TechDud, worth a try....

I just posted the issue on graphics pages to flag fault...

However re reading what I did... Vista got it right out of the tin, may be the device is there after handshake in win7 with the driver as is...

Maybe if you check in control panel - sound once handshake across HDMI has taken place... the third device COULD be there to enable as I mention above as I now find it with the earlier driver

please see this post … 507#p50507

Sorted it..

Reloaded graphics driver from Intel site (can't find a dell one)
during install it pops up saying are you sure you want to install an OLDER Intel HDMI driver dated 10/07/2012
(it had dated 15 /03 /2010 which I'm pretty sure was added by SAD from graphics 12 03 packs )

clicked yes and rebooted

Now under control panel - sound it listed TWO devices sigmatel audio and sigmatel SPDIF (but now you can change between the two manually, pretty sure you couldn't before) sadly no Audio out of the HDMI port yet.

However... after the handshake across HDMI... this time when you go back in to control panel - sound, you find a third HDMI device comes up BUT only the sigmatel audio is selected... now right click HDMI and click set as default ... YOU GET a green tick beside BOTH sigmatel sound and HDMI device and the sound swaps automatically between the two if handshake to other HDMI takes place.

Rather strangely AFTER a reboot control panel - sound is no longer showing the HDMI device but when you connect via HDMI after handshake it is back and it still swapped automatically between the laptop and the TV and vice versa

So just been hunting and got nowhere.... except background info (FYI I'm running A17 Bios too)

The 965 graphics driver is supposed to give the sound out of the HDMI port ???  I couldn't find anything on Intel site about HDMI drivers although they seem to know people have issues with Win7 (I'm running the latest which is also the one they reco).

I tried the driver utility that said chipset could be updated to 9.20.1021 but it made no difference and their tool now says I have 9.20.1025

Others are saying does it pick up the HDMI sound output when using the port... if you go in to Control Panel - Sound, you should see two devices the Sigmatel (to headphone sockets, speakers etc.)  and a second listed as the Intel HDMI digital output... make sure its using HDMI.  However in my configuration above, I see the default one is the Sigmatel output and the HDMI is missing but I have a second listing for SPDIF digital output !!! which is not selected.

So I put a vista drive back in and booted up.  Checking Control Panel - Sound, here it shows Sigmatel and the Intel HDMI, like its supposed to.

What is a little odd is you can't select the HDMI output... its greyed out and then when I checked I got picture and no sound and I thought here we go... However, after some basic testing....

Once the HDMI port and the TV have gone though its handshaking protocol it Auto switched to the HDMI digital output (and the Sigmatel is greyed out) now fire up a video file and you get picture and sound.  (Before I was running a video file in media player) before the handshake and it never switched.

Vista drivers (on Vista 32 bit windows) that do as its supposed to are

Graphics dated 13/04/2007
HDMI dated 26/03/2007

hope this helps

Last edited by botus (Yesterday 22:59:24)

Hadn't tried HDMI port.  Driver was saying installed and happy.

Just tried a movie using HDMI on to panasonic plasma TV, picture was perfect.... but no sound

HDMI device / driver (pretty sure SAD installed) listed as Sound , video and game controller is

Intel High Def Audio HDMI
WHQL dated 15 / 03 / 2010

Last edited by botus (Yesterday 18:32:44)

I've gone and messed up orig post got overwritten by my reply.

idea was to flag SAD 2.5 installed / microsoft reco sound driver on win7 with a Dell insperion 1525

Lots of people with Sigmatel STAC 92XX C-Major HD Audio struggling.  I had issue where the Mic worked, but only just and Skype couldn't cope and it kept deselecting the audio device on boot (hence no sound coming out for callers).

I found a dell driver that is for Vista but it installs fine and the mic is loud and clear and skype works normally.

