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Old June 27th 08, 08:42 AM posted to
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Default 5.1 speakers on laptop (toshiba satellite x200) reading as ste

Try uninstalling the driver then reinstalling it.

"Dave" wrote in message
I am using desktop to configure. Under audio channels, all I have is
listed. I am not using any of the speaker jacks. Any info would be

"Bender" wrote:

What configurations do you have as being available?
Are you using Vista's control panel to configure your sound device?
The specs on that laptop says there are 5 stereo speakers and one sub
woofer, so the 5.1 should be available.

My 5 year old desktop computer, using a SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
device and running Vista Ultimate, has listed in the "Audio channels:"
Mono, Stereo, Quadraphonic and 5.1 Surround.
I only have one stereo jack plugged into one of the three available
so currently I am set to Stereo.
One of the other jacks has a microphone plugged into it. Although I
tested 4 or 6 speakers in Vista, it worked fine in Windows XP.

"Dave" wrote in message
I have subject laptop but the speakers properties have only stereo
listed for config in control panel. laptop has 4 x harmon kardon
with bass, listed as 5.1 speakers under specs. Just loaded latest
(realtek) from toshiba canada website but still no list of 5.1 speakers
config. Any suggestions on how to get the speakers listed as 5.1 or
misunderstand the specs ? Any help would be appreciated. System has
Vista Ultimate, 1.8 ghz core 2 duo, 2gb of ram, video card is nvidia
gt, 512 mb vram. Thanks