Solved free sound max driver

April 4, 2012 at 14:32:45
Specs: Windows XP, 6mbps/768mb
usb drivers not working or unplugged where can i find free downloads.free sound max driver

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#1
April 4, 2012 at 19:38:58
Drivers are always free, you just need to know where to look. They're available at the motherboard manufacturers website, the chipset manufacturers website, or the computer manufacturers website (Acer, Dell, Gateway, HP, etc). If you want help, you need to list your complete system specs.

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#2
April 5, 2012 at 12:35:17
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Your USB ports should work in any case !

If your mbord has built in USB ports, the USB controllers are enabled in the mboard's bios Setup by default - they're always Enabled unless you or someone else deliberately disabled them in the bios settings.

Windows 98 and above always installs generic USB 1.x drivers automatically that are built into Windows, if the mboard has USB controllers and Windows detects them.
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If the mboard has USB 2.0 controllers....
- they're backward compatible with USB 1.1 specs.
In most cases all available USB ports support both USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 specs.

- XP must have SP1 or later Windows updates embedded in it in order for XP to have the built in support for USB 2.0 controllers and devices.

- the built in support for USB 2.0 controllers and devices is NOT installed in Windows until AFTER you have installed the main chipset drivers for your mboard.

If you get "nag" messages when you plug in certain devices such as USB flash drives and/or external hard drives along the lines of "This device would work better if it supported USB 2.0" or similar, and you KNOW your mboard supports USB 2.0 specs, install the main chipset drivers !
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If the mboard has USB 3.0 controllers, or if you have installed an add-on USB 3.0 controller adapter....
- they're backward compatible with USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 specs.
All available USB 3.0 ports support USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 specs, however, not all the USB ports on your computer support USB 3.0 specs. Usually the plastic plug in a USB 3.0 port is BLUE.

- the built in support for USB 2.0 controllers and devices is NOT installed in Windows until AFTER you have installed the main chipset drivers for your mboard.

- you must install specific USB 3.0 controller drivers for you specific mboard model, or if you're using an add-on USB 3.0 adapter, you must install specific USB 3.0 controller drivers for your specific adapter.
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A corded USB keyboard
- does not need you to install specific drivers for it for most of it's functions.
(If it has special [proprietary] buttons or keys that are not on a standard keyboard you my need to install specific drivers for those.)

- it will work fine at the Login screen if that applies and while loading Windows and in Windows.

- you can only get into the bios Setup while booting by pressing a specific key for that if Legacy USB or USB keyboard is Enabled in the bios Setup settings.
In newer bios versions that's Enabled by default; in older bios versions it may be Disabled by default.

You can always get into the bios Setup with a PS/2 keyboard, if your mboard has a PS/2 port, if you need to change that setting.
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A wireless keyboard .....

- may NOT be able to get into the mboard's bios Setup in any case

- WILL NOT work while booting at the Login screen if that applies and while loading Windows the first time you attempt to use it ! The desktop screen must fully load, then the drivers for the wireless keyboard's USB transceiver module must be installed in Windows, THEN the wireless keyboard will work in Windows and while booting into Windows.
(There must be a battery (batteries) installed in the wireless keyboard and it (they) must still have a sufficient voltage.l If you're using an older model wireless keyboard there may be more you need to do before it will work.)
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In most cases, a mouse of any kind does NOT work in the bios Setup.

A wireless mouse....

- WILL NOT work while booting at the Login screen if that applies and while loading Windows the first time you attempt to use it ! The desktop screen must fully load, then the drivers for the wireless mouse's USB transceiver module must be installed in Windows, THEN the wireless mouse will work in Windows and while booting into Windows.
(There must be a battery (batteries) installed in the wireless mouse and it (they) must still have a sufficient voltage.l If you're using an older model wireless mouse there may be more you need to do before it will work.)
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If ANY of your USB ports don't work at all and you're sure they're Enabled in the bios Setup, then your mboard is damaged, or if you have a laptop or netbook computer, a small board that plugs into the mboard is damaged.
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#3
April 5, 2012 at 19:51:52
usb drivers not working or unplugged where can i find free downloads.free sound max driver.I have a sony pcv-rs312v with xp home edition 2002 service pk 3.sony does not carry anything that old.Usb 2.0 i plug in a opt mouse wizard says no software. mp4 player it does not detect.Where is bios settings.Where do you get main chipset drivers for mboard.

