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Sound Problems

Last response: in Windows 8
December 14, 2012 11:44:28 AM

I built a new system yesterday.

Core i5 3570k @ stock
8gb 18xx MHz Gskill RAM
HD Sapphire dual x 7970
120gb Samsung SSD
ASrock extreme3 z77 motherboard

Anyway, I installed my windows 8 OEM, updated the drivers, and everything ran fine. I incorrectly tried to turn on RAID and windows needed to repair itself afterwards. It reverted back to the system restore point when I had just gotten it. Everything worked fine except the audio from the 3.5mm jack had stopped working. I tried reinstalling drivers, using 3 different sets of headphones and 2 sets of speakers. Nothing worked, so I had the notion that the system restore messed up the audio somehow. I decided to use the new Windows 8 feature to completely restore my PC as if it were a complete windows reinstall, and the same problem. The audio in that back jack won't work for anything. I tried googling around with no results. HDMI audio works just fine.

Any ideas?

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a b * Windows 8
December 14, 2012 1:14:16 PM

HDMI audio works fine because it is now the default sound playback device. You can change to the on-board audio in the Sound section of Control Panel.
December 14, 2012 1:20:27 PM

The speakers are set as the default audio. Which includes the on board audio jack. It still doesn't work. It doesn't make any sound when I test them either.