IE7 clobbered my Realtek AC'97 drivers - warning


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Vic Russell

Hi,

I installed IE7 as an update via the Microsoft update site and then my audio
system stopped working. The Realtec AC'97 reported as not working in the
device manager and no end of fiddling around trying to get new drivers or
re-installing helped. When I tried to uninstall the device the system froze.
After lots of re-boots etc I finally remembered that my system was updated
with IE7 last Friday. A quick system restore to just prior to this brought
back IE6 and meneded my audio system.

I have looked on the Realtek site but cannot find anything about this.

Just a warning to whoever!

By the way, apart from this problem, IE7 looked really good.

Regards,

Vic Russell
PS Clobbered is a technical term!
 
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Mike Williams

The Realtek drivers seem to be particularly vulnerable to Windows Updates. I
find I have to go to Add New Hardware applet and force Windows to rediscover
and reinstall them.
 
V

Vic Russell

Hi,

Thanks for that. I did try to uninstall the drivers so that I could search
for new hardware but the system just froze.

Kind regards,

Vic
 
M

Mike Williams

Well something else may be wrong with your system, which is hard to diagnose
in this venue. I didn't attempt to uninstall the drivers before forcing
Windows to redetect them. If you're having continuing difficulty then you
may have to follow it up with Microsoft Product Support.
 
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V

Vic Russell

I'm glad to say it all seems OK now. A System Restore and re-install did the
trick.

I have to say I like IE7 so far.
 
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