HELP Soundcard gone after flashing BIOS

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Lukas, Mar 3, 2002.

  1. Lukas

    Lukas Real Name No Gimmicks

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    Hi,

    I just flashed my BIOS, and my system lost my soundcard. It's an old pc, with a ISA-slot soundcard...

    Tried hardware detection, and resetting the plug and play in bios, but nothing helps..

    any ideas?
     
  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    Try putting it in another slot if you have one available. Read the flash revision notes... does the slot now share resourses with another slot that's filled?
     
  3. Lukas

    Lukas Real Name No Gimmicks

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    I have just one isa slot avail.

    If it would share resources, I would see it in device manager right?

    Well I don't, it has disappeared, can't find it, can't detect it, and when installing manually (forcing install) getting error 'device cannot start'

    DAMN!
     
  4. Lukas

    Lukas Real Name No Gimmicks

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    I thought that my soundcard was dead, so I inserted an ISA network adapter from yet another pc. Can't detect that as well. It seems like the ISA slot is 'turned off'

    ????


    Greetz

    L.
     
  5. scriptasylum

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    Did you go into the BIOS and see if there is an option to turn on/off the ISA bus?
     
  6. StoneColdX

    StoneColdX Guest

    Hmm...

    Flash your BIOS back to the older Version :D...
    or have you updated it, because something runned wrong ?


    gReetZ StoneColdX
     
  7. Lukas

    Lukas Real Name No Gimmicks

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    I rooled back my BIOS to the first version available for download... nuttin


    I was looking for that option of the ISA bus... can't find it...


    Greetz

    Lukas
     
  8. Lonman

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    In those type of architectures, resourses can sometimes be shared, or allocated to an adjacent PCI slot, if you have a card in an adjacent slot, pull that card and see what you see (if your ISA slot comes back, put the PCI card in a different slot). Also, read the bios revision notes and the motherboard manual to see what's up with that ISA slot.
     
  9. Lukas

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    k, thnx lonman, will try that 2morrow,