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Thread: Windows XP and Realtek AC97 audio drivers

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    Mystic7 Guest

    Windows XP and Realtek AC97 audio drivers

    I hope someone can help me out with this. I recently had to reinstall XP and
    although I've downloaded and installed the most recent drivers my onboard
    realtek ac97 audio still doesn't work.

    I've checked out the device properties and Windows tells me that the device
    is working properly but the drivers haven't been loaded.

    Now then, I've searched microsoft's webiste and have found that there is a
    Microsoft update for the realtek audio drivers, but every time I go to the
    windows update site and set it to retrieve a list of available updates (so
    that I can choose the right one) it takes absolutely ages and in the end IE
    just returns that there has been an error.

    Can someone please tell me what's going on and what I can do to fix this
    problem. The audio was working on the motherboard before I had to reinstall
    (probably because the update had been added automatically) but it just
    doesn't want to work now.

    Thanks for all your help.

    Alan


  2. #2
    Jerry Guest

    Re: Windows XP and Realtek AC97 audio drivers

    RealTek AC97 drivers are here:
    http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/...&Software=True

    Do not expect Microsoft to have the latest drivers for this ietm, and I
    would not use them any way. Always get the latest drivers from the
    individual hardware /chip manufacturers.

    "Mystic7" <Mystic7@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:5B06A382-4CA9-4E0A-8C78-C5D1E548F20C@microsoft.com...
    >I hope someone can help me out with this. I recently had to reinstall XP
    >and
    > although I've downloaded and installed the most recent drivers my onboard
    > realtek ac97 audio still doesn't work.
    >
    > I've checked out the device properties and Windows tells me that the
    > device
    > is working properly but the drivers haven't been loaded.
    >
    > Now then, I've searched microsoft's webiste and have found that there is a
    > Microsoft update for the realtek audio drivers, but every time I go to the
    > windows update site and set it to retrieve a list of available updates (so
    > that I can choose the right one) it takes absolutely ages and in the end
    > IE
    > just returns that there has been an error.
    >
    > Can someone please tell me what's going on and what I can do to fix this
    > problem. The audio was working on the motherboard before I had to
    > reinstall
    > (probably because the update had been added automatically) but it just
    > doesn't want to work now.
    >
    > Thanks for all your help.
    >
    > Alan
    >




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