HD Audio Problem

On reinstalling my Windows XP x86 and using Windows Update to get everything back uptodate to the present day. I am having serious problems getting my sound drivers to install. I have tried everything under the sun, also tried a few things which i found while roaming the internet (Mainly google searches for the problem).

Here is a snap of what happens when i try to install (Note: This happens with ANY versoon of the driver):

http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/4734/failph.jpg

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Any help would be MUCH appreciated :).

Regards.

Daz.
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  1. You must install the Chipset drivers before the sound driver.

    If you have an ATI chipset, there is one additional driver that you need to install because ATI/AMD in their infinite wisdom fails to install automatically, that driver being the SMBus driver. If you have an ATI/AMD chipset, the sound driver will not install until YOU install the SMBus driver.
  2. Intel Chipset here. A link to SMBus driver would be perfect ^^. Intel P965 Express Chipset.

    Regards.
  3. http://downloadcenter.intel.com/default.aspx

    Once there, click in the bottom-middle box "Automatically identify and find drivers"
  4. Here's what i got back:

    Current Driver Installed
    This device is unknown or unsupported. Please contact the manufacturer for possible updates. More information>>
    Audio Driver for Intel® Desktop Board
    Product Detected
    Current Driver Installed
    This device is unknown or unsupported. Please contact the manufacturer for possible updates. More information>>
    Wireless Networking
    Product Detected
    Current Driver Installed
    This device is unknown or unsupported. Please contact the manufacturer for possible updates. More information>>
    Wired Networking
    Product Detected
    Current Driver Installed 5.687.225.2008
    This device is unknown or unsupported. Please contact the manufacturer for possible updates. More information>>
  5. That's kind'a bad when they are the manufacturer, and it's their program that is sending you off looking for a solution.

    Here is yet one more Intel page to try..

    http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/highlights/chpsts/inf

    They claim your chipset is one it will work with (yea, right).
  6. When that doen't work (There's my vote of confidence),
    you can try this one:

    http://hit-software.info/software/intel_sm_bus_driver-28928.html

    Let's not overlook the obvious... Do you have a CD that came with the motherboard?



    http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/Intel-Chipset-Software-Installation-Utility/1023658094/1?all_reviews
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