Integrated Audio". We played an old version of You Don't Know Jack a year or so ago and lost the sound almost immediately thereafter (coincidence?). I subsequently installed a new sound card from an abandoned computer and had sound for about five minutes. When I restart the computer my speakers make a brief 'blurp' on opening Windows. I've tried every troubleshooting possibility imagineable thus far but to no avail.
It occurred to me to uninstall the old driver but when I attempt to access the "install/uninstall" option from the control panel I receive an error message: "Windows cannot find C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe". This error message also pops up when I attempt to access most any option in the control panel. Could these problems be related and is there a common fix..? It would be nice to work again with my iPod, etc. Thank you for any help..!
 

A:No sound & inability to access Control Panel options

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One of many problems recently has been that every time I visit the sound settings under Recording--don't even change anything--I get a BSOD. I disabled the internal mike on my HP DV7 since I use external mikes. I have no idea why this is happening, but my system protection has also been disabled, although nothing screwy shows up in virus and malware scans. So i can't even do a system restore to undo anything. I have a minidump file and xml file related to this, but it's not listed as a valid attachment here. I did notice one of the messages on the screen itself said STdriver64.sys and Driver IRQ not less or equal, but have no idea what this could mean. Any ideas?

A:BSOD when just CHECKING sound settings in Control Panel

Reinstall the HP provided sound driver and see if that helps.

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Hi

I am trying to record live streaming and used to use audiograbber on XP. i have upgraded to Vista and it nolonger works. I have read you can adjust vista to get it to work but when i click Control Panel>Sound>Record my PC crashes.

I have an Acer Travelmate 5520 with vista home premium and audiowise Realtec HD audio.

Any help greatly recieved. Or if anyone knows of a good free audio recorder that works with vista .

Thanks
 

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If I rename audio devices by the method indicated below, will there be any negative repercussions? I would assume that programs don't use those names to identify devices, but I want to double check.

A:Renaming Devices in Windows Sound Control Panel

I've never tried it (or needed to). Give it a try and if doesn't work you can always change it back.

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when i open the control panel for sound blaster it says some components are missing please reinstall application and also no i cant use headphones it wont recognize them, everything worked fine till i updated please help

A:sound blaster recon 3di control panel not working after w10 update

I had the same issue... The Creative support site says the updated W10 driver for the Sound Blaster Recon 3D series will be ready by August.
support.creative.com/.../ShowArticle.aspx

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Hi guys, my friend is having trouble with his headset. He has the jacks plugged in on the rear ports and they come up in the control panel but they dont seem to be transmitting his voice at all while the he can hear sounds. We have checked the control panel sound menu and the realtek drivers, and im at a loss of what the issue could be. We have also tried the front ports and while they also come up in the menus they refuse to transmit

Any available help would be appreciated

A:Jacks picked up by computer but still no sound, checked control panel

Has the headset's mic been checked with a different PC? First thing is to verify the headset/mic is good.

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see subject  no sound no on-board sound device recognized even when you say show disabled and upluged devices

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hi ,
i was trying to fix one of my friends old computer. On that all of a sudden sound stopped working. sound files seems to be playing ,but no output comes through speakers or headphones.
I have done all the basic tests, and evrythng is fine. When i checked in control panel ->sound and audio->voeme tab , device volume ans speaker settings i can't use, it appears like disabled.
Pls note the audio drivers(realtek alc650) are properly installed. I have spent more than a day downloading and reinstalling the drivers and googling to find out the issue. But still in vain. Now i want to try reinstalling XP, but my disks r missing , so i need to give a try in this forum. Pls help.
 

A:Sound doesn't work (Realtek ac650) and control panel

Look in device manager if the sound device is enabled. If you don't see it, you might need to enable it in bios.
 

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