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ASUS MB Realtek device not recognized

By fadbel ·
Upgraded XP PROsp2 w/ASUS P5WD2-E Premium Motherboard+Pentium D+DDR2 mem. MicroS says "Not Digitaly Signed" on ASUS CD Realtek install...system STOPs x 7E err or just reboots. No Sound dev found in CP. Other audio specs check OK. ASUS support says only solution is COMPLETE REINSTALL OF XP (to bare disk)!
Unacceptable...I have 8years+ of Apps. BkUp and restore would only bring problem back. I LIKE my music!!!

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by shyantan In reply to ASUS MB Realtek device no ...

u need to provide a bit more info....like
partitions of HDD,previous H/W profile and the updated one,the S/W that were giving the prob. and
the error reports....
in detail,then sumthin may be suggested. COZ...
ur problem can't b visualised(is not clear)

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to ASUS MB Realtek device no ...

This only requires you to use the M'Board CD and load the various drivers from it but not directly from the setup program.

What you need to do is go into the Device Manager and update the individual devices by right clicking on them and then choosing the Update Option. Point the installer directly to the CD and then the folder with the drives for that device and they should install without a problem.

You may be prompted with an Unsigned Driver question asking you if you wish to proceed just click on YES and it should install the drivers. The Realteck device that you mentioned here is the LAN connection, The sound drivers should be under the AC97 Folder on the M'Board CD in the Drivers Folder.

If you can not get these to install you'll have to perform a reload of the entire system and since you don't have any backup's in place it would be a good idea to get another HDD one of the SATA ones are quite cheap and use that as a Boot Drive to install Windows to and then use your existing drive as a Data Drive where you can recover your Data from as well as any utilities to reinstall. That way you'll get to keep all your data and programs. But you should really have a Backup Plan in place what would have happened if your HDD had of failed instead of the M'Board?

A reinstall can be done without loosing any of your programs or Data by doing an In Place Reinstall as shown here

http://tinyurl.com/g4bv8

This will remove any unnecessary files and allow you to use the existing HDD with what is effectively a new install but retain both your data and programs. Though you'll have to reapply any Service Packs and Patches that have been released since your Windows Install CD was made.

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by wcp In reply to ASUS MB Realtek device no ...

I offer you three options.

1. Download the latest driver from ASUS and install it. http://tinyurl.com/9qlck

2. Microsoft might have a suitable driver. http://tinyurl.com/c36nx and choose Custom and see if MS offers the driver. If it does, let Windows download and install it.


3. Install a separate Audio card, SoundBlaster Digital or Audigy, for example.

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by wcp In reply to

Can you boot to Safe Mode? If you can, remove any audio (including Realtek) services or software (especially startup programs) before trying above.

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by fadbel In reply to

THE SOLUTION AND I HOPE THIS IS GOING TO THE RIGHT PERSON. I DOWNLOADED THE ASUS DRIVER (I ALREADY HAD IT) AND THEN REMOVED ALL AUDIO DEVICES FROM PROGRAM FILES AND DEV MGR. RE-BOOTED IN SAFE MODE, INSTALLED (RAN SETUP) FROM DOWNLOAD, REBOOTED AND IT WORKS. NO NEED FOR XP RE-INST, NO "DIGITAL SIGNATURE" MSGS.
THANKS TO ALL
FRANK

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