Topic: SigmaTel STAC9205

I searched and found no answers.  I've used the latest driver packs for sound from the site, in addition I've manually tried all the drivers below.  I am trying to get this to work on a Gateway M-151X laptop running Windows XP.  I'm at a loss, don't want to really put Vista back on here, have 3 laptops identical to this.  Advice?

Attempted Driver
D00758-001-001 (SigmaTel Audio Driver version 5.10.5185.0)
D00460-003-001 (Sigmatel Audio Driver Revision 5.10.47.17)
Intel IDT* 92XX Driver
Intel Integrated Audio Driver 5.10.368633.certified.exe
IDT High Definition Audio CODEC
Dell - STAC 92XX C-Major HD Audio (R158235.EXE)
Dell - STAC 92XX C-Major HD Audio (R173209.EXE)
Dell - STAC 92XX C-Major HD Audio (R108276.EXE)
D00664-001-001 (SigmaTel Audio Driver version 5.10.5082.0)
D20126-001-002.exe
SigmaTel Audio Driver version 5.10.5208 (9536675.exe)
D00583-003-001.exe
D00673-001-001.exe
D00589-001-001.exe
D00491-001-001
D00560-002-001
D00478-001-003
SigmaTel4618.exe
SigmaTel4487.exe
9524859.exe

I also tried using DriverGenius to backup the Vista drivers themselves and then restore them on the XP as a last ditch effort - but that didn't work.

Gateway doesn't have any Audio Drivers for this on their site.  If you need more details let me know.  Thanks in advance for any insight you can give me!

Chipset
Intel® PM965

Audio
High definition audio - 2 channel
SigmaTel STAC9205

Re: SigmaTel STAC9205

Oh, also - I put this in Software because it's a driver, but if it is more appropriate in Hardware please don't hesitate to move!

Re: SigmaTel STAC9205

Hi
we'll need the HWID for that sound chip
(you can run the HWID tool in one of these laptops, and copy the relevant txt to an USB stick.)

The answer was 42?
Kind regards, Jaak.

Re: SigmaTel STAC9205

Jaak, here are the IDs:
PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_AA10&SUBSYS_0561107B&REV_00\4&239D83FF&0&0108: Microsoft UAA Bus Driver for High Definition Audio

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_284B&SUBSYS_0561107B&REV_03\3&B1BFB68&0&D8 : Microsoft UAA Bus Driver for High Definition Audio

Let me know if you need anything else, thank you so much for the help, really appreciate it.

Re: SigmaTel STAC9205

KB888111 = Microsoft UAA Bus Driver for High Definition Audio

driverpacks base should have added that for you to your xp install disk....

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Re: SigmaTel STAC9205

OverFlow, should I add the KB888111 patch to my slipstreamed disc?  If I understand the patch, it basically allows Windows to properly recognize the audio?

Edit: I lost my train of thought mid sentence and had to fix it.

Last edited by JohnP (2008-06-11 05:26:00)

Re: SigmaTel STAC9205

if you use DriverPacks base to add the packs this should have been done for you...

if you are useing xp slipstreamed with SP3 this is included with sp3...

since you did not tell us what you did or give any details i can not give you a good answer.
(always provide good details see read before you post in my signature and tell us how you did it)

what i am sure of is HDA is a microsoft patch and not a driver...

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Re: SigmaTel STAC9205

OverFlow,
  I'm downloading the stand alone SP3 package now, the disc I used was an SP2 based disc.

  Apologize, must have mised the topic, in all caps no less.  I'll reburn a version with SP3 this afternoon and post the applicable logs.  When I did it with SP2, I did update to the latest Driver Packs prior to creating the image: Sound A/B 8.05.

  I'll post with updated results once I have SP3 done.  Thanks again for your help!

Re: SigmaTel STAC9205

Glad to help you...

good details lead to good answers... wink
best of luck with sp3, it may fix your issue for you.

if not your base log will be invaluable as will your HWIDs  TIA

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Re: SigmaTel STAC9205

Well, I was in the middle of burning the DVD when the power went out.  I'll have to report back tomorrow.

