quote ChekkaaIt's been several months since I've attempted using the jacks; my last headset was a USB headset.Were they always nonfunctional, or did this happen just recently? It may have been caused by a recent Windows update or something, in which case, you might look to System Restore? I don't have much experience with it, so I'm not sure whether it would help, but it's worth a shot, I'd say.
quoteTried that, no updates available.You could try installing some new updates through Windows Update.
quoteNada. Already checked.There might be a program blocking the use/detection of your audio jacks. Try disabling some services (using msconfig.exe) and closing some programs and trying again.
quoteSound doesn't work in safe mode.I'm not sure if sound usually works or not in safe mode, but it's also something to try.
quoteThe device is enabled, but is permanently in a state of "Not plugged in."It's also possible that the device is disabled and there are multiple "headphones jacks", as detected by Windows. Assuming Windows 8 has it, right click the sound icon in the taskbar in desktop mode, and choose "Recording devices" (where I assume you checked in the first place). However, did you try right clicking inside the device list and choosing "Show Disabled Devices"? If another headphone jack shows up, try enabling it and seeing if it works.
quoteI don't have an option in the BIOS to enable or disable the jack.And a shot in the dark here, but perhaps the jack is "disabled" in the BIOS, and is only respected by Windows? I've seen OS-specific BIOS settings before, so you might want to check that.
quoteThis is something I've been considering for my Windows partition for a while. I'd gotten Win8 for free from my work, so I upgraded since I didn't have much to lose. I'm only on Windows for gaming anyway; most of my stuff is done on my Slackware partition. The only thing that concerns me is this has been a problem in Windows 7 for many people too.Failing all that, you could always go back to Windows 7. Windows 8 is widely considered to be a flop, anyway.
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