Speaker problems



Lakini
07-10-2005, 01:55 AM
Whenever I plug in my speakers Windows XP installs a "C-Media AC97 Audio
Device." I then get an error that says "the device was not installed properly
and may not work correctly," which of course it doesn't. I even went out and
bought new speakers and still end up with the same problem. The old speakers
are made by Altec Lansing model # avs300 and the new ones are made by
Logitech model # x-230. Neither of these came with their own drivers and I
haven't been able to find any drivers online. I've also tried manually
installing the new hardware but neither one is on the list. This is really
driving me nuts because if I leave the faulty driver installed my computer
will randomly restart! Any ideas on what I could try to get some sound would
be greatly appreciated!

Ted Zieglar
07-10-2005, 01:55 AM
An AC97 device is a sound chip built into your motherboard. Windows installs
the driver for that device at startup.

When you correctly install a sound card, the AC97 device is automatically
disabled. In older computers, you had to disable the device manually in the
BIOS.

--
Ted Zieglar
"You can do it if you try."

"Lakini" <Lakini@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:21C858EA-C8B9-4767-9337-2C9498D7DB9F@microsoft.com...
> Whenever I plug in my speakers Windows XP installs a "C-Media AC97 Audio
> Device." I then get an error that says "the device was not installed
properly
> and may not work correctly," which of course it doesn't. I even went out
and
> bought new speakers and still end up with the same problem. The old
speakers
> are made by Altec Lansing model # avs300 and the new ones are made by
> Logitech model # x-230. Neither of these came with their own drivers and I
> haven't been able to find any drivers online. I've also tried manually
> installing the new hardware but neither one is on the list. This is really
> driving me nuts because if I leave the faulty driver installed my computer
> will randomly restart! Any ideas on what I could try to get some sound
would
> be greatly appreciated!

Yves Leclerc
07-10-2005, 01:55 AM
External speakers do not normally have drivers to be installed, unless they
require a USB connection.

You sound card (C-Media AC97) drivers are not coorectly installed. Check on
your motherboard driver Cd or download the latest version from the
motherboard manufacturer


"Lakini" <Lakini@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:21C858EA-C8B9-4767-9337-2C9498D7DB9F@microsoft.com...
> Whenever I plug in my speakers Windows XP installs a "C-Media AC97 Audio
> Device." I then get an error that says "the device was not installed
> properly
> and may not work correctly," which of course it doesn't. I even went out
> and
> bought new speakers and still end up with the same problem. The old
> speakers
> are made by Altec Lansing model # avs300 and the new ones are made by
> Logitech model # x-230. Neither of these came with their own drivers and I
> haven't been able to find any drivers online. I've also tried manually
> installing the new hardware but neither one is on the list. This is really
> driving me nuts because if I leave the faulty driver installed my computer
> will randomly restart! Any ideas on what I could try to get some sound
> would
> be greatly appreciated!

Lawrence A. Wong
07-10-2005, 01:55 AM
Something tells me that C-Media may be a Creative SoundBlaster audio card
(Creative Media?)

If you have a Creative SoundBlaster Audio card on your computer, go to
http://us.creative.com and look in their support section. Find your Audio
card in the listings and download the appropriate drivers.

I would also suggest dowloading the "Uni-pak" which includes all optional
components for the audio card for best quality.

--
Lawrence Wong
Troubleshooting Specialist, IT Department
All-Connect Logistical Services Inc.

Lakini
07-10-2005, 01:55 AM
Wow, thanks! All it took was a reinstall of the driver from my motherboard CD.

"Yves Leclerc" wrote:

> External speakers do not normally have drivers to be installed, unless they
> require a USB connection.
>
> You sound card (C-Media AC97) drivers are not coorectly installed. Check on
> your motherboard driver Cd or download the latest version from the
> motherboard manufacturer
>
>
> "Lakini" <Lakini@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:21C858EA-C8B9-4767-9337-2C9498D7DB9F@microsoft.com...
> > Whenever I plug in my speakers Windows XP installs a "C-Media AC97 Audio
> > Device." I then get an error that says "the device was not installed
> > properly
> > and may not work correctly," which of course it doesn't. I even went out
> > and
> > bought new speakers and still end up with the same problem. The old
> > speakers
> > are made by Altec Lansing model # avs300 and the new ones are made by
> > Logitech model # x-230. Neither of these came with their own drivers and I
> > haven't been able to find any drivers online. I've also tried manually
> > installing the new hardware but neither one is on the list. This is really
> > driving me nuts because if I leave the faulty driver installed my computer
> > will randomly restart! Any ideas on what I could try to get some sound
> > would
> > be greatly appreciated!
>
>
>


Speaker problems