Realtek Audio Drivers Install Failure

January 12, 2015 at 08:02:07
Specs: Windows XP, 1 GB
I'm running an old ACER, meant for Vista but rolled back to XP, and I had an update issue that forced me to reinstall windows (powered off during update install and crashed everything). I had the drivers installed, and working, before the crash, but now I can't seem to find the right driver package, etc. I've tried several versions meant for VISTA and XP, but I get the installer failure message and I can't seem to get the computer to recognize any driver as being useful to the card. I can't even go to Device Manager and update the driver that way, the HD spins up, but there is little activity to none at all. It claims that it's a working set up, but looking at the properties it says there is no driver installed, but the system's not flagging it. I've attempted several fixes from some on this site, and from members of other sites, with absolutely no success. Any information would be helpful.

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January 12, 2015 at 09:16:49
Posting the full model of the Acer would help.

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January 12, 2015 at 11:15:44
If you're running XP, you need to use XP drivers, not Vista drivers. And you should be getting them directly from Acer or Realtek, or possibly Windows Update, not from a 3rd party site or by using one of those stupid (& generally unsafe) "driver detective" programs. Unfortunately, there's not much we can do to help without the Acer model & model number.

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January 12, 2015 at 14:21:15
Apparently, SP3 blocks the install of the Realtek Drivers, and the only reason I chose Vista drivers was because it was the laptops original configuration. The fact was, none of it worked at all. Regardless, everything's A-OK now, thank you for the time though.

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