windows does not recognize my hardware.

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by sebastienlalloz, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. sebastienlalloz macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2011
    While working in Windows XP on my iMac, I believe I inadvertently removed the driver for the built in audio device - the IDT High Definition Audio CODEC. And so now I have no sound on my computer. I have tried reinstalling the driver, but at the end of the installation process it says that the device cannot start. My system automatically detects the device as new hardware when I restart the computer but even though I have removed and and tried to reinstall the the driver several times, I cannot get it to work.

    When I go through the device troubleshooter, it tells me to detach the problem device and reattach it. However, the audio device is built into my mac, so that is not an option. I would appreciate any help with this problem.

    I pasted that in because it happened to me, exactly the same way.
  2. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Put the Mac OS restore disk from your computer in, install drivers, and update.

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