Vista Driver that works is dated 15/02/2008  (dell R218148) … Id=R218148

PCI Devices 
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2448&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_F2\3&2B8E0B4B&0&F0: Intel(R) 82801 PCI Bridge - 2448
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2836&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_02\3&2B8E0B4B&0&EF: Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 2836
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2A00&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_0C\3&2B8E0B4B&0&00: Mobile Intel(R) PM965/GM965/GL960/GS965 Express Processor to DRAM Controller - 2A00
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2815&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_02\3&2B8E0B4B&0&F8: Intel(R) ICH8M LPC Interface Controller - 2815
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_283A&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_02\3&2B8E0B4B&0&D7: Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 283A
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2A02&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_0C\3&2B8E0B4B&0&10: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family
PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0592&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_12\4&46E6CB1&0&4BF0: Ricoh Memory Stick Controller
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2829&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_02\3&2B8E0B4B&0&FA: Intel(R) ICH8M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_283E&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_02\3&2B8E0B4B&0&FB: Intel(R) ICH8 Family SMBus Controller - 283E
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2A03&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_0C\3&2B8E0B4B&0&11: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family
PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0822&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_22\4&46E6CB1&0&49F0: SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2830&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_02\3&2B8E0B4B&0&E8: Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2830
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_283F&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_02\3&2B8E0B4B&0&E0: Intel(R) ICH8 Family PCI Express Root Port 1 - 283F
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_4222&SUBSYS_10218086&REV_02\4&B04E914&0&00E1: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0832&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_05\4&46E6CB1&0&48F0: Ricoh 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2831&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_02\3&2B8E0B4B&0&E9: Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2831
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2841&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_02\3&2B8E0B4B&0&E1: Intel(R) ICH8 Family PCI Express Root Port 2 - 2841
PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0843&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_12\4&46E6CB1&0&4AF0: Ricoh SD/MMC Host Controller
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2832&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_02\3&2B8E0B4B&0&EA: Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2832
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2847&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_02\3&2B8E0B4B&0&E4: Intel(R) ICH8 Family PCI Express Root Port 5 - 2847
PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0852&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_12\4&46E6CB1&0&4CF0: Ricoh xD-Picture Card Controller
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2834&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_02\3&2B8E0B4B&0&D0: Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2834
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_284B&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_02\3&2B8E0B4B&0&D8: High Definition Audio Controller
PCI\VEN_11AB&DEV_4354&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_12\4&34876A5F&0&00E0: Marvell Yukon 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2835&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_02\3&2B8E0B4B&0&D1: Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2835
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2850&SUBSYS_022F1028&REV_02\3&2B8E0B4B&0&F9: Intel(R) ICH8M Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 2850
26 matching device(s) found.
USB Devices 
USB\VID_154B&PID_0048\AAAC1D030000001C                      : USB Mass Storage Device
