Realtek AC97 Audio not working?Please help

November 5, 2010 at 18:29:53
Specs: Windows XP
Iv looked under the device manager and my Realtek AC97 Audio seems to have an exclamation mark inside a yellow circle, which im assuming is a problem.How do i go about fixing this

My sound system has not been working for a while and would appreciate any help. Thanks!


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#1
November 5, 2010 at 18:49:44

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November 5, 2010 at 19:20:00
it says "windows could not find an upddated driver"

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#3
November 5, 2010 at 19:29:06
That usually happens I'm afraid. You have to go to the Realtek website.

In Device Manager go to your sound device in "Sound, video and game controllers". Right click the entry and you will see an Uninstall option. If you use this and OK your way out the drivers will re-install on reboot. This could fix the problem if their setup has got a bit screwed up.

You probably already know but there's a quick way to Device Manager - type devmgmt.msc in the Run box and hit the Enter key.

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#4
November 5, 2010 at 21:23:08
Derek,
Iv tried your uninstall and restart method but still end up having the same problem.

Am i meant to look for an update on the realtek website? If so my version is 24/09/2008 which is practically an updated one


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#5
November 6, 2010 at 09:37:11
Yes, the RealTek website should have it. It might require you to identify your motherboard. Even if you find that you already have the latest sound driver version it is still worth a shot because it could overwrite any corruption you have at present. Presumably you have no CD available with drivers on them (although those are often outdated).

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November 7, 2010 at 19:33:22
its not asking for my motherboard, so im assuming i download A4.06 for windows xp?

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