Posted 17 May 2005 - 05:21 AM
I'm not sure what your problem could be. The sound device on your notebook is given on HP's support pages as - "Audio controller: VIA/Realtek ALC201 AC97 Codec". They don't offer any drivers for this specifically but you should be able to extract them from the restore disks (but I don't know the details of how).
Things which look odd to me in your list of Sound and Audio Devices are:
Microsoft Kernel DRM Audio Descrambler
Uni-modem Half-Duplex Audio Device
Unknown Device(which is the Microsoft Kernel Audio Mixer which won’t install)
- I would delete these, along with the Realtec AC97 device, and reboot. When Windows detects the AC97 point it at your restore CD or wherever you were able to save the sound driver.
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