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Windows 7: C-Media 9880 driver for Windows 7

01 Dec 2009   #11


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sikdave View Post
Had the same hardware error - "Code #10 Could not start device" with the standard windows audio driver installed.

Windows 7 wouldn't start the install app package that I downloaded from the Gigabyte support site (XP/2000 application).

I did manage to fix the problem though.

Firstly I uninstalled the audio device in Device Manager, re-scanned for hardware changes, opened the properties of the newly detected audio device, and simply scanned the folder of the CMdeia drivers and it picked it up and installed fine.
Nice post, sikdave, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums! Thanks for posting a solution that worked for you.


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02 Dec 2009   #12

Windows 7

No worries, thanks Robert. Hopefully this helps someone out of a bind.

Extra bit of info, I had a little trouble after installing the driver successfully, getting sound out of the PC. If you get this issue open the Sound control panel (Start > Control Panel > Hardware & Sound > Sound) and check the Playback tab, check the default speakers under this tab. The driver installed 2 different sets of speakers, one works and one doesn't, change the default speakers and bingo, you should be away.

Also the C-Media 3D configuration software doesn't work too well, and it may have something to do with the compatibility mode that was mentioned by an early poster.


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19 Sep 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sikdave View Post

Firstly I uninstalled the audio device in Device Manager, re-scanned for hardware changes, opened the properties of the newly detected audio device, and simply scanned the folder of the CMdeia drivers and it picked it up and installed fine.
A bit of a thread mine, signed up to say thanks this is the only idea that I found to have worked 100% spot on with windows 7 32 bit...
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20 Sep 2010   #14

Windows 7

Stoked it helped, nice to return the favour as a sort of "pay it forward" type of thing, on behalf of those others that have helped me out of a bind through posting threads in forums.


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17 Feb 2012   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

What worked for me is to download the Cmedia 9980 64-bit audio driver v5.12.1.9 (WHQL) drivers from Asus and install them WITHOUT my speakers plugged into the smart media jack. I know it sound weird, but that made the difference. Works now!
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17 Nov 2013   #16

Windows 7 x64


Thankyou so much TorrentG, That link worked great for me, and I am running Windows 8 so this also works for Windows 8.

Thanks Dude!
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31 Jul 2014   #17
Peter Pan

Windows 7 Pro 64
Thanks to thefabe for the |MG| Cmedia Azalia Audio Codec 9880 package

Four years later, this package did the trick for me!

For resolving the following issue : code 10 for HD Audio device on a ASUS P5AD2-E Premium motherboard

I proceeded this way:
- download the zip file and unzip it to my desktop
- install manually the driver by selecting the INF file in the extracted folder

Thanks again and cheers to thefabe
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06 Sep 2014   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Try this. You can thank Asus and me after lol. Pro/Cmedia_64(WHQL).zip

If it doesn't install with the setup.exe, try through the device manager using the .inf.

Thank you!
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 C-Media 9880 driver for Windows 7

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