Right click on the sound device listed in Unknown Devices and select “Device Details”. For the audio driver try this. Thanks for the fast responses! Any assistance is much appreciated. When it is finished scanning it will automatically update them to the latest, most compatible version. Because of this, Windows will only let me install another driver or update the current one.

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Right click on the sound device listed in Unknown Devices and select “Device Details”. Looking at the specs to try and find the motherboard http: Thanks for the fast responses! Should I be concerned over the fact that the chipset doesn’t support hardware buffering though?

The information contained on this site is for informational purposes only. Easy Driver Pro does not sell cdystal charge for drivers.

You can try this older driver remover program; it’s has been abandoned since meaning no new development since ’03so it should work with Win98, but I have NEVER used it for anything. I easily got the video drivers installed and working, but am stumped on the sound drivers.


You can install the drivers manually for FREE. Almost a month later and I finally got some time and a monitor.

(Windows 98) Problems Installing Crystal Audio Sound Drivers

All I can suggest otherwise is try to “force” the correct driver by ignoring the message that says “device not fully compatible with this driver” and “force” Windows to accept that driver. It appears that the Pavilion XL was sold with 2 different Crystal audio chips: Or Easy Driver Pro registered version I can’t get anywhere with either file, probably because I’m trying to update these drivers rather than installing them clean.

I view properties and see this: Just before the installation finishes the program performs an illegal operation, but setup seems to continue and finish. I run setup, restart, and now the device appears as such: Every time I remove the device and restart, Windows finds it again and automatically assigns this driver to it again.

The first listed CS driver does not give me this error, however, attempting to install all three drivers results in a DLL error and an illegal program operation. I hope one of ’em works! I’ll post back with an update when I get a chance. Log in or Sign up. Let us know how it works out! Do you already have an account? I will try that tomorrow, thanks.


It checks everything such as sound card, graphic card, monitor, mouse, printer, etc. I do not know the chip number. This is as far as I get with the second set of drivers I found, with the system sound device still unusable.

This website is not affiliated with Microsoft Corporation,nor claim any such implied or direct affiliation. I’ve done this with sound drivers and modem drivers when things got rough. No, create an account now. This seems to be a great site for quality assistance, thanks! It is in fact a VIA chip, especially since none of the model numbers appear on the Crystal download page.

Crashdance22Aug 11, They do NOT have “setup.