Damn, that's a bummer, isn't it?
The only thing I can think of is a total removal and reinstallation of the
1. REMOVE THE DRIVERS:
In Device Manager, right click on the Realtek entry and select UNINSTALL.
IMPORTANT: In the uninstall confirmation dialog, be SURE to CHECK the
box to delete the driver files.
2. In Control Panel (Classic view) > Programs and Features, highlight "Realtek
High Definition Audio Driver" and press the Uninstall button.
4. Double click the downloaded Realtek and install again.
6. Be sure to click on the red speaker icon in the Notification Area and go
through all the options of the Realtek Audio Manager. (Also available in Control
I really don't know why you are having this problem. I also have Realtek (and
Creative X-Fi) and the sound from both is excellent.
Good luck. I hope this works for you. Post back if this does not help.
I Bleed Blue and Gold
"chawdretto" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> cal bear, ive followed what youve suggested and i have to say that the
> speakers do work now...
> but, the speaker quality is absolutely terrible now, there is no clarity in
> them at all. its not the speakers as ive tried them with my laptop and they
> work perfectly. What's wrong now!...im pullin my hair out tryin to figure out
> whats up with the computer.
> "Cal Bear '66" wrote:
>> In Device Manager, right click on the High Definition Audio Device and select
>> Properties. On the Details tab, choose Manufacturer from the drop down list.
>> If it says Realtek, go here to download the Realtek HD Audio drivers (ver.
>> Save them to your desktop. Right click on the downloaded file, press Apply
>> press OK.
>> Double click the file to install the drivers. REBOOT.
>> Double click on the RED speaker icon in the Notification Area of the Taskbar
>> run the Realtek HD Audio Manager and configure your audio.
>> I Bleed Blue and Gold
>> GO BEARS!
>> "chawdretto" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> > after expanding sound, video & game.. all that shows up is 'High Definition
>> > Audio Device'