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ok, so i finally got vista ult 64 on my DFI Expert motherboard. Now im doing the whole driver hunting game.

Been all over the DFI website, found the drivers for my motherboard, but for some reason, the sound drivers they posted don't work. Half way through the install, i get a message box saying:

"this driver is not digitally signed, are you sure you want to continue?"

I click yes to continue, but it doesn't continue. I just asks me again every 20 second or so if i want to continue, then i finally click on no to end the endless loop of asking me if im sure i want to do this...

Go vista!!

Any ideas? I have tried other AC97 standard/generic drivers, and they don't want to seem to work ether. They install, but nothing happens. Still have that little icon next to the clock saying that there is no audio device installed...

I don't have a sound card handy or that would be an option, being that this board is an endless nightmare...
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i pulled an x-fi from another rig until i figure this out...

frustrating. I'll take a look at this later...
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Hope you get an OCNer with a working AC97 + Vista combination, buddy.

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post #4 of 8
Don't go to DFI or any other motherboard makers site for drivers. Nine times out of ten they are out dated.

Get drivers from whoever makes the chips. Go to realtek's site for your onboard audio drivers, to Intel's site for chipset drivers, nvidia's site for video drivers, ect.
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can you not restart, press f8 during boot to access the boot options (where you get safe mode etc) and choose disable driver signing?
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are you certain its ac97? I once had a PC CHips board that said it had sis 900 ethernet, even printed in the manual, but 900 drivers didnt work. In the end I had to use the sis sgl203 drivers which are for some sorta gbe or something but at least they worked.... maybe dfi is pulling something similar? Try contacting dfi, but maybe try a clean slate of windows first.. Maybe update to sp1, it migth have drivers from MS that could work...
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Originally Posted by superk View Post
are you certain its ac97? I once had a PC CHips board that said it had sis 900 ethernet, even printed in the manual, but 900 drivers didnt work. In the end I had to use the sis sgl203 drivers which are for some sorta gbe or something but at least they worked.... maybe dfi is pulling something similar? Try contacting dfi, but maybe try a clean slate of windows first.. Maybe update to sp1, it migth have drivers from MS that could work...
yeah, The Expert is AC97. When the DFI Street forum was up and running, there was a poster by the name of Wizard I believe that had some modded driver I believe. I haven't been able to find him since the forums died.
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Oh man. I had this issue when i switched motherboards. Nothing worked. I have a sound card now, I don't even bother with onboard audio

But a way to cure that is a reformatt
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