Yes is problably best if you format again, however this time instend of installing the drivers from the CD download the latest drivers from Intel Web site.
Also is best if you install the drivers on this order.
3 Graphics.From your Graphic Card manufacturer.
Link to latest chipset driver: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=10884&lang=eng
Link to latest Audio driver: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProdId=3018&DwnldID=16998&lang=eng
Thx Span 1 i just got home and im formatting the hard drive again. I already downloaded the latestest chipset drivers etc wish me good luck i ll get back with the results.
This is the 2nd time i format, no matter what i do i get sound sign with X and says "no audio output device is installed" and it is installed fresh x 2.
Update the bios, update the mother board utility updated the realtec high def audio. Nothing works. I tried wihout updating too. It still doesnt work . I NEED SOME INTEL PEOPLE TO RESOND
Please help here.
It's a shame that no one from Intel has responded to your problem and frankly I don't think they ever will. I have the same problem as you, but on an Intel DG33BU motherboard with Windos 7 Ultimate. Seems to work fine during install of the OS, b ut as soon as I start to install the drivers and in the order thats mentioned above... Boom! It happens again. Like you, I have downloaded all the latest drivers from the intel site and from the Realtek site. But to no avail. What I'm about to try is installing the OS (without an internet connection) and install only the audio driver. The latest version from Realtek being r2.43, or something like that. After that, but before rebooting, I'm going to disable the automatic driver download from windows update. A friend of mine sugested doing it this way. He believes that when I sstart Windows the auto update is loading Microsofts own HD Audio codec and it may interfering with the Realtek one. If this works. I'll be posting back in a couple of hours. If you already have a solution. Please pass it along, even tho' our boards are not the same, the solutuion may prove universal.
Wish me luck!