I've been having this issue with Windows for about a week now which NONE of the back panel/front panel connectors (speakers, microphone) are being recognized by Realtek audio manager. The only audio input/outputs that are showing are the optical.
Troubling shooting steps I've tried (none worked):
- COMPLETELY uninstall all Realtek drivers/reinstall
- Tried using windows drivers
- Upgraded chipset driver
- sfc /scannow
- Reinstall Windows 10
I called EVGA and asked for RMA but then I booted into a Ubuntu OS and all the ports work FINE. It must be a problem with Windows 10.
Can you think of any other troubling shooting step I can try to fix this annoying issue?
Screenshot of playback devices:
Screenshot of Realtek HD Audio Manager:
After looking in Device Manager under Audio inputs and outputs, I don't see any speaker/microphone listings, only the optical crap: