CMI-8738/C3dx-pci audio device problem
Hi :It's a CMI8738/C3DX Pci Audio Device. I had put the new card in a slot the machine didn't found it and it showed up as a yellow exclamation mark (unknown device) in device manager.
I was Wondering If the Yellow Exclamation mark Related To a Problem with the Sound Card driver
many thanks in advance
window 98 SE user ...
What does it tell you in device manager when you double click on the yellow exclamation mark? Did you install the drivers that came with the card?
HIhanks a lot for your quick response
it show there is a problem with this device
I was wondering If installing the latest drivers For this Card should fix the problem
Or delete the yellow Exclamation mark(Shut down the system ,Open the case) than Switch the Sound card to another PCI Slot
than Install The latest driver
Or Install The motherboard driver may fix this problem
Cos Sometimes After Format The HDD The mobo drivers should be Reinstall it
The mobo drivers don't install any pci devices that I know of. The drivers for such are in the windows data base and if they are not there then they can't be installed and you usually get an unkown device because windows doesn't reconize it.
Did you install the card IAW the instructions that came with it and use the installation disk that came with it? You should do this then upgrade the driver if need be.
As far as the reformat goes you have to install the mobo drivers after you reformat always.
why the hell do you have windows 98?????whats so special about it??
If your card is C-Media then you bought the ****iest card, i had the same one and i bought an Audigy 2.Now thats what i call a sound card
HI:Well That Computer not For me
it is For an Old man (80 years old) & am trying To help him out
he like To keep his old stuff
BTW:he has an old mobo SS7 FIC-Va-503+ MVP3
That CMedia chip is also used as onboard sound on many mainboards.
Does your mainboard have onboard sound and you are adding a add-on sound card?...
O.K. Just saw your update.
Check the resources for this device to see if it conflicts with another device.
Things to try -
Move the card to another slot.
Remove Com2 and disable it in the bios. This will free up some resources...
Hi:Well I do not think the SS7 FIC-VA-503+
Via apollo MVP3 with PCB Revision 1.2A
has an Onboard Sound Card
Cheers de nadine.
You should keep everything pertaining to the same system in the same post it makes it a lot easier to keep up with and you will get a lot better response.
I just posted a link to the mobo manufacturer's site for that mobo in your other post so you can find out what you need to know about that mobo along with all the available upgrades.
PCI devices don't "conflict" ever.
Windows 98 should have told you what the problem is. No driver installed?