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newbie needs help editing windows registry to get rid of unwanted file

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Xenos, Jan 15, 2002.

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  1. Xenos

    Xenos Thread Starter

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    Hello everyone. I need some advice on how to get rid of all my audio driver WDM file. Here are my system specs:
    AMD Athalon 1 GIG CPU
    ASUS A7V133 Socket A motheboard w/ KT133A Chipset
    VIA AC'97 WDM Audio controller(driver file version 5.10.00.3622) the date on the driver is 11-26-2001 (I have onboard audio on my mobo)
    VIA 4in1Drivers 436(on recommendation that 436 ones are the best for Windows 98SE)
    GeForce 2 MX 400 64MB w/ driver version 12.41
    512 Megs of RAM
    Windows 98SE

    Now I was told by several people that I am getting some issues with my current audio driver being WDM, and that I need to use a vXD file. Well I have the file, its located at the following link: http://www.soyousa.com/drivers.html

    It's the VIA sound version 109 one near the bottom of the list. Now this file is an executable so the only way I can get the file to install properly is extract it to a folder or something like that, because if i just click on it i get a DOS window and when i check device manager under sound part the audio controller hasnt changed. On the advice of several peoplem they told me to clean my registry of the old WDM audio files because they were interfering with my other audio file(the version 109 file). Can someone give me some help on how to edit my registry so I can clean my system of this WDM file so I can stop the stuttering in my games? I am a newbie at the registry stuff so any help is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. brianF

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    click on your desktop, right click, select create new folder.
    Once you have the folder, move the downloaded driver file into the folder. Once the driver file is in the folder double click it to extract the files(uncompress) in the executable. ONce thats done run the setup.exe file that you just extracted, it should install the drivers.
     
  3. Xenos

    Xenos Thread Starter

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    I have done that but the file still says WDM..and I was told if it says that then the file didn't install right...i put the link to the file in this post...maybe someone can find out if its really supposed to a WDM file..I was told with my mobo I need a VxD audio file, not a WDM one. Any more ideas?
     
  4. brianF

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    I am using wdm drivers from creative with no problem. Also that file you linked to is wdm drivers, I looked

    WDM provides a common set of services for developers to create drivers that are compatible across Windows operating systems for certain device classes. A WDM driver can be source-code-compatible for Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me), and Windows 98.
     
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