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Realtek Audio Drivers Installed But NO sound

Discussion in 'Drivers' started by japanther, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. japanther

    japanther Techie7 New Member

    I just reformatted/upgraded to windows 7, everything is running smooth but my audio. I used UNIBLUE to install all the drivers, and check up on ones I need. All are installed but my audio still isnt working. There is no more red X in the volume tray icon. Everything seems as if its working in order but no sound is coming out. Power cord is in, audio is in the right spot(green). Any help on what I should try?
  2. Digerati

    Digerati Super Moderator Techie7 Moderator

    Sadly, you told us nothing of your computer, other than it is now running W7. I would trust the drivers from your computer (or motherboard) maker's website before Uniblue.

    Did you run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to make sure your hardware is compatible before installing W7?
  3. japanther

    japanther Techie7 New Member

    Just ran the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, and it is compatable.

    Computer Specs:
    Asus P4SD-LA Motherboard
    ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro 512MB AGP . Direct X 11.0
    Windows 7 Ultimate
    111Gig Hardive
    4 GB RAM
  4. Digerati

    Digerati Super Moderator Techie7 Moderator

    That appears to be an OEM motherboard made by ASUS for HP/Compaq.

    Did the sound work before you reformatted? Note this thread and the comments about the headphone jumper.
  5. japanther

    japanther Techie7 New Member

    Yeah I used to from my old HP computer. I didnt even change much, just memory and CPU fan. The sound worked before reformatting yes. From that thread, my understanding is that he wasnt plugged into the MOBO behind the audio ports. The only plug i see behind the audio jack is one for my case fan.

    Another note, is that upon restart, the audio icon on my windows tray starts off with a red X and about 5 seconds pass and it goes away and is the normal audio icon, as if its working.
  6. Digerati

    Digerati Super Moderator Techie7 Moderator

    I am afraid I don't know what the problem is. If me, since I have several laying around, I would install a spare sound card and drivers (assuming W7 drivers are available). This would force a reset of all Windows sound settings. From there, you may be able uninstall and go back to the original, or just stick with the card.

    Note from that link, they were talking about jumpers - where you move (or remove) a jumper block from two pins.