By Riduan Ahmed Rion
Last Updated on July 19, 2022
Last Updated on July 19, 2022
Last Updated on July 19, 2022
One of my friends recently faced an issue with his Conexant audio. He was getting a “Conexant audio device could not be found” message after starting the PC. When I got there to fix it, I had to try three different ways.
Then I noticed many people face the same issue, especially those who recently updated their windows to 10 or 11. So, I researched a lot and found some effective ways to fix it.
The error message can also appear as “Failed to create Conexant Audio Factory. The SmartAudio will now exit.” So, if you have problems like
Then do not worry at all. Follow my instruction and perform some updates, installing, uninstalling, and setting changes to solve it quickly.
The causes behind this Conexant audio problem are not so complicated to understand. Major Windows updates, driver updates, malware & viruses, improper settings, outdated drivers, or malfunction can trigger this issue.
Whatever the reason is, the solution is available here. The solutions I’m going to share with you will solve any problem with Conexant audio.
Some updates, installing, uninstalling, and setting changes are enough to eliminate this Conexant audio error message. Among them, driver update, rolling back driver, high definition audio, default sound, audio troubleshooter, and disabling enhancement are effective.
I divided all the tasks into six sections according to their effectiveness. In detail, I will show you how you can perform each task. Before jumping into the detailed actions, let’s have a quick look at the solutions and tasks.
Devices with Conexant audio drivers can have issues, especially after any update. Conexant does not provide drivers on its official website. So, many go for third-party websites to download it, creating hassle.
If you do not want to do it manually, you can take help from secondary applications. These applications will update all the outdated drivers on your PC.
DriverFix is another application with the same service. You can scan and update the drivers by simply running this application.
You need to uninstall the Conexant audio driver. You may ask how the audio will work if I uninstall the driver.
After uninstalling the driver, you need to restart the PC. After rebooting, your PC will automatically reinstall the driver and work fine.
If the Conexant audio does not work after the reboot, you have to install it manually. Go to solution number 1; you will find how to reinstall or update the Conexant audio driver.
If the updating and reinstalling do not work, you have to change some settings to fix the problem.
Disabling audio enhancement, disabling automatic driver updates, and changing the default sound format will solve the Conexant audio error.
Let’s see how you can fix these settings.
Watch this video so that you can perform the task properly.
Here’s a video to help you.
Generally, 44 kHz is set by default. 48 kHz is suitable for music creation, audio, and video. You have to choose the one that works fine with your device.
Some inbuilt software on your PC can solve the Conexant audio problem. Audio troubleshooter, CxUtilSvc, and MSConfig are such operations. All you have to do is to run them.
The application will scan any fault with your audio and troubleshoot them. Also, you can follow their instruction and troubleshoot the problem manually.
If the solutions mentioned above fail to work, you need to do some hardware and sound settings checks. These are not such complicated actions to take.
Usually, when an audio device does not work, we take these basic actions initially. For our slightest eye rolling, these can be a mistake.
Check if your volume is audible. Ensure the sound on your pc is not muted. Increase the volume to see if the connected devices work properly or not.
Check if the connected audio device is selected as the output device on the sound settings. Select both input and output devices correctly.
Check if any of the cables are damaged. A twisted, worn-out, or damaged wire can cause trouble for audio and sound settings.
Also, check if the audio devices are connected to your PC through the correct cable and correct port. Do not mix up the ports with the cables.
Rolling back the driver or rolling back the windows means going back to the previous version of the software.
You did not update your software just to return to the previous version. So, I kept the rollback option as the final solution. If any solutions did not work, then we have nothing to do except go back.
Watch this video tutorial if you want more details.
What To Do When Conexant Audio Is Not Working?
Try Updating your drivers, disabling audio enhancement, changing maximum memory, changing the default sound format, and running the Audio Troubleshooter.
How To Fix Conexant Audio Error In Windows 10?
Follow this setting Start> Device Manager> Sound, video game, and game controllers>Conexant audio driver> Properties> Driver> Update Driver.
Can Realtek Be Used Instead Of Conexant?
No, it can not be. Realtek and Conexant are two different applications or chipsets. You can not exchange them on one computer.
How To Enable The Conexant SmartAudio HD?
Follow this: Device Manager> Sound video and game controllers> Conexant Audio Device> Update Driver Software> Search automatically for updated driver software.
What Is Conexant SmartAudio High Definition?
It is a chipset that processes audio in a computer. With the help of this software, cAudioFilterAgent.exe runs the audio devices associated with it.
The “Conexant audio device could not be found” issue is not something to panic about. Follow the solutions I recommended, and the problem will be solved.
You don’t have to roam different sites for solutions. The solutions I gave are enough to fix this issue. Usually, after updating the latest Conexant audio drivers, the problem gets fixed.
If updating the driver does not help, there are five other ways to solve it. Even after going back to the previous version, you can try to update the driver and windows again.
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