Access denied audio driver

samrei

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Hello,
I have reinstalled my Windows XP Professional and i have instaled all of my drivers without any problems. Except one; the Audio driver. I have been able to get it going and then just as it is about to finish, it gives me the "Access denied" message. HELP! I have tries in safe mode, and i have reinstalled, removed, and tried many versions. The audio is from my motherboard, if it makes any difference.
 

ormadirection

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Hey. If anyone still having this issue, here is a solution I've found in the microsoft forums.

- you go into Control Panel -> System -> Device Manager.
- Device Manager will display the non working device
- right click on that device
- choose Update Driver Software
- choose Browse my computer fro driver software
- Enter "c:\windows\winsxs" in the edit field named "search for driver software in this location".
- Please verify that this directory exists on your computer. If your windows directory is named or located somewhere else, replace c:\windows by whatever you have.
- Driver Update will search c:\windows\winsxs for the drivers there, this will take a while.
- Good news. This will also fix this issue for subsequent driver installations - at least on my computer.

Good luck