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**URGENT** Motherboard Audio Controller

I have no sound.  I went into device manager and there is a question mark on Multimedia Audio Controller.  I don't have the cd that came with the motherboard.  Please, How do I find the driver?

Foxxconn 655A01 fx 6lrs Socket 478 SIS 655 FX atx Intel Motherboard
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garycaseCommented:
Download, install, and run Everest Home Edition from http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4181.html

Now expand Devices on the left side, and click on PCI Devices.   The Device Description on the right side will then show you the details of your sound card.

Now go to www.driverguide.com and sign up for a free account.   After you get your logon details (via e-mail), log into your account and search for the sound card that was identified by Everest.   This should easily identify a driver for your card -- simply download the driver and install it :-)



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garycaseCommented:
... if you can't find the driver, post the details that Everest shows and I'll find one for you.  I'll need both the details shown by Everest and the operating system you're running.

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garycaseCommented:
... however, I'm going to bed -- so it will be tomorrow before I can respond.   I assume the above is all you'll need; but if you need additional help I'm sure someone else will assist after you provide the details Everest shows.
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Wooky JackAuthor Commented:
Thank you!  I will try it tomorrow as well and let you know if I can't find it myself.  Thanks garycase!

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Wooky JackAuthor Commented:
I found this as the audio:
SiS 7012 Audio chip driver 1.11
http://www.opendrivers.com/freedownload/211173/sis-7012-audio-chip-driver-1.11-windows-9x-me-nt4-2000-xp-download.html

I ran install but it didn't work.

I signed up on that website but never received email.
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Wooky JackAuthor Commented:
Started here:
http://www.soundcard-drivers.com/drivers/63/63060.htm

Ended up here as suggested above:
http://members.driverguide.com/driver/detail.php?action=download&driverid=63060

I found out I was registered, didn't even need the damn confirmation email.  What a pain the ass this search was!
Still didn't help me out.

I install SiS PCI Audio Driver.
Error "UpdateDriverForPlugAndPlayDevices" -536870397
"Severe" - failed to install audio driver for windows xp.  Setup will exit.

:(
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nobusCommented:
are you sure about the mobo number? could not find such one here :

http://www.foxconnchannel.com/EN-US/Product/motherboard_list.aspx?BrandID=en-gb0000001&Flag=Foxconn
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Wooky JackAuthor Commented:
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Wooky JackAuthor Commented:
Above is taken directly from the screen shot of my newegg.com purchase.  I wonder if they discontinued the board.
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nobusCommented:
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juandelacruz2001Commented:
If you have a "true" Intel motherboard, look at the AA number/sticker on themobo (a white samll white strip sticker w/ barcodes) and go to downloads pages at support.intel.com and cross reference this AA number and get download files from there.
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willcompCommented:
SiS has a chipset and driver identification utility.  Recommend that you use theirs.

http://www.sis.com/support/support_prodid.htm

Drivers are available on SiS website and manufacturer's drivers are always preferable.

Audio may be either SiS 7012 or SiS 7018.  I couldn't tie audio chip to chipset.
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garycaseCommented:
Use willcomp's link and let their utility confirm what Everest told you.

... if you have any issues with it, try these downloads:

(a)  for SiS 7012 soundchip (this SHOULD be what you need, based on what Everest identified):  http://www.sis.com/download/agreement.php?id=155808

(b)  for SiS 7018 soundchip:  http://www.sis.com/download/download_step1.php
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garycaseCommented:
... 2nd link (b) should have been:  http://www.sis.com/download/agreement.php?id=38061
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willcompCommented:
As best I remember, the SiS ID utility will link to appropriate drivers.
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Wooky JackAuthor Commented:
nobus,

tried that, no good.

I will try the other links when I get home.  Thanks!
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Wooky JackAuthor Commented:
sorry nobus, I haven't tried that, I just went to a familiar link almost similar to that!  I will try your link later today as well!
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nobusCommented:
No problem - only get it to work !
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Wooky JackAuthor Commented:
no luck...

A friend has a audio pci card lying around and gave it to me.  I believe this has a solution, but have not found one..any other suggestions?
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garycaseCommented:
Did you try the drivers in the links at my Date: 06/01/2006 07:16AM PDT post?

If they didn't work -- and if the audio PCI card is working -- then I'd just disable the onboard sound and use the card.   The solution here is to simply use the correct driver -- but determining what that is;  particularly if the motherboard manufacturer doesn't provide the drivers on their site (as with this case); can be very problematic.   ... and since you have a simple solution (the PCI card) I'd just go with that.
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Wooky JackAuthor Commented:
Dang, I think I missed those.  I'll have to go back and see if I did it.


But why does it not install if I know those 7012SIS drivers are the right one?
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willcompCommented:
Did you try SiS identification utility on their website?  Always go to mobo and chipset manufacturers when possible.  Driverguide is an excellent resource, but better to get first hand rather than passed on.
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Wooky JackAuthor Commented:
Problem solved by finding the motherboard installation disc.  I didn't think I would find it after my move, but that seemed to work it out.  But all the suggestions unfortunately to SIS websites and those links to the drivers kept giving me the same error that something was installed already.  I believe it kept telling me that because I had switched the hard drive from an ASUS mobo to a FOxconn mobo which they both had onboard audio.  SO I think that was the dilemma, I should have figured that before.  Thanks for the help!
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