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Can Audio Drivers cause System Crashes

I recently read online that having multiple audio drivers running at the same time can cause issues, In Device Manager I have

Nvidia Miricast audio
Nvidia High definition audio
Realtek HD Audio
Nvidia Virtual audio device
TRITTON KUNAI HEADSET

One is the headset, is it bad too have all of these drivers for audio, I heard that they can conflict and cause kernel Power issues

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  1. it can if you think its one of them I would go with the Nvidia Miricast audio and the Nvidia Virtual audio device - just go to add and remove programs and fire up the NVidia installer select custom uninstall and check the boxes off to uninstall those 2 only and test to see if that resolves

    TRITTON KUNAI HEADSET -- why drivers for this ?? head phones and a mike needs drivers ??? that should work default as in plug and play

    I look it up and see everything but pc use with them like its just for consoles use ??? [ TRITTON Kunai Stereo Headset for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, and Mobile Devices: Video Games ] no pc ??

    maybe junk that first and see ??
  2. I went here and did not see any listed drivers or software for that head set
    http://madcatz.com/downloads/
  3. It will show up like that if it's a USB powered headset.
  4. I found what seems the right info on the pc use headset and its listed as just plug and play but it still don't hurt to remove/unplug it to test things out ??
  5. junkeymonkey said:
    it can if you think its one of them I would go with the Nvidia Miricast audio and the Nvidia Virtual audio device - just go to add and remove programs and fire up the NVidia installer select custom uninstall and check the boxes off to uninstall those 2 only and test to see if that resolves

    TRITTON KUNAI HEADSET -- why drivers for this ?? head phones and a mike needs drivers ??? that should work default as in plug and play

    I look it up and see everything but pc use with them like its just for consoles use ??? [ TRITTON Kunai Stereo Headset for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, and Mobile Devices: Video Games ] no pc ??

    maybe junk that first and see ??




    ya, the kunai is a headset, no driver, Probably should have mentioned that, How do I uninstall them?
  6. Best answer
    seeing its plug and play just un hook/unplug it that's all [if there the headset for pc use]

    did you look in the event viewer to see if it has info to point to something ??
  7. What I'm wondering is how do I uninstall the Miricast Audio and Virtual audio device

    I'm on mobile so I accidentally did Best answer
  8. What I'm wondering is how do I uninstall the Miricast Audio and Virtual audio device

    I said about that in my 1st post
  9. http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/10/~/how-do-i-uninstall-my-nvidia-display-drivers-under-microsoft-windows

    what they don't say is when the installer/uninstaller pops up on the screen it gives you a choice weather to do a full install/ uninstall or a custom

    you select custom and then a list of the drivers and all the installed NVidia programs that are installed will show then you can uncheck or check off what one you only want to install or uninstall and the rest will not be affected

    something close to this screen shot
    http://nvidia.custhelp.com/ci/fattach/get/1274/0/session/L2F2LzEvdGltZS8xNDMyMjIyNzEwL3NpZC81LUUtWVVtbQ==/filename/nvidia.jpg
  10. Where Do I find the Nvidia Installer. Where is add and remove Programs, Could I just type it in Windows Search, I'm not on my PC Right now so I'm trying to get an Idea of how to do it

    Thanks
  11. I assume it just like 8 then sad thing is they don't like to show anything about windows 8 or 8.1 anywhere you would think NVidia would have a support page on all this ?? I cant find it
  12. that's all is found at NVidia

    For Windows 8:

    1) Press the Windows key on your keyboard or tablet. This will bring up the Windows 8 Start screen.
    2) Start typing with your keyboard "Control Panel" and then press "ENTER". Windows will switch over to the desktop and the Windows Control Panel will open.
    3) A "Uninstall or change a program" window will appear showing all of the installed applications on your computer
    4) Search for "NVIDIA Graphics Driver" and then select the "Change/Remove" button to begin the uninstall process. Once the uninstall has completed, reboot Windows so that the other NVIDIA components can be removed as well.

    http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/10/kw/uninstall
  13. junkeymonkey said:
    I assume it just like 8 then sad thing is they don't like to show anything about windows 8 or 8.1 anywhere you would think NVidia would have a support page on all this ?? I cant find it


    In programs and features in the Control Panel, The only audio drivers are the Nvidia HD Audio driver and the Nvidia Miricast Virtual Audio, What should I uninstall
    I can uninstall directly from Control Panel> Programs and Features.