USB\ROOT_HUB\4&218CEA2A&0                                   : USB Root Hub
USB\ROOT_HUB\4&28C99B9&0                                    : USB Root Hub
USB\ROOT_HUB\4&326A883A&0                                   : USB Root Hub
USB\ROOT_HUB\4&555D13E&0                                    : USB Root Hub
USB\ROOT_HUB\4&C1DA1B7&0                                    : USB Root Hub
USB\ROOT_HUB20\4&A68795C&0                                  : USB Root Hub
USB\ROOT_HUB20\4&CB8CA7D&0                                  : USB Root Hub
USB\VID_05A9&PID_2640\5&18D54AEF&0&1                        : USB Composite Device
USB\VID_05A9&PID_2640&MI_00\6&362D678D&0&0000               : Laptop Integrated Webcam
USB\VID_0D3D&PID_0001\5&ED9EEE6&0&2                         : USB Composite Device
USB\VID_0D3D&PID_0001&MI_00\6&1BF8194B&0&0000               : USB Input Device
USB\VID_0D3D&PID_0001&MI_01\6&1BF8194B&0&0001               : USB Input Device
14 matching device(s) found.
Input Devices 
HID\VID_0D3D&PID_0001&MI_00\7&15323E83&0&0000               : HID Keyboard Device
HID\VID_0D3D&PID_0001&MI_01&COL01\7&39097C45&0&0000         : HID-compliant mouse
HID\VID_0D3D&PID_0001&MI_01&COL02\7&39097C45&0&0001         : HID-compliant consumer control device
HID\VID_0D3D&PID_0001&MI_01&COL03\7&39097C45&0&0002         : HID-compliant device
4 matching device(s) found.
ACPI Devices 
ACPI\PNP0A03\2&DABA3FF&2                                    : PCI bus
ACPI\PNP0B00\4&A3E2C9B&0                                    : System CMOS/real time clock
ACPI\PNP0C01\1                                              : System board
ACPI\PNP0C01\2                                              : System board
ACPI\PNP0C01\3                                              : System board
ACPI\PNP0C01\4                                              : System board
ACPI\ACPI0003\2&DABA3FF&2                                   : Microsoft AC Adapter
ACPI\PNP0C02\4&A3E2C9B&0                                    : Motherboard resources
ACPI\GENUINEINTEL_-_X86_FAMILY_6_MODEL_15_-_INTEL(R)_CORE(TM)2_DUO_CPU_____T5450__@_1.66GHZ\_0: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     T5450  @ 1.66GHz
ACPI\PNP0C04\4&A3E2C9B&0                                    : Numeric data processor
ACPI\PNP0C0A\1                                              : Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery
ACPI\PNP0C0C\2&DABA3FF&2                                    : ACPI Power Button
ACPI\PNP0C0D\2&DABA3FF&2                                    : ACPI Lid
ACPI\GENUINEINTEL_-_X86_FAMILY_6_MODEL_15_-_INTEL(R)_CORE(TM)2_DUO_CPU_____T5450__@_1.66GHZ\_1: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     T5450  @ 1.66GHz
ACPI\PNP0C0E\2&DABA3FF&2                                    : ACPI Sleep Button
ACPI\PNP0C14\0                                              : Microsoft Windows Management Interface for ACPI
ACPI\PNP0C32\0                                              : Direct Application Launch Button
ACPI\PNP0F13\4&A3E2C9B&0                                    : Dell Touchpad
ACPI\PNP0000\4&A3E2C9B&0                                    : Programmable interrupt controller
ACPI\THERMALZONE\THM_                                       : ACPI Thermal Zone
ACPI\PNP0100\4&A3E2C9B&0                                    : System timer
ACPI_HAL\PNP0C08\0                                          : Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System
ACPI\PNP0103\4&A3E2C9B&0                                    : High Precision Event Timer
ROOT\ACPI_HAL\0000                                          : ACPI x86-based PC
ACPI\PNP0200\4&A3E2C9B&0                                    : Direct memory access controller
ACPI\PNP0303\4&A3E2C9B&0                                    : Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard with HP QLB
ACPI\PNP0800\4&A3E2C9B&0                                    : System speaker
27 matching device(s) found.
 HDA Audio 
HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8384&DEV_7616&SUBSYS_10280242&REV_1002\4&394240AF&0&0201: SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC
HDAUDIO\FUNC_02&VEN_14F1&DEV_2C06&SUBSYS_14F1000F&REV_1000\4&394240AF&0&0002: HDA CX11270 Soft Modem
HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_1095&DEV_1392&SUBSYS_10280242&REV_1000\4&394240AF&0&0101: Intel(R) High Definition Audio HDMI
3 matching device(s) found.
RAID Devices 
    Name: Intel(R) ICH8M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller
    Hardware ID's:
    Compatible ID's:
    Name: Intel(R) ICH8M Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 2850
    Hardware ID's:
    Compatible ID's:
2 matching device(s) found.

