I just reinstalled Windows on my machine, and the sound is SUPER quiet (barely audible).
Here is what I have:
- Speakers (that work and use external power)
- Asus P5S800-VM mobo (yes the AC'97 is enabled in BIOS)
- Up-to-date drivers (freshly installed; I tried reinstalling no change)
- All sounds bars are maxed out in third party software and in windows sound panels
I have googled for hours trying to find a solution to this problem. I'm pretty much desperate, having trouble working without my music haha :P