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Realtek audio Driver Install Error


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StewBizzle

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Hey everyone, I am at a bit of a loss at this point, so I am hoping someone can help with this...

I have Realtek AC'97 Audio built into my ASUS A8N-SLI Premium motherboard running on Vista Home Premium x64. The drivers I have downloaded from the ASUS website, from the Realtek website, whether the new or older versions fail to install! Vista gives me an error saying "cannot verify the publisher of the driver, " providing me with either the option to install anyway, or not. Despite clicking INSTALL ANYWAY, Vista hangs for a second, then comes up with the same message, same options... I have attempted trying to wait it out, thinking multiple .dll's are being installed, and Vista needs verification for each one, to no avail. I have tried using the boot option to disable driver signing, as well as installing in safe mode. Neither have worked. I would greatly appreciate any help, as I have not been able to find a solution, and not having sound is kind of killing my Vista experience!

Thanks :)
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Are you using a driver for 64-bit Vista? If you're trying to use a 32-bit driver, it'll complain. If in doubt check the system requirement on the download page for your board on the Asus website.
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It says the driver is for both 64 and 32 bit versions of Vista, and it comes with a separate folder for Vista x64, but I cannot find a specific setup file within that folder. There are multiple applications, and severals .cab's, but other than that, I seem to only be able to run the install setup from the main setup.exe file.
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Finally managed to find some info regarding this issue. After looking at the hardware id's in device manager for my missing devices, I realized I had disabled onboard audio (realtek) in the BIOs. As a result, the installation failed to find any hardware that was applicable. Upon reenabling the hardware, the drivers installed fine, and worked. Always the simple things...

The missing drivers found in device manager turned out to be hardware for a midi port, and an old gaming port, neither of which are supported by Vista, or my mobo's manufacturer.

Edited by StewBizzle, 13 April 2008 - 07:03 PM.

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