Sunday, January 26, 2014

The weirdest dual boot problem ever ! booting to Ubuntu causes audio problem on Windows!

For the past few months I have been cursing myself for installing windows 8.1 (don't judge me, I had to install it to try out the new Visual Studio which apparently works only with windows 8)

I had lots of driver issues with windows 8, pretty much everything stopped working, wifi, Audio,keyboard (yes I had to use virtual keyboard to do anything) which is ... not surprising for me, that's pretty much what we expect from a windows but one problem surprised me the most !!!

The Audio jack for headphone on my realtek audio card would stop working randomly, and I kept doing what Microsoft support and Toshiba support said, (same old things we have been doing since windows 95, going to device manager and uninstalling the driver and installing it again, and if didn't work go to safe mode and do same thing)

None of those solutions solved my problem, till today I found out the reason !!! I noticed anytime I boot to Ubuntu and then restart to windows 8, the audio doesn't work,which is REALLY weird, cause they are the two different partitions, how could they possibility cause error on each other ?

The solution to my problem was pretty primitive too, I had to unplug my computer from the power for 1 minute and then restart back to windows 8.1 to have any audio,  I am still trying to figure out what is exactly going on with this weird problem, but my guesses are, the Audiocard has some flags on it which can be set, and it wont be cleared unless you shut down the computer and unplug it from the power !
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