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5.1 surround sound wont' stay [Applied]

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u know how u open "Sounds and Audio Devices" in cp
then select [Audio] tab
then [Advanced] in the "Sound Playback" box,
then [Speakers] tab
then select "5.1 surround sound speakers"
then click on [Apply] or [OK]

and it should save ur setting? well, on mine it wont save the "5.1 surround sound speakers" setting. always goes back to the "Desktop stereo speakers" setting.

anyone know the registry entry to force the "5.1 sss" setting?

the 7.1 surround setting will "stay applied". wonderful. fabulous. and gay.

Edited by Riddick51, 24 June 2005 - 05:44 PM.

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Here is the registery key:
(Note: i have used 3 variables:
xxxx: serial number of ur current hardware profile
yyyyy: is a string which contains ur sound card's hardware name
zzzz: Some weird no. which i couldnt reconize)

HKLM\System\ControlSet002\Hardware Profiles\xxxx\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\PCI\yyyyy\zzzz\DirectSound\SpeakerType\SpeakerType

Change its value from 2(for,desktop stero speraker) to 11 (in decimal) or "b" (in hex) for 5.1

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Edited by darth_ash, 25 June 2005 - 07:03 AM.

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darth: perfect. that's what i wanted.

i found that my soundcard's software has, apparently, a random occuring bug where it won't let window's keep the "5.1 sss" setting. a guy over at pcmech.com suggested i uninstall my soundcard software and run the drivers only. then, windows would keep the "5.1 sss" setting. in fact, he was right, the soundcard software was giving windows difficulty saving the "5.1 sss" setting.

with ur registry entry, i might be able to keep my soundcard software installed, since it looks like i can force the "5.1 sss" entry in the registry now. i'm going to give that a go.

thanks again :tazz:
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