Each type of audio hardware - both onboard and offboard - has its own unique identifier (called a PCI ID) that identifies it to the operating system.
Windows' PCI ID software is grossly out of date - almost 6 years now if you're using XP, and 2 if you're using Vista! Driver Robot's PCI ID database is updated regularly, giving it a 99% success rate in identifying audio hardware that Windows can't.
In 2 minutes Driver Turbo downloads the exact, most up-to-date driver for your system, improving your computer's overall performance and stability.
To ensure you get the correct drivers, simply download and run Driver Turbo. When a PC produces no audio output, check several different factors to find the culprit.
Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it.
Conexant Smart Audio HD Reinstall the drivers for this device.
For Windows to use the special features of your sound card (like mixing, multiple inputs and outputs, recording settings, etc.), it needs the correct driver.
Time Required: It usually takes around 15 minutes to update a driver a Windows, even less time if the driver is self-installable or you get it via Windows Update (more on all of that below).
Follow the easy steps below to update drivers in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP: Optional Walkthrough: If you'd like to follow the process below, but with more details and screenshots for each step, use my Step by Step Guide to Updating Drivers in Windows instead.
You might need to update drivers in Windows when a new piece of hardware you've installed doesn't work automatically or maybe after upgrading to a new version of Windows.
Updating drivers is also a great troubleshooting step when the device is having some kind of problem or is generating an error, like a Device Manager error code.