Advent 7107 No Sound

By ErrSpot
Aug 30, 2013
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  1. Advent 7107
    Windows XP SP3

    I bought an Advent laptop from a generous guy, I paid far less for it than it is worth - this needs to be mentioned, if I give him is dues as I am doing now - I will receive good Karma.
    On to the tech issue - Windows 7 was on the PC when I bought it, worked well but was slow.
    I installed Ubuntu on it, now I have XP on it as well. The PC runs faster and smoother, only one problem, the lack of sound.

    I have installed the chipset drivers from the Intel site. I have also attempted to install the hotfix from Microsoft but I am informed - the software I am attempting to install is older than the current version. I have installed various conextant audio drivers but still no driver is compatible with the sound card. I have also installed the modem driver (I do not require to use the modem) and it displays the same error in device manager, code 28. I am fed up, how do I solve this problem?

    I know that in some old computers - If the modem was disabled in bios, this sometimes solved similar sound issues. I doubt this is the issue, I've only done a bit of research on this but it appears to be a common problem that is usually solved by applying the hotfix.
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 8,398   +181

    List any Problem devices
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  3. ErrSpot

    ErrSpot TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Apologies for the late reply. I happened upon a set of drivers, installed them, now sound is working ok. I would have sworn to God I installed or attempted to, the correct drivers more than once.
    This is where I got the drivers

    I am having various issues with my OS, missing files, I am having what seem to be other HDD issues. maybe this had an effect on the sound.

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