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Realtek AC97

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  1. dj-jamster

    dj-jamster Thread Starter

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    Hi, I have a windows 7 pc, (Compaq SR1609UK), I recently upgraded it from XP> Windows 7 and gave it an extra GB of ram, anyway. From past expireances (starting from scratch with the pc several times) I know my audio driver (Realtek AC97) needs to be reinstalled.

    I go about my usual method of downlaoding from realtek's website, installs blah blah blah.. Still no sound. The sound icon in my taskbar has a red "X" on it and in device manager Realtek has this error "Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)"

    No matter how many times I try, it doesn't want to budge, I even tried manually copy and apsting the ORIGINAL drivers from my backup when it was XP to no avail.. However i can;t remember where but somewhere in one of the troubleshooters, it searched for drivers and found drivers from devices I used when it was running XP, now this was a clean install so where on earth are these drivers??


    Help would be appreciated.

    Sorry for the length xD
     
  2. leroys1000

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    Right click computer and click properties.
    Click the device manager link.
    Right click the sound device and click update driver.
    Click search automatically.
    Need to be online for this.
     
  3. dj-jamster

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    nope same thing, code 39 (in my post above)
     
  4. Megabite

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    I do not believe that PC supports Windows 7...Try realtek site and download the Realtek High Definition Audio driver for Windows 7 64bit...the AC97 is for XP
     
  5. dj-jamster

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    Hi, the pc does not nativley support Windows 7 as it was released in 2005 but it is fully comatible, the only drivers on Compaq's website are for xp... i will try realtek HD Audio.
     
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    Let us know how it goes...I think there is a AC97 diver for Windows 7...but if it doesn't work then a work around might be to buy a plug in sound card
     
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    Try this Realtek AC'97 driver. Click one of the "[email protected]" links.

    The 29.6 MB file is in .ZIP format, so you need to download and save it in an empty folder, then extract its contents into that folder, then double-click the "setup.exe" file to install it.

    The driver version is 6.0.1.6305

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    Just tried the one that Megabite suggested to no avail, and the one flavallee suggested i've already tried! :S UGHH
     
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    :( :( :(
     
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    Anyone got any ideas? I do have another pc sitting next to me, it has a working sound card... If i can find the sound card I could try that? What does the sound card look like xD... I'm fairly new
     
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    You might be having a resouce conflict.
    If you have any PCI cards installed,you might try moving them
    to a different slot.
     
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    A sound card fits in a white PCI slot and has 3 or more multi-colored small round ports for plugging in speakers, microphone, headphone, etc..

    Once the sound card is installed and the computer started, you install the driver for it.

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  13. dj-jamster

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    Nah, i don't have one then... I do however have a device that plugs into the "JUSB" ports on the mtoherboard and has 2 USB'S and the green jack connection on it? Will this work?
     
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    I have no idea what that device is or what it looks like.

    Integrated audio chips and PCI sound cards are the only audio devices that I've used.

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    no that didn't work... usb speakers could be a pos?
     
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