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Latitude E6530 – Sound driver crash under Windows 8.1 – IDT Drivers change to generic

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Sometimes the audio drivers for Latitude E6530 crash. It is a documented issue after Windows Update KB2962407. It also affects other Latitude laptops.

Main reason is IDT driver compatibility. To fix it you need to change the IDT drivers to the generic ones.

Here you can find the solution instructions:

1. Open the Device Manager (type devmgmt.msc in the search box and hit Enter).
2. Expand the “Sound, video & game controllers” and right click on “IDT High Definition Audio Codec”.
3. Select to “Update Driver Software”.
4. Click on “Browse my computer for driver software”.
5. Click “Let me pick from a list of drivers on my computer”.
6. Put a check in the box “Show compatible hardware” if not already checked.
7. In the list of devices, click “High Definition Audio” (the native driver).
8. Click “Next”.
9. On the Update Driver Warning box, click “Yes” (install the driver).
10. Restart the laptop if prompted. If not prompted, then no need to restart.
[To get back to the IDT driver,  do it again but reverse the names in steps 1 and 6.]


Written by Root

July 1, 2015 at 11:11

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