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#1 jhdeav


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Posted 21 May 2005 - 01:12 PM

A friend recently gave me computer(would not boot up) she no longer wanted after purchasing a new one. I reformatted thd HDD and installed WinXP PRO,SP2, and all available updates. Yesterday I hooked speakers up to it for the first time and am not getting any sound. The device manager shows there are no drivers installed, i.e. the dreaded yellow question mark is showing. The driver is apparently a Via ac97 enhanced audio controller after running Everest and a file search shows there are cab files in the drivers section in the windows folder. Now the question. How do I reinstall the driver files if they already exist or do I need to search the web for this driver? Thanks, any help would be appreciated.

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#2 jgweed


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Posted 21 May 2005 - 02:12 PM

If there are mfg's drivers available, I would always prefer using those.
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Posted 21 May 2005 - 11:34 PM

Use Everest to find out what kind of motherboard you have, then search the motherboard manufacturers website for sound drivers for that board with your operating system. Those are the drivers you need.
If you find some they will be in the form of a self installing driver (hopefully) so all you have to do is run the exe file and it should do the rest.

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