Re: SigmaTel STAC9205

Well, I'm Decompressing 9/10 right now on this laptop.  So should know in a bit for sure either way.  Here are the logs:

DPs_BASE.ini wrote:

[General]
; preferred language
prefLang    = "English"
; yes/no, enable or disable the wizard-style buttons, if not specified: yes
wizardButtons    = "yes"
; yes/no, enable or disable the GUI, if not specified: yes
GUI        = "yes"


[Settings]
; disc/bartpe/multibootDisc
instPlatform    = "disc"
; trailing backslash is allowed, but not necessary
location    = "C:\Documents and Settings\JohnP\Desktop\Slipstream\Clean"
; none/all/select, if select, specify them below, if not specified: all
DriverPacks    = "select"
; 1/2, method to install the DriverPacks, if not specified: 2
DPsMethod    = "2"
; GUIRunOnce/RunOnceEx/custom, if not specified: GUIRunOnce
finisherMethod    = "GUIRunOnce"


; this section is optional!
[OptionalSettings]
; none/all/select/paths/patterns, enable or disable Keep The Drivers (KTD) , if not specified: none
KTD        = "false"
; <path>, to specify a custom KTD cache location, if not specified: default (%SystemRoot%\DriverPacks)
KTDlocation    = "%SystemRoot%\DriverPacks"
; yes/no, enable or disable QuickStream Cache (QSC), if not specified: yes
QSC        = "yes"


; you should only add this section if you've set [Settings]\DriverPacks to "select"
[SelectDriverPacks]
DP_Chipset    = "yes"
DP_CPU        = "yes"
DP_Graphics_A    = "yes"
DP_Graphics_B    = "yes"
DP_Graphics_C    = "yes"
DP_LAN        = "yes"
DP_MassStorage    = "yes"
DP_Sound_A    = "yes"
DP_Sound_B    = "yes"
DP_WLAN        = "yes"
DP_MassStorage_textmode = "yes"

DPs_BASE.log wrote:

