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How to reinstall audio drivers and video codecs?

Q: How to reinstall audio drivers and video codecs?

I have some audio and video problems (noise/disturbance). I have legacy audio drivers and NVIDIA(R) nForce(TM) Audio Codec Interface. I have lost the CD with the installation files for the drivers. Can I get it from the internet? How do I go about reinstalling them? Do I have to reinstall audio and video codecs as well?

Preferred Solution: How to reinstall audio drivers and video codecs?

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: How to reinstall audio drivers and video codecs?

Type the model of your sound card in Google's search bar. In it is built in mobo type the model of mobo and find audio drivers for it. After downloading just run the driver file.

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Hello all, and thanks for your time.

I have just recently reformatted my computer, and I installed WindowsXP along with Service Pack3. I have updated every driver, however sound does not want to work.
I have tried installing C-Media, and Realtek AC'97. Neither have worked so far.
I have attached pictures of various related parts on my computer. Hopefully these will be sufficient.
I also have attached the HTML source of Belarc Advisor. This should cover all of the computer specs you may/may not require.

Thanks all for your time and patience. (Patience might come to play in a bit )

*I can't attach my picture, it's 1.97 MB, and the limit is 1.96.

Thanks again!

A:[SOLVED] Audio Errors, Drivers, Codecs,

Hey Steve0189, I am experiencing a similar problem to you, please read my thread for some advice from some people which may come in handy:


I wish you luck, because I feel your pain.

Edit: I will try and find something thatll help you, I will do so asap.

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Ok, so I had problems with codec packs and such, so I searched here and found that "they are evil". So my question would be: how to get rid of the stuff installed right now and which codecs and where should I get.

A:Video/Audio Codecs

Codec packs are indeed evil.

Firstly, ignore DivX completely. Use the latest sable binary of XviD instead... http://www.koepi.org/xvid.shtml

You can get away with not installing Real Player (if you hate it as much as I do) by using Real Alternative... http://www.free-codecs.com/reviews/Real_Alternative.htm

The same goes for quicktime and quicktime alternative... http://www.free-codecs.com/download/QuickTime_Alternative.htm,
though it's worth knowing that you CAN get Quicktime WITHOUT itunes...

There are obviously other video codecs, but these are really the ones that are used mainly. In terms of audio, well I'm not much on audio codecs. I tend to just download what I need as and when I need it, which at the moment means I have a codec for pretty much everything I come across

This might actually be quite a useful thread to be honest, especially if someone can add a free DVD codec to the mix, and some audio.

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 Compaq IT Support/Codec needed. Dear Compaq Community.                   I have been advised by the Intel online Community to contact Compaq for Codecs that they do not make themselves. Can you please assist me by providing the necessary Driver/Codec below?The reply/advice from Intel to me and my initial question to them is below. Many thanks. Mr BennettIntel Community Advice ?The device you identified is the Intel High-Definition Audio interface. The driver that you actually need is not for the interface itself but for for the media Codec that completes this circuit. Intel cannot helps you with this; they do not make these Codecs. You need to contact the board vendor for the appropriate driver.?My Initial Question to Intel?Dear Community.                            Can anyone assist me in finding a "Multimedia Audio Controller" Driver for the PC "Compaq Evo D300" ?Exact Model: http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=92161&lang=en&cc=us?077Ch? is the Main Board.Company and Device:VEN 8086DEV 2445I upgraded to Windows 7 from XP but I think Intel do not do Drivers any more for this PC.I'd be very grateful for help.Thank you.Mr Bennett?Thank you.Mr O Bennett

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I am running a Dell Latitude c640 with Windows XP and things were going ok with the video until I had to reinstall windows and now it acts like I'm watching a webcast over a dialup connection...VerY BAD. My sound never has worked too great.....I could hear things fine but I need to crank my WMP 11 up to the max and I had to do the same in the Volume Controls (everything is as high as it'll go) and it still wasn't that loud. I thought these problems were because of WMP so I tried quicktime, Realplayer, VLC......and just got the same problem.

I checked the driver download page on Dell.com and tried a sound card driver and to my surprise IT WORKED but then when I rebooted everything froze and the only way to get things going was to do a System Restore I've tried to download other stuff to help me through Dell.com and I make sure to check the compatibility before I do but I still get the same problem. I have tried a program called Driver Genius and download what it recommends but still have a problem with my pc freezing.

