Is this board in a Dell or a HP computer >??
Its a assembled PC. Its having Intel Core 2 Quad (Q8300) processor with Intel Motherbaord (Model : DG41WV). (AA E90316-101, BTWVO1500N4F).
The problem started only after updating the BIOS to the latest version.
When you up-dated the BIOS did you skip other BIOS or was it just the next one up >??
I am not sure about the existing version (originally which came loaded on the board) i had on the Motherboard when i updated to the latest version no. 16 from website.
After updating to the latest BIOS version No. 16 (File name : WVG4141H.86A.0016.EB.exe). The very next day when i switched ON the computer, just after Intel Logo, it asked me to "Enter Password". Although i have not set any password from BIOS setup.
So, i did not know the password. Finally i removed the Battery / Round Button Cell from the Motherboard to remove the BIOS Password.
Thats the only strange thing happened to me after BIOS Update.
Now the error from CD, the details already given above with screenshots.
How did you up-date the BIOS ( EXE ) or >BIO file >???
If you have any antivirous software , Like Norton , or anythink like it all ways a good Idea to disable it when up-dating a BIOS , Because it can treat the BIOS up-date like a virous and stop it or mess it up >??
I think the problem has something to do with the Model No. and Version No. of the Intel Motherboard, as these are not displayed in the Board ID Tool file report also. Earlier it used to display all the information.
The Model No. and Version No. of the Motherboard is not identified by the "Intel Express Installer", which is why its not able to identify the Board and give the error. If anyhow the Board ID Tool is able to show all the Info then the problem might go away.
from EXE file (as recommended by Intel) I watched the Intel You Tube video before doing upgrade.
If you are using the ( EXE ) it is best to download it to your desktop , Go off line disable all security software and I mean all of it firewalls antivirous antispam everythink , than go to the properties of the file , check unblock than apply , than cloase it re-open it and run as admin. . to fix your mess you may have to go two steps back to go one step foward.
The problem is still the same. Can anybody suggest the solution to this problem.
There is a new BIOS for your motherboard now:
I would try the update from within windows first; if this fails to work then follow the instruction for BIOS recovery, basically download the .BIO file and put in root of a pen drive. Turn off the system and remove the jumper from the BIOS configuration pins; with the pen drive connected turn the system back on, it may be some time before you see any display(no more than 10 minutes I would say) but eventually you should see the detail of the BIOS being upgraded.
I know this is a very old post...
However, I have the EXACT same issue - as the one described by dabas - and with the EXACT same Desktop board!
And, I have already updated the BIOS to the "new BIOS for your motherboard" that srw1973 suggests and links above (Version: 0018 (Latest) Date: 5/10/2012)... but that has NOT helped!
I am wondering if you ever SOLVED this issue??
Have you tried with the default drivers from Windows 7*?
By uninstalling the audio drivers, reboot the system and let Windows install the default drivers.
This would be with an audio device connected to the system.
Also, are you using this driver? Download Audio: Realtek* High Definition Audio Driver