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Custom soft to change Sound and Audio Speakers setup

Q: Custom soft to change Sound and Audio Speakers setup

Hi all,

I just got a 5.1 Speakers set.
Anyway, the smart guys that designed the sound card, or drivers, dont let me use all specific jack holes to hook them up.
Instead, they force me to use mic and line out holes to get Center/Woofer and front sounds.
I need headphones and mic at least as often as speakers.

Anyway, I have a splitter device that let me connect both headphones and front speakers, also mic and Center/woofer.
Where can I find a simple application that let me switch from headphones/mic mode to 5.1 speakers mode.
I can write one myself in VB if I get the right direction where to look (Windows API?).

The best solution whould be a simple sys-tray icon that give me a menu to switch from 5.1 to headphones.
That whould set Speakers setup from desktop speakers to 5.1 speakers and mic/front checkbox you can see in C-panel/Sound and Audio device.


Preferred Solution: Custom soft to change Sound and Audio Speakers setup

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: Custom soft to change Sound and Audio Speakers setup

I would say you are better off getting a new sound card with more ports. Switching liek that shoudl be built into the sound card drivers.

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I wanted to change my laptop's startup sound to a custom sound and saw a guide on the web, and so I went by:
Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Sound > 'Sounds' tab
But then I cannot find the 'startup' option in the list of 'program events'. I checked thoroughly but I still could not find it. Can anyone offer a solution to this problem? Answer back as soon as possible, and thank you.

A:Cannot change Windows startup sound to custom sound


Downloads / Software / Startup Sound Enabler for Windows 8

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I am currently running a triple monitor setup with a widescreen and two 4:3 monitors on either side. each 4:3 monitor has a sound bar attached to it. A sub-woofer is also connected. (Though I don't believe it matters in this case) My motherboard (EVGA SR-2) supports 7.1 surround supposedly through a Realtek ALC889. What I want to do is have one sound bar play only left front audio and the other to play only right front audio, essential making each sound bar an individual speaker. (Meaning each uses a separate jack) I haven't even figured out how to change from stereo to mono sound yet because the feature appears to be removed from Windows 7. (Even though it existed in XP) And I've also only ever been able to select one audio output even though I need 3. So, the main question is, how would I go about enabling both speakers at once, and making them each play mono (R/L) sound?

A:Individual speakers for left and right audio (2.1 setup)

The audio out, GREEN jack is a stereo jack. You can buy a "splitter" cable that will route the "Tip" connection to one jack and the other the "Ring" connection to another jack. Thus you can then connect the "left" soundbar speaker to one jack (I think the Tip) and the "right" soundbar speaker to the other jack. This would give you "stereo" with the two soundbars.

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This is a recent problem. I have a dual monitor setup, and I can switch where the audio comes from between one (my monitor and normal speakers) or the other (my HDTV). I usually just click "Playback devices" and change the default device for audio. This worked up until today, and I have no freaking clue why. Nothing on my system has changed whatsoever. No new programs, no Windows Updates, nothing. It worked yesterday, I turned off the computer and went to bed, and today it's not working.

To be more clear, I can still change the audio of almost everything to be on one or the other. Winamp is fine, video players are fine, system sounds are fine. What does not change, however, is where Flash sends audio. To be specific, I mean anything that uses flash such as YouTube, Blip, or Zynga games. It started with me not being able to send it to the television. Then I updated Flash and it went there fine. Now, however, I can't change it back. I have no clue why. It makes no sense whatsoever. I looked at the Flash settings, and there's nothing there that has anything to do with audio playback. Now Flash audio is on the television even if the rest of my audio is back on the computer. Here's the kicker. If I have the sound switched to the computer, Flash plays no sound at all on either system, but everything else plays fine. If I switch to the television, everything plays over there, including Flash.

I looked everywhere online for a solution, and no one else ... Read more

A:I can't change which speakers Flash sends audio through...

Is this a Laptop or Desktop?

Try this on a different user account on the computer with Administrator privileges

if that doesn't work then

try going into the Device Manager by clicking the windows logo button and type in "Device Manager" in to the search bar
if it doesn't pop up then type in devmgmt it should pop up then

a windows should pop up search for HDMI (It might only pop up if you have your HDMI cable plugged in)
on the left look for a + icon and click it and right clicking the HDMI then clicking on uninstall "DO NOT DELTE" then "Scan for hardware changes" and let it re install the HDMI Driver?
NOTE: you should restart your computer after re installing the HDMI driver
if that doesn't work try updating your Graphics card might be a .dll error not registering.

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Hey guys,

I'm looking for a bit of guidance if possible.

My Dilemma:

I have 2 sets of speakers plugged in to my computer - one set in the speaker jack, the other in the line in (switched to rear output).
Until recently, everything worked fine, however now I am only getting sound from the right speakers from both jacks. There is no fault in any of the speakers. I've tried with only one set plugged in, and with them switched round - same result. Also the same result when I use headphones plugged in to the headphone jack at the front of my pc.

