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Silverson
03-25-2011, 09:16 AM
Hello everyone,
I've reached my limit and I'm going to smash my pc...
Many of you are computer wise, please please please help!
I'm in the dire position of not being able to find the drivers my desktop pc needs, after a format.
The pc was not always mine, so some info are hard to find.
I don't have sound and I don't know what kind of sound-card I have on my pc.
The pc doesn't detect it, just as if it's not plugged in...
I tried to find it with a flashlight, looking inside the pc. but I couldn't figure it out.
All the numbers or brands I saw, were motherboard or other stuff when I googled them.
It is SO frustrating...Device manager doesn't "see" the card nor can update any drivers (with right click on the yellow question marks...).
OK apart from the sound-card, is there ANY way I can find which drivers I'm missing and where to find them?
A tool that does that? I downloaded one, but it requests payment in order to download them.
It also says "multimedia controller missing".

It has XP on,
motherboard ASUS k8v-x
CPU type, AMD Athlon 64 1800 MHz
I don't know what info I must give you:( ,
I just wrote what I could find, please ask
what else you need to know.

Thank you in advance!

LochLomonder
03-25-2011, 09:39 AM
Silverson,

You can always try Unknown Device Identifier (http://download.cnet.com/Unknown-Device-Identifier/3000-2086_4-42618.html), which is freeware. I've used this before, and it can be useful when trying to determine unknown hardware.

As far as your sound is concerned, do you know if your speakers plug into a separate card, or are the connections coming from this motherboard? If it's the latter, you can check here (http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us) for drivers. When it comes to selecting the Series, choose Socket 754 and then you'll see your motherboard listed when you go to select Model.

Silverson
03-25-2011, 10:12 AM
Thank you LochLomonder!
But when I download and install it, it says "audio codecs installation failed"..
I tried with everything that was downloadable for my motherboard, it still can't install them.. :(

LochLomonder
03-25-2011, 11:36 AM
I was doing some further reading and it may be you may need the Realtek AC'97 driver, which you can download here (http://download.cnet.com/Realtek-AC-97-Driver-Windows-98-Me-2000-XP-2003/3000-2120_4-10238712.html).

Have you downloaded and installed Unknown Device Identifier yet?

Silverson
03-25-2011, 01:25 PM
Thank you SO much!
I just did and it worked!
I have sound again, you are fantastic!!!
I knew I could rely on you guys, I'm sending loads of positive energy to you!
Thanks Thanks Thanks

LochLomonder
03-25-2011, 01:26 PM
Silverson,

You're welcome, and I'm certainly glad to help out :)