Does anyone know what I can do? I am so confused......I have no idea what to do (what else is new?) I keep trying everything I can think of but it just leads me back to do System Restores......Oh what fun!!

Someone Please help me.....I can not live without my music and this is driving me crazy.

A:Can't get drivers or codecs that work so NO sound or video :( please help.

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Hey all.
My laptop didn't have the codecs to play video so I downloaded media.player.codec.pack.v3.9.6 and the video started working but now, I don't have sound anymore! What happened and how can I fix it?

I use Windows XP Professional btw.


A:No audio on computer after downloading codecs to get video

Try uninstalling the media.player.codec.pack.v3.9.6 and any other codec packs you may have installed. Then install a more reputable codec pack: CCCP.

CCCP is maintained by a community of enthusiests and is less likely to cause problems.

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See the title.

What's the easiest way to do a clean reset to default codecs. I want to start fresh to see if I can fix this bloody thumbnail problems (i.e. thumbnail previews crash explorer)

Also anyone got good codec pack suggestions?

Cheers in advance

A:Resetting video codecs to default/uninstalling codecs

Check out this thread: http://www.moviecodec.com/general/xp-windows-explorer-avi-problem-3588/

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Window Media Player is a strangely behaving when I try to play either audio CD or Video DVD.
Some times I could play audio CD and sometimes I can record CD and save it in my personal computer. 
May I doing something wrong?

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Today I updated my laptop to latest build of windows. After that I found "No Audio Output Device Is Installed" message. I reinstalled audio drivers from Dell (Audio_Driver_PKGMR_WN32_6.0.1.7564_A01) Still no sound. I checked device manager it shows, Other Devices-High Definition Auduio-PCI Device, both have exclamation mark in yellow triangle. (See attachment) I am puzzled what should I do next. Thanks in advance,

A:How to reinstall audio drivers?

Go back to Dell website, look for SigmaTel HD audio driver and install it.

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Today it has happened 4 times. Audio goes off randomly, and I have to reinstall the drivers everytime (IDT High Definition Audio Codec). What can I do?

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I was having sound problems and thought by reinstalling the SoundMax software it would help my problem. I uninstalled soundMax and cannot install my drivers. I am using Windows XP Home Ed., with a ASUS P4S533MX Board and SIS7012 audio device. I tried to add hardware with both Windows Auto and Manual features using the origional motherboard software and get a "-536870397" error. My sound does not work and any suggestions on how to get it back would be appreciated. I did try the vendors web site and tried to download other similiar drivers without to much luck. Thanks...Ronnie

A:Audio Problem - Drivers will not reinstall

Just to clear something up, what problems were you having how did you uninstall Soundmax?

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Hello, I'm running Windows 10 OS My audio playback was cackling and lagging, so I followed some online forum advice and deinstalled my audio driver from device manager and restarted the computer. The audio drivers were not automatically installed after the restart, like the forum said they would. So I tried downloading them directly from the Lenovo website. However, even though the audio drivers appeared to install, they are not working. I deleted them, tried redownloading them and restarting, it still didn't work. So I tried to do a system restart, and went back to a Windows Upgrade on January 23, because I thought that might've been around the time the audio problems starting occuring. The restart went on for two hours never leaving the initial screen, so I powered down and restarted. Now I'm back where I started. I still have no audio, and any drivers I download don't function. Any ideas? Thanks!

A:Audio Drivers Won't Reinstall after Deinstallation

What does Windows Device Manager show under Sound, Video and Game Controllers?Have you tried running the Windows Troubleshooter for sound problems?click Start and type:  Find and fix audio  and select "Find and Fix Audio Playback Problems"Does the sound work if you use the default Windows driver "High Definition Audio Device"?  In Device Manager, right-click the audio device, select Update Driver >> Browse My Computer for driver software >> Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer and select "High Definition Audio DeviceWhat is selected as your playback device under the Playback tab in the Sounds Control Panel applet?    

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I need help configuring k-lite codec pack!

