RoHe
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Re: Please, Dell, Provide XP Drivers For Zino

Thanks, Robert!

I hope JimmyKumbaya and the others will post back and let us know if this driver solves their issue.

Ron

Ron

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Re: Please, Dell, Provide XP Drivers For Zino

Wow, thanks for the action: any chance you can get Robert to continue to monitor this thread? Short answer: it works if an HDTV is connected via the HDMI port, otherwise not.

Details: The device driver installed cleanly (and color me chagrined for not having thought about the Zino; didn't occur to me XP was supported on it but not the Zino HD), but the only available output device was the "ATI HD audio rear output." I'd read somewhere that sometimes HD audio out  works only if an HDTV is connected and powered on when the PC boots, so I grabbed a smallish TV with HDMI input and tried. No success, but I was curious if the ATI HD device was interfering with the Conexant device (both of which Device Manager listed as functioning properly), so I disabled and then uninstalled (via the Device Manager) the device "ATI Function Driver for HD Audio - ATI 791A." XP redetected that device and reenabled it, but while the HDTV was connected via HDMI I was able to select between the two devices, Conexant HD Audio output" (which outputs through the headphone jack) and "ATI HD Audio rear output", which outputs to the HDTV via the HDMI connector.

With the HDTV disconnected, though, and my standard Dell flat panel configured via the VGA adapter, Control Panel shows "No Audio Device" and the Default device is grayed-out with "No Playback Devices."

I feel like Charlie in "Flowers For Algernon."

Anyway! I've marked the Audio driver portion of the Zino audio driver RSS feed, so I'll be notified of any official updates, and thanks much to both you and Robert for your help. If there's anything else I might try, I'm open to suggestions; in any case, you at least have a datapoint that says it'll work for HDTV users. Thanks again.

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Re: Please, Dell, Provide XP Drivers For Zino

Glad to help.

Sounds like a little bit of progress. Not sure I understand having  2 audio devices, but I'm no expert on Zino or HDTV...

Does your flat panel have HDMI or DVi inputs? What happens if you use one of those instead of the VGA port?

Since Robert (forum liason) posted in this thread, I  presume he'll get email alerts to new posts here, so he should stay up-to-speed.

Ron

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Re: Please, Dell, Provide XP Drivers For Zino

Success! The Conexant driver for the Zino works fine on the Zino HD under XP. I poked around in my system and found that the "Windows Audio" service was set to start manually (I may have done that myself, when I'd come to accept the Zino's muteness). Setting the service startup to Automatic (or starting it manually) lets me select the Conexant HD audio output, which in turn enables the front headphone jacks.

Please feel free to pass along that information. I'll turn loose of XP when I'm forced to, not a minute before; and, as I mentioned early on in the thread, the Zino HD makes just a superb low-cost XP desktop machine.

Woohoo! Now, where did I stash those speakers?

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Re: Please, Dell, Provide XP Drivers For Zino

Ron

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Re: Please, Dell, Provide XP Drivers For Zino

Hi all,

Well, I have been successful at making sure the Zino HD will work in both Windows XP and Windows Home Server (WHS v1). My next step will be to beta test it in a Windows Home Server V2 (code name WHS “Vail”) 64-bit environment. Thus far, this little guy is very snappy and runs these older OS's very well. This is my current setup:

 

Zino HD (Inspiron 400)

AMD Athlon X2 3250e (1.5Ghz)

4GB DDR2 800MHz (CL=6.6.6.18)

500GB Western Digital HDD (Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS)

 

Removed from the system for WHS use:

Dedicated ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330

Video card fan/heat sink

Mini PCIe wireless card

 

In order to run WHS (based on Win Server 2003) or Windows XP, all you need to do is the following-

 

1. Install the OS

 

2. Download and install the ATI Catalyst System Software Suite 10.6 found here:

http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_catalyst.aspx?p=xp/radeonx-xp

 

3. Make sure the installers process the video and chipset drivers by looking in the hardware manager. If needed, you can manually install each device driver by pointing the system to the ATI/support folder on your C: drive.

