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bk T
18-02-2010, 09:14 PM
Given to me this old HP desktop computer and after reinstalling XP HOme only to find that there isn't any Audio driver available from HP site. It has got only the graphic driver, no chipset, no audio, etc. Have googled quite a bit but found nothing. There's nothing printed on the MB, too.

Any suggestions?

Speedy Gonzales
18-02-2010, 09:22 PM
Its probably the multimedia drivers (http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?os=228&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=85357). I wouldnt install the wildtangent drivers whatever theyre for

Or go to the windowsupdate site and see if any appear there

bk T
19-02-2010, 04:33 PM
This (http://cr.am/framed.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fh10025.www1.hp.com%2Fe wfrf%2Fwc%2Fdocument%3Fdocname%3Dbph07813%26lc%3De n%26cc%3Dus%26dlc%3Den%26os%3D228%26product%3D9086 2%26lang%3Den&ref=driverguide) is the motherboard. Anyone can help to find the audio drivers for it?

Speedy Gonzales
19-02-2010, 04:34 PM
Did you check the site I posted? Are the multimedia drivers installed? Or go the windowsupdate site like I said

bk T
19-02-2010, 04:50 PM
Did you check the site I posted? Are the multimedia drivers installed? Or go the windowsupdate site like I said

Sorry, Speedy. I didn't reply you. The multimedia drivers are for the keyboard and mouse; Windows Update site hasn't got the relevant drivers available.

Cheers

Speedy Gonzales
19-02-2010, 04:59 PM
Try the AC97 audio drivers here (http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=296559&lan%20g=en&os=228)

bk T
19-02-2010, 05:13 PM
No. doesn't work

Speedy Gonzales
19-02-2010, 05:14 PM
Did you reboot after? Whats it showing in device manager now? Did you install the chipset drivers?

Speedy Gonzales
19-02-2010, 05:18 PM
Looks like there's 2 versions of that mobo / model (http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?admit=109447626+1266552977588+28 353475&threadId=239597). Go into device manager. Double click on the sound entry. Go to the details tab change it to hardware ids. Copy and paste what it says here

bk T
19-02-2010, 05:44 PM
Looks like there's 2 versions of that mobo / model (http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?admit=109447626+1266552977588+28 353475&threadId=239597). Go into device manager. Double click on the sound entry. Go to the details tab change it to hardware ids. Copy and paste what it says here

Here is the hardware ids:

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_24C5&SUBSYS_3186109F&REV_01
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_24C5&SUBSYS_3186109F
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_24C5&CC_040100
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_24C5&CC_0401

Speedy Gonzales
19-02-2010, 05:57 PM
You could try the realtek AC97 drivers here (http://www.realtek.com.tw/Downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=23&PFid=23&Level=4&Conn=3&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false). Uninstall all the other audio drivers you've installed first. Tick first then next

bk T
19-02-2010, 11:36 PM
No. doesn't work.

Speedy Gonzales
19-02-2010, 11:38 PM
Is it enabled in the BIOS? That should work since thats who made it

bk T
19-02-2010, 11:39 PM
Is it enabled in the BIOS? That should work since thats who made it

Yes. it is enabled in the BIOS.

Speedy Gonzales
20-02-2010, 12:45 AM
I have no idea then. Unless its dead. One of them should have worked. If you uninstalled the previous drivers before you installed them

bk T
20-02-2010, 09:34 AM
I have no idea then. Unless its dead. One of them should have worked. If you uninstalled the previous drivers before you installed them

I created a system restore point before installing the drivers, and every time I restored it before installing the 'new' driver.

Every time the Realtek driver is installed halfway through (almost towards the end) the screen turns black, then computer restarts. And, when a Soundmax driver is installed, it halted halfway complaining that there isn't device found.

The sound was working before I re-installed the OS, was just that it was full of junks and I thought that doing a fresh install will be great but ended up without sound. lol

wainuitech
20-02-2010, 10:20 AM
I know this is a bit late :p But if it was an original HP install there is a hidden folder on the C Drive with all the drivers in it.

BUT try this -- Make sure the chipset drivers are installed, being intel, it should be These here (http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProdId=757&DwnldID=8178&lang=eng) infinst_enu.

Once installed download This here (http://www.box.net/shared/6zzysjv4e9) its only tiny. Its meant to be the audio Driver for that model of HP from Driverguide. Unzip them. Open Device manager, right click the audio, update driver- point to the file. IF its the right one you will have audio.

If that doesn't work try This set of drivers (http://downloadcenter.intel.com/download.aspx?url=/12170/eng/wdm3516b_Cadenza.exe&agr=N&ProductID=889&DwnldId=12170&strOSs=All&OSFullName=All+Operating+Systems&lang=eng) they are from Intel, which is what you chipset is

wainuitech
20-02-2010, 12:05 PM
If for some stupid reason, they are not using AC 97 drivers, Page 3 (http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=5400&ProdId=889&lang=eng) has the Soundmax for that chipset as well.

bk T
20-02-2010, 01:19 PM
I know this is a bit late :p But if it was an original HP install there is a hidden folder on the C Drive with all the drivers in it.

BUT try this -- Make sure the chipset drivers are installed, being intel, it should be These here (http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProdId=757&DwnldID=8178&lang=eng) infinst_enu.

Once installed download This here (http://www.box.net/shared/6zzysjv4e9) its only tiny. Its meant to be the audio Driver for that model of HP from Driverguide. Unzip them. Open Device manager, right click the audio, update driver- point to the file. IF its the right one you will have audio.

If that doesn't work try This set of drivers (http://downloadcenter.intel.com/download.aspx?url=/12170/eng/wdm3516b_Cadenza.exe&agr=N&ProductID=889&DwnldId=12170&strOSs=All&OSFullName=All+Operating+Systems&lang=eng) they are from Intel, which is what you chipset is

It's never too late, wainuitech; especially when I can now hear the sweet sound from the speakers:thanks. I did tried to download from Driverguide but somehow, it says I need to pay for the downloads - used to be able to get the free downloads, though. You're still able to get the free download from driverguide?

As regards the HP's recovery partition, it has been deleted, no more there!

Anyway, THANK YOU so much for your time and efforts.

Speedy, I still have to thank you although you didn't 'actually' solved my problem, you've put in so much of efforts and time!:thanks

wainuitech
20-02-2010, 02:14 PM
Driverguide but somehow, it says I need to pay for the downloads - used to be able to get the free downloads, though. You're still able to get the free download from driverguide? yeah I had a free account years ago, haven't used it for ages - but thought what the heck ! trying to remember my old log in and password :confused: couldn't for the life of me remember the password, but the log in was my old email address - requested a new password and bugger me it was still working. :banana

Glad its fixed. :thumbs: Out of interest - which download was it that worked please -I'll add it to my driver data base.

bk T
20-02-2010, 04:32 PM
yeah I had a free account years ago, haven't used it for ages - but thought what the heck ! trying to remember my old log in and password :confused: couldn't for the life of me remember the password, but the log in was my old email address - requested a new password and bugger me it was still working. :banana

Glad its fixed. :thumbs: Out of interest - which download was it that worked please -I'll add it to my driver data base.

I've already got the chipset (infinst_enu) installed looks like it's from the same intel site as yours. As for the audio, it's the first download link - 53.6K file.

Thanks, once again.