Hellooooooooooooo readers, its been longggggggggggggggg. I know you can go on with your rants about me, here is a tip,save it lol, I will receive it with a smiling face when I’m ready to get hit by tomatoes Yeah I’ve been moving around here and there, and I’ve finally found myself a full time job after my college. Yeah you can go peep into my “About section” if you wanna know more about that. For those who realllly misseddd me, right back at ya baby, well for those who didn’t well *ahem* love ya tooo
So I’ve had a problem recently with configuring IDT audio drivers for my Dell Studio 15. The problem was I have Windows v7 now, and to think driver installation was so easy, think again for audio drivers. To be honest, the same driver had no problems while I installed it in Windows XP whatsoever. So I asked Dell techsupport, they told me to download the latest drivers for my laptop from their site, which wasn’t much of a support lol jk jk. Then I browse in the Internet for hoursssssssss to come up with a good solution but noneeee, everything turned out to be a dead end. Oh and for the readers of this post, if you get an error stating that “IDT Package didn’t detect the audio hardware” your on the right post, cuz I got the same error. So enough with the description about the problem lets get on the with solution. When you download the latest drivers for your laptop(any brand) they give it to you as an .EXE package or a .ZIP file. In either case, download it, and extract the contents to any place in your harddrive. Once you’ve done that the setup automatically starts, and while starting the audio service in your laptop you should get the above error. Here is another indicator, the audio volume icon thingy on your right corner at the bottom gives a red ‘X” and turns back to normal again, after which you get the pop up error as I’ve stated at the top. At this point don’t be mad, its okkkk. Just cancel the setup(I’m guessing it should cancel itself since the audio service fails to start). Follow the below steps from here and on…
- In Windows Vista/v7 to access Device Manager, go to System properties in Control Panel otherwise you can just right click on My Computer and click on properties. On the screen that pops up, look on the top left where you should find “Device Manager” hyperlink click on it.
- In the tree hierarchy that shows up, Look for “Sound, video and game controllers” expand the list there you should find 2 entries which says “High Definition Audio Device”. Right click on the first one and click on “Update Driver Software” it should pop up another wizard.
- You are given with two options, select the second one which says “Browse my computer for driver software” and now in the succeeding menu you have to point to the path where the drivers you extracted in the first place are located. For example if I’ve extracted it into C:\Driver, you should point to the WDM folder inside it like so Search for driver software in this location: C:\Driver\WDM.
- Check the box which says “Include Sub Folders” then click on Next, wait for the installation to finish and then restart WOLLAAAAA HD Audio at your serviceeeee as simple as that.
Hope this post helped you out, and don’t worry readers from now on I’m doing regular posts, no more heartbreaks Thanks for readinggg so until next time take careeee.