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PROCEDURE to PERMANENTLY DISABLE THE NVIDIA HD sound device
« on: November 26, 2011, 02:36:10 AM »
  THIS MIGHT HAVE TO BE REPEATED WITH ANY VIDEO  DRIVER UPDATE IN THE FUTURE.
 
1.  Go into Device Manager- go under Display Adapters go into properties for your Gforce series Card and see what says for 
     location.. E.G. "PCI bus 18 "
2. Go to System Devices in Device Manager
3. You will see two HD audio devices.. check them both to see which one matches your Geforce series pci bus
    location.  disable (not uninstall) the one that matches your Gforce series card.
4. Check under sound devices and it should no longer be there (this step might or might not require a restart)   
  FOR SLI SYSTEMS THERE WILL BE AN HD SOUND DEVICE FOR EACH CARD

 I ALSO RECOMMEND UNINSTALLING THE SURROUND DRIVERS UNLESS OTHERWISE NEEDED AND CHANGING THE NVIDIA CONTROL PANEL TO "SINGLE DISPLAY PERFORMANCE MODE" (this will help with flickering)  AND SET TO MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE POWER MODE IN CONTROL MANAGER THEN POWER MANAGEMENT


  Now if you want to, you can follow these proceedures to clean out your drivers) although you might not have to but
it is a good idea to clean your drivers after this and steps 1-6 are a template on how to uninstall and reinstall display drivers.
 
 
DOWNLOAD>  Driver Sweeper from http://www.guru3d.com/content-page/guru3d-driver-sweeper.html

 1. Download Driver Sweeper and driver cleaner and install them.  mainly need driver  google them. also down load the latest audio drivers from evga and the latest Nvidia drivers straight from Nvidia. 
2. boot up GO INTO PROGRAMS AND FEATURES IN CONTROL PANEL. Uninstall Nvidia Physx and Nvidia surround driver.  DO NOT UNINSTALL NVIDIA DRIVERS ON NVIDIA CONTROL PANEL YET.
3. Reboot. Go into safe mode (press F8 repeatedly upon power up)
4. While in SafeMode go into program and features now selected Nvidia Drivers then uninstall them. it will then ask you to reboot the computer DO NOT REBOOT YET SELECT NO. 
5.  While still in safemode open Driversweeper select nvidia display and click analyze. when it is done click on clean.  Then open driver cleaner. click on the box that says "use multiple filters" the select Nvidia, Nvida wdm and nvidia stereo.
6. Once you have finished with driver sweeper and driver cleaner reboot back in to regular mode. open device manager and check to see if your display adapter reads "Generic video adapter" or something along those lines and that it is a microsoft driver.  then check your sound drivers to make sure that All 4 Nvidia soundrivers are uninstalled. Once you have verified that all the nvidia drivers are uninstalled REBOOT INTO SAFEMODE. 
7.  WHILE IN SAFEMODE.  Go into open programs and see if there is anything labeled Realtek audio drivers if there is uninstall that. DO NOT REBOOT YET.  Open device manager and go to sound devices and select any remaining audio devices and uninstall them. then open driver sweeper and clean out the left over files. After using driver sweeper you can now Reboot into regular mode. 
8.  After reboot open up device manager and make sure that all the drivers you uninstalled and cleaned out were replaced by Generic Microsoft Drivers.  Then install The nvidia display drivers and disable windows automatic updates.  Now reboot.
9. after you reboot go into device manager and DISABLE the 4 nvidia sound driver the REBOOT BACK INTO SAFEMODE.  Once you are back in safemode open up device manager and uninstall the Nvidia sound drivers.  if they won't uninstall then make sure they are disabled in safemode.  Reboot into Normal Mode.
10. Now download updated sound drivers and  install or reinstall your onboard audio drivers then reboot.
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If you are having issues you can go to device manager and right click the nVidia sound  devices and choose disable, not uninstall.
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Driver Sweeper download is corrupt, tried it three times.

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Here's my configuration

GTX-580
PCI bus 3, device 0, funtion 0

Sound Devices x 2
HD Audio Controller
PCI bus 3, device 0, Function 1.... disabled (Code 22)

HD Audio Controller
PCI bus 0, device 27, funtion 0...... enabled

Sound Controllers x 2
eClaro
PCI bus 8, device 0, funtion 0

High Definition Audio Device
Location 0 (Internal HD Audio Bus)  Microsoft

I'm not sure about that second device in Sound Controllers.............. any ideas?

there are no onboard drivers for internal sound ever loaded when I did the Mother board drivers.