1.    02 Oct 2015 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro

    Audio devices in Device Manager, but not in Playback Devices

    Hello everyone,

    Laptop Samsung NP300V5A. Sound stops working about a month after Win 10 upgrade. No changes done at the time.

    Audio devices show up under Device Manager, but not under Playback/Recording Devices. Same for Realtek Sound Manager - it doesn't see the devices. I can install, delete and update drivers under Device manager but it doesn't make any difference. It is not a physical problem, tested on Linux live CD.

    Solutions tried:
    -Installing various versions of HD Realtek Drivers (including windows update version)
    -Installing/Removing Realtek software.
    -Enabling/Disabling devices under Device Manager
    -Called spirits of ancestors. Seemed like it worked for a while, but ended up being a joke.
    -Did system restore to various dates.
    -Restarted in safe mode
    -Restarted various services such as Windows Audio, Windows Audio Endpoint Builder, Plug'n'Pray, Power, etc.
    -Checked system, application and driver even logs.
    -Tried a couple of registry fixes. Angered spirits of ancestors. Turning gray..
    -Reinstalled chipset drivers
    -Rebooted about 30 times
    -Sound Device Troubleshooting finds no issues
    -Display Disabled Devices is enabled

    I've been looking for a solution to this issue for about a week with no result.
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  2.    02 Oct 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Posts : 1,198
    Win 10

    By what you have done, it suggests a Windows/sound corruption. Probably going to take a Windows reinstall. Sorry.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


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