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$10 Reward for whoever solves Xonar Essence ST driver issue

post #1 of 15
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So yesterday I received this sound card and have been having problems installing the drivers. I have found many threads regarding this issue however none of the solutions have worked regarding my setup.

I am running Win7 64-bit Ultimate. I have a P7P55D-E LX asus mobo. Yes, I do have the molex power connected. Windows sees the card as an unknown USB controller and says throws Code 28 (drivers not installed).

Whenever I try to install any version of the driver from Asus the installer throws the error 'Please plug-in ASUS Xonar Essence ST Audio Device!'.

Throughout my efforts I have:
- Turned off mobo audio
- Tried both PCI slots
- Tried different installers including CD-ROM
- Checked the rare EEPROM failure
- Disabling digital signatures


Assuming this isn't a bad card, I am putting up an offer to give the first person who tips me in the direction in solving this issue $10 via paypal. Hopefully this is some incentive to get this issue resolved quickly biggrin.gif

Many thanks!
post #2 of 15
Have you tried third party drivers?
post #3 of 15
If you checked if the EEPROM was overwritten and found nothing, only suggestion is RMA.
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post #4 of 15
Uninstall the sound card first
Then load BIOS defaults
Then reinstall the sound card

Now, it should appear, but you won't be able to install the driver, unless you manually go to the site and select an older version (7.12.8.1792).
Edited by jlells01 - 10/12/11 at 11:33pm
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try to reinstall the drivers after using DriverSweeper
http://phyxion.net/item/driver-sweeper.html

BTW i dont think that offering money is allowed
    
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post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 
Yes, I have, same problem.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Broseidon;15287218 
Have you tried third party drivers?
post #8 of 15
The driver installer will always tell you to plug the card in even when the card is already plugged in. Just continue with the install.

No $10 needed.

EDIT: I assumed you already have the molex power connected at the end of the card?
Edited by skkhai - 10/13/11 at 8:04am
post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 
Done that, still no go.
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Originally Posted by jlells01;15288168 
Uninstall the sound card first
Then load BIOS defaults
Then reinstall the sound card

Now, it should appear, but you won't be able to install the driver, unless you manually go to the site and select an older version (7.12.8.1792).
post #10 of 15
Thread Starter 
Yeah that's the first prompt, the second one is where the problem I am seeing. This includes 3-party drivers.
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Originally Posted by skkhai;15291602 
The driver installer will always tell you to plug the card in even when the card is already plugged in. Just continue with the install.

No $10 needed.
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