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

Svet

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Stu said:
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:
linkyyork said:
I was directed from another board with my problem but the above instructions have only partly solved my problem.
For instance I did not have any Unknown PCI device showing but Audio Device on High Definition Audio Bus was showing a yellow exclamation mark but the instruction have cleared that.
However it shows no drivers loaded and my attemts to load drivers (v5.10.0.5605) is still ending with the message Install Realtek HD Audio Driver Failure [Error Code 0xE0000227]
Could anyone offer further advice.
THanks
John
Svet said:
Do this:
Go to device manager, then expand "System Devices", and locate "MS UAA bus" Right click over it, then click "Disable".
Reboot and enter in "Safe Mode", {hit "F8" just after bios post screen}
Once done go to device manager then expand "System Devices", and locate "MS UAA bus"  Right click over it, then click "Un-install".
Reboot PC, then run Realtek driver installation again.
linkyyork said:
Thanks very much.
Instructions followed and sound now working OK.
:emot-tip-wink:
 

Boomboy14

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Svet said:

Read:
>>Posting Guide<<
Then open new topic in correct forum section.
ok, so basically i did everything in the first post, then your suggestion, i rebooted in safe mode uninstalled the bus driver, rebooted and installed the realtek again, it then came up with the bus driver to install again and i did, was i supposed to install it again or leave it out...i also cannot open the realtek control panel, i double click it and it does nothing...i hope i gave enough info...if you need more i will be happy to give you more...
 

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Boomboy14,

Again, please read the >>Posting Guide<< and start a new topic in the correct forum area for your board, with a link to this topic to say you've read it already.
 

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someone should sticky this post, I was now getting pissed off to send my mobo back!
 

artesis

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Worked for me too.  I'm going to bookmark this info because I know I will need it for the next install - excellent answer thanks very much!!!
 
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