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5.1 SPEAKER SETTINGS CHANGE AT EVERY RESTART

I have properly connected the speaker wires to main
unit , in correct polarity. I started plugging cables by clicking on
blue,green,pink indicators on realtek on board sound card software. I am
able to set all speakers in correct manner and there is no such distortion
in sound as such.To update my details , i have two operation system on my
pc, i.e XP ULTIMATE, & VISTA on seperate drive partitions. I have reloaded
my audio drivers as well as have clean formatted my machine twice to
establish a fresh install. Even though ,after going through this turnmoil ,
my speaker settings change every time i restart my PC in any operating
system . I am using Intel G31 motherboard, 2.2 ghz processor,NVIDIA 8300
graphic card. Is there any correlation whether on board sound card drivers
are not compatible with this set of speakers or do they need a lates update
to match the speakers ???? God knows or You know ?? help! help! help

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  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2008

    yeah i got 2 operating system too..xp and vista onb different partitions..before when i was still using xp only,my altec lansing speakers do good..i mean hav no problem with the surround but now i cant use it as 5.1..i mean only the front and the bass works in vista.however in xp the sound switches i mean the rear speakers sounds when its time for the front speakers..ive try reinstalling everything..thank's..

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Having multiple os's should not effect the settings it sounds like something directly related to the software you all are running for the surround. what is this sofware and is it updated, does it belong to the sound card or the speaker setup ?

Posted on May 11, 2008

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