View Full Version : Audio drivers????

20-08-2006, 10:49 PM
I have just reinstalled windows XP on an HP Pavilion 514a, everything went fine except the audio drivers have now gone, i have looked everywhere on the web (HP site doesn't supply them) and cannot locate them. The PC was horribly virus riddled so i deleted the HP partion so there are no 'hidden' files left on the drive.
Would anyone have access to these drivers or know where i can get them??


Speedy Gonzales
20-08-2006, 11:02 PM
Have you got a cd for it?

There may also be a hidden partition on this hdd somewhere. Dont ask me where. i wouldnt have a clue.

I couldnt see any drivers on the HP site either.

Which may mean the drivers are on a partition or on a cd.

20-08-2006, 11:02 PM
this page (http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=296626&dlc=en&docname=bph07813) indicates a ac97 chipset for sound and a 845GL (Intel) for mother board try going to the intel site see if there are drivers there for that board
take the side off there will be a number on the mother board type that into google see what it returns

20-08-2006, 11:16 PM
Assuming you can't just grab them off a CD (recovery CD)...

Here is some info (http://hardware.mcse.ms/archive131-2005-5-194159.html)

21-08-2006, 11:46 PM
cheers for the help guys, thanks to you i now have it sorted :thumbs: :thumbs: Turns out i needed the Realtek AC97 drivers in the end. I loaded them up tonight and hey presto we have sound, hurray