High Definition Audio Driver

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Clayton, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. Clayton

    Clayton Guest

    I've installed Vista Basic on a ASUS P5VDC-MX motherboard everything
    installed fine except for the Video Drivers which I downloaded from VIA and
    it works fine, the only problem I have now is with the High Definition Audio
    Controller, it shows in device manager with a yellow ! and says something
    about can not find enough free resources.
    I removed the driver and restarted the system, it found new hardware and
    installed saying successful and to restart the system which I did and it's
    still the same.
    The audio in sound controllers appear to look ok.
    Clayton, Jul 18, 2007
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  2. Clayton

    Rojo Habe Guest

    If you can't find it on the Asus web site, try

    http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads...=3&GetDown=false#High Definition Audio Codecs

    You can download it either as a .zip file or an executable, whichever your
    Rojo Habe, Jul 18, 2007
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  3. Clayton

    Clayton Guest

    I tried installing the driver from the Realtek site but it's still the same.
    Asus says the motherboard is not supported with Vista, I don't know why, my
    suppliers and others here are still selling them.
    I had a problem with the PCI cards/slots not working on this board after a
    BIOS update so I downgraded the BIOS and everything worked, ASUS posted a
    new BIOS last week which I decided to try that out to see if it fixed the
    PCI problem which I think maybe the cause of the High definition audio, I
    tried downgrading again but it will not let me.
    Clayton, Jul 18, 2007
  4. Clayton

    freddy Guest


    If you can't get your sound working, you can always install a Vista
    compatible sound card, provided you have a motherboard slot in which to
    install it. Creative has several Vista compatible sound cards available.
    freddy, Jul 18, 2007
  5. Clayton

    dean-dean Guest

    In the BIOS, of course, Plug and Play OS should be "Yes", if that option is
    there. Try uninstalling the PCI Bus in Device Manager and let Windows
    automatically reinstall it. This will then include
    rediscovering/reorganizing the allocations for all the devices under it,
    when your computer is restarted. (In the Menu bar, choose "View devices by
    connection", to see the list).

    Make sure the driver from Realtek is the Vista compatible one.
    dean-dean, Jul 18, 2007
  6. Clayton

    Clayton Guest

    Uninstalling the PCI Bus didn't work either

    Clayton, Jul 18, 2007
  7. Clayton

    toolman30044 Guest

    You might want to check also to make sure you installed the Chipset
    Drivers. And while Asus has Hi Def drivers for my board(p5b) they are
    not signed yet.

    Hope this helps.
    toolman30044, Jul 19, 2007
  8. Clayton

    dean-dean Guest

    I've seen in the past that certain motherboards don't like certain PCI slots
    used, and it effectively disables an onboard device's PCI capabilities. In
    other words, sometimes what you see is not what you get. The slot is there,
    I guess, if you choose to disable the onboard device in the BIOS, and want
    to use the resources for something else; however, you can't use the slot if
    you don't want the onboard device disabled. As to which slot that is is not
    always apparent. If you have an empty slot, try moving the cards around to
    create a different empty slot, until you figure out which slot is
    interfering with the onboard sound's resources. Or try taking them all out,
    adding them one at a time, until you see which slot seems to cause the
    conflict with you sound device.
    dean-dean, Jul 20, 2007
  9. Clayton

    Clayton Guest

    dean-dean, I have no PCI cards installed

    toolman3044, where can I get the ASUS Hi Def drivers from?
    Clayton, Jul 20, 2007
  10. Clayton

    dean-dean Guest

    Well, contrary to your subject line, having just looked at the specs for
    P5VDC-MX on the ASUS website, your computer may not use the Realtek High
    Definition Audio Driver, but has rather the Realtek ALC653 AC'97 6-channel
    Audio CODEC.


