Try going to Control Panel/Programs and Features and uninstalling the
Realtek software. You might also go to device manager and uninstall the
Realtek sound device driver there as well.
Reboot. Vista will install a generic HD audio driver.
Then go to the Realtek site: http://www.realtek.com.tw/
and download the latest HD Audio drivers. As I type this, current Vista
version is 1.53 released Dec-11-06. Realtek has been amazingly good at
keeping up wit Vista all through the beta cycle and these drivers are now
MS-certified (from a press release: "Realtek Receives the Windows Vista
Premium Logo Award for its High-Definition Audio Driver."
Their server, in Taiwan, runs on a Apple IIe (which is to say it is a tad
slow sometimes) but that is my only complaint about their support for Vista.
There are MUCH bigger companies not doing nearly as good a job.
"Mika Varshanidze" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I'm using Abit AW8D motherboard, which has realtek HD audio system
> integrated. The thing is its working on my Vista RC1 but i think there is
> an error... I have a screenshot available and attached. There is an 2
> managers on my taskbar which i think it shouldnt be that way. I
> my audio driver, restarted and installed it again but still I see those 2
> audio managers. 1 of them is not detecting my speakers at all, and second
> one's tellin me that it doesn't support Windows Vista.
> your help would be highl;y appreciated.
> Thank you