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No sound on Windows 8 Developer Preview

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  • I'm using the onboard audio from a Gigabyte P31-DS3L (rev 1.1) and I've got no sound. I've tried the drivers from the motherboard's DVD and the ones from the official Gigabyte site (the ones for Windows 7, 32bit) and it doesn't detect the sound card at all. Is there a fix for this problem? Any drivers?

    Friday, November 18, 2011 7:21 PM

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  • If the drivers don't work, try installing them in compatibility mode.

    Troubleshoot Compatibility

    This can help with some (but not all) programs/drivers:
    1) Uninstall the program if it's already installed. Then when you install/reinstall it instead of double clicking on the install file right click it and select "Troubleshoot Compatibility"
    2) Then click "Try Recommended Settings" and in the next windows click "Start the Program" to install it.
    3) After it installs see if it works correctly. Please note - some programs may not be able to run in Windows 8.




    Since Windows 8 has not been released yet not all drivers are going to work with it. Some drivers are very specific about the operating system version, so you might have to wait until they release Windows 8 drivers (if they make them for your model).
     
    • Marked as answer by Marius0604 Wednesday, November 23, 2011 7:36 PM
    Friday, November 18, 2011 8:51 PM

All replies

  • If the drivers don't work, try installing them in compatibility mode.

    Troubleshoot Compatibility

    This can help with some (but not all) programs/drivers:
    1) Uninstall the program if it's already installed. Then when you install/reinstall it instead of double clicking on the install file right click it and select "Troubleshoot Compatibility"
    2) Then click "Try Recommended Settings" and in the next windows click "Start the Program" to install it.
    3) After it installs see if it works correctly. Please note - some programs may not be able to run in Windows 8.




    Since Windows 8 has not been released yet not all drivers are going to work with it. Some drivers are very specific about the operating system version, so you might have to wait until they release Windows 8 drivers (if they make them for your model).
     
    • Marked as answer by Marius0604 Wednesday, November 23, 2011 7:36 PM
    Friday, November 18, 2011 8:51 PM
  • My MSI-7368 mobo has Realtek ALC888 Audio and no problem with Windows 8 8102 drivers... auto installed.  So its not the Audio Card it might the mobo.

     

    Saturday, November 19, 2011 12:12 AM
  • Try update Windows and latest driver that are avaliable for Windows 7, for compatiblity issues in Windows 8, take a look at:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/troubleshoot-compatibility-issues-in-windows-8-developer-preview.aspx

    Saturday, November 19, 2011 10:38 AM
  • Thanks for the reply. When I tried "Try Recommended Settings" , it switched to compatibility for Windows XP, so I set it to Windows 7 and Windows Vista with no result. The audio manager starts, it shows all plugged jacks, but there is no audio service.
    Saturday, November 19, 2011 2:01 PM
  • Thanks for the reply. I've tried using the Realtek drivers, and it ended up with the same result: no audio service even when using compatibility mode on 7/Vista

    Saturday, November 19, 2011 2:02 PM
  • Thanks for the answer. For me, the drivers didn't install automatically and when i tried uninstalling them and searching drivers using the Device Manager, it would say that the drivers are up to date or don't exist at all

    Saturday, November 19, 2011 2:04 PM
  • Thanks for the answer. Those solutions didn't work, so I sent Realtek an e-mail; I hope they'll find a solution soon.

    Saturday, November 19, 2011 2:06 PM
  • The replies posted by me a few minutes back were meant for all the others' replies, but the forum seems to have moved them all down instead of under the original reply


    • Edited by Marius0604 Saturday, November 19, 2011 2:09 PM
    Saturday, November 19, 2011 2:09 PM
  • Problem fixed... it seems that the 32bit version had problems with the audio; with the 64bit, it works perfectly
    Wednesday, November 23, 2011 7:34 PM