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Audio Drivers Reinstalling Themselves


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#1 sprank

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 09:32 PM

I have an ASUS UX303UB laptop that I got for Christmas. The audio sounded awful (zero bass) when I first got it so I consulted the Internet and uninstalled the "Contextant SmartAudio HD" items in the device manager (maybe that wasn't a great idea) expecting to have to reinstall new ones but when I restarted the laptop It already had new drivers called "High Definition Audio Device". I looked this up and apparently it was normal and the audio sounded far better than before so I kept it and watched a few hours of shows. There was occasional stuttering/loud buzzing noises which scared me because my parents laptop had that and now it crashes constantly. I left for something and when I came back everything was frozen except for the cursor and the audio still played but Ctrl Alt Del didn't work so I shut it down and when I restarted it had reinstalled the Contextant drivers with the same abysmal sound. I have undergone this process several times since. Any advice?

 



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Posted 30 January 2017 - 02:03 PM

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 03:07 PM

Just to be clear, it depends on what "it" is installing these drivers.  It could be Windows or it could be a control program related to your audio setup (the former is more likely, but).   On my computer Windows has never installed any video driver update because AMD uses its own control program to check the status of the drivers and updates them as it sees fit.

 

If it's Windows that's doing it, and you can check your Windows Update history to see if it is, then have a look at the thread from this very forum that started on January 26th entitled, windows updating to incorrect driver


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