Ok, so I have recently reinstalled windows on my computer. After I reinstalled and updated the drivers for Realtek HD Audio I am now unable to choose what to set the jack up as. I used to get a pop-up asking if I wanted it to be Line-In, headphone, mic etc. Now it wont let me select which I want and my headphones are really low unless able to select headphone on that pop-up.
Also, it doesnt allow me to right click the Icon for the jack and to be honest it never has. I only say this because the forums that I have read always state this as a solution.
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The type of popup you describe sounds like part of an enhanced driver some PC manufacturers like HP provide. Did you downgrade this PC to XP, or use other than the original CD?
This computer has always had XP on it. I did use the same XP CD.
This is how its supposed to look. minus the gray, black, and orange ports.
This is how mine looks.
Note: My front ports do not work and never have.
This is the pop-up I was talking about. The connected device thing.
Depending on the version of the realtek HD audio manager you have, trhe popup settings are located in the RealTek HD Audio Preferences. I disable the popups as they can become annoying. If it's giving you trouble, try uninstalling it and reinstall it.
I've uninstalled it multiple times as with many different versions of it. I have also checked and unchecked the "Disable Pop-Up" option multiple times and still get nothing.
Try uninstalling with CCleaner or revo uninstaller to make sure all remnants of the program are gone. Realtek HD Audio manager has given me problems in the past and can be finicky. It seems most times the version distrubuted by the motherboard manufacturer (if self built pc) has the better version than what is on the realtek web site even if it's older. You may want to try both versions and see which works better.
Ok, so I uninstalled with CCleaner and made sure anything that had to do with Realtek was off of my computer. Then restarted of course. Once I got back on I went to the motherboard manufacturer and downloaded the driver from there. Now, the only thing that has changed is I no longer have the option to "Disable Pop-Up."
Bummer. Sorry, it has worked for me in the past. We definately have different versions. Mine isn't blue and looks more like this. My mobo is a gigabyte.
Bwahahahaha!!! Problem solved! I just pulled all of the drivers off of my old Hard Drive...Why I didn't do this before I do not know...
Sweet! I'd make sure to keep a copy of those drivers or at least note what version of the drivers they are.
Yeah, I'm definitely keeping them, if possible I would like to put them on my website to download...just gotta figure out how to do that. Merry Christmas to you too!!! And thank you for all the help.
I had the same issue as the OP, but I figured it out.