You are likely to experience some audio problem when a C-Media driver error occurs. Sometimes, these driver errors may also cause your computer to freeze. Here we will discuss the two most common C-Media driver errors and their solutions.
Error 1: Your Windows computer crashes abruptly. When you check the error report, it points towards some error in cm uda.sys
To resolve the issue, update your C-Media audio driver. You can update drivers manually or automatically. Both methods are discussed below.
Updating C-Media audio drivers manually
- Click the Windows icon in the taskbar
- Click Control Panel to open its corresponding window
- Locate and click Device Manager
- Locate and double-click the installed C-Media hardware device to access its properties dialog box
- Click the Driver tab
- Click the Update Driver button
- Click Search automatically for updated driver software, and follow the onscreen instructions
If the listed feature is unable to procure the latest C-Media audio driver, we recommend you download and install the latest driver manually from C-Media’s official website.
Updating C-Media audio driver automatically
The easiest and fastest way of updating a C-Media audio driver or any driver, for that matter, is by using an advanced and fast driver update tool. Invest in a reliable driver update tool to get the latest device drivers at the click of a mouse.
Error 2: Your Windows computer is not producing any audio and the volume tab is not active in the Sound and Audio Device Properties window. The error code generated in Device Manager is “Code 10 (The Device Cannot Start)”.
This error, in most cases, occurs when C-Media device driver is not installed correctly or when the installed driver is corrupt. You can resolve the error by reinstalling your C-Media driver or by installing the latest C-Media device driver.
To reinstall a C-Media device driver, perform the following steps:
- Open Device Manager
- Locate and double-click your C-Media device
- Click the Driver tab
- Click the Uninstall button, and follow the onscreen instructions
- Close the device properties dialog box
- Click the Action menu in the Device Manager window, and then click Scan for Hardware changes and follow the onscreen instructions
If the error persists even after you’ve completed these steps, you will need to download and install the latest C-Media device driver. This, as mentioned before, you can do manually or automatically, with the latter option often being more reliable, effective, and faster.