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Sound card wont play root media files

My new mobo is a biostar when the sound card was installed it found and put it in i can play sound files through media player and a dvd player however system files will not play. the control panel says no audio device however the device manager has it working correctly . i bought a new card and got the same thing the on board audio has been disabled in the bios i have a turtle beach riveria sound card ive installed the chipset drivers with board. the sounds it will play seem to drag a little.

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Re: sound card wont play root media files

Hi Hughdog
well, Biostar mobos are know for a lot issues, but depending too, on the OS, windows XP I presume, go on safe mode, and uninstall all audio drivers, and disable on the BIOS audio. then start the PC, and install the audio card. or if is a internal audio reenable again, redetec the drivers, and install them according to the CD and drivers. you should see the play device now and play music correctly.
good luck

Posted on Nov 19, 2007

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