Download did not solve the problem. No sound again.
1) Removed the device and driver (new one), reloaded driver(new), restarted,no analog sound.
2) Removed device, uninstalled driver, reloaded driver on CD (with MB older driver), restarted, loaded and worked for a couple of hours, no sound again.
So it was not the older driver.
I think something happens when the set goes into screen saver saving mode that also stops the sound, but it dose not recover when the mouse/keyboard is activated.??
Do you have an HID keyboard with multi-media controls on it? First place I'd look is to open services, and see if something's stopped or disabled the HID service - has happened to me twice on seven, with no cause I could ever really track down...
Do you have an HID keyboard with multi-media controls on it? First place I'd look is to open services, and see if something's stopped or disabled the HID service - has happened to me twice on seven, with no cause I could ever really track down... http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/7342/0213s.jpg
Thanks. I went in and turned it off, we will see. . . .
This was the answer I got from Gigabytes Technical Service;
Answer : Dear customer,
We suspected there has some software conflict on your current windows, you may need to consider back up all importand data on current windows, reload Vista then load all drivers check if audio work stable. Or disconnect current hard drive from mother board connect a spare hard drive fresh Vista to it then load all drivers check audio.
The HID doesn't seem to make a difference, with it off, all of the functions on the keyboard still work.
As of this moment the speakers are there and checked. The problem was/is that when there is no sound output, the little speakers are not shown to select, only the "Realtek Digital Output" in in the box.
As you can see the Speakers are no longer selected, again. When I click on them nothing happens.
Guess I don't have anything plugged into the S/PDIF's, what ever they are. The only thing plugged in are the green speaker, and pink microphone jacks. MY mouse, to a rear USB jack, and printer to a USB on the front of the set.
The only programs I run are VISTA, IE, FireFox, and Windows Media.
Hmmm... It's showing no speakers plugged in! Open the audio manager itself, and look to the right:
note the difference between the jacks I have something plugged into, sort of 'solid looking' (circled in red), and the ones I don't, sort of 'ghosted' (circled in violet) - I'm betting none of yours look 'solid' - it's not 'seeing' the speaker jacks in use! Do you have a front panel audio connector plugged into the MOBO audio header? If so, try unplugging it, rebooting, and seeing if your speakers are detected then...