Device manager has indicated no fault in any drivers.

A:No sound from left side of quad setup. Speakers are fine

Hi Rob,
did you apply any Windows updates, install new hardware or change any settings that may have caused this?

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just got this computer up and running, but have not been able to get sound at all from speakers. pretty sure i need a new multimedia audio controller or something like that, but not sure if i need a certain type or not. can anyone help me?

if this helps, this is my system

microsoft windows xp
home addition
version 2002
sevice pack 2

pentium ® 4 cpu

A:audio - no sound from speakers

Would you know the model number and manufacturer of the motherboard in your computer? It's possible that you have sound built-in to the motherboard and just need to install the sound card drivers.

Hope this helps,

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Hey guys, been a while since my last post so bare with me lol.

So I updated my PC today and when it came back on there was no sound what so ever! My g35's still have sound but my Logitech Z5500 nothing, I have tried everything, updating, re installing the Realtek sound drivers, restoring the pc, even wired the speakers up to my partners media PC and sound comes through ruling out speakers.

I have tried upgrading the bios, been in bios looking around everything is enabled, in playback device option the green bar is filling up indicating everything is fine there.

I have tried a SPDIF Optical cable, nothing, the standard black, green and orange cables, and nothing, I'm at witts end with the thing at the moment.

Hope you guys can help.


A:No sound from audio out to speakers

I hate sound problems. Fought at least three times in the past year after updates of one kind or another. For me, I finally discovered that many of the playback and record devices have their own level controls and "listen" selections, and source levels in Control Panel->Sounds. I had no sound for a while, and I also had a reverb or echo for a while. Finally I understand 'how' to make it work, but not the 'why' it is the way it is.

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ok so i installed a new copy of windows xp on my sony viao pcv-rs100 and now i have no audio devices. i tried installing the driver for my sound card from the sony web site, but it only gave me some audio devices like audio recording, but no audio playback. HOW DO I FIX THIS?

Any help is greatly appreciated

A:no audio device/ no sound from my speakers

Any yellow question marks or exclamation points in Device Manager?

When you reinstalled Windows, did you reinstall all drivers from the drivers CD that should have came with the PC?

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My speakers work just fine if I'm playing music from a file on my computer (winamp pops up), but if I want to watch a video online, or listen to any kind of audio online, there is no sound. I have gone to the gateway site and dl the sound driver they had listed for my serial #, installed it, worked great! For a day. Now same issue. Can someone please help me!?

Name Creative Audigy Audio Processor (WDM)
Manufacturer Creative Technology, Ltd.
Status OK
PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_1102&DEV_0004&SUBSYS_00581102&REV_03\4&11CD5334&0&60F0
I/O Port 0x0000DF80-0x0000DF9F
IRQ Channel IRQ 17
Driver c:\winnt\system32\drivers\ctaud2k.sys (, 814.55 KB (834,100 bytes), 13/06/2002 11:42 AM)

Name Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device
Manufacturer Microsoft
Status Error
Driver c:\winnt\system32\drivers\modemcsa.sys (5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148), 15.75 KB (16,128 bytes), 13/06/2002 11:39 AM)

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name DAZZLE
System Manufacturer Gateway
System Model LEXINGTON
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 4 GenuineIntel ~1993 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Intel Corp. MV85010A.15A.0049.P07.0204171416, 17/04/2002
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINNT
Syste... Read more

A:No Streaming Audio/ Sound from Speakers

do you mean any sounds from the internet?
That also means that any sounds "offline" can be played well?

Maybe you need to reset your browser settings and getting new codec if it's so

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I have a problem with the new speakers my brother bought me. They're Creative Inspire 6600 (6.1). When I started playing music on it, I could tell something was amiss but I couldn't put my finger on it. But I realize now, the problem is that the sound from the right speaker is coming in a little bit before the sound from the left speaker. It's a split second, but it's enough to make centered vocals sound like there's a choruss effect on it. Does anyone have any advice on how to fix this?

A:Right audio speakers sound before left

oops.. I just found out it was an issue with Winamp... sorry!

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Have reinstalled Vista and Realtek HD Adio drivers. From the realtek panel I can test the speakers and get sound from my 5 speakers. I can't however get any sound from any software WMP, youtube etc.

A:No sound from speakers - Realtek Audio

I can also hear audio if I plug in headphones. My computer (MD 8833) manufacturer Medion can offer no help.

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I dual booted win7 along with win xp . My sound card , Zonar Dg works fine in xp . i loaded the drivers for win7 . The sound bar in the speaker in task bar shows audio is playing and also shows playing in Zonar program . No sound is coming from speakers .

Note : Sound did come from speakers one time . I think it was a video but no sound from any mp3 files on my pc . Sound since has never worked . Only that one time . Very odd I think .

I have tried all the usual things since I am used to re installing xp many times . not muted . DG card selected as default . Speakers set to proper mode in zonar app .

