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Help with Acer x1700 Audio Drivers


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AwaKe

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I recently (5-6 months ago) bought an Acer Aspire x1700 it had Windows Vista Home Basic included, but i never really liked Vista, so today i formatted it so i could install XP

I did so, and everyting was fine until i tried to install the audio drivers

I downloaded them from Acer website, there was 2 rar files there:

Audio_NVIDIA_1.0.0.26_XPx86

and

Audio_Realtek_ALC888S_6.0.1.5688_XPx86

The nVidia one had very few files and no installer, so i opened the Realtek one, which had an installer, i installed it but it didn't work, it still says i have no audio drivers

I don't know if i installed it the right way, or i need to do something else but i can't seem to fix it

I really need help with this because i'm a hardcore gamer and i need the sound

I'll provide screenshots of the files included in both rars if needed, i just need my sound to work

P.S.: All the other driver worked, this is the only one that doesn't work
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Hi AwaKe and welcome to Geeks to Go.

First off it is very difficult to back a system down from Vista to XP. This is because if the system was built for Vista, it is difficult to find drivers for XP (they do not build them anymore). You just have to get lucky.

After we get everything going, I strongly suggest that you burn all the drivers to a CD and put them in a spot where you can find them.

Please Go to
1: STARTand the click on RUN
2: Type in devmgmt.msc
3: Click Enter
4. Look for any entries with Yellow Exclamation ! marks or Red X's

In your next reply please include those results

Download and install Free Everest Home Edition
Open it.
1: In left pane expand Computer folder.
2: Click once on Summary
3: In upper menu, go Report
4: And then to Quick Report-Summary
5: Save it in text file, and paste it in your next post.

DO NOT INCLUDE ANYTHING UNDER THE LINE THAT SAYS "DEBUG- PCI"

That should give us something to start with and hopefully identify some components.

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Where did the XP come from?
Did you purchase a new XP for the purpose of doing this?
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--------[ EVEREST Home Edition © 2003-2005 Lavalys, Inc. ]------------------------------------------------------------

Version EVEREST v2.20.405
Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
Report Type Quick Report
Computer USUARIO
Generator Administrador
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2009-11-15
Time 10:50


--------[ Summary ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Computer:
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name USUARIO
User Name Administrador

Motherboard:
CPU Type Unknown, 2400 MHz (4 x 600)
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset Unknown
System Memory 1792 MB
BIOS Type AMI (02/26/09)
Communication Port Puerto de comunicaciones (COM1)

Display:
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 630i (512 MB)
Monitor Monitor Plug and Play [NoDB] (LGL0W0154330)

Storage:
IDE Controller Controladora estándar PCI IDE de doble canal
IDE Controller Controladora estándar PCI IDE de doble canal
Disk Drive Generic- Compact Flash USB Device
Disk Drive ST3320813AS (298 GB, IDE)
Disk Drive Generic- SM/xD/SD/MMC/MS USB Device
Optical Drive HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH40F
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 142484 MB (131165 MB free)
F: (NTFS) 146372 MB (48403 MB free)
Total Size 282.1 GB (175.4 GB free)

Input:
Keyboard Teclado estándar de 101/102 teclas o Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse Mouse compatible con HID
Mouse Mouse PS/2 de Microsoft

Network:
Network Adapter NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller (192.168.1.64)

Peripherals:
USB Device Dispositivo de almacenamiento masivo USB
USB Device Dispositivo de interfaz humana USB
USB Device USB2.0 JPEG WebCam

That's what i got there, some parts are in spanish because it's spanish version of XP (Yeah i speak spanish) hope you guys understand

The XP is some CD i had from a long time ago, i always use it when i format PC's

Some extra details is that when i go to Control Panel, and check Audioand volume stuff it says there's no Audio device detected, also i don't see a yellow mark for audio devices in the device manager does this is because of the driver or because my audio card is [bleep]ed up?

Also if it fixes my Audio, i'm willing to go back to Vista if i need to...

Thanks for your help, hope someone can find how to fix my audio.
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Onboard audio or a add on card?
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Onboard audio or a add on card?

I think it's an onboard
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Backing down is going to be very tough.

Did you try HERE

Chipset should always be installed first.
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Backing down is going to be very tough.

Did you try HERE

Chipset should always be installed first.


yeah, that's where i got the drivers, installed everything, but audio doesn't seem to work, as i said before there were two Audio drivers rar files, i installed the realtek one, but nothing, the nvidia one has some few dll's i don't know if i should copy them somewhere, i can list the files included if you want, they're few

Thanks for your help.
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You did not go to that link because the version numbers are different than what you showed on post 1. Also it has only 1 audio driver.
Did you install the chipset driver? That installs stuff that is needed for the next step.


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You did not go to that link because the version numbers are different than what you showed on post 1. Also it has only 1 audio driver.
Did you install the chipset driver? That installs stuff that is needed for the next step.


I think that's because you're on the Notebook area, i need drivers for Desktop...

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The XP is some CD i had from a long time ago, i always use it when i format PC's

Same reg key on used?
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The XP is some CD i had from a long time ago, i always use it when i format PC's

Same reg key on used?

Yes i always use the same key
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This is illegal and against Microsoft's EULA
You can not load the same reg key on different systems and have it active at the same time.
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Ok, you never stated and I assumed.
So there are still a couple questions that need to be answered.

Is the XP OS installed on multiple systems?
Did you install the chipset drivers?
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Howdy:

1: Where did you get the XP install cd from - downloaded it.. got it with a different system or what?

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