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driver installation problem

By gbrownlee ·
I downloaded a zip driver file into a folder on my hdd. When I open the zip file the next folder says winxp. I open this one and the new folder says drv. When I open this folder there are files, dll etc, but nothing for me to open to install the driver.

I have tried installing this driver from within device manager; clicked on problem device and followed all steps to try to get this driver to install. No luck no matter which way I go about it.

Your thoughts regarding this problem would be gratefully appreciated!!


ps. the driver is for onboard sound

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by TheChas In reply to driver installation probl ...

Hi Greg,

It would help if you let us know what chip-set or motherboard the on-board sound is.

The drv folder should have a .ini or .inf file in it. This is the file that Windows uses to install the driver.

Extract the entire archive to your hard drive. Including the top level folder.

Then, use the have disk option in device wizard and point the wizard to the folder with the driver files. Windows should now be able to find and install the driver.

If you still have problems, install the chip-set manufactures driver for the chip-set on the motherboard then try installing the sound driver again.

On occasion, I have had to remove the device from device manager, and even disable the device in BIOS setup to allow Windows to sort things out better.


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Hi Chas, deleting the problem device in device managerand rebooting the pc and letting windows find the problem device as 'new hardware found' enabled me to get the driver installed. Many thanks !

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