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Which drivers for audio? Here's my info

By Garrat9
Sep 14, 2008
  1. I just got my CPU re-formatted and have no sound now. Here is the info for my PC...

    Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd.
    GA-7VAX
    KT4000 (VT8377)
    VT8235
    IT8705
    Award Software International, Inc.
    F3

    I think it's AC '97 but where do I check?

    Also I need USB drivers....

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  3. Garrat9

    Garrat9 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    :)

    Thank you so much! Here goes.....
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  5. Garrat9

    Garrat9 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Shucks

    My computer keeps re-starting when I try to install the driver...

    Audio Realtek:
    ttp://asia.giga-byte.com/FileList/D...altek_whql.exe
     
  6. Garrat9

    Garrat9 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    ANd my stupid computer is always kicking me out of my internet browser (unexpected error).
     
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    You could just start again (Windows installs in about 30 to 45 mins)
    But have the drivers extracted on CD or something

    Put the Windows disc back in
    This time remove the Partition (better that formatting)
    Then just let Windows install normally
    Once completed load the driver above in order above
    Then install SP2 (Minimum) SP3 preferred

    If it still happens, it must be a Hardware issue like Ram, or something
    You could use Memtest to test that
     
  8. Garrat9

    Garrat9 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Got it!

    I got it! It installed!

    Now I'll test 'er out and see if she still crashes...
     
  9. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    I'd say it still will
    Because a default Windows install without any drivers installed or anything, should crash.

    I still believe you are best doing the above (exactly !) ie Remove partition and setup again
    This will confirm if it's Hardware or not
     
  10. Garrat9

    Garrat9 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    I don't know how to remove partitions or re-format/install windows... is it difficult?
     
  11. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    No not difficult.

    You need:
    A computer (I must be thorough!)
    A Windows setup CD
    A Windows key (that sticker with the long number on it)
    And a working CD/DVD Drive (actually all hardware working ideally)

    Then put the Windows CD in the drive
    Reset your computer (you can even just press the reset button, since it's all just going anyway)
    When you get the prompt "Press any key to boot from the disc" just press the space bar
    Allow all the innitial Windows files to load up
    At last you will be given the option to setup Windows
    At this point, read all the writing, somewhere in the text it says press L to remove the partition(s)
    Once all the Partion(s) are removed, don't create a new one
    Just continue setting up Windows (Windows creates a single Partition NTFS for you)
    Then follow the bouncing ball (note: there is no bouncing ball)

    Once you at last get to the Desktop, start installing all your Drivers
    Continue to install all Service Packs
    All done

    Except of course you still need Adobe and Office and all the rest
     
  12. Garrat9

    Garrat9 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    I paid $60 for someone to do that!?!

    Thanks a lot. I will try it out tomorrow and tell you how it went!
     
  13. Garrat9

    Garrat9 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Pretty soon...

    Ok, my motorcycle tire blew and I've had no time.

    I will re-format it tomorrow.

    I already bought a new stick of RAM because that's probably it I hear.

    But it will re-format it first and see if it still crashes when playing videos and stuff.
     
  14. Garrat9

    Garrat9 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    So my computer totally crashed and I bought the wrong RAM but now I installed some new RAM yesterday and it works. It still crashes tho :(

    So I'm gonna try the re-format and no partitions thing right now.

    I wanted to try memtest but I put it on a CD and my computer won't boot from it. How do I make it boot from the CD? I don't think it will.
     
  15. Garrat9

    Garrat9 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Sigh, I lost my windows disc. I think I'm just gonna go buy a crappy laptop for $400 :(
     
  16. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

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