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How do I fix my audio device using the driver finder I already install?

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I installed Driver Finder and I can't update my drivers. I scanned it like it said, then I waited for it to finish then on the side of the
drivers it says open but I don't fully understand how to open/unzip files can you please help??
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I'm not familiar with Driver Finder, but I can help you through the standard way of installing drivers.  Do you know the model of your soundcard?  If not, what's the manufacturer of your computer and the model?  Another way to figure it out is to right-click 'My Computer' and choose 'Manage', then click 'Device Manager', and double-click 'Sound .. devices'.  What do you have in there?
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I see an ! mack next to C-Media AC97 Audio Device Itries reinstalling it and still doesn't work. I have windows xp
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All I want is to get my sound back and I can't do it
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This link below will let you download the driver software (CNet).  After it downloads, choose to Open it.  You should see a folder called WDM inside it.  Drag the WDM folder onto your desktop.  Then open it up from your desktop and double-click Smwizard.exe.  Follow the instructions it gives you.  That should attempt to automatically reinstall the audio driver for you.

http://dw.com.com/redir?edId=3&siteId=4&oId=3000-2120_4-154785&ontId=2120_4&spi=eaecbc35fb63ec75f024f584736c00c4&lop=link&tag=tdw_dltext&ltype=dl_dlnow&pid=421548&mfgId=10036382&merId=10036382&pguid=xbsrGgoOYJQAAAKst2AAAAEX&destUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fdownload.cnet.com%2F3001-2120_4-154785.html%3Fspi%3Deaecbc35fb63ec75f024f584736c00c4

good luck!
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Ok I downloaded what you told me but nothing pops up after it downloaded, how do I check if it did download? I dont understand how to drag the wdm how do I get to that file and drag it like you said, I clicked download then I waited and nothing comes out asking me to open. I'm lost

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I found the wdm andopened it now how do I don't see no Smwizard.exe where do I find that?
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Do you have any files in the wdm folder?
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Yes now what do I need to do
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Please list the files you see there.
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Some files i were'nt able to show you i dont no why but heres most of them

alcrmv.exe
alcchkid.exe
alcrmv9x.exe
alcrmv64.exe
ALCXDEV.EXE
ChCfg.exe
GETDXVER.EXE
Readme.txt
RtlExUpd.dll
SetCDfmt.exe
setup.exe
setup.ini
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Ahh ok.  Double-click setup.exe and follow the instructions it provides.  You should be close now!

-mitch
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