integrated audio card driver

Posted on 2004-11-13
Last Modified: 2011-08-18

after loosing the vendor cd, i'm unable to have the sound card working after a complete re-install of OS:
here's a snapshot of my system:
 Installed hardware
 Machine.......: P6
 BIOS..........:(C)1985-2001,American Megatrends Inc.
 BIOS date.....: 12/11/00, ShadowRAM: active
 BIOS extension: C000h
 Bus system....: PCI
 Mainboard by..: GIGA BYTE CO., Ltd.
 System...: IBM model 6568KDG x86 based PC ref (as seen on mboard) IBM 2000  1  06P2525  01
 CPU...........: Pentium III, V86 Mode, 863.96 MHz
 CPU Details...: Model #08 Step #06, VendorID:GenuineIntel
 RAM access....: cache:1st Level: 32 KB, 2nd Level: 16 KB
 Main memory...:    640 KByte, free:    598 KB
 Extended Mem..: 392064 KByte, free:  55967 KB XMS
 Expanded Mem..:  33152 KByte, free:  32768 KB
 Videocard 1...: VESA-VGA (ATI) 32 Bit-Bus, 256k RAM
 VGA chipset...: Cirrus GD5446  
 Gamecard......: not installed
 Floppy drives.: 1 : 1.44 MB  
 Ports.........: LPT1 COM1 COM2
 HD 1: 8257.02 MB,  16 heads, 16383 Cyl, 63 Sect/Cyl.
 HD 2: 8257.02 MB,  16 heads, 16383 Cyl, 63 Sect/Cyl.
 HD 3: 6336.23 MB,  15 heads, 13410 Cyl, 63 Sect/Cyl.

OS: win2k SP4 updated online as of nov 13th

searches through Gigabyte, Intel, IBM web sites proved fastidious as new references seem to relegate pertinent info about 4 years old harware to who knows where...
 everything's running fine except no sound.
thank you for any helpful tip:e.g. compatible audio driver that won't mess everything...

"Minds are like parachutes: work best when open" (anonymous)
Question by:zeriabbb
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    Expert Comment

    Hello zeriabbb =)

    What's the Model of motherbaord.... we need that ??
    coz if we know the model we can go here >>
    and can choose the right model and it will show us the available drivers for your motherboard which should include the sound card drivers also as its on-board card !!

    If you dont know the model f your motherboard, then Download this utility and install it,

    EVEREST Home Edition:

    it will give a list of all the hardware attached to your system so you can note down the correct version and make of your required device !!

    Author Comment

    hello, SheharyaarSaahil

    thank you for your prompt response, and the handy software: comprehensive outlook of the machine;
    here's what it digged:
    --------[ EVEREST Home Edition (c) 2003, 2004 Lavalys, Inc. ]-----------------------------------------------------------

        Version                                           EVEREST v1.51.195
        Report Type                                       Quick Report
        Computer                                          ADI21
        Generator                                         Administrator
        Operating System                                  Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional 5.0.2195 (Win2000 Retail)
        Date                                              2004-11-14
        Time                                              01:54

    --------[ Summary ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

          Operating System                                  Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
          OS Service Pack                                   Service Pack 4
          Internet Explorer                                 6.0.2800.1106 (IE 6.0 SP1)
          DirectX                                  (DirectX 7.0)
          Computer Name                                     ADI21
          User Name                                         Administrator

          CPU Type                                          Intel Pentium IIIE, 866 MHz (6.5 x 133)
          Motherboard Name                                  IBM 6568KDG
          Motherboard Chipset                               Intel Solano i815E
          System Memory                                     384 MB  (SDRAM)
          BIOS Type                                         IBM (12/11/00)
          Communication Port                                Communications Port (COM1)
          Communication Port                                Communications Port (COM2)
          Communication Port                                ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

          Video Adapter                                     RADEON 7000 Series  (64 MB)
          3D Accelerator                                    ATI RV100 DDR
          Monitor                                           SyncMaster 190N(M)/192N(M)/193N(M) [NoDB]  (HMFX201656)

          Audio Adapter                                     Intel 82801BA(M) ICH2 - AC'97 Audio Controller [B-1]

          IDE Controller                                    Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
          Floppy Drive                                      Floppy disk drive
          Disk Drive                                        FUJITSU MPD3064AT  (6 GB, 5400 RPM, Ultra-ATA/33)
          Disk Drive                                        Maxtor 6E040L0  (40 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
          Disk Drive                                        ST320423A  (20 GB, 5400 RPM, Ultra-ATA/66)
          Optical Drive                                     HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8160B  (16x/10x/40x CD-RW)
          SMART Hard Disks Status                           FAIL

          C: (NTFS)                                         8997 MB (7112 MB free)
          D: (NTFS)                                         19532 MB (4871 MB free)
          E: (NTFS)                                         6181 MB (1880 MB free)
          F: (NTFS)                                         6000 MB (3055 MB free)
          G: (NTFS)                                         24199 MB (20644 MB free)

          Keyboard                                          Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
          Mouse                                             KeyMaestro Mouse PS2

          Network Adapter                                   Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC  (
          Network Adapter                                   WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface  (

          Printer                                           EPSON Stylus C42 Series
          USB1 Controller                                   Intel 82801BA(M) ICH2 - USB Controller 1 [B-1]
          USB Device                                        Generic USB Hub
          USB Device                                        Speed Touch 330 ADSL Modem

    --------[ Debug - Unknown ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

        Monitor         SAM00A6: SyncMaster 190N(M)/192N(M)/193N(M) [NoDB]


    thank you for any hint.

    LVL 65

    Expert Comment

    First of all your motherbaord is not listed as GigaByte, second what is the model number of your IBM system ??
    i cannot seem to find anything on the net related to your hardware =\

    Author Comment

    yes, nor did i ;)

    i read "IBM 2000  1  06P2525  01" on the cpu side of the mboard;

    the best approaching thing i found on the net was something that matched the mboard chipset Intel Solano i815E: and the best was an XP driver, though not sure it's an audio driver here again

    anyway, thank you for your precious time, and you get any lead, please kindly drop me a word.
    LVL 6

    Expert Comment

    What you need to do is ID the manufacturer of your soundcard, look here for how to do it:
    LVL 3

    Expert Comment

    You may want to try going to windows update (  After it searches your computer comes back with available updates, there is a link on the left of the screen for hardware.  If they have it there, it would save you a lot of time.
    LVL 65

    Expert Comment

    zeria go here >>
    can you see the link Automatically Detect My System in the right column, click it and check what does it report about your system ?? :)

    Author Comment

    thank you all gentlemen,

    after the usual headaches, i managed to meet the vendor, he provided me instantly with a fresh burn of the entire mbd drivers, witch instantly installed uneventfully, so everything's running fine now.

    couple of wasted days, a lot of new friends after, dff... (data flowing fine)

    thank you all for your precious time, i'll maybe be back shortly for linux tips as i'm definitly switching by now after a decade or so of winds... (need a 90days-minimum-between-reboots system, and i suppose lin will do the trick!)

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    Expert Comment

    great..... glad you got it solved atlast zeriab :)
    Cheers ^_^
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