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Windows 7: need the right sound driver! FAIL!~!

29 Apr 2011   #1
mikn58

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
need the right sound driver! FAIL!~!

I've tried alot of drivers for my sound card but none of them worked for me.
the links are outdated on that PCI website and i've been trying to fix this shit for 2weeks. I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit on HP a6030n and my sound card is ALC 888
Here is my id info for my audio card so if somebody could help me find the right driver that would be great.


PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03F0&SUBSYS_CB8410DE&REV_A2
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03F0&SUBSYS_CB8410DE
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03F0&CC_040300
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03F0&CC_0403


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29 Apr 2011   #2
yowanvista

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Try this driver
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29 Apr 2011   #3
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Latest Realtek HD driver can be found here,

Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version
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29 Apr 2011   #4
mikn58

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Try this driver
ok trying right now. do i update it and choose that file?
EDIT: I ran the setup.exe but no luck... i've tried most ALC888 related drivers out there
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Latest Realtek HD driver can be found here,

Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version
i tried this one no luck
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29 Apr 2011   #5
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Did you remember to install the chipset drivers? Most times a lot of other things won't work properly without them. Unfortunately that HP of yours has one of the old Nforce 4 based chipsets on it,

Motherboard Specifications, MCP61PM-HM (Nettle) HP Pavilion a6030n Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

that there is limited to no support for in Windows 7 because Nvidia dropped support for it shortly after Vista came out (bet you also have a coprocessor with a yellow triangle showing in Device Manager as well). There is however a Vista chipset driver,

NVIDIA DRIVERS 15.49 WHQL

that should work. It may take compatibility mode to get it to install,

Compatibility Mode

Get the chipset driver installed and the audio driver should then install.
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29 Apr 2011   #6
mikn58

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Did you remember to install the chipset drivers? Most times a lot of other things won't work properly without them. Unfortunately that HP of yours has one of the old Nforce 4 based chipsets on it,

Motherboard Specifications, MCP61PM-HM (Nettle) HP Pavilion a6030n Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

that there is limited to no support for in Windows 7 because Nvidia dropped support for it shortly after Vista came out (bet you also have a coprocessor with a yellow triangle showing in Device Manager as well). There is however a Vista chipset driver,

NVIDIA DRIVERS 15.49 WHQL

that should work. It may take compatibility mode to get it to install,

Compatibility Mode

Get the chipset driver installed and the audio driver should then install.
thankyou! i will report back as soon as i try it
EDIT: ok. am i supposed to see a change in device manager after i install the nvidia drivers? cuz i didnt see any changes.. but i went ahead and ran the driver that yowanvista posted and it didnt seem to work.

Heres a screeny of my Device Manager:
need the right sound driver! FAIL!~!-capture2.png


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29 Apr 2011   #7
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

One good reason for the driver failing, there is nothing showing at all for "Sound, video, and game controllers" to the point that the entire category is missing. Might want to have a quick look in the bios and make sure that the onboard audio is enabled.

P.S. You can use it if you want but the driver yowanvista is somewhere around 2 years old and has been updated numerous times since then.
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29 Apr 2011   #8
mikn58

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

ok so to get into my bios to check, do i restart my comp and press a key?
EDIT: my bios shows me nothing related to audio except Audio Codec.
the choices are disable, enable, or auto. it was set on auto so i set it to enable but nothing happened...
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30 Apr 2011   #9
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Leave the option set to Auto. Download the current driver from Realtek - see: Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version and follow the instructions here: Device Manager - Install Driver - Vista Forums to install the driver. I recommend that you download the zipped version of the driver, extract it and then then browse to the extracted files in Step 10 of the above Tutorial.
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30 Apr 2011   #10
mikn58

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Leave the option set to Auto. Download the current driver from Realtek - see: Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version and follow the instructions here: Device Manager - Install Driver - Vista Forums to install the driver. I recommend that you download the zipped version of the driver, extract it and then then browse to the extracted files in Step 10 of the above Tutorial.
yesss but to do that, i need the sound, video, game controller tab in my device manager. it's missing!
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