Done that Hi, thanks for your welcome and quick reply. This will help if you installed a wrong driver. It will diagnose which drivers you are missing and point you in the right direction. Common replies for this problem: Installing those was real pain! Drivers worked in a fresh install of XP, but there was no audio when re-installed in a working copy of XP.

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Your name or email address: Hi Drasahave you tried Realtek’s Drivers from there site for W7? I have reformatted the HD with win98 and everthing is working fine except for the sound.

Sound is important because I have loaded the computer with educational games and an Audo for the kids as they won’t be connected to the net for financial reasons. Already have an account? This device is realtek ac97 audio for via not present, not working properly or does not have all the drivers installed. I recommend the 4.

If it says “. Cheers to you and all the others who made suggestions.

I’m not entirely sure your Win98 installation can be trusted as it appears some basic core pieces of Win98 are having problems.

You must log in or sign up to reply here. It also loaded Realtek drivers for the sound card and this is when the exclamation mark showed up. If I were in your shoes, I’d realtek ac97 audio for via the following: Obtain drivers from the manufacturer of the mobo.


This site uses cookies for analytics, personalized content and ads. The method used tracked down all the realtek ac97 audio for via programs listed in the device driver list for the audio. Anyway I’ll let you know how I get on.

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Not an IT ac7 Remember now this OS is not final and is Subject to all kinds of things that can very on different hardware.

TechSpot Account Sign up for free realtek ac97 audio for via, it takes 30 seconds. Without this fix, just about every time you are asked to restart your computer or shutdown, you’re likely corrupting data on your disk lol BIG screw-up on Microsoft’s part: Lastly, if it says insufficient resources or there is a conflict, you may have to disable fod hardware or shuffle cards.

Realtek AC’97 Audio for VIA Audio Controller

Also, when the installation has finished, do perform a restart to ensure that all changes take effect properly. If the problem persists, make sure to see what the device manager lists as the problem with it. Realtek AC’97 audio controller not working — error code 10 Jul 28, Do you already have an account? Windows asked 33 times if I was sure to install since the drivers were not supported by Microsoft! The driver may be corrupted or missing.


The volume icon in notification area shows a realtek ac97 audio for via cross, and when I click it, Windows starts a realtek ac97 audio for via “Detecting problems”.

You may wish to enter the BIOS and disable any devices not used- such as spare serial ports or such. It doesn’t help with the reboot problem still. If this is in error and you’re sure it’s genuine Windows, fire up Windows Update and obtain all the latest updates.

Realtek AC’97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller – drivers stop working after reboot

The biggest problem so far is with audio drivers. But hadn’t removed previous one.

Oops, I said I tried only the Vista drivers, but apparently the same drivers are for both Vista and Win7.