Audio problems

By mcaweh
Mar 20, 2007
  1. I can't hear sound form my pc since I formatted it and installed Window XP. It complains the driver is not installed. I downloaded a driver from the VIA website but when I try to install, it complains of not passing the Windows logo test.

    Please I really need sound very badly.

    This is my pc info:

    Computer Type: ACPI Uniprocessor PC
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional

    DirectX : (DirectX 9.0b)


    CPU Type: Intel Pentium 4, 1800 MHz (18 x 100)
    Motherboard Name: Matsonic MS9158E(+)
    Motherboard Chipset : VIA VT8751A Apollo P4M266A

    BIOS Type : AMI (08/31/04)

    Video Adapter: S3 ProSavageDDR (86c420)
    3D Accelerator: S3 ProSavageDDR (86c420)

    Audio Adapter: C-Media CMI9739A/9761 @ VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller

    Manufacturer: MATSONIC
    Product: MS9158 Series
  2. zenith_bd

    zenith_bd TS Rookie

    I have trouble with that damned C-Media driver every time I format - but it is a decent card, so it's almost worth the stress. I'm not sure which of the many things that i try that works, but if you get no sound or a constant buzz in the background, then you have the same thing i had. I kept reinstalling the driver and changing the input, environment, etc settings in the C-Media audio tool (installs with the driver) and eventually, without having to restart, it fixed itself. It has also corrupted itself over time for no reason - i think that may have been the reason for an earlier format of my pc.
  3. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

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