I tried using the realtek audio on my motherboard , which does work in XP . Not working in 7 .

I am stumpped on this one . Maybe I could use the xp compatibility ? Never used this so really do not know much about it .

thank you for any help .

A:No sound from speakers but audio playing

If you have the RealTek enabled, disable it in the BIOS. It can cause conflicts and potentially the problem you have. Windows 7 will only allow one default audio playback device, unlike XP that would allow more.

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I recently put together a new system with a fresh installation of Windows 7 64 bit. I cannot get sound to come from my speakers no matter what I have tried. I have trolled through all the forums I could find on the subject, and tried every possible solution, to no avail. I am hoping I simply missed something somewhere along the way, so I will list my specs, as well as everything I have tried thus far.

I am going to attempt to provide as much information as possible, but if I miss something you need to get the full picture, please let me know.

Specs first:

MSI 870A-G54 motherboard (with onboard audio - Chipset integrated by Realtek? ALC892)
AMD Athlon II X2 255 CPU - 3.1 Ghz Dual Core
Corsair 8 Gb Ram - DDR3 1333 MHz
Windows 7 64 bit (also tried to get this working on Vista 32 bit installation on same machine, with same results)
XFX ATI Radeon HD 5550 Graphics Card
Seagate 1 TB SATA 300 HDD
Antec 500W PSU
Creative 5.1 surround speakers - The jacks are the usual black, orange and green, for Center/Sub, Rear, and Left/Right
Now, here are the steps I have followed:
Installed Win 7, and soon discovered sound was not configured properly. The system kept picking the optical output as the default device, even though there was no optical device connected, and it also showed that the speakers were not plugged in, even though they were, as in the pic below
After digging through various forums, got advice to click on the Connector Settings (the icon that looks like a folder) in th... Read more

A:No Sound from Speakers with Onboard Audio

One thing that comes to mind, is that the levels may need to be adjusted.

Go to the Windows Sound manager and select Speakers > Properties > Levels
Look for the "Front" and other necessary levels.......make sure they're not at zero.

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Hey guys.

I've searched everywhere and am now at my wit's end. I cannot solve this problem:

I recently moved house. Disassembled and reassembled my computer. I didn't have access to speakers at the new place so I didn't have any sound for a while. In the interim, my graphics card started giving me problems (I suspect something untoward happened to it on the flight) and I've been unable to have it repaired. I've switched to the onboard GPU that comes with the core i5. I've also upgraded to windows 8.1

However, having acquired a pair of speakers and plugged them in, I get no sound. Attempting to plug in a headset also gives no sound and the microphone doesn't work. Windows does detect the speakers being plugged into the panel, same for microphone. Volume levels are green and functioning. There is simply no sound reaching the speakers. My USB Snowball microphone, however, DOES work.

I have attempted to reinstall the realtek audio drivers on more than one occasion, to no avail. I can confirm that my sound used to work before I moved. The changes that have taken place are as follows:

a) Moved - reassembled PC in new casing - there is no front audio panel, and no front audio cables are connected to the mother board.

b) Installed TP Link WN723N mini wireless USB adaptor (windows insists on using the Realtek RTL81888EU driver for this as the TP Link drivers have issues)

c) Lost graphics card (ATI Radeon HD6870) and shifted to onboard Int... Read more

A:No sound out to speakers, no audio in from microphone.

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Just re-installed windows etc and now my computer is ssetup to play surround sound, which i do not have (i have 2 speakers and a subwoof). Ive changed the setting from surround sound to desktop speakers in the windows control panel for audio, it seems to be something called 'Sound MAX' that is controling my audio, i cannot remeber having this when i had my speakers working correctly (although i did have it when i first got the pc just cannot remeber how i configured it to play sounds correctly on my speakers)

any help is obviously welcome

A:how do i change my pc setup from surround sound

if you goto your control panel there should be a SoundMax utility. double click it and check through it's settings.

good luck

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Hi there.

A couple of days ago my old motherboard finally quit on me so I picked up a new one. Installed all drivers and the audio works fine on my PC and PS3.. but not my 360.

I'm using Logitech X-140's and a HDMI connection (the same connection) from PS3 and 360 to my monitor, I've tried pretty much everything I can think of so any suggestions would be appreciated.


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2 Issues 1. I cant change the balance of my speakers with my USB soundcard, 2. Random crackles.[/B]

So It seems that when I open the Omni control Panel click Mixer, The Balance bar only works for the Line-In/Mic-in/array, it does not work for the speaker, instead it just controls the volume. My theory is that Creative for some odd reason even thought it shows as 2.1 speakers the system views it as 1 speaker.

I tried the following programs to control the balance externally:

NirCmd: only controlled volume

Volumouse: acts like it is going to work, but after spending hours trying to get various configurations to work it might sporadically function, still pops full screen games. Scroll wheel still is sent to the application in focus, not the audio control.

