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Compatibility with Windows Vista

I've had Windows Vista (Home Premium) for a few weeks now and everything has been going fairly well. My sound was working perfectly until a few days ago. The weird thing is that I still get the windows sounds (error noises, startup and shut down, etc.) but it refuses to play any other sounds (videos online, music, etc.) and my speaker in my taskbar has an "X" beside it. This is the error message I got yesterday: "This problem was caused by a compatibility issue between Windows Vista and this version of SigmaTel Audio Control Panel. This program was created by SigmaTel." No clue what's going on! Please help!

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Re: Compatibility with Windows Vista

Sounds like you have a driver issue. Here is a link of all the sound cards that are supported by Vista: I don't see your card in there, yet. Check with the manufacturer for updated drivers.

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Re: Compatibility with Windows Vista

Sir, are sure that you install your soundcard installer?! if not install your soundcard installer, or maybe your Speakers in not Compatible to your Vista!

Posted on Apr 05, 2007

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The best thing is get in touch with the hardware vendor from whomsoever you bought this and they will let you know about the compatibility and if its the drivers and other support you can visit

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