Re: Sound Driver issues for HP Media Center PC m1270n

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by chuckcar, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. chuckcar

    chuckcar Guest

    Bob Bob <> wrote in
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    > Hi
    >
    > Recently I had to Format and reinstall XP Media Center 2005 on this HP
    > Media Center PC m1270n and opted to use the standard Media Center CD
    > rather than the Restore CDs provided by HP. All seemed Ok until I
    > realized there were sound issues that I could not locate a driver
    > for--at least I believe the lack of sound is due to the flags in the
    > Device Manager.
    >
    > I am looking for help solving the lack of sound and appropriate
    > drivers for this machine.
    >
    > The specific flags are:
    >
    > 'Other Devices'-PCI Device
    > 'Microsoft Kernal DLS Synthesizer'
    >
    >
    > The 'Sounds' item says no sound device present.
    >
    > Other than these, all looks OK.
    >
    > This machine has a Hauppauge WinTV PCR PCI II 26xxx card/driver
    > installed.
    >


    There's your problem. A lot if not all restore CD's for consumer
    computer will not work properly if it's run with *anything* other than
    the hardware the computer was built with. Media Center is just a
    variation of this. If you unplug *everything* from usb/firewire/pcmcia
    ports, take *all* added cards out and run the CD again, it will work
    properly.


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    chuckcar, Apr 17, 2008
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  2. chuckcar

    chuckcar Guest

    Bob Bob <> wrote in
    news::

    > On Thu, 17 Apr 2008 22:49:30 +0200 (CEST), chuckcar <>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>Bob Bob <> wrote in
    >>news::
    >>
    >>> Hi
    >>>
    >>> Recently I had to Format and reinstall XP Media Center 2005 on this
    >>> HP Media Center PC m1270n and opted to use the standard Media Center
    >>> CD rather than the Restore CDs provided by HP. All seemed Ok until I
    >>> realized there were sound issues that I could not locate a driver
    >>> for--at least I believe the lack of sound is due to the flags in the
    >>> Device Manager.
    >>>
    >>> I am looking for help solving the lack of sound and appropriate
    >>> drivers for this machine.
    >>>
    >>> The specific flags are:
    >>>
    >>> 'Other Devices'-PCI Device
    >>> 'Microsoft Kernal DLS Synthesizer'
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> The 'Sounds' item says no sound device present.
    >>>
    >>> Other than these, all looks OK.
    >>>
    >>> This machine has a Hauppauge WinTV PCR PCI II 26xxx card/driver
    >>> installed.
    >>>

    >>
    >>There's your problem. A lot if not all restore CD's for consumer
    >>computer will not work properly if it's run with *anything* other than
    >>the hardware the computer was built with. Media Center is just a
    >>variation of this. If you unplug *everything* from usb/firewire/pcmcia
    >>ports, take *all* added cards out and run the CD again, it will work
    >>properly.

    >
    > Hi
    > I did not use the restore CD's and there have been no hardware
    > changes--the box is as it was shipped from HP. The WinTV card came
    > with the unit.
    >

    So *HP* sells the computer with *both* the Hauppauge WinTV PCR PCI II
    26xxx card *and* a realtek card? Note: I am *not* asking what you bought
    at the store where you got the computer, but the way HP *built* the
    computer. The difference is cruicial to understand if you ever want your
    restore/media center CD to work properly.


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    chuckcar, Apr 18, 2008
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  3. chuckcar

    chuckcar Guest

    Bob Bob <> wrote in
    news::

    > On Fri, 18 Apr 2008 23:51:31 +0200 (CEST), chuckcar <>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>Bob Bob <> wrote in
    >>news::
    >>
    >>> On Thu, 17 Apr 2008 22:49:30 +0200 (CEST), chuckcar <>
    >>> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>Bob Bob <> wrote in
    >>>>news::
    >>>

    >>So *HP* sells the computer with *both* the Hauppauge WinTV PCR PCI II
    >>26xxx card *and* a realtek card? Note: I am *not* asking what you
    >>bought at the store where you got the computer, but the way HP *built*
    >>the computer. The difference is cruicial to understand if you ever
    >>want your restore/media center CD to work properly.

    >
    > Nothing extra was purchased. The realtek is the onboard item.
    > I understand the difference and once again, I am not and did not use
    > the Restore CD.
    > Thanks
    > Bob


    Ok, fair enough. Go into the bios and disable the on-board audio.
    problem solved. I can see no reason for a computer to have two sound
    cards unless you are doing *really* complex professional music - read
    midi sampling/recording.

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    chuckcar, Apr 19, 2008
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  4. chuckcar

    ded Guest

    "chuckcar" <> wrote in message
    news:Xns9A85655E6BBF3chucknilcar@127.0.0.1...
    >>

    > Ok, fair enough. Go into the bios and disable the on-board audio.
    > problem solved. I can see no reason for a computer to have two sound
    > cards unless you are doing *really* complex professional music - read
    > midi sampling/recording.
    >
    > --
    > (setq (chuck nil) car(chuck) )


    It dosen't have two sound devices, the Hauppauge WinTV PCR PCI II
    is a TV tuner, it has no audio producing capabilities of it's own, it will
    use the intergrated Realtek audio chipset, if he disables the Realtek
    chipset then he will definately have no audio.
     
    ded, Apr 19, 2008
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  5. chuckcar

    ded Guest

    "Bob Bob" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Sat, 19 Apr 2008 18:28:16 +0100, "ded" <>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>"chuckcar" <> wrote in message
    >>news:Xns9A85655E6BBF3chucknilcar@127.0.0.1...
    >>>>
    >>> Ok, fair enough. Go into the bios and disable the on-board audio.
    >>> problem solved. I can see no reason for a computer to have two sound
    >>> cards unless you are doing *really* complex professional music - read
    >>> midi sampling/recording.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> (setq (chuck nil) car(chuck) )

    >>
    >>It dosen't have two sound devices, the Hauppauge WinTV PCR PCI II
    >>is a TV tuner, it has no audio producing capabilities of it's own, it will
    >>use the intergrated Realtek audio chipset, if he disables the Realtek
    >>chipset then he will definately have no audio.
    >>
    >>

    > Exactly.


    Did You do know that though Media center could "run" your hauppauge
    TV tuner, that hauppauges own software is better
    http://www.hauppauge.co.uk/pages/support.html
    The Win2000 software is an easy install of capture/recording software
    and drivers - just identify your exact card for the correct download,
    There is also a "clean out" tool, that removes any current software/drivers
    associated with that PCI tv tuner so ensuring a clean install of their
    software/drivers.
     
    ded, Apr 19, 2008
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