Multimedia audio controller

By demonkid · 155 replies
Sep 8, 2004
  1. Eddy Rassy

    Eddy Rassy TS Rookie Posts: 69

    Try going into the BIOS setup and set the AC97 audio to AUTO if it is not already set. This may help.
    Good Luck
  2. Same problem

    Okay, I have the same problem. Specs below:

    ATI Xpress 200 (RS480)
    ATI SB400
    ITE 8716

    I visited but found no help there. I'm running Windows XP Professional and am using an AMD Athlon 64.

    Is this the replacement driver I want?:

    Under "Sounds and Audio Devices" in the Control Panel, in the Volume tab it states plainly "No Audio Device" and the remainder of options are gray/background/inaccessible. In the Audio tab it follows: No Playback Devices, No recording devices, No MIMI Playback Devices; likewise under the Voice tab.

    I also have the yellow question marks in my Device Manager next to the "Other Devices" tab and "Multimedia Audio Controller" and "SM Bus
    Controller" sub-tabs.

    I have the disk for my motherboard but I don't believe the sound was working before XP was installed.
  3. hynesy

    hynesy TS Maniac Posts: 389

    People who have problems should be starting there own threads, instead of stealing demonkids thread
  4. Eddy Rassy

    Eddy Rassy TS Rookie Posts: 69

    Go to device manager and delete the sound and audio devices tab. Then restart your computer and when it finds new hardware, it wil ask you for the drivers. at this time you should use the motherboard CD for the drivers, they should be there.
    Good luck. tell us what happens
  5. Eddy Rassey,

    Thank you very much. Your prompt advice was stellar. Everything is working beautifully now.



    I believe what you mean is: "People who have problems should be starting their own threads instead of stealing Demonkid's."

    Removed: redundancy, spelling error, misplacement of comma.
    Added: missing apostrophe, missing capitalization.
    Untouched: passive-aggressive flavoring.

    I feel the addition to an existing thread was justified due to the similarity of the problem. Likewise, the solution. However, I did not want to attempt someone else's solution when it included deleting important files.
  6. hynesy

    hynesy TS Maniac Posts: 389

    I didn't mean to be rude or anything, but people in these forums are extremely helpful and the people that start there own threats get more user specific replies for their problem, and please don't undermine my sentence structure, I feel that what I wrote is clear and doesn't needs to be re-worded.
  7. bootlip74

    bootlip74 TS Rookie

    i dont know if i am doing this all right so excuse me if i am not. i have a problem with my sound. i have sound but it sounds like the chimpmunks. i cannot figure out how to fix it. can anyone help? i think i may have accedentally gotten rid of something that i needed. not sure. remember something about multimedia audio controller. if i did get rid of it i cant find it. i have windows washer installed and i think something may have gotten bleached. ty
  8. Eddy Rassy

    Eddy Rassy TS Rookie Posts: 69

    click on the volume control icon and check the master volume tabs and see if any are checked and uncheck them
    Check your speaker connections at the PC. try a headphone instead of the speakers and see if you get good sound.
    You may have to uninstall and re-install your sound devices and drivers
  9. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Guru Posts: 467

    You must install motherboard drivers,,

    which install the onboard audio driver,
  10. minimaan

    minimaan TS Rookie

    i have the same problem i was unistalling things i didnt need and accidently uninstalled SOUND MAX and now i have no sound on my computer can anyone in cyberland help me i miss my music
  11. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Go to your computer's support website and look for drivers/downloads for your model. Look for the SoundMax sound drivers. Download and install them
  12. minimaan

    minimaan TS Rookie

    i dont know wat computer brand i have

  13. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    That's what we are here for minimaan. Glad you got it sorted
  14. Rigadon

    Rigadon TS Rookie

    I Have the same problem as many on this thread i.e Multimedia Audio Controller has the big yellow question mark and there is no sound.

    Ive used CPU-Z

    and get

    Windows XP Media center edition professional


    Manufacturer FIC
    Model eXentia
    Chipset Intel i865P/PE/G.1848P

    Ive looked in driver guide and am struggling to know what to look for.

    Any help would be very appreciated.
  15. Eddy Rassy

    Eddy Rassy TS Rookie Posts: 69

  16. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Guru Posts: 467

    You are using integrated sound, You will need to install motherboard drivers which also install the integrated sound drivers,
  17. HiPHOPqueen

    HiPHOPqueen TS Rookie

    How To Fix The "no Audio Device"!!!!!!!

