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To fix the issue you need to disable Exclusive mode by following these steps: Navigate to Advanced tab and in Exclusive Mode section disable Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device. Now click on Apply and OK to save changes. After Alienware Conexant Series the Exclusive Mode the issue should be resolved completely. Solution 7 — Use a Sound Troubleshooter According to users, you can fix Failed to play sound test tone error message simply by running a troubleshooter.


Sometimes there Alienware Conexant Series be a glitch with your audio configuration that can cause this issue to appear. However, you can usually fix this problem automatically by running Sound Troubleshooter.

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To do that, follow these steps: In the menu on the left select Troubleshoot. Now in the right pane select Playing Audio and click on Run the troubleshooter.

Troubleshooter will now start. Wait while the troubleshooter fixes the problem. You can also run Sound Troubleshooter by doing the following: Choose Control Panel from the list.

Now click on Troubleshooting. Select View all from the menu on the left.

Now click on Playing Audio. Alienware Conexant Series Audio troubleshooter will now open. Click on Next to start it. Once the troubleshooter is finished the problem should be resolved Alienware Conexant Series your audio will start working. Both methods from above will perform the same troubleshooter, so feel free to use any of them. How to add a sound equalizer for Windows 10 Solution 8 — Disable audio effects Many sound cards come with a dedicated software that offers various audio effects. Although these effects can sometimes improve your audio quality, they can often cause various problems to appear.

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To Alienware Conexant Series that, simply open your audio configuration software, locate the Effects section and disable them all. After disabling all effects, check if the problem still appears. Solution 9 — Remove recently installed updates According to users, Failed to play sound test tone error message can appear due to certain Windows updates. Sometimes an update can have certain bugs and Alienware Conexant Series this problem to appear.

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To fix the issue, you need to find and remove the problematic update. To do that, you need to follow these steps: Click on Update history.


List of updates will now appear. Eventually, Alienware Conexant Series pressed Esc to end alsamixer and save my changes. After these steps, I could use arecord -f cd out. I too had a problem with mic not working with playback OK, and it turned out that probably due to model mismatch in snd-hda-intel options the capture volume controls were mislabeled and the slider that was responsible for the microphone was the one with "Digital" caption. To enable the microphone, I had to select "Mic" and not "Front mic" in the option tab as first capture device.

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View All Gaming; Alienware Gaming PCs. Set it to generic driver and problem persists. Hello.


If you were using the Windows native audio driver but still saw a Conexant SmartAudio.

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