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February 10, 2013 12:23:01 PM

Yesterday I decided to do a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate N. However, when I had reinstalled everything, the only sound device that was even recognized was the speakers of my TV. I want to use my headset like I did before the re-installation but when I connect it, and every other audio device, it isn't recognized.

I have tried every fix I can find, including:
-Updating sound drivers
-Starting Windows Audio in Services
-Re-installing Windows Media Player
-Checking the BIOS for sound options
-Updating my motherboard drivers
-Checking for my headset drivers (it didn't have any)
-Many other things that I can't remember

If anyone could tell me what to do, I would be eternally grateful.

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February 20, 2013 3:39:27 AM

Broken cables maybe? When you reinstalled the drivers, did you do that through windows automatic driver search, or did you go to the manufacturers site?
February 27, 2013 12:09:51 PM

Pretty sure it's not the cables because it worked immediately before the re-install and because I've tried multiple devices that all failed. I've searched for drivers automatically and on the manufacturer's site. Neither worked.