Quick question

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by New Disease, May 30, 2004.

  1. New Disease

    New Disease Whatever...

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    ok i just put an old sound card into this machine to test it (its currently running on on-board sound, god knows why :rolleyes: ) anyway there is no audio cable for connecting the cd drive to the sound card.

    this cable is vital, yes?

    its a creative sound blaster live.

    the computer boots but the monitor does not come on, when card is removed everything is normal again. would this be just because of the cable or should i buy a new sound card.

    cheers
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    The cable isn't vital, it's simply used to carry the CD-audio to the sound card via analog rather than digital.

    I've only ever had these symptoms before when trying to use an ISA sound card, so I just threw it aside and forgot about it, it sounds like either the card or connection/slot in the machine is not functioning the way it should, do you have another machine that you can try the card in?
     
  3. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    1) Cable is not needed, as speedy said, it is only for analog audio which XP doesnt' use anyway.
    2) Make sure onboard sound is disabled.
     
  4. New Disease

    New Disease Whatever...

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    how do i disable it? bios??
     
  5. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    o.k. I have included 3 pics, starting with boot up, you hit delete, then enter bios settings.
    Scroll down to intergrated peripherals.
    Hit enter, scroll down to onboard sound, ac'97 (is mine) hit + or - to enable or disable.
    Then save it to bios. Sorry for blurred pics, as I am trying out this new camera.
     

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  6. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    yeh change onboard ac97 to off
     
  7. New Disease

    New Disease Whatever...

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    ok done that still no luck, card must be buggered then.

    ah well thanks for help guys :D