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sound card problems with windows.

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by brianhpt, Jul 24, 2006.

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  1. brianhpt

    brianhpt Thread Starter

    Jul 24, 2006
    I accidently forced a 2000/XP driver onto my ME system. At startup, I got a protection error, so I deleted all the registry entries I could find and the sound card entry from the device manager in safe mode. Since then nothing can find the audio device even though it's in the device manager and says its working fine. All my audio programs say they can't find it or it's already in use. I tried reinstalling the correct drivers but none of them seem to work, and many of them say they don't detect a sound card. I've tried everything, reinstalled windows, many different drivers, reinstalled the sound card in a new slot, even went out and bought a different sound card which has the same problems. I started out with a Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit and now have a Sound Blaster Audigy. Winamp gives me some error message about how the device ID used is out of the range of the system. The problem is in windows because the sound works fine on my XP boot of the system. PLEASE HELP. :(
  2. sockey99


    Jul 17, 2006
    Have you tried the "Now you see it, Now you don't" routine. Shut down and remove the sound card. Restart and make sure the Device Managed does not see any sound card. If you can,
    delete any drivers. (Second thought, without a sound card you may not have access to drivers. Try deleting drivers before removing card.)
    Make sure the sound card CD has ME drivers.
    Shut down,reinstall sound card,restart.
    You should now get the "Found New Hardware" Wizard.
    When asked, check "have Disk" box, and it should load drivers from CD.

    Is this a Dual Boot box?

    This has worked MOST of the time for me.
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