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Audio enhancements issue

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by WarlordFred, Jul 20, 2012.

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  1. WarlordFred

    WarlordFred Thread Starter

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    When I try to change the Audio Enhancements settings, it always reverts back to the last settings I had. I used to be able to change them, and I'm not sure what changed.

    Please help!
     
  2. hssonline

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    If you usually don't want audio to go through HDMI then I think it might work if you go to your Playback Devices and just disable the HDMI connection. (Right-click, Disable) Then it shouldn't switch back to that all the time.

    If that doesn't work for some reason, then depending on your video card and monitor, you could try using a DVI cable instead of HDMI.
     
  3. WarlordFred

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    I don't use HDMI, I use Line Out.

    edit: I misread you, I will try that.
     
  4. WarlordFred

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    I don't have HDMI.

    I still can't change any enhancements.
     
  5. WarlordFred

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    I'm still having problems with my audio. I still can't change any enhancements options or even turn them off, audiodg.exe uses a good bit of CPU whenever I use audio, and sometimes some programs will just stop playing any sound for no apparent reason.

    Any help?
     
  6. hssonline

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    can you share the screenshots .. it will help
     
  7. hssonline

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    also just go through you program installed list in programs and feature list.
    -Point me out what are the audio things listed there.
    -Also see if any third part tweak software installed in the list.

    So waiting for screenshots as above message and details as per this message.

    For free remote help check this :-

    http://techykorner.blogspot.com/2012/08/free-remote-desktop-help.html
     
  8. WarlordFred

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    http://i.imgur.com/9dABP.png
    When I change the enhancement settings, confirm, and reopen the enhancements dialog, none of the settings are saved.
    This also happens with Realtek's custom audio manager.

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  9. WarlordFred

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    Also, the two enhancements I have enabled are Headphone Virtualization and Loudness Equalization, which are both Microsoft enhancements.
     
  10. hssonline

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    uninstall and reinstall the realtek sound drivers from manufacture sites.
     
  11. WarlordFred

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    Sorry for the late response

    I uninstalled the audio drivers, and then I went to the HP Compaq website and reinstalled the audio drivers (my computer is an HP Compaq Presario CQ56). Now it's telling me the audio device is disabled, and I can't figure out how to enable it.

    Please help!
     
  12. WarlordFred

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    I'm thinking that I downloaded the wrong drivers, there's 18 different models of Compaq Presario CQ56, but I'm not sure which one is the one I have, How would I find the full model number?

    Edit: I found the model number, it's CQ56-219WM.

    Edit 2: I tried installing the drivers for my model, still got the same error. I tried going to the Realtek website and installing their drivers, and I still get the same error. When I go into Control Panel, it recognizes the drivers and says the speakers are enabled, but the speaker icon on the taskbar has a little red X and it says "No Audio Output Device is installed".
     
  13. WarlordFred

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    I used System Restore, so now I have the audio back, but I still have the original problem of not being able to disable audio enhancements.
     
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