A month later, My hard disks got wiped and I am reinstalling windows xp.
This time, when I try to reinstall the driver for my sound card, the computer shuts down half way through the process. this is what happens:
I have downloaded the realtek driver from their site, (and some other sources)
I double click on the driver
it asks me if i want to install I say yes,
It unpacks some things and runs windows installer, it spends about 20 seconds installing, file names flash across the screen
It comes up with a warning "This driver has not been verified by windows...do you want to continue"
I click yes, it does some more installing, but 5 seconds later, before the install is complete the computer crashes - it automatically restarts (as in it suddenly shuts down, like there is an error, not like the driver has finished installing and is restarting in a healthy way - actually, i would not say my computer shuts down, it is more like it suddenly restarts like someone pulled the power plug out the back), and then after the restart i still have no sound driver installed.
I have tried deleting all the sound drivers in device manager and reinstalling, but the same thing happens. I have tried different sources for the driver.
I have no sound! (and can't install the driver!)
Edited by artificialname, 04 August 2009 - 08:13 AM.