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How to make Windows XP install a sound card?

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julianvb

Hi, Everyone,

Good news.

I was peviously confused by Windows XP's prompting me to install the Realtek AC97 sound card every time I powered up the computer. So I thought my sound card was a Realtek
AC97. Yesterday while checking my HP Compaq d530 computer's
documentation once more, I discovered that the sound card
is the SoundMAx AC97 Integrated Digital Audio. This information enabled me to locate the correct driver online, which turned out to HP's SP28818 file. Even though it's not on Microsoft's compatible list, I was able to install it successfully. Now my computer has regained its sound.

Thank you all for your generous and helpful advice.

Julianvb