Re: Realtek HD Audio failure!
Hey guys, sorry it's been a while since I've been back here but I managed to get it to work. I typed some step-by-step instructions on how I got it to work for me.
Here they are:
THESE INSTRUCTIONS ARE INTENDED FOR WINDOWS XP SP3 AND REALTEK HD AUDIO ONLY.
AFTER FRESH INSTALL DO THE FOLLOWING: (only tested after fresh install. If you don't want to reinstall, go past these steps)
1) Restart and press F1 to enter BIOS (F1 for me.. Refer to your user manual if you don't know) and In the "Advanced" section, set "On-board audio" to "Enabled" NOT "Auto". Then press F10 to save and exit.
2) Start Windows and click Start->Run and type "regedit" and hit enter. NOTE: You MUST be careful using regedit as it is for advanced users ONLY!
3) Navigate to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Windows" find "CSDVersion," double-click and change to "200" instead of "300."
5) Download "http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/SOUND-CARD/OTHER-SOUNDCARDS/Microsoft-UAA-Bus-Driver-for-High Definition-Audio.shtml"
6) Extract it to a folder you will remember (for example: "C:\AUDIO")
7) In the folder you extracted it to there should be a folder called "HD_Audio". Enter it and navigate to MSHDQFE\Win2K_XP\us and install kb888111xpsp2.exe.
8) After installation, go back to regedit and change CDSVersion back to 300.
10) Install audio drivers.
IF YOU DON'T WANT TO REINSTALL, FOLLOW THESE STEPS (haven't tested but it should work... I know, reassuring huh?):
1) Right click "My Computer", click "Properties" click the "Hardware" tab, then click "Device Manager."
2) Once in Device Manager, Go to "System devices" and uninstall "Microsoft UAA Bus Driver for High Definition Audio".
3) Uninstall any audio drivers you've previously installed.
4) Follow steps 1 -12 above.
You know I went to HP's Online Chat Support 6 times... Not once did they say to enable on-board audio in BIOS...