The capacitor removal suggestion works, I'm still shocked!
I have an Asus Strix Soar, which I'd bought specifically to support a set of 300ohm Sennheisers. It was most disappointing when Windows 10 stopped detecting the card. At first it would activate after a few minutes, then it got longer. Eventually the card was not detected at all.
After reading all the many posts complaining about how poor the Asus driver support was, I found Kirych___83's post above and decided I had nothing to lose. After all, the card was non-functional in Windows.
After the 2 caps were removed, the card still was not detected, so I thought it was headed for the trash. A minute later Windows detected it! It's a day later and the card still takes a minute or 3 and then works again. I'll take it, thank you @Kirych___83
If your Asus Strix Soar sound card is not detected during a cold boot, there could be several reasons for this issue. Here are some troubleshooting steps you can follow to resolve it:
1. **Check Connections:**
Ensure that the sound card is properly seated in the PCI slot on your motherboard. Sometimes, loose connections can cause detection problems.
2. **BIOS Settings:**
Access your motherboard's BIOS settings and make sure that the PCI slot where the sound card is installed is enabled. Additionally, check if there are any options related to onboard audio and make sure they are set correctly (e.g., disabled if you want to use the sound card).
3. **Driver Installation:**
Make sure you have the latest drivers for your Asus Strix Soar sound card installed. Download and install the drivers from the official Asus website.
4. **Windows Audio Settings:**
Check your Windows audio settings to ensure that the Asus Strix Soar is set as the default playback device. To do this:
- Right-click on the sound icon in the system tray.
- Select "Open Sound settings."
- Under the "Output" section, select your Asus Strix Soar sound card as the default device.
5. **Power Management:**
Some motherboards have power management settings that may affect PCI slots. Check your motherboard's manual for any power management options related to PCI slots and make sure they are configured correctly.
6. **Testing on Another System:**
If possible, test the Asus Strix Soar on another compatible system to see if it gets detected. This will help determine if the issue is with the sound card or the current system configuration.
7. **Firmware/BIOS Update:**
Check if there are any firmware or BIOS updates available for your motherboard. Sometimes, these updates can address compatibility issues.
8. **Check for Hardware Conflicts:**
Make sure there are no hardware conflicts in Device Manager. If you see any conflicts, resolve them.
If all else fails, try reseating the sound card or reinstalling it. Sometimes, physical reinstallation can resolve detection problems.
10. **Contact Support:**
If none of the above steps resolve the issue, consider contacting Asus customer support or the manufacturer's support for further assistance. There could be a hardware problem with the sound card or compatibility issues with your specific motherboard.
Remember to back up your important data and settings before making significant changes to your system configuration.