2008-06-11 11:23:30 : <INIT> DriverPacks BASE 8.05 initialized.
2008-06-11 11:23:30 : <INIT> Host environment: WIN_XP Service Pack 2 on X86 CPU.
2008-06-11 11:23:30 : <INIT> Created temporary working directory.
2008-06-11 11:23:30 : <INIT> Imported proxy settings from Internet Explorer.
2008-06-11 11:23:30 : <INIT> Start scanning for DriverPacks for the wnt5_x86-32 platform.
2008-06-11 11:23:30 : <INIT>     Detected DriverPack Chipset 8.03!
2008-06-11 11:23:30 : <INIT>     Detected DriverPack CPU 8.04!
2008-06-11 11:23:30 : <INIT>     Detected DriverPack Graphics A 8.04!
2008-06-11 11:23:30 : <INIT>     Detected DriverPack Graphics B 8.04!
2008-06-11 11:23:30 : <INIT>     Detected DriverPack Graphics C 8.04!
2008-06-11 11:23:30 : <INIT>     Detected DriverPack LAN 8.05.2!
2008-06-11 11:23:30 : <INIT>     Detected DriverPack LAN 8.05.3!
2008-06-11 11:23:30 : <INIT>     Detected DriverPack MassStorage 8.04!
2008-06-11 11:23:30 : <INIT>     Detected DriverPack MassStorage 8.05!
2008-06-11 11:23:30 : <INIT>     Detected DriverPack Sound A 8.05!
2008-06-11 11:23:30 : <INIT>     Detected DriverPack Sound B 8.05!
2008-06-11 11:23:30 : <INIT>     Detected DriverPack WLAN 8.03!
2008-06-11 11:23:30 : <INIT>     Detected DriverPack WLAN 8.06!
2008-06-11 11:23:30 : <INIT>     Could not detect any 3rd party DriverPacks.
2008-06-11 11:23:30 : <INIT>     Finished scanning.
2008-06-11 11:23:30 : <INIT> Detected settings file "C:\Documents and Settings\JohnP\Desktop\Slipstream\Drivers\DPs_BASE.ini".
2008-06-11 11:23:30 : <INIT> Windows XP Professional -  Retail SP2 detected.
2008-06-11 11:23:30 : <INIT> wnt5_x86-32_disc is the selected installation platform .
2008-06-11 11:23:30 : <INIT> Imported settings from settings file.
2008-06-11 11:23:30 : <INIT> [OptionalSettingsOther]\ATI_cpl not specified: default (None) was set.
2008-06-11 11:23:30 : <GUI>  Initialized GUI.
2008-06-11 11:23:30 : <GUI>  Created a list of all available language files.
2008-06-11 11:23:31 : <GUI>  Set the last used language, English, as the GUI language.
2008-06-11 11:23:40 : <GUI>  Changed Windows installation files OR export (depending on the installation platform) location to C:\Documents and Settings\JohnP\Desktop\Slipstream\Clean.
2008-06-11 11:23:41 : <GUI>  Windows XP Professional -  Retail SP3 detected.
2008-06-11 11:23:41 : <GUI>  wnt5_x86-32_disc is the selected installation platform .
2008-06-11 11:23:51 : <GUI>  Refreshed UpdateChecker with success.
2008-06-11 11:23:54 : <GUI>  Refreshed UpdateChecker with success.
2008-06-11 11:23:57 : <GUI>  Saved settings!
2008-06-11 11:23:57 : <GUI>  Closed GUI.
2008-06-11 11:23:57 : <SEL>  Selected module: mod_slip_wxp_x86-32_disc_m2.
2008-06-11 11:23:59 : <PREP> Removed all attributes from \I386.
2008-06-11 11:23:59 : <PREP> No previous DriverPacks installation found, Prep stage will be skipped
2008-06-11 11:23:59 : <SLIP> QuickStream Cache available for DriverPack MassStorage text mode drivers!
2008-06-11 11:24:17 : <SLIP> Extracted DriverPack MassStorage to a temporary working directory.
2008-06-11 11:24:17 : <SLIP> C:\Documents and Settings\JohnP\Desktop\Slipstream\Drivers\QSC\wnt5_x86-32_uni_DP_MassStorage_805_textmode\DriverPack_MassStorage_wnt5_x86-32.ini
2008-06-11 11:24:18 : <SLIP> Processing the files now. This may take a minute.
2008-06-11 11:24:52 : <SLIP> Slipstreamed DP MassStorage text mode drivers using QuickStream Cache.
2008-06-11 11:24:52 : <SLIP> txtsetup.sif Backed-up Successfully
2008-06-11 11:24:52 : <SLIP> dosnet.inf Backed-up Successfully
2008-06-11 11:24:59 : <SLIP> Removed entries from \I386\txtsetup.sif that will be updated.
2008-06-11 11:25:00 : <SLIP> Removed entries from \I386\dosnet.inf that will be updated.
2008-06-11 11:25:50 : <SLIP> Updated \I386\dosnet.inf and \I386\txtsetup.sif to support DP MassStorage text mode drivers.
2008-06-11 11:25:50 : <SLIP> Created necessary directory structure for method 2.
2008-06-11 11:25:51 : <SLIP> Copying files necessary for method 2.
2008-06-11 11:25:51 : <SLIP> Extracted additional files necessary for method 2.
2008-06-11 11:25:52 : <SLIP> expanded setup.ex_ to setuporg.exe
2008-06-11 11:25:52 : <SLIP> SETUP.EX_ Backed-up Successfully
2008-06-11 11:25:52 : <SLIP> Compressed setup.exe to SETUP.EX_.
2008-06-11 11:25:52 : <SLIP> Method 2 setup.ex_ installed
2008-06-11 11:25:52 : <SLIP> Created \I386\presetup.cmd file.
2008-06-11 11:25:52 : <SLIP> Updated \I386\txtsetup.sif to support method 2.
2008-06-11 11:25:52 : <SLIP> Updated \I386\dosnet.inf to support method 2.
2008-06-11 11:25:52 : <SLIP> Copied DriverPack Chipset to \OEM.
2008-06-11 11:25:52 : <SLIP> Copied DriverPack CPU to \OEM.
2008-06-11 11:25:56 : <SLIP> Copied DriverPack Graphics A to \OEM.
2008-06-11 11:26:00 : <SLIP> Copied DriverPack Graphics B to \OEM.
2008-06-11 11:26:03 : <SLIP> Copied DriverPack Graphics C to \OEM.
2008-06-11 11:26:04 : <SLIP> Copied DriverPack LAN to \OEM.
2008-06-11 11:26:04 : <SLIP> Copied DriverPack MassStorage to \OEM.
2008-06-11 11:26:06 : <SLIP> Copied DriverPack Sound A to \OEM.
2008-06-11 11:26:09 : <SLIP> Copied DriverPack Sound B to \OEM.
2008-06-11 11:26:10 : <SLIP> Copied DriverPack WLAN to \OEM.
2008-06-11 11:26:10 : <SLIP> Copied DriverPacks to \OEM.
2008-06-11 11:26:10 : <SLIP> Will not slipstream patches, Service Pack 3 was detected.
2008-06-11 11:26:11 : <SLIP> Updated \I386\winnt.sif to support method 2.
2008-06-11 11:26:11 : <SLIP> Updated DPsFnshr.ini to disable KTD.
2008-06-11 11:26:11 : <SLIP> Updated \I386\winnt.sif's GUIRunOnce section.
2008-06-11 11:26:12 : <SLIP> DP_Install_Tool was copied successfully
2008-06-11 11:26:12 : <SLIP> Slipstream finished in 2 minutes and 14 seconds.
2008-06-11 11:26:24 : <CLNP> Temporary working directory successfully deleted.
2008-06-11 11:26:24 : Program terminated.

