audio help Multimedia Cont.

By cferr001
Dec 16, 2005
  1. no sound

    Multimedia audio controller has a yellow " ! " it was bigger before and had a
    question mark next to it, now it only has a small " ! "

    i don't have cd's

    here are my comp. specs.

    Operating System
    Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600)

    System Model
    HP Pavilion 04 P9806A-ABA 542x 30000TG101IMPER

    Enclosure Type: Other


    1.80 gigahertz Intel Celeron
    8 kilobyte primary memory cache
    128 kilobyte secondary memory cache

    Main Circuit Board
    Board: Intel Corporation NBGV - Northwood/Brookdale-G Validation Board
    BIOS: Phoenix Technologies LTD 6.00 05/24/2002

    40.96 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    20.09 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

    AXV CD/DVD-ROM SCSI CdRom Device [CD-ROM drive]
    MITSUMI CR-48X9TE [CD-ROM drive]
    SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616F [CD-ROM drive]
    3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

    HP photosmart 7700 USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 1
    Maxtor 4D040H2 [Hard drive] (40.98 GB) -- drive 0, s/n D25NJETE, rev DAH017K0, SMART Status: Healthy

    Memory Modules c,d
    254 Megabytes Installed Memory

    Slot 'J5G3' has 256 MB
    Slot 'J5G2' is Empty

    Bus Adapters
    A347SCSI SCSI Controller
    Intel(r) 82801DB/DBM USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller - 24CD
    Intel(R) 82801DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C2
    Intel(R) 82801DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C4
    Intel(R) 82801DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C7Controllers
    Standard floppy disk controller
    Intel(R) 82801DB Ultra ATA Storage Controller - 24CB
    Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
    Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]

    Multimedia Audio Controller
  2. Federelli

    Federelli TS Rookie Posts: 361

    Do you know wether your audio is integrated, or if it isn't?

    Most likely it IS integrated, and you should try finding AC'97 drivers, since that's the most common integrated sound chip.

    I recommend downloading Everest (a hardware diagnostics tool), to see what audio card/chip you've got.
  3. cferr001

    cferr001 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I did try to install AC'97 but the blue srceen comes out and the computer

    Device Description Type
    Analog Devices AD1981A @ Intel 82801DB ICH4 - AC'97 Audio Controller [A-1] PCI
  4. Federelli

    Federelli TS Rookie Posts: 361

    What drivers are you installing, the latest ones, or the ones that came with your mobo?

    If you are on a fresh Windows XP installation something went wrong with it, there's no reason why you should be getting a BSOD when installing those drivers.
  5. jaroddog

    jaroddog TS Rookie Posts: 87

    And is your sound integrated (I assume so, judging from the fact that it is an HP)? Look on the back to see if it is a seperate pci card or if it is near the mouse/usp/parallel port connections (a.k.a. integrated). If it is a card, remove it reading labels. I like to get hard to find drivers at (requires signing up -- but it is free!). Whether it is integrated or not, the best bet for finding all the information/drivers/manuals you'll need will be at Just look up your model and the rest is pert' near simple.

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