I haven't posted here in a while, but you guys've helped me out plenty of times in the past. And I'm having a bit of a problem right now. Today I reformatted a computer that belongs to my Dad's office buddy. We need to go put it back in the office tomorrow, and I can't seem to get the correct audio driver for the computer.
I did a fresh install of Windows XP and tried using the audio driver given on eMachine's website, but it's no use.
eMachine T3624's Support Website
Copied from the above link:
CPU : Intel® Celeron® D 330 Processor
Operates at 2.66GHz
256KB L2 cache and 533MHz FSB
Operating System : Genuine Microsoft® Windows® XP Home
Chipset : Intel® 845GV chipset
Memory : 256MB DDR 333
Expandable to 2GB
Hard Drive : 60GB 7200rpm, 2MB cache
Optical Drive : CD-RW Optical - 48x Max Write (48 × 24 x 48)
Media Reader : None
Video : Intel® Extreme Graphics 3D
64MB shared video memory
Sound : AC '97 audio
Network : Intel® PRO 10/100Mbps integrated Ethernet
Modem : 56K ITU v.92-ready Fax/Modem
Peripherals : Standard keyboard, 2-button wheel mouse, amplified stereo speakers
Ports/Other : 6 USB 2.0 (2 in front, 4 in back), 1 VGA external connector, 1 serial, 1 parallel, 2 PS/2, 5 audio (2 in front, 3 in back)
Dimensions : 7.25"W x 14.25"H x 16"D
There's a download link for a SoundMax AC '97 driver, but it boots up and shuts down saying that it can't find a file in C:\Drivers\Audio\DownloadedDriver_1-7-2005\Setup.exe
Funnily enough - the file is there.
There's a folder that was created by this software download called "C:\Drivers\Audio\OriginalDriver"
with a readme.txt file inside that says:
There was not a driver originally stored in the C:\Drivers\Audio
folder. Therefore this folder was created to mark the place to where
the original Audio driver would have been copied. If you intend
to leave the updated Audio driver in the folder we have placed it
then please leave this folder here as well. Thank you for your
continued interest in eMachines products.
The eMachines Customer Care Team"
Can you guys help me make heads or tails of this? I've been trying to install Realtek AC '97 drivers from Cnet all night, and I'm getting nowhere. It's the one thing that's making this computer incomplete!!
Thanks in advance,