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Audio Problems I had to completely reinstall my os and now I have no sound. My sound driver calls for the realtek ac97 audio driver. I have downloaded multiple drivers that are suppose to work but I get the same message when it is installed. After restart it say invalid date as to the driver that just was installed. This has happened to every driver I have downloaded. Your help is greatly appreciated.

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  • loandtee Sep 05, 2008

    No I mistyped. I meant it says invalid data when I try to install the driver,

  • loandtee Sep 05, 2008

    rjfvillarosa--I have been there and downloaded the driver but after install it says invalid data. I am using Win xp and have downloaded several drivers from various places including HP site. Any more help would be greatly appreciated.

  • Richard Finch May 11, 2010

    Maybe a silly question, but is your time and date correct on your computer?



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Where have you been downloading drivers from?
This is a link to the HP website for the drivers for your machine:

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Dear loandtee,
u said u reinstalledyour os. but u din't tell wat's your os.
If it is xp then you have to instal audio driver of that particular motherboard.
If it is vista then no need of audio driver.
U also din't specify your motherboard make and also chipset.
For example i'm havin asus motherboard for intel945gc chipset.
So i can only tel general suggestion
If u have motherboard cd then no problem. it wil have appropriate audio driver.
If you have to download from net then u should find those two details.

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