Major Sound Issues!

By rilo76 ·
I have no sound device in WinXP. I have tried to download numerous drivers from Realtek, with no luck, yes I did remove old drivers first. I have installed xp at least 10 times, flashed bios, used different Mobo, nothing. I am currently using ECS KA3 MVP 1.0, with ALC880 driver for onboard audio. I have used two different versions of XP, both legit. Could my case be causing some conflict? Or maybe PSU? I am not very familiar with Admin. tools, but is there a way to 'force' XP to see my audio device, it saw it before. What could be causing it to not 'see' audio now, all I did was do a format and new fresh install of legit XP. Please help......thanks!

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With some Sound Drivers it depends on whey they are installed

by OH Smeg In reply to Major Sound Issues!

The AC97 Realtek are a good case in point they where never Digitally Signed and if you attempt to install the Driver after the OS has been fully updated it BSOD out and reboots.

This is the message from M$ after the Error Report on th AC 97 Driver install.

Problem caused by Windows (R) WDM driver for Realtek AC'97 (ALCXWDM.SYS)

This problem was caused by Windows (R) WDM driver for Realtek AC'97 (ALCXWDM.SYS). This program was created by Realtek Semiconductor Corp.. Realtek Semiconductor Corp. does not currently have a solution for the problem that you reported.



For support information and product updates, Realtek Semiconductor Corp. recommends that you go online to the following website:

Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

The latest Driver/Software is available from here and if you install if directly after installing Windows it should work but you need to follow the procedure of going into Device Manager and selecting the Sound Device and updating the Driver.

After you have done this you can install the software for the Sound Device. Just do not update Windows with any Service Packs or Hot Fixes before installing the Realtek drivers & Software.


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Install service pack

by suresh_ig In reply to Major Sound Issues!

Even i also had the same problem with win XP service pack 2.I removed service pack. And downloaded & installed same service pack...Try installing Win XP(without service pack) and then install SP2.It works....

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