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Windows 7: Sound Card not recognized in W7

19 May 2009   #1

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Sound Card not recognized in W7

I have an asus A8n-sli board with the Nforce4 chipset. I have creative x-fi xtreme music installed on the board and the sound works fine in XP.

The issue is that the when I try to install the drivers it keeps telling me that there is no compatible hardware installed. In device manager it shows an audio device but no available info for it. I tried the reinstall method and moving it from one slot to the other.

I am running 4 gb of ram, W7 64bit and do have the onboard audio turned off via the bios.

I have tried installing drivers for the nforce4 chipset but they will not work, Is that the issue? Are there a compatible set for this, I have tried the xp64 and vista 64 drivers but with no luck.

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21 May 2009   #2
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit

Sorry, don't have a solution ... but just to show you that you're not alone, I have an ASUS nForce 4 board too, installed Win7 64-bit, and like you, could not install my audio drivers because it said there was no card connected.

I checked with the card vendor and they said (1) I had the latest drivers and (2) the drivers should work.

I removed 64-bit, installed 32-bit (and yes, I have a 64-bit, dual-core processor), and everything worked OK. Sound card detected, drivers loaded, audo config app works fine.

So, maybe there's a more general problem with ASUS nForce 4 boards, WIn7 64-bit, and plugin sound cards.
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21 May 2009   #3
Orbital Shark


A lot of hardware vendors are still creating drivers for x64 but as it's becoming more & more mainstream you should see some big leaps in development over the next few months.

I know this doesn't solve your problem but it should give some hope that your hardware will be supported in the near future (hopefully ).
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