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Acer Aspire Desktop Driver Problem

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#1 bain_russell


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Posted 26 June 2008 - 06:40 AM

I have an Acer Aspire M1610 Desktop computer that came preinstalled with Windows Vista. I decided to downgrade this to Windows XP. I am having trouble installing the drivers.

All of the relevant drivers from the Acer website have installed with no problem but there is still one entry in the Device Manager showing up as PCI Device. I have been looking into this all morning and noticed that there is no audio drivers installed. I tried installing the ones from the website but no luck. I havnt installed a chipset driver yet as i am unsure what chipset driver i will need as there is no drivers on the acer website. I tried calling tech support but the guy on the phone simply told me he didnt know.

Has anyone encountered a similar problem with this particular model?

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#2 mikem3


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Posted 26 June 2008 - 12:36 PM

Hi bain russell,

I had this problem when I put XP on an aspire T180.
I don't know about your model, but I have realtek surround sound in mine.
The HD Audio driver is the one I installed WDM_R195.exe is the name of the file.
I also went to the Microsoft site and downloaded Windows Media Player 11
I found that some codecs were missing and found them via Google.
Get a free copy of BELARC and scan your PC, you will find the name of your
audio system there, if it can be seen.
Sorry I can't be any more help, but visit realtek and see what you can find.


#3 bain_russell

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 04:44 AM

Thanks for your reply

I tired installing that driver you mentioned (long shot i know) but still now luck. I also installed the BELARC application you mentioned but this wasnt much help for me. It listed all of the deviced correctly but under multimedia it said nothing found or something to that affect?

#4 mghosting


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Posted 10 July 2008 - 03:58 PM

Hi bain_russell,

You can download the correct Windows XP and Windows VISTA drivers for the ACER Aspire M1610 desktop here:


They're zipped up.

Hope this helps.



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