    First You Go To The Device Manager List And Right Click On Multimedia Audio Controller Click On Update Driver And Then Click The Manually Choose A Program Go To The Audio Codecs And Just Choose One Of The Audios That Make Sense The Most It Practically Is Common Sense From Then On See If That Works Because Thats How I Got Mines Working=]] Good Luck Everyone =]]
  18. deaJunior

    deaJunior TS Rookie

    hey not much of a nerd but i am 16 years old and my dad knows nothing about computers so i need help and please keep it simple xD. Anyway as you may know i got a exclamation mark ( ! ) on my multimedia controller thing, i got no CD's , but im using sound card ( off board ) divice manager said no drivers can be found, and on dos i have disabled on-board sound. I have just formated my drive. Am i missing some thing PLZ can you give me a link to the right drivers or some thing simple :(. oh and im using win 2k ;) .

    i dont much like forums becuse of their slow replys so plz just replay using my e-mail adress
  19. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    16 year-olds don't have much patients... You will have to find drivers for your PCI sound card. Before you can do that, you have to know what make and model sound card your sound card is
  20. Maleokore

    Maleokore TS Rookie

    Intel 82801DB(M) ICH4(-M) - AC'97 Audio Controller [A-1]

    well hello every one i´m new here(from finland so my grammar isn´t great) i have same kind of problems with my soundcard drivers what have been on this thread. i bought my schools old comp about 3-5 years old not exatly sure and i can´t find its sound card anywhere, with aida32 and everest sys info programs i found out little info about it:

    Win XP
    motherboard: Asus P4M533-VM
    soundcard (or something like that): Intel 82801DB(M) ICH4(-M) - AC'97 Audio Controller [A-1]

    can any one give a little help for newbie of comps
    ( i´ll add full report if needed tomorrow when i´m at school with internet connection, currently i don´t have internet in my home until end of next month so i can´t use windows update for now)

    (when i looked with google about my soundcard i found following driver
    could this be right one because the name doesn´t match)
  21. Eddy Rassy

    Eddy Rassy TS Rookie Posts: 69

    The motherboard you listed does not show up anywere in Asus listings of motherboards. Check once again, you might have p4s533-vm model and for this you will find the driver here:

    to find the model number Asus says:

    Rebooting your system

    Hit the "Pause/Break" key when you see ASUS xxxx ACPI BIOS Revision"

    For example:A7N8X-VM represents the motherboard model
  22. Maleokore

    Maleokore TS Rookie

    Thanks for info i´ll try that. Here is full sys info just in case what i got with aida32 and everest something programs, they gave me exatly same info:

    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
    Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.11
    Computer Name TT-XPHOME
    User Name Käyttäjä
    Logon Domain TT-XPHOME

    CPU Type Intel Pentium 4A, 1816 MHz (4.5 x 404)
    Motherboard Name Asus P4B533-VM (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 2 DIMM, Video)
    Motherboard Chipset Intel Brookdale-G i845G
    System Memory 512 MB (PC2100 DDR SDRAM)
    BIOS Type Award Modular (05/07/02)
    Communication Port Tietoliikenneportti (COM1)
    Communication Port Tietoliikenneportti (COM2)
    Communication Port ECP-tulostinportti (LPT1)

    Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 (Microsoft Corporation) (64 MB)
    3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440
    Monitor HP D8902 (MY03302668)

    Audio Adapter Intel 82801DB(M) ICH4(-M) - AC'97 Audio Controller [A-1]

    Floppy Drive Levykeasema
    Disk Drive Kingston DataTraveler II USB Device
    Disk Drive MAXTOR 6L040J2 (40 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
    Optical Drive _NEC NR-7900A (24x/10x/40x CD-RW)
    Optical Drive E-IDE CD-ROM 52X/AKH (52x CD-ROM)

    C: (NTFS) 24999 MB (13994 MB free)
    F: (NTFS) 13170 MB (13078 MB free)

    Keyboard Standardi 101/102-näppäiminen tai Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse PS/2 -yhteensopiva hiiri

    Primary IP Address
    Primary MAC Address 00-01-02-1A-97-82
    Network Adapter 3Com EtherLink XL 10/100 PCI For Complete PC Management NIC (3C905C-TX)

    USB Device USB-massamuistilaite

    some info is in finish but i don´t know how to translate them to english because my xp is finish language version, i wiched aida32s language to english and got this hope you can get some info about it.
    it still says that "Motherboard Name Asus P4B533-VM (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 2 DIMM, Video)"
    (building report says for audio stuf only 6-CH SW AUDIO in motherboard, i don´t know if that helps))

    well i checked that link you gave and is that audio driver this one
    Version 028 2002/12/01 update
    OS Win2K / WinXP
    Description C-Media 9738 Audio Driver for Win2K/XP
    C-Media 9738 Audio Driver for Win2K/XP Build 028
    File Size 3.23 (MBytes)

    Edited by Moderator: Removed quote. There`s no need to quote the post directly above your own, unless you`re only replying to a specific section, in which case you would only quote that section. ;)
  23. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Download the driver from here and install it. Should work fine after that.
  24. Maleokore

    Maleokore TS Rookie

    thanks for link i´ll try that first

    Edited by Moderator: Removed quote. There`s no need to quote the post directly above your own, unless you`re only replying to a specific section, in which case you would only quote that section. ;)

    to moderator: thanks for correcting me, i don´t have much experience on forums (my first time)
  25. Eddy Rassy

    Eddy Rassy TS Rookie Posts: 69

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