sobota, 15 grudnia 2007

c-media ac97 audio device problem with windows xp sp2

My friend asked me to reinstall his windows xp, because it us unstable. I noticed that almost all capacitors on his motherbord are damaged (bulged). His CPU was Athlon XP. I had an old ECS K7S5A motherbord, so I suggested him to change the MB. As he agreed, I started to install the windows xp (license connected to his old MB, but who cares :) ). As the system with SP2 didn't see the audio. There was an exclamation mark, and the information of code 10 (microsoft explanation):
“If the device has a FailReasonString value in its hardware key, that string appears as the error message. The driver or enumerator puts this registry string value there. If there is no FailReasonString in the hardware key, you receive the following error message:

This device cannot start. (Code 10)”

Ok, but why oryginal drivers from ECS site does not work. I googled a lot, many same questions, but no answers (just some tips, but always useless). I didn't give up. After almost 6 hours of fight, i tried to install the realtek ac 97 drivers (instead of c-media). And this succeded :). If you have same problem... just download: genuine realtek ac 97 driver, and that's all :)

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