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High Definition Audio Drivers not working (REALTEK AUDIO)

So basically I randomly lost my sound after installing Windows 7 again, I checked everything and it looks fine. My rear panel refuses to work, I plug my headphones in the jack with my mic and it refuses to pick it up. The only thing that is picked up is some ATI HDMI audio thing and I installed the realtek audio drivers and they don't even work now. It keeps saying no speaker or headphones are plugged in yet they are plugged in. Also, I got some errors regarding High Definition Audio Drivers having failed to start/install or something.

Any clues on what's going on ?
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  1. BTW, I'm using a Gigabyte mobo.
  2. armsbrah said:
    BTW, I'm using a Gigabyte mobo.


    Same here, weird timing.

    I'm on Windows 8 Pro. Tried supplied CD, downloaded from Realtek (2.71) and Gigabyte (2.70). Just says High Definition Audio Controller, but yellow bang - can't ever get it to go.

    I've swapped video cards thinking my ATI card (7950) was somehow conflicting. I DO NOT want to run audio through HDMI, as I do not want receiver in the loop. nVidia 460 behaves exact same - I can get audio working through HDMI video card, but not onboard.

    Card won't initialize, no red optic light in the rear panel audio jack.

    If I disable in BIOS, the audio controller with the bang disappears - so I KNOW Windows sees it, but can't load driver. Tried every method of "Have Disk", browse, etc. - just won't fire.
  3. what happens if you go to this: C:\Windows\System32\drivers and double click Rt32win7.sys or Rt64win7.sys together with RTKVHD32.sys or RTKVHD64.sys? these are the drivers of Real tech

    Also please use www.revouninstaller.com first to remove real tech audio full before install again and if not work try solution written above.
  4. Guanhao said:
    what happens if you go to this: C:\Windows\System32\drivers and double click Rt32win7.sys or Rt64win7.sys together with RTKVHD32.sys or RTKVHD64.sys? these are the drivers of Real tech

    Also please use www.revouninstaller.com first to remove real tech audio full before install again and if not work try solution written above.


    Interesting that none of those files exist on my system.

    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit. I've tried Lenovo, HP branded versions, also - realizing their default installers will not detect their BIOS, but I extracted files and tried to pull the INF's and such.

    I booted up with Ubuntu Linux 12.10 - worked flawlessly. So whatever is going on is Windows-related.

    I will try the tool suggested to remove drivers. Admittedly, I have not tried using any of these remover tools.
  5. This thing absolutely REFUSES to load properly.

    Tried the REVO tool to remove drivers - great suggestion, by the way - but, still nothing. It doesn't even try.

    Seriously - it's almost like the thing is not a Realtek, like I'm trying to force a square peg in a round hole.

    Tried the latest from Gigabyte's website, AND Realtek's. I've run up as Admin - none of the suggested 4 files above exist.
  6. Seriously - pulling my hair out, here. At the point where I'm about to install Windows 7 as a troubleshooting measure.... ridiculous.
  7. bigbadjohnnyb said:
    Seriously - pulling my hair out, here. At the point where I'm about to install Windows 7 as a troubleshooting measure.... ridiculous.

    Hey BigBad.. I HAVE pulled my hair out on this one...have installed and reinstalled that **%%$$! driver a ridiculous number times under different scenarios on my Toshiba P 750 running W7. No help from Toshiba. I resigned myself to no sound and cursed the Toshiba endlessly.
    THEN...Yesterday on setting up my new HTC One, I uninstalled HTC Sync (from a previous phone) and all associated HTC programs. I rebooted, and unexpectedly, a search to Windows Update was set in train (this has never happened before) and the drivers installed.
    Hopefully you have HTC sync lurking somewhere...and this helps.
    Raving
  8. bigbadjohnnyb said:
    Guanhao said:
    what happens if you go to this: C:\Windows\System32\drivers and double click Rt32win7.sys or Rt64win7.sys together with RTKVHD32.sys or RTKVHD64.sys? these are the drivers of Real tech

    Also please use www.revouninstaller.com first to remove real tech audio full before install again and if not work try solution written above.


    Interesting that none of those files exist on my system.

    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit. I've tried Lenovo, HP branded versions, also - realizing their default installers will not detect their BIOS, but I extracted files and tried to pull the INF's and such.

    I booted up with Ubuntu Linux 12.10 - worked flawlessly. So whatever is going on is Windows-related.

    I will try the tool suggested to remove drivers. Admittedly, I have not tried using any of these remover tools.

    I thought you were talking about your windows 7 instead. Because i don't know if Revo supports the Win8 neither the file location for drivers are the same.. I still need to learn Win 8 inside out.
  9. Hi all, i didnt read all comments but i have this problem - my rear speakers didnt work at all. The solution - go to your realtek manager and select Sound effects and the select some enviroment :) Hope it helps :)
  10. The driver may need to be uninstalled and reinstalled to work properly. Uninstall the driver using the Uninstall a program feature of the operating system, then reinstall it by downloading the appropriate driver available online through the Drivers & Software that is available on the manufacturer of your computer, or using the recovery discs.
  11. Go to Realtek Audio Manager

    Near Analog Panel there is yellow mark

    click and check all the options
  12. my friend the sulution is very simple windows xp is using black 3.5mm jack but windows 7 is using the green 3.5mm jack just unplug from one to the other one and seve the changes in the sistem that i it that is how i fix my pc :P
  13. vasil asenov said:
    my friend the sulution is very simple windows xp is using black 3.5mm jack but windows 7 is using the green 3.5mm jack just unplug from one to the other one and seve the changes in the sistem that i it that is how i fix my pc :P


    GENIUS U ARE
  14. Went through the same issue and hassle and wasted 2 hours trying to figure it out...