A:Solved: AC3,ffdshow audio, ffdshow video codecs

just install it from k lite it will default itself initially then try the video you are attempting to play also install vlc as plays anything http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

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I bought an MSI K9A2GM


I had problems in Vista x64 with the onboard audio, namely even though I installed the drivers manually and it registered correctly on rebooting the system; later on it will randomly loose them. What happens is I'll reboot, normally Windows would play audio during this process, nada. Then when I do enter into Windows I see the New Hardware Found icon in the system tray and it begins reinstalling the RealTek audio drivers I'd already had?!

It's done this abunch of times but not just in Vista x64, in XP x32! I was amazed when I saw the same thing happening to the audio on XP, I couldn't fathom what would cause Windows to randomly reinstall audio drivers as if they'd never been installed.

Could this be damage to the onboard audio chipset? Pretty strange if it is since the audio does work once it's been installed. But the problem is whenever it does this all the settings are lost so I need to change all the volume controls again.

It's really very weird and I'm torn between thinking the mobo is the culprit to some unknown factor with the software.


What's even more bizarre is that it's totally random, it just happens or doesn't. There's no real way of causing it to occur!

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well currently in devices the only divers are of "high defination audio device" my beats speakers are not working and not giving me the optimum sound level and quality, what can i do.? 

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i recently had a friend who is really good with computers come over and wipe out my system because i had a really bad virus. so he wiped it out and reinstalled windows. somehow, by fault of my own, i ended up with another virus so i used the disk to wipe out and reinstall windows, but i either chose a wrong option in doing so or did something wrong because my screen resolution is set really low and it won't let me make it any higher and my computer won't let me play music, it says i have no sound device although my speakers are hooked up in the correct place. i don't know what else to do, i can't afford to go buy a windows disk or anything i'm lost please help.

A:No audio and bad video after reinstall

Sounds like you need to install audio and video drivers.

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HI People,

I'm using Nvidi Geforce 6200 512mb agp 8x video card. The video is terribly slow and in the device manager I see a yellow x next to the nvidia video card.

I've tried reinstalling and reinstalling and nothing seems to work. I'm not doing it correctly.

How do i reinstall my video card correctly? I'm using winxp sp3.

A:Solved: How Do I Reinstall My Video Drivers

Have you tried the actual drivers from Nvidia?


Choose your settings and download that driver and install it.

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Hi, I am having a really hard time trying to get my audio to work. After reinstalling windows xp proffesional on a HP Pavilion a132n link to spec hereI cannot get the audio to work. I have everything installed. Uaa driver and the realtek high definition audio drivers are all installed. speakers are known working and all volume levels are on and nothing is muted. I have checked everything. I read somewhere that the sp3 update for windows disables the volume in this machine but I can't seem to find a workaround for it. If anybody had an idea or has experienced this problem before please let me know. Thanks in advace.

A:Pavilion a1312n Reinstall Windows now NO Audio all drivers installed

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Hello now before i start i just want to say my windows is 8.1 enterprise, not pro so when i enter my 'detect product' and go to audio drivers and set my windows to 8.1 (64-bit) i dont think he works on enterprise anyways i dont have any audio drivers i uninstalled them and tried to reinstall them but it keeps saying windows has found a driver but has encountered a problem trying to install it. Please help me, remember my windows is 8.1 enterprise so i know there is another way to install drivers i just need to know how.   

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I am re formatting my mom's computer again and due to unforeseen circumstances i have lost my back-up hard drive with all my drivers on it and i am having issues finding what i need. I have ran cpu-z to find out all the information about her computer. It's an IBM intel p4 with windows xp pro on it. i can gather whatever other information is needed to assist me in finding the drivers i am just unsure exactly what i need to provide so if u ask me i shall be able to provide. Thank you

i went into the device manager and under my ethernet driver this is what it says:

A:Need Ethernet drivers, audio and video drivers

easiest thing is to google any numbers you can find on your motherboard, this will identify the make and model and will (well should unless its an obscure cheap make) provide a link to the drivers on the makers website.

Once you find the drivers remember to back them up to a dvd or a CD and label them up.

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I am pulling my hair out here.

I want to update my video card drivers because my video card is acting up and I want to see if new drivers will fix it.

