with a CD with all necessary documentation and drivers. Check the package.
Everything should be available for download at the manufacturers site also. Try http://www.msi.com.tw/program/support/driver/dvr/spt_dvr_list.php
No need, generally, to call a tech and have him send you the wrong one.
And no, Microsoft didn't put drivers for 2006 motherboards on their 2004 Windows XP CD. That would have been impossible. It's a manufacturers responsibility to provide them.
Hope this helps.
I have just built a new PC.
Everything seems to work OK. To cut costs and save space(which I didn't have) in my home office I decided not to buy the sound card or the recommended speakers. I instead bought a pair of reasonably priced good speakers. They are Creative I-Trigue 2200 spakers. Now, the problems begin. I plugged them in to the speaker jack on the motherboard. They did not work. Yes, the chords are color coded, and I plugged the light green chord in the light green jack. Here is the specs on the motherboard's Audio/Video.:
Audio / Video
Video Interface Dual PCI Express x16
Audio Output SPDIF Out ? 7.1 Channels
Integrated Audio Creative EMU10K1-JFF
The motherboard is a MSI K8N Neo4/SLI Motherboard. The first thing I did, after no sound came out of my speakers, was to check the Sounds and Audio Devices Properties dialog box and it says ''No Audio Device''.
Next, I went to the device drivers and I saw, in the other devices, Muti Media Audio Controller with a question mark. So, I thought: ''I need a driver!'' (it said no driver was loaded too). Yes, I went to the web site, got the tech support phone number, told them the problem, and they said I needed a driver. So, he sent me , by e-mail, the link to download the drivers and software. So, about 4PM friday afternoon, I downloaded the zip file, extracted the files and ran setup. I got a message that said the software was not signed properly and my OS might not perform OK. They said to click continue(in the doc file), so I did click continue. After the install, my PC, running WIN XP Home, was then rebooted (after the install was finished). Guess what? Everything was still the same, except my OS was screwed up. The speakers didn't work and the drivers still weren't loaded. Some programs ran and some didn't run anymore! And, I couldn't get into some of the OS's sysmtem operations (like the control panel). It wouldn't work. I had to get into it by going in with File Explorer. It took me four hours to straighten out my OS and it's software.
So, I did one more thing. I tried to do the same thing from the installtion cd that came with the motherboard. Same result. Although this time it took me only five minutes to get everything back to the way it was before I did the install(I learned from the first experience). I used the system restore option in the acessories->system tools->sytem restore menu. I created a check point and then rolled it back in safe mode after I determined it didn't work. It was too late to call tech support back on Friday.
So, here is my question. I will call tech support today. But, I have a idea what they are going to say. If the say that I'm out of luck. Do I have any options? Can I find a generic driver to use on mother board so that my speakers work? I thought the new OS's were plug and play? Why doesn't MS load the right driver automatically(my first WIN XP Home system)? Are there any sites on the Internet where I might be able to locate a driver (with instructions)? Any options at all?
Thanks in advance,