Sound Control: Only controls volume

Volume2: only controlled volume, when you edit balance it brings the volume to 0

IndieVolume: not tested, but many users on the web say it does not work with 64bit , that may have changed.

This is what I see:

Ironically... Winamp seems to control the balance without any problem whats so ever. But I use spotify mainly now and it its a pain to not be able to control the volume levels.

Would appreciate the help.

A:Cant change Balance L/R Speakers Sound Blaster Omni 5.1 USB w/ 2.1spkr

One thing I notice in your Sound Playback panel. RealTek and SoundBlaster are both listed. Even though you have SoundBlaster selected, the fact that the RealTek is not disabled COULD cause conflicts. When using a separate sound card, disable the on-board (RealTek in this case) in the BIOS.

Playback controls such as Balance are separate from recording controls.

If you have a 2.1 speaker system, its considered a "stereo" system and only one stereo connection to the sound card. Only when you get into 5.1/7.1 systems are there separate connections to the sound card for the speaker system.

Whether the RealTek is affecting anything or not, disable it and then see what you can control.

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My HP Pavilion sound is weak, weak weak. Has the lattest drivers performed sound checks, the B & O app is useless can't believe HP paid to put their name on such terrible sound. If this is the best colaboration between HP and B & O then this is truly pathetic. Unless I am in a perfectly quiet room the HP notebook speakers cannot produce enough volume. Sitting on my lap the notebook is barely loud enough. I usually have to use headphones anymore, and sadly my backup $200 Dell notebook sounds better and those speakers on on bottom and the HP's on top near screen. Can't HP just produce a basic driver that produces enough volume, skip the whole B & O stuff and give me volume. 

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This is driving me mad now also as soon as I google it there seems to be hundreds of similar problems..

New custom PC and cant get any sound from the rear speaker jack of front headphone jack. Sound is playing as the volume leve indicator is moving up and down and is green yet no sound outputted.

Tested speakers and headphones on another machine.
Re installed the hd audio driver.
Disabled and enabled driver.
Disabled the nvida hdmi sounds drivers.
Made sure the realtek driver is default.
Checked bios has onboard sound turned on.

Now i dont seem to be getting anywhere very annoying. Please help

Many thanks,


A:Realtek HD Audio - No Sound through speakers \ headphones

I just went through this with another user and a Gigabyte motherboard. Never really resolved it as the user didn't want to do a complete reinstall. Everything else had been done and the user still had the problem.

However, lets try on yours.

First thing, go to the Device Manager, RIGHT click on the entry for the RealTek sound and then LEFT click "Uninstall". DO NOT uninstall the drivers. Restart the PC and when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the sound.

If that does not fix it, uninstall the RealTek in the device manager but ALSO Uninstall the drivers. Then restart and when Windows starts, it will install the sound but it should be with the generic Windows "High Definition Audio Driver". See if the sound works with this configuration. If it does, it sounds like the RealTek driver you have may be corrupt. Download the R2.75 High Definition Codecs driver direct from RealTek and see how that works. www.realtek.com

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Hey everyone! There's only one thing I hate about my new Lenovo laptop (510-15IKB, 80SV) and that is speakers. Even the cheapest laptops have better sound quality. I think it might be Conexant HD Audio. I wanna remove it but can't find it anywhere. Yourunistaller doesn't show it. It shows Audio by Harman. Another question. Should I delete that too? I just wanna get Windows' HD Audio. That's it. I really hate its performance rn even though I use my headsets mostlyI read it in a topic. Someone has replaced it with Windows' Audio Driver and he says it sounds much clearer but he has a problem because Conexant automatically install itself every time he restarts. So what to do now? Thanks and have a perfect day

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So I built this computer a few weeks ago with Windows 7 Ultimate. Everything sound-wise has been working til a few days ago, but I have been working through some video problems.
Since this started on Friday, the sound mixer/volume control shows sound playing. But nothing comes out the speakers. When I click the top, it doesn't say 'speakers', it says 'Realtek audio'. When I click that, the sound window comes up and under "jacks" it says "rear optical jack." The top says S/PDIF. Those are both formats that I have never used on this system. I've always used only the rear panel analog jack.

Anyways, I feel like I've tried everything under the sun and I'm close to RMA'ing the motherboard. It's that bad. Anyhelp is uber appreciated. Thanks guys

A:No audio in speakers -at all-, Windows is playing sound

Go to the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound and finally the Sound Panel. In the Playback section, your "Speakers" should be set as the default playback device. It sounds like the digital is now set as playback.

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 All of a sudden my sound from the internal speakers stopped working on my Acer Aspire S5.  In device manager I see this message: Currently, this hardware device is not connected to the computer. (Code 45)To fix this problem, reconnect this hardware device to the computer.     Has anyone encountered this?  how was is resolved?

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A:my realtek audio speakers are not emitting sound

  I reinstalled the driver and it is working.  thanks!

