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07-22-2009 05:03 AM
My DV2000 is running Vista Ultimate. My sound keeps disappearing, now it has disappeared permanently. Now on the speaker icon it shows no audio output device installed. The internal mike and speakers don't work and external plugged into the ports do not work either. I have reinstalled all the drivers I can find but still show no devices installed. Any ideas.
All this started when I got fed up with Vista (pre-installed home edition) and tried to go back to XP, but that did not work so then installed vista ultimate. If microsoft had made Vista as a workable OS then I would have been ok. But Vista as we all know is the biggest heap of rubbish on the planet.
07-22-2009 06:37 PM
Audio for Vista here
Audio for XP:
MS-UAA for SP2 (required with a reboot before Audio and Modem) here
MS-UAA for SP3 (required with a reboot before Audio and Modem) here
Conexant High-Definition SmartAudio 221 here
Unzip to a folder..use Device Manager,right click "Audio Device on HD",choose Update driver,
No to connect,
Install from a list or specific location,
Select Don't Search, I will choose the driver to install,
For the Hardware Type select 'Show All Devices'
Remove the check from "Show Compatible Hardware" and click on "Have Disk".
Next...browse to the unzipped folder and choose the "WiSVHe5.inf".
Ignore XP when it complains.