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Multimedia Audio Controller and Audio driver problem


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Hello,

Recently reformated computer. Installed all the necessary drivers from the Dell website, in the specified order, yet the audio driver is being stubborn. It will not install! I receive the messgae "The audio driver files do not support your computer's hardware".
Under the device manage the MAC has a yellow question mark. The computer will not add the hardware. I remember having this problem last time I reformatted, but cannot remember how i solved it. However, eve then I only managed to get 2 of the 5 speakers working.

I have a Dell Dimension 3000, with Windows XP as my operating system.

Thank you to anyone who can help.
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I had some cases in which older computers could not install audio drivers downloaded from the manufacturer's site. I solved this by downloading the driver from the chip maker. For this you have to know what device is installed in your computer. Download Everest from the link below. Install and open it. Click on "Multimedia" and then click "pci/pnp audio". The details of the device will show on the right side. Use the details to search for driver. If you need help, post the details here.
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Thanks for your reply. Here are the details of the device:

Device Description Type
Creative SB Live! 24-bit Sound Card PCI

What should I do now? Thanks.
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Use this link to download the driver.
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Ah Yes it worked! Thanks a lot for your help!
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You are welcome.
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Ei I also have the same problem with xssb.

Unfortunately I'm having a different audio device.

I also downloaded Everest.

I have here..

Device Description
Sis 7012 Audio Device PCI
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Hi Britrey. The drivers for your audio device are found here

http://driver.sis.co...012/a12112d.zip

Those are for Windows XP. Let us know if this solves your problem.






File Name a12112d.zip
Version v 1.12d
Release Date 2005-06-09
Support Products
SiS966L , SiS966 , SiS965L , SiS965 , SiS961 , SiS964 , SiS963 , SiS962 , SiS964L , SiS963L , SiS962L , SiSM661MX , SiS648 , SiSM661FX , SiS760 , SiS755 , SiS755FX , SiS748 , SiS745 , SiS746 , SiS746FX , SiS741 , SiS735 , SiS661FX , SiS655TX , SiS655FX , SiS651 , SiS655 , SiS648MX , SiS648FX ,

Edited by AitrusSkyy, 24 September 2008 - 07:49 AM.

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AitrusSkyy :)

Thank you so much for your reply. After a day I posted the message, I thought no one would ever care for my problem. hehe!

Now, actually, I have already visited a lot of sites dude. And just yesterday, I was able to visit the site that you've provided. I already have the file yesterday. I tried to install it and unfortunately here's the error. :)

UpdateDriverForPlugAndPlayDevices
Error: -536870397

Sis 7012 PCI Audio Driver Setup - InstallShield Wizard
Error: Fail to install audio driver for Windows XP.
Setup will exit.


Waaaaaaaaaaaaah!

By the way, here's the complete details about my PC. I used Everest.

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Operating System System Model
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600) System Serial Number: 12
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.40 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: AOpen MX46U2-GN 9188T10301
Serial Number: 33701450KN3E
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix/Award Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 08/19/2003
Drives Memory Modules c,d
40.01 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
20.07 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

SAMSUNG CD-ROM SC-152A
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

ST340015A [Hard drive] (40.02 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 5LA5C7HH, rev 3.01, SMART Status: Healthy 608 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'A0' has 512 MB
Slot 'A2' has 128 MB
Slot 'A4' is Empty
Local Drive Volumes

c: (NTFS on drive 0) 20.01 GB 14.17 GB free
d: (FAT32 on drive 0) 19.99 GB 5.90 GB free

Network Drives
None detected
Users (mouse over user name for details) Printers
local user accounts last logon
BRiT -R-e-Y- 9/5/2008 6:54:07 AM (admin)
local system accounts
Administrator never (admin)
Guest never
HelpAssistant never
SUPPORT_388945a0 never


Marks a disabled account; Marks a locked account None detected
Controllers Display
Standard floppy disk controller
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
SiS PCI IDE Controller SiS 650GX [Display adapter]
CTX 16.3 [Monitor] (16.3"vis)
Bus Adapters Multimedia
SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller (2x)
SiS PCI to USB Enhanced Host Controller None detected
Communications Other Devices

Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC
primary Auto IP Address: 192.168.1.2 / 24
Gateway: 192.168.1.1
Dhcp Server: 192.168.1.1
Physical Address: 00:01:80:4A:F6:41

Networking Dns Server: 192.168.1.1
USB Human Interface Device
Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
HID-compliant mouse
USB Root Hub (3x)
Virus Protection [Back to Top]
ESET NOD32 Antivirus 3.0 Version 3.0
Realtime File Scanning On



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I hope you can help me, because it's already a week now that I was not able to hear my MP3's... hehehe!
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The next thing you can try is a manual update as opposed to running the setup.

