Conexant HD Audio Smart Audio 221 chipset used in HP notebook/PC systems
Windows XP SP3, latest Microsoft Universal Audio Architecture (UAA) Bus Driver for High Definition Audio.
Driver Date & Version
5/11/2006 (ver. 188.8.131.52 A)
A lot of HP notebook users are facing problem with their Conexant HD Smart Audio 221 sound chip while installing the driver in Windows XP. Their notebooks were originally targeted to be installed with Windows Vista and thus do not have the Windows XP supplied together with the notebooks.
Some users claimed to manage to solve the driver problem with Windows XP SP3. Here are some solutions posted, together with driver download URL:
- Make sure your Windows XP is patched with the latest service pack, as of time of writing is SP3. You can download and update here.
- Your system must have installed the latest Microsoft Universal Audio Architecture (UAA) Bus Driver for High Definition Audio.
Latest version is sp43647.exe version 1.00.32 dated 2009-07-14. You can download it here.
Download Conexant HD Audio Smart Audio 221 Driver for XP here.
- Download VIA Bus Master IDE Controller Driver 6.0.6001.282
- Download Conexant HD Audio Smart Audio 221 Driver for XP