Question Asus Xonar STX II not working after second m.2 NVME install

Norman Abuata

Jul 30, 2013
Good evening all,

I have a particularly annoying problem with this POS asus trash.

I just installed a second m.2 NVME drive and after i did my sound card completely stopped working for literally no reason.

Things i have tried:

Verifying cables are plugged in.

Reseating into new PCI slot

Reinstalling drivers

Restoring to an earlier date

I see it in my sound devices playing sound but i cannot hear anything. I also cannot change any of the device settings from their proprietary trash software because it says there's "no power"


System Information
Time of this report: 12/3/2020, 18:51:55
Machine name: DESKTOP-0MII1U3
Machine Id: {D9B9384C-DB09-4D7D-B328-8AB68FA20200}
Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit (10.0, Build 18363) (18362.19h1_release.190318-1202)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: 0906 (type: UEFI)
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700K CPU @ 4.20GHz (8 CPUs), ~4.2GHz
Memory: 32768MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 32692MB RAM
Page File: 7340MB used, 30215MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 12
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
Miracast: Available, with HDCP
Microsoft Graphics Hybrid: Not Supported
DirectX Database Version: Unknown
DxDiag Version: 10.00.18362.0387 64bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

Display Devices
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Type: Full Device (POST)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1E84&SUBSYS_1337196E&REV_A1
Device Problem Code: No Problem
Driver Problem Code: Unknown
Display Memory: 24357 MB
Dedicated Memory: 8011 MB
Shared Memory: 16346 MB
Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (144Hz)
HDR Support: Not Supported
Display Topology: Internal
Display Color Space: DXGI_COLOR_SPACE_RGB_FULL_G22_NONE_P709
Color Primaries: Red(0.648438,0.332031), Green(0.325195,0.620117), Blue(0.155273,0.057617), White Point(0.312500,0.328125)
Display Luminance: Min Luminance = 0.500000, Max Luminance = 270.000000, MaxFullFrameLuminance = 270.000000
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: VG278
Monitor Id: AUS27AF
Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (60.000Hz)
Output Type: Displayport External
Monitor Capabilities: HDR Not Supported
Advanced Color: Not Supported
Driver Name: C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_dispi.inf_amd64_ba8c9c14f3d320cb\nvldumdx.dll,C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_dispi.inf_amd64_ba8c9c14f3d320cb\nvldumdx.dll,C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_dispi.inf_amd64_ba8c9c14f3d320cb\nvldumdx.dll,C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_dispi.inf_amd64_ba8c9c14f3d320cb\nvldumdx.dll
Driver File Version: 27.21.0014.5206 (English)
Driver Version:
DDI Version: 12
Feature Levels: 12_1,12_0,11_1,11_0,10_1,10_0,9_3,9_2,9_1
Driver Model: WDDM 2.6
Graphics Preemption: Pixel
Compute Preemption: Dispatch
Miracast: Not Supported
Detachable GPU: No
Hybrid Graphics GPU: Not Supported
Power P-states: Not Supported
Virtualization: Paravirtualization
Block List: No Blocks
Catalog Attributes: Universal:False Declarative:True
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 8/11/2020 7:00:00 PM, 1038352 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: Unknown
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-5DC4-11CF-886E-39331BC2D635}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x1E84
SubSys ID: 0x1337196E
Revision ID: 0x00A1
Driver Strong Name: oem21.inf:0f066de3ed1dddbd:Section001:\ven_10de&dev_1e84
Rank Of Driver: 00CF2001