Audio :: IDT Audio CODEC Preventing Windows 8.1 Pro From Sleeping

Feb 11, 2014

I've been trying to configure my brand new hp PC with Windows 8.1 pro to auto-sleep but I have been unable to do so. If it hit the power button or select sleep from the menu it will sleep, however.

I ran powercfg/energy and it appears from the report that this is the issue:

System Availability Requests:System Required Request

The device or driver has made a request to prevent the system from automatically entering sleep.

Requesting Driver Instance HDAUDIOFUNC_01&VEN_111D&DEV_76E0&SUBSYS_103C2B04&REV_10014&3288eeae&0&0001 Requesting Driver Device IDT High Definition Audio CODEC

Why audio codec would prevent sleep? Is there anything I can do?

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Audio :: Windows 8.1 Audio Service Not Running (Error 1068 / 1058?)

Jan 1, 2014

OS: Windows 8.1 Pro
Processor: AMD FX-1400 Quad Core
RAM: 8.00 GB
Storage: 1.73 TB of 1.81 TB available
System Type: 64-bit Operating System, x64 based processor

A while ago, my PC was having some lag issues that made the computer practically unusable. I found out in msconfig that I had almost all services running. I disabled many of the services, and I made sure not disable the necessary ones (i.e, Windows Audio.) I restarted my computer and there was a red circle with a white "X" over the audio icon. I clicked on the icon. A window named "Playing Audio" opened. On the window was a bar similar to the one shown while loading/downloading something. Above the bar said "Detecting Problems" and then "Scanning for hardware changes...". This went on for about 10 seconds. After this, the window changed. At the top in blue was "Troubleshooting has completed". Under that was "The troubleshooter made some changes to your system. Try attempting the task you were trying to do before." In the center of the window was "Problems found-Hardware changes might not have been detected".

In the search bar, I typed "Manage audio devices". When I opened it up, the window told me that there were no audio devices installed. I have checked in Device management under "sound, video and game controllers" That I have sound drivers installed (AMD High Definition Audio Device & High Definition Audio Device.) I have tried multiple times to uninstall/reinstall the drivers to no avail.

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Perhaps usefull info:
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Last night I restarted my computer and for some reason when I booted it back up I was not able to use my headsets sound. I went through the settings disabling audio drivers and nothing worked, I also tried to change the default audio device but that wouldn't work either. For some reason I can't change any audio settings when i press OK and open back up the windows the settings are the same.

The thing that puzzles me that everything was working fine until I restarted my computer. I am also confused why windows won't let me change my default audio device under the playback devices menu.

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However, with the updated version of this driver I had the same issue I got with the original one only much much worse. The original Realtek HD Audio Driver that I had on my computer made music and videos sound absolutely awful when headphones were plugged in. I found out that this is because the driver automatically puts on so-called "enhancements" whenever headphones are plugged in. This was a very simple fix, simply go to "Sound", then under "Playback" you click on "Speakers", then go to "Enhancements" and check the box labeled "Disable all sound effects." Then sound through headphones would return to normal.

Well, with the Window 8.1 version of this audio driver, I can do the same thing, but it never stays that way. Every time I plug in my headphones, it resets back to having enhancements. The strange thing though is that it says the enhancements are disabled but when I reactivate the enhancements(No difference in sound quality) then deactivate it again, suddenly the sound through my headphones is back to normal.

Did the audio driver not install properly? Is there something I can do to permanently disable the audio enhancements?

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Jan 9, 2014

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I have a strange problem that has not always been there but just recently if I don't have any sounds for about 5 minutes the HDMI audio seems to go into some sort of suspended mode and when I click on (generate) a sound (either system or music etc) it takes about 30 seconds for the sound to actually appear (manifest itself) through the Samsung TV speakers.

At first I thought it might be some conflict with the Realtek HD audio so I have disabled this (mobo built-in sound) in the BIOS and uninstalled the realtek drivers. This did not work.

