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Help With Multimedia Audio Controller Driver


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#1 Lloyd T

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 04:30 PM

After installing Windows XP, Device Manager reported that the Multimedia Audio Controller was not installed.
But I think that I need it for sound to come out of the computer.

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 04:35 PM

What is the make and model number of your computer (for example: Dell Latitude D380)?
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Posted 28 August 2008 - 05:58 PM

Fujitsu-Siemens Celsius R610

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 06:06 PM

Go to this site:

http://www.fujitsu-siemens.com/support/downloads.html

Type in your make and model number in the search area to find the drivers for your system.
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Posted 28 August 2008 - 07:29 PM

I'm going to give it a try.

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Posted 30 August 2008 - 07:53 AM

Sorry I took so long to reply! :thumbsup:

OK, when I try to install the appropriate driver, I get an error message "Device not found. Reboot system and try again" or something like that. What do I do?

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Posted 30 August 2008 - 12:07 PM

Is this the driver you tried to download?
http://www.fujitsu-siemens.com/support/downloads.html Click on XP, then Audio. When you click on Download, it will take you to the page where you can click on the "more information" button and read the installation instructions.

Edited by garmanma, 30 August 2008 - 12:11 PM.

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Posted 30 August 2008 - 01:20 PM

Yes, that's it. Do I need a sound card to install the controller?

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Posted 30 August 2008 - 01:33 PM

Reference: Sound & The Computer - http://64.233.179.104/search?q=cache:Wc4dU...oding&hl=en

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 07:45 AM

No one answered my question...Do I need a sound card to install the controller?

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 09:41 AM

If you want sound you either have to have a sound card ora built-in onboard sound chip
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Posted 31 August 2008 - 11:20 AM

OK but do I need the controller when I have a sound card?

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 01:22 PM

I think you are confusing what a controller is. the sound card (or chip) is the controller

From Webopedia.com

In personal computers, the controllers are often single chips. When you purchase a computer, it comes with all the necessary controllers for standard components, such as the display screen, keyboard, and disk drives. If you attach additional devices, however, you may need to insert new controllers that come on expansion boards.

Controllers must be designed to communicate with the computer's expansion bus. There are three standard bus architectures for PCs -- the AT bus, PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect), and SCSI. When you purchase a controller, therefore, you must ensure that it conforms to the bus architecture that your computer uses.


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Posted 31 August 2008 - 03:41 PM

So...does that mean I don't have to install the Multimedia Audio Controller when I have a sound card?

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 05:00 PM

Regardless of whether you have an onboard sound chip...or whether you have installed a PCI sound card...the audio controller MUST appear in Device Manager before you will have sound from the system.

The drivers for the sound card or sound chip...typically install the sound controller. If the sound controller in Device Manager is missing or has yellow markings, then you need to install the sound drivers.

This explains it as simply as I can, http://hubpages.com/hub/Multimedia-Audio-Controller-Drivers

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