I printed out the instructions from ATI's site and followed it exactly. I used Add/Remove Programs and clicked on the ATI Software Uninstall Utility. I rebooted the computer. I went into Safe Mode. I tried to install the drivers.

Upon doing this, every time I run the setup to install the new drivers, I get this error message:

"INF Error: Video Driver Not Found"Click to expand...

This happens if I try to install the latest Catalyst version. This happens if I try to install an older Catalyst version.

This even happens if I try to reinstall the drivers that I just had (it installed fine before so why is the 5.11s giving me that error now)!

I don't know why it's doing this. Like I said, I still get the error trying to reinstall something that installed fine in the past.

I had to do a System Restore to the restore point I made before I tried to update, and now I can use my computer somewhat.

What is wrong?!?

A:Solved: Video card drivers won't install- I can't even reinstall the old ones!

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Hi all,
I need some help: I am trying troubleshoot my Audio Codecs in Windows Media Player (on a Windows 7/64 bit system) as a part of troubleshooting a problem with another piece of software I'm using -- AVS4You Audio Editor --  I believe something with the codecs or related issue is causing that AVS issue to hang, and their support seems to think so also
Whenever I open Windows Media Player and go to Help --> About Windows Media Player --> and try to click on the "Technical Support Information" to view my codecs, WMP always freezes up and will never load the next screen so I can't ever troubleshoot or otherwise view my codecs. I've tried about 10 times now and it always hangs on that step.
I've tried all of these and *none* of them have worked -
1. Uninstalled and Reinstalled Windows Media Player from the Control Panel/Windows Components
2. Clean reboots with and without power cycling
3. Clean all spyware and viruses - using Spybot and Avast
4. Cleaned and repaired Windows Registry with CCleaner and AVS Registry cleaner
5. Repaired Windows Media Player with Microsoft FIX-IT tools for WMP and Codec Repair
6. Physically found all *.acm codec files in Windows/System32, deleted them and forced WMP to find and re-scan
7. Hacked out all the references to "codec" and "Windows Media" that I could find.
8. Ran "sfc /scannow" from the CMD prompt - it either finishes with no errors,  or errors out at 24% and doesn't finish
I'm a total loss on how else to repair and cle... Read more

A:Windows Media and AVS Audio Editor - how to repair audio codecs

If you have a "codec" problem of any sort...the simple solution is to install an appropriate codecs package.  The original codec package installed with WMP is not adequate for all types of video files.
Using any "registry cleaner" is definitely a wrong step.
Your errors with sfc /scannow...are a source of concern, IMO.
I'm trying to understand...why you think that removing all evidence of codecs...is a step forward to resolving anything.  Do you know what codecs are and why they are needed?
FWIW:  http://netforbeginners.about.com/od/multimedia/f/codec.htm

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the audio is: PCI\VEN_1039&DEV_7012&SUBSYS_18771019&REV_A0
the video is: PCI\VEN_1039&DEV_6330&SUBSYS_07661019&REV_03
which only dodgy results that infect your computer return in Google. I cannot find any drivers anywhere for my video and audio card

A:Need audio and video drivers

Here is the one for 7012
I believe the 6330 is this driver.
They are zip files so you may need to install them using Device Manager if there is no exe setup file in the zip file.

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I got this computer about 4 or 5 years ago, and it came with windows 98 pre-installed. It's been gathering dust for about a year or two and ive just installed windows xp pro on it. The only problem is, it wont auto detect the Audio and Multimedia drivers, and i have no idea what they are or what drivers to search for. Is there any standard drivers i could install that might work?

I'm grateful for any help,

cheers :-D


A:Audio and Video drivers

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I got motherboard: Asus m2n-mx se plus. Video Card : nVIDIA nForce 6150SE (6100-430), Onboard Audio : nVIDIA MCP61 , D-Link DFE-520TX PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter .

My Motherboard comes with Vista drivers, but I heard that even that are creating problems for video and audio. Should I download any specific drivers beforehand?

A:Video an audio drivers

yes, it's always best to download the very latest 7 drivers from the manufacturer's website, and keep them in a safe place before you go to install - especially your network driver - if your network doesn't work after installing because of driver issues, it's not all that easy to download new ones.

make sure you also get your video and audio drivers, and pay attention to 32/64 bit, and be wary of windows update trying to update them afterwards.

