No audio on windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by flc123, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. flc123

    flc123 New Member

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    Hi,

    I recently upgraded from XP to windows 7, and I can't get any sound. My build is as follows:

    Motherboard: Maximus II Formula (Republic of Gamers)
    Intel Core 2 Quad 3.00gHz
    ATI radeon 4870 X2

    The volume control icon on the bottom right corner of the taskbar says "no audio output device enabled". When I go into volume control options, it shows no sound devices; I should add that there was a "ATI HD definition" or something along the lines of that with an icon before, but after hours of trying to get it work, it dissapeared now :S. No clue what i can do.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    The high definition audio device you can see is actually on your graphics card and turning it off will give more performance..
    If you see the screenie you'll see I found drivers for 64bit 7 (if your running 32bit you'll have to change it) the link is here:

    Welcome to Republic Of Gamers?
     
  3. flc123

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    hi, thanks for the reply. I just got home today, and found out I couldn't boot windows, so I had to boot from CD and reformatted everything. I tried running that audio drive from the site that you linked. When I run it, it reads:

    Installation failed!

    The audio driver files do not support your computer hardware. Note: If you uninstalled audio software without restarting your PC, restart now, then run this setup again.

    Note that this was from a clean reformat, and the first thing I did was download winrar and opened the soundMAX audio drive files from the indicated site.
     
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    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Try running them in compatibility mode...
     

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