No Audio after downgrade from Vista

Acer Aspire one ao751h-1404 netbook
June 14, 2010 at 08:21:31
Specs: Windows XP
Hello,
I downgraded my netbook from Vista to XP Pro SP3, and since doing so, I do not get any sound. I've tried reinstalling the Realtek Audio drivers but still nothing.

When I go into my device manager, there is a "PCI Device" with a question mark, and I cannot seem to identify the drivers for this piece. I've tried installing pretty much every driver that is offered, none of them seem to remove this from the device manager. I'm not sure if its related to my audio issue.

Any suggestions??

Dave


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#1
June 14, 2010 at 08:38:41
I suspect that you do not have the correct driver for the audio system. Netbooks and laptops often use proprietary hardware, the drivers for which are available only from the manufacturer. Go to the manufacturers website and see if they have a driver for XP. You cannot expect the XP CD will have the driver since the hardware did not exist when it was created.

Downgrading to an older OS often produces problems such as this, particularly with laptops and netbooks. The exception being when the downgrade is officially supported by the manufacturer. If it is not you should check to see if all the necessary drivers are available. They may not be.


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#2
June 14, 2010 at 08:46:47
... click here interact, also alter Operating System drop down menu to suit!


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#3
June 14, 2010 at 09:35:21
It's an acer netbook and I've verified that they have drivers for
windows xp. Infact those are the audio drivers that I've
triedinstalling multiple times. Any other suggestions?

Dave


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#4
June 14, 2010 at 10:34:36
... yes can you "toggle" to another device? as shown here
(#Response 4 onwards) if so revert ("toggle") back to sound card!


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#5
June 14, 2010 at 13:21:20
Is this the sound driver you downloaded?

Acer Netbook AO751h Realtek Audio driver for XP Pro 32-bit


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#6
June 14, 2010 at 13:43:08
Yes, thats the one.

Dave


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#7
June 15, 2010 at 06:52:36
... did you click the red link in Response Number 4?

... and tried to toggle?


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#8
June 15, 2010 at 07:48:37
Yes, I tried doing that as well. Just like the other guy, it says no sound device and is grayed out from letting me change anything. :-( Any other ideas?

Dave


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#9
June 15, 2010 at 14:16:37
... yes try this. download/install (one) this

1) Extract KB888111XPSP2.exe to a folder such as C:\KB888111XPSP2

2) Open Device Manager, search for the Unknown PCI device

3) Right click on the Unknown PCI device to update the driver

4) Point the driver path to this C:\KB888111XPSP2\commonfiles\

....................................more links and info @ this source

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