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I have an asus desktop , that uses windows xp,that I'm working on for a friend of mine. I'm having a problem with the sound. It doesn't work. when I go into device manager it tells me that the everything is fine , but when I try to turn up the volume in audio and sound devices on control panel it won't allow me to turn it up. So you can get an idea of what i'm talking about it's like working in safe mode.( no sound at all like the sound driver is disabled) Anyway, I've tried recommendations from techs on this site, and the suggestions all sounded logical to me , but nothing worked. I've tried un-installing the driver, as well as cleaning the registry, and like I said before .....nothing. I don't want to do a clean install because i would have to put every single software app.back on the pc......and who in the world wants to do that ? and it's not like I'm getting paid for it . Anybody out there with any ideas ?

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Please download the bellow sound driver…
You must use your add/remove feature (in Control panel) to un-install the previous driver.

Also check the bellow forum…

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Card installation

1) Turn the computer on. When Windows has loaded all the way, put the Installation (CD) disk in your optical drive. Load the software.

No disk? Go to the Sound Card manufacturers website, and download the software. Now INSTALL it.

If asked to restart your computer -> NO
Close all windows, go back to your desktop screen.
Turn the computer off.

FOLLOWING Anti-Static Precautions, and computer unplugged from power, open the computer case, and physically install the Sound Card.

Close the computer case, do not forget to hook up the audio wires to your sound card.
Plug computer into power, WAIT 1 minute, turn the computer on.

2) Doesn't have a sound adapter card, and is just Integrated Audio?
Download AND install the audio drivers from Asus for that motherboard, AND Operating System you are using.
(Win XP and Win 7, are two examples of an O/S)

Need further guidance than this?
Post the Sound Card manufacturer and Model Number.
Also post the model number of the Asus motherboard.
Post in a Comment.


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I have M2N_MX (ASUS motherboard) and i want 5.1 sound driver . please suggest me.

Okay..................pant, pant, pant....................Whoooooooo.......
......rushed over here as fast as I can,..........out of breath..........

You FORGOT to state what Operating System you are using.
I'm going to show you using Windows XP as an example, (Doesn't matter if it's Windows XP Home Edition, or Windows XP Pro Edition),

Asus Support > Drivers and Download > Motherboard > M2N-MX >

Click on the blue down arrow, to the right of the box -> OS
In the list click on the Operating System you are using.
I am going to choose Windows XP.

After you click on your choice, wait 2 seconds. The drivers available will appear.

Now click on the + sign to the left of -> Audio.
For Windows XP it shows two drivers that are available.
Version and

You want the newest version,
Click on the blue -> Global
A small window will come up ->

Make SURE the circle to the left of -> Save File, has a green dot in it.
If not left-click in the empty circle to the left of Save File.
Now go below in the small window, and click on OK.

A small window will come up on the left. In the wording may state
Desktop, or My Documents, or Downloads.
(If you are using Windows XP)

The file will be on your desktop screen.

My Documents:
Left-click on Start, then on My Documents.

Left-click on Start, then on My Documents,
DOUBLE-click on Downloads.

When you see the file name DOUBLE-click on it.
This is a Zip file. Come back, and tell me what you see in a Comment.
I will guide you in 'unzipping' it, and what file to click on.

If you are using Windows 7, and you want the sound (Audio) driver, there is none listed. I have heard you can use the one/s for Vista, but will not swear by it.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

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