Need help with Realtek HD audio codecs driver for 64-bit Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Morten Lande, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. Morten Lande

    Morten Lande Guest

    I have downloaded the drivers from and innstalled them.
    But I still get a redcross on the taskbar over the volumecontrol icon.

    Anyone who can help me?
    Morten Lande, Jun 10, 2006
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  2. Morten Lande

    tomhyde2 Guest

    Re-download the realtek "Vista Beta driver"
    I had to do it a couple times also, don't know why.
    tomhyde2, Jun 10, 2006
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  3. Morten Lande

    emir50 Guest

    I'm experiencing the same issue! When the driver (ALC880 right?) install
    correctly, i can't hear any sound. I think this is a real compatibility

    tomhyde2 > wow you're lucky, man!
    emir50, Jun 11, 2006
  4. Morten Lande

    tomhyde2 Guest

    download beta driver from Realtek and install it
    1. Start
    2. control panel
    3. audio devices and sound themes
    4. double clixk on Realtek
    5. select Properties
    6. unselect Realtek Digital output
    7. apply
    8. listen to the music

    hope it works for you
    tomhyde2, Jun 12, 2006
  5. Try control panel, system, device manager, sound video, game controllers,
    find your audio device and right click do update driver software... not sure
    if it will work but it was what did for me.
    wtfwasithinking, Jun 28, 2006
  6. Morten Lande

    Tony Guest

    Ok, I had been having the same problems as it seems everyone else did. I
    tried multiple drivers from, (Ac'97 and HD drivers) but I also had
    the red cross over the icon. If I double clicked it, a box told me there were
    no devices installed, but if I check the properties, the audio stuff was

    One interesting side note before I give the solution that finally worked. If
    the computer went into sleep mode, the sound would work when I woke it up
    (and green sound lines appeared instead of the red X).

    It works now, and there are only two things that I did. I uninstalled the
    EZtrust antivirus (not sure if this affects it or not). Then I uninstalled
    the driver for the sound from device manager. When I restarted the computer
    Vista recognized the sound device and found a driver somewhere (don't know
    where) that works now.

    I hope this helps.
    Tony, Jul 2, 2006
  7. I have very similar problem (but not exactly same as your case) with my
    ALC880 HDA audio device with Vista x64 beta 5384 and Realtek Vista beta
    driver dated 2006/6/30. This latest driver looks successfully installed and
    ALC880 Audio Output is submitting some sound signal. I noticed this behavior
    by the green bar animation in the Speakers icon in the High Definition Audio
    Device property screen. This screen is available through sound icon in CP.
    However I cannot hear any sound from speakers.
    I am suspecting this is because I cannot have speakers cable plugged into
    correct ALC880 output terminals (one out of four, i.e. Front, Rear,
    Surround, Center + Subwoofer) Usually this plug assignment is programmable
    in HDA but in case of x64 Realtek ALC880 driver won't allow this plug
    assignment possible. I'm sure this is true because the Plugged Into of my
    Speakers property tells it is connected to Center + Subwoofer, which is not
    what I intended. This assignment could not be corrected even when I change
    the speakers plugged location physically. In case of Vista x86 beta 5384 the
    same Realtek ALC880 driver (which is valid for both x86 and x64) this plug
    allocation is programmable and you can easily allocate which plug will
    correspond to Front or others. So you can listen HDA quality sound through
    ALC880 under Vista.
    Mikio Kanemaki, Jul 11, 2006
  8. Well this is self updates to my previous posting.
    I have set the speaker cable to the predefined front output on the mother
    board and tried again installing the Realtek Vista beta driver.
    Then everything went perfect. When I opened Speakers property (which is
    available through CP>Sound>Audio Devices>Speakers) I noticed "Plugged Into"
    tells it is connected as FL FR (Front Left and Front Right) This is what I
    intended and my ALC880 generates correct sound signal to my front speakers.
    If I had 7.1 speakers I believe I could enjoy full surround sounds,
    Front(2), Rear(2), Surround(2), Center(1) and Subwoofer(.1)
    Mikio Kanemaki, Jul 12, 2006
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