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Windows 7: Asus Xonar DX Users: Avoid build 7201

06 Jun 2009   #1
DDensity

Windows 7 RTM
 
 
Asus Xonar DX Users: Avoid build 7201

Starting with build 7201, the Asus Xonar DX drivers render the OS effectively useless. Basically after installing, you'll find your system unresponsive no matter what you do or how many times you reboot. Everything appears to start up fine until you try to launch any application.

If you're stuck in this situation after installing the Xonar drivers on 7201, my suggestion is to boot into the recovery console and use system restore to return to a point prior to installing the drivers. I tried several versions before I gave up and am going back to 7137.




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06 Jun 2009   #2
flanger216

Windows 7 (7201)
 
 
A workaround

Had the same problem, and I discovered a solution that lets you use 7201 and the Xonar drivers in relative harmony. First, open up your taskmanager and end the following processes:

hsmgr.exe
hsmgr64.exe

And voila, everything instantly works fine. Of course, you'll also want to prevent those processes from running on boot. This isn't a perfect fix, as it'll prevent 'GX2.0' from working (i.e., you'll lose EAX emulation in games).

Startup Programs - Change
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19 Jun 2009   #3
DDensity

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

Anyone know if this is fixed in newer builds? I've stuck with 7100 since I ran into the problem with 7201.
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25 Jul 2009   #4
n30n

windows 7
 
 

Would love some better solution. I have build 7600 and latest xonar drivers from asus and all went to toilet after instalation
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26 Jul 2009   #5
DDensity

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

Yup, same problem with the latest Asus DX Windows 7 beta drivers on 64-bit.
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26 Jul 2009   #6
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

There are actually a couple of ways to fix this but the easiest way is to get the patch for the Asus Xonar drivers from the "Vista" section at the Asus driver site and install it, it's right at the top of the page but you need to choose Vista as your Op system in order to see it.

You will need to uninstall the Asus Xonar sound card drivers first because IE wont work without the patch.

It's also best to "not" reboot after you install the Xonar drivers so that you can install the patch, then reboot and everything will work properly.

This problem as been here since build 7200. I came up with another fix which is to disable the "HsMgr.exe*32" file in system configuration but the patch came out like a day later and it works also.
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27 Jul 2009   #7
DDensity

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

I suspect you're talking about the first patch listed in the Audio section of the following list?

http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?model=Xonar DX&os=25&SLanguage=en-us

If so, it seems odd that a more recent Windows 7 beta driver pack doesn't contain whatever this patch is applying.
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27 Jul 2009   #8
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DDensity View Post
I suspect you're talking about the first patch listed in the Audio section of the following list?

http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?model=Xonar DX&os=25&SLanguage=en-us

If so, it seems odd that a more recent Windows 7 beta driver pack doesn't contain whatever this patch is applying.
Yes it's even odder that they do not mention the fix for Win 7 in the patch but none the less it works perfectly I can assure you. And you don't need to delate any files and it only takes about one second to install the patch.

Yes it's the patch at the top of the list on the Vista driver page.

So you see there is no reason to avoid the newer builds if you are using the Asus Xonar sound card because everything works perfectly once you install the patch.

Don't forget to tip my scale guys. This fix works perfectly I absolutely guarantee it.
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28 Jul 2009   #9
DDensity

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

Worked perfectly, thanks chev!
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29 Jul 2009   #10
n30n

windows 7
 
 

Worked for me too thanks!
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