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C-Media AC97 Audio Device Driver download from windows updates.

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Old 30-06-2005
Vertcaver
 
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C-Media AC97 Audio Device Driver download from windows updates.

Found a driver update at MS update site "C Media Electronics Incorporation -
Sound - C-Media AC97 Audio Device ". Prior to installing this update sound
was fine, after no sound and device manager states that driver fails to
start. This is a new system with a clean install of mfg supplied drivers as
well as a clean install of O/S (MS Win XP Pro SP2). Done the driver rollback
and sound functionallity was restored. Would you all PLEASE fix your driver
that you supply thru Windows update or remove it till then. I mean I don't
mind the xtra business but this is getting old, fixing a customers computer
that they update themselves thru your system and then bring it to me to fix
due to a problem that you install. Thanks for the help with business but I
don't need that kind of help.
And sooner or later people will quit using your products after they get so
pissed off about having to pay to get thier equipment fixed from updates that
you are supplying. I mean FIX it or don't supply it when you find out there
is a problem with it... :-{
As you obviously have according to the previous post at this board, or at
least warn people prior to downloading and give them the nessary info to do
the driver roll back Prior to the download.
Have a nice day...

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Old 30-06-2005
Vertcaver
 
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RE: C-Media AC97 Audio Device Driver download from windows updates.

PS there are over 200 post about this problem at this forum. I wonder just
how many total through out the system, there really are concerning this
specific issue?
Your the bean counters you do the math and see where it will take you.
Better Git Er DUN and soon.


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Old 30-06-2005
Ed.
 
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Re: C-Media AC97 Audio Device Driver download from windows updates.

I had the same problem with that driver update. Also had to do a roll back
drivers. Prior to the update I had in Device Manager showing my sound as
NVIDIA nForce. It is onboard sound on this MSI mother board.

I have learned in the past taking drivers from MS Updates usually don't go
well. I thought I would try this one even though it said it was C-Media. I
thought maybe it would work since Updates scanned my system and thought it
found a device for this. Well, now I do know I won't ever try drivers from
MS Updates again. Will be sure to go to the Manufactures of the device for
any updates.
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Old 01-07-2005
Dutch User
 
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One wonders why MS keeps delevering these problem-causing
drivers through WU - MS knows they are causing rampant trouble,
why not remove them from WU?

(I believe an MVP) said "Noone in their right mind would use driver
from Windows Update"... makes you wonder about the mental state of those
that continue to post them.
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Old 14-12-2005
Canoeone
 
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RE: C-Media AC97 Audio Device Driver download from windows updates.

Same C-Media code 10 error. How do I get the correct driver needed ? I read
your rollback. Rollback to what and where do I get that driver. Thanks in
advance for your help.
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Old 14-12-2005
Vertcaver
 
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RE: C-Media AC97 Audio Device Driver download from windows updates

The ROLL BACK method is to go to your system properties and then device
manager then the device driver and the properties for the driver then the
driver tab and select rollback driver to a previous version. You do not say
whether your sound was working properly prior to the update as well as to
what operating system that you have. If your sound was working then the
driver will be there to roll back to if not you should go to your motherboard
mfg web site to get the latest driver for your onboard sound if its a stand
alone card you should go to the mfg web site and search there. Of cource you
could always Google search for C Media that will get lots of results.
Can you be more specific about the system in question?
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Old 15-12-2005
Lawrence Garvin \(MVP\)
 
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Re: C-Media AC97 Audio Device Driver download from windows updates.

Most of us figured out a looooong time ago not to install hardware drivers
from Windows Update.

I would suggest you advise your clients, customers, friends, colleagues, and
whoever else the same idea: If it ain't broke, don't "fix" it. That is to
say, hardware updates only be installed IF something is NOT working, and an
engineer from that hardware vendor has recommended a specific update.
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Old 15-12-2005
Vertcaver
 
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Re: C-Media AC97 Audio Device Driver download from windows updates

And your a MS MVP? Thanks for your help with "Canoeone's" problem. No wonder
MS has a bad name and sometimes gets a driver wrong.
Are you the one that worked on the driver in question must be?
Or as a MS MVP you would offer "Canoeone" a solution to his difficulty
instead of the solution you did offer which was none. So much for your MVP
ness helping a stranger out when he needed it.
Is that all an MS MVP can do is nothing to aid in Canoeone's situation?
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Old 26-06-2006
jph
 
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I've got this same problem whereas my C-Media on the motherboard shows it is
working fine in the device manager, but it isn't available as a choice to
choose as a preferred audio device - Only Modem "0" Line Playback. It used
to work fine......
I've tried uninstalling the device and reinstalling drivers downloaded from
both C-Media and the motherbaord manufactuer. I even reinstalled Win2000.
Nothing fixes it!! Any more ideas?
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Old 05-05-2007
realcestmoi
 
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Re: C-Media AC97 Audio Device Driver download from windows updates.

As most a little more experienced users know you only updata a driver when
the hardware is not functioning well and one should never take any drivers
from MS update.

If a driver is really needed because the hardware is not working well you
shlould always take it from the manufcturers website, in this case Realtek.

If it ain't broke: do NOT try to "FIX" it.
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Old 21-02-2009
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Re: C-Media AC97 Audio Device Driver download from windows updates.

i am having the same proplem
when i read the post most people seemed to solve by doing a simple driver roolback. When i tyied to do it there was no back up of the old driver. was woundering if some one could be soo kind in sending me the the old driver??? :D
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Old 05-09-2009
Pete
 
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RE: C-Media AC97 Audio Device Driver download from windows updates.

Anyone know where I can find the damn driver without some software to scan my
system? I too have the C-Media AC97 chipset and it sucks. I recall that I had
a similar problem years ago, but this just beats the hell out of me. I just
want a driver that I can have the computer find and install.

Thanks to anyone who can help.
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Old 05-09-2009
TaurArian
 
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Re: C-Media AC97 Audio Device Driver download from windows updates.

this is the Windows Update Newsgroups (re: Microsoft) where we
attempt to help users with issues regarding mystery operating systems.

Perhaps you'll need to do some research:
http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=e...ia+AC97+&meta=
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