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When listening to music or videos on the onboard speakers the sound will randomly and inexplicably fade to inaudible levels over the span of a few seconds, even at full volume. The volume returns to normal after pausing or muting the audio for a few seconds and then restarting it but then fades right back down to nearly nothing. Plugging external speakers or earphones into the dual-function microphone/ speaker input/ output jack changes the settings, including the volume, to whatever they were last time something was plugged in. If the onboard speakers are faded when plugging in an external apparatus, unplugging the external apparatus returns the settings to the last set of parameters for the onboard speakers and resets the sound playing through them back to normal volume levels and keeps it from fading again for a while. I have gone through the automated HP Support Assistant troubleshooter as well as the built-in Windows 10 audio troubleshooter. Neither restarting the computer, reinstalling the Realtek Audio driver, nor a hard reset has resolved the issue. I do not experience the same issue with the generic Windows HD audio driver but the sound quality and versatility of the Realtek driver is much better so if possible I'd like to try to see if I can resolve this issue with that driver to continue to use it.

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I first noticed this a few days ago, when I was playing a video in VLC player. At the time I figured the audio of the .avi was either encoded badly or VLC was acting up, so I dismissed it as an anomaly. However, I started noticing it more as I watched something else later that day, on files that usually play sound and video perfectly. I still thought it was VLC player though, so I restored all the default preferences, which didn't work, and I reinstalled and fully updated it but that didn't make a difference either.

Today though, I realised the problem isn't VLC player because I noticed it while playing back a video on YouTube, and now I can hear it just playing audio through Foobar, which I couldn't before.

I've tested playing the audio through my headphones and there is no fading in and out or jumps up in volume but there is when I play through the speakers, which makes me think it's down to the speakers. I also checked all the connections, cleaned and rewired them back up. Still, no difference. I checked whether I had any stupid audio effects on that might mess things up too, but I don't, so that can be ruled out too.

Anybody have a differential diagnosis?

I suspect that my speakers are sort of dying, and they are pretty old so it's not a surprise, although it is a pain in the ****. I accidentally had the speakers so loud the output audio distorted today too, which could have made it worse and led to it becoming more not... Read more

A:Audio fades in and out from speakers, not sound card

I will say that replacing the speakers would be the next thing to do

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The driver claims to be installed properly but there is no sound coming from the speakers or headphones, except, inexplicably, the beeping noise when you set it on the dock. The beep comes from the laptop speakers on undock and through my plugged-in desktop speakers on docking. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the driver manually, I have let Windows reinstall the driver on reboot, I have tried the alternative Dolby driver but nothing is working. It installs the driver, says it happened correctly, the on-screen volume overlay pops up when I use the volume controls, but there is no sound. The mixer shows all volume sliders at max, nothing muted, and of course I've tried toggling and untoggling all of them. muting system volume does mute the docking beep.  This just started out of the blue when I turned the machine on today. I've been using it for over a year without any issues. What do I do? how do I troubleshoot this? I tried the windows troubleshooter which was obviously no help. The Thinkpad T420 is a model 4177 QKU. Dock is a 433715 mini dock series 3. I've been using the Conexant audio driver for over a year without problems.  

A:T420 no sound from speakers or audio jack.

If you right click on the speaker icon in the lower right near the time, and select "playback devices", your speakers should be shown with a green check mark; and if you right click on the speakers, you should be given the option to test etc.      What happens when you do that, do you see the speakers set as default, and can you test and hear sounds successfully? 

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Speakers dont work, i made an audio playback test but i get a failed message :help please. 

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My laptop originally had Windows 8.1. I upgraded to windows 10 and the audio was working perfectly for a while until it started stuttering and also playing sound on both speakers and headphones at the same time. Even my audio levels keep fluctuating. I've tried every possible solution online but I can't seem to get it to work properly. I even resolved to installing my OS afresh, I deleted everything but still the same problem exists. Now my "High Definition Audio Device" is showing a yellow exclamation mark, it didn't show that before. Please help, I'm frustrated now. 

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Hey everyone! There's only one thing I hate about my new Lenovo laptop (510-15IKB, 80SV) and that is speakers. Even the cheapest laptops have better sound quality. I think it might be Conexant HD Audio. I wanna remove it but can't find it anywhere. Yourunistaller doesn't show it. It shows Audio by Harman. Another question. Should I delete that too? I just wanna get Windows' HD Audio. That's it. I really hate its performance rn even though I use my headsets mostly
I read it in a topic. Someone has replaced it with Windows' Audio Driver and he says it sounds much clearer but he has a problem because Conexant automatically install itself every time he restarts. So what to do now? Thanks and have a perfect day
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

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I just bought a pc, windows 7 32bit. I tried to use my headphones but couldnt hear any sound, also tried speakers still no sounds. The green bar goes up on the volume control tho.

I have tried downloading some drivers, but they didnt work.
Im a novice when it comes to things like this, can anyone help?

if you need any information about my pc let me know.

theres some audio ports at the back of the pc and at the front. both dont work.

