I have an older Dell Dimension 4700 computer that presently is running Windows XP Professional.
This computer did not have a sound card in it when I received it so I installed a flash drive sound stick and it has been working fine with my old beastly large 18" CRT monitor with seperate twin speakers. The sound was not that great, but it worked good enough to satisfy my very ocassional need for sound.
I just recently got rid of the CRT beast and hooked up a much nicer 19" Planar PX1910M flat screen monitor that my brother gave me. The Planar unit has integrated speakers built into the base of the monitor. I connected the sound cable to the monitor and plugged it into my USB sound stick.
I turned on the computer and switched on the monitor. I noticed the flash drive sound stick was illuminated and I did hear an audio signal tone indicating that the computer had booted up.
The monitor worked beautifully and I spent some time just browsing screens and admiring the wonderful graphics this monitor has compared to my old CRT monitor.
However, when I came to a U-tube video that I wanted to view I noticed that I had no sound at all. I went to the back of the computer to check connections and I noticed the flash drive sound stick was no longer illuminated. I then shut down the entire system...removed and reinstalled the sound stick....rebooted the system and again the sound stick was illuminated....the boot up tone sound was again heard; but then whent I went to view and listen to the U-tube video, again, I had no audio and the sound stick was again no longer illuminated.
I'm wondering why it is that this USB sound stick worked fine with my old monitor and seperate dual speakers but will not work at all with my much newer flat screen with integrated speakers.