OnBoard A7N8X-Deluxe nForce2 audio component issue

By McBob
Mar 24, 2007
  1. hey im kinda new, but more importantly ive got a problem i think i kno how to
    solve, but im not so sure im capable,

    You see my nForce2 audio card was working fine just 2days ago, i loged on started playing music and half way through the song it just stopped and said
    that the device was unavailable, naturally i was like WTF but then i figured i
    should just reinstall the drivers, (because i checked the the default installation
    mixer for the nForce2 component and it said the same thing) so i did, but the same thing happend and i was still like WTF, i browsed around on my other
    hunk a junk DEBIAN linux based comp and found a few bugs, so i tossed old
    drivers and redownloaded some more recent ones and now the media plays fine
    and the mixer as well but theres no sound, so it appealed to me to check the
    audio device in control panel and it was set to NOTHING, once again im like
    WTF, so i tryed setting it to random sound devices listed under the addhardware
    and it still didnt work.

    Bottom line, i dont think my onboard audio is being reckognized by windows
    and im not sure what to do about it, becuase i tossed the old mb drivers
    because they didnt work, can any1 help, because i really dont feel like rewriting
    the awdflash of the mb with DEBIAN linux to be compatible with homebrew
    drivers, i like programming but not that much!

    please help!!!!!
  2. McBob

    McBob TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i found the solution

    well instead of reprograming the bios to boot up the drivers with system start up, ive found a solution, iv found a way to fix the sound problem by, going to add hardware and installing a "RANDOM" audio component from the list, then just
    check your audio devices to make sure 1 is being used "this is tweak and will
    need to be done evry time u logon or reconfigure sound settings"
    As you guessed it thats the down side, but hey it works i also found a great site
    to redownload the drivers from: http://www.majorgeeks.com/nForce_Audio_Driver_Intel_d4455.html
    just clik the sit under the authors section to go to official download site,
    (for those with the same problem)

    Questions and more Email to
  3. smaurer69

    smaurer69 TS Rookie

    I have the same motherboard and in the past everytime I updated the onboard audio drive via MS update site the audio wouldn't work. So I just used the original driver from the cd that came with the board. This worked fine until I installed GRAW. The game would install but wouldn't start up. After much web research I found out that the game had a problem with the audio driver. So I went ahead and loaded up the most recent driver from MS and go figure it worked. The game works and so does the sound. Don't know if I have any solution for you here just know that the onboard audio with this board has always been buggy for me. Only thing I can think of is to go get you a cheap audio card and use that instead.
  4. McBob

    McBob TS Rookie Topic Starter


    i c, so thats y i cant run GRAW either, lol
    i thought my video card wasnt being supported or something, and as for the
    MS drivers i got em too, but my onbaord sound device wasnt being detected,
    but as i said in the earlier post i found a quik-fix for it.
    Thx for ur reply
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