Hello there everyone! This is my very first post on this forum and i registered just for this very reason. I've recently installed Windows 7 and had troubles getting my sound card to work. I've tried it all, official realtek drivers, the whole shebang, but nothing worked. Every time i rebooted my pc i would get the "no speakers or headphones plugged in" and zero sound. As always, the solution is in front of your eyes, and simple. Go to your motherboard website and download the how-to and files and upgrade your BIOS to the latest version It was the only thing that worked for me!ž I really hoped this helps you all!