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Old Sound Card worked, new one doesn't

Had a Creative sound card in, tried to up grade to SIIG SoundWave 7.1 surround sound card.  It will play the testing tones and voices perfectly, but does not play any CD/DVD or Rhapsody or any sounds.  Confused why it works with the tests, but not the computer.  Help

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  • dockilgore Apr 17, 2009

    I did this.  Program with the disk is what plays the voices and tests.  Has all sorts of dimenstions to set up.  tried them all,  Still only sound from Tests and not from computer.  Can hook up CD/DVD to the soundcard itself, but still would not solve the problem of sound from the programs/videos on the internet.  Have a Biostar motherboard.  Wonder if there is an ?audio jack? on the motherboard itself to hook to the soundcard?

  • dockilgore Apr 17, 2009

    Went back to the CD install program like you suggested and looked through the contents.  Had both Vist and XP files on it.  Apparently the "auto load" loaded the "Vista" drivers and not the XP.  I loaded the XP drivers and everything is working fine now.  Great idea from hittinofr


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Is the driver installed properly try that if that is already done perhaps there is a special program it requires rare but not unheard of if you have a disc with the card see if it has a audio program with it.

Posted on Apr 17, 2009

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SOURCE: I just purchased a SIIG SoundWave 7.1 Sound Card

you must first disable the sound s in the cmos when botting cp hit F1 key or F2 Or the del key and go to perpheials and devices to disable the sound card built in and reninstall the drivers for new device if neccesary.

Posted on Jun 25, 2010

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