As the title implies, whenever I open FxSound, it will crash after switching the output device. But it does not crash when switching the equalizer template though, just the output.
I know something like this was posted last year, but I already have tried uninstalling and reinstalling this, several times. And I did fix the issue for a bit(few days) by doing this, but now it has resurfaced and doing the same thing isn’t cutting it.
I have also gone into the %appdata% to do a full clearing of FxSound (in the Roaming folder), and that also did not work.
Is there something I can do to fix this? Or something that I’m missing?
Good afternoon @Superspeeder,
Have you already tried reinstalling after fully uninstalling the driver?
The risks involved in uninstalling the FxSound driver are close to zero, so it might be worth a try.
First, here are the instructions on how to check if the FxSound driver was installed properly:
And here are the instructions on how to manually delete the driver:
I have tried uninstalling the driver(and reinstalling it), and I have also gone through almost everything in your checklist. But it still doesn’t fix the issue. I am able to switch outputs, but it still crashes. But rather it crashes a second after rather than immediately after switching.
The only one I haven’t touched is the version rollback. How exactly do I go about doing that?
Uninstall via Control Panel, download the version you wish to install, and run the .exe.
(You were right to ask though, since running the .exe of an older version simply makes a pop-up appear stating that a newer version is already present; sorry about that.)
Thanks for the links! Though unfortunately, that still somehow hasn’t fixed my issue. I’ve downloaded both the .18 and .17 versions and even went down to the .14 version, all of which still experience the same issue. Is there anything else I can try to fix this?
Ok, so I wanna give what might be a long, but interesting update on my issue.
So I somehow managed to accidentally but not accidentally fix the crashing issue. All I did was click the red power button in the application before switching outputs. After I did so, I turned it back on and it was running perfectly fine. It did crash after switching to another output device after the power button thing, but after I re-loaded FxSound, I was able to switch through outputs with the button on just as I normally have before the whole crash situation arose.
I did however roll back to v18.104.22.168. But that’s just because my audio sounds quieter on the newer version than it does on the old one. For example, my audio at 20% volume is louder on 1.1.17 than it is at 20% on 1.1.19. And that’s just the way I was used to it. I may move up to 1.1.18 if it works the same as 1.1.17. But otherwise, I can just stick with 1.1.17 until another update and try upgrading then.
I’ll just have to hope this isn’t a temporary thing and that it will be permanent this time.
Glad you found a fix, for now; but could I kindly ask you to share a list of the audio devices you are using?
I figured, since the problem only occurs when switching devices, there might be a more elegant solution here that we’re simply overlooking.
So another update with that fix: The fix I had kinda works on and off. Yesterday after doing my fix the application worked fine. But today, the crashes still occur, and doing the fix is kind of a hit or miss with whether or not it crashes. Anyway, here’s that list:
I installed VoiceMeeter Banana a while ago, and started getting weird errors.
So I ended up disabling the VoiceMeeter devices in the Sound control panel.
I would similarly suggest disabling any and all sound devices (audio ànd recording, and hidden ones as well) that you never, or hardly ever, use or need.
Of course, your priorities are completely up to you to decide; but in this case, and lacking other troubleshooting options, I’d say temporarily disabling the devices you can do without during most of the time you use your computer, seems like the smartest precaution to take, if you want to avoid errors while enhancing audio with FxSound.