I just installed Windows 10 on a Samsung 960 Evo (UEFI mode) and successfully installed all drivers except the one for my sound card. As soon as I install the driver for my Asus Xonar DX, I get a black screen which persists after booting and that I can only fix by booting in safe mode and then uninstalling the driver, but then I have no sound. This happens both with the official 22.214.171.1243 driver from ASUS and with the UNi Xonar Drivers 1.81 (1.80 as well). I already deactivated the onboard sound of my mainboard.
The strange thing is that it works without problems on my old Windows 10 installation (non-UEFI mode) with the old official driver (126.96.36.1992) on my Samsung 840 Evo. I tried installing 188.8.131.522 on my new installation but it does not accept it because it is written for Windows 8.1 (I upgraded my old Windows installation from Windows 8 to 10, which seemingly kept the driver).
How can I install the sound card driver without getting a black screen?
- CPU: Ryzen 7 1700, Arctic Liquid Freezer 120
- Mainboard: MSI B350 Gaming Pro Carbon
- RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX schwarz DDR4-3000 DIMM CL15 Dual Kit
- GPU: Radeon HD 7950
- PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G2
- SSD: Samsung 840 Evo 250 GB & Samsung 960 Evo M.2 NVMe 500 GB
- Monitor: LG 27UD58P-B & HP ZR24w
- OS: Windows 10 64 Bit
P.S.: According to https://www.hardwareluxx.de/community/f267/onboard-sound-alc1220-vs-asus-xonar-d2x-1177213.html, the Windows 8 drivers are installable by changing the last line of CmSetx.dll to
SupportOS=donotcare. I will try that as well and report back.
P. P. S. : the Mainboard manual shows this as "PCIe bandwidth table", do I understand correctly that I can place the sound card wherever I want? Or do I have "2 way" active?
Slot Single 2-Way PCI_E1 2.0 x1 ― PCI_E2 3.0 x16* 3.0 x16* PCI_E3 2.0 x1 ― PCI_E4 ― 2.0 x1 2.0 x4* PCI_E5 2.0 x1 ―
P. P. P.S.: 2-way seems to refer to SLI mode with two GPUs, which I don't use, and I also found out that I can access the new SSD just fine from the old OS, so it seems to be a driver issue and not a hardware / slot / PCIe related one.