Audio hardware/Driver problem

By evar
Feb 1, 2007
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  1. Hi everyone,
    My audio is not working. I have an asus P4PE-X mobo, P4 2.0g proc and I have dowloaded the current drivers from asus twice to no avail. When I run the Soundmax setup it fails with a "no audio driver installed" message. It tells me to reboot and retry the install. I do not have any sound software in my program list, the audio is enabled in my BIOS (onboard sound) and my device list does not show an exclamation by any audio device. In fact the only devices listed in the device manager are video related.
    When I run the hardware wiz it does not find any new hardware. I have also tried resetting the cmos and restoring to last known good, both to no avail.
    I'm at a loss here, any help would be greatly appreciated

    TYIA
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,682   +153

    What did you do to loose the sound? You may have to install a PCI sound card
  3. evar

    evar Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I'm not certain when it quit working exactly, but I changed the processor and fan and overclocked it a bit. I dont believe either of those should affect the audio, but i have had problems in the past with my video drivers having to be reinstalled periodically.
    I have also updated my BIOS since this problem has occurred.

    Any ideas?
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    It may be that your onboard sound chip has failed. If that`s the case, you will need to purchase a pci soundcard and disable the onboard sound in bios.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,682   +153

    That solution sounds good to me :)
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