after my xonar dg stopped being recognized by my computer, i rma'd it thinking the card was broken, i have now got the new one back but it is exactly the same, windows keeps acting like there is no sound card installed, even after i disable the onboard sound, any advice?
it is now recognising it but under device manager it says this
Windows cannot verify the digital signature for the drivers required for this device. A recent hardware or software change might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or that might be malicious software from an unknown source. (Code 52)
done all that still says drivers have no signature
Doesn't matter all that means is MS hasn't tested/certified the drivers.WHQL.
Been using my Auzentech Forte like that for over 2yrs.
If Asus does have WHQL drivers that's different you want those.
You'll want to disable the gpu audio drivers in device manager.
Desktop volume icon
select default audio playback device
im tempted just to buy an ssd and do a blank install, ive no idea why it suddenly stopped working like, this, the only thing ive bought recently is a graphics card but i dont see how this could be affected that was 2 weeks before aswell
^^ Only thing I can think of is the GPU Audio drivers somehow screwed up the ASUS drivers, which shouldn't be a problem because I have both the latest NVIDIA audio driver and latest ASUS Audio driver installed together without issue.
Also, this is NOT a WHQL issue. WHQL simply means teh drivers aren't windows certified, but the drivers are still digitally signed. [Otherwise you wouldn't be able to run NVIDIA/AMD beta drivers]. And theres no way the ASUS drivers aren't signed, thats a fact.