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Ok, Ive been using this Xonar DG for many months now, and i'm done
When the drivers are working, they work great and I love it, but I spend WAY too much time trying to get the card to actually function in my system.

Ive tried different Asus Drivers, the UNi Xonar drivers, and every kind of troubleshooting I can think of or that google can give me.
And nothing has been able to keep this card from randomly deciding to not work anymore after working fine for a couple weeks.

Are Creative drivers less finicky than ASUS ones?
Im buying a good speaker kit in a few days, and I dont want to keep dealing with this every few weeks.
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Whats not working? No sound at all, are effects not functioning, or what...?

The EQ/Effects can only be done at 48KHz under windows Sound > playback > speakers properties > advanced. Took me a little while to figure out why it suddenly stopped working.

I also had incomplete driver installation issues at first. I tried to fix it by installing the UNi Xonar drivers, but I didn't like some of the install options I picked the first time around, and then I ran into some issues. One problem is it doesnt like to completely uninstall UNi, and these files can persist through multiple driver reinstallations, preventing some features from working properly. If I remember right, you have to install / uninstall all Xonar drivers under a full administrator account, not just running it as admin, because of some of the background installation batch scripts can fail silently. I was able to get the standard driver working 100% on Windows 7 64 after figuring all of this out.

Another common issue is the microphone defaults to Front Mic instead of Rear Mic.
Edited by -pk- - 1/28/12 at 10:51pm
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Whats not working? No sound at all, are effects not functioning, or what...?
The EQ/Effects can only be done at 48KHz under windows Sound > playback > speakers properties > advanced. Took me a little while to figure out why it suddenly stopped working.
I also had incomplete driver installation issues at first. I tried to fix it by installing the UNi Xonar drivers, but I didn't like some of the install options I picked the first time around, and then I ran into some issues. One problem is it doesnt like to completely uninstall UNi, and these files can persist through multiple driver reinstallations, preventing some features from working properly. If I remember right, you have to install / uninstall all Xonar drivers under a full administrator account, not just running it as admin, because of some of the background installation batch scripts can fail silently. I was able to get the standard driver working 100% on Windows 7 64 after figuring all of this out.
Another common issue is the microphone defaults to Front Mic instead of Rear Mic.

I can install the program, but I get no sound.

Ill try running a Full Admin clean and install and see if that works.

EDIT: No Dice with the full admin.
I tried to uninstall and reinstall 3 times.
I cant get the Xonar to show up in the Sound Options no matter what I do.
It shows up in device manager, but nothing I do gets it to be active.

This card is really testing my patience.
If I cant get it working by Monday, i'm just going to take my chances on a Creative card.
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I can install the program, but I get no sound.
Ill try running a Full Admin clean and install and see if that works.
EDIT: No Dice with the full admin.
I tried to uninstall and reinstall 3 times.
I cant get the Xonar to show up in the Sound Options no matter what I do.
It shows up in device manager, but nothing I do gets it to be active.

So it doesn't show up under Sound > Playback devices > Speakers (ASUS Xonar DG Audio Device) ?


When I was having issues with Xonar UNI, I cant remember if I found the install/uninstall logs, or maybe I ran cmd prompt and manually did the uninstall.bat to read what it said. After checking a few paths I found some items that couldn't be deleted without admin, and they persisted through reinstall. See if you can find the logs somewhere.

The only other thing I can think of is if you removed the items it adds to startup or killed in the task manager. The one from C-Media is the Xonar DG Audio Center (system tray icon), and HsMgr provides GX audio features.
Code:
CmiCnfg DLL     C-Media Corporation  C:\Windows\syswow64\RunDll32.exe C:\Windows\syswow64\cmicnfgp.dll,CMICtrlWnd

HsMgr           Unknown         C:\Windows\syswow64\HsMgr.exe Envoke

HsMgr           Unknown         C:\Windows\system\HsMgr64.exe Envoke

I'm really confused how it can work for a while and then stop working. It could be auto-selecting the Front Panel headphone jack, but if it's not even showing up as a device I'd bet on driver installation issues. You can check the speaker configuration in the Xonar DG Audio Center > Main > Analog Out.
Edited by -pk- - 2/1/12 at 9:54pm
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