Can't get Sound Driver to Work


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I originally had a SoundMAX Digitally Integrated Audio sound driver but when I checked to see if it could be upgraded it changed to Realtek AC'97 audio. This however wouldn't work so I tried rolling back and reinstalling but it wouldn't work. Then I read that I should try uninstalling my current audio driver which I did and the Realtek AC'97 audio still doesn't work. It says "The device cannot start. (Code 10)"

So I tried to find my old SoundMAX audio driver but have had no luck. In fact I can't find any audio drivers that will work on my computer. I tried to find an XP SoundMAX driver but none of them will install correctly.

So please, I just need an audio driver that will work with Windows 7 on my laptop. It is a Compaq Presario R3202US and running Windows 7 32-bit.

If anybody can help it would be greatly appreciated.


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I'm not sure what you mean by setting the compatibility to XP or how to do it, so if you could help me on that I would appreciate it.

And I know there is a sound driver that works because I had one running correctly on Windows 7 until I uninstalled it, but I don't know what it was:frown:

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