Realtek AC'97 hardware problem

Realtek / Realtek ac'97
April 29, 2009 at 00:58:40
Specs: Windows XP
Hello there! My computer has been previously reformatted. All is gone, including the driver of the Realtek sound card. The problem is this, when installing the driver, and the progress bar is almost at the end, a blue screen appears with white captions and my computer will suddenly reboot (that's why I cannot read the white captions) and there is no driver installed. I have repeated this over and over again, but the result still remains unlikable. That's why my computer cannot produce sounds. Please, I am begging all of you, what can I do in order to install the driver of my computer's realtek sound card?

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#1
April 29, 2009 at 01:18:31
The most probable reason is that you're using the wrong driver. Is it one you got with the card/mobo or is it one you downloaded? For a start, go into Control Panel/System/advanced/startup & recovery and untick the box that says 'automatically restart' - this will let you see what the blue screen is saying.

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#2
April 29, 2009 at 01:25:00
Hello! I think it is the right kind of driver. I have already used Everest Ultimate software.

And disabling the automatic restart, can't it lead to system file abnormalities?


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#3
April 29, 2009 at 05:28:32
No, disabling automatic restart just means that the computer stops at a blue screen (so that you can read it) rather than just immediately re-booting. I wouldn't rely too much on Everest - it's given me incorrect information in the past, you're better off with a DOS based utility like AIDA that runs without Windows running, otherwise your best source for the correct driver (assuming it's an on-board one) is the manufacturer of the motherboard or system.

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#4
April 29, 2009 at 05:39:48
Realtek makes literally thousands of different variations of their hardware. You need to get the drivers from the manufacturer of the motherboard or if an OEM computer, from there.

Do you know what motherboard you have?


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#5
April 29, 2009 at 16:44:10
The Belarc Advisor give me this informations about the main circuit board:

Board: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. P5PE-VM Rev 1.00
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 1201 11/23/2006

The current driver for this sound device is Vinyl AC'97 Codec Combo Driver (WDM) but no sound is produced.


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#6
April 29, 2009 at 16:56:59
The answer's staring you right in the face! You have the make/model of the board, all you have to do is go to the manufacturer's website & download the proper driver. Your soundchip is Analog Devices AD1888. Download the SoundMax AD1888 Audio driver from the Asus site. Just scroll down & click on the Download tab:

http://www.asus.com/Product.aspx?P_...


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#7
April 29, 2009 at 18:00:52
Thank you very much jam! Now, I have the correct driver. God bless you! Thank you so much! God bless!!!

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