Windows Freeze: Problems with Audio Drivers



Phenomena
07-10-2005, 02:08 AM
Well, if this is any hint at what has happened Im typing this to you in safe
mode.

So my onboard audio on my Computer had been acting up for some time, so I
decided to buy a Soundblaster LIVE card to replace it. I came to these boards
to get instructions as to how I should go about disableing the onboard sound.
What I did was I went to Device Manager, uninstalled the driver (it also had
it marked with a '?'), and then rebooted. One note is that there are a ton of
different drivers in my audio section, and the instructions were a bit vague
on which ones to uninstall, so I just uninstalled the one driver which I
knerw related to my onboard sound.

So once I rebooted, I went to BIOS, and disabled "AC '97 Audio" or something
similar to that. Then I rebooted again and then turned of the PC. After I
installed the card, I rebooted and everything seemed to be working alright
(even though there was no sound yet, I assumed that was because I hadn't
installed the drivers yet) and then 20 seconds into windows everything froze.
It did this every time i retried.

I then ran it in safe mode, the computer said that it detected and installed
the new hardware, but if I go to audio everything is in grey and it says that
there is no sound card. Also, I went to SoundBlasters website to get the
drivers for my card, and once downloaded I ran it and it said "no
soundblaster hardware detected."

HELP!

Rich Barry
07-10-2005, 02:08 AM
First thing is try a different PCI Slot for your Sound Card.
"Phenomena" <Phenomena@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:512EAD66-815A-4A6E-97A0-6860CBB2B7BA@microsoft.com...
> Well, if this is any hint at what has happened Im typing this to you in
> safe
> mode.
>
> So my onboard audio on my Computer had been acting up for some time, so I
> decided to buy a Soundblaster LIVE card to replace it. I came to these
> boards
> to get instructions as to how I should go about disableing the onboard
> sound.
> What I did was I went to Device Manager, uninstalled the driver (it also
> had
> it marked with a '?'), and then rebooted. One note is that there are a ton
> of
> different drivers in my audio section, and the instructions were a bit
> vague
> on which ones to uninstall, so I just uninstalled the one driver which I
> knerw related to my onboard sound.
>
> So once I rebooted, I went to BIOS, and disabled "AC '97 Audio" or
> something
> similar to that. Then I rebooted again and then turned of the PC. After I
> installed the card, I rebooted and everything seemed to be working alright
> (even though there was no sound yet, I assumed that was because I hadn't
> installed the drivers yet) and then 20 seconds into windows everything
> froze.
> It did this every time i retried.
>
> I then ran it in safe mode, the computer said that it detected and
> installed
> the new hardware, but if I go to audio everything is in grey and it says
> that
> there is no sound card. Also, I went to SoundBlasters website to get the
> drivers for my card, and once downloaded I ran it and it said "no
> soundblaster hardware detected."
>
> HELP!


Windows Freeze: Problems with Audio Drivers