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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.9
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit, Build 19043, Installed 20210611171544.000000-240
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Six-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 23 Model 1 Stepping 1, CPU Count: 12
Total Physical RAM: 16 GB
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER
Hard Drives: C: 297 GB (28 GB Free); D: 1853 GB (197 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. PRIME B350-PLUS, ver Rev X.0x, s/n 170706254700943
System: American Megatrends Inc., ver ALASKA - 1072009, s/n System Serial Number

I've done 2 pages worth of google result help. Plus I've done window's chat support thing to no avail.

I've deleted, reinstalled, updated (didn't update directly from realtek website because that was going to take 4hr to download 500mb of drivers, I have slow internet but not 0.05mb/s slow), updated to generic, deleted and restarted, disabled and re-enabled, disabled restarted and re-enabled, and updated with driver booster 8 all audio drivers that I know of (Audio inputs and outputs aswell as sound video and game controllers) some of these I've done upwards to 10 times (especially the ones that are common in "fix guides"). Restarted, and stopped + win restart both AudioEndpointBuilder and Audiosrv. Done clean startup and done some of these things. Switched accounts, started in safemode, uninstalled past updates, inplace upgrade, done DISM and SFC scans, updated bios, tried without networking, done the audio troubleshooter more than 20 times, combed through services for viruses, checked bios for disabled audio, and probably more. I've done everything but a clean install or a proper reset. I am currently doing another SFC scan as well as a win defender full scan (it's supposed to take another 12hr so that's fun).

I don't think it is the fact that my mobo audio card is broken, corrupted, or fried, because then usb mics/headsets would work as an input/output. Hell, I have a virtual audio cable downloaded and that isn't allowed either. It must be a software issue from what I understand, but tbf I haven't tried replacing or using a different audio card.

The only thing good that has come out of this is the response RTX voice has when you try to start it. "Initialization failed (no speaker/mic present?)" it's like it's confused on how that is possible. Gave me a chuckle when I first saw that.

I don't really have the ability to go and buy a new drive and a fresh Windows key (plus if I get an ssd and a full retail version that would end up to about $315 USD. Luckily my computer is mostly for leisure so not having audio is more of an inconvenience than an absolute tragedy, but I would like to play Control because it's free on Epic right now.

Anyway, any help would be completely appreciated, I'm out of ideas, and it seems the internet is too.
 
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Same problem when temporarily booting and running a different Operating System from a Live CD/USB?

A Live CD/DVD or USB flash drive contains a complete bootable computer operating system (OS). When you boot a computer from it, the OS loads into, and then runs from memory instead of a hard drive. This allows you to run an OS without installing it or making any changes to a computer's current configuration.

To create one, download an ISO file containing the OS you want to use, (such as Ubuntu, Slax or Zorin), then use something like ISO Recorder to burn it to a CD/DVD or Rufus to burn to a USB flash drive/key.

Now boot your computer from this disc/key and your computer will be running that OS instead of the one on its hard drive.​

When you're done testing, remove the Linux Live DVD/USB and simply reboot your PC from the hard drive/SSD like you do now.

If the problem persists even when running a different OS, then the issue is -- more than likely -- hardware related.
 

Connman

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Same problem when temporarily booting and running a different Operating System from a Live CD/USB?
It worked!, so now how do I make it permanent? Or do I have to transfer all of my preferences between boot drives?

update: So I'm just moving somethings and allowing the program to repair it's self. not a permanant fix, but will work for the moment. I would rather not have to reinstall stuff because of having 1.5tb of games and programs, would rather not reinstall.
 
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