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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Antivoid, Aug 13, 2006.

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  1. Antivoid

    Antivoid Thread Starter

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    Just before i went on holiday (this was 3 weeks ago) one of my 2 (SLI) 6800GT Graphics cards overheated and broke. I removed it switched to 1 graphics card and tried to get onto windows with no avail. I left til when i got back from holiday (Today) turned the computer on, it worked fine, minus the 1 graphics card, i then went to plug my headset (which i had in already and was using i just took it out to listen to music) plugged it back in and the computer crashed. Now i use Auidigy ZS Pro so i was plugging it in round the back. I rebooted the computer it loaded into windows fine except no sounds, and windows media player was saying there was a problem so i rebooted again and now, with the sound card in or out it freezes on the Start windows normally screen.

    I am currently using my old HDD which is running fine without the card in, i havent tried it with it in yet as i might have to reboot the other HDD anyway because that is 200 gig and i would much prefer to use that one. If any of you have any ideas of how i can fix this without a reboot then please help.

    Joe.:confused:

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    When i try to boot from my normal HDD i click start windows normally and a white line goes accross the very bottom very quickly like a loading screen then does nothing.
     
  2. titanium_soul

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    format the hard disk and see if that solves the problem
     
  3. Antivoid

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    Yes that is what i was thinking, is there a chance i may have damaged teh sound card also? because if i have then i have had 1 unlucky summer.
     
  4. titanium_soul

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    have you tried the soundcard in your old hard drive also if one thing blows in a pc like your graphics card it can also wipe things out with it
     
  5. Antivoid

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    Well this hard drive has none of the drivers for any of my hardware so it would be difficult, and my soundcard was fine until i plugged in my headset which caused it to make a high pitched sound and the computer crashed.
     
  6. titanium_soul

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    it could be your headset if your still getting sound through speakers its not the soundcard try INSTALLING A NEWER DRIVER BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE THE headset is nacked like and sorry bout caps lol
     
  7. Rich-M

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    Sounds to me like power issue....what psu wattage and brand are you running?
     
  8. titanium_soul

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    i wouldnt have said its a power issue if its only a mic but u may have a point if it made a graphics card fail lol
     
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