After a format and reinstall of windows the device Manager says that the "Multimedia Audio Controller" is not installed properly. I can't find any drivers for this PC anywhere. I think the Eveshamvale company got bought out and now they're more of an electronics shop. Any and all help greatly appreciated.
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Try this, go to control pnel, select sound, audio and make sure your audio device is displayed in the Sound playback and Sound recording field, if it is not listed in the drop down you will need to reinstall the driver.
You can go into the device manager to reinstall the driver for your audio device or from the CD that came with your system or from the manufacturer web site.
I hope this helps.
Good luck and have a fantastic day.
Hello Roydgreat, short circuits unfortunately can cause more damage than just the power supply. There may be a chance that it has damaged your sound card or a portion of it. If you can borrow a friends sound card you could double check to see if that is the issue. They aren't very expensive if you were considering getting a new sound card to install into your computer. It's not a guarantee that the sound card was damaged in the process but it is a possibility and if you can grab a friends audio card and install the drivers for it and then see if it works, it'd probably be the easiest way to test this theory. Hopefully this helps, have a great day Roy!
Best place to look is the Compaq website. If you cannot find it there, you could try using a driver finder program to locate the right driver for your sound card. Those programs will identify the hardware by device id and use that together with the Windows info to get a matching driver.
The reason for these 2 big question marks is that Windows device drivers for the sound card & modem are not installed. If you don't have the drivers for these 2 cards, let me now the make & model, & I can find them for you.
Hi John, The multimedia audio controller is the sound driver. Create a folder on you're desktop. Download this driver for the Gateway e4100 PC.(Scroll down to motherboard downloads, & scroll a bit more until you see the sound drivers). http://support.gateway.com/support/drivers/search.asp?st=pn¶m=2800471 There are 2 drivers listed. Read the description under each. One lists motherboard names. After downloading into the folder run the exe within the folder. Open device manager. Right click on the multimedia audio controller once & left click update driver. Windows hardware wizard will open. Click No, not at this time. Than click the next button. Another window will open. Left click once in the circle next to, Install from a list or specific location (Advanced). Than click the next button. Again, another window will open. We want to remove the green check mark next to, Search removable media (floppy, CD-ROM...). Click the green check mark once & it will go away. Click the browse button & point windows to the uncompressed folder within the folder you stored the sound driver. Once high-lighted click ok. Windows should install the driver software & add the sounmax icon into you're control panel. It will also install an icon down by the clock.
Good Luck! If you still have troubles let me know. Mike