Nov 14, 2009

Installing conextant smart audio 221 Windows XP




Last update on 6/22/2014
This guide for most HP and Compaq Laptop especially Presario CQ60, CQ60 series and V3700 and related model, you can leave your comments if you have problems.

AUDIO INSTALLATION:

1. Fisrt for Audio installation you need to install KB888111 first and restart.

Microsoft Universal Audio Architecture
Knowledge Base 888111 (KB888111)
Download (Intel site) 
Download (from HP)

2. Download Your audio driver and extract it (you need winrar software to extract it)

Conextant Smart Audio 221 Drivers
Version 3.49.4.51 1.02MB
Download (mf link)
Download (sd link)
Download (4s link)
(footnote: for future reference Other applicable driver by file name smartaudio221_360a)


INSTALLATION:

1. Click start and select run, type "devmgmt.msc" like shown in the pictures below.


2. A windows will appear like pictures below, select the "Audio Device on High Definition Audio Bus" with the yellow mark, right click on it and select update driver.


3. Harware update wizard screen will appear, select no to connect, next

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4.Select Install from list specific location, next

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5. select don't search i will choose the driver to install, next



6. Remove the check from "Show Compatible Hardware" and click on "Have Disk".


7. then select browse:

8.Next...browse to the unzipped folder (i assume you extract it at desktop) and open the folder, choose the "WAHER5a.inf".


10. click open, next, Ignore XP when it complains.Reboot.

11 comments:

  1. On CQ60-305EA microphone doesn't work (on skype) and I can't record voice. Have not idea what goes wrong. Everything else perfect - Thanks so much.

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  2. hi I am ripal
    I have Compaq presario CQ60 101AU,
    and my os is windos XP but before few days i have problem in audio that i cant audio chat in yahoo messanger.from call center of HP people said that this Laptop model is specialy made for vindows Vista.so this problem is not solved with Windows XP. but it solved earlier.
    is it true HP call center people words???

    please help me.......

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  3. i also have a I have Compaq presario CQ60 101AU,
    and my os is windos XP but before few days i have problem in audio that i cant audio chat in yahoo messanger.from call center of HP people said that this Laptop model is specialy made for vindows Vista.so this problem is not solved with Windows XP. but it solved earlier.
    is it true HP call center people words???

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  4. if it worked earlier, it means that maybe there are changes applied in your system direct or indirectly. What i always do is perform system restore. click start - all program- system tools - sytem restore , there select the date before where the voice chat still working, (before the problem happen.

    Other options is:
    1. Uninstall and reinstall Yahoo messenger.
    2. Reinstall your Sound Driver.
    3. Enabling your Microphone, you can refer guide here:
    http://laptop-driver.blogspot.com/2010/01/how-to-enable-microphone-after-install.html

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  5. hi i have cq 60 313au
    but my network adapter is not showing in device manager in windows xp
    so i cant access internet from it, due to which i had to install win7(just for internet) with xp , just to access internet
    please help

    Anuj

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  6. there are 2 network adapter which is LAN/ETherbnet (wired) dan the other one is wireless, which one you currently use in windows 7 to connect to the internet, using wireless or LAN?

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  7. hi peoples,
    driver can't be download. File Removed for Violation appears on those links..
    can someone help me?? microphone can't work on Skype or others... Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    On Compaq CQ60 307SL downgrade with XP 32bit
    THANKS A LOT!!!

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  8. Is this all still live and working?

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    1. for kb888111 use link from HP, for driver use Skydrive link: https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=cc4a6ebb23fea5d5&id=CC4A6EBB23FEA5D5%21172&authkey=%21AILH_gDmadiiq-g

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  9. When Yor mic sound is too week in recording (or Skype) all You have to do is change a little wis30B2a.inf file before updating a driver.


    ;default Min for Venice is 0x00000000(0dB), default Max for Venice is 0x228000(+34.5dB) in ADC
    ;default Min for Waikiki is 0x00000000(0dB), default Max for Waikiki is 0x150000(+21dB) in ADC
    ;note 0x10000=1dB, 0x8000=0.5dB
    HKR,Settings\OEM\MicInRange,DedicatedExternalMicInMin,1,00,00,00,00
    HKR,Settings\OEM\MicInRange,DedicatedExternalMicInMax,1,00,00,25,00
    HKR,Settings\OEM\MicInRange,DedicatedInternalMicInMin,1,00,00,00,00
    HKR,Settings\OEM\MicInRange,DedicatedInternalMicInMax,1,00,00,29,00
    HKR,Settings\OEM\MicInRange,PortAMicInMin,1,00,00,00,00 ;Waikiki doesn't support portA MicIn
    HKR,Settings\OEM\MicInRange,PortAMicInMax,1,00,00,25,00 ;Waikiki doesn't support portA MicIn
    HKR,Settings\OEM\MicInRange,PortBMicInMin,1,00,00,00,00
    HKR,Settings\OEM\MicInRange,PortBMicInMax,1,00,00,25,00
    HKR,Settings\OEM\MicInRange,PortCMicInMin,1,00,00,00,00
    HKR,Settings\OEM\MicInRange,PortCMicInMax,1,00,00,25,00


    Regards

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