Had my zd8000 on OS XP until oct 22. now that i've upgraded i've lost my audio driver, windows update has tried to install it but it wont. I've extracted the contents, manually installed them myself... rebooted and it just wont work.
This is not a hardware issue
Info on my driver
Now I was reading on this and many many people have having the same issue... Given this driver info a person on these forums "baarod" came up with this:
"This is the most ridiculous example of OEM re-branding ever. Seems that HP, who claims to be the manufacturer of this machine, bought the chipset from ALi, AKA Acer Labs, Inc. and to prevent any Acer (a competitor in the laptop market) branding, had Conexant license the part so they could then buy it from them. Note the PCI Database listing compared to your vendor and device codes: PCI Vendor and Device Lists
So HERE is the real driver: a bit of rebranded ALi code with a Conexant inf... http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/561353/X8...pt-7738356.cab
now he seemed to figure it all out but that link is dead. I've tried getting a hold of him to no avail.
I'm dieing without sound! if you have any knowledge you could shed on me I would greatly appreciate it!