Can't seem to reinstall Audigy card.
Yesterday booted my system, seemed like I was in protected modus but I wasn't, screen at 640*480, couldn't bring it back to 1152*864 16 bit colors.
Also, mouse cursor disappeared, wouldn't detect mouse anymore.
Managed to get the screen back to normal and get the mouse to work, took me about 3 to 4 ours to figure out how to fix those problems.
But main problem now is that I have no sound. Tried everything I could think of, including the suggestions from the technical support site from Creative, AM GOING NUTS!!
Here's what I've tried allready, in system config, deleted every Audigy related thing, also anything software related.
After reboot installed Audigy drivers, ask for reboot, said no, tried sound, worked.
After reboot finishes install, but then no sound or Audigy card detected.
Ran creative diagnostic, failed everything except Audigy presence detection, strange.
Also tried all of the above with deleting every entry related to the Audigy in the registry.
Reinstalled Directx 8.1, nothing.
Tried system restore but it didn't work.
Pleaze, anybody, help me out!! Before I throw my computer out of the Window.
Unless you don't care of course.
AMD XP 1800+
Did you try another pci slot?
Why? I mean, it was a working system. It's just that when I booted up yesterday everything got screwed up.
I think you can rule out an IRQ conflict.
I think it's something with the software (Windows)
No chase, it's your worse nitemare
it's an IRQ thing
that's why your VIDEO was also messed up.
go to your BIOS and dissable ACPI, then setup your IRQs to be unique for each card.
and you are set to go
No way!! Why all of a sudden?? For the love of........
Anyways, I'll try your suggestion AllGamer.
If I don't post back anytime soon, I've really killed my system.
Ooh man. Is it supposed to work right away or do I have to install all the drivers of the Audigy again, because, it's still doing nothing.
well the exact same thing happend to me, when i got the system brand new.
i thought everything was fine after 14 hours of custom stuff.
went to sleep woke up turn on PC and
cuz just the nite before, i turned off and turned back on serveral times to test it to make sure that wont happend, and well.. you guessed it, it did.
so after i did that, now it doesn't do it anymore.
reinstall the drivers only
make sure you install the newest drivers from the Creative Website
Thanx AllGamer, I'll give it another shot, otherwise I'm forced to reinstall Windows.
Isn't that ****?? System been running without to much hassle for over a year and now this?
Oh well, at least that way it keeps you busy
Well, no luck. Something must be really wrong.
Guess I'll format.
Cheers and thanx for the input.
What's the directx 8.1 AMD patch, I mean what does it fix?
Anyhow, reinstalled windows me without formatting the C: drive.
Everything was still intact, luckily every software was still on the drive.
The reinstall seemed to have done it, I had sound again, but, after install of creative software, the mixer and taskbar and other stuff after reboot got the message, soundcard didn't install properly please reinstall drivers. (During driver install the setup program hung, reinstalled probably 4 to 5 times, no luck)
Now I still had sound, but after running creative diagnostic almost everything checked out right except the mixer and soundfonts.
So, should be happy that I have sound again but I want everything working, so before I went to sleep formatted the C: drive.
After work I'll try installing software and see if that fixes the problems.