Re: SigmaTel STAC9205

Well, still no audio.  It did get all the audio drivers in, however device manager says:

IDT High Definition wrote:

This device cannot start. (Code 10)

Here are the HWIDs:

HWIDS wrote:

===========
PCI Devices
===========
PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_94C8&SUBSYS_0561107B&REV_00\4&239D83FF&0&0008: ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 2400 XT
PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_AA10&SUBSYS_0561107B&REV_00\4&239D83FF&0&0108: Microsoft UAA Bus Driver for High Definition Audio
PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136&SUBSYS_0561107B&REV_01\4&23F5EDAD&0&00E0: Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2448&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_F3\3&B1BFB68&0&F0 : Intel(R) 82801 PCI Bridge - 2448
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2815&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_03\3&B1BFB68&0&F8 : Intel(R) ICH8M LPC Interface Controller - 2815
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2829&SUBSYS_0561107B&REV_03\3&B1BFB68&0&FA : Intel(R) 82801HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controller
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2830&SUBSYS_0561107B&REV_03\3&B1BFB68&0&E8 : Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2830
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2831&SUBSYS_0561107B&REV_03\3&B1BFB68&0&E9 : Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2831
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2832&SUBSYS_0561107B&REV_03\3&B1BFB68&0&EA : Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2832
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2834&SUBSYS_0561107B&REV_03\3&B1BFB68&0&D0 : Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2834
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2835&SUBSYS_0561107B&REV_03\3&B1BFB68&0&D1 : Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2835
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2836&SUBSYS_0561107B&REV_03\3&B1BFB68&0&EF : Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 2836
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_283A&SUBSYS_0561107B&REV_03\3&B1BFB68&0&D7 : Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 283A
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_283E&SUBSYS_0561107B&REV_03\3&B1BFB68&0&FB : Intel(R) ICH8 Family SMBus Controller - 283E
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_283F&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_03\3&B1BFB68&0&E0 : Intel(R) ICH8 Family PCI Express Root Port 1 - 283F
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2841&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_03\3&B1BFB68&0&E1 : Intel(R) ICH8 Family PCI Express Root Port 2 - 2841
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2843&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_03\3&B1BFB68&0&E2 : Intel(R) ICH8 Family PCI Express Root Port 3 - 2843
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_284B&SUBSYS_0561107B&REV_03\3&B1BFB68&0&D8 : Microsoft UAA Bus Driver for High Definition Audio
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2850&SUBSYS_0561107B&REV_03\3&B1BFB68&0&F9 : Intel(R) ICH8M Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 2850
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2A00&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_03\3&B1BFB68&0&00 : Mobile Intel(R) PM965/GM965/GL960/GS965 Express Processor to DRAM Controller - 2A00
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2A01&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_03\3&B1BFB68&0&08 : Mobile Intel(R) PM965/GM965/GL960/GS965 Express PCI Express Root Port - 2A01
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_4229&SUBSYS_11008086&REV_61\4&29E2C51B&0&00E1: Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
22 matching device(s) found.

