I just reinstalled Windows 10 (HP Envy 700-109c desktop) and I have an ASUS monitor attached When I got the install up and running, I noticed that sound is only coming out of the awful monitor speakers, not the external ones I have attached to it. When I went to the sound devices, I only saw the monitor listed and a bunch of other disabled/disconnected devices (seemingly identical).
I've tried both speakers and headphones. The tower itself has two audio jacks, one in the back and one in the front, I've tried both of those too. I've tried reinstalling the audio drivers as well, I have 3. However, upon trying to reinstall the last one, I get an error message.
I never had any issues before I reinstalled Windows 10, and I know there's nothing wrong with the speakers or headphones. Al my drivers from HP are up to date as well. Any help is appreciated.
%SystemDrive%\Windows\System32\DriverStorefolder before you reinstall Windows. It can save you a lot of time and effort afterwards!