Ok, how do I fix this?


Feb 13, 2007
oh gees...... it's too late for me to reply. you have reinstalled your OS. there's supposed to be a work around that you can try regarding the "not genuine MS Windows XP" message.
anyway for other people's sake:

The Windows Genuine Advantage tool runs from Windows Update automatically, & has been know to generate a "This copy of Windows is not genuine" error on legitimate Windows XP installations. On systems that are getting this message, have them navigate to the weblink below, & run the manual WGA validation to resolve the issue.





This is a problem that we have found and are working on the fix. The KB article (905474) is the solution at this time. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/905474/en-us

Here is other workaround for this issue:

To correct a hung installation:

Run task manager and end the wgatray.exe process.
Open a command window and run Wgatray.exe /b
Log off and then log back in -- or just reboot
To resolve issue of Notifier being left in an inconsistent state (Non-Genuine Display but Validation Works):

Option 1:

Open a command window and run Wgatray.exe /b
Log off and then log back in -- or just reboot
Option 2:

Navigate to http://www.microsoft.com/genuine and click on “Validate Windows”
Reboot the computer, and the notification update should correct itself
If two reboots are required, the user will likely need to visit the Windows Update Website (http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/) and the WGA Notification Tool KB905474 will be re-offered. Reinstall the update.

Note: rebooting alone may solve this problem – though two reboots may be necessary for either option.

and for your current problem about the BANGS inside your device manager. it looks like you need to download drivers for your motherboard's chipset and soundcard if that's integrated.


Feb 13, 2007
how to find your mobo driver & soundcard.

look inside your computer (mobo) and look for the model number and go to the manufacturer's website. you can download it there. or use google.com. the same goes for your soundcard. HTH

but im pretty sure that your soundcard is integrated. just look for it at the manufacturer's site.

binary visions

The voice of reason
Jun 13, 2002
I'm seeing from your Unknown Device screenshot that you've got an ASUS board with an NVIDIA chipset. NVIDIA happens to have a very good unified driver set that should clear everything up - see if, under the full details somewhere, you can find the word "nForce#" where # is a single digit number. If you can find that, go to NVIDIA's website and download the appropriate nForce driver.

If you can't, you need to do what was just stated (and we had you trying to do earlier), identify the motherboard's model number.


A fowl peckerwood.
Sep 5, 2001
just sittin' here drinkin' scotch
Late last night I did manage to get my sound working.

The motherboard is a....K8N...is I recall correctly....I found that out thanks to one of the link you posted the other day. I downloaded an audio driver from the ASUS site that is supposed to be for my motherboard....it says it's for Realtek, but it seems to work.

When I get home I'll look into the NVIDIA drivers...

My sound adapter says "foxconn" on it.


unemployed bum
Oct 24, 2002
Watchin' you. Writing it all down.
They do seem to crash a lot....hmmmmm....

And to be fair, I don't design anything anymore. I make schedules and hound people to release drawings.....and get yelled at a lot...I believe the term is "lead".....sigh
Oh so you're involved in the construction of helicopters... that's even better or worse depending on how much you fly in helicopters.