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Pci Problems

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#1 iviv


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Posted 23 February 2007 - 09:25 AM

Last month, I self-built my first PC from scratch. Everything worked except the belkin wireless PCI card. It appeared in the device manager under
Other devices > Unknown device.
I tried various things, installing the latest drivers, changing the PCI slot, but nothing worked. So I thought 'stuff it' and not have a 5m ethernet cable trailing across the middle of my room.

This morning, the soundcard I ordered arrived. Its a soundblaster X-Fi. I followed the instructions, removing the on-board sound drivers, shutting down and inserting the card. Turn on, and windows has detected new hardware. Following the instructions, I cancel this and try to run the install CD. Unfortunately, the CD drive isn't showing in my computer.
I shut down, wiggle the IDE cable around, and boot up, and it works. Install everything from the CD, and reboot when it asks. But when I rebooted, I still got the 'windows has detected new hardware' message. I can see all the drivers installed, but going into device manager, there in other devices is:
Other devices > Audio Device on High Definition Audio Bus

I tried right clicking and searching for drivers, but it can't find anything. Strangely, the belkin had dissapeared completely from the list.

So, is it just a duff mobo, or do I need to turn something on in the BIOS, or something? Help!

Asus P5B motherboard
E6600 Core 2 Duo 2.4Ghz (Overclocked to 2.7Ghz)
2Gb DDR2 PC6400 800Mhz ram
512Mb Ati Radeon X1900XT
Soundblaster X-fi
Windows XP SP2

Edited by iviv, 23 February 2007 - 09:46 AM.

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Posted 23 February 2007 - 09:34 AM

Did you install the motherboard drivers?

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Posted 23 February 2007 - 09:46 AM

Yeah, I have all the latest drivers for everything running.

Forget to mention that I'm using XP SP2 *edits*

EDIT: Problem fixed. Had to disable the on-board sound from the BIOS >_>

Edited by iviv, 23 February 2007 - 10:14 AM.

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