I have been having some mightily annoying problems with my motherboard audio drivers in the past couple of months, this is my last resort coming here. I am hopeful that this vast community will be able to help me.
Here are my specs:
CPU: i5 760 @ 3.0ghz
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 (rev. 2.0)
GPU: Gigabyte Radeon HD 5770 ( GV-R577UD)
Speakers: 5.1 Logitech Z506
Monitor: acer v243HQ (Using the dvi cable)
Okay, I will start from the start:
A couple of months ago I bought some new 5.1 speakers (nothing great, but I had a gift voucher that was going to expire in a couple of days). So, I set them up (physically). I then downloaded a dolby digital surround testing video. I quickly found out that the new speakers were in a stereo configuration. I went to the realtek driver and put it into "5.1 speaker" setting but as soon as I had clicked on the 5.1 setting it had reverted to stereo. I tried using every other setting but it kept reverting straight after I clicked on the option.
I then updated my realtek driver to the latest one at the time. But then, once I updated, I got another more series problem. The little speaker icon in the system tray had a red X through it.
When I hovered over the icon it said "no speakers or headphones are plugged in". I have googled the problem extensively but I can't get any result to get it working again.
I even did a system restore from before the audio drivers were updated. An odd thing happened, most applications: media players, games, etc. had no audio at all. So I have been stuck in a lurch for over 2 months.
Also, here is a screenshot of the "Playback" devices area.
First and foremost: Don't bump the thread
We are a busy group and will get to you as quick as possible.
As for the sound issue, have you attempted to roll back the drivers from within Device Manager? You may also want to attempt removing the drivers from within Safe Mode and restart to see what drivers Windows loads by default. Which audio drivers did you update it with? from Realtek directly or Gigabytes site?