I then thought it was probably an update to the Sound drivers or the graphics drivers for the ATI / AMD Sound card. I have installed the latest catalyst drivers and this did not work. I then fully uninstalled the catalyst drivers including the HDMI Audio and installed an earlier version 9.2.00 from 2012. This did not work either.

The only Playback Audio Device I have in the Sound settings is Digital Audio (HDMI) and I have tried disbling all audio enhancements. This did not work.

Please note that this happens even if I am using the computer (i.e. the screen can be on all of the time and it still happens after a few minutes).

Other things I have tried:

Power Config - disabled Link State Power Management for the PCIe card

One think I have observed (and I am not sure if this is a symptom or a cause) - The "Windows Audio Device Graph Isolation" process uses about 3-4% CPU while the 30 seconds or so elapses between the sound being invoked and it playing through the speakers. the rest of the sstem is relatively in idle. I can reproduce this by clicking on the sound and adjusting the volume a tad. It is meant to make an immediate "bing" sound to show the sound level is clicked or changed.

If I wait the 30 seconds then the sound eventually comes and then if I click on it again (or do other sound related things) then the sounds are instantaneous. Its only of I leave it 5 minutes or so with no sound activity. If I wait, say, 2 minutes the sound is instant too so long as their has been a sound event in the prior 5 minutes or so.

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When this happens, NT Kernel & System shoots up in task manager and uses more CPU than the browser. This by the way happens in every browser, IE, Chrome or Firefox.

It doesn't happen when playing music in iTunes or watching videos from my hard drive.

That being said I'm not posting about a buffering type stutter, I am aware of that and this is not it. This is like basically suddenly the computer has a big spike in memory or cpu usage and the video/sound clip stutters for a sec. But it happens often enough to be very annoying. In a 15 min YouTube clip it happened 10 times.

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I am using Windows Pro 64 Bit, and I have latest Realtek Driver, I have tried High Definition Audio but again no solution.

I have read that if I choose "Separate all input jacks as independent input devices" from Realtek Audio Manager's Advanced Settings, I am sure the problem will be solved, but I do not have Advanced Settings.

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Open Device Manager. (Right-click on the Start button and choose Device Manager).

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Still in Device Manager, click on Action>Scan for new Hardware.

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Navigate to d:driversaudio.

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I just bought a new pc and received it today, and i plugged my headset in to check if i hear audio from both speakers and headset but its not working. When i plug my headset in i only hear audio from my headset and not the speakers. Ive been googling and found something about it but with the newest realtek hd audio i dont have the Playback Device there, only the Recording Device. In this picture it has both the playback and recording device.

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Video comes up fine. In "Playback Devices" (with both "Show Disabled" and "Show Disconnected" devices checked), Digital Audio is greyed out and unable to be selected as a default device - simply says "Not plugged in".

I've tried updating various drivers, but to no avail.

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i done have a dedicated sound card yet but until i do i need to be able to sort out and adjust audio for things like youtube/twitch/and spotify

is there a really good free graphic equaliser available to download or even a paid one . i dont know why but i swear my audio was better on windows 7 .

i also have a xfi mb built into my motherboard i believe as it used to work on windows 7 but since i changed operating systems it has obviously gone . where can i download the x-fi mb programme for windows 8.1 ? it is the basic version with just a control panel and built in equaliser

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I recently upgraded from W7 to Windows 8, and now my HDMI audio is acting up.

I have only ever used my Samsung TV as a monitor. When switching from headset to tv audio I used to click the sound icon and select "set as default"

Now I CANNOT select "digital audio (HDMI)" from playback devices, as it is grayed out, and says "not plugged in"

Strangest part is that if I restart my computer, it works just fine, and then somewhere from 30 minutes to 2h it suddenly stops working. It doesn't seem to matter what I am doing, watching a movie on VLC, netflix, or even just working on a speadsheet.

Also noteworthy: girlfriend has exactly the same computer, same problem!

I've tried updating/(un)installing the latest drivers from AMD, and Realtek, as well as re-installing windows.

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