Hard Drive restored, but sound card isn't talking

  chengdont 16:38 09 Apr 2009

After 3 years my Evesham Voyager laptop's hard drive finally gave out, so I purchased a new one which was installed by the repair company (it was a Chinese repair company as I live in Chengdu). They managed to extract all the information from the broken hard drive and put it on to the new one, which is now working sort of well. However, the problem is that there is no sound. The laptop seems to use a generic audio driver (Realtek ac97), but every time I try to reinstall this driver it does not configure, and a 'code 10' error is flashed up. Does anyone have any ideas about where I should go from here? Many thanks,

  Graphicool1 17:27 09 Apr 2009
  Graphicool1 17:28 09 Apr 2009

You should uninstall your old driver before installing the new one.

  Graphicool1 17:36 09 Apr 2009

click here
Realtek AC'97 Drivers - Realtek sound driver for Windows
This driver supports all ALC series audio chipsets from ALC101 up to ALC861. It is used as onboard sound on many motherboards. Chips covered include ALC101 /201/ 202/ 203/ 250/ 650/ 653/ 655/ 658/ 861.

It is highly recommended to always use the most recent driver version available.

Set a system restore point before installing a device driver

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