Sound Card Woes

Jul 20, 2009

I'm having problems with the on-board sound-card on my Asus P5K Pro motherboard. I have had this mobo since christmas and has always worked with XP with out ever having any problems.

Last week i installed the RC and initially all seemed to go well. I downloaded the Realtek Vista drivers from the Asus website and installed with the "recommended configuration." This seemed to work properly and i happily continued on my way. A few days ago when i turned on my PC and whacked in a CD i realized there was no sound coming out of the speakers. Upon further inspection i realized there were no sounds coming out from the pc at all. I also realized that the Realtek GUI was no longer detecting the insertion of jacks into the socket.

My board has 5.1 audio outputs so i plugged the speakers into the other outputs to no avail. I did note however that the Realtek software did detect the insertion of a jack into these outputs but refused to spit anything out of them.

I decided to uninstall the driver and try to reinstall. Upon attempting this it repeatedly failed due to "not having the correct OS." When at last it did start to install it gave me a "realtek driver failed to install" screen. This scared me......

After a day of fiddling around i magically made it work and i was back where i started (not recognizing front jack, ignoring the output of others.) So i decided to put in a old PCI card i found in the rubbish bin It's a Creative labs CT4810 i think. I found some XP drivers and attempted an install. The drivers installed but when i attempted to use that driver for the so far unknown "multimedia audio device" i couldn't find it in the list of drivers. After reading further i started to think that the card wasn't PnP. *Shreek* Can PCI cards be non-PnP?

Anyway, i'm unsure now as to the origins of the error and am left audio-less. I'm starting to think it could be a hardware error due to the failure to detect the insertion of jacks and the recent movement (i moved my desk to vacuum behind it) of the PC. The cable to the speakers was also very taught. It is still under warranty (the mobo, not the system, i built the system) so i might take it back.

Any helpz plox?

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