1. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 22
    Windows 10
       03 Sep 2016 #1

    Taskbar stops responding whenever I plug in headphones.


    Hi guys, I am using Windows 10 Home Edition Single Language. I downloaded it via the download for users who use accessibility tools though I use none but that was the only one I could find.
    Its the same as the normal download.

    So I noticed this problem recently. Whenever I plug in or plug out the 3.5 mm jack the taskbar as well as the function keys for volume change brightness etc stop responding. After about 5 minutes the taskbar immediately shows the jack plugged in notification and everything returns to normal.

    Although unrelated I think the laptop is taking more than longer time to boot too.

    Thanks in advance.
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  2. Joined : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 3,076
    EL Capitan
       03 Sep 2016 #2

    Reinstall the sound driver and run sfc /scannow. If you did an inplace upgrade, doing a clean install usually fixes these kind of problems.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 395
    Windows 10 Pro x64 1607
       03 Sep 2016 #3

    When you install Windows 10 from a burned DVD, you can only install and activate the version of Windows allowed on your product key or digital license, Which is Windows 10 Single Language. The single language usually means that it was pre-installed. It's the same as the Normal Windows 10, only one language allowed, but the rest is the same.

    If you would like Windows 10 Home or Pro, you will need to buy a product key.

    Now, as for the taskbar freezing plugging in headphones, I had this issue when I upgraded my system from 1511 to 1607, although I had a number of issues after the upgrade. SFC didn't find integrity violations, but I had profile issues and driver issues, as I was also having some bsods after the Anniversary Update.

    Uninstall and reinstall the sound drivers, and, possibly create another user account to test this issue. Also, turn fast startup off. Then go to an elevated command prompt, type chkdsk C: /f

    Since fast startup is off, do a full shutdown of the system, reboot and allow Windows to do the hard disk scan.

    After reboot, hopefully some issues are fixed.

    Worst case scenario, I had to do a clean install of the Anniversary update. You may need to do the same.
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  4. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 22
    Windows 10
       03 Sep 2016 #4

    lmaneke said: View Post
    When you install Windows 10 from a burned DVD, you can only install and activate the version of Windows allowed on your product key or digital license, Which is Windows 10 Single Language. The single language usually means that it was pre-installed. It's the same as the Normal Windows 10, only one language allowed, but the rest is the same.

    If you would like Windows 10 Home or Pro, you will need to buy a product key.

    Now, as for the taskbar freezing plugging in headphones, I had this issue when I upgraded my system from 1511 to 1607, although I had a number of issues after the upgrade. SFC didn't find integrity violations, but I had profile issues and driver issues, as I was also having some bsods after the Anniversary Update.

    Uninstall and reinstall the sound drivers, and, possibly create another user account to test this issue. Also, turn fast startup off. Then go to an elevated command prompt, type chkdsk C: /f

    Since fast startup is off, do a full shutdown of the system, reboot and allow Windows to do the hard disk scan.

    After reboot, hopefully some issues are fixed.

    Worst case scenario, I had to do a clean install of the Anniversary update. You may need to do the same.
    I ran SFC in cmd, no violations were found there. Then I uninstalled the Realtek HD Audio driver and the issue went away so I redownloaded it and installed it again but the issue came back. Can I safely assume that its the driver causing the issue?
    If yes what should I do now as I have no sound after uninstall.
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  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 395
    Windows 10 Pro x64 1607
       03 Sep 2016 #5

    Did you try creating a new user account? Create a new user account, and then reinstall the driver.

    No driver, no sound, and I know that would suck to have no sound.

    I highly doubt it's the sound driver causing the issue, as I had this same issue on my desktop. Did you upgrade from 1511 to 1607? If so, you are more than likely one of few who had issues with the Windows 10 update, and a clean install was the only way all of my issues were resolved.

    If your laptop came preinstalled with Windows 10 Home Single Language version 1511, I'll be honest, I've had nothing but issues with pre-installed systems, as manufacturers install their junk software and sometimes do funny things with Windows Partitions, which at times, making upgraded difficult.

    I remember when I bought an Acer laptop a few years back that had Windows Vista installed. I bought Windows 7 and did an upgrade, and that was an absolute nightmare, as a bunch of the preloaded software did not work, and drivers didn't work at all, making the system a total loss. Lucky I had no important data on the computer, and I wiped the system and done a clean install of Windows 7, which ran perfect.

    If your problem still persists, post again and I, or someone else will do our best to assist you.
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  6. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 22
    Windows 10
       04 Sep 2016 #6

    lmaneke said: View Post
    Did you try creating a new user account? Create a new user account, and then reinstall the driver.

    No driver, no sound, and I know that would suck to have no sound.

    I highly doubt it's the sound driver causing the issue, as I had this same issue on my desktop. Did you upgrade from 1511 to 1607? If so, you are more than likely one of few who had issues with the Windows 10 update, and a clean install was the only way all of my issues were resolved.

    If your laptop came preinstalled with Windows 10 Home Single Language version 1511, I'll be honest, I've had nothing but issues with pre-installed systems, as manufacturers install their junk software and sometimes do funny things with Windows Partitions, which at times, making upgraded difficult.

    I remember when I bought an Acer laptop a few years back that had Windows Vista installed. I bought Windows 7 and did an upgrade, and that was an absolute nightmare, as a bunch of the preloaded software did not work, and drivers didn't work at all, making the system a total loss. Lucky I had no important data on the computer, and I wiped the system and done a clean install of Windows 7, which ran perfect.

    If your problem still persists, post again and I, or someone else will do our best to assist you.
    I don't know about the update but yes Windows Update did update something

    No, this laptop came preinstalled with Windows 8.1 I did the update and then did a factory reset and had to update again using the update for users with accessibility apps because that was the only one available now.

    I'll try creating a user account in a day or two and update you.

    Doing a clean install would be my last resort. Would the option to reset windows which is present within windows 10 qualify as a clean install?
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  7. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 22
    Windows 10
       04 Sep 2016 #7

    Creating a new user account worked. Problem Solved.
    Thanks a lot all of you.
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