Tech Support Forum banner
Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I just went from Vista to XP. It was a hard few hours to change all of the drivers, but I thought the audio was working fine.

I went to play some games, then everything started sounding fairly funny, and starting sounding like a worse type of quality.

When I was in Ventrilo, I was told that I am causing people to Echo.


Would anyone know where to find an Audio Driver?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,683 Posts
Hi Uncle,
We need to know the soundcard, before we can advise on drivers.
Please give us as much as you know about the spec of your pc....motherboard etc.....or if all else is fine, just the name of the soundcard. Cheers!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,683 Posts
If you click on the "I accept the above", after a few seconds you click on next.
You're then shown a table of High Definition Audio Codecs.
Now click on the Vista Driver Executable File and download it.......................just run the exe file and it should install itself.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 · (Edited)
I tried this previously, but nothing really came into affect.

I went to playlist.com to listen to music, to see if it was better, and the quality was back to normal for only a few seconds.

It then started cutting out to terrible quality for around 2 seconds, then complete failure. I also noticed that Youtube videos would not play, and that the playlist that I have would not start at all.

Maybe there is another problem beyond the audio drivers?




Also, a week or two ago, I asked HP if it would be possible, switching from Vista to XP. I was given links to some drivers. I have tried the audio drivers over and over again, but they seem like they don't want to work.

Code:
=== Audio drivers ===

The HP Pavilion a1730n Desktop PC   is equipped with onboard Audio Controller and the controller is Realtek ALC 888 High-Definition Audio. Before installing the original Audio drivers, we need to install Microsoft Universal High-Definition Audio Architecture (UAA) bus drivers. You can download the UAA drivers by visiting following Web site:

ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp32501-33000/sp32646.exe

After installing the above drivers, you need to install the original Audio drivers. You can obtain the drivers for Realtek ALC 888 Audio Controller by visiting following Web site:

ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib/software7/COL16020/pv-42532-1/sp26792.exe]

Installation Instructions

1. Click the Download Only button.
2. At the File Download screen, click the Save button.
3. At the Save As screen, save the file to your Desktop.
4. If a message appears stating that the file already exists, click YES to
overwrite file.
5. Double-click the icon for the update downloaded to your desktop, and then
click NEXT.
6. Follow on-screen instructions.
7. If prompted to restart the system upon completion of the update, click
YES and allow system to restart.

Now, you should be able to get Audio device functioning.

=== Graphics Drivers ===

The HP Pavilion a1730n Desktop PC is equipped with Integrated Graphics Controller.  I request you to download and install Graphics drivers from the following website:

ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib/software7/COL16023/pv-42535-1/sp26796.exe

Installation Instructions

1. Click the Download Only button.
2. At the File Download screen, click the Save button.
3. At the Save As screen, save the file to your Desktop.
4. If a message appears stating that the file already exists, click YES to
overwrite file.
5. Double-click the icon for the update downloaded to your desktop, and then
click NEXT.
6. Follow on-screen instructions.
7. If prompted to restart the system upon completion of the update, click
YES and allow system to restart.

===Chipset drivers====

The HP Pavilion a1730n Desktop PC   is equipped with GeForce 6150 LE chipset . I request you to download and install the chipset drivers from the following link:

ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib/software7/COL16027/pv-42539-1/sp26802.exe

=== Network Controller drivers ===

The computer is equipped with Realtek RTL8201N Network Controller. You can download the compatible drivers by visting any of the following Web sites:

ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib/software7/COL16019/pv-42531-1/sp26805.exe

===Modem drivers=====

ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib/software7/COL16029/pv-42541-1/sp26804.exe

Installation Instructions

1. Click the Download Only button.
2. At the File Download screen, click the Save button.
3. At the Save As screen, save the file to your Desktop.
4. If a message appears stating that the file already exists, click YES to
overwrite file.
5. Double-click the icon for the update downloaded to your desktop, and then
click NEXT.
6. Follow on-screen instructions.
7. If prompted to restart the system upon completion of the update, click
YES and allow system to restart.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
I just installed the drivers.

What I found out was there was a loose wire in my headset. I used my ipod headphones and everything was alright.

Also, You Tube videos are streaming/playing, so I guess that was a two-parter right there.


Thank you so much Houndog for your help. I was searching everywhere for a driver.



Also, when I install xp later, should I place those other drivers(^^ On the e-mail I received from HP^^) on their first? And then place the XP disc in? And would that overwrite the current one that was made for my PC, making it work properly?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,683 Posts
Sadly, with xp, you must install the operating system first and then update and adjust.
Copy the good drivers you have found onto a cd/dvd/usbflash.
Install xp and then update all the drivers that HP have advised you to.
Also visit Automatic Windows Update to receive all the necessary security patches and hotfixes.
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top