AC97 audio drivers

  simonsup 08:23 29 Aug 09
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hi i am trying to find audio drivers for my
friends 6 year old laptop.
its a patriot 3050 celeron m 1.3 gig.
the audio is c-media AC97.
its listed in device manager with code 10
the device cannot start.
thanks.

  Technotiger 08:33 29 Aug 09

You might find the drivers you need among this lot ... click here

But first, make sure that the Audio is enabled in the BIOS.

  Stuartli 09:16 29 Aug 09

Here is the list of drivers for C-Media on-board/PCI sound chipsets on the company's website:

click here

Your chipset is most likely to be the 8738 (an excellent product which produces surprising good sound); running Everest Home Edition or SIW will provide the information.

See:

click here

click here

  birdface 09:24 29 Aug 09

If he has recently had an audio driver update from Microsoft maybe try rolling back the driver to the earlier one.or remove the driver and reboot Microsoft should then reinstall the driver.

  simonsup 12:23 29 Aug 09

ok installed driver ok but device manager says
code 10 device cannot start?
I looked in bios but found nothing about onboard audio. maybe wrong driver im using the 8738 driver.
All i know is that its c-media AC97.

  Cuddles 14:58 29 Aug 09

Try the drivers on here click here

  Cuddles 14:59 29 Aug 09
  Technotiger 15:02 29 Aug 09

AC97 is on-board audio - you should find it in the BIOS under Peripherals.

  Cuddles 15:02 29 Aug 09

The drivers are listed on PC Pitstop, the link does not want to behave.

  Stuartli 15:54 29 Aug 09

It could be listed in the Bios as AC 97 or On-board sound.

Needs to be Enabled.

  simonsup 19:22 29 Aug 09

yeah it needs to be enabled in bios but cant find any sign of ac 97 in bios, is it broken?

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