windows 7 driver for asus motherboard socket A A7N8X-X

Hi -
I have upgraded to windows 7 on an asus motherboard  A7N8X-X  (socket A).  Sound is not recognised - typical message : 'you may have problem with your sound card' (spotify).

I can find XP drivers online, but not windows 7.

Any pointers?

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*** Hopeleonie ***IT ManagerCommented:
1) make a scan with
2) after this a “DriverAgent Scan Results” will display
3) Copy the “DriverAgent Scan Results” link and post it here
4) after i will post the driver link!
They are not on the official Asus website. Have you ran Windows Update looking at recommended updates also. Windows 7 is pretty good about finding those missing drivers.
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*** Hopeleonie ***IT ManagerCommented:
*** Hopeleonie ***IT ManagerCommented:
after you will still find an Unknown device (Sound Driver) right? can you post me the hardware id from this device.

use this software to find the hardware id:
ortholithosAuthor Commented:
HAve installed and run the unknown device finder - but no item is shown as unknown in the resultant list.

The device manager still shows an unknown device under 'other devices'.  (ACPI \ PNP B006 -- parent is PNPOAO3)  (random selection of information as I can't find any correlation between the device manager information and that of the device finder.

I am not aware of what doesn't work right now. suspect it could be the microphone , but I don't have the means to test that.  Currently the mic is not crucial.

NB - the speaker sound is working now - and that was the start of this issue.

*** Hopeleonie ***IT ManagerCommented:
ok then im happy could i help you? i would also try to help you to find the unknown device.

1) Select the unknown device and right click to access Properties.
2) In the Properties window click on Details tab and select Device Instance Id from the drop down.
3) An alphanumeric string like this PCI\VEN_1217&DEV_7130&SUBSYS_012F1025&REV_01\4&6B16D5B&0&33F0 is the identification marker for the device. I only need the Vendor ID number (prefixed with VEN) and the Device ID number (prefixed with DEV). In this example, Vendor ID is 1217 and Device ID is 7130.
*** Hopeleonie ***IT ManagerCommented:
can you post more informations about (ACPI \ PNP B006 -- parent is PNPOAO3) ?
ortholithosAuthor Commented:
Apologies for my silence.
I have been away for a few days, but the pc concerned has still been in use by my son whose computer it is.

the unknown device alert is now gone.  so essentially the problem is resolved, thanks to your suggestions.

there have been the usual updates from windows - could it be that these have resolved the issue automatically?
*** Hopeleonie ***IT ManagerCommented:
hi ortholithos

windows update can also do the driver updates, but there not everytime the latest drivers!

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ortholithosAuthor Commented:
I have accepted the last posting as 'the solutiojn', though of course it was the whole sequence of posts. The last couple were merely ironing out the last touches.

Many thanks, and sorry there was a few days' gap while i was away - and allowing windows updates to weave their unexpected magic.

best wishes,
*** Hopeleonie ***IT ManagerCommented:
you are welcome ortholithos!
maybe i can help you again :-)


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