Posted 28 December 2009 - 09:56 PM
Hi y'all. Been here long ago under a different handle. Good to see ya.
Just bought a Compaq Presario CQ5210F with the following specs:
* AMD Athlon II X2 215 Dual-Core Processor (2.7 GHz, 1 MB L2 Cache, 4000 MHZ System Bus)
* 3GB PC2-6400 DDR2 SDRAM memory (1x2048MB and 1x1024MB)
* 500GB (7200RPM) Serial ATA hard drive; SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe Technology
* NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE Graphics with 256MB integrated shared graphics memory. Up to 1407MB Total Available Graphics Memory as allocated by Windows 7
* Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
I dropped an additional 1TB HDD and an E-Mu 0404 into it, and installed the soundcard's drivers. Working OK under ASIO for recording and monitoring, which I expected. However, I still want to use the onboard Realtek AC'97 onboard sound for mp3 playback and everyday use.
Here's the problem: when I installed the E-Mu, the Realtek card 'disappeared.' It's no longer an option under Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Sound. It doesn't appear in the Devices and Printers > (computer) properties > Hardware tab ("Show Disabled Devices" is checked). I tried reinstalling the AC'97 drivers from the Realtek website and it's not there. I disabled the E-Mu and rebooted, Realtek was still not detected. I never turned the onboard audio off in the BIOS, so I'm not sure why it's gone. Any help? Thanks in advance.