Fix for Realtek (and other) HD Audio and XP SP3 Beta

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I came across this problem today, and thought I'd share my solution with you all, in case someone encounters the same problem... :idea:

Basically, I figured it was time for a fresh install of Windows XP, and so to save some time, I decided to slipstream in the RC Beta of Service Pack 3, as well as all the drivers I was likely to need.

After Windows finished installing, all my devices were installed, but there was no sound... Device Manager showed a (?) PCI Device under Unknown Devices, but no driver I tried would work with it.

I tried installing the HD Audio Bus driver hotfix (KB888111) in case that was the problem, but it reported that my service pack version was newer and so this fix wasn't needed...

After much head scratching and fiddling around, I came across the answer thanks to Googling. :laugh:

Seems the HD Audio Bus driver wasn't actually installed, and the KB installer was just confused.

1) I have attached the HD Audio bus driver from the KB888111 hotfix to this topic.
2) Download and extract the files to a handy location (eg C:\HDAudioBus)
3) Open Device Manager, search for the Unknown PCI device
4) Right click on the Unknown PCI device to update the driver
5) Point the driver path to this C:\HDAudioBus folder, or wherever you may have extracted the files
6) The UAA audio bus driver will be installed
7) If you have already installed the Realtek HD Audio drivers, then they will then be installed automatically and your audio hardware will be ready to use. Otherwise, you may now install the Realtek drivers as normal!

Hope this saves someone else a couple of hours headache, you may also find it useful to add this driver to your slipstreamed installation to avoid any future hassle!

Now, for some music... :laugh:

 

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nightmare99

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I would hope the driver will be in the finnished SP3 release there is no reasonw why it shouldn't be.
 

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In the final release, the driver is supposed to be in the service pack(from what I've read). The SP3 RC does not contain the driver, which seems silly.
 

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Frankenputer said:
In the final release, the driver is supposed to be in the service pack(from what I've read). The SP3 RC does not contain the driver, which seems silly.
Yes, thats what threw me at first. The hotfix is included with the Realtek driver, but because it is compressed, it didn't get added to the slipstreamed install. But then when I tried running the hotfix seperately afterwards, it told me it wasn't needed, so thats when I thought it was already included in the SP, cue the scratching of head before I found this solution. Good job I have little hair as it is... :laugh:

From what I could gather from Microsoft.com, it seems they don't make this hotfix directly available for download, you have to request it from support, if it is not already included with your audio driver.

So it will be interesting to see if this actually makes it into the final SP3, though I imagine it would be silly if it wasn't ;)
 

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It appears this topic may apply to any HD audio chipset on a fresh install of SP3, so I'll rename it

:emot-tip-wink:
 

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Worked like a charm Stu...I have sound on my new X38 Diamond.
 

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Hi there.

I also had some fun with this, but only found this thread after I had found an alternative
solution.  :crying:

I couldn't get the files extracted from the kb888111xpsp2.exe, and it wouldn't run with
a release candidate of SP3, so I downloaded and ran REGMON and captured the Registry
access info when running the kb888111 installer.

Found that it checks HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Windows\CSDVersion, which
was returning a hex value of 0x300.  I believe this indicates SP3, so I edited it temporarily
to 0x200 and kb888111xpsp2.exe ran and installed fine.

I then changed the Registry value back, rebooted, and the HD audio harware was correctly
identified, and the previously loaded MSI audio utilites appeared in the Control Panel.

I don't recommend Registry editing unless you know what you are doing, and have taken
suitable backup precautions, etc. but it worked very well for me.

So, to save me hacking the next time, how do you extract the files from kb888111xpsp2.exe?

Later Maties.

Tink!
 

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"how do you extract the files from kb888111xpsp2.exe?"

Install winzip or winrar, then right click on kb888111xpsp2.exe and select "extract to.."
 

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After extracting, the file(the inf file) you will actually point to when manually updating the driver will be in the "common files" folder.
 

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No need, I already zipped the driver files and attached them to the first post in this topic :emot-tip-wink:
 

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BOSSKILLER said:
"how do you extract the files from kb888111xpsp2.exe?"

Install winzip or winrar, then right click on kb888111xpsp2.exe and select "extract to.."
Thanks Bosskiller,

I'd thought that Micro$haft used a proprietary compression algorithm for cab files and the like.
If that not the case then thats great.

I think I'll re-slipstream with the full SP3 when its out next week and see if the UAA drivers
are included.

Catch you later.

Tink!
 

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tinker_tim said:
Hi there.

I also had some fun with this, but only found this thread after I had found an alternative
solution.  :crying:

I couldn't get the files extracted from the kb888111xpsp2.exe, and it wouldn't run with
a release candidate of SP3, so I downloaded and ran REGMON and captured the Registry
access info when running the kb888111 installer.

Found that it checks HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Windows\CSDVersion, which
was returning a hex value of 0x300.  I believe this indicates SP3, so I edited it temporarily
to 0x200 and kb888111xpsp2.exe ran and installed fine.

I then changed the Registry value back, rebooted, and the HD audio harware was correctly
identified, and the previously loaded MSI audio utilites appeared in the Control Panel.

I don't recommend Registry editing unless you know what you are doing, and have taken
suitable backup precautions, etc. but it worked very well for me.

So, to save me hacking the next time, how do you extract the files from kb888111xpsp2.exe?

Later Maties.

Tink!
This worked for me after changing the registry.  :-P)

I had to uninstall my drivers and reboot but it worked!

I changed the registry back again afterwards.

thanks,

Mike
 

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Your not the only one that spent a bunch of time before finding a fix..thanks for your post. saved me who know how much time.
 

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Just to add to this, I didn't have the same problem when I reinstalled Windows slipstreamed with the final release of SP3.
 

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Isn't it strange how top notch the Windows installation must be for sound and sound devices to work properly. Most other devices can stutter along.
Two options, that may a single one:
- Windows have never handled sound very good. Unlike Apple, as a primary example.
- The makers of sound card and drivers do not have full insight in the Windows "industry".

There is a third option too, but I wont menton that.
 

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Thanks  Stu  I had  same problem was driveing me nuts :bonk:
Great fix hd audio worksfine now
Thank for the X-mas gift
 

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:emot-tip-wink: You're welcome! Just shows that even the mods can run into problems themselves, but the benefits of a user-to-user forum become clear when we solve our own problems, and post back with the info to help others!

Merry Christmas to you all! :biggthumbsup:
 

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HI there!! I just wanted to say thanks for the brilliant piece of advice.  I got no idea how you figured that out, but it worked.  I didn't find your download link for a few minutes, but then I realized I had to log in to access that!!

Thanks a million!!

-James
 

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Been trying to fix this problem for weeks now.

Followed your instructions, downloaded the archive extracted them to your location went to device manager tried to update the audigy drivers, pointed them to C:\HDAudioBus it selected hdaudbus.inf continued, "The specified location does not contain information about your hardware." and sends me on my way. Hmmm HELP!? lol.. I'm driving myself sick trying to find a solution to my problem more info here: http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=14132379449&postId=141210296845&sid=1#0

Everyone seems to have this microsoft UAA HD audio driver thing listed in their system devices under device manager that they can disable and or uninstall however I do not, the closest match is Microsoft System Management BIOS Driver.
 
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