I just upgraded my CPU. Following best practice, I reinstalled Windows
once the hardware part was done. Windows installed fine, but now
doesn't detect the on-board audio device. If manually selected, Windows
cannot start the device.
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.6 GHz
Mobo: Biostar P4M890-M7 SE
RAM: 3 GB
GPU: nVidia GeForce 7200GS 256MB DDR2
Sound: On-board Realtek Azalia 5.1 High-Def Audio
OS: Windows XP Pro SP3
I installed all the drivers from the mobo CD
VIA 4 in 1 Chipset
VIA On Board LAN
VIA USB 2.0
I've downloaded the latest version of the sound driver from both the Biostar site (WDM_R209) and the Realtek site (WDM_R210)
The sound drivers install fine, but then don't run. The Realtek component isn't added to the control panel
I manually add the device (Control Panel > Add Hardware), the
Realtek HDA codec appears, but shows "This device cannot start. (Code
I installed the MS HD Audio Class Driver 1.0 (KB835221). No change.
So who's got some ideas about what I can try next?
Have you Reset you BIOS,because after you build a machine up,the Bios has to be set to Default,and were you grounded with a arm band when you put the parts together?,During the assembly it is paramount that you wear a grounded arm band so that your body electrical discharge does not interfere with the components,you probably have a hardware/software conflict.some thing in the BIOS is most likely left on.or set to hardware.
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Hi Joe,yes it will.This is the maximum that it will support.A good way to find out what cpu a board can run is the following.... Type in P4VXASD2+ cpu upgrade into Google then search.go onto cpu upgrade.com and scroll down the cpu list to see if theres a match for your cpu.to find the exact part number for yours type in SL6PG into Google and search.Goto CPU-WORLD.COM and this will give you the part number for your cpu.Then all you have to do is see if this matches the part number on CPU-UPGRADE.COM.Sounds alot of hassle but once youve done it 2 or 3 times its simple and theres no point in buying a cpu thats not for your board.hope this all helps you.
Hello, if you change/upgrade your motherboard then you will most certainly have to reinstall windows from scratch...treat it as a new system. Don't forget you will also have to install the chipset drivers that came on the cd supplied with the mb., as well as all the other drivers for network card, audio, and graphics if they're not embedded in the mb.
When you are reinstalling Windows XP SP2, you may need to check that your installation disk is not scratched or dirty, if so clean or replace. Also when your booting off the CD, just give it some time as it may be slower than others. I have done numerous new installs and will admit that there are some issues when doing new installs on outdated hardware and also goes for Linux installs as well. Give it time, if you think it locked up it may not have. Also don't rush the install (hitting F8 as soon as you see the license agreement) wait a few minutes then hit F8.
Hopefully this helps you. May also want to upgrade hardware such as RAM or if you want go a little further and upgrade the CPU as well if you have the time and money but make sure your PC/Motherboard supports the upgrades.
The problem here why there's no audio device detected on your system , the software or driver for the audio device is not installed on your computer system, so that's what we're going to do. I will provide you here a link for the direct download of the audio device of your computer, so just download the audio driver and then once done you need to install the software. This is a executable file so once done downloading run the software to automatically install it to your computer and finally restart the computer to complete the installation.
Hi thefuncouple, here is the ASRock link for supported CPU's: http://www.asrock.com/mb/cpu.asp?Model=K7VM2&s=462 The Athlon XP 2600+ CPU is the highest CPU this board can support. (It will be hard to find one). Main web site for the K7VM2: http://www.asrock.com/mb/download.asp?Model=K7VM2 Honestly, ASRock does not have drivers for Vista. Some of the drivers listed for XP may work with Vista. Your best chance is to download & run Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor 1.0 (Before installing Vista in to your system). http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=42b5ac83-c24f-4863-a389-3ffc194924f8&DisplayLang=en Vista, any version needs at least 1GB of memory. Two GB is recommended. After running Upgrade Advisor you will know if your ASRock motherboard can handle Vista. You should be able to upgrade to Vista (Over-writing XP) but only if your system passes the Upgrade Advisor. Your best bet would be to buy a new system with Vista on it. Your ASRock board is just too old for Vista. You'll save money upgrading to a more supportive PC.
Good luck thefuncouple!
Vista is not for everyone, many users end up going back to XP.
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I believe you have a driver conflict Check your BIOS is set for CPU etc. And Uninstall all drivers And see if computer start with only the windows drivers present. As if you have just installed windows and no M/board drivers. And reinstall M/board drivers one at a time Should fix your problem
In regards to your question about upgrading your system mainly if you change out the main hardware you will need to reinstall your operating system, I will assume that you have Windows. However his does not mean you will lose your data.
Normally if you have to replace the motherboard on your system unless it is the same model board you will need to reinstall Windows. Now with the CPU upgrade you may not have to depending on the differences between the new and old CPU but it is a good idea to do any ways. The reason for the is that when Windows is first installed on the system it scans the system to see what hardware is there then installs the right drives needed to run the system properly.
Another way to look at is a human we all have the same parts. However I can not just give you one of my kidneys if you needed it. You have to make sure that it is compatible with your system. The same thing is true with computers. So that is why you will need to reinstall Windows. Note you should be able to change out the other hardware with out any trouble, except the HD of course because it has your operating system on it.
Now comes to the part with your data. There is a couple of ways you can does this. Ether you can back of the data to CD or DVD. If your have a 2nd harddrive you can move the data over to it then format the first one to reinstall your Windows on. The easiest option is if you do not have another harddrive or want to add another one is to buy a new one. Then you can make this the drive that you reinstall Windows on and keep all you other data on the other drive.
Hope this helps
If you have any more problems and/or questions let me know.
hi dale, itsnot a good thing when you see the blue screen of death, cause recent changes hardware normaly maybeif you have changed from intel to amd using mobo and all parts are amd now , maybe if you reinstalled your operating system the new hardware that is installed will accept you software cheers steve good luck