In addition to audio levels that are a lot lower than what my ultrabook's speakers normally outputs, I no longer have audio in some applications, but only sometimes, despite my volume always being set to 100%. I'm well aware of how to check what an individual app's volume is, and it is always maxxed. This isn't a situation of "my PC won't boot because it isn't plugged in/has no battery", I've been working with PCs for over 25 years. Anyway, sometimes an application (mostly games) will have audio an at other times it wont. But this only happens when starting some games, if audio is present at start then it stays on. Nothing is cutting out or behaving intermittently. And while a certain game may not have audio, Windows always does. I can never predict when this will happen or for which games, sometimes audio works and sometimes not. This has happened when playing certain games like:
Metal Gear Solid V
Grand Theft Auto V
Certain DOSBox games like Doom, King's Quest V, Hexen, Heretic, etc)
And a few others........
What could be causing this? Maybe I need to try a newer/another driver? Or maybe I should just install Windows 8.1 and see if it happens there.
I am booting 10 LTSB x64 in a VHD on a external USB3.0 drive, since my internal SSD is entirely Linux, and I'm mainly using Windows for games and other programs that won't run in Linux. This has never happened before.
Edit: And I don't have any 3rd party audio programs (like DFX audio enhancer) or other audio drivers that could interfere.
Thanks for the heads up rsdnn
Realtek haven't used that directory for a while.
However the ftp site has various directories where the drivers are stored.
Build 7889 by @rsdnn won't even install. I get "Install Realtek HD Audio Driver Failure !! [Error Code: -0001]". Is anyone else getting this? I had previously removed my Realtek and Intel HD drivers (since even the graphics installer installs an audio driver), then reinstalled Intel followed by 7889. I have an older build 7885 that installs correctly, but I'm still getting the issue I described in post #942 (lower than normal volumes, and audio only working sporadically and only in some applications). Linux is my main OS, I only use Windows to play games for the most part, but I would rather avoid a reinstall. I don't get audio issues in Fedora and my volume is extremely loud.
Edit: When audio isn't working in a particular application, I also don't hear anything when wearing headphones. Volume is always at 100% for Windows and applications.
@DooGie: I haven't used a 32 bit Windows OS since I stopped using Vista a long time ago. But yes, I do have x64 and the install still failed.
Edit: OK, so I figured out why some of my DOS games don't have sound. I had to manually configure them in DOSBox/D-Fend Reloaded. Now audio works. But what I still can't figure out is why sound is only working intermittently in some other (Windows, not DOS) games.
Last edited by AnonVendetta; 27 Jul 2016 at 01:51.