Windows 7 - High Definition Audio Driver
Asked By Clayton on 18-Jul-07 03:43 PM
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.
DylanHarrelso replied on 18-Jul-07 03:56 PM
I would check with Asus for Vista driver, it may have installed a basic
driver through the operating system but it may not be working right. Check
Rojo Habe replied on 18-Jul-07 04:20 PM
If you can't find it on the Asus web site, try
You can download it either as a .zip file or an executable, whichever your
Clayton replied on 18-Jul-07 04:50 PM
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.
fkirsche replied on 18-Jul-07 05:24 PM
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.
dean-dean replied on 18-Jul-07 05:47 PM
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.
Clayton replied on 18-Jul-07 06:16 PM
Uninstalling the PCI Bus did not work either
toolman30044 replied on 19-Jul-07 01:35 PM
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.
dean-dean replied on 20-Jul-07 11:46 AM
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.
Clayton replied on 20-Jul-07 05:10 PM
dean-dean, I have no PCI cards installed
toolman3044, where can I get the ASUS Hi Def drivers from?
dean-dean replied on 20-Jul-07 07:21 PM
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
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:
Clayton replied on 20-Jul-07 11:33 PM
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
dean-dean replied on 22-Jul-07 01:35 PM
Hmmm. You could try the sledgehammer approach, noted in this forum:
How to recover a corrupted Vista driver database:
Clayton replied on 22-Jul-07 04:59 PM
I am sure that the first time I did a clean install of Vista the High def
driver showed up, I do it again later and see what happens
Clayton replied on 22-Jul-07 05:48 PM
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 replied on 22-Jul-07 07:10 PM
I have seem to have fixed the problem, I ran the command
bcdedit /set CONFIGACCESSPOLICY DISALLOWMMCONFIG
dean-dean replied on 22-Jul-07 07:19 PM
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
Clayton replied on 22-Jul-07 08:32 PM
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.
Herman Christiani replied on 23-Jul-07 05:25 AM
Followed this thread with much interest, have an asus p5v800mx mb,
did spend a couple of days trying to get sound after installing vista
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
Aaron84 replied on 25-Jul-07 09:22 AM
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
Cal Bear '66 replied on 25-Jul-07 10:26 AM
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
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
I Bleed Blue and Gold
Herman Christiani replied on 29-Jul-07 03:49 AM
Hi, after wasting a lot of time trying to get the sound working with several
driver updates etc.
I just plugged a usb soundcard in and connected speakers and microfone, it
just worked fine
(Vista Home Premium 64 bit) no drivers needed, but you need to make sure the
soundcard is suitable for Vista, they don't cost much.
damla kaya replied on 09-Dec-08 10:15 AM