Need help getting sound drivers

  coubury 17:34 20 Apr 2009

I have a pc i installex p on and can't find the correct driver, the normal AC 97 wont install.

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Computer ME-5B82F18DB17D
Generator Administrator
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2009-04-20
Time 17:33

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Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 3
DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name ME-5B82F18DB17D
User Name Administrator

CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 1700 MHz (17 x 100)
Motherboard Name Compaq
Motherboard Chipset Intel Brookdale-G i845G
System Memory 1015 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Compaq (08/15/02)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM2)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Video Adapter Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller (64 MB)
3D Accelerator Intel Extreme Graphics
Monitor Dell 1701FP (Analog) [17" LCD] (19EFP12NA7V2)

Audio Adapter Intel 82801DB ICH4 - AC'97 Audio Controller [A-1]

IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801DB Ultra ATA Storage Controller - 24CB
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive USB Mass Storage Device USB Device (7 GB, USB)
Disk Drive Maxtor 6E040L0 (40 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
Optical Drive HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8161B (16x/48x DVD-ROM)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

C: (NTFS) 38154 MB (35459 MB free)

Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse PS/2 Compatible Mouse

Network Adapter RT73 USB Wireless LAN Card (

USB1 Controller Intel 82801DB ICH4 - USB Controller [A-1]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801DB ICH4 - USB Controller [A-1]
USB2 Controller Intel 82801DB ICH4 - Enhanced USB2 Controller [A-1]
USB Device RT73 USB Wireless LAN Card
USB Device USB Mass Storage Device

Can anyone help please?

  DieSse 18:06 20 Apr 2009

It would help if you gave the exact compaq model number - or search yourself for drivers from this page

click here

  DieSse 18:07 20 Apr 2009

or here for the UK site

click here

  coubury 18:24 20 Apr 2009

Its a custom built pc and he doesnt give the compaq model number all it says is

Motherboard Chipset Intel Brookdale-G i845G

  Stuartli 18:26 20 Apr 2009


click here

for the audio driver.

  coubury 18:31 20 Apr 2009

sTUARTLI the drivers are no on that page did you even look at it?

  coubury 18:33 20 Apr 2009

I have a serial number for compaq on the tower itself but when i enter it in the website it says it cannot find my product :s

  coubury 19:00 20 Apr 2009

when i goto device manager and click update driver it goes to install then half way through it says

i need to find ALCXWDM.sys

  rdave13 19:21 20 Apr 2009

You could try the free program, Driver Max, see if that helps; click here

  coubury 19:36 20 Apr 2009

no that didnt help mate

  Stuartli 23:53 20 Apr 2009

Of course I looked at it...:-)

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