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#4
April 5, 2012 at 19:58:27
what about those down loadable scan your drivrers and fix for 29.99. like driver detective.do they work or a waste of money.

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#5
April 6, 2012 at 08:47:26
NOTE that this site uses software that highlights certain words in the text so that they're blue and underlined. If a post is long enough to require scrolling down to see all of it, due to whatever bug or bugs, the highlighted words DO NOT move as you scroll down the text.
When you have scrolled down and you see a blank space where it looks like text should be, hold your mouse cursor briefly over any blue highlighted and underlined word or words that are not in the right place to make them pop into the proper place in the text.
The software seems to only highlight and underline the first occurance of a word or words, in the entire Topic.
The mis-placed blue highlighted and underlined words can be in the post, or above or below the post.
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As riider said...

"Drivers are always free, you just need to know where to look."

You said....

"I have a sony pcv-rs312v with xp home edition 2002 service pk 3.sony does not carry anything that old."

Why would you look at support for current models ?

You search for support for previous models.

If that's what you did, you didn't look very hard.
I found the following link in a few seconds...


I'm assuming you bought the computer in the US - if you didn't.....
- the info and drivers may be the same if you bought it in Canada
- if you bought it in some other country, tell us what country you bought it in .

VAIO® Desktop Computer
Model # PCV-RS312 (home support page)
http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/mo...

Drivers & Software

"Where do you get main chipset drivers "

First - Motherboard - download and install the Intel 856 main chipset drivers

Also download and install....

Audio (Sound) - Realtek AC'97 Audio Device Driver
(Your audio adapter that's built into the mboard DOES NOT use SoundMax software !)

If you are still using the video adapter that's built into the mboard...

Video - Intel 82845G/82865G Graphics Controller Driver

(or you may be able to get a newer version on the Intel web site in the downloads for the desktop 865 chipset series.)

If you are still using the Sony monitor that came with the system

- Monitor Inf (Driver) - Sony Monitor Inf Utility
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Optional......

Network - RealTek RTL8139 Ethernet Controller Driver

If your network adapter that's built into the mboard already works, this may be a newer version that what is built into Windows.

Modem - Agere Systems AC'97 Modem Driver

That MAY be a combo dial-up modem / sound adapter, in which case it's a card in a slot, and it has both one or two telephone jacks and three (or more) 1/8" jacks for sound - that MAY have an ADI sound chipset that requires SoundMax drivers and software .
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Installing all other downloads is optional.
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You MAY get error messages, or a USB device may NOT work, if you are not plugging the device directly into a USB port on the back of the case...

Troubleshooting USB device problems including for flash drives, external drives, external memory card readers.
See Response 1:
http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...

For some desktop mboards you can have problems when an external hard drive is plugged into one of a pair of USB ports on the back of the case that are connected to the same USB controller, if there is another device plugged into the other USB port for the pair, because the pair can't actually supply 500 ma per port - they can only supply 500 ma in total. Usually those pairs of ports are one above the other, not beside each other. If you have two devices plugged into such a pair of ports, try plugging one of them in elsewhere on the back of the computer.
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"Usb 2.0 i plug in a opt mouse wizard says no software"

As I said above...

"If the mboard has USB 2.0 controllers....
- they're backward compatible with USB 1.1 specs.
In most cases all available USB ports support both USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 specs.

(for the XP CD you used to install Windows, or you can do this later if it has no SP updates built into it all)
"- XP must have SP1 or later Windows updates embedded in it in order for XP to have the built in support for USB 2.0 controllers and devices."

In most cases the original software installation. or the XP CD you use to install just Windows, DOES NOT have SP3 Windows updates built into it - SP3 updates were installed in Windows later.

RIGHT click on My Computer - Properties - on the right side of the first screen you either see
- no mention of a Service Pack,
- or you'll see Service Pack 1 or higher.

If there's no mention of a Service Pack,
download and install this:
Windows XP Service Pack 1a Express Install (32-Bit) for End Users
http://www.microsoft.com/download/e...


"- the built in support for USB 2.0 controllers and devices is NOT installed in Windows until AFTER you have installed the main chipset drivers for your mboard.