===========
USB Devices
===========
USB\ROOT_HUB\4&14C62C9A&0                                   : USB Root Hub
USB\ROOT_HUB\4&195D4D19&0                                   : USB Root Hub
USB\ROOT_HUB\4&29F879AD&0                                   : USB Root Hub
USB\ROOT_HUB\4&30AE7892&0                                   : USB Root Hub
USB\ROOT_HUB\4&C0BC865&0                                    : USB Root Hub
USB\ROOT_HUB20\4&1E52A2FF&0                                 : USB Root Hub
USB\ROOT_HUB20\4&423110C&0                                  : USB Root Hub
USB\VID_04F2&PID_B027\SN0001                                : USB Composite Device
USB\VID_04F2&PID_B027&MI_00\6&3089BAEF&0&0000               : USB Video Device
USB\VID_0A5C&PID_2101\001DD9FA3C27                          : BCM92045NMD
USB\VID_0BDA&PID_0158\20060413092100000                     : USB Mass Storage Device
USB\VID_147E&PID_2016\5&31F8C762&0&2                        : Fingerprint Sensor   
USBSTOR\DISK&VEN_GENERIC-&PROD_MULTI-CARD&REV_1.00\20060413092100000&0: Generic- Multi-Card USB Device
13 matching device(s) found.

=============
Input Devices
=============
No matching devices found.

============
ACPI Devices
============
ACPI\ACPI0003\2&DABA3FF&0                                   : Microsoft AC Adapter
ACPI\FIXEDBUTTON\2&DABA3FF&0                                : ACPI Fixed Feature Button
ACPI\GENUINEINTEL_-_X86_FAMILY_6_MODEL_15\_0                : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     T5450  @ 1.66GHz
ACPI\GENUINEINTEL_-_X86_FAMILY_6_MODEL_15\_1                : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     T5450  @ 1.66GHz
ACPI\INT0800\4&2FFE84EA&0                                   : Intel(R) 82802 Firmware Hub Device
ACPI\PNP0000\4&2FFE84EA&0                                   : Programmable interrupt controller
ACPI\PNP0100\4&2FFE84EA&0                                   : System timer
ACPI\PNP0103\4&2FFE84EA&0                                   : High Precision Event Timer
ACPI\PNP0200\4&2FFE84EA&0                                   : Direct memory access controller
ACPI\PNP0303\4&2FFE84EA&0                                   : Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
ACPI\PNP0A08\2&DABA3FF&0                                    : PCI bus
ACPI\PNP0B00\4&2FFE84EA&0                                   : System CMOS/real time clock
ACPI\PNP0C02\1                                              : Motherboard resources
ACPI\PNP0C02\2                                              : Motherboard resources
ACPI\PNP0C04\4&2FFE84EA&0                                   : Numeric data processor
ACPI\PNP0C09\4&2FFE84EA&0                                   : Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Embedded Controller
ACPI\PNP0C0A\1                                              : Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery
ACPI\PNP0C0C\2&DABA3FF&0                                    : ACPI Power Button
ACPI\PNP0C0D\2&DABA3FF&0                                    : ACPI Lid
ACPI\PNP0C0E\2&DABA3FF&0                                    : ACPI Sleep Button
ACPI\PNP0C32\1
ACPI\PNP0C32\2
ACPI\PNP0C32\3
ACPI\PNP0F13\4&2FFE84EA&0                                   : PS/2 Compatible Mouse
ACPI\THERMALZONE\TZ00                                       : ACPI Thermal Zone
ACPI_HAL\PNP0C08\0                                          : Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System
ROOT\ACPI_HAL\0000                                          : ACPI Multiprocessor PC
27 matching device(s) found.

