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Fixing Sound card allocated positions in XP

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#1 frostyboy998


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Posted 26 September 2013 - 09:21 AM

I installed three sound cards in a Theatre PC running XP and a sound cueing software.


The setup is this:-
Three pci sound cards.
(1) Aureal audio
(2) Sound Blaster Live
(3) Sound Blaster wave


The software allocates Output one to card one, output 2 to card 2 etc.
The outputs are then wired through the mixer board to particular theatre areas.
All is fine and works a treat.


The problem is this:-
After each PC start up, Windows allocates each sound card to a different position, so:-
(1) becomes Sound Blaster wave
(2) becomes Aureal audio
(3) becomes Sound Blaster Live
(at random).


For no apparent reason the sound which should be backstage suddenly comes from front of house

This is not insurmountable of course. All I need to do is re-set them in the software after every startup.
It just makes it complicated for a novice operator to cope with.

Is there a way you know of to permanently fix their position within windows?


I think it may be to do with IRQ or I/O allocation.....but I'm no expert. (unfortunately)

Opening night tonight and apprehensive!!!


Edited by frostyboy998, 26 September 2013 - 09:59 AM.

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