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rear input audio NOT showing in sound devices

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Hey guys. I just finally finished reformatting my computer. Before the reformat I was able to switch between USB sound devices and rear input devices (instead of the USB it used the green and pink audio inputs for mics and speakers). Now all I see in my sound device listing are USB device and HDMI device ports. I don't see any rear input option. I suspected it was a problem with my drivers. So I fiddled around in my device manager for a bit and tried uninstalling and reinstalled my IDT high definition codec drivers, then restarted my computer. Nothing seems to have changed. I also tried right clicking the IDT high def codec in my device manager and selected "check for updates." When I try to select the "search online for drivers" option it tells me ERROR "a device attached to the system is not functioning." I also tried searching for driver within my computer. At first nothing came up; it didn't find any drivers in my comp, so I tried downloading some from the internet. I guess I got a lil bit further after extracting some driver files but then I got the same ERROR msg as before, "a device attached to the system is not functioning." Anyone have any idea? Please help Sad . I will love you long time, promise!

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Here's the thing. Drivers rarely are found with that method

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You appear to be using Microsoft's known bad driver finder. This is a classic "we wish it worked" area of Windows but it never has been solid.

Get your drivers the old fashioned way from the motherboard maker.

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Eyeball the device

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I just did this so it takes time to review what you have. You need to extract the device and check the maker and the chipset on it. You will find some# and thus locate the correct driver. If not the chipset then the maker and model# to d/l it.

HOWEVER, don't fall for any "driver search/helper pgms." these tend to be problematic in one way or another even if they do the job. Once installed they nag or pester in some fashion.

You gave no clue what PC you have but looking in hand some device generally works best with a desktop build. As for laptop, then check the support website to see what was installed during build for your model# and then search as I stated above. Of course, you have Win10 now, thus be Win10 capable from the driver or so supported under Win8.x.

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