Bios Check on Startup/Multimedia Audio Controller

  Lee007 19:17 09 Jun 2008

Hi hope someone can help
I am having a problem every time on startup where I get a message that the bios has been changed/modified. The system clock always seems to be re-set each time even when the correct time is entered. After this computer boots up ok until the found new hardware wizard finds a multimedia audio controller which needs to be installed, the wizard does not find any software so can't install [sounds on machine still work though]
Once booted up the machine works fine have done a virus scan/spyware etc with no results.

Machine Specs
Asus A8N Deluxe Motherboard
1GB Ram
SLI Enabled 2 x 6600GT Graphics Cards

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:21 09 Jun 2008

PC age?

sounds as if your CMOS battery is dying and needs changing.

CMOS Battery
click here

  Lee007 19:26 09 Jun 2008

3 and a bit years, just ran out of warrantry

  Lee007 19:38 09 Jun 2008

will this solve the multimedia audio controller problem or is there something else at fault?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:42 09 Jun 2008

Will certainly stop BIOS from resetting unless you have a motherboard failure (bad connection from battery to BIOS)

Possiblycure the other fault as well, but never can tell till you try it.

the cost of a new battery is minimal a CR2032 which alot of machines use can be bought for £1.

  Lee007 20:28 16 Jun 2008

Thanks fruitbat /\0/\ the new battery has fixed bios from resetting

Now have two problems [not sure if they are related to the battery or not]

Multimedia Audio Controller
I still have the multimedia audio controller being detected by the hardware wizard to install drivers but upon clicking update automatically the wizard cannot locate the driver

Webclient Service
Under services the service "webclient" is hanging under status stopping, I am unable to stop or start the service as the boxes are greyed out

Apart from the two above problems my computer seems to be working ok, can anybody advise a solution?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:41 16 Jun 2008

Multimedia Audio Controller

driver will be on your motherboard CD if you don't have then download and run SIW click here which will give info about all equipment fitted.

look up sound card chip to find what make and we can find drivers on net.

Webclient Service
click here
Disable it.

  Lee007 21:11 16 Jun 2008

have disabled the webclient service

cant seem to locate the sound card chip using SIW, where is this usually found? [sorry probably a daft question]

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:16 16 Jun 2008

If its onboard sound look at hardware - motherboard - chipset

  Lee007 21:28 16 Jun 2008

have looked under hardware - motherboard but the chipset is not listed, below is what is shown

Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC.
Version 1.XX
Serial Number 123456789000
North Bridge NVIDIA nForce4 Revision A3
South Bridge NVIDIA nForce4 MCP Revision A3
CPU AMD Athlon(tm) 64 FX-55 Processor
Cpu Socket Socket 939

I do have a Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS sound card installed if this is any help?

Incidentally the sound is working ok

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:52 16 Jun 2008

Drivers click here

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