    I am unable to get to the ASUS downloads page for that board, for some
    reason, although this from Realtek might work, if indeed AC'97 is what you
    have (a Vista driver is listed):


    The ASUS downloads for you board *should* be here:

    dean-dean, Jul 21, 2007
  11. Clayton

    Clayton Guest

    I've downloaded the AC'97 drivers for Vista from the Realtek site and
    installed, still showing the High Def diver as usual, I keep removing it and
    on restart it comes back, god only knows why it is doing that when the mobo
    doesn't have high def audio
    Clayton, Jul 21, 2007
  12. Clayton

    dean-dean Guest

    Hmmm. You could try the sledgehammer approach, noted in this forum:

    How to recover a corrupted Vista driver database:

    dean-dean, Jul 22, 2007
  13. Clayton

    Clayton Guest

    Clayton, Jul 22, 2007
  14. Clayton

    Clayton Guest

    Just as I thought, after a clean install of Vista the VIA AC97 Enhanced
    Audio Controller has been installed but the High Definition Audio Controller
    shows a yellow triangle with a ! in the middle of it
    Clayton, Jul 22, 2007
  15. Clayton

    Clayton Guest

    I've seem to have fixed the problem, I ran the command
    Clayton, Jul 23, 2007
  16. Clayton

    dean-dean Guest

    Well, to get to the bottom of this (hopefully), in Device Manager,
    double-click the Device with the yellow triangle. Go to the Details tab of
    the Device's Properties. In the drop-down menu, under Property,
    choose Hardware ID. Right-click the Value shown and choose Select All.
    Copy the value and post it in your reply. It will look something like this


    In the past, did you ever have another soundcard in one of the PCI slots?

    Too, in Device Manager, is High Definition Audio Controller *under* VIA AC97
    Enhanced Audio Controller, or are the two entries *side-by-side*, so to
    speak, both under "Sound, video, and game controllers"? Two Audio
    Controllers is odd...

    If you View "Devices by connection", is there anything listed under VIA AC97
    Enhanced Audio Controller? Is there anything listed under High Definition
    Audio Controller?
    dean-dean, Jul 23, 2007
  17. Clayton

    Clayton Guest

    Here is the information from the Hardware ID for the High Definition Audio


    The motherboard has no PCI cards installed and has been clean installed a
    few times during this troubleshooting.
    In device manager it shows the VIA AC97 Enhanced Audio Controller under
    Sound, video, and game controllers and the High Definition Audio Controller
    under System devices, I did install the AC97 Vista Drivers from Realtek and
    now it shows Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller and the High
    Definition Audio Controller is still the same
    Under device by connection the Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio
    Controller shows on it's own under PCI Bus and the High Definition Audio
    Controller shows with (2 entries) of VIA Standard PCIE Root Port under the
    VIA Standard PCI to PCIE Bridge category.

    Running bcdedit /set CONFIGACCESSPOLICY DISALLOWMMCONFIG from command prompt
    as someone suggested does remove the High Definition Audio Controller entry
    for good but was told it is only a workaround.

    Clayton, Jul 23, 2007
  18. Followed this thread with much interest, have an asus p5v800mx mb,
    did spend a couple of days trying to get sound after installing vista
    premium 64,
    realtek drivers etc to no avail.
    A quick solution (at least for me) was plugging a usb2 soundcard in the
    vista instandly recognised this and installed the drivers, no more troubles
    HTH, Herman
    Herman Christiani, Jul 23, 2007
  19. Clayton

    Aaron844 Guest

    Hey guys, ive spent the last 48hrs trying to find someone with this problem
    and finally here it is.
    I'm having the exact same problems but instead mine is an Audigy SE Card
    which im getting a yellow exclamation mark in vista home prem. Also is this
    mysterious high def audio controller which also has the yellow icon. Both say
    code 12 could not find enough resources for this device. Ive tried disabling
    and enabling each and no success. Ive tried all drivers from both the realtek
    guys and creative and asus bios is updated.
    Is the board not supported for Vista? P5VDC-MX Asus board. Do i really have
    to replace the motherboard which i dont want to have to do just to get sound
    Aaron844, Jul 25, 2007
  20. Clayton

    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Although, in my experience, you can have two audio adapters installed and
    working fine in the same computer, in your case I would first go into the BIOS
    and DISABLE the on-board audio adapter.

    Then go into Control Panel > Device Manager and UNINSTALL (not disable) the
    Audigy card and, if offered, check the box to REMOVE THE DRIVER FILES.

    Next, go to Control Panel > Programs and Features, and uninstall the Creative
    Audio Console.


    Download the Vista Audigy drivers to a folder on your desktop:


    Right click on the download and check Unblock, Apply, and OK.

    Run the driver file

    Cal Bear '66, Jul 25, 2007
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