Extract the files from the link I gave you.

Next cright click your "MY COMPUTER" and select properties.

When this window opens hit the HARDWARE tab at the top, then click the DEVICE MANAGER button.

When the next window pops open you should see either an audio device with a yellow exclamation point, or click the + on "Sound, video and game controllers".

When you do finally find your audio device simply double click it, then click the "driver" tab then "update driver".

Can windows search for the driver.... click NO, click next
Choose to install from a specific location, click next
Then choose the box that says "Include this location in the search" then click "browse" and browse to the folder you extracted making sure you choose the winxp folder in it "a12112d\WinXP".

Now click next and see what happens for you.
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The next thing you can try is a manual update as opposed to running the setup.

Extract the files from the link I gave you.

Next cright click your "MY COMPUTER" and select properties.

When this window opens hit the HARDWARE tab at the top, then click the DEVICE MANAGER button.

When the next window pops open you should see either an audio device with a yellow exclamation point, or click the + on "Sound, video and game controllers".

When you do finally find your audio device simply double click it, then click the "driver" tab then "update driver".

Can windows search for the driver.... click NO, click next
Choose to install from a specific location, click next
Then choose the box that says "Include this location in the search" then click "browse" and browse to the folder you extracted making sure you choose the winxp folder in it "a12112d\WinXP".

Now click next and see what happens for you.



Waaaaaaaaaah!

I've already done that as well.

But I tried it again for you but still it didn't work.

I followed your instructions and here's the error:

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Cannot Install this Hardware

The hardware was not installed
because the wizard cannot find
the necessary software.


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And by the way,

on the Device Manager Window

I have:

===========================
? Other Devices:
** ?! Multimedia Audio Controller
** ?! PCI Simple Communications Controller
===========================

Each line is having a BIG Question Mark on the left. hehe!
Both MAC and PCI has another sign on it - Exclamation Point.



By the away, I really appreciate your help. I hope WE can solve this problem.
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Alright lets take a look at your motherboard.

google "cpuz" and download it. Run it. Tell me your motherboard make and model (I didn't see it on the list above).

Nevermind to the above. Think I see it. One moment.


Download CPUZ anyways and check your BIOS version.

Edited by AitrusSkyy, 25 September 2008 - 07:42 AM.

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I want you to give this a shot. If this wont install because you have xp, let me know and we will try an xp driver.

ftp://ftp.aopen.com/pub/driver/mb/realtek...io/audio335.exe


Try this one for xp...

ftp://ftp.aopen.com/pub/driver/mb/realtek.../realtek343.exe

This is a different audio driver, but it is supposed to be what your board has...

Edited by AitrusSkyy, 25 September 2008 - 07:47 AM.

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I want you to give this a shot. If this wont install because you have xp, let me know and we will try an xp driver.

ftp://ftp.aopen.com/pub/driver/mb/realtek...io/audio335.exe


Try this one for xp...

ftp://ftp.aopen.com/pub/driver/mb/realtek.../realtek343.exe

This is a different audio driver, but it is supposed to be what your board has...



:)

AitrusSkyy

:)


Thank You Very Much!
You're such an angel!


I downloaded the first link.
I don't have WinZip, so I downloaded one.


... and WOW! You have already resolved my problem.

GENIUS!



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You know what, I was so frustrated for the past days. I never expected that my problem will be resolved today.
Actually, I really need to have an audio on my PC today, because I need to hear Britney's new single, entitled "Womanizer"...

... and wow! I really appreciate your help! I just realized how helpful it is to visit forums such as GEEKS TO GO! Whew! Again, THANK YOU.

Probably, I have to scan some topics in this website. I know I will learn A LOT. I just need to do this because I'm an IT graduate. and sadly, I was not able to solve the problem. Bwahaha! Shame on ME!

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Excellent :).

Yea It appears the Everest program was incorrect about the stated audio found on your machine. Thanks for letting us know it worked out for you.
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