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    nforce audio driver headache

    hi

    i have an abit nfs7 v.2 mobo and recently installed a audigy 2 s/c which doesn't work as it buzz's in all pci slots.

    anyway, the drivers all messed up and my system crashed and it has now lost my audio drivers so i get no sounds. its the on-board one. i uninstalled all nforce drivers and re-installed them via the driver disc that came with mobo, still no joy.

    downloaded nforce 2,03 driver pack and installed that, still o joy. i now have 4.57 nforce audio driver pack but can't see how to install them, if these will actually sort the issue out. so 2 things:

    1) how do i install the drivers without an exe file?

    2) is it going to be quicker and easier to do the format and reload windoes etc which i'm thinking of doing maybe.

    someone please help, it's doing my head in

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    1) the actual driver itself is an .inf file. If you have this, you can install manually through Device Manager.

    2) yes probably

    Just to cover all the possibilities, have you made sure the Onboard audio is enabled in the BIOS?
    ...... I've wasted about 2 hours trying to figure out why i wasnt getting any sound doing that before

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    Might be a daft question but is the onboard sound enabled or disabled in bios?

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    /\ my thoughts too...

    go into BIOS (hit Delete on startup) go into Advanced or Chipset features (dunno which)

    find Audo or AC97 or similar...

    disable..

    quite out of BIOS saving the change...
    then in Windows go into Control Panel and Add Reove programs and take OUT the audio drivers (might be a PART of the nforce 2 drivers kit......tick the ones you want out or in)


    then install Audigy and Audigy drivers

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    There may also be a jumper on the board itself. On-board audio is usually switchable in the bios tho.
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    With the NF7S it'll be under integrated peripherals in bios iirc. Still the best sound I ever had on a mobo but the drivers drove me mad.

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    Jimborae...wana get married?

    If so....see you in Church next Sat at 11 am

    However we need to try to help the old boy, not pee him orrf.

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    hi

    jim/zak: my audigy card was a re-conditioned one that i havent used since buying it, 8 mths ago, so the warranty is no more. was only £30. cheers though.

    everyone else: i had checked the bios and it was all ok after my audigy card didn't work, i went back and enabled on board sound as i had previously dis abled it.

    rubbishrubbishrubbishrubbishrubbishey: i have downloaded and un zipped the drivers file to a seperate folder, but can't find were to add them under the device manager. nothing has a little wellow warning triangle next to it. what do i do mate??

    i have also uninstalled ALL nforce drivers 2 or 3 times, done a system restore to last week but nowt works. i may throw the machine out or sell it now

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    What sound/devices are listed in device manager and which nvidia audio mixer/control is installed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33
    Jimborae...wana get married?

    If so....see you in Church next Sat at 11 am

    However we need to try to help the old boy, not pee him orrf.
    If your paying I'll see you there, although I warn you I have issues (as you may have already noticed. )

    Back on topic and apologies for straying off, as kushtibari said above, has the Nforce audio chip actually been picked up in the Device Manager, i.e. can you see anything nforce related under Sound, Video & Game devices.

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    hi

    these are showing:

    audio codecs
    legacy audio codecs
    legacy video capture devices
    media control devices
    nvidia nforce audio codec interface
    nvidia nforce mcp audio processing unit dolby r
    video codecs

    the nvidia audio drivers are no longer listed nor will they insatl.

    are the legacy ones something to do with that audigy card??

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    The legacy ones are standard windows drivers for very old programs. They are always there even if you don't have a sound card installed at the moment (mines disabled as my new PSU doesn't have the -5v that the MSI platinium requires).

    These look like the nvidia drivers

    nvidia nforce audio codec interface
    nvidia nforce mcp audio processing unit dolby r

    are you sure that that is disabled within the bios (integrated devices - sound) from memory.

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    hi eek

    yep, enabled under the bios, cheeked twice.

    i'm sure there used to be nvidia audio drivers also listed if memory serves correctly.

    it's when i go to use soundstorm and click it it say no audio drivers presents, re-install

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    I've had this trouble before as well.With the Audigy soundcard you must use the instalation disk that came with the card to install the card.Then you can install the audio updates as well.Get them here..
    http://uk.europe.creative.com/support/downloads/
    This worked a treat for me.
    Make sure you have selected the audigy card as your default card.Go in to your control panel/sounds and audio devices/Then click on the Audio tab.Make sure in the Default device box it says SB Audigy Audio.Than at the bottom tick the Use only the default device box.Apply then exit.
    As for Nforce drivers.I have used Layzeh's redifened drivers with no probs for quite a while now so I'd recomend you try them.Get them here..
    http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.p...ghlight=layzeh
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrapshoT
    I've had this trouble before as well.With the Audigy soundcard you must use the instalation disk that came with the card to install the card.Then you can install the audio updates as well.Get them here..
    http://uk.europe.creative.com/support/downloads/
    This worked a treat for me.
    Make sure you have selected the audigy card as your default card.Go in to your control panel/sounds and audio devices/Then click on the Audio tab.Make sure in the Default device box it says SB Audigy Audio.Than at the bottom tick the Use only the default device box.Apply then exit.
    As for Nforce drivers.I have used Layzeh's redifened drivers with no probs for quite a while now so I'd recomend you try them.Get them here..
    http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.p...ghlight=layzeh
    hi mate

    cheers for that, but my audigy card is kanckered. its the nforce i'm having trouble with.

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