i am using a asus k8n-vm motherboard based on geforce 61_x0 series and a semron 3000+ processor.. and os is windows xp professional sp2..
my audio device is not working.. i just cannot find out whats wrong.. in device manager it shows legacy audio driver installed and the properties says its working properly.. but when i try to play an audio file it shows `bad sound driver`
i have tried all the usual stuff..reinstalled it , searched the internet for the driver .. but its of no use.. ihave downloaded the k8n-vm drivers package from two different locations but both the times it shows a long list of errors while unzipping.. once i downloaded an audio driver.. on unzipping i got asingle file named 403.ROM.. plese someone tell me what to do with that file..
I am having asus a8v-vm mother board and amd 3000+ processor.. and os is windows xp professional
my audio device is not working.. i just cannot find out whats wrong..
in device manager it shows legacy audio driver installed and the
properties says its working properly.. but when i try to play an audio
file it shows `bad sound driver`
i have tried all the usual stuff..reinstalled it , searched the
internet for the driver .. but its of no use.. please guide what to do
Ok i have encounterd such a problem myself , it works on some systems but just give it a try , download the "soundmax digital intigrated audio" pack , it comes with audio drivers and all neccesary software
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make sure battery is in mother board make sure the fuse is good and in mother board make sure aluminium tower is clamed on black chip to mother board and also make sure fan is cecurelt tight on mother board.
anaging and updating your BIOS
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard
Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) setup.
ASUS EZ Flash
(Updates the BIOS using a floppy disk during POST.)
(Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a bootable floppy
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2
(Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy
disk or the motherboard support CD when the BIOS file fails or gets
(Updates the BIOS in Windows
Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.
prepare the motherboard support CD or the floppy disk containing the updated motherboard BIOS before using this utility.
• Make sure that you rename the original or updated BIOS file in the
floppy disk to K8NVM.ROM.
Recovering the BIOS from the support CD
To recover the BIOS from the support CD:
1. Remove any floppy disk from the floppy disk drive, then turn on the
2. Insert the support CD to the optical drive.
3. The utility displays the following message and automatically checks
the floppy disk for the original or updated BIOS file.
4. Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing
so can cause system boot failure!
more details read http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/sock754/K8N-VM/e2537_k8n-vm.pdf
Easiest fix for this is to simply remove the CMOS battery, but there also should be a configurable jumper on the board, in the same area as the battery, that can be set so as to return the board to Factory settings.
Try going to the Asus website and look for support for your MB drivers and Operating System.
If there is no longer any Win98 support for your MB then I suggest a fresh computer and more recent software for less hassle!
A ten year old OS indicates to me that you might be stuck until you go with the flow!
Cruel but true.
Hopefully the recent cheap prices for computers pre-installed with Vista or XP will persuade you.