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#1 USN Vet

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Posted 19 August 2015 - 10:16 AM

Dell GX270 Desktop

I had to reinstall (Clean) both XP Home Edition SP3 and XP Pro SP3 (on separate HD). - After which an old problem arose from yester year, which SP3 was supposed to resolve, but evidently did not.

Note that I waited a couple of days until the 100+ hot fixes applied, then stopped down loading !

 

The Realtek AC'97 Integrated sound does not work, due to Multimedia Controller drivers not installed.

The download from DELL will not work. Download from CNET, I will not let complete as it does not pass Microsoft testing and may nake system unstable yada yada. And forget driver detective etc !

 

Any old timers here remember the cure ?.

 

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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 19 August 2015 - 11:01 AM

Is there a yellow exclamation mark in Device Manager next to your Sound Device? If there is, right click and select Properties. Under the Details tab select Hardware IDs in the dropdown box. Copy and post the first line. If there is not a yellow exclamation mark then there is another issue causing it besides a driver. Was sound working before the updates?



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Posted 19 August 2015 - 03:06 PM

I went down the street, picked up a cheap Sound Card, and solved the problem. So I stopped chasing ghosts !

And by that, I mean, there must be a million threads out there with the identical problem, and I have yet to see one with a solution, but you will see a lot of opinions and sites for Driver updates that want your $$$, and put the screws to ya !


Edited by USN Vet, 19 August 2015 - 03:09 PM.

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Posted 19 August 2015 - 03:24 PM

Realtek has their own website for driver downloads but I am glad you were able to fix the problem.



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Posted 20 August 2015 - 01:40 PM

Yes I know aof their Site, and again, try to get a download that will work is another question as it is at DELL !


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Posted 21 August 2015 - 01:23 PM

One more thing for people that are experincing the same issue, but want download the driver without spending the money on the driver updates that probably don't work is to go into the device manager, go to the properties of the faulty card, and check the hardware IDs. There you'll usually find the Ven (vendor) number and ver (version) number of the driver you're looking for.

Then simply type that info into google and the manufacturer should have an available download for you.


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Posted 22 August 2015 - 04:48 PM

I had an issue like this, actually still is.  It was experienced after a re-install with a Non OEM XP Disk.  I read some others having the same issue after doing the same.  It seems as though something gets damaged in the process.  Though it don't seem physically possible, I think it is.  My laptop seems to have very low hours on it when I got it used, but, it was wiped with a non OEM Disk just before I got it, and the sound never worked again.  In fact, I am on it now.


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Posted 28 August 2015 - 07:11 AM

One more thing for people that are experincing the same issue, but want download the driver without spending the money on the driver updates that probably don't work is to go into the device manager, go to the properties of the faulty card, and check the hardware IDs. There you'll usually find the Ven (vendor) number and ver (version) number of the driver you're looking for.

Then simply type that info into google and the manufacturer should have an available download for you.

What you suggest is more myth than anything else, and is like going to this useless site with the Vendor and Device search.


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Posted 28 August 2015 - 07:50 AM

I have helped many people getting the correct driver by going to PCIdatabase.com with the Vendor and Device ID. It isn't perfect but it works. Sometimes doing a direct install of XP SP3 results in no sound and a Microoft UAA patch needs to be installed but I am glad you were able to resolve your problem with a new card.


Edited by JohnC_21, 28 August 2015 - 07:54 AM.


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Posted 06 September 2015 - 07:32 PM

had a similar issue with a used dell dimension. had sound but skipping and static horrible bass. after finally getting the right search term, uninstalled secondary and primary ide channel one at a time , reboot each time. worked well till cooling fan shorted to audio amp for home speakers. 120 v took pc sound out.






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