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.
Posted on Jul 02, 2008
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If the playback device is built into the motherboard, the device may not be enabled in the BIOS. Check your BIOS settings. If your sound device is disabled, enable it and repeat this procedure.
To enter BIOS setup turn on your PC and immeadiately hold down the DEL key. (On some machines it's the F!, F2 or F10 key).
Once in BIOS setup, press the Enter key to select the first display screen, ususally titled "Standard CMOS Features". Navigate through the menus until you locate the setting for your on-board sound playback device. If it is set to "Enable" or "Auto" leave it as-is. If it is set to "Disabled." change the setting to "Enabled" or "Auto".
Follow the on-screen instructins to save yur settings and exit BIOS Setup.
If you do not have built-in sound on your motherboard you will need a sound card installed in an expansion slot on the motherboard. This card may not be present. If there is no sound card, install one and then repeat this procedure.
If you do have a playback device installed and enabled and either you have an error indication, drivers are not installed, or device manager reccommends a driver update, you will have to download drivers from either the motherboard or sound card manufacturer's web site. Also, if the drivers are installed and you no have no error messages, but you do not hear sound when you click the black triangle, you may have a hardware problem on your motherboard or sound card.. At this point, you will require some help from a qualified PC technician.
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