windows XP audio device missing
Posted 22 February 2009 - 11:57 PM
I tried running the drivers CD that came with my PC(my motherboard is a M2N-MX SE PLUS)
when I try to install, this error is shown:
Realtek High Definition Audio Driver - InstallShield wizard
error at installing realtek HD audio driver [error code: -0001]
(this is roughly translated as I unfortunately dont have an english version of win XP)
I got Service Pack 3 installed and I just had to format my hdd due to a backdoor infection, if that matters
thanks in advance
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Posted 23 February 2009 - 12:23 AM
I have the Asus board in my sig that had that issue.
I had to "shop" sound drivers before I finally found a Gigabyte Azalia driver that worked with no problem.
'I have since discovered a "work around" .
First, go to the manufacturers site & if there is a chipset drive dowmoad it as well as the sound driver.
Next you need to edit the registy to "tell" the drivers you only have SP2.
Step 1: Run Regedit by Clicking on Start -> Run , type in regedit and press enter
Step 2: Make a backup of your registry (just in case)
Step 3: Browse to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contr ol\Windows"
Step 4: Modify the value of "CSDVersion" from "0x00000300" (SP3) to the Windows XP SP2 value of "0x00000200"
Step 5: Close registry editor
Step 6: Reboot
Now install the chipset driver & then the sound driver
When you are finished go back in the registry & change it back to SP3.
If you are interested the Gigabyte Realtek HD sound driver I used was for a GA-73VM-S2
DON'T use the Chipset driver !
You might try the
"Realtek Function driver for Realtek Azalia audio chip (Including Microsoft UAA Driver in English edition)"
That one installed on my Asus with no problem ,without modifying the registry, & works perfect.
Edited by fairjoeblue, 23 February 2009 - 12:27 AM.
Posted 23 February 2009 - 12:34 AM
Posted 23 February 2009 - 12:53 AM
Type in: regedit
When the registry editor opens , at the top , click on Registry
Click on Export
Name it something like RegBak & save it to My Documents
If you have to use the exported file to restore the registry right click on it & click on Merge.
If you try to use the exported file to restore the registry to SP3 after installing the sound drivers you will lose all of the entries for the sound drivers as the registry will be restored as it was before the sound drivers were installed .
Posted 23 February 2009 - 01:15 AM
Modification of the registry can be EXTREMELY dangerous if you do not know exactly what you are doing so follow the steps that are listed below EXACTLY. if you cannot perform some of these steps or if you have ANY questions please ask BEFORE proceeding.
Backing Up Your Registry
- Go Here and download ERUNT
(ERUNT (Emergency Recovery Utility NT) is a free program that allows you to keep a complete backup of your registry and restore it when needed.)
- Install ERUNT by following the prompts
(use the default install settings but say no to the portion that asks you to add ERUNT to the start-up folder, if you like you can enable this option later)
- Start ERUNT
(either by double clicking on the desktop icon or choosing to start the program at the end of the setup)
- Choose a location for the backup
(the default location is C:\WINDOWS\ERDNT which is acceptable).
- Make sure that at least the first two check boxes are ticked
- Press OK
- Press YES to create the folder.
For more information about modifying the registry, see this Microsoft article: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/256986
Posted 23 February 2009 - 02:33 AM
I did download ERUNT to try it out though !
I'm always open to easier = better !
Edited by fairjoeblue, 23 February 2009 - 02:38 AM.
Posted 24 February 2009 - 08:30 AM
In the case of HD audio on an XP system - there's a requirement to have the KB888111 update installed prior to installing the sound driver.
SP2 and below didn't have this update, and it's packaged with SP3.
So, if you're trying to install a driver designed for SP2, it'll try to install the KB888111 update first. If the update is there in another form (such as being marked as the Manufacturer's rather than Microsoft's) I'd expect there to be issues in installing it.
The best thing (IMO) is to install the bare driver from the RealTek site: http://www.realtek.com.tw/DOWNLOADS/
The last time that I checked, this driver didn't contain the KB888111 update and installed seamlessly on XP SP3
**If you need a more detailed explanation, please ask for it. I have the Knack. **
Posted 24 February 2009 - 11:44 AM
in the end I uninstalled SP3 and a lot of drivers
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