If you get "nag" messages when you plug in certain devices such as USB flash drives and/or external hard drives along the lines of "This device would work better if it supported USB 2.0" or similar, and you KNOW your mboard supports USB 2.0 specs, install the main chipset drivers ! "
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A corded mouse does NOT require USB 2.0 support, at least no corded mouse I've ever used has, in order for it to work.
If you searched for newer drivers, you were searching for newer generic drivers for a mouse that are built into Windows - Windows will not find newer drivers.

In some cases, you can download and install specific drivers / software for your mouse model so you have enhanced Mouse settings to choose from in Control Panel, but that's optional.

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"If ANY of your USB ports don't work at all and you're sure they're Enabled in the bios Setup, then your mboard is damaged, or if you have a laptop or netbook computer, a small board that plugs into the mboard is damaged. "

"Where is bios settings"

You usually see a line while booting the computer "Press (a key) for bios Setup" or similar - if you see that line, press the stated key while the line is still on the screen to enter the bios.
If you change any settings in the bios, SAVE your changes before you exit the bios.
READ the screens to find out what certain keyboard keys do.
In most cases, a mouse of any kind does not work in the bios Setup.

Or - READ the manual for your specific model !

The Vaio User Guide is here:

VAIO® Desktop Computer
Model # PCV-RS312 (home support page)
http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/mo...


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#6
April 6, 2012 at 21:55:24
when i plug in mp3music and video player and my microsoft PS/2 compatible mouse.I get drivers for this device are not installed (code 28).Other than these devices my 2.0 usb ports works fine.I do have to go to control panel click on add hardware just so my computer detects it.THANKS for every ones help.

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#7
April 7, 2012 at 07:39:55
Your "mp3music and video player " probably requires that specific software be installed for it.
Follow the installation directions for the device !

In most cases for more sophisticated USB devices, you DO NOT install drivers for the device when Found New Hardware pops up ! You CANCEL that and install the drivers / associated software for it the proper way by running a software installation program for it.
In many cases, you are supposed to install at least part of the soiftware for it BEFORE you first plug it into a USB port . In some cases you are prompted to plug in the device after some of the software is installed, then more software is installed.

Your "microsoft PS/2 compatible mouse" does not require that you install specific software for it in order for all standard functions of it to work properly - Windows auto installs generic drivers for it. .

You MAY be prompted to provide drivers for a specific brand and model of mouse -- in that case...

"In some cases, you can download and install specific drivers / software for your mouse model so you have enhanced Mouse settings to choose from in Control Panel, but that's optional. "


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#8
April 7, 2012 at 17:20:26
the only software that came with my mp3 music ,video player is 98 windows diver disc.That installed but it did not do anything. I have a Craig CMP641F player.it still reads drivers for this device are not installed (code 28 ). should i use a program like driver detective or are those programs bogus at $29.99

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#9
April 8, 2012 at 06:52:04
You could have saved us a lot of guesswork and typing if you had stated in your FIRST POST that you can't get your Craig CMP641F mp3 player to be recognized properly in XP (I assume) .

After searching on the web using: Craig CMP641F
I found....

- It probably cannot work with a mac operating system.

- It probably does not need drivers to be installed for it for 2000 and above. It should be detected automatically and generic drivers installed for it in Windows.

If there is an entry in Add or Remove Programs for the Win 98 software you tried to install, un-install that !!

- It has a battery that has a relatively SHORT life. If that battery is too weak or dead Windows probably can't detect it properly.

Try replacing it's battery !

- If replacing the battery doesn't help, it's probably defective, or it has been damaged.

Same problem as you're having - the CMP641F was defective ?
http://forums.driverguide.com/showt...

- Apparently it comes with a CD. If there is a manual or installation guide on that, or if it came with a printed manual or installation guide , READ IT / THEM !
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Craig's page about the CMP641F.................

Digital Players

MP3 PLUS VIDEO PLAYER WITH 4.3 inch TFT COLOR TOUCH SCREEN DISPLAY
CMP641
http://www.craigelectronics.com/sit...

It appears there is nowhere on the Craig web site you can download software.

You could try contacting them:
Contact
http://www.craigelectronics.com/sit...

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