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"windows was unable to play the test tone" dolby digital vista not working suddenly.. RRS feed

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    I'm running vista x86 with version 6213 of the realtek apo driver for the built in realtek sound card on this motherboard (p5n32-sli SE deluxe)..

    I had installed the klite mega codec pack at one point.. as well as version 7.3x of PowerDVD.. all was well in the realm of dolby digital (via coax) and Vista.. i could goto the sounds section of control panel and click on the dolby digital check box and do a test.. my receiver showed Dolby Digital.. I also could select spdif in PowerDVD and get dolby digital working fine there as well..

    Now suddenly, i cant get it to work.. its gone from powerdvd and if i do the test tones section in control panel i get:

    "windows was unable to play the test tone"

    The only thought i have, is that coax/dolby digital broke after installing SP1 ? Though i'm not positve.

    I'm at a loss.. i've tried removing the 6213 driver completely and reinstalling.. i've tried other versions of the driver.. i've also tried reinstalling the codec pack..

    I'm not sure if this error message is related to the driver or a codec issue?

    One thing i did notice.. if i switched user accounts.. logged in.. for a split second the test actually worked.. then suddenly it stopped, perhaps after loading things.. I tried killing every task in taskman that i thought could be causing an issue, but nothing fixed it..

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks
    Thursday, March 20, 2008 2:38 PM

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  •  Dereklaw wrote:

    I am having the same issue. Cant seem to resolve it. Anyone able to assist. I have found a few articles online, but none of them have worked.

     

    I found the source of the problem.. this is very odd..

    i have a quickcam fusion, which i just recently added.. the quickcam.exe (quick cam ribbon software) was causing the dolby to not work..

    i have no idea why.. but disabling this on startup/not using it, seems to be the trick.
    Friday, March 21, 2008 10:39 PM

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  • I am having the same issue. Cant seem to resolve it. Anyone able to assist. I have found a few articles online, but none of them have worked.

    Friday, March 21, 2008 10:36 PM
  •  Dereklaw wrote:

    I am having the same issue. Cant seem to resolve it. Anyone able to assist. I have found a few articles online, but none of them have worked.

     

    I found the source of the problem.. this is very odd..

    i have a quickcam fusion, which i just recently added.. the quickcam.exe (quick cam ribbon software) was causing the dolby to not work..

    i have no idea why.. but disabling this on startup/not using it, seems to be the trick.
    Friday, March 21, 2008 10:39 PM