Correct AC97 Sound Driver!!!

  busybaz 09:52 24 Nov 07

Patched up an old Toshiba Equium 8000S, for use by a complete beginner to using PCs, & loaded W2K.

No motherboard driver discs but have managed to obtain most drivers except for correct onboard AC97 sound(& ethernet, but she won't be networking!!) Alleged driver from Toshiba site does not work. Have tried numerous other downloads, no joy.

Looked at previous postings at this helproom and have run SIW.exe, mobo details as follows;

Manufacturer Toshiba
Model i815-W83627HF

Chipset Vendor Intel Corporation
Chipset Model 815/EP/P Solano Host-Hub Interface Bridge (GMCH/MCH A2-step)

South Bridge 801BA LPC Interface (ICH2 B1 step)

CPU Intel Pentium III
Cpu Socket Socket 370
Processor Upgrade ZIF Socket
Max CPU Speed 1000 MHz

Anyone direct me to the correct workable driver?


  SANTOS7 09:59 24 Nov 07

click here

click here

be one of these...

  busybaz 10:23 24 Nov 07

Wow! Quick response, SANTOS7, but have already tried first one [Realtek]- after installing, caused system to hang at bootup with dreaded blue screen. Also, second suggestion seems to be for VIA chipset, not Intel?

Any other suggestions out there?

  MAJ 10:59 24 Nov 07

Try this one. click here

  birdface 11:06 24 Nov 07

Not sure if it will here

  busybaz 11:40 24 Nov 07

Setup.exe file from your second download link (VIA vinyl )didn't work.

However, when tried to update driver through device manager & directed to check in Vinyl/Drivers/WDM folder of download, driver installed & speakers now working!!!!

Manythanks, also to MAJ & buteman for taking the time to respond.


  SANTOS7 11:42 24 Nov 07

Nice job busybaz, glad its sorted...

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