The Realtek High Definition Audio Driver that comes with , or is for, certain motherboards has a problem installing if SP3 is installed before the driver.
I have the Asus board in my sig that had that issue.
I had to "shop" sound drivers before I finally found a Gigabyte Azalia driver that worked with no problem.
'I have since discovered a "work around" .
First, go to the manufacturers site & if there is a chipset drive dowmoad it as well as the sound driver.
Next you need to edit the registy to "tell" the drivers you only have SP2.
Step 1: Run Regedit by Clicking on Start -> Run , type in regedit and press enter
Step 2: Make a backup of your registry (just in case)
Step 3: Browse to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contr ol\Windows"
Step 4: Modify the value of "CSDVersion" from "0x00000300" (SP3) to the Windows XP SP2 value of "0x00000200"
Step 5: Close registry editor
Step 6: Reboot
Now install the chipset driver & then the sound driver
When you are finished go back in the registry & change it back to SP3.
If you are interested the Gigabyte Realtek HD sound driver I used was for a GA-73VM-S2http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherb...er_Model.aspx?P
DON'T use the Chipset driver !
You might try the
"Realtek Function driver for Realtek Azalia audio chip (Including Microsoft UAA Driver in English edition)"
That one installed on my Asus with no problem ,without modifying the registry, & works perfect.
Edited by fairjoeblue, 23 February 2009 - 12:27 AM.
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