I got this old laptop 2 weeks ago and I was trying to update the original xp software and drivers.
For the most part it was easy untill I tryed to update my sound. I was having trouble finding the right file so I decided to try Realtek AC'97 sound device and that uninstalled my original Sigmatel sound controller with out warning. I ended up getting the blue warning screen and had to Delete the Realtek program in Safe Mode. Now it tells me I have no sound device but the Realtek AC'97 shows up under my "Legacy Audio Driver Properties" (audio devices; audio for realtek ac97 audio)(MIDI devices; midi for realtek ac97 audio)(Mixer divices; mixer for realtek audio). I keep trying to delete these but they just pop back up. I would like my sound back or any sound.
I have a gateway 400vtx laptop with intel celeron integrated 32 bit graphics.
On another note I downloaded PC Wizard 2013 and that program does not load. It scans my laptop and stops responding when it scans the Drive controller.
Also I try to download other sound devices from intel and it just trys to install Realtek AC'97 again or it says the file is not compatible.
Edited by reach1, 22 May 2014 - 06:45 PM.