Here I have this Asus A7N8X board that used to work flawless. But since I installed some different components and a new and fresh install of XP and SP2, the sound just doesn't work. And I have no clue what the problem is. I am baffled.
Here is what I tried on a fresh Win XP no service packs installed:
I installed the driver, Realtek AC'97 Driver & Application 3.45 WHQL, downloaded from Asus themselves:
I installed the nForce drivers, nf2v_116w98.zip, from the same location:
That doesn't work either.
Okay, so if that doesn't work, maybe the stuff from nVidia works. I uninstalled the previous drivers, are went for the latest nVidia drivers.
I downloaded the latest nForce driver pack from nVidia, the name of that is nForce_5.10_WinXP2K_WHQL_english
Installed direct 9.0c (it asked for that) and the setup finished.
Still no sound :evil:
Okay then, it must be something else. I checked with a headset and speakerset (US blaster 2.1) all the three ports of the audio in- and output on the mobo.
Nope, the problem is not there.
Maybe jumper settings? I don't remember doing anything with that, but it is a longshot. Checked the manual and I couldn't find jumper settings for audio. But maybe I overlooked it on the board and in the manual.
So I went to google, saw some topics, but not one which could solve this frustrating problem.
Remember, it used to work fine, on Win Xp SP1. I do remember having problems with it a year ago, but then I managed to solve it...why don't I remember it anymore
So the last thing I gonna try: I will install SP1 after I uninstalled all drivers and install some old drivers. Maybe that will work.
If you have any ideas, tips, links to solutions in other topics or forums, I will be eternally gratefull.
Thanks in advance.