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PyroWillGOLD Member
HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
4,437 posts
Location: Staines, United Kingdom


Posted:
A problem!

My sister wanted to watch some movies but she needed some codecs so I suggested the Divx bundle, she went a bit mental and installed pretty much every single codec pack you could get...in the world....ever.

So I got back went on the computer and decided to erase some of these codecs which was just hogging up space really and I'm sure some of them were malicious dialers etc. But anyway i was deleting them and some I had to get deleted from th Add Remove prgrams Wizard, and stupidly I also went and erased the audio driver for the computer!!! its a buitl on audio on the motherboard etc and I can't find where to find the damn thing. i've been to the emachines website and they suggest for driver downloads etc so go to a different site that handles their software etc but on that site its not very clear at all.

Under 'Other devices' in my system device manager it has a sexy exclamation mark over the 'Multimedia Audio Controller' telling me it has no driver.

Any ideas, I searched computer forums which didnt really help.

Pweeeeeze, its my mums computer and I buggered it eek

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Pen DravenUnofficial Lord Of Confusion And Pirate Extrodinaire
1,363 posts
Location: Nuneaton


Posted:
Right,, first thing first and something you've probably already tried but...
Is it a Win 2k machine connected to the internet.

If so I'm sure when you go in the add new hardware bit and select add/update driver when its discovered the audio controller and asks you were it should look you've got floppy, cd, other location and internet update. Does that come up with any joy ?

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PyroWillGOLD Member
HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
4,437 posts
Location: Staines, United Kingdom


Posted:
Yeh it is a Win 2k machine, tried that, no luck frown

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

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Pen DravenUnofficial Lord Of Confusion And Pirate Extrodinaire
1,363 posts
Location: Nuneaton


Posted:
ok,, next tack... what is the model of the pc,, you said it was an emachines right... ?

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PyroWillGOLD Member
HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
4,437 posts
Location: Staines, United Kingdom


Posted:
I think the mbest I can tell tis an emachines 390.

Silly mothers buying crap computers, who likes celerons....really

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

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Bubbles_SILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,384 posts
Location: mancunian, United Kingdom


Posted:
just a guess but what about system restore....?

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Pen DravenUnofficial Lord Of Confusion And Pirate Extrodinaire
1,363 posts
Location: Nuneaton


Posted:
System restore is normally a case of it reformatting the hd and starting again frown although yeah the drivers might be on the cd,, but i figured that'd been misplaced

right check here

https://www.pcservicecall.co.uk:80/layout...0-99942aa5eae6}

I think the bit of software you want is the Intel Chipset Software (All operating systems)

Hope that does the jobbie anyhow

NiK

Some men see things and say why....

I Dream of things that never were and say Why Not....?

Oh No I'm going to get Shot Alive if he finds out - DA wink


PyroWillGOLD Member
HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
4,437 posts
Location: Staines, United Kingdom


Posted:
na that wouldnt help i dont thin
i deleted it about amonth ago, just got back to the house and I think a few thigns have been done since then and I would feel confident about doinga systemrstore in case I buggered something up, I have bad history with rstores lol

You just lost Jen by the way

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian


Bubbles_SILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,384 posts
Location: mancunian, United Kingdom


Posted:
DAMN YOU WILLIAM!!!!!!

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PyroWillGOLD Member
HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
4,437 posts
Location: Staines, United Kingdom


Posted:
Cheers Jen I'll try that wink



Didnt work!!

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian


RyGOLD Member
Gromit's Humble Squire
4,496 posts
Location: Brisbane, Australia


Posted:
Will, what you're really looking for is the motherboard's software. Open up the machine, look at the label on the motherboard e.g. Aopen AK74 etc.

Look for the latest software, reinstall it, and bob's your uncle.

Best to find the -manufacturer's site-, but if you really can't, try driverguide.com (user: drivers pw: all)

Good luck.

ImbalanceGOLD Member
not different, just not the same
263 posts
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA


Posted:
just hit up emachines site. www.emachines.com and look for the support/drivers/downloads link

actually https://www.emachines.com/support/product_support.html
there it is.

put in model and such and it will take you to the downloads page. get the audio controller and there ya are. More than likely you just need the AC 97 driver (which you can get from intels site also). That is what emachines typically use. If that doesn't work for you get me the details and I can see if i can simply upload you the driver. I have like 98237481723954716571632094790234782734 emachine cds at work and have to do thsi kinda crap all day long.

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