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Creative Audigy Sound Card?


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#1 edd080

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 12:40 AM

Hi to all, i tried searching for a similar problem iam currently experiencing but couldn't find any.
I have just installed a new Creative Audigy 4 sound card to replace my onboard AC'97 sound card. I have disabled the onboard sound card from the Bios, and also uninstalled the relevant drivers. I then installed the sound card in the PCI slot and started installing the drivers, so far so good. After completing the installation, I went to configure the soundcard, equalisers and stuff so as to arrange the sound, but after a few minutes the computer hangs up and gives me a brief Blue screen and restarts immediately after. Could it be the PCI slot ?? or could it be a conflict ?? I am not sure, any help would be appreciated.

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Ed.
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AMD Athlon XP 2800+
2 GB RAM (Corsair)
ATI Radeon X800PRO (256MB)
Windows XP PRO SP2.
and hopefully a Creative Audigy 4 soundcard :thumbsup:

Edited by edd080, 10 October 2006 - 12:41 AM.

AMD Athlon XP2800+
2GB RAM (Corsair)
ATI Radeon X800PRO (256MB)
Samsung 80GB
Maxtor 160GB
Creative Audigy 4 Sound Blaster
Windows XP PRO (SP2)

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 06:01 AM

Have you updated to the latest drivers from Creative's site? Creative is know for making good hardware but horrible drivers.

You can tell the machine not to restart at the blue screen so you can see what it says.
Control Panel > System > under the Advanced tab > under Startup and Recovery > Settings > under System Failure and uncheck Automatically Restart
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Posted 10 October 2006 - 07:30 AM

HI thanks for your reply,i will try upgrading the drivers and keep you posted, thanks once again, :thumbsup:
AMD Athlon XP2800+
2GB RAM (Corsair)
ATI Radeon X800PRO (256MB)
Samsung 80GB
Maxtor 160GB
Creative Audigy 4 Sound Blaster
Windows XP PRO (SP2)

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 12:50 AM

Hi I have just changed the PCI slot for my sound card and updated the drivers, all seems to be working fine till now, thanks for your help :thumbsup:
AMD Athlon XP2800+
2GB RAM (Corsair)
ATI Radeon X800PRO (256MB)
Samsung 80GB
Maxtor 160GB
Creative Audigy 4 Sound Blaster
Windows XP PRO (SP2)

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 03:47 AM

I'm glad you got it working. :thumbsup:
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