Sound Problems After Xp Upgrades

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by miketrax, Nov 30, 2003.

  1. miketrax

    miketrax Guest

    My neighbour has recently put the Microsoft upgrades for XP on his machine. Ever since his onboard sound hasn't worked. He gets a message that another device is using the sound.
    After unsucessfully applying the latest downloaded sound drivers, I suggested he try disableing his onboard sound and fitting a pci sound card. No success though, still the same message about another device using the sound.
    I know it is a 'Time' 2gig+ machine with a Gigabyte MB. It is only about a year old and had been purring away with XP. . His wife tells me she has tried a drop back to a few weeks before he applied the new MS patches which appeared to cause the problem, but still no sound. I think it is a new pci soundblaster sound card.
    Anyone any ideas
  2. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

    Red Sox Nation
    Try switching the sound card to other pci slots. Also, try it in another maching to make sure it works