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the audio is: PCI\VEN_1039&DEV_7012&SUBSYS_18771019&REV_A0
the video is: PCI\VEN_1039&DEV_6330&SUBSYS_07661019&REV_03
which only dodgy results that infect your computer return in Google. I cannot find any drivers anywhere for my video and audio card

A:Need audio and video drivers

Here is the one for 7012
I believe the 6330 is this driver.
They are zip files so you may need to install them using Device Manager if there is no exe setup file in the zip file.

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I can run either RealPlayer or Windows Media Player on my Windows XP Home system.

Issue 1
I tried to play a commercially produced DVD movie and I got an error message saying "missing codecs" when I tried to boot up the commercially produced movie right out of the box. The error message did not tell me which codec was missing.

Issue 2
I then inserted a DVD burnt by a friend from a video tape and I could see the video but I got no sound when trying to use RealPlayer. DVD plays normally on another computer and plays normally on a standard DVD player.

I am posting two issues in this original post because I suspect they are both related to the missing codec issue.

Can someone give me suggestions on how and where to start the troubleshooting process?

Thank you in advance for your replies.

A:Solved: Missing Codecs, No Sound With Video, No Bootup With Video

Was the DVD purchased the correct region for your country?
Is the DVD player on the correct region or multi region?

I would firstly recommend installing a codec pack. I always use KLite.
I usually uncheck the option to install media player classic as I dont need it from this pack but thats up to you.

You can get it here http://www.free-codecs.com/download/K_Lite_Codec_Pack.htm

Hope this helps.

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after recently installing Vista Beta 2 (build 5384) im already having problems finding drivers for my C-Media onboard audio and I can't find working video drivers for my Connect3D Radeon 9550, i know if you go to ati.com you can download the vista drivers, and i have tried, with no luck and so i was told to go to connect3d.com and use theres and they dont even work in XP for me, so any help on where to get such drivers?

A:Solved: Audio and Video Drivers?

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Hi gang....I'm hoping someone can help me, I'm very frustrated! I had to install a new hard drive last week in my Emachines T-3302 home computer, I used the re-installation cd for windows xp that came with my computer....after installing it I realized there was no audio or video driver installed with this....my computer won't play any clips of any kind and there is no sound what so ever and the computer is running slow. I've searched for 3 days now for the right video and audio driver for this computer, I think the video driver is from S3 Graphics...the specs for my Emachine says it should be a "S3 Graphics Unichrome Pro" 64mb DDR Shared memory AGP 8x slot available for upgrade. The Audio driver I think is from Realtek, specs: AC '97 Audio, Dolby 5.1 (6-channel) Can anyone help me with finding the proper D/L for this??? PLEASE! I hope this makes sense....I'm a very green with computers....thanks a bunch!

A:Audio & Video drivers for Windows XP

see if you can get the drivers for your specific model from emachines, i had to do it for a dell desktop a while back.

i needed chipset, video, sound and nic/ethernet.

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uhm guys can u find me some drivers for this mother board?
and thanks in advence
my mother board is PM12-TC..

asking for some links...

A:asking for sound/video/audio/etc drivers links

That manufacturer is the best place to start.

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Can someone explain wat Audio Codecs are.

Can they get corrupted?
If they did could it cause a system freeze whien ripping CD tracks?
How would I update or refresh the codecs?


A:Audio Codecs

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hello everybody!
i have a big problem with my notebook.A just bought a new notebook (acer travelmate 5520) and i changed vista with xp, now i lost all the original drivers and codecs which were preinstalled...the image lost it's clarity and I no longer can see a movie properly.I want to recover them , please give me a piece of advice.
Thank you in advance !

