My dad's motherboard failed and I decided it would be fun to replace it. I got the exact same motherboard (pulled from another computer) and hooked everything up to the new board. Everything worked perfectly without reinstalling the OS, drivers, etc. I was very happy.
But now when we try to use anything having to do with the sound card we get an error message that says something to the effect that the Device ID is out of the range of the system.
What? How? Huh?
I checked in the Device Manager and the "Sound, Video, Game controllers" appears to be working fine. But there is a big yellow ? on the "Other PCI" icon. I reinstalled the drivers that came with my original board.
I don't know much about IRQ... could that be the problem? And how do I fix it?
I always set PNP OS to NO because that setting allows BIOS to allocate IRQ's.
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mobo = Intel 815EEA, built in audio
CPU = 600 MHz Celeron
OS = Windows 98
RAM = 256MB PC133
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The mobo could have one of 2 built in sound cards (Creative Labs or Analog Devices Inc. SoundMAX) and I have tried installing both drivers. I have tried PnP on and off. I can't figure out how to change the IRQ or device ID or any of the numbers associated with the sound card.
Could it be that the the software is looking for the sound card in a different place? Do I need to reinstall the audio software (winamp, Nero, etc), drivers, OS? Is there an order here... do the drivers need to be installed before the software?
so you'll spend 2-3 days to figure out the problem when a simple 1 hours windows install will have done it....What a waste of time. Do a backup of his personal data and reinstall the OS. You may try a repair too first, but a fresh install is still beter.
-Always put the blame on you first, then on the hardware !!!
If you don't want to do a complete reinstall, and replacing pci cards wont work, you can also remove all sound devices or disable them in the BIOS, remove ALL drivers, reboot and make sure all the drivers really are gone, reinstall/enable soundcard and reinstall the drivers.
Thanks tweeble. That is pretty much what I ended up doing. Everything seems to work fine. I am picking up a bit more noise through the line in, but I don't think there is anything I can do.
And YES PAT, I will gladly give my dad 2-3 days of my time to avoid doing a complete reinstall... especially considering the guy has a hard time navigating a simple file path to find his files. Inevitably there would be something he stuck somewhere that I couldn't find to back up.