Sound Card doesn't work after Driver Update
I'm having a problem. I installed the latest 295.73 drivers and unfortunately my Nvidia Inspector Settings did not work in Mass Effect or Mass Effect 2. So decided to do a clean install back to 285.62 and then when that finished, it said I had no audio device enabled. I tried everything but for some reason..Reverting to 285.62 disabled/broke my Sound Card. I went back to 295.73...Tried 285.79 and no luck. I'm using an Asus Xonar DX sound card. I've tried reinstalling the drivers of that aswell...

Any help would be appreciated. Let me know if I need to post more details.
I'm having a problem. I installed the latest 295.73 drivers and unfortunately my Nvidia Inspector Settings did not work in Mass Effect or Mass Effect 2. So decided to do a clean install back to 285.62 and then when that finished, it said I had no audio device enabled. I tried everything but for some reason..Reverting to 285.62 disabled/broke my Sound Card. I went back to 295.73...Tried 285.79 and no luck. I'm using an Asus Xonar DX sound card. I've tried reinstalling the drivers of that aswell...



Any help would be appreciated. Let me know if I need to post more details.

#1
Posted 02/22/2012 09:55 PM   
[quote name='Enad' date='22 February 2012 - 01:55 PM' timestamp='1329947755' post='1373408']
I'm having a problem. I installed the latest 295.73 drivers and unfortunately my Nvidia Inspector Settings did not work in Mass Effect or Mass Effect 2. So decided to do a clean install back to 285.62 and then when that finished, it said I had no audio device enabled. I tried everything but for some reason..Reverting to 285.62 disabled/broke my Sound Card. I went back to 295.73...Tried 285.79 and no luck. I'm using an Asus Xonar DX sound card. I've tried reinstalling the drivers of that aswell...

Any help would be appreciated. Let me know if I need to post more details.
[/quote]
check in device manager under sound video and game controllers and make sure your asus sound card is enabled.
also while there you can disable the nvidia hd sound on your graphics card if you have one with onboard audio.
[quote name='Enad' date='22 February 2012 - 01:55 PM' timestamp='1329947755' post='1373408']

I'm having a problem. I installed the latest 295.73 drivers and unfortunately my Nvidia Inspector Settings did not work in Mass Effect or Mass Effect 2. So decided to do a clean install back to 285.62 and then when that finished, it said I had no audio device enabled. I tried everything but for some reason..Reverting to 285.62 disabled/broke my Sound Card. I went back to 295.73...Tried 285.79 and no luck. I'm using an Asus Xonar DX sound card. I've tried reinstalling the drivers of that aswell...



Any help would be appreciated. Let me know if I need to post more details.



check in device manager under sound video and game controllers and make sure your asus sound card is enabled.

also while there you can disable the nvidia hd sound on your graphics card if you have one with onboard audio.

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#2
Posted 02/22/2012 10:01 PM   
[quote name='Enad' date='22 February 2012 - 01:55 PM' timestamp='1329947755' post='1373408']
I'm having a problem. I installed the latest 295.73 drivers and unfortunately my Nvidia Inspector Settings did not work in Mass Effect or Mass Effect 2. So decided to do a clean install back to 285.62 and then when that finished, it said I had no audio device enabled. I tried everything but for some reason..Reverting to 285.62 disabled/broke my Sound Card. I went back to 295.73...Tried 285.79 and no luck. I'm using an Asus Xonar DX sound card. I've tried reinstalling the drivers of that aswell...

Any help would be appreciated. Let me know if I need to post more details.
[/quote]

[color="#4169E1"]Install 295.73 and reboot.
Go into [i]NVidia Control Panel/Set Up Digital Audio/HDMI/Turn off Audio[/i].
Reboot.
After booting up verify that the Xonar DX is Windows default playback device.[/color]
[quote name='Enad' date='22 February 2012 - 01:55 PM' timestamp='1329947755' post='1373408']

I'm having a problem. I installed the latest 295.73 drivers and unfortunately my Nvidia Inspector Settings did not work in Mass Effect or Mass Effect 2. So decided to do a clean install back to 285.62 and then when that finished, it said I had no audio device enabled. I tried everything but for some reason..Reverting to 285.62 disabled/broke my Sound Card. I went back to 295.73...Tried 285.79 and no luck. I'm using an Asus Xonar DX sound card. I've tried reinstalling the drivers of that aswell...



Any help would be appreciated. Let me know if I need to post more details.





Install 295.73 and reboot.

Go into NVidia Control Panel/Set Up Digital Audio/HDMI/Turn off Audio.

Reboot.

After booting up verify that the Xonar DX is Windows default playback device.

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#3
Posted 02/22/2012 11:01 PM   
[quote name='Infinity7' date='22 February 2012 - 06:01 PM' timestamp='1329951674' post='1373452']
[color="#4169E1"]Install 295.73 and reboot.
Go into [i]NVidia Control Panel/Set Up Digital Audio/HDMI/Turn off Audio[/i].
Reboot.
After booting up verify that the Xonar DX is Windows default playback device.[/color]
[/quote]


Can I do this with the 285.79 Drivers? I would like to use those for a few more days while I play through Mass Effect 1. For some reason my Nvidia Inspector settings do not work with 295.73.
[quote name='Infinity7' date='22 February 2012 - 06:01 PM' timestamp='1329951674' post='1373452']

Install 295.73 and reboot.