look up at my post (GO UP 5)

In the end its fantastically simple to install drivers, Run SAD 2.5.exe it makes a few folders with obvious names.  Download the driver packs and put Packs in the right folders and run "dp-install_tool.cmd" follow very simple yes / no questions and job done.

Hi Guys thanks very much for all your hard work on SAD.

I just tried SAD 2.5 on a win vista and a win 7 machine, no errors, all devices up and running.

However a couple of strange ones I'd like to understand.

First; Instructions make no sense at all to me and aren't listed in the same post.
I could not fathom how SAD and Base can work together at all.  I have used base quite a few times to slip XP disc but nothing I tried worked, the instructions and I didn't click.

In the end its fantastically simple to install drivers, Run SAD 2.5.exe it makes a few folders with obvious names.  Download the driver packs and put Packs in the right folders and run "dp-install_tool.cmd" follow very simple yes / no questions and job done.

Only a long wait right at the end of the process when confirming if you want to keep log file or not got me worried.  Something to show its working and not crashed would have helped.

Secondly; I now have some odd names for devices show up in device manager on the one running vista.  A Toshiba Satellite A200 PSAEOE laptop

toshiba synaptics driver (no ability to disable tap to click)
win update offers a later synaptics driver (no ability to disable tap to click)
latest synaptics driver from their site (no ability to disable tap to click)
SAD2.5 synaptics driver (no ability to disable tap to click)
So I Used an ALps driver (lists either, on tosh site for this machine) and tap to click is available to turn on and off and it works, its not greyed out like it is with any synaptics one.
But I get nag at boot saying

ApntEx.Exe the procedure entry point Vxd_TypingInhibit could not be located in Vxdif.dll   OK it and it works.

And now I'm confused because after running SAD the installed driver was still not allowing tap to click adjustments and I was sure it now showed the synaptec device as BRANDED BY DELL
but I now have an Alps driver from toshiba site and that shows "Dell Touch pad" in the adjustment Windows
It came from here … service=EU

?? did I have any keyboard drivers install from SAD 2.5? because its now its listed as a Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
with driver

I used these nt6 32 bit packs

Audio 11.11
Chipset 12.12
Graphics A 12.03
Graphics B 12.03
Graphics Mobile 12.03
LAN 12.08
Mass Storage 12.12.1
Miscellaneous 12.02
Touchpad_Mouse 12.03
Webcam 11.03
WLAN 12.03