    Install the below (i know there is a newer version available, but this is what worked for me):

    https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=23339&lang=eng&OSVersion=Windows%208.1%2C%2064-bit*&DownloadType=Drivers

    1) Make sure you are ONLY connected to your main display (monitor..etc)
    2) Remove the HDMI cable
    3) Install PROPERLY and close unnecessary programs
    4) RESTART after installation

    Following all the above made it work for me. Hope it helps (-_-)b
  15. Hello i have solve my prob in realtek HD audio manager next to clock right click ...sound manager --- change to your speaker configuration 5.1 or 7.1 next in tab DTS Connect put on and prob solved
  16. Try to turn on device in BIOS :bounce:
  17. Hey guys! I have read all the messages, I have installed, uninstalled, reinstalled and done every possible synario with RealTek. This is not a Realtek problem. Windows 7 has the bug. Don't bother wasting time playing around with the RealTek Audio Driver or card reader. The best solution is to completely reinstall (reboot) your Windows 7. Sad but true. Any other tactic results in only short-term fix, if any.
  18. >>Go to Realtek Audio Manager
    >>Near Analog Panel there is yellow mark
    >>click and check all the options

    ROFL
    That worked for me.
  19. Uninstall nvidia hd audio driver,it worked for me
  20. hi guys finally fixed if your using amd download the latest ccc from their site and run it it should work :D
  21. bigbadjohnnyb said:
    armsbrah said:
    BTW, I'm using a Gigabyte mobo.


    Same here, weird timing.

    I'm on Windows 8 Pro. Tried supplied CD, downloaded from Realtek (2.71) and Gigabyte (2.70). Just says High Definition Audio Controller, but yellow bang - can't ever get it to go.

    I've swapped video cards thinking my ATI card (7950) was somehow conflicting. I DO NOT want to run audio through HDMI, as I do not want receiver in the loop. nVidia 460 behaves exact same - I can get audio working through HDMI video card, but not onboard.

    Card won't initialize, no red optic light in the rear panel audio jack.

    If I disable in BIOS, the audio controller with the bang disappears - so I KNOW Windows sees it, but can't load driver. Tried every method of "Have Disk", browse, etc. - just won't fire.


    Having same issues with my win8.1 that I replaced a hard drive on. Tried the MSI/Realtek driver CDs that came with my computer and still don't have audio. Also tried other troubleshooting methods with no success. Has this issue been resolved?
  22. Hi All

    I got the same problem. I have a dual booting system window 8 and Ubuntu 11. As the rear audio is is not working in windows 8 and working fine in Ubuntu. Earlier audio was working fine in both OS . After restarting Ubuntu I just logged to windows 8 and the trouble started.

    Still searching for a solution
  23. No Audio (or just headphones or just speakers) SOLVED.

    Simply go to control panel/programs and uninstall 'realtek HD audio'.

    Windows audio drivers will take over and work fine. No more loss of audio when plug in or unpluging headphones.
  24. Oscarind said:
    Go to Realtek Audio Manager

    Near Analog Panel there is yellow mark

    click and check all the options




    YES !!! YESSS OH YEAH CAN YOU FEEL THAT HUH HUH HUH? YEAH!!! THIS WORKED THANK YOU! OMFG
  25. Rollback the driver update...update is broken.
  26. armsbrah said:
    So basically I randomly lost my sound after installing Windows 7 again, I checked everything and it looks fine. My rear panel refuses to work, I plug my headphones in the jack with my mic and it refuses to pick it up. The only thing that is picked up is some ATI HDMI audio thing and I installed the realtek audio drivers and they don't even work now. It keeps saying no speaker or headphones are plugged in yet they are plugged in. Also, I got some errors regarding High Definition Audio Drivers having failed to start/install or something.

    Any clues on what's going on ?
  27. Oscarind said:
    Go to Realtek Audio Manager

    Near Analog Panel there is yellow mark

    click and check all the options




    Great solution...it works smooth
  28. armsbrah said:
    So basically I randomly lost my sound after installing Windows 7 again, I checked everything and it looks fine. My rear panel refuses to work, I plug my headphones in the jack with my mic and it refuses to pick it up. The only thing that is picked up is some ATI HDMI audio thing and I installed the realtek audio drivers and they don't even work now. It keeps saying no speaker or headphones are plugged in yet they are plugged in. Also, I got some errors regarding High Definition Audio Drivers having failed to start/install or something.

    Any clues on what's going on ?


    Well i may have found a much easier and simple soulution than re-installing vista and updating drivers over and over, simply go to the windows button and type in Realtech HD Audio Manager (the cog one) and navigate to the tab that says default format then change the drop down tab from whatever it may currently be at (usually 48000Hz) and select a higher tab like the 192000Hz and play some audio. :) no idea why it worked but i have had problems with quality types conflicting with my motherboard before.
  29. Oscarind said:
    Go to Realtek Audio Manager

    Near Analog Panel there is yellow mark

    click and check all the options




    Thank you very match. I wasted two days to solve this issue and I was planning to buy new sound card tomorrow. It works!!!
  30. I have a Lenovo x230. Installed Win 7 Ultimate to get bit locking from Win Pro which didn't have it. Sound gone. Went to Device Manager -> Sound, video, game controllers -> Intel Display Audio, and disable that. Realtek now works fine, so there is a conflict between the two that is resolved by disabling the Intel sound.
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