Thanks if anyone can help, i really dont know what to do

A:Realtek AC'97 Audio - Cant hear any sound from headphones or speakers.


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Hi HP,I m using Windows 10 (64 bit operating system) While playing any song or any video , it produce some crackling sound heavily. Please make my problem solved as early as possible.

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Dear all,

I have been reading 1000s of posts on the net for 5.1 Channel speakers giving outputs only through the front left and right speakers. Well, I am no exception

- Connected all the cables correctly to the respective jacks... but still...
- Tried atleast 5 different of HD Audio Drivers (including the latest by the onboard device maker VIA - v10_1200a, as well as the Microsoft generic HD Audio driver)... Installed, Completely wiped, Reinstalled, all possible combinations... but still...
- Tried adding the Sound Blaster 5.1 Channel PCI Card (SB 5.1 VX)... but still...
- Tweaked all possible 'Playback Devices' options... but still...
- Tried different 5.1 Channel testing audio files... but still...

But still still my speakers (brand new iBall MJ04 - iBall's latest model) doesn't play 5.1 Channel Audio

Following is my system specifications:

CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 @ 2.66GHz
Package (platform ID) - Socket 775 LGA
Mainboard Model - P5KPL-CM
Northbridge - Intel P35/G33/G31 rev. A2
Southbridge - Intel 82801GB (ICH7/R) rev. A1
Onboard Audio - VIA VT 1708B, 8-CH High Definition Audio
Memory Type - DDR2
Memory Size - 4096 MBytes
OS - Windows 7 Ultimate (64 Bit)

Though this board supports 8 Channel audio, even 5 Channel is not being played.... when an audio file or video file is played, all speakers flare up.... playing the audio is all speakers... this is NOT 5.1 channel audio... this is just 'Speaker Fill'.... playing the same sound in all the 5 speakers.... tr... Read more

A:5.1 Channel Audio - Sound only from Front Left and Right Speakers

I assume you are using something like this,

or similar cables to connect from the 6 RCA input jacks on the system to the 3 mini jacks on the computer (one each for the front left/right, sub/center and rear left/right).

Also is the audio you are trying to play stereo or 5.1? If it is only stereo then it requires using speaker fill to get sound from all speakers.

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When playing games I would like to be able to hear the game sounds come from my speakers and my voice communications with my friends coming through my USB headset, like Xbox Live. I'm running Windows 7 with an Asus Xonar DX and for the life of me can't figure out how to do this. Is it possible to do natively in Windows 7? Is it program specific? It seems odd that my thousand dollar computer can't do what my hundred dollar Xbox does.

A:How can I split my audio? Voice through my headset, sound through my speakers.

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Common complaint, I am working with Windows 7 on a Dell Optiplex 755, but teh issue is with the System Volume setting. When I go to the audio mixer and do the test and configuration, the SoundMax audio level is loud and clear. The problem is with the Windows system settings somewhere, is there a limiter or cap setting in teh registry that I can set to maximum?

I know that it is not the standard slide bars/levels but somewhere that Windows 7 Professional is cutting the volume on any Windows application. The drivers are fine, if I invoke the card directly it will blast the sound out. But in any application it is too soft.


A:Windows 7, sound limit, audio card is loud Windows is soft

As you have a Dell, for proper operation you need to use the Dell supplied driver. I used to do a lot of support on the Dell forums and we found that non-Dell sound drivers either did not work or did not work correctly.

Here is the Dell Vista sound driver, it will also work with Windows 7 as it is just "Vista improved". It is for both the 32 bit and 64 bit OS versions. Drivers and Downloads | Dell [United States]

This is a first step. If its still not working correctly after installing the driver, the next thing is what programs you are using that are "low"? If you click on the speaker icon in the notification area (lower right) you can set the system volume level.

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i had to format my hard disk after having an unmountable disk error, and reinstall win 10
after installation my sound stopped working 

i installed realtek drivers, switched to generic and back still no sound even tho in playback devices it shows that sound is coming through
i did a epsa audio test from bios and recieved no sound 
i opened up the laptop to disconnect and reconnect the speakers but still no sound 
also my left speaker had stopped working before re installation, and the audio jack has a bit broken off exposing the metal stick(i dont know maybe this is a problem)

pls i'm at my wits end as ive searched for all information and they not working, i would appreciate any information i can get, thanks in advance for any help, its also hard to get help as i live in west africa, also i'm a student can't afford to change laptop over sound

A:inspiron 15 3542 no audio sound headphones and speakers, drivers ok

Hello. I replied to your other post yesterday.
dejibytealso my left speaker had stopped working before re installation, and the audio jack has a bit broken off exposing the metal stick(i dont know maybe this is a problem)
That information wasn't in your first thread. That might be why there is no audio through the headphone jack.