And just for reference a screenshot of the current devices in Device Manager:
http://senduit.com/74366d

I have no DPsFnshr.log file in C:\Windows so assuming that is not applicable in my situation.

Thanks in advance!

Re: SigmaTel STAC9205

Any thoughts?

Re: SigmaTel STAC9205

hi m8 i got this driver to work on the same laptop as yours i had to force xp to use it and dident run the setup but it has bean stable for a few weeks now so my customer tells me
http://support.gateway.com/support/driv … =199562944
ther is allso a list of xp drivers here inc a c major driver which might work as well
http://support.gateway.com/support/driv … &st=kw
andy

Last edited by ANDYMS56 (2008-06-19 10:06:08)

Re: SigmaTel STAC9205

Awesome, I'll give it a try tomorrow, I'm out for the night, thanks Andy!

Re: SigmaTel STAC9205

http://forum.driverpacks.net/viewtopic.php?id=2737

Re: SigmaTel STAC9205

Andy, I tried the first link - the setup.exe did not work either, and so I loaded up device manager and pointed the IDT device to update to the driver that was extracted, rebooted per the prompts and still did not work hmm  Still have a yellow ! mark on the IDT High Definition Audio CODEC.

I tried the Sony link in abdou's post (ftp://ftp.vaio.sony.co.jp/pub/vaio/down … 005-UN.exe), rebooted - and still...no luck!

This morning I used the same build I posted as above on another Gateway laptop (NX570x - however) and STILL I had to go to the Gateway website and then be referred to MCP Support and download the Audio Drivers from MCP before Audio worked on the earlier, BUILT FOR XP branded Laptop.

I think Gateway just has it out for DriverPacks!

Any other suggestions/thoughts/direction?  Would appreciate it!

Re: SigmaTel STAC9205

Laptops quite frequently will only work if installed with the OEM providers drivers.

We extensively use reference drivers
what if we had to use every individual nvidia manufacturers drivers in the packs  (they would be twenty times the current size)

the problem is Laptop manuracturers will normaly drasticaly mod thier chips (to reduce power consuption or heat... wahtever)

the best solution is to make a 3rd party DriverPack that includes your specific laptops driver.

it is the manufacurers fault / error if a given device will not run a reference driver correctly.
if we tried to support every laptop available then our packs would be ten gig instead of 300meg 

Laptops are a PITA i suggest that you create a 3rd party DriverPack for this driver and call it a day.
If we get a lot of requests for this particular one it may eventually end up in a main pack.
that is not likely because it will then cause conflicts / issues for the drivers that we do include.

if you are able to figure out why the included (reference) driver fails we may be able to make an exception in our packs to address it. IE there is a setup.exe that runs in addition to the driver that will make the reference driver work.
then we could test to see if it is needed and run it. wink

you will need to tell us since we don't have this laptop ourselves to play with...

let me know if i can help in any way

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Re: SigmaTel STAC9205

Oh believe me, I am in no way blaming DriverPacks - I have had no issues with the current build I have on any of the desktops I've used it on.  It worked fine on a recent Dell laptop, I just think Gateway has it out for me personally wink

I will look through the 3rd Party sections on the forums and see if there might be something that matches up - from the searches I did of the forum I didn't find anything offhand.  It is just finding the driver that will work to begin with...I even used Driver Genius to backup the Vista sound drivers and then attempted to Restore them in the XP environment as a "last ditch effort" - but that still did not work.

As far as you helping me is there any other direction you could suggest to me to attack this from?

Re: SigmaTel STAC9205

I was suggesting that you make your own 3rd party DriverPack -
but i was under the impression you already had one that did work for you.

instructions for that are here --> http://forum.driverpacks.net/viewtopic.php?id=279

if you need help i will be here...