 

 4. For the Conexant Audio CS20561 driver, download the Dell Zino 300 (Windows XP) version here:

http://ftp.us.dell.com/audio/R230689.exe

 

5. ** IMPORTANT ** Once downloaded and extracted to the dell folder, navigate to C:\dell\drivers\R230689\XP32 and OPEN then MODIFY the PI945RH5.ini file with notepad.

 

*** REPLACE THE FOLLOWING TEXT:

==========//===============

 

[Manufacturer]

Conexant = Conexant, NTx86.5.1, NTx86.6.0, NTx86.6.1

 

;============================================================================

 

[ControlFlags]

ExcludeFromSelect = *

 

[Conexant.NTx86.5.1]

%HdAudioFunctionDriver.Hermosa5051.DeviceDesc% = HdAudModel,HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_14F1&DEV_5051&SUBSYS_1028040E

%HdAudioFunctionDriver.Hermosa5051.DeviceDesc% = HdAudModel,HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_14F1&DEV_5051&SUBSYS_1028040F

 

[Conexant.NTx86.6.1]

 

[Conexant.NTx86.6.0]

 

[HdAudModel]

Include=ks.inf,wdmaudio.inf

Needs=KS.Registration,WDMAUDIO.Registration

CopyFiles = HdAudModel.Copyfiles, Uninstall.CopyFiles

AddReg    = HdAudModel.AddReg, Misc.AddReg, Oem.AddReg, HdAudInit.AddReg, Uninstall.AddReg

[HdAudModel.HW]

AddReg = HdAudSecurity.AddReg

 

===========================================================================/

 

*** TO THIS NEW TEXT:

==========//===============

 

 

[Manufacturer]

Conexant = Conexant, NTx86.5.1, NTx86.6.0, NTx86.6.1

 

;============================================================================

 

[ControlFlags]

ExcludeFromSelect = *

 

[Conexant.NTx86.5.1]

%HdAudioFunctionDriver.Hermosa5051.DeviceDesc% = HdAudModel,HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_14F1&DEV_5051&SUBSYS_1028040E

%HdAudioFunctionDriver.Hermosa5051.DeviceDesc% = HdAudModel,HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_14F1&DEV_5051&SUBSYS_1028040F

%HdAudioFunctionDriver.Hermosa5051.DeviceDesc% = HdAudModel,HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_14F1&DEV_5051&SUBSYS_00791A00

 

 

[Conexant.NTx86.6.1]

%HdAudioFunctionDriver.Hermosa5051.DeviceDesc% = HdAudModel,HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_14F1&DEV_5051&SUBSYS_1028040E

%HdAudioFunctionDriver.Hermosa5051.DeviceDesc% = HdAudModel,HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_14F1&DEV_5051&SUBSYS_1028040F

%HdAudioFunctionDriver.Hermosa5051.DeviceDesc% = HdAudModel,HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_14F1&DEV_5051&SUBSYS_00791A00

 

 

[Conexant.NTx86.6.0]

%HdAudioFunctionDriver.Hermosa5051.DeviceDesc% = HdAudModel,HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_14F1&DEV_5051&SUBSYS_1028040E

%HdAudioFunctionDriver.Hermosa5051.DeviceDesc% = HdAudModel,HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_14F1&DEV_5051&SUBSYS_1028040F

%HdAudioFunctionDriver.Hermosa5051.DeviceDesc% = HdAudModel,HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_14F1&DEV_5051&SUBSYS_00791A00

 

 

[HdAudModel]

Include=ks.inf,wdmaudio.inf

Needs=KS.Registration,WDMAUDIO.Registration

CopyFiles = HdAudModel.Copyfiles, Uninstall.CopyFiles

AddReg    = HdAudModel.AddReg, Misc.AddReg, Oem.AddReg, HdAudInit.AddReg, Uninstall.AddReg

[HdAudModel.HW]

AddReg = HdAudSecurity.AddReg

 

=============================================================================

 

Alternatively, just download the modified .ini file here: http://www.booth.pro/zinohd/new_PI945RH5_inf.zip

 

This updated .ini file should allow the setup.exe to identify the sound device within Win XP and/or Win 2000/Server 2003. If the setup.exe still won’t play nice, just manually install the sound device driver from within device manager by pointing the driver update install utility to the new .ini that should be inside the  C:\dell\drivers\R230689\XP32 folder.

