All of a sudden, my headphones stopped working with windows 8 in my laptop. Sound plays fine through built in speakers. Its not a problem with the hardware, because, I dual boot ubuntu and sound plays fine in Ubuntu.

These are the things I have tried: - Restarting and blah blah. Restarted 20 times i think, alternating windows and ubuntu. - Uninstalled and reinstalled Realtek drivers. - Troubleshooting from control panel (it says "coudnt identify problem")

What might be the problem?

  • Its not a mic, its a headphone with speakers only!!! I dont think the model matters, because it it working in ubuntu but not in windows. And it was working in windows too, before yesterday. – arnab321 Jun 2 '14 at 5:31
  • I have adjusted my answer for you. If you gave more details of your problem you may be able to get more assistance. – Jonathan Jun 3 '14 at 15:11

Some setting may be muting the headphones or the headphones volume has been set to 0. Have a look in the device settings itself and check the capture settings. Learn your way around it if you haven't already done so. I believe it would be in Winkey-x -> 'Hardware and Sound'.

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