A:notebook codecs and drivers

Hello adrian455

Here is the download page for your drivers


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For six months or so, I've had a problem where my laptop's audio will stop working. The red "X" appears over the volume icon in the system tray and audio will not function whatsoever. Until now, rebooting has been 99% successful at restoring the audio until it eventually fails again. But in the last three days, my normal quick fix no longer does the trick. Apparently my laptop can no longer find the actual Conexant 20672 SmartAudio HD hardware on the motherboard. This is a T520 laptop running Win 7 with SP1. The T520 is roughly six years old, so I realize the hardware's age might be a factor. There are definitely other issues related to its age (general performance sluggishness, inability to wake up from sleep mode, backup no longer works correctly) and I will eventually have to replace the laptop. But in the meantime, solving this persistent audio issue will buy me at least a few more months, so it's worth fixing to me. I've found dozens of threads that suggest reinstalling the device drivers, which of course I have tried several times using the drivers here. The problem: After rebooting, the device manager still doesn't list any playback device ("No audio devices are installed") even with both "Show Disabled Devices" and "Show Disconnected Devices" checked. Similarly, when I run the 8aad14ww.exe device installer, it terminates with an error message ("Driver Installation Failed: Could not find the device for this driver").  Has the hardware itself ac... Read more

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Hi i installed a new nvidia card a few weeks ago then i started getting all kinds of bsods , managed to fix them turned out be antivirus affecting my computer, now i got another issue thats anoying i cant seem to fix. when ever i play a movie stream online or on desktop there appears to be a faint horizontal line in the video, then on occasion the video and audio stutters just like bsod crash but hasnt crashed so far, i got the latest drivers installed . im thinking theys a driver conflict somewhere but ive tried driver fusion other programs which just seem to unstall my whole nvidia drivers which i have to install again to get my card working. SO i really need help, sorry for my poor grammer .


just updated drivers got kernel inpage error bsod

im using a dell inspiron 660

4gb ram
windows 7
2tb hhd
nvidia gtx 660 gigabyte

A:Serious issue with computer video and audio need help please (drivers acting a fool)

i keep getting bsod kernel inpage error all drivers up to date

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I recently pulled my wireless adapter card out of my notebook before stopping the service. Ever since then I have lost my sound on the laptop. I have 2 devices that I can't seem to find drivers for on this old laptop. It is a Dell Laptop (Inspiron 7000) C336LT. The sound card is integrated on the motherboard. I went to dell and reinstalled the bios and the only other drivers they have listed is a network adapter driver. When I look at the system informations to try and find who makes the motherboard it says not available. Imagine that . My question is this. Is there anywhere that I can find drivers for this integrated sound card or do I need to find the drivers for the motherboard? I believe the sound card is a ESS Maestro2. I have searched everywhere I know and then some to find drivers. the only drivers I have found so far have been for a PCI ESS Maestro2 card. My other question would be, is there a way to find out who made this motherboard for Dell? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Below is a picture of my Device Manager.

A:Audio and Video Controller Drivers (Integrated Mother Board)

Service Tag for this laptop is V1J22 and I am running Windows XP and Server 2003. It doesn't work on either OS. My other question, can this be faulty hardware from yanking the wireless adapter card out before stopping the service? Thanks agian for any help in advance.

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Games on my computer often crash - e.g Counter Strike Source, HL2 and oblivion.. Well oblivion crashes to a black screen, I heard deleting unwanted codecs could fix this.. ( And maybe the other games?) So can you tell me which codecs are unneeed and therefor can be deleted? Thanks (Picture below)

A:Removing Audio Codecs (Icl. Img.)

The screenshot you posted gives no help sorry to say, you would have to go into the properties to see, it would probably be under video codecs, I am almost 100% sure that is not your problem. Are your drivers full up to date? Is everything plugged in correctly? Is the inside of your case clean? Is your Ram and video card properly seated? Is there any dust or gunk in the connectors? Are your fans spinning correctly?

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recently I try to install Z Cinema usb speakers in my xp pro sp3 computer but the installation program fail to install with no aditonal information, I notice I'm missing usb audio codecs on my DEVICE MANAGER under SOUND,VIDEO AND GAME CONTROLLERS. I update the USB ENHANCED HOST CONTROLLER AND THE PCI TO USB CONTROLLERS in the hope the USB AUDIO CONTROLLERS to appear without results. can anybody tell me how to have those USB AUDIO CODECS ?.tHNKS IN ADVANCE. JOENALMO

A:missing usb audio codecs

Go back into device manager and click on the tab view, choose show hidden devices

Any question marks or red X items there?

