Alienware 17 R4 2017 review
Been having some serious problems with my sound on my PC and i have no idea whats wrong with it.
Im running an Asus P5N-E SLI motherboard with an onboard Realtek HD audio chip on a WINXPSP2 O/S.
Its a really strange issue, when windows starts i get the windows logon sound, so i know its installed and working corectly, however while the PC is starting up and sorting itself out, the little volume icon in tbe bottom right hand corner disapears, and when i got into the control panel and click on "Sounds And Audio Devices" everything is greyed out and it says "No Audio Device Installed".
This is where it gets REALLY wierd, it appears in the dvice manager fine, so i know its there, windows simply wont pick it up as a usuable device.
I Have tried the following to get it to work.
- Uninstalled and Re-installed latest sound drivers
- Checked to make sure the "Windows Audio" service is running in services list and is set to "AUTO" (Which it is)
- Checked to make sure that the onboard audio is enabled in the BIOS (Which it is)
- Installed the UAA Function Driver for HD Audio Realtek 860/880
Its seriously driving me insain, iv been sat here for the last 5 1/2 hours trying to get it to work. I Really dont understand why it plays the windows sound fine, then simply decides not to recognise its there anymore.
If running XP - download/install latest Codec pack .. click here
Thanks for the link, buts its not a codec issue. I Have all th nesseasy codecs installed for most media types. Windows simply wont acknowledge that there is a sound device installed :(
Have you nominated the Realtek sound device as the Default Device from Control Panel>Sounds and Audio Devices>Audio and Voice tabs?
Also ensure that in Device Manager>Sound, Video and Games Controllers>highlight>General tab, that the Realtek device's drop down menu is configured for "Use this device (enable)."
Thank you for the information, i checked to ensure it was enabled, and it seemed to be, it said "Use this device (Enabled" so i assumed it was.
Also under Sound controls > Audion and voice, its completly greyed out, i cant change anything, but its still appearing in the device manager, even after re-installing the drivers. Have a look at this screenshot i took, might mean more to you then it does me lol
Many thanks :)
Still got nothing, anyone have any ideas? :(
This isn't really a good answer.. but i had exactly the same problem with my Realtek HD onboard audio.. it lasted two days then for some reason decided to work again
same here buddy, had this very same problem about 2 months ago, went away on its own after a while, but now its back again :(
u got the drivers disc c if u can reinstall the drivers, i take it it must of worked ok at one time.
also go to my computer right click and see the properties hardware to see if its yellow ? mark.
this could tell us for sure if the darn thing inst installed.
Yeah i tried to use the original motherboard disc i got with it, it has all the original drivers on it, installed them but with no luck.
With regards to the yellow exlimation mark on the device, there doesnt seem to be one. My device manager should be displayed in the screen shot i posed, you can see what its looks like there, doesnt seem to be anything out of the ordinary, but then again it aint workin so there must be somthing wrong lol
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