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I reformatted my laptop HP V6406TU with XP SP3. I installed all the drivers successfully except the audio driver. I even installed UAA. When I m trying to install the Audio driver it shows Conexant High Definition Audio installation failure. I ve tried with all sorts of audio drivers that HP had to offer from the site but all in vain.I even tried to install the audio drivers from Add hardware option and the Have disk option in the found new hardware wizard. That didnt work too. No help from forums was successful. I spoke to the technical support of HP too. They were not able to do much too. Anyone's help in this regard would be highly appreciated. Thanks a ton

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  • watzinanid Apr 13, 2009

    it could not identify the missing audio driver. The sound, video and controller hardware doesnt show either.

    it simply lists the existing drivers n tries to update it.

  • watzinanid Apr 13, 2009

    My OS has always been XP and I had XP before too. I have tried with the Vista drivers from the HP site for V6406TU. The other drivers work for XP but the audio driver does not work. In fact I tried out a number of audio drivers from the HP website but none works.

  • watzinanid Apr 13, 2009

    Thanks for the update but I tried that too before. It did not help.

  • watzinanid Apr 13, 2009

    I have the drivers in CD and also in my computer. I simply double clicked the drivers. I installed UAA first and then tried to install the Audio Driver. I tried to install it through the Add Hardware wizard where I selected the driver manually. The Conexant High Definiton Audio Driver starts installing but then fails in the end.

  • watzinanid Apr 14, 2009

    I reinstalled XP and this time installation of the audio driver worked. I guess few files were missing from the OS before which got installed this time. I appreciate your help in this regard. Thanks a ton.



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My suggestion is that you use Driver Max.

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

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    joecoolvette Apr 13, 2009

    On, I don't see the audio driver for the Compaq Presario V6406TU when using Windows XP,

    I do see it when Vista is the Operating System,

    Was Vista on your computer, and you switched to WinXP?

  • joecoolvette
    joecoolvette Apr 13, 2009

    You might try this. The website states use at your own risk, so I am stating that also,

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    joecoolvette Apr 13, 2009

    Okay. Let's go to how you installed these drivers. Not that I'm doubting your computer prowess, nor am I stating that I may be any better.
    Please tell me how you went about it.

    I also have read a lot of bad things about Microsoft's Service Pack 3, for Windows XP, and wonder if this is creating an issue also.

  • joecoolvette
    joecoolvette Apr 13, 2009

    Believe it may be time to contact one of the Experts. Perhaps let them assist you in this.



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