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Sound Card/Driver Help

By Imhotep1217
Jun 22, 2005
  1. Hi Members...

    I just reformatted my computer for the first time ever on this computer about 5 days ago and while i was reinstalling everything I realized that my sound card will not work because i do not have the drivers/cd software to give it what it needs...its in under the category of 'multimedia audio controller'.

    I just used EVEREST to look at all the specs on my computer and if you post what you need ill fill in the blanks

    I appreciate the help very, very much
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Go HERE and read my post. It will tell you what we need to know.

    If you have onboard sound, then you should go to your mobo manufacturers website and download the sound drivers from there. It`s probably a good idea to download your chipset drivers as well.

    If you have a separate soundcard, then you should go to your soundcard manufacturers website, and download the drivers for your card.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
     
  3. Imhotep1217

    Imhotep1217 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    maybe?

    My sound card is an

    SiS 7012

    but i cant find their official site...
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Go to your mobo manufacturers website.

    The sound you have is onboard.

    Regards Howard :cool:
     
  5. Imhotep1217

    Imhotep1217 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Okay got to their site and downloaded the thing for me...but it gave me a folder of files i dont know where to put
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    If you tell me what mobo you have, I`ll check it out for you.

    Regards Howard :D
     
  7. Imhotep1217

    Imhotep1217 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have a
    ECS K7S5A Pro

    EliteGroup Computer Systems
     
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Ok. I`ll check it out and post back shortly.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  9. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Ok. Right click the zip archive, and choose extract to 7012_111/

    This will create a folder in the same window as the zip file.

    Now open the folder and double click on the setup icon.

    This will start the installation.

    Regards Howard :) :)
     
  10. Imhotep1217

    Imhotep1217 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    this is just for my information but which package did you download off the site?

    when i do the setup i get this error...

    -536870397

    then in a new error message it says

    Fail to install audio driver for windows XP.
    Setup will exit
     
  11. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    I downloaded the sound drivers for the model of mobo you gave me.

    The sound drivers are sis7012_111

    Regards Howard :cool:
     
     
  12. Imhotep1217

    Imhotep1217 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok after the error i fixed it ... i had to think a little ...which is apparently not a norm for me

    this is what i did... the setup closed and i went to the device manager... and had the computer search for the software again and it fixed it on its own...


    thanks for all the help
     
  13. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Glad you got it sorted.

    Regards Howard :) :)
     
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