Hey guys and gals,

I've recently formatted to Windows 7 and everything has been going fine except for my audio card. I am using a Xonar DS PCI card on a conroe kentsfield fsb 1066 motherboard.

Basically, under the Device Manager, the drivers for the card always show the Code 39 error (Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing.)

I have reinstalled and uninstalled several times and have gotten nowhere. I have also experimented a little with trying to use Vista drivers, both with and without compatibility checked for Vista. This issue occurs with both the "Microsoft drivers" the OS provides (Is there any way to turn off this automatic install of their drivers? They're not very good...) and the official Asus drivers.

The only slightly more technical solution I have tried is looking for the Upper and Lower filter registries under the Audio card driver registry entries to delete them, but it does not seem to have any (Solution at: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/findbyerrormessage/a/code-39-error.htm)

Please please PLEASE, any help would be greatly appreciated. It is not the card, I have tried another very old card (Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit) which gave the same problems, and the card did work on XP not a day before.


hi,have you tried the beta driver for win7 ,i have never used it so use at your own risk

sorry i removed the link as it was so full of driver download programs i couldn't find the download link for the driver, you could google it and look for yourself
Asus Xonar DS Audio Driver 8.17.72 Beta for Win7 Driver

edit maybe this site will work . select product ,serice ,model, and OS, chose win7