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22-Dec-2011, 07:39 PM #1
High Definition Audio cannot be installed
I cannot seem to install any audio driver on my PC. Upon startup, a dialog box saying that the driver for the Audio Device on High Definition Audio is not configured. I tried installing it from Realtek, but nothing happens. Also, I tried installing it from my Nvidia chipset driver, but also nothing happened. What can I do?
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22-Dec-2011, 07:42 PM #2
First we'll need to the make & model of the computer, or the make and model of the motherboard as well as the version of Windows including if its 32-bit or 64-bit.
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23-Dec-2011, 04:53 AM #3
Intel Core 2 Duo, motherboard is Nvidia GeForce 7050/ Nvidia nForce 610i . OS is Windows XP Professional 32 bit.
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23-Dec-2011, 09:46 AM #4
Those are the chipset numbers, but we really need the motherboard manufacturer and part number; or if it is Dell or HP or Gateway (etc), the manugacturer and model.

If you are running XP ServicePack 3, many HD drivers that were available before SP3 will not install. If this is the case there is a registry edit to trick the driver installer into thinking you have SP2. See this article for instructions: http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ix-361897.html
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23-Dec-2011, 10:21 AM #5
Rather then editing the registry, you should install SP3 as its a requirement for many things including many drivers such as HD Audio: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=24
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23-Dec-2011, 01:07 PM #6
So, what should I do? I have XP SP3 running. I'll try your path Frank4d
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23-Dec-2011, 01:13 PM #7
You still need to post the exact model of the motherboard or system.
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23-Dec-2011, 01:16 PM #8
Manufacturer is PCCHIPS, mdoel P55G version 1.0 .
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23-Dec-2011, 01:16 PM #9
Reinstall this driver: http://www.geforce.com/Drivers/Results/30518

Edit: You have a VIA audio chip, not Realtek.

Here's the PCCHips website for your motherboard with the VIA Audio driver to download: http://www.pcchips.com.tw/PCCWebSite...uID=44&LanID=0

Or you can use the generic VIA Audio driver from here: http://www.via.com.tw/en/support/drivers.jsp
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23-Dec-2011, 01:18 PM #10
Do I still need to tweak my CDS registry key?
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23-Dec-2011, 01:27 PM #11
No, you don't need to tweak the registry, you juts need to install the correct VIA audio drivers rather then the incorrect Realtek drivers.
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23-Dec-2011, 01:34 PM #12
Agreed. I have only seen the compatibility issue with Realtek HD audio drivers that are older than XP SP3; should not be a problem since you have VIA audio.
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24-Dec-2011, 03:23 AM #13
Thanks. Problem solved.
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24-Dec-2011, 01:40 PM #14
Good to hear
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