 

6. Now, it is time to install the elusive secondary audio device, which is the actually ATI HDMI audio that many confuse to be an additional part of the Conexant device, which it is not. You can get the HDMI audio installer utility here:

http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_catalyst.aspx?p=xp/hdmiaudio-xp

 

Again, manually point to and install the driver if the automatic utility doesn’t do its job.

 

7. Finally, the Broadcom Ethernet device driver needs to be installed. You can get the driver here and manually install it in device manager:

http://www.booth.pro/zinohd/broadcom_k57_xp_2k3_32.zip

 

Now, everything should be happy within the device manager and the system will be stable within WHS/Server 2003 and Win XP.

 

Have fun,

Scott

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carabus
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Re: Please, Dell, Provide XP Drivers For Zino

Scott and others --

I have a new Zino 400 that I need to run Windows XP Pro on for a museum exhibit. When I start the installation, I get a blue screen and a stop error after it has been stepping through the DOS screens preparing Setup. I'm not conversant enough with Windows installs to know if this is to be expected, given the discussion in this thread (i.e., is this a consequence of not having the correct audio driver?), or if I should be able to get Win XP installed with no problem and THEN find driver issues.

I can probably live without the audio, but need to get XP installed so I can at least find out whether it's going to work with the exhibit equipment. Any help will be very much appreciated.

Note that after getting this error a couple times, I then wiped the drive, ran system diagnostics (no problems found), and tried the install again with the same result. Then tried a different install disk -- same result.

Thanks!

Brian

--------------------------------------------- ERROR MESSAGE (IN PART) ---------------------------------------------------

A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down...

...

Technical information:

*** STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524,0XC0000034,0X00000000,0X00000000)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Hi all,

Well, I have been successful at making sure the Zino HD will work in both Windows XP and Windows Home Server (WHS v1). My next step will be to beta test it in a Windows Home Server V2 (code name WHS “Vail”) 64-bit environment. Thus far, this little guy is very snappy and runs these older OS's very well. This is my current setup:

 

Zino HD (Inspiron 400)

AMD Athlon X2 3250e (1.5Ghz)

4GB DDR2 800MHz (CL=6.6.6.18)

500GB Western Digital HDD (Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS)

 

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Re: Please, Dell, Provide XP Drivers For Zino

That error means either you didn't load the SATA driver from a floppy at the beginning of the XP installation, or you didn't change the BIOS setting for SATA Mode to ATA.

I tend to doubt you have a floppy drive, so you're going to have to change BIOS and then install the Intel Matrix Storage Manager after the XP installation is complete. After it's installed, you'll need to reboot, go back into BIOS and change the SATA setting to AHCI.

The SATA Mode setting is under Integrated Peripherals Configuration in BIOS.

Ron

 

Ron

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I am not a Dell employee

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S_Booth
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Re: Please, Dell, Provide XP Drivers For Zino

I agree with Ron. The best thing to do is change the drive setting in the BIOS to standard ATA mode for Windows XP. The setup/install will then go fine.

 

Scott-

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Re: Please, Dell, Provide XP Drivers For Zino

Ron and Scott --

Sorry for the delay in responding. It was only late yesterday that I got a chance to try this. Wow, right on the the button -- Setup came up and was progressing just fine through reformatting the HD and starting to copy files for install...until it came up saying that it couldn't find "viafir2k.inf". I told it to skip that file, but then it came up with one file after the other that it couldn't find. I bailed at that point, planning on tackling it again today. I have no idea what the problem is -- I appear to have a standard Win XP Pro installation disk with SP2 with 2 CPU licenses included (bought on eBay). Any further thoughts?

Thanks,

Brian

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