Multimedia Audio driver Windows XP
Windows 8.1 isn't playing back audio on my 13" mid-2012 Macbook Pro. I only have a speaker with an x on my notifications bar. When I click on it, I get the usual "detecting problems" garbage. Unfortunately, every "solution" I've found seems to work for everyone else, but not for me.
Windows shows a High Definition Audio Controller listed under System. Its properties state that it has a Code 10 - "This device cannot start", along with "The requested operation was unsuccessful." This is the only notion of an audio device listed in Device Manager.
Most solutions I've found say drivers need to be reinstalled (downloaded from the internet or simpliy re-run from the Bootcamp support drivers) and I've currently tried the following:
- Bootcamp setup.exe (No errors are reported, 5.0.5033 "installs" a variety of sound drivers)
- Cirrus Audio (Both CirrusAudiox64.exe and a manual .inf installation)
- Realtek (I've tried nearly every link I've found)
- Intel Graphics 4000 (apparently it does audio too)
Every executable runs and reports success, however, I don't see any sign of a change apart from the Realtek driver copying files somewhere in Program Files, and the Intel driver blanking the screen a few times.
I've tried manually installing the Cirrus Audio driver by performing the following:
- Select High Definition Audio Controller from Device Manager
- Click on Driver -> Update Driver
- Select "Browse my computer for driver "
- Select "Let me pick from a list of device drivers"
- Click "Have Disk..." and navigate to the .inf file
At this point windows complains that the driver does not support Windows x64, despite having "x64" written all over it.
"The folder you specified doesn't contain a compatible software driver for your device. If the folder contains a driver, make sure it is designed to work with Windows for x64-based systems."
If I skip #'s 4 and 5, and browse directly for the driver files, Windows reports that the Driver software is already up to date.
"Windows has determined the driver software for your device is up to date."
This makes me believe that Windows 8.1 might have an issue with certain drivers, deeming them unusable in some way. It's possible that windows is denying the .exe installers' drivers, Realtek, and Cirrus behind the scenes, without letting them install anything. Maybe they report success and silently fail?
It's worth mentioning that my Bootcamp setup isn't typical. I've partitioned the hard drive and installed windows manually, alongside Arch Linux. (I've triple booted this thing, and windows audio is the final hurdle.) I'm also using the refind efi bootloader to boot the system.blogging out meaning is blogging out is blogging out of date blogging is dying out what do you mean by blog blogging over thyme blogging over wine blogging over 50 blogging over 40 blogging over advantages of blogging over social media building over blogging over blogging definition blogging past participle blogging in past tense blogging pro jobs bloggingpro reviews bloggingpro wordpress theme bloggingpro theme pro blogging tips pro blogging tips blogspot pro blogging idea blogging through instagram blogging through google blogging through mobile blogging through wordpress blogging through facebook blogging through the fourth dimension blogging through pinterest blogging through squarespace earning thru blogging can i earn from blogging can bloggers make good money blogging to earn money blogging to win course review blogging to make money online blogging to win.com blogging to relieve stress blogging to promote your business blogging to the bank blogging under your own name blogging comes under which category blogging comes under which industry laptop for blogging under 40000 blogging up meaning blogging sign up blogging set up blogging startup makeup blogging blogging wrap up sign up blogging account set up blogging site blogging vs blog is vlogging better than blogging should i blog or vlog can you make more money blogging or vlogging blogging with wix blogging with wordpress blogging with notion blogging with students blogging with shopify blogging with google blogging with medium blogging without a niche blogging without investment blogging without writing blogging without showing your face blogging without domain blogging without website blogging without wordpress blogging blogging apps