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Think I got a dead ASUS Xonar DS on my hands here

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Little background story:

- A couple of months ago, I was surfing the web minding my own business when all of the sudden my sound went out, I couldn't hear anything, restarted, and still nothing, had to power off the PC completely and boot it back up, after that It began working as intended again.

- This last saturday, same thing, I was playing BF3 when all of the sudden the sound started going back and forth (on and off), I thought it was a BF3 issue of some sort, exited the server/round, and everything seemed OK, when all of the sudden my PC BSOD'ed, it restarted on its own but after logging back into Windows, I still had no sound whatsoever, had to turn off the PC Completely, sound was back on after that.

- And just tonight, I just finished re-installing Windows, installed the latest Unified Xonar Drivers, and nothing, went to the sound settings over at Control Panel and it says I have no audio devices installed, in fact device manager shows my ASUS Xonar DS with a little exclamation next to it saying:
Quote:
"This device cannot start. (Code 10)

The request is not supported."

What is going on? did my card die? fortunately, I have a backup, a Xonar DG I gave my GF on one of her birthdays lol, what should I do?
post #2 of 6
Try it in a different slot?
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post #3 of 6
Make sure the card is secure in it's slot, check for dust, clean the contacts with isopropynol alcohol, and see if it works. if it requires additional power ensure that is securly plugged in, and if your motherboard requires additional power for extra PCI-E slot usage ensure that is provided aswell.
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post #4 of 6
Also make sure you are running the latest BIOS.

If at all possible, try it in your GF's PC.
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post #5 of 6
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Thanks for the insanely quick feedback guys...

I tried it in a different PCI slot and what do you know? It's working again. Device Manager shows no problems.

So I guess I'll leave it there for now, will def keep an eye on it.

Thanks fellas, +rep to all.

EDIT: No +rep button for both grunion or scream frown.gif
Edited by SlackerITGuy - 12/10/12 at 8:03pm
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glad to hear your problem is solved biggrin.gif

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