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Hey all,

I installed the K-Lite codec pack last week to fix a problem with video playback in Sibelius 7 (music notation software). It worked, and I was able to import the video, however since then I have been experiencing audio glitches whenever I play video/audio files, or whenever audio of any sort is played on my computer.

Here's an example of the extreme it reaches that I recorded: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/44624848/Bug sample.mp3

I have uninstalled K-Lite, reinstalled my Realtek drivers, tried an external sound interface, tried a different codec pack (CCCP), but nothing seems to help. I've also tried system restore, but for some reason I cannot work out, no system restore points exist since I first encountered the error.

I've also found that running my ASUS WLAN Utilities program for my desktop's wireless card causes the system to hang, so I have uninstalled it. The system is also pretty laggy on boot, but speeds up after a few minutes. Has anyone got an idea as to how to go about fixing this? I'm trying to put off doing a fresh windows install, as I require my computer to be available for work pretty much constantly! Thanks!

A:Audio glitches - Codecs

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I just installed ultimate 64 and I cannot get my sound to work. I have an asus m2a-vm motherboard with onboard audio. At first in the sound mixer it only showed spdif audio which i do not have. Sound came out as static, a high pitched digitized static if that makes sense. I have tried several codecs and nothing. any suggestions?

A:Realtek HD Audio Codecs

Hi Burnboy,

Try installing these drivers;

I hope this works


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after reinstalling xp i accidentally installed extra audio codecs. now system sounds will not play as well as audio from the internet, but cds and files played in media player will. any help?

A:Extra Audio Codecs

Welcome to TSG....

Try this it is usually overlooked:

Since windows was re-installed the thing that has to be done is to install all of the special drivers like chipset, buss, network, audio, video and others, they can be installed in any order you wish and can be found on the system recovery disk set for the computer if it is an OEM like Compaq, Dell etc. or if you do not have a recovery disk set the drivers can be found on the manufacturers web site for either the motherboard or the manufacturer of the computers web site. You can download these drivers and burn to a CD-R and then install those following instructions to reboot when asked.

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Just tried running a Div X file on my computer when the following message appeared.

The video file you are opening includes an Audio Codec which is not recognised bt the Div X player. The file contains the following type of data

Audio data tag 8192.

You may need to install a new audio codec on your computer...

Note : This is also the same message I get when using Microsoft Win Med Player, my DVD (Through Power DVD) and RealOne.

Where do I get the bloody codecs from?

A:(Solved) Div X and Audio Codecs

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LAME, Ogg Vorbis, Monkey Audio, APE, AAC (which I use in iTunes
So many audio codecs out there and their various programs, but how do these stand up to each other? Are there many differences between them, which is the most popular and what do the experts use? Thanks for any advice.

A:How do the following audio codecs compare please..

LAME uses their own version of the lossy MP3 format (i think.. can't remember)
AAC is tonnes better than MP3, since the compression algorithm are audibly better for it
Ogg vorbis is supposed to be like MP3, but i haven't heard what they sound like yet
monkey audio and APE i haven't heard of either.

Nothing beats fully uncompressed 24bit/48k/stereo .wav or .aif files... or the original multitrack files

the higher the sample rate/lower compression the better the sound, but it does chew up your hdd like nothing..

think of it this way, if you can't hear the difference, then there is no difference to you, but if you can hear it then you can tell whats the difference.. (not trying to pull a Yoda here )

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I've got a small problem that has mushroomed into a big unwieldy thing resulting in me reinstalling Windows Xp and even formatting, and yet the problem persists.

For a while before, whenever I played movies on my Windows Media Player, it would play for a few short minutes and give a blue screen error message. I've asked for help on this site before on this matter, and I was instructed to install the new XP patches and run a lot of virus scans, also to use 'HijackThis' logs to find a cure to the problem. Although the moderator did everything she could to make the log come out 'clean' at the end, the problem yet STILL persists.

Yet I have uncovered some important data now. The BSOD (Blue Screen) doesn't come anymore once I play the movies, it used to come before but now the computer just abruptly restarts itself (This started occuring after I took the moderator's advice and did all that she asked). I cannot remember entirely what codes were written on the BSOD, but I do remember this specifically. It said 'IRQL_LESS_THAN_OR_EQUAL' every time after I played a movie.

