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    Exclamation RealTek Sound Driver + WinXP SP3

    Hi all

    In our office I install Windows XP on many PCs.

    For last one year I have a severe problem.

    I wasn't able to install sound drivers when I run sound-setup after installing Windows XP SP3. If I try to install WinXP-SP2 first, then install sound-driver, and then upgrade to SP3 then every thing runs just fine. But it takes toooo much time.

    As far as I remember RealTek sound-controller; built-in with various brands of Intel motherboards; is the culprit.

    On each occassion sound-setup runs just fine, and instructs me to reboot the computer. On rebooting, device manager shows under the "Sound and Video Controllers" the various Codecs etc., but no sound controller. And no sound works.

    Recently I tried to make a auto-install CD (with minimal user input), and now I stumbled upon this problem, as it is not possible to install sound driver over SP3.

    Any help would be appriciated.

    Thanks in anticipation

    Kamran
    Islamabad, Pakistan
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    Alas! no reply yet?

    just found out that the sound hardware is something called Universal Audio Architecture (UAA)
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    Hi all

    I myself found a working method from the Internet. Sorry to bother you people, but indeed I tried the Internet first with no result then.

    So the usefull link is:
    http://www.boredsysadmin.com/2008/03...-hd-audio.html

    1. Download this software : kb888111xp2.exe
    2. Open Regedit and go to :
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Windows
    Find CSDVersion Key
    Legend:
    100 (hex) means its SP1
    200 (hex) means its SP2
    300 (hex) means its SP3
    3. Change CSDVersion from 300 to 200 and Restart
    4. Install kb888111xp2.exe (Microsoft UAA Patch)
    5. Change CSDVersion back to 300.
    6. Restart
    7. Install device drivers
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    I myself skipped steps 1 because my motherboard CD already contains kb888111xp2.exe. Hence I simply executed the accompanied setup.exe at step 4. Hence no need for step 7.

    So in short:

    1. Change the CSDVersion to 200 (hex)
    2. Restart (I doubt if it is necessary or not, I will try, and let you guys know)
    3. Run the Setup.exe (or whatever name it has)
    4. Change back CSDVersion to 300 (hex)

    and voila
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    Hi, mks,

    Thanks for posting the conclusion......useful info !!

    ATB

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    Yes, thank you kindly for taking the time answering your own post.
    Apologies for the lack of responses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mks View Post
    Hi all

    In our office I install Windows XP on many PCs.

    For last one year I have a severe problem.

    I wasn't able to install sound drivers when I run sound-setup after installing Windows XP SP3. If I try to install WinXP-SP2 first, then install sound-driver, and then upgrade to SP3 then every thing runs just fine. But it takes toooo much time.

    As far as I remember RealTek sound-controller; built-in with various brands of Intel motherboards; is the culprit.

    On each occassion sound-setup runs just fine, and instructs me to reboot the computer. On rebooting, device manager shows under the "Sound and Video Controllers" the various Codecs etc., but no sound controller. And no sound works.

    Recently I tried to make a auto-install CD (with minimal user input), and now I stumbled upon this problem, as it is not possible to install sound driver over SP3.

    Any help would be appriciated.

    Thanks in anticipation

    Kamran
    Islamabad, Pakistan
    if you download the latest drivers from your pc maker for realtek
    and
    then diddle all the places that control audio in windows
    that may have been changed with sp3 or automatic updates
    it should work fine

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