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

30 Apr 2011   #11
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Any unknown devices showing in Device Manager?

The "high definition audio controller" showing under System Devices is the generic Microsoft driver, and gets installed on all systems regardless of what sound card is used.


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30 Apr 2011   #12
mikn58

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

i expanded all columns and there was no unknown device. say about a week ago, i was trying to fix it on my own, and i read it somewhere to uninstall the stuff in sound, video, game controllers column. so i uninstalled it, and deleted the driver too. they were 'Bluetooth Audio', and 'Bluetooth High Quality Audio'.
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01 May 2011   #13
Pdxrules

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 
Try this!!

I've had this problem before and found this cool little program on another forum...
It's called 3DP chip, it identifies your chipset and hardware and gives you a direct link to the url for download of the proper driver..
:: 3DP Chip :: 3DP Software (3DP Chip / Net / Bench)
Hope that helps!
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01 May 2011   #14
mikn58

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pdxrules View Post
I've had this problem before and found this cool little program on another forum...
It's called 3DP chip, it identifies your chipset and hardware and gives you a direct link to the url for download of the proper driver..
:: 3DP Chip :: 3DP Software (3DP Chip / Net / Bench)
Hope that helps!
i downloaded the software and it only lead me to the windows XP / 2003 / 2000 drivers.
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01 May 2011   #15
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikn58 View Post
i expanded all columns and there was no unknown device. say about a week ago, i was trying to fix it on my own, and i read it somewhere to uninstall the stuff in sound, video, game controllers column. so i uninstalled it, and deleted the driver too. they were 'Bluetooth Audio', and 'Bluetooth High Quality Audio'.
Unless you added something that uses bluetooth for audio, I think it is safe to say that what you deleted was being mis-identified as I don't see anything in the specs for your computer,

HP Pavilion a6030n Desktop PC Product Specifications HP Pavilion a6030n Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

Let's try something different to see if it has ever been shown in Device Manager. Set Device Manager to show hidden and ghost devices,

Device Manager : Hidden Devices

an hopefully it will show something to do with the onboard sound.

P.S. One quick question. Are you still using the onboard video or have you added a video card? If you have added a video card, what is the make and model?
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01 May 2011   #16
mikn58

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikn58 View Post
i expanded all columns and there was no unknown device. say about a week ago, i was trying to fix it on my own, and i read it somewhere to uninstall the stuff in sound, video, game controllers column. so i uninstalled it, and deleted the driver too. they were 'Bluetooth Audio', and 'Bluetooth High Quality Audio'.
Unless you added something that uses bluetooth for audio, I think it is safe to say that what you deleted was being mis-identified as I don't see anything in the specs for your computer,

HP Pavilion a6030n Desktop PC Product Specifications HP Pavilion a6030n Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

Let's try something different to see if it has ever been shown in Device Manager. Set Device Manager to show hidden and ghost devices,

Device Manager : Hidden Devices

an hopefully it will show something to do with the onboard sound.

P.S. One quick question. Are you still using the onboard video or have you added a video card? If you have added a video card, what is the make and model?
Ok, i made it so that it shows hidden devices.
the 3 new things that i'm seeing is,
-Storage Volume Shadow Copies
-Storage Volumes
-Non-Plug and Play Devices

HERES what it looks like when i expand the 3 of themin order from top to bottom)
need the right sound driver! FAIL!~!-1.png
need the right sound driver! FAIL!~!-2.png
need the right sound driver! FAIL!~!-3.png


And, no. i believe i am using the onboard video.


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04 May 2011   #17
mikn58

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

can anyone help me?
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14 Jun 2011   #18
mikn58

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

sorry to triple-post but i've had this issue for 2 1/2 MONTHS!! can anyone please help me find me my "sound, video, and game controllers" back in my device manager? i've had it once before now its GONE! and its NOT hidden. just completely gone.
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