Recently had a PC with XPSP3 and an
Asus P5GC-MX/1333 in it my hands. Problem: No audio at all, the Realtek High Definition Audio Drivers did not want to install. At the end of the install an error message pops up (
Realtek High Definition Audio driver install has failed) and then the installer closes. Urgh!
After some fiddling in Device Manager (remove the darn thing and such) accompanied with some reboots I hit Google and read something about the KB888111 hotfix from Microsoft. After finding it, it couldn’t install as this one already’s included in SP3. No.luck
Eventually I tried with the the latest drivers from Realtek. The error was still there, but a more specific one came out:
HD Audio Bus Driver Failed to load: 0xE0000227. Aha, a clue!
A few Googleminutes later I found the solution:
- Go to Device Manager/Device Drivers
- Under System Devices find
Microsoft UAA HD bus driver
- Now, first disable it …
- … and then uninstall it.
- Close the Device Manager and run the Realtek setup
- Tadaa, it works!
Total time wasted: 2 hours. Can I send you the bill, Bill?