After the screen settles down on boot up, I get a prompt from the New Found Hardware Wizard asking for instructions to install a Multimedia Audio Controller. I'm mystified by this because I've no intention of installing this hardware. Does anyone know what might be going on ?
Thanks. Been into Device Manager as you suggested and put a + next to Audio Devices - which is listed under Other Devices. It makes no difference because there's no Apply button and I notice an ! mark over the Audio Devices entry. Is this a clue to what's going on ?
Restart your machine. When it is restarting press DELETE key to enter setup. Go to intergrated peripherals (could be elsewhere depending on BIOS you have)and look for the on board sound. Could be AC97 Audio Device. Disable it. Next save and exit. Restart and see if that works.
You need a correct driver for your "multimedia audio controller", or your sound card. If you dont know what sound card your using, you will need to find out. A driver for this should have come with your PC, if not you will be able to download one providing you know the sound cadr make/model. Alternatively ask the person/store where you bought the PC from and they should be able to help you. If its on board sound let us know your motherboard make/model if you can and this will help.