Question about E-Machines eMachines Refurbished EMA SYSTEM BOARD MODEL T2984 eMachines (102257) PC Desktop
In device manager it says my sound card cannot start, which make sense since i can't hear anything from my speakers. the troubleshooting instructions say to uninstall the device and then use the add hardware utility to reinstall then update the drivers. However as soon as i try the Add Hardware step i get a BSOD. the first time this happened it also corrupted my video drivers and i had to uninstall and re-install them. Second time it happened (decided to try the process again) i didn't bother checking if the video was screwed i just re-installed the drivers. In short where do i go from here? I have a Dell Dimension 8400 P4 3.4 GHz, Nvidia 6800 gt thats been running hot (72-78 celsius) partly becuase of the room temp, and as for the sound card its a Soundblaster Live! 24-bit. I have already downloaded the most recent drivers from Creative labs website as well as the application suite that is needed after re-installing drivers. but they are of little use to me if i can't properly uninstall and re-install the device.
I have no sound
Posted on Oct 01, 2008
the soundblaster cards, usually have to set an interupt port IRQ.
This can sometimes conflict, with any other device connected i.e printer/paralel port.
I,d suggest, power off the computer. and remove the mains power cable. then completely remove the soundcard.
either try the card, in a different pci slot, if you have a spare.
or reboot the computer, without the card in at all.
shut-down, power off. re-insert the card and re-install.
also check, the on-board sound card is working correctly if applicable. you may have a conflict between the on-board and standalone ( soundblaster Card ) attempting to share the same driver or resources.
Finally check the motherboards jumper settings ( User Manual ) to enable/disable the onboard sound. if necessary.
And check the settings in BIOS.
Mike @ compurepair.
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