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Winfast Foxconn 761GXK8MC sound driver problem

By Atham
Sep 2, 2011
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  1. Hello,

    on my brother's PC there has been an issue with sound drivers, there is no sound on his PC. He has a Winfast Foxconn SiS 760GXK8MC Socket 754 motherboard.

    His OS is Windows 7 64 bit. I have tried downloading drivers from here I didn't download the 32 bit audio driver as my brother has 64 bit windows 7.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,398   +169

    In fact, all the drivers on the Foxconn site for that m/b are for W2k and XP 32 bit. There may not be any W7 64 bit drivers.

    You can try Driver Identifier. They have a pretty good driver database. But there may just not be any w7 64 drivers for that board

    /* edit */
    I'll re-phrase that to say "there may not be any hardware specific w7 64 bit drivers for that board". Windows 7 comes with some generic drivers which is why at least some things are working (tho even then, generic drivers don't always provide full functionality)
     
  3. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 520

    Here is the website from driver identifier. It doesn't show any audio drivers. What do you recommend I do?
     
  4. WinXPert

    WinXPert TS Booster Posts: 527

    Try this one Unknown Device Identifier 7.00

    I have Foxconn too and a CD with drivers is provided for. Do you still have the driver disc that came with the PC?
     
  5. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 520

    No, the PC was custom made by our friend from HP. What do you suggest I do?
     
  6. WinXPert

    WinXPert TS Booster Posts: 527

    Have you tried Unknown Device Identifier?

    If still no go download this one DriverPack Solution - HTH
     
  7. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 902   +39

  8. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 520

    How do I put it on a DVD? I will try the driver identifier.
     
  9. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 520

    I tried the driver identifier.

    In the attachments there is the file saved from the Driver identifier. I am downloading the Driver Pack. So it detects the required and missing drivers and installs them for you?
     

    Attached Files:

  10. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,398   +169

    It's certainly worth a shot checking out those Realtek's drivers... but a lot of old XP hardware don't have newer compatible drivers. You may need to buy a new w7 64bit compatible audio card.

    Some USB audio cards are pretty cheap too (all depends on your requirements for audio quality) Google USB audio to get an idea
     
  11. WinXPert

    WinXPert TS Booster Posts: 527

    Simply launch it. It detects missing drivers, even update outdated ones provided it is included in its database.

    After downloading it (using torrent) simply launch DriverPackSolution.exe

    Burn it as data. all files (autorun.inf, etc.) and folders should be placed on the root directory.
     
     
  12. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,398   +169

    One more comment....

    I looked at your link to the report from Driver Identifier. NO AUDIO DEVICE is even listed in that report! which i think means no audio device is detected. Check your BIOS. Make sure if there's an onboard audio option it's enabled.

    Windows has to detect the hardware before you can get any driver to work
     
  13. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 520

    I will check the BIOS. As for the USB audio, my brother is only 11 years old and he doesn't need super high quality sound. A sound card about the same level as an onboard card. What brands do you suggest?

    What and where do you suggest I look in the BIOS?
     
  14. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,398   +169

    Do you know how to enter your computer's BIOS setup menu? Check Foxconn documentation. Also, the first POST screen on powerup often tells you the key to hit to enter BIOS setup

    Once in the BIOS, it'll tell you how to advance through the BIOS menus (sometimes its arrow keys, sometimes page/page down, it varies)

    But you want to look through each BIOS setup menu screen to see if there's an option for onboard audio and make sure it's not set to DISABLED.

    This option is found on many desktop boards (not all of them) and usually not on laptop boards.
     
  15. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 520

    What about a CREATIVE SOUND BLASTER Play?

    I know how to navigate in the BIOS. And there was the audio unchecked. Now the sound works. I used the Driver Pack and it installed some drivers for the sound.

    Thank you all for your time, advice, and contributions. They helped out a lot and I learned a couple of things too. Once again, thanks a lot.
     
  16. WinXPert

    WinXPert TS Booster Posts: 527

    What is your BIOS. Is it AMI, Phoenix, etc?

    I've googled your mobo Winfast Foxconn SiS 760GXK8MC Socket 754

    Try looking for drivers for Realtek ALC655 as LookinAround suggested.

    @LookinAround

    Guess we were typing at the same time I have read your post only after posting mine. I'll let you handle this. Atham just follow his suggestions first.
     
  17. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 520

    Thanks WinXpert. I looked at the driver, downloaded it and seems to be working so far. Once again thanks guys. You really helped me out.
     
  18. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,398   +169

    @WinXPert

    No prob, Winxp. DriverPackSolution is a good tip as well :grinthumb (will have to check it out).

    I've also found DriverIdentifier a pretty good online driver finder file tool as well.. Tho my general caveat/advice to people using DriverIdentifier
    > It may identify missing as well as possible driver updates
    > But, in general, best to follow the rule: "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". Download missing drivers but only update drivers you think really needs an update
    > And create system restore point before installing new drivers, just in case
     
  19. WinXPert

    WinXPert TS Booster Posts: 527

    I'll check DriverIdentifier too. Tnx
     
  20. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 520

    Wish someone would have told me 4 months ago.
     
  21. WinXPert

    WinXPert TS Booster Posts: 527

    Windows has a Roll back driver option so you can revert in case you installed a wrong/incompatible/corrupt driver
     


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