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I have a rather peculiar problem with sound. Recently, I re-installed Windows 7 on my PC and sound isn't working since then.

Upon clicking on the Volume icon in the taskbar, I notice that the audio device in use is "Digital Audio (HDMI) (High Definition Audio Device)". When I click on it to go to its Properties window, under "Jack Information" it displays "HDMI Digital Jack". Therein lies the source of the problem.

I do not have an HDMI Digital Jack installed. My speakers are connected via a standard 3.5mm audio jack. The speakers work fine, by the way, as I've tested them with an MP3 player.

There is only one playback device listed under Control Panel > Sounds - "Digital Audio (HDMI)". Right-clicking and selecting "Show disabled devices" and "Show disconnected devices" produces no other results.

I tried re-installing the audio drivers (Uninstalled the sound controller from Device Manager, and installed driver package from Realtek) but to no avail. The sound controller still doesn't list as "Realtek HD Audio" or something similar (as I believe was the case prior to the Windows re-install).

My motherboard has an onboard sound card. Nothing fancy there.

How do I get the analog sound working again?

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Are you using windows default audio drivers? Get the specific ones from you MoBo manufacturer's website and try those. – tumchaaditya May 29 '12 at 6:53
First, I was. Then I uninstalled them and installed the ones from Realtek, as I've mentioned. The sound is still not working. Also, prior to the Windows re-install, the default drivers worked fine. – Rajat Arora May 29 '12 at 13:50

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