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nightowl3058

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Hi,
I'm new to this so I hope I put this in the right place. I had pretty much the same problem as
friedpooodle. No audio mixer device detected. I recently upgraded my Compaq DeskPro to Windows XP from 98SE. The speakers (IBM) worked fine before the upgrade, but after, the multimedia controller and multimedia joystick controller in device manager had yellow question marks on them. (No driver installed).So I went online and downloaded the driver and installed it, and it took care of the joystick controller, but when it finished loading the driver for the multimedia device, it said the device couldn't be installed because it couldn't start? I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling it a couple dozen times, and nodda. Could somebody PLEASE help me and tell me why a device can't start? By the way, I'm new to this troubleshooting thing, so you'll have to translate your replies into "dummy" so I can understand. THANKS :tazz:
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If it's an original Compaq audio device about all you can do is go to the HP/Compaq website and get the drivers. There are actually two sites, one for home computers and one for professional (business), you want the pro site. Actually the pro computers are pretty well supported and you shouldn't have much problem at all, if they have drivers for XP. They may be listed as operating system independent.
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