Realtek HD Audio doesn't recognize external devices


I read a lot of posts but I still didn't find a way to fix my problem. I just re-installed my windows 7 and I can't get my speakers, my headphones or the earphones to work. Only the laptop internal speakers work. I have linux on my machine as well but everything works there. In Control Panel Sound Playback I can only see "Speakers" (internal ones). I don't know what else to try.

Suggestions ?!
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  1. Open up the device manager (from control panel) and look for any devices that have a little yellow exclamation point in their icon. It is possible that you still need to load some drivers.
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    Sorted it out. Apparently it gets into conflict with linux. Any kind of external sound devices are not recognized if I go into linux first then switch to windows. The only way is to shut down the laptop and go straight to windows after i turn it on.
  3. Try this:

    Disconnect the drive and open the Registry Editior (Start-Run-Regedit).
    Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\V1394

    Check under that key and see if you can find anything about your
    firewire hard drive. If you do find a key, right click on it and change
    the permissions to Allow full control. Now right click and delete the
    key. Reboot and try plugging the device in again.
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