hardware ids
PCI Devices 
PCI\VEN_104C&DEV_8039&SUBSYS_FF001179&REV_00\4&2446B03F&0&20F0: Texas Instruments PCI-8x12/7x12/6x12 CardBus Controller
PCI\VEN_104C&DEV_803A&SUBSYS_FF001179&REV_00\4&2446B03F&0&21F0: Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
PCI\VEN_104C&DEV_803B&SUBSYS_FF001179&REV_00\4&2446B03F&0&22F0: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Integrated FlashMedia Controller
PCI\VEN_104C&DEV_803C&SUBSYS_FF001179&REV_00\4&2446B03F&0&23F0: SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller
PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136&SUBSYS_FF001179&REV_01\4&38A6942E&0&00E2: Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2448&SUBSYS_FF001179&REV_E2\3&E89B380&0&F0 : Intel(R) 82801 PCI Bridge - 2448
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27A0&SUBSYS_FF001179&REV_03\3&E89B380&0&00 : Mobile Intel(R) 945GM/GU/PM/GMS/940GML/943GML and Intel(R) 945GT Express Processor to DRAM Controller - 27A0
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27A2&SUBSYS_FF031179&REV_03\3&E89B380&0&10 : Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27A6&SUBSYS_FF031179&REV_03\3&E89B380&0&11 : Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27B9&SUBSYS_FF001179&REV_02\3&E89B380&0&F8 : Intel(R) ICH7M/U LPC Interface Controller - 27B9
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27C4&SUBSYS_FF001179&REV_02\3&E89B380&0&FA : Intel(R) ICH7-M Family Serial ATA Storage Controller - 27C4
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27C8&SUBSYS_FF001179&REV_02\3&E89B380&0&E8 : Intel(R) N10/ICH7 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 27C8
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27C9&SUBSYS_FF001179&REV_02\3&E89B380&0&E9 : Intel(R) N10/ICH7 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 27C9
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27CA&SUBSYS_FF001179&REV_02\3&E89B380&0&EA : Intel(R) N10/ICH7 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 27CA
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27CB&SUBSYS_FF001179&REV_02\3&E89B380&0&EB : Intel(R) N10/ICH7 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 27CB
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27CC&SUBSYS_FF001179&REV_02\3&E89B380&0&EF : Intel(R) N10/ICH7 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 27CC
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27D0&SUBSYS_FF001179&REV_02\3&E89B380&0&E0 : Intel(R) N10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Root Port - 27D0
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27D2&SUBSYS_FF001179&REV_02\3&E89B380&0&E1 : Intel(R) N10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Root Port - 27D2
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27D4&SUBSYS_FF001179&REV_02\3&E89B380&0&E2 : Intel(R) N10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Root Port - 27D4
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27D8&SUBSYS_FF021179&REV_02\3&E89B380&0&D8 : High Definition Audio Controller
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27DA&SUBSYS_FF001179&REV_02\3&E89B380&0&FB : Intel(R) N10/ICH7 Family SMBus Controller - 27DA
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_4222&SUBSYS_10418086&REV_02\4&313A02ED&0&00E1: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
22 matching device(s) found.
USB Devices 
USB\ROOT_HUB\4&132EA14B&0                                   : USB Root Hub
USB\ROOT_HUB\4&1A05DC45&0                                   : USB Root Hub
USB\ROOT_HUB\4&24B8CA02&0                                   : USB Root Hub
USB\ROOT_HUB\4&2B9004FC&0                                   : USB Root Hub
USB\ROOT_HUB20\4&21E54391&0                                 : USB Root Hub
5 matching device(s) found.
Input Devices 
No matching devices found.
ACPI Devices 
ACPI\ACPI0003\4&D4E06F8&0                                   : Microsoft AC Adapter
ACPI\FIXEDBUTTON\2&DABA3FF&3                                : ACPI Fixed Feature Button
ACPI\GENUINEINTEL_-_X86_FAMILY_6_MODEL_15\_0                : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU         T5300  @ 1.73GHz
ACPI\GENUINEINTEL_-_X86_FAMILY_6_MODEL_15\_1                : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU         T5300  @ 1.73GHz
ACPI\INT0800\4&D4E06F8&0                                    : Intel(R) 82802 Firmware Hub Device
ACPI\PNP0000\4&D4E06F8&0                                    : Programmable interrupt controller
ACPI\PNP0100\4&D4E06F8&0                                    : System timer
ACPI\PNP0103\4&D4E06F8&0                                    : High Precision Event Timer
ACPI\PNP0200\4&D4E06F8&0                                    : Direct memory access controller
ACPI\PNP0303\4&D4E06F8&0                                    : Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard with HP QLB
ACPI\PNP0A05\4&D4E06F8&0                                    : Generic Bus
ACPI\PNP0A08\2&DABA3FF&3                                    : PCI bus
ACPI\PNP0B00\4&D4E06F8&0                                    : System CMOS/real time clock
ACPI\PNP0C02\1                                              : Motherboard resources
ACPI\PNP0C02\2                                              : Motherboard resources
ACPI\PNP0C04\4&D4E06F8&0                                    : Numeric data processor
ACPI\PNP0C09\4&D4E06F8&0                                    : Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Embedded Controller
ACPI\PNP0C0A\1                                              : Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery
ACPI\PNP0C0C\2&DABA3FF&3                                    : ACPI Power Button
ACPI\PNP0C0D\2&DABA3FF&3                                    : ACPI Lid
ACPI\PNP0C32\1                                              : Direct Application Launch Button
ACPI\PNP0C32\2                                              : Direct Application Launch Button
ACPI\PNP0C32\3                                              : Direct Application Launch Button
ACPI\SYN0705\4&D4E06F8&0                                    : Alps Pointing-device
ACPI\TOS1900\2&DABA3FF&3                                    : TOSHIBA x86 ACPI-Compliant Value Added Logical and General Purpose Device
ACPI_HAL\PNP0C08\0                                          : Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System
ROOT\ACPI_HAL\0000                                          : ACPI x86-based PC
27 matching device(s) found.
 HDA Audio 
HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0862&SUBSYS_1179010C&REV_1000\4&790A505&0&0001: Realtek High Definition Audio
HDAUDIO\FUNC_02&VEN_11C1&DEV_1040&SUBSYS_11790001&REV_1002\4&790A505&0&0101: TOSHIBA Software Modem
2 matching device(s) found.
RAID Devices 
    Name: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Integrated FlashMedia Controller
    Hardware ID's:
    Compatible ID's:
    Name: Intel(R) ICH7-M Family Serial ATA Storage Controller - 27C4
    Hardware ID's:
    Compatible ID's:
2 matching device(s) found.
mr_smartepants wrote:

Marking as solved with DriverPack Graphics C 12.06

It works, thanks.

Comes up as x800 platinum edition (twice as expected) after first boot was installing avivo codecs or something.

This board has continued to work fine (so long as you format on another computer) but would not allow any drive to be formatted during windows install in the configuration I had, the BIOS setup had no impact.

Neither a DP'd win disc or Std win disc made any difference.  The PC loads either disc allows you to get to the format part of the install then it sits and achieves nothing

Last time round I searched the net for a reason and came across a support doc (I can't find anymore) stating quite a few Gigabyte boards behave this way when you are using a SATA harddisk and an IDE DVD drive

Finally got round to putting a SATA DVD drive in and the problem disappears.  It now installs windows (and formatting without issue).

I guess its new to people here or a long forgotten peculiarity with this set up that should be more widely understood?

you have a lot of and some quite old third party packs that may cause errors (but i'll leave that for the experts to confirm), I'd run again and leave out monitor, TV and blue tooth


(88 replies, posted in DriverPack LAN)

I guess they do it to wind you up

17.3 just out...

In English? 

Do you have dual boot on your laptop (win XP  and win 7) ?

If so, does the sound work in win 7 ?  If it does it could be drivers stopping sound in XP.  But from what I've read it sounds more like the sound card has failed.

TechDud wrote:

botus wrote:

"the feedback was if its an 1150 (or many other models) "they have a well known design fault""

Do they elaborate upon that design flaw in your pc mag botus?

PC Advisor (UK mag) June 2012 edition...Page 105

guy has a dell laptop crashing within 1 or 2 mins of boot , seemingly heat releated (even when in BIOS)


"inspiron models: 1100, 1150, 5100, 5150 may suffer from a known design fault that could cause the sort of symptoms you describe"

zerohimself wrote:

it was the "Extreme graphics 855 GM" for a dell inspiron 1150

just reading a pc mag about issue, the feedback was if its an 1150 (or many other models) "they have a well known design fault"

it should be in one of these … nd-a/11.11

I guess this one … nd-b/11.11

why not build a disc with all the key ones.

like mass storage, chipset, lan, wlan (which can be a right pain on Dell machines) , graphics, sound, and the new 3rd party HID (as its a laptop)  ALL here..

Am I being dim?

why wouldn't you use mass storage, chipset and then the LAN one you want?

Hi Guys thanks for all your help.

The issue was I have only had PATA hardware until I got this board (it probably shows above).  Using what "was" a new release of Mass storage I couldn't get my new build to work using a SATA drive. But the same hardware did everything correctly but using a PATA drive. 

