1.    17 Mar 2015 #1

    Audio works for Windows sounds but not for any application

    Hi there

    Never had this error before -- Audio works perfectly for Windows sounds etc - but no sound for ANY application (VLC / Winamp etc etc). Only happened today -- I haven't done anything to the system.

    Build 9926.

    Settings are correct for applications etc, drivers are OK too. Haven't a CLUE how to fix this one --- in all my years of computing I've never seen an error like this before -- Sound either works or it doesn't. On the applications Sound levels are showing sound is working but stony silence from the speakers. Same with Headphone -- no sound at all from APPS, Windows events are fine !!!.

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  2. Joined : Nov 2013
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    10 Pro Preview x64
       17 Mar 2015 #2

    You could try uninstalling your audio devices from device manager and then check for new hardware.
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  3.    17 Mar 2015 #3

    Hi there

    tried that first -- no go same problem.

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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 7,530
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       17 Mar 2015 #4

    Reset your device to default and see if that works
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  5.    17 Mar 2015 #5

    Hi there

    absolutely NOTHING.

    I re-installed an image I had of build 9879 and then did an UPDATE to 9926 which fixed it --I should have taken an image of 9926 --shows what happens when you for once DON'T have a recent backup.

    Anyway all working again --never did fibd out what was wrong though.

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  6. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,934
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       17 Mar 2015 #6

    Strange,, I have had no issues with the audio on 9926. The only thing I did was to install audio drivers to enhance the sound but it works just fine without them,.
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  7.    18 Mar 2015 #7

    Hi there

    EASIER -- just roll back the diver -- there's obviously something wrong with the VIA HD audio drivers. The Ms ones work just fine. Easier doing that than re-installing W8.1 again and doing a windows update !!!!!.

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