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    Question Multimedia Audio Controller(!)

    Hi!

    Looks like I'm having a serious problem with Multimedia Audio Controller. It was marked with yellow(!) in Device manager. What I did was new clean install for Windows XP Pro with NTFS format.

    After installation of new XP Pro there is now two of those Multimedia Audio Controller nodes marked with (!). Other says "The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)" and the other "This device is not configured correctly. (Code 1)" Re-installing these does not help since they are not found anywhere.

    Besides this there was SM Bus Controller that had the same yellow error sign. I ran this INF Update utility infinst_enu.exe from Intel website and SM Bus Controller does not appear in error list anymore. So I guess it is okay now. But the Intel utility did not help to Multimedia Audio Controller conflict.

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    Intel Pentium 4A @ 2,66Mhz (Intel Sprindale Chipset i865PE)
    Motherboard - not known - but it is Octek Rhino
    Matrox Millenium G550
    (VIA) Hoontech STAudio DSP24 Value Soundcard
    512Mb of memory

    Installing latest drivers from soundcard manufacturer causes XP to crash immediately after login.. So apparently there is something really wrong with the system.. Any help for this?

    Thanks!

    heimuusi
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    Welcome to Windrivers heimuusi


    did you get the drivers from here?

    Most times it is the driver and not windows that is the problem. Could you explain what happens when it crashes and what error messages you get? The messages are the key to working out what is going wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NooNoo
    Welcome to Windrivers heimuusi

    did you get the drivers from here?

    Most times it is the driver and not windows that is the problem. Could you explain what happens when it crashes and what error messages you get? The messages are the key to working out what is going wrong.
    Thanks!
    Yes, These drivers used to work before. The problem is plug&play used to recognize the soundcard automatically but not anymore. Don't know if this is related to the multimedia controller conflict.

    Anyway when I manually add new hardware - the installation goes ok and asks for restart. Xp loads itself normally to the login point, but when I click my username in login screen - the whole screen goes black - the system restarts. So I uninstalled the audio drivers from device manager in safe mode and the windows is working.

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    What slot did you put this card in? Did you run the setup in the driver download or did you use the update driver method from device manager?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NooNoo
    What slot did you put this card in? Did you run the setup in the driver download or did you use the update driver method from device manager?
    To be exact -neither. I clicked the control panel -> add hardware wizard but I guess it is the same as update driver method in device manager?

    Installation readme.txt says:
    You cannot use the Update Driver function in the Windows Device Manager to update the drivers for your DSP24 card. If you do that, you will run into problems and the drivers might have to be removed manually after that. Please read the supplier PDF-file carefully to learn how to install / update the drivers.

    And I did read it. But it says that windows will automatically detect the card. But it does not. So real problem is elsewhere then...

    I'm not sure which slot card is in, i'll have to check it but it has been working ok before.

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    No, the add hardware wizard is yet another method.

    I think you are getting confused between "windows detection" and driver installation. Detecting the card is one thing, installing the drivers is quite another.

    Did you use the infclear.exe to remove the old drivers? Did you unzip the new drivers and point the new hardware wizard to the unzipped files?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NooNoo
    No, the add hardware wizard is yet another method.
    I think you are getting confused between "windows detection" and driver installation. Detecting the card is one thing, installing the drivers is quite another.
    Yes I realize that. But the installation PDF manual says that this is (the only right?) way to install the drivers - by first letting the system detect the card - then run the installation procedure to setup the drivers. As the setup dialog pops up automatically then.
    Quote Originally Posted by NooNoo
    Did you use the infclear.exe to remove the old drivers? Did you unzip the new drivers and point the new hardware wizard to the unzipped files?
    No, I had to manually remove them in safe mode because of system instability. But I pointed the new hw wizard to the unzipped folder (.INF file).

    The weirdest thing is this all has happened ok before. But after the Multimedia Audio Controller conflict it does not work anymore..

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    Ok, I checked and changed the soudcard slot and after reboot windows detected the card and installed the drivers. So far so good - the soundcard and at least windows media player seem to work correctly..

    BUT. The system also detected the Multimedia Audio Controller and it still could not install it so it stays yellow marked (!) in device manager. And the other thing I noticed is after installing the Intel INF Utility - the USB bus isn't detecting my digital camera for example..

    One problem maybe solved, any more ideas what to do with the Multimedia Audio Controller? ?

    Cheers
    .heimuusi

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    Does your motherboard have onboard sound and is it disabled in bios?
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    Yes! I disabled the something called AC'97 device on mainboard BIOS and that worked at least on the device manager conflict - so no this yellow sign anymore! Thanks NooNoo for help - I really appreciate this kind of help forum

    Now I have yet another problem to solve, this USB bus isn't still working correctly...

    Cheers,
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    OK, back in the bios with you - do you have an option to assign an irq for usb? Do the usb hubs/controllers appear correctly in device manager?

    Without the camera connected and in safe mode, uninstall from add/remove programs the camera driver/software. Reboot to normal mode reinstall the usb camera drivers/software, reboot then plug in the camera when the pc is fully to desktop (no eggtimer). Does the pc react at all?
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    Unhappy Multimedia Audio Controller

    ok let me start from the very begining my computers motherboard sound went out.
    in late 2005 early 2006.... so we went to compusa and i bought a $250 sound card at that time that was the retail price of the card i now have which is a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum. well the sound card worked well for the first year all the way til about july 2007 when the computer told me i had to update my audio driver beacuse it was to old.then i ended up getting a whole second computer in july 2008 (nothings wrong with the second computer yet) back to the subject at hand.so i updated the driver and the computer starts acting like it has the worst viruses ever. the computer goes to a blue screen everytime i launch windows telling me a fatel error in the core system has orrcured etc...and when it doesnt do that i have to constantly go in safe mode cuz it freezes durring the start-up proccess . i too have the yellow (!) next to my multimedia audio. controller and this computer has had this problem for 3 going on 4 years...someone please help me

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    Have you uninstalled the audio drivers (from Add/Remove)?

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