Anyway, this still does not explain why the SB16 emulation offered in VirtualBox does not work either. Summary Do not bother. More reviewed on May 23, Windows warned me against it but I went ahead anyway and the computer crashed. Reply to this review Was this review helpful? Pros driver is working. Does anyone know if the onboard sound can be made to work?

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ADI SoundMax AC97 Integrated Digital Audio Driver D

I don’t want to criticize the way you are programming. And possibly, this indicates a stability problem in the exposed ICH6 emulation used in VirtualBoxor the driver assumes some behavior ordering of events? How VMware Workstation solved this problem? Your review for AC’97 Audio Codec.

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All hardware has bugs; the ones you listed don’t seem that extraordinary. Also note that one important goal of virtualization is to provide a means to run legacy software. Note that the original Intel ICH6 hardware audioo known severe hardware bugs, documented by Intel, and some drivers have been tweaked to autodetect these caveats in order to avoid complete system lockup, notably when handling bus mastering.

This can only be explained by differences in the emulation layer of the host, not on the guests as they are strictly identical. As far as a device supporting both HDA and AC97, if that’s indeed the case, it’s either two PCI functions logical devices supported by one device, or two separate devices entirely. Vista bit comes with AC97 driver pre-installed. Make sure you follow the instructions on ticket very closely. We did a similar thing for VBox 1.

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Similar help and support threads. I’ve asked this before and will delete unrelated comments in the future.

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Now I will have to spend the rest of the day fixing this instead of working. Welcome to Windows 7 Forums.

HDA is a matter between the driver and the hardware, Windows doesn’t care which interface it uses aside from what audio features the device claims to support. Thank You for Submitting a Reply,!

The codec can be used to equal advantage in both PCs and netbooks. These are just a few examples, but they don’t always report this in the marketed product type, when they judge that the disabled feature is not essential directeound their market, or when they can provide workarounds around some common defects. Anyway, I’ve converted all my PCs now to Windows 7 host. Sort Date Most helpful Positive rating Negative rating.


Av97 the reason is somewhere else, and the response about missing bit support is not relevant.

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Sound is working fine on the same host with an XP guest. Many fast devices are produced today, and then tweaked after production by running series of tests to disable some parts of the device.

Another cause of problem is the possible lack of implementation in the VirtualBox host of the audio data format coming from the guest: Directsoynd there is nothing coming out of the speakers. Thank You for Submitting Your Review,! Only the bit seems to be a problem. A lot of cons More reviewed on August 20, Likely that codec doesn’t completely match the one VirtualBox is emulating.