Newbie desperate for sound driver help

By miketheratguy
May 18, 2009
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  1. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,358   +167

    Hey miketheratguy! :wave:

    I’m still catching up on a back log of stuff but didn’t want you to think I forgot about ya or wasn’t going to follow-up! (Hope you’re still enjoying that sweet sound of music on your computer as well! :) )

    Here’s what I propose we can do to look at Windows and your computer “from the inside” (which might help to explain what's up with your Windows devices when I look at those different device drivers).

    Btw… You might also find this post interesting in helping to explain how Windows uses those cryptic looking IDs to find and install drivers.
    See Plug and Play Overview: How Windows Finds Drivers for USB Devices. Note: while that post specifically addresses USB devices and USB\ ID strings:
    • Note the same applies to all your PCI devices (with PCI\ strings such as the UAA bus device)
    • And while you may note that HDAUDIO\ ID strings have a somewhat different format then the USB\ and PCI\ ID string formats, you can also note that Windows still goes through a similar process trying to find/match HDAUDIO devices with a suitable driver
    To dump internal device and driver info we'll use a Microsoft command utility called Devcon. Click to download the Devcon package
    >> When prompted and it asks "Unzip to Folder" overwrite the default and enter C:\devcon then click Unzip
    >> Copy the file C:\devcon\I386\DevCon.exe to C:\Windows\System32

    Now you download my attached file DevconDump.txt, save it to your Desktop, then you need to rename it to DevconDump.bat so you can click it to run as a batch file. (Expect it to take up to 30-45 seconds to complete). It'll create an output .txt file on your Desktop. Just attach it to your next post
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