I decided it was time to wipe my Asus N55SL and install a clean copy of Windows 10 on it. Everything went fine except I cannot for the life of me get the "High Definition Audio Device" to accept the Realtek Driver or give out any sound at all. I tried both the driver from ASUS and then as a last ditch attempt directly from Realtek. The odd thing is in device manager it says it cannot start the device. After struggling with it I was thinking maybe it's the new driver signing that Windows 10 wants so I installed Windows 7 on it. Once again no go on installing the ASUS driver and now it's giving a "Code 10" stating the "High Definition Audio Device" cannot start. I uninstalled it and rebooted the computer but still keeps going back to that state. The sound was working fine with Windows 10 before I wiped it and this isn't the first time I've wiped it and used the ASUS driver. Any thoughts on what else I can try to make the device start so it will take a proper driver and work?
Intel I7-2600k, Asus P8P67, 16GB DDR3 1600mhz, Geforce GTX 1070, ASUS Xonar D2, Samsung Evo 250GB, Western Digital Black 1TB, Corsair HX750w