Again delete all sound card files. Shut down computer. Pull soundcard. Restart computer and go into your BIOS. This is easy. When your computer restarts hit the delete button or it maybe F2 or F6 or F8 depends on your mother board. It should say when you restart, if you miss it just restart again.
Once in BIOS section, look in each section for onboard sound card or SoundMax. You want to disable the onboard sound. Then ESC out and save.
Once you have done this let you computer restart on its own. Now install the new sound card CD into drive and follow instructions. When it is done it will prompt you to shut down computer and install the sound card.
Something to remember! A lot of programs start up at Windows start up but don't need too. This may affect any new programs trying load new settings.
When you load new programs some will ask you to restart. This enable's them to sync in to your system but if you have 6 start up programs they could get confused. Simple translation.
Clean up your startup folder in your Start Programs menu before you do any of this.
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