Go Back   TechArena Community > Technical Support > Computer Help > Windows XP > Windows XP Support
Become a Member!
Forgot your username/password?
Tags Active Topics RSS Search Mark Forums Read

Sponsored Links



No sound - need driver?

Windows XP Support


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 02-10-2008
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 3
No sound - need driver?

I had recently formatted my computer (bad idea!) and there's no more sound. I'm guessing it's b/c the driver has not been installed. The mother board is ASUS P5L-MX (Analog Devices AD1986A). I downloaded the newest driver (Asus SoundMax AD1986A 64bit Audio Driver V5.10.02.4153) from ASUS's website but after I installed it, I got the message like "not supported by your computer hardware".

Is that possible? I'm sure the motherboard model is correct but have no idea why the driver would not install.

Help......

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-10-2008
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 192
Re: No sound - need driver?

You can find the drivers on the official website of motherboard manufacturer. I had given you a link below. Just go the the support section and there click on Download. You can then choose the right OS from the drop down list and then install it in your pc. Download all the drivers and keep them safe in your pc. Whenever you will format you will need the drivers. Make a disc of the same and then test back.

Asus P5L-MX Drivers
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-10-2008
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 3
How do I tell if my XP is 32bit or 64bit?
Actually, I tried both.....I even tried other OS (yes, I'm that desparate)....

All end up with the following msg:
"Installation failed! The audio driver files do not support your computer hardware. Note: If you installed audio software without restarting your PC, restart now, then run this setup again."
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-10-2008
Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 973
Re: No sound - need driver?

Maximum system are 32bit. You can find that by right clicking on My Computer > Properties. In the first window itself you can get information on the operating and cpu. You have to find proper drivers on the basis of OS you have in your pc. You can also try some different drivers one by one and through installation via device manager can install the sound driver.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-10-2008
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 3
Actually, I have tried both 32bit & 64bit - both yielded the same error msg.

Also, I went to ASUS's website and the site automatically detects my mobo, all I needed to do is select the O/S - which is XP.

Sigh....
Reply With Quote
Reply

  TechArena Community > Technical Support > Computer Help > Windows XP > Windows XP Support
Tags: ,



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads for: "No sound - need driver?"
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need Sound driver for Intel 845 Motherboard system driver Beatrix Motherboard Processor & RAM 4 18-05-2011 09:20 AM
PCI Sound Driver Install---HELP! whit_ssg Windows Software 1 27-02-2010 03:00 AM
Sound driver for acer Rochan Hardware Peripherals 3 25-12-2008 05:17 PM
Sound driver problem Florian Windows Software 3 06-11-2008 05:36 PM
HP a1010y Sound Card problem "Can't find Match HDAudio Inf File" when installing sound card driver. Asgar XP Hardware 2 29-04-2008 06:53 AM


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 12:33 AM.