    EDIT: There is also the Realtek Audio one
  14. - them two NVidia drivers are for the card if you were to run audio through the card and not the motherboards audio ports so uninstall the 2 NVidia ones [you can always reinstall them if found not to be the issue at hand ]

    you can also uninstall the realtek ones if need to test things out then you can reinstall them back

    what motherboard are you running ??
  15. junkeymonkey said:
    - them two NVidia drivers are for the card if you were to run audio through the card and not the motherboards audio ports so uninstall the 2 NVidia ones [you can always reinstall them if found not to be the issue at hand ]

    you can also uninstall the realtek ones if need to test things out then you can reinstall them back

    what motherboard are you running ??


    So I just uninstall Nvidia HD Audio and NVidia Miricast, What will be different if I Uninstall the 2 Nvidia ones, I use the Motherboard, Would the Audio still work ok.
    Would the drivers reappear when I update the GPU Driver,
  16. I don't know if you update and don't check them off not to install them it will I figure ?? uninstalling them [NVidia] should not affect the realtek driver and it should still work fine

    this is where you use the ''custom '' install / uninstall so you can choose what parts of the driver package you want and do not want to be installed or unistalled

    if you use there auto update thing then your at its mercy and get all there stuff loaded up weather you want it or not

    I never let anything auto update cause I want to always review things and select what I want or need not just let it through what ever in on me and have a issue and stuck weeding things out like you are now
  17. junkeymonkey said:
    I don't know if you update and don't check them off not to install them it will I figure ?? uninstalling them [NVidia] should not affect the realtek driver and it should still work fine

    this is where you use the ''custom '' install / uninstall so you can choose what parts of the driver package you want and do not want to be installed or unistalled

    if you use there auto update thing then your at its mercy and get all there stuff loaded up weather you want it or not

    I never let anything auto update cause I want to always review things and select what I want or need not just let it through what ever in on me and have a issue and stuck weeding things out like you are now


    Ok, So would I be good to just uninstall them in Programs and Features, Just want to make sure because I already am having a lot of issues and Don't want to make more, I'll always use the custom install from now on
  18. you should list your system specs

    some board got more them 1 revision of the board and the drivers may not exchange example

    GA-970A-UD3P (rev. 1.0) or rev. 2.0

    if you were to have the rev 2.0 and did not notice you were on the rev 1.0 support page you may get the wrong stuff or missed looked at the supported os and got a windows 7 driver that may not work well with 8.1


    did yopu ever look over the event viewer to see what errors are listed to see what they may point to ??

    and whats is the issue your getting ??
  19. junkeymonkey said:
    you should list your system specs

    some board got more them 1 revision of the board and the drivers may not exchange example

    GA-970A-UD3P (rev. 1.0) or rev. 2.0

    if you were to have the rev 2.0 and did not notice you were on the rev 1.0 support page you may get the wrong stuff or missed looked at the supported os and got a windows 7 driver that may not work well with 8.1

    did yopu ever look over the event viewer to see what errors are listed to see what they may point to ??

    and whats is the issue your getting ??


    Specs
    i5 4690k
    G1 GTX 970
    G.Skill Ripjaws X Ram
    EVGA 750B2 PSU
    WD BLACK HDD
    CRUCIAL MX100 SSD
    ASUS Z97-A MB

    The issue is that, Windows will sometimes bug out and occasional blue screening, I heard that Conflicting audio drivers can cause issues like these.
    Nothing in Event Viewer really points to audio drivers but I'm trying as many fixes as possible

    Can I just get rid of them then in Control Panel. I'll do custom installs whenever I update the driver
  20. windows 8 can be a pain with drivers and I think 8 can be a pain when using 2 hard drives as well ..

    you need to look up how to view blue screen and start a thread on what you getting

    like how they were shown here and then that johnbl was able to pin point what was at issue and got him resolved

    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2647226/bsod-windows-install-crash-dump-files-included.html


    with that bsod info to look at a guy like johnbl help a lot
  21. junkeymonkey said:
    windows 8 can be a pain with drivers and I think 8 can be a pain when using 2 hard drives as well ..

    you need to look up how to view blue screen and start a thread on what you getting

    like how they were shown here and then that johnbl was able to pin point what was at issue and got him resolved

    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2647226/bsod-windows-install-crash-dump-files-included.html


    with that bsod info to look at a guy like johnbl help a lot


    I think it was most likely my GPU Driver which I have now updated anyway, Would I be good to Delete the Nvidia HD Audio driver and the Miricast audio
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