The first time it turns out it was a broken SATA drive not anything to do with mass storage 12.01  I replaced it (with a new SATA drive) and using a new build with mass storage 12.03 I had yet more issues trying to load windows, but with different errors.

mr_smartepants suggested BIOS settings but that it didn't help, but it did suggest he didn't think the mass storage pack was an issue.  TechDud suggested other hardware causes.  I doubted the Board was U/S as it worked on PATA and whilst I did not believe there was any dirt/debris on the SATA cable / port (I do check for this kind of thing), trying some of his ideas seemed to get things moving forward.  1) Proving the new drive was OK, 2) A different port proved BIOS set up was OK 3) At least some of the SATA ports worked, 4) The disc with mass storage 12.03 was OK. 

Both the drives were always listed in the BIOS so I was unaware if it could see them the SATA connection could ? be dodgey.

Today I put the same cable back on where first I started, with the BIOS settings where I had started, used all the same hardware I started with (bar the second SATA drive) and with the windows disc build I started with (12.03) and its booted up into windows I loaded last night as though there had never been any issues.

Hi mr_smartepants, is finding the new links a mensa test? (as per post above) if so I think I've failed hmm

Thanks TechDud.  Put drive in another PC and it detected drive (as slave) and windows wanted to format it (which worked ) using some basic diagnostic tools claims all is fine.

Took drive out and put back in this PC but decided to try it in another SATA port... it booted and was happy with same BIOS settings.  And at present windows is installing.  I guess what I should have done was stay with the same port.  But as I'd found nothing I thought I'd try something and now windows is away seemed a shame to stop.

When finished, can I plug it back in the orig SATA port and  (if port OK) will it just boot without worrying which ports its using?

Did spot teh BIOS says it the F8a latest one but with the date a year out !!!

So I got a replacement drive that seems to be OK.  Everything now works at the speed it should, it loads setup files reports the size of the drive Ok lets you make or delete partions... but when I go to format it does nothing and sits at 0%

win xp pro setup C: Partion1 (unknown) 476930MB [476929 MB Free]

on 476938 MB Disk 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 on atapi [MBR]

setup is formatting... 0%

... if I go in BIOS fumbling about trying to make it work in SATA mode it makes NO sense at all.  The manual is useless, as is help in BIOS.  When I change between Disabled, Auto, Combined or Enhanced.  None seem to have helped.   All I seem to get is that it stops me using the PATA dvd drive I want.  I don't know what I'm doing...

Its a gigabyte GA-945GCM-S2L (rev. 1.0) board … mp;dl=1#sp

Hi mr_smartepants, just following up in this post... as requested installed DriverPack Graphics C 1203r1!

Driver correctly installed and card calls itself Radeon X800 XT Platinum Edition - Driver listed as 8.591.0.0 dated 25/02/2009 and digitally signed

I see in Sound, video and game controllers, I get "ATI T200 Unified AV Stream Driver"   dated 31/03/2009 and WHQL signed.  Never noticed that before.

mr_smartepants wrote:

Can you try this DriverPack Graphics C (with the DriverPack Graphics A above)?

If this doesn't work, I'll have to use an older version of the AVIVO codecs for these legacy drivers.

Have used both r1 packs and installed windows.  Avivo took quite a while after OOBE... got message "please wait while windows configures AMD avivo codecs" took 5 + mins

I used all these

DriverPack Chipset 1203!
Graphics A 1203r1!
Graphics B 1107!
Graphics C 1203r1!
LAN 1202!
Mass Storage 1203!
Sound A 1111!
Sound B 1111!
WLAN 1202!
3rd Party DriverPack HID 1109r1!
3rd Party DriverPack Misc 1201!
3rd Party DriverPack WebCam 1107!

No devices come up as having issues smile

thanks for all your hardwork

mr_smartepants, I plan on building a disc over the weekend bearing in mind the issue I had with an XT800 card would this test build 1203R1 be a good idea or should I wait a bit ?

my two penny worth that may or may not help.

Do you need dot net 2 for all features of ATI extras?  (is that what the runtimes bit adds ?)
What happens if you uncheck certain fetaures on Base when you integrate (set up page 11  "other optional setings") ?

why did this chop off the end on point 2.  I always get wierd stuff happen when I type here?