I had a major malware and spyware meltdown and the only way I could deal with this was to reformat and reinstall WindowsXP.
I have a MSI P35Platinum P4, Intel Core duo Q6600, 3.3DDR2 PC6400,WinXP Pro SP2, Nvidia GeForce 8600GT AGP, Two Internal Western Digital HDDS, Raptor74GB for OS and Apps and a troubled 500GB Western Digital Caviar, which was giving me trouble at startup with the daunting black screen that “MASTER HARD DISK ERROR…PRESS F-1 TO RESUME” then after removing this HHD, the raptor booted up terrifically with no problem… ok…that’s one problem.
The next crucial problem is no SOUND. When I start windows, a “NEW HARDWARE FOUND” window pops open, asking me to find software for this “AUDIO DEVICE ON HD AUDIO BUS”. I went to Microsoft and looked around but the only thing i could download was a .DOC about this device. I inserted the WinXP when it prompted me to find the source for this device, but nothing happened from the CD.
I ran the update utility for chipset and drivers with the MSI update4 utility and it downloaded the latest Realtek HD Audio Driver, Also the Realtek AC’97 driver, but I’m still getting this message at startup.
I looked on my Mobo at the audio harness that came with my MSI board, and there were three bundles, one was the AC’97 plugs, the HD AUDIO plugs, which were connected to the JAUDIO , then they had loose small colored wire plugs with the AZILLA name on the harness. I removed the HD Audio, plugged inn the AC’97, into the JAUDIO, but still no sound.
I’m beginning to think this onboard sound is crap. I do have an old SoundBlaster live 5.1 PCI sound cars I’m thinking of installing. I pulled it out of storage and noticed two plugs, one is the CDSPDIF with two females, and the other is CD-IN with four females…Where do they go on the MoBo?
If I have a CD-out from CDROM to the JCD3, would the CD plug from the sound card go into the back of DVD-ROM?
Back to my original questionâ€¦.Where can I find the software for my AUDIO DEVICE ON HD AUDIO BUS?