Multimedia Audio Controller(Code28)

January 1, 2006 at 04:41:58
Specs: Windows XP, dunno and 4 gigs

Alright guys i have been havin this problem with my computer for quite a while and decided id go and try to fix it.... for some reason when i re-formatted my computer i didnt have any sound after i was done.... i have finally went into the add hardware wizard and it has 2 Multimedia Audio Controller ( code 28 ) things in there and its upsetting me cuse i do not have the drivers for these nor do i have a cd to get the drivers ... i have recently add new hardware to my computer it is the Sound Blaster Live 24 Bit and when i installed it it made my sound distorted and scratchy so i decided to reformat my computer and that is when this problem has happened please inform me with any information u may have thnx!

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January 1, 2006 at 06:18:02

Reformatting your system would have wiped out many of your drivers and your PC is likely now to be running on "default" drivers - WITHOUT sound most probably!!Putting a non-Dell (SB Live card eg) part into a Dell system can be fraught with difficulties! Was the sound OK before you putting the card into the PC?? I suspect that you may well have "on board sound" and when you put the card into the PC you did not disable the on board sound?? If so remove the sound card. You should also have a Dell recovery CD?? The Dell drivers should be on it and will probably have to be reinstalled.

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January 1, 2006 at 10:27:10

Now WHY did I mention DELL??? Sorry!!!

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January 9, 2006 at 21:53:22

I have a Dell 4600 (P4 266, 1gig ram, win XP) with Creative SB Live sound card. Two days ago my power supply went dead and I had to replaced it with an Antec power supply. My clock got reset to 6/2004 which I fixed. Since then every time I start my computer the New Hardware Wizard popped up and it found a "multimedia audio controller". Yet, it could not find the driver for me and therefore has a yellow ? next to it. I have tried to re-install the Creative SB Live soundcard driver and no help. My sound card is actually working well. I only have another PVR (Hauppauge 150MCE card) added to my computer and its driver has been updated and won't work with this "multimedia audio controller". All this started after my power supply went dead and I replaced it with another. Does this has anything to do with the power supply? Any input is appreciated. This is driving me nuts.
Thanks in advance.

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January 31, 2006 at 15:56:57

I reinstalled windows xp on my dell computer and after i was done and i was up and running i did windows update and evrything was working fine but my system kept on beeping and when I tried to play a movie on my computer there was no sound and my speakers were on and connected so i went to add new hardware and found out that the Multimedia Audio Controller had no driver so i try to install but it was unsucessfull what driver do I need to download?

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February 1, 2006 at 09:08:59

Hey everyone this is what you need to do. Just did it and works like a charm!

Go to the below link and install this: "Analog Devices ADI 198x Integrated Audio". These are the audio drivers that came with our audio Dell Dimension 2400 for me. For some reason Dell only tells you "Multimedia Audio Controller". What this really means is "Analog Devices ADI 198x Integrated Audio" So go to this link and handle it! Back to hearing videos now!!!

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February 1, 2006 at 09:15:11

To clarify a bit. Go to the Dell support home page and select your computer and all the drivers associated with it. Then under audio device drivers select the most generic looking list of driver set and download and install them. I have a Dell Dimension 2400. So I just choose the first one and it took. The other drivers were Creative lab drivers and I ignored them. See, you are hurting anything to download and install drivers for hardware that isn't on your computer, all it does is take up hard drive space. If the driver set doesn't work, just uninstall and try the other set (or just leave the old driver set there, its not going to do anything by just sitting there).

Good luck!

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February 3, 2006 at 13:40:28

Hey rpallipamu--I'm so glad to have found your post---as you said, it worked 'like a charm'!
And, your instructions were so clear-cut and non-intimidating, I had no trouble following them at all.
Thanks so much. I had tried every logical move, and all the system discs in my possession. I still have no idea why those should not have worked.
Anyway, thanks again for the solution!

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