Windows XP Incorrectly Lists C-Media CM8738 Audio Sound Card as Unknown Device

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When you install Windows XP Home Edition or Windows XP Professional on a computer that has a C-Media CM8738 Audio sound card installed, Windows XP may not detect the device. Device Manager may show this sound card as an "Unknown Multimedia Device."


To resolve this issue, contact C-Media to ask about availability of an updated driver that addresses this issue. Visit the following C-Media Web site:


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Article ID: 307037 - Last Review: October 18, 2001 - Revision: 1.3
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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