this may be what you need? http://members.driverguide.com/driver/detail.php?driverid=74705
Hey computer experts and the like. Its Zach here with another question. I am very familiar with computers- just not fixing them.
Well, after a huge fiasco with ending with me reformatting my hard drive, I've finally updated windows xp. I upgraded SP1 to SP2 most notably.
But after a while, I started noticing something- no sound. All except for the internal beep comming from my computer to replace the nice sounds that would usually come from the computer.
After doing windows update a few times I noticed that it was trying to install something called
"C-Media Electronics Incorporation - Sound - CMI8738/C3DX PCI Audio Device".
This, upon further research, appeared to be the sound drivers for my motherboard's internal sound chipset I guess.
I looked at the Device Manager and noticed that there was an sound device icon with an exclamation point beside it, reading "multimedia audio controller". This must be where the drivers are needed.
Since I still had my motherboard CD, I double clicked on the icon, and tried reinstalling the driver. I even checked on the CD if it had the right ones. It did, and I even tried using the setup that came along with it. But everytime I try installing the driver, this comes up:
I click continue anyway. It starts to load the drivers and the stops after a little while with this:
So obviously Windows XP (at least SP2 as far as I know) WONT eat my freakin' drivers. I should have installed them as soon as I reformatted my computer, but is there any way around having to formatting again to do this!?
PS. I noticed after a few web searches, Windows XP seems to have problems with C-media stuff, but I haven't read anything about this problem.
THANKS IN ADVANCE
C-Media Game port
C-Media MPU-401 Driver (WDM)
C-Media CM8338 Audio Driver (WDM)
C-Media CM8738 Audio Driver (WDM)
C-Media CMI8738 Audio Driver (WDM)
I found these on http://www.driverguide.com and it is a small list and these say they have an 80% chance of installing for WINXP home & pro. you have to sign up and then follow the directions to download and in some cses requires a zip to open them unless they are .exe. Darrell Lewis
CMI8738 is exactly what I said in my main message. I guess I'm the 20% then. And I have downloaded the driver off there already, but to no luck.
I have NO problem at all getting the driver. I downloaded it from both Download.com, driverguide.com, AND from my motherboard CD. Its INSTALLING the driver thats the problem.
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