Originally Posted by YAHOOBOY22
I am having a similar problem. When I go to install my sound driver it crashes while installing. So, as a last resort I go into safe mode and it installs. But then I go into Windows normally and it crashes. So then I use the Last Know Configuration (The last settings that worked) and it boots into Windows but no sound card.
When asking for help with problems with an audio driver install, it's helpful to say what driver file you were trying to install and from where you got it.
Don't you find it strange that almost every piece of hardware on your motherboard is identified as being Intel 82801
? There is no such audio chip.... This motherboard contains one of these: ADI AD1885, AD1980, AD1981A or AD1981B codecs.
This chip is made by Analog Devices Inc
or better known as ADI SoundMax
The correct file to download is wdm3516b_Cadenze.exe
It's size is 18.5 MB.
You can download it from this web page: [url]http://downloadcenter.intel.com/download.aspx?url=/12170/eng/wdm3516b_Cadenza.exe&DwnldId=12170&ProductID=825&l ang=eng[/url]
If you need other files for this motherboard, please visit this web page: [url]http://downloadcenter.intel.com/filter_results.aspx?strTypes=all&ProductID=825&OSF ullName=Windows+XP+Professional*&lang=eng&strOSs=4 4&submit=Go%21[/url]