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#1 jake21

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 02:08 PM

I have Windows 7 installed on this laptop. I cannot find a sound driver ......any help?



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Posted 17 September 2017 - 02:57 PM

Right click the sound device in Device Manager. It should have a yellow exclamation mark next to it. Select Properties and under the Details tab select Hardware IDs. Copy and Paste the first line into you next post.



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Posted 17 September 2017 - 03:35 PM

i FOUND AN OLDER DRIVER FOR SOUND.....WORKS FINE. But when I installed, I lost the wireless connection. So now I have sound but no wireless......in device manager what should I look for to find a proper driver for the wireless connections. Thanks again.....great help!! I get an error message that NO AVAILABLE WIRELESS is available?


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Posted 17 September 2017 - 03:41 PM

Not sure why a sound driver would affect the Wifi driver. The only WIFI driver on the support site is for XP. Windows 7 is not supported.

 

Do you see a Wifi listing under Network Adapters? Do the same in Device Manager as I previously posted and provide the first line under Hardware IDs.

 

Is Windows 7 32bit or 64bit?


Edited by JohnC_21, 17 September 2017 - 03:48 PM.


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Posted 18 September 2017 - 12:16 PM

Windows 7...32 bit. Bear with me, since I have no internet connection...I'm posting as I can see it.

 

BROADCOM NETEXTREME GIGABIT ETHERNET:

 

HARDWARE ID INFO:

 

PCIVEN_14E4DEV_1600&SUBSYS_0460107B&REV_01

PCIVEN_14E4DEV_1600&SUBSYS_0460107B

PCIVEN_14E4DEV_1600CC&020000

 PCIVEN_14E4DEV_1600CC&0200

 

THAT IS ALL UNDER HARDWARE ID. Again....there may be some typos above....I can re check if something look out of the ordinary.



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Posted 18 September 2017 - 12:22 PM

The problem is this is your Ethernet chipset and not the Wifi Chipset. If this is the only listing under Network Adapters then your Wifi chipset is not detected by Windows.

 

Open Device Manager click on the upper most tree and select Scan for Hardware changes. Is the Wifi chipset detected. If not then you may need to get a USB wifi dongle. 

 

Edit: Are there any devices with yellow exclamation marks in Device Manager?


Edited by JohnC_21, 18 September 2017 - 12:27 PM.


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Posted 19 September 2017 - 11:05 AM

Opened Device Manger...Scanned......
THe following line was added under NETWORK ADAPTERS

NETWORK CONTROLLER: Has the yellow Exclamation. Message says DEVICE DRIVER WAS NOT SUCESSFULLY INSTALLED. I looked at details/Hardware ID's and here is the listing:

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_4220&SUBSYS_27018086&REV_05
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_4220&SUBSYS_27018086
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_4220&CC_028000
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_4220&CC_0280

I HAVE 2 ADDITIONAL YELLOW EXCLAMATIONS: BOTH LISTED UNDER OTHER DEVICES:
MASS STORAGE CONTROLLER
PCI MODEM

AGAIN....THANKS!!!

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 11:18 AM

Download this Vista 32bit driver. Download the exe file, not the zip. Use Windows 7 compatibility mode to install it if you get an error. 

 

https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/10436/using-program-compatibility-mode-in-windows-7/

 

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/15798#0

 

For the other two devices provide the hardware IDs



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Posted 19 September 2017 - 12:40 PM

Downloaded...the exe.....froze up. I then downloaded the zip file/extracted....let setup fun from the zip file...found it all. Great...internet access total......Great job......here's the last remaining yellow exclaations:

 

OTHER DEVICES:

MASS STORAGE CONTROLLER:

PCI\VEN_104C&DEV_8033&SUBSYS_0460107B&REV_00

 

PCI\VEN_104C&DEV_8033&SUBSYS_0460107B

PCI\VEN_104C&DEV_8033&CC_018000

PCI\VEN_104C&DEV_8033&CC_0180

 

PCI MODEM:

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2660&SUBSYS_0460107B&REV_04

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2660&SUBSYS_0460107B

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2660&CC_070300

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2660&CC_0703

 

BIG TIP OF THE HAT TO YA........SOME NICE SUCCESS HERE!!



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Posted 19 September 2017 - 01:23 PM

Good. Interesting the zip file worked but the exe failed. I will need to remember this.

 

The Mass Storage Driver is your card reader using a Texas Instruments chipset.

 

The PCI modem is intel.

 

I'm not sure I will have any luck with getting the above drivers. I will edit this post if I find anything.

 

Edit: Do you get anything if right clicking the device in Device Manager and selecting update driver?

 

Edit Edit: Try this for the card reader but I'm not sure it will work. Create a System Restore Point first.

 

https://softwiki.net/FlashMedia_SD_Driver_TI_7x21_2000zip.html


Edited by JohnC_21, 19 September 2017 - 01:29 PM.


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Posted 19 September 2017 - 02:29 PM

Thanks....all looking good. I'll mess with the update this evening....as far as the modem driver..since I have the wireless now...not sure it would be a great priority issue right now. Again...once again....Bleeping to the rescue.....IMPRESSIVE!!!

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 02:51 PM

Your Welcome, thanks for the update. If your using broadband I wouldn't be worried too much about using a dialup modem.



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Posted 20 September 2017 - 10:58 AM

Agreed......thanks again....superb help...my first stop for advice.






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