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Can't find a sound driver.


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#1 alegre1228

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Posted 26 May 2005 - 05:19 PM

I installed a fresh copy of Windows Xp Home with service pack 2 on a HP Pavilion 752n and I have no sound. I went to hp website to download the sound driver but they didn't have one. So I contacted them and they couldn't help me. I've looked around for some but have had no success. Does anyone know of a sound driver that is compatible with Hp pavilion 752n or where I can get one?

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Posted 26 May 2005 - 06:21 PM

Try here:http://www.driverguide.com/
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Posted 26 May 2005 - 08:29 PM

they couldn't help me.


Wow! Great product support there! Not.:thumbsup:

If your sound 'card' is onboard I think the drivers are packaged with the motherboard drivers. Surely those were available at HP?

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Posted 26 May 2005 - 09:08 PM

Try Windows Update. Quite often you can obtain a driver there. When WU finishes the scan, look to the left of the page and click on Drivers and see whats listed. You want the Audio Codec '97 (AC'97).

According to HP, you have an ASUS P4G-LA Motherboard. This includes the Intel 845GL Chipset. Asus doesn't list that mobo as I imagine HP have their own model number for it. According to Intel:

Microsoft* has chosen Intel HD Audio as the main architecture for their new Unified Audio Architecture* (UAA), which provides one driver that will support all Intel HD Audio controllers and codecs. While the Microsoft driver is expected to support basic Intel HD Audio functions, codec vendors are expected to differentiate their solutions by offering enhanced Intel HD audio solutions


Based on that, I think that MS Update is your best bet.

Did you buy a copy of XP? Maybe HP is in a snit because of that. Their drivers are bundled with the Operating System recovery CD's.

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 06:36 PM

Thankz :thumbsup:




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