Gateway Tower ESX500S (GM) MFATXPNT P04
motherboard intel part id:4000828 AZRG30301304 AA AB1583-303
BIOS Version: RG84510A.15A.0021.P11
Pentium 4 2.40 GHz
Problem - After loading a fresh copy of winxp pro sp2 and then the chip/graphics/network drivers per gateway.com except for the audio driver. When i tried to install it, pop-up tells me that it can't find the driver and to reboot and try again
This is the audio driver to use per gateway.com
7512451.exe - SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio driver, version 5.12.01.3503
The bios didn't show the audio controller until i disconnected the ribbon cable from the dvd drive and rebooted. XP loaded and the sound was there.... I did this a couple of times and same thing. Disconnecting the dvd drive seems to allow the audio controller too be seen in the bios and load in xp.
Looking for a start place to try and trouble shoot this problem... Maybe it's the dvd drive, but these devices are all original from 2005 when it was purchased.
Any help appreciated, and if more info is needed then please let me know. Thanks
Edited by five04ever, 03 October 2009 - 12:10 PM.