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Re: SigmaTel STAC9205

hi m8 strang the driver i used dident work for you you may have some small difference in hardware try going to www.driveragent.com and run the free driver update scan this may give you options for alternat driver to download but the bad part is you have to join and pay to get them but you can see what it lists and search google for them or past the link here and i will download for you and email them to you as i have a paid membership from work
andy

Re: SigmaTel STAC9205

hi
When I looked at the HWIDs I saw two sound HWID lines.
the first one almost at the top.
PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_AA10&SUBSYS_0561107B&REV_00\4&239D83FF&0&0108: Microsoft UAA Bus Driver for High Definition Audio
and then this one.
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_284B&SUBSYS_0561107B&REV_03\3&B1BFB68&0&D8 : Microsoft UAA Bus Driver for High Definition Audio

the ATI graphics drivers have HDMI (w/i sound for TV out?).
I had some trouble installing ATI HDMI drivers not too long ago and now think of it as a problematic installer.

the other is intel's.
We had some issues with IDT in the past.. sad

Thank god there is no modem in there.

The answer was 42?
Kind regards, Jaak.

Re: SigmaTel STAC9205

Apologize for letting this slip by - Yes, the ATI Grpahics have HDMI.

Re: SigmaTel STAC9205

hello every one. I can help but think that some one some were have figer this problem out. All you guys are so smart on here so I thought I would ask if any one figer it out yet. I am also needing the same drivers. I have a gatway m-150xt Laptop that I also went from crapy vista to XP pro. I have tried everything on here that you all have sugested and I get an err code, BUT my HDMI audio dose work for the ATI. my laptop is
Feature Description
Processor Supported: Intel® Merom Core Duo and Merom-Lite CPUs
Package: Socket-P, uFCPGA
FSB: 533/667/800 MHz
Thermal: Digital Thermal Sensor

Core logic North Bridge: Intel® PM965
South Bridge: Intel® ICH8M

Memory Base: 0 MB on motherboard
Sockets: 2 SO-DIMM sockets, both user accessible
Type: DDR2 667 MHz SO-DIMMs
Channel: Dual-channel
Maximum: 4 GB
Thermal: EXTTS Implementation

Graphics Controller: ATI M74M
Bus: PCIe x16
Memory options: DMVT 3.0
Display interface: 2-CH LVDS
TV-out: HDMI from GFX IC
Brightness Control: PWM, 8-Levels

Communications FAX/Modem: Agere Delphi AM3 (MDC 1.5 form factor)
Networking: Realtek RTL8101E
Integrated wireless: Mini-card form factor

Storage Hard drive: SATA I/F, Direct connect to motherboard
Optical drive: PATA I/F, Direct connect to motherboard

Key asics Audio: SigmaTel STAC9205
KBC: Winbond W83L951D
HDMI: HDMI block integrated in GFX
BIOS: ATMEL AT26DF081A-SU
ExpressCard: PCIe x 1, USB x 1 from ICH8M
1394a:
Memory reader (7 in 1): RTS5158
AC Adapter receptical: 90 watt

Security Anti-theft: CompuTrace Persistence Module in BIOS
BIOS: POST password, Hard drive password

BIOS specifications  ACPI 2.0, WFM 2.0, SMBIOS 2.4, USB floppy disk drive boot support
PXE boot, WoLOM (Wake-on LAN on Motherboard) 
Expansion  Mini-card: 2 Mini-card sockets
Docking: No Support

Power management.  Graphics power management (UMA):
Vari-Bright
Dynamic Lane Switching
Auto Configure for D3D Applications
Active HW for Dynamic Clock / Voltage Modes

Storage: Intel® Matrix Storage Technology Driver
Processor: Support for C0 to C4 states, Support for C1E to C4E
Memory: DDR bus throttling via thermal sensor
Battery charge: Standard 0.7C charge scheme

I/O ports Three - USB 2.0 ports
One - VGA port
One - ExpressCard Type 54
One - IEEE 1394 (4-pin)
7-in-1 Memory card reader
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
RJ-45 port
RJ-11 port
Power input

Internal connectors (cable only)  Keyboard: Keyboard matrix connected to KBC via motherboard
Multi-purpose Pick Board: Touchpad Pick Button Board to support L and R Pick Buttons, Optional FPR, Audio Jacks & Status LEDs
Power Button: Input to KBC