In light of this additional information, it is possible that you have 2 issues: broken headphone jack, and an interruption in the audio signal to the speakers. I understand that you reseated the speakers, but the ePSA test proves that the signal is still not getting through, or they have failed.
If the laptop is no longer under warranty, all I can suggest is that reseat the speaker cable again.
As for the headphones, I don't think that the Inspiron 3542 has a jack circuit board, so your best option may be to get a usb audio jack. It only costs a few dollars on Amazon. Don't know about the availability in your area.

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I put in a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio (PCIe), installed the latest driver from Creative, found here: Creative Worldwide Support (1.04.0000, released 30th June, 2009), and it seems that whenever I click things that make noise (a good example being the volume slider in the system tray), one of my speakers (which one being somewhat random) makes a fairly loud *popping* noise. It also does this when I press a button on the keyboard that makes noise (such as when I press the left arrow in the Find box in Chrome when it's empty).

Is anyone else having this issue? What could be the problem? Should I just buy a better card? (because according to a sticky in this section, this card isn't even a true X-Fi )

A:Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio: Speakers pop when I click some things

Does your motherboard have built-in sound?

In most cases, on-board sound is more than enough and sounds as good as a separate card.

Did you buy a separate card for a particular reason---possibly some features it has that on-board lacks?

Having said that, Creative Labs is not known for their driver support, so anything is possible.

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i formatted my computer due to unmountable disk error, and reinstalled win 10, now i dont have any audio,

i have downloaded the right realtek drivers, and made sure to switch between generic and others,
finally i did an audio test from the epsa(pre assessment tests)  and no sound,
after i removed the speakers and reinstalled to check shaky connection still no sound.

i am at my wits end and can't access any info to help me, so  some help is greatly needed thank you 

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I recently went into my computer to install a Corsair H80 Water pump for the GPU. Anyhow, after i connected all the cables and turned on the computer again i did not have any sound. Even though im not an expert with computers, i'm pretty sure all the cables are connected right (but there is always a possibility i screwed up there).
I do have sound devices, that is not the issue. After the first pc boot i had the Realtek digital output (realtek high definition audio) as the sound device. I went into the control panel and pressed sound. The previous audio device (that i had and was working) was there, but stated as "Not plugged in".
So, my computer does not detect or react as i connect any headsets nor speakers. I also checked the audio in the mixer to see that it "plays sound" which i can confirm.
I have searched the web for people with the same issues and tried a few "solutions" but none of them worked for me.
They were:
1. Uninstall and reinstalling the drivers
2. Making sure i got the latest versions of the drivers
3. Turning on the front jack panel in the Realtek HD Audio Manager, which resulted with the speakers apparing to be connected and works according to the computer but still no sound.
4. Tried different speakers and headphones.

So my question is, do you guys have any idea what to do? I have been sitting on this problem for quite a while now.

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A:Audio devices undetected. Headphones or Speakers give no sound

The first thing to do, since you had it apart to install the water cooler, is to double (or triple) check all the internal cabling between the motherboard and the front panel connections. Second is to doublecheck the connections from your speaker system to the PC.

What is the status of the Realtek in the Device Manager? Does it show an error or does it show "working correctly"?

Are your "Speakers" set as the Default audio playback device in the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound and finally the Sound Panel?

Has audio worked since reinstalling? Did you reinstall the Intel motherboard chipset drivers when your reinstalled? The motherboard chipset drivers are critical and many devices either will not work or not work correctly without the chipset drivers.

I know these are a lot of questions but a place to start.

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I'm hoping someone can help me.I'm working on a custom pc that my brother built for me. The specs are in my signature.

I recently upgraded from 32 bit to 64 bit Windows 7 home premium (I know it's not the best, but it's what I could afford). I did a drive reformat also. Initially, everything was fine. But for some reason all of a sudden, I have no sound, my plugged in speakers are not detected at all and the audio service is not running. Everything else is fine. I assumed it was as a result of an update, so I did a system restore. I guess my restore points didn't go back far enough. No change.

-According to my motherboard specs, I have the realtek ALC888 onboard audio. So, I thought I'd just be able to install the latest hd audio driver for my os from realtek's site. I tried several times (10+). It prompts me to restart and when I do, it says that the device driver did not install correctly and it defaults to the microsoft one every time.

-In device manager, I have a yellow triangle next to one of the 2 "high definition audio controllers" with a code 10 error (device cannot start). Under sound, video and game controllers, I have "High definition audio device": microsoft, driver version 6.1.7601.17514 11/19/2010.

I have seen a few of these realtek problems in the forums, but i haven't found anything that has worked for me. I tried manually installing the driver from the zip file by directing the update utility to it's extracted location. It always ... Read more

A:Audio Service Not Running/No sound/No speakers/Realtek problem

Try the previous Realtek driver 2.67 or the Asrock 2.31 driver.
Download Realtek High Definition Audio 2.67 Vista 64 - Technical Details - FileHippo.com
ASRock > Products > Motherboard > G43Twins-FullHD > Download

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Reinstalled windows 7 becauase of the many issues that I was having with windows 10. After the reinstallation I am unable to play any audio files or get any sound from the speakers. I have checked to make sure the sound driver was up to date and have even tried rolling it back to a previous version and still nothing.

