IDT High Definition Audio CODEC driver can fail to install through Windows Update or Device Manager, especially due to Windows 10 upgrade. The common error could be as follows:
“Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it.
IDT High definition Audio CODEC
A device attached to the system is not functioning.”
If you meet this problem while installing IDT High Definition Audio CODEC driver, just use the two solutions below, then the driver will be installed correctly.
Solution 1: Reinstall the Driver
Follow these steps:
1) On your keyboard, press Win+R (the Windows logo key and R key) at the same time to invoke the Run box. Type devmgmt.msc into the box and click OK to open Device Manager.
2) In Device Manager, expand category “Sound, video and game controllers”. Right-click on IDT High Definition Audio CODEC and click Update Driver Software… on the context menu.
3) Click on Browse my computer for driver software.
4) Click on Let me pickup a list of device drivers on my computer.
5) Select High Definition Audio Device (Not IDT High Definition Audio CODEC) and click Next button. An warning message might pop up, just click Yes button. Then the driver will be installed successfully.
This solution should fix the problem. If not, proceed to Solution 2.
Solution 2: Updating Drivers Using Driver Easy
The steps above may resolve the IDT High Definition Audio CODEC driver problem, but if they don’t, or you’re not confident playing around with drivers manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.
Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.
You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):
1) Download and install Driver Easy.
2) Run Driver Easy and click Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
3) Click the Update button next to the IDT high definition audio driver to automatically download and install the correct version of this driver (you can do this with the FREE version).
Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).
Hopefully you find this article helpful. If you have any questions, ideas or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.