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I downloaded the drivers for the realtek audio module off of DFI's site, but when I go to actually install the drivers it tells me everything installed fine in the install app, but an infinite series of windows device manager windows pop up and want me to install drivers for "unknown device". I direct it to the realtek folder and a huge list of identical driver files appears (Most named Realtek 97, some for VIA chipsets) I clicked on one, and it said it installed successfully through device manager, but then kept asking me again for drivers for "unknown" device.

 

 

Needless to say, I have no sound.

 

OS is WinXP pro

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Guest Kobalt

You remove the old sound drivers first?

 

If not, get driver cleaner, and clean away...

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Ah crap! Driver Cleaner will not remove it, and it still appears in system devices as a broken driver but I can't remove it through device manager either. ARRRGGGHHHH.

 

Now I'm trying to install the Nforce Audio drivers, and the hardware wizard comes up every time I try, and then crashes the installation!!!

 

 

I'm starting to hate this computer allready.

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Got the Nforce Audio drivers, and the Realtek drivers installed. The Karajan Audio Jack still comes up as an unknown device, and does not detect any sound drivers. I have it set up in bios to "Auto".

 

This is a list of the peripherals I have connected to my computer:

 

Memorex DVD/Rom (which incidentally it also can't find any drivers for)

MSI 7300GS

Linksys 54mbit wireless card.

2 WD caviar 250gb SATA drives in RAID 0 on the Nf4 controller

 

 

Incidentally it seems that all of my USB ports are USB 1.1. Driveragent.com scan indicates I have a bad or outdated USB controller, but does not have a file for me to download.

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Guest Kobalt

No need to bump.

 

Ok, reinstall the OS, and apply SP2 BEFORE the chipset drivers, and you will have usb 2.0. Then you can pick at that time to install the Realtek drivers if you wish.

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Now this is what i've heard, most people choose to install the nVIDIA Audio drivers instead of the RealTek. You can try downloading the lastest drivers (Chipset) from the nVIDIA.com site (since i'm not sure if you're trying to install any drivers from the DRIVER CD-ROM or what) instead of using any drivers you have already used. So you're using a WINDOWS XP operating system without any Service Packs? I usually slipstream my SP1 (don't like SP2) onto my CD-R (bootable XP) and when installed have my Standard Enhance USB Controller (USB2.0) already setup for me. So in the Bios you have AUTO or Disable for your AUDIO ON-BOARD component right? Hmm.....what about ADD/REMOVE Programs? Have you tried search in there for the drivers at all? Let me know, good luck! :)

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Now this is what i've heard, most people choose to install the nVIDIA Audio drivers instead of the RealTek. You can try downloading the lastest drivers (Chipset) from the nVIDIA.com site (since i'm not sure if you're trying to install any drivers from the DRIVER CD-ROM or what) instead of using any drivers you have already used. So you're using a WINDOWS XP operating system without any Service Packs? I usually slipstream my SP1 (don't like SP2) onto my CD-R (bootable XP) and when installed have my Standard Enhance USB Controller (USB2.0) already setup for me. So in the Bios you have AUTO or Disable for your AUDIO ON-BOARD component right? Hmm.....what about ADD/REMOVE Programs? Have you tried search in there for the drivers at all? Let me know, good luck!

 

XP is now fully updated. Including Windows Genuine Spyware.

 

I've got the latest 6.86 drivers. I'll try removing Realtech again, and reinstalling the nvidia audio drivers and set the "unknown" device to nvidia audio drivers. Technically I can't remove the Realtech drivers from the system menu device manager, but I'll use driver cleaner on it. I can use add/remove programs to remove both realtech and nvidia audio drivers from the computer, but the realtech driver does not remove from the system menu.

 

Likewise with my USB controller, I get one USB controller device that comes up bad/outdated, and other USB controller device that comes up just fine. I don't know about that. All I know is that I seem to be getting only USB 1.1, but since I mounted my mobo wrong, I can't access the bottom 3 with the ISO shield on, so that may be why.

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