And now I've realized it's not any movie, it's only movies that require the codec(s) DivX for sure, but I'm not sure about 'Xvid'. Anything that requires DivX to play it will cause the computer to restart itself after playing it for about 10 seconds. Anything that doesn't require DivX will play normally without any problems. I&... Read more

A:Codecs possibly interfering with OS drivers

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Ok , i installe windows 7 on my HP laptop today & after all instllation was completed & got all the updates etc .. I noticed 3 things & it stated them in action centre also .

1) Im missing my sound card/driver , cause it says im missing it . my sound card/driver is ; CPT5910a, conexant AC - Link Audio

2 ) Video controller i also dont have . The taskbar in windows 7 isnt transparent & thats due to i dont have the video card & other things .

3 ) I need to install my modem driver ? I dont know what that means but please help me fix this !

This is what it says , in device manager ; under other devices
- Multimedia audio controller ( with yellow trinagle/exclmation mark )
- PCI mondem ( with yellow trinagle/exclmation mark )
- Video Controller ( with yellow trinagle/exclmation mark )


A:Installed Windows 7 & im Missing video/audio/ sound drives/drivers !

Quote: Originally Posted by XxProblemsxX

Ok , i installe windows 7 on my HP laptop today & after all instllation was completed & got all the updates etc .. I noticed 3 things & it stated them in action centre also .

1) Im missing my sound card/driver , cause it says im missing it . my sound card/driver is ; CPT5910a, conexant AC - Link Audio

2 ) Video controller i also dont have . The taskbar in windows 7 isnt transparent & thats due to i dont have the video card & other things .

3 ) I need to install my modem driver ? I dont know what that means but please help me fix this !

This is what it says , in device manager ; under other devices
- Multimedia audio controller ( with yellow trinagle/exclmation mark )
- PCI mondem ( with yellow trinagle/exclmation mark )
- Video Controller ( with yellow trinagle/exclmation mark )


Hi and welcome.

Have you tried the HP site? Have you googled for example your model + drivers?

How To Find Drivers:

- search Google for the name of the driver
- compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
- visit the web site of the manufacturer of the hardware/program to get the latest drivers (DON'T use Windows Update or the Update driver function of Device Manager).
- if there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone will try ... Read more

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I have been working on a Dell Inspiron 531S and am unable to get the video, and now audio, drivers loaded and working correctly. Here?s the deal:

According to the Dell tag# info online, this cpu uses either the onboard Nvidia nforce 6150SE n430 video card or an ATI 1300 Pro. There is no external video card so the Nvidia should be right. This is confirmed by programs like HWinfo32. However, someone did install ATI catalyst software at some earlier point.

At first, only the video card driver was not loaded properly and so Vista (Home Premium 32-bit) was in VGA-compatible mode. I tried to load NVIDIA Nforce 258.96 WHQL drivers for Vista 32-bit, which completed without errors. Upon rebooting, though, I could see in Device Manager that the drivers didn?t take. I have also tried Dell?s recommended R166208 (an executable that loads Nvidia?s MCP61 ver.A01 drivers) and no matter what I do, Device Manager says I now have an ?unknown device? or a VGA-compatible display adapter. Unloading and reinstalling did not help. I noticed SP2 was not loaded so tried installing it to see if that would help. It loaded no problem, but then I saw (as another update) a Realtek audio driver update. I let it load and now have no audio.

I have tried both Dell?s recommended Realtek driver (R180772, which is for the ALC888 HD audio device and loads Realtek?s R1.85 audio drivers) and a newer R2.51 version for Vista that I got from Realtek?s site. Both install ... Read more

A:Nvidia video and Realtek audio drivers not working on Dell Inspiron

Sounds like to me a fresh installment of Windows vista would help you out the most.

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As thread title says, downloaded a few films to my girlfriends laptop - when I try and play them the video plays fine but there is no audio. Downloaded K Lite codec pack which I have on my PC (films play fine on there) and now when I play the file the video doesn't play right (skips etc) and weird crackling noises come from the speakers. Deleted the codec pack and back to square one ie. video fin but no audio.

Any tips to fix this?

A:Solved: No audio while playing AVI on WMP (tried codecs)

Downloaded AC3Filter - problem solved

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