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No Audio from Soundcard after latest Windows 10 (1803) update?!!

Discussion in 'Sound City' started by RipGroove, May 26, 2018.

  1. RipGroove

    Gangster

    Joined: Apr 15, 2016

    Posts: 183

    My SoundBlasterX AE-5 has stopped playing audio through my headphones after the latest Windows 10 update...

    My headphones are fine (work with other devices)
    My Soundcard is set as default device in Windows Sound
    My Soundcard drivers are up to date

    My monitor still plays audio fine (via Nvidia High definition audio) when selected in windows Sound
     
  2. T.Kay

    Gangster

    Joined: Aug 29, 2017

    Posts: 227

    This happened when I updated to the new windows, to fix it I had to reinstall windows fresh, I couldn't find any other way to fix it.
     
  3. RipGroove

    Gangster

    Joined: Apr 15, 2016

    Posts: 183

    Jesus, I'm not doing that.
     
  4. leemk

    Gangster

    Joined: Jun 29, 2007

    Posts: 462

    Had a similar problem with realtek audio , had to remove every bit of the old driver , using the uninstaller then manually removed the bits it left behind then installed the latest driver i could find.
    Just uninstalling then re-installing the driver didnt work .
     
  5. Rroff

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 13, 2006

    Posts: 57,821

    Have you tried selecting a different audio mode in the Connect software i.e. swapping from Direct HP mode to Stereo and back again?
     
  6. nicknack35

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 5, 2014

    Posts: 1,431

    Bloody hell im glad im still on Windows 7. Couldn't be doing with all this hassle lol
     
  7. Minstadave

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 8, 2004

    Posts: 23,179

    Location: Rutland

    Happens to me with my SB-Z. Reinstalling drivers fixes it.
     
  8. Rroff

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 13, 2006

    Posts: 57,821

    That is why I have any machine I actually want to use still on 7 where I can - unfortunately I've got some Windows tablets, etc. that drivers only exist for with Windows 10 and often they are a pain in the rear.
     
  9. nicknack35

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 5, 2014

    Posts: 1,431

    That is the Reason i had my PC built from overclockers back in 2015 cause i wanted windows 7 not 8 which everywhere was selling like PC world exc. I was getting the windows 10 update all the time on my machine until it had enough and stopped asking me to update lol
     
  10. LoadsaMoney

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 8, 2003

    Posts: 26,030

    Location: In a house

    Same here, all those rig hosing updates every other day so you have to re-install the thing, the boot loops, the BSOD, the driver messing, this, that and the other, they can keep it :p
     
  11. james.miller

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 17, 2003

    Posts: 16,943

    Location: Woburn Sand Dunes

    Reinstall the sound drivers. It's probably a good idea to do that after a big update anyway, along with the gpu drivers.