often happens, even with the new Windows 7, to receive an error message indicating that the operating system is looking for a “PCI multimedia audio device,” means that the system is searching for the audio device driver.
Windows checks your hard drive for these drivers, but in the end will always be asked to install from a CD-ROM or the Internet, drivers are required both when you buy a new card is that the audio outputs are already integrated on the motherboard, in this case the manufacturer provides the drivers to a CD, but often are not updated or are not compatible with the latest system oeprativo.
audio driver update should then be made through the website of the manufacturer of your sound card, but in this case you need to know the precise model, a faster solution is to use Driver Genius to analyze the hardware installed and know right away if you need a new driver, the program can immediately download the correct driver and install it.
After downloading the audio driver, run it by double-clicking the file, if Windows 7 for some error message and does not let us go on, press the right button on the file and select “run as administrator , so the installation will be completed without problems. The computer may need to be restarted for the changes to take effect.
If you are not sure what kind of audio devices installed, this information can be found from the Control Panel, click System Properties tab, and then the device driver. This will then show all the hardware installed on your computer, try the audio video and game controllers and see all audio devices installed on your computer. If there are problems with a particular audio device, a yellow circle with an exclamation mark will appear next to it, indicating that the device requires a driver to work properly.
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