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Acer AM1100 XP audio driver help

Hello -

I purchased the Acer AM1100 system that came preloaded with Vista. I removed Vista, and have a successful install of XP pro sp3.

However, like so many others, I cannot get the HD audio to work. I have been searching for 4 days now, and in every single instance where someone is trying to do what I've done, it is the audio that presents the problem. And, in every single instance, there is someone who claims to have successfully installed the XP audio drivers but refuses to explain how it was done and where the drivers were downloaded from.

Acer customer support is no help.

So, I now have 3 different sets of audio drivers for my box. I've tried everything:

I've burned each of the driver sets to disc and have tried each - and in every case, I get the following error:

Intall Realtek HD Audio Driver Failure !! <error code : -0001>

I tried each right from my hard disk and get the same error.

Going to the Sound control panel and attempting to install the driver from there does not work, because there is nothing installed. It simply fails from that location.

I uninstalled the MS UAA update and attempted to reinstall, but I get the same error.

I have no idea what to do at this point. I am lost. I have a sweet PC with no sound, and it bites. I was half tempted to join one of those sites that scans all the drivers in your PC and lets you update them from their site for $30, but I can't help but feel like that would be a mistake.

Can anyone shed any light on what I need to do? I feel like there must be something because I've read where people have succeeded in doing this. Can one of you who have succeeded please let me know what it is I need to do?

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Why not install a new or old sound card.

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Something you know works with Vista?

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(NT) Oops. I meant XP.

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I'm at that point now...

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I'm just sick and tired of searching and failing to find what I'm looking for. And with the number of instances of people who have the exact same issue I am having, and no usable solutions in any of these threads scattered all over the internet - I'm ready to do just that.

I think I may run to Best Buy and pick up a sound card...

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