A:No sound coming from speakers. Unable to play audio files

Hi,Please try this first to enable Speakers in Playback devices as follows:1. Right click speaker icon (right hand corner)2. Select Playback devices3. Right click Speakers4. Enable it and set as Default5. Click Apply/OkRegards.

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i had to format my hard disk after having an unmountable disk error, and reinstall win 10
after installation my sound stopped working 
specs win 10, i3, realtek sound

i installed realtek drivers, switched to generic and back still no sound even tho in playback devices it shows that sound is coming through
i did a epsa audio test from bios and recieved no sound 
i opened up the laptop to disconnect and reconnect the speakers but still no sound 
also my left speaker had stopped working before re installation, and the audio jack has a bit broken off exposing the metal stick(i dont know maybe this is a problem)

pls i'm at my wits end as ive searched for all information and they not working, i would appreciate any information i can get, thanks in advance for any help, its also hard to get help as i live in west africa, also i'm a student can't afford to change laptop over sound

A:inspiron 15 3542 no audio sound headphones and speakers, drivers ok. pls urgent

Hello. This question has been answered in the other two duplicate threads. Please don't start anymore duplicate threads.
This forum is very slow at times. When you post, it might take some time for it to show up.

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Since my Window 10 2018 Fall Update (1803) I've been having sound troubles.  At the same time of that update I ran the Lenovo updates too. Model: P50 From Groove:  

A:Sound Troubles 0xc00d36fa | We can't find an audio device. Make sure headphones or speakers ....


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Reference Guide to Help Setup and Troubleshoot Windows Audio and Sound Cards

Reference Guide to Help Setup and Troubleshoot Windows Audio and Sound Cards
Updated October, 2010​
Understanding "How sound works" and fixing your sound when it doesn't, can sometimes be a challenge! So.... I thought i'd share and summarize some of my favorite "Best of" links about sound
Note: If you're here troubleshooting a sound problem, be sure to scroll down to see both the Troubleshooting section and my footnotes below​
Note about the links below:
> Some links are from vendors like HP, Gateway and Intel
> But even if your computer (or motherboard) is from a different vendor you'll still find much of HP's, Gateway's, etc. info and guidance still applies

General Guides (about Audio setup, Installation and "How things work")

Connecting Audio & Sound Devices to your Desktop Computer
==> Alert: You may have to copy/paste the link below directly into your browser to see this particular guide


Working with Audio (How to setup your computer to play and record sound)
Windows Mixer Tutorial
Sound Cards: Frequently Asked Questions (as written for Vista and Windows 7 but much applies to XP as well)
As written for Vista
As written for Windows 7

How Soundcards work
Sound Production: The Hardware and Software Used to Produce Sound in Personal Compute... Read more

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Dell 5559 i5 6200u with AMD m350 audio crash(audio cracking sound) when power source is changed usually when power shifts to battery. the problem often occurs when watching online videos, like from youtube or Facebook. the sound is choped and terrible noise came with audio from Laptop speakers. But no sound issue when using a plug in device like headphones. or external speakers.
only solution is to restart that application.

Drivers are fully updated.
battery is fully charged.
problem with all web browsers.

A:Dell 5559 Audio Crash or /cracking/Choping sound from laptop internal speakers when PowerSource is changed.

Search for sound goto the properties of the speaker now to the advanced tab and select the bitrate '24 bit,48000Hz....or you could just uninstall the audio driver....hope this helps

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Hi guys, just reinstalled windows 7. everything works great, then I went to paly a file and to my surprise, no sound. Tested speakers on another device, they work. Sound card drivers are working and up to date.

When I play a media file, I can see the sound gage go. So I went in sounds, playback device, and all I see in there is my sound card, no speakers or headphones icon. Thus no sounds from speakers. Tried other headphones/speakers they also dont work on the PC.

First two screenshots are my Device Manager, third one shows my playback devices.. My wife needs this for her business and I am losing sleep over this for days now I tried everything. Any ideas?



A:Windows 7 SOUND, No Speakers in Playback device, thus no sound from speakers

Hi -

What sound card do you have?

Double-click on the HD audio device in Device Manager - what is driver and date?

Usually there is an audio codec/ drivers, e.g., IDT, Realtek, etc... that must be installed.

What are system specs - exact model number from label on back of PC, please.

Regards. . .



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Hi can someone tell me witch setting out of the following I need to select in the soft menu III setup in the bios for a 2.1ghz
Athlon xp processor plz.

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A:soft menu III setup settings

Which Abit board is this. Is the CPU unlocked?
Here's a page on unlocking a 2100+ Athlon

What speed DDR do you have?

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