Now this is really driving me crazy! At first i placed my sblive on PCI slot3, it gave me wierd problems, the software the comes along with my creative SBLIVE 5.1 like the mixers, recorders etc.. dont seem to work! I get errors like "Failure to load plugins" when running the mixer or " Cannot load some components for creative recorder. Some of your files may be mising or corrupted. Recorder server cannot initialize" when trying to run the recorder. All the other creative software seem to work like the the Diagnostics program or the EAX demo's. Although the recorder and mixer have errors i dont have any problem with the sound. Everything seems to be working properely. Now here's the wierd part. Below is the sequence in which i trouble shooted this problem:
1.) I uninstalled then re-installed the creative softwares but the errors were still there.
2.) I reinstalled them again but this time without uninstalling the old aps,when it prompted me to restart my comp, i tried runing the apps first and well watyaknow!? they worked! but after restarting my comp they gave me those same errors again! Frustarting!!
3.) Finally i heard that the AGP shared IRQ's with pci slot 1 and 3 so i moved the sound card to slot 4, reformatted my PC and right after installing the sound card aps i didnt have problems anymore. But wait, after a week those same problems haunted me again! until today!
I ran out of ideas guys! any suggestions? or should i just declare these creative aps unusable and go on with my life.
This problems occured both overclockd and on normal clock settings.
Athlon TBIRD 1.2 266 FSB overclocked at 1.410 (141X10)
Mini Super ORB Heatsink and Fan
EPOX8k7a ( to be changed to EPOX8k7a+ raid )
128 X 2 DDR ram (Nania Chipset)
Maxtor 40 gig
Seagate 10 gig
Surecom 10/100 Lancard
350 watts power supply
A lot of fans! (with good airflow)
Haven't you been reading my posts?
I have been warning people not to pair up that crappy sound card with the crappy 686b SouthBridge! What you get is nothing but endless problems (which includes Data Corruption).
Easy way to solve it is either get a SiS735 motherboard or buy a Philips Acoustics Edge (the Hercules XP is also good if you like the extra features)...I've tested both first hand (unlike some other people) and IMO the Acoustics Edge card <i>slightly</i> wins.
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<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Stick_e_Mouse on 09/20/01 07:26 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
September 21, 2001 2:07:53 AM
Post that Via link for that temp' fix you had on the other post, I cant find it right now.
are those soundcards (herc..etc..) digital also? I have the Altec Lansing ACS56 speaker system which is made for a sound card that has digital output. If i change soundcards will i have to change my speakers as well?
Does this soundcard error of mine have something to do with this PCI steering i get on my windows ME system imformation program?
I don't know much about ME since I have only run with the sucky OS for a few hours. One thing I would like to ask is, does ME use ACPI like Windows 2000? If so i got a good tip here:
Don't blame the Sound Card. It's most likely your NIC if you have one installed. I guess most of us have network adapters installed right?????
If so check if they are ACPI compatible in the manual or on the back of the box it came in. If not try buying a new compatible one. I had some of the same problems with my SB Live! 5.1 platinum until I installed a noname ACPI compliant network adapter. My problems strangely enough was first shown after i bought an Asus A7V266 mobo and ran my system with it for a few weeks.
I don't know why many SB Live! cards are affected by the network adapter. All I know is that changing the network adapter and placing the cards in the right PCI ports helped me.
You also have to make sure that the sound card is NOT sharing any IRQ's with other components in the bios, although you have ACPI enabled in Windows 2000 or maybe ME, i don't know. All you have to do is look in your mobo manual to see which PCI ports share IRQ's with each other or the AGP port. When you find out which PCI port is absolutely free of IRQ sharing you place the SB Live! in that slot and all the other cards where there is room.
Try this before changing your sound card.
P.S. I have given this advice to many peeps so far and so far I have not heard any complaints from them. I would like to hear how it works out for you though.
My name is Jond, Bames Jond.
My ACPI incompatible network adapter killed my SB Live!
September 21, 2001 11:20:25 AM
In the WINDOWS ME SYSTEM INFROMATION ap its doesnt say if its disabled or not, it just says"DEVICE:IRQ Holder for PCI steering; PNP Device ID: PCI\IRQHOLDER\02; ERROR CODE:22"
But when i run the Sisoft HARDWARE IRQ Settings it tell me thaton IRQ 5 IRQ holder for PCI steering STATUS= This device has been disabled.
If so i dont know how to enable it. I have the ACPI disabled on the bios because i heard it had some problems. It was diasbled when i installed my system. My surecom LAN card it installed on the last PCI slot which is the 6th. My SBLIVE 5.1 on the fourth PCI slot.
I have the ACPI disabled on the bios because i heard it had some problems. It was diasbled when i installed my system.
I'd leave it enabled unless you have problem with it.
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September 22, 2001 12:14:59 AM
Im really confuse now. A lot of peaple have posting that this ACPI thing gives problems and we dont really need it thats why i diasabled it. What are the problems you encountered when you disabled it? As i recall, on my okd mobo, BIOSTAR m7mia, i have tried leaving it on upon installation but i still had the same errors(PCI STEERING EROOR) I switched board because i couldnt overclock with the M7MIA. But both boards and the same AMD/VIA chipsets.
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September 22, 2001 11:10:18 AM
Hey, you need a bios (trip) course I would say, really, if you are that unsure with it just go for default settings then whatever man work it from there. Its obvious the sb live will not work, so get something entirely better. Don’t ask me, is* no sound specialist here.... Just use onboard AC97.
I am *Tone deaf, color blind, and poster ignorant* rofl(oooh new sig here) :smile: