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Need sound drivers

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#1 gintherman


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Posted 19 April 2008 - 06:34 AM

I bought a Toshiba Satellite A215-S4817 packaged with Vista Sabotage.
I call it that because if any of my old programs install on it, it
eventually sabotages parts of them to not work correctly. It then refuses
to unistall enough of some components to make sure you have further
problems in the future. It is also slow and hogs even a good computers

Needless to say, I wanted to go back to a lesser evil; XP.
I found Toshiba support to be useless, offering no sound drivers
to fix the problems. AMD Turion and ATI Radeon did provide drivers.

However all drivers I have found at driver sites so far including the
Realtek drivers will not work on this sytem with XP.

I have most of the computer working now, but really need sound drivers
that will actually work. I would appreciate help in finding them.

Edited by boopme, 19 April 2008 - 09:48 AM.
Split to own topic ,gave post a title~~boopme

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#2 Dialga


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Posted 19 April 2008 - 06:29 PM

can you give an exact name of the of what i think would be the sound card this might help us to help you :huh:

#3 Platypus


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Posted 19 April 2008 - 08:26 PM

The best chance of success will be drivers supplied by Toshiba, rather than reference drivers supplied by the sound chip manufacturer.

I did find a suggestion to try A210 drivers:


or alternatively Toshiba have a selection of Realtek drivers, the most recent is usually the first thing to try:


As you are trying multiple driver installations, you may need to boot into Safe Mode and in Device Manager, remove all instances of old sound devices. Safe Mode is designed to allow you to do this, as previous unsuccessful driver installations can sometimes prevent subsequent drivers from working correctly.

Edited by Platypus, 19 April 2008 - 08:27 PM.

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