Go into NVidia Control Panel/Set Up Digital Audio/HDMI/Turn off Audio.

Reboot.

After booting up verify that the Xonar DX is Windows default playback device.







Can I do this with the 285.79 Drivers? I would like to use those for a few more days while I play through Mass Effect 1. For some reason my Nvidia Inspector settings do not work with 295.73.

#4
Posted 02/22/2012 11:26 PM   
[quote name='JLH' date='22 February 2012 - 05:01 PM' timestamp='1329948117' post='1373411']...also while there you can disable the nvidia hd sound on your graphics card if you have one with onboard audio.[/quote]
I don't use the video card's HDMI throughput, so I keep the on-GPU devices disabled altogether to avoid conflicts with either on-MOBO or via add-in cards like the Xonar...
[quote name='JLH' date='22 February 2012 - 05:01 PM' timestamp='1329948117' post='1373411']...also while there you can disable the nvidia hd sound on your graphics card if you have one with onboard audio.

I don't use the video card's HDMI throughput, so I keep the on-GPU devices disabled altogether to avoid conflicts with either on-MOBO or via add-in cards like the Xonar...

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#5
Posted 02/22/2012 11:43 PM   
[quote name='Enad' date='22 February 2012 - 03:26 PM' timestamp='1329953192' post='1373469']
Can I do this with the 285.79 Drivers? I would like to use those for a few more days while I play through Mass Effect 1. For some reason my Nvidia Inspector settings do not work with 295.73.
[/quote]

[color="#4169E1"]I think you can remove the NVidia HD Audio Driver in Add/Remove Programs then reboot.
The 285 driver family does not have the same Control Panel menu options for digital audio as does the 295 driver.
Some people are able to make some NVidia Inspector settings work only if they use an older version of NVidia Inspector such as version 1.9.5.5.[/color]
[quote name='Enad' date='22 February 2012 - 03:26 PM' timestamp='1329953192' post='1373469']

Can I do this with the 285.79 Drivers? I would like to use those for a few more days while I play through Mass Effect 1. For some reason my Nvidia Inspector settings do not work with 295.73.





I think you can remove the NVidia HD Audio Driver in Add/Remove Programs then reboot.

The 285 driver family does not have the same Control Panel menu options for digital audio as does the 295 driver.

Some people are able to make some NVidia Inspector settings work only if they use an older version of NVidia Inspector such as version 1.9.5.5.

EVGA GTX 780, Haswell 4770K cpu@3.9 GHz, 16GB RAM, Win 8.1 Pro 64-bit, ASUS Maximus VI Hero motherboard, 250 GB SSD drive, 750W PC Power & Cooling power supply, Samsung 46" LED 1080p TV @60Hz, Soundblaster Z PCI-e.

#6
Posted 02/23/2012 04:28 AM   
[quote name='Infinity7' date='22 February 2012 - 11:28 PM' timestamp='1329971329' post='1373619']
[color="#4169E1"]
Some people are able to make some NVidia Inspector settings work only if they use an older version of NVidia Inspector such as version 1.9.5.5.[/color]
[/quote]

Oh really? Well I'll have to try that.


I've almost given up with this sound card. I uninstalled the drivers once more via Device Manager because it said they had a problem(Didn't say what) and now when I go to reinstall, it's telling me to plug in my sound card...Even though it is plugged in and hasn't been touched in the 2-3 hour time period of when I last reinstalled the audio drivers. It was dark so I'll wait till tomorrow when I can see and open up my PC and see what I can do(Even though it's clearly plugged in...)
[quote name='Infinity7' date='22 February 2012 - 11:28 PM' timestamp='1329971329' post='1373619']



Some people are able to make some NVidia Inspector settings work only if they use an older version of NVidia Inspector such as version 1.9.5.5.





Oh really? Well I'll have to try that.





I've almost given up with this sound card. I uninstalled the drivers once more via Device Manager because it said they had a problem(Didn't say what) and now when I go to reinstall, it's telling me to plug in my sound card...Even though it is plugged in and hasn't been touched in the 2-3 hour time period of when I last reinstalled the audio drivers. It was dark so I'll wait till tomorrow when I can see and open up my PC and see what I can do(Even though it's clearly plugged in...)

#7
Posted 02/23/2012 04:39 AM   
[quote name='jaafaman' date='22 February 2012 - 03:43 PM' timestamp='1329954192' post='1373482']
I don't use the video card's HDMI throughput, so I keep the on-GPU devices disabled altogether to avoid conflicts with either on-MOBO or via add-in cards like the Xonar...
[/quote]
I uncheck the nvidia hd audio drivers when i install the nvidia graphics driver package then i disable the generic windows 7 driver that is installed for the nvidia hd audio as i don't use the hd audio either.
[quote name='jaafaman' date='22 February 2012 - 03:43 PM' timestamp='1329954192' post='1373482']

I don't use the video card's HDMI throughput, so I keep the on-GPU devices disabled altogether to avoid conflicts with either on-MOBO or via add-in cards like the Xonar...



I uncheck the nvidia hd audio drivers when i install the nvidia graphics driver package then i disable the generic windows 7 driver that is installed for the nvidia hd audio as i don't use the hd audio either.

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#8
Posted 02/23/2012 05:02 AM   
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