I'm just getting mad here with this f* thing! This is not a begginers problem I tried every
reasonable solution. Best thing is that the seller won't take the card back cause the card is working.
Let me start by telling you that basically my goal is to record guitar riffs so being on a small budget I don't need the latest available hardware at all.
The hardware & software:
The motherboard is a good old Asus K7M, the version with SuperByPassMode, some AMD users here might remember it. The processor's an Athlon Thunderbird at 800mhz wich was overclocked but I took care to put it back to "normal" before attempting to solve the problem.
The OS is Win2K. 192Mb ram.
Everytime the Audigy2 is in a PCI slot with drivers installed the computer hangs when botting.
I have a SoundBlaster Live value that works a treat (well except for sound output quality) and the Audigy2 WORKS on other computers. I took it to a friend's PC store where he tried it with various more recent machines and it worked flawlessly.
Tried every M$ OS from Win98, 2k to XP. Tried to disable ACPI. Latest mobo BIOS is there.
Tried various gfx cards (an old Riva 128zx, an Riva TNT2, and an ATI 9200). Also tried to
take out every expansion card. Nada. Oh and tried the alternative drivers from the Kx project too and even mess with the PCI latency timer. BTW also tried every PCI slot..
Is this a known problem with some boards ? Yeah, I know my motherboard has a VIA southbridge (latest best driver in there already...) but the northbrdge ain't VIA and I have never had any piece of hardware not working with it (including Live cards...)
Thanks guys, this is actually my last resort, after this I'm back to the Live! card :x
did you have your sb live installed first?? if so the drivers might have left crap behind conflicting the install of the audigy. get drivercleaner and remove it all. I remember having a similar problem when i went from audigy to audigy2zs.
Sounds like hardware conflict, what does the irq manager say?
Don't know if you've already tried this, but sometimes it help to change the pci slot. If it's hardware conflict, try to insert the card in the slot below, should call another channel.
Sure you don't need special drivers for old systems or something? You could always buy some more ram and install win xp. I think its recomended that you have 256mb atleast, and maybe you could buy a used cpu like xp1500+ or something. You should be able to sell your old stuff for almost as much as the new stuff costs.
And how do I do that if the only card I have installed in mine is the soundcard, I've taken off all cards already. Only HD and standard DVD Rom are connected (primary and secondary channels, all master).
I've tried everything you mentioned already....
"Did you try disabling every onboard device that you could disable such as the floppy controller, serial, parallel and game ports, etc?
Those I never tried, hard to think standard ports that mostly allways use the same addresses would be cause the conflict, but why not... I'll try it. If I don't post it's because it didn't work (or I finally destroyed it with a hammer...)
I do have a Debian installation CD lying around, might finally give it a try...
Ah ok, I never though it could be the ram as it passes initial tests. Actually I'm so tired of trying I've practically given up.
Tried disabling EVEryting I could in the BIOS with the same results.
I didn't try Linux yet but honestly I don't think it's worth the hassle as I'd like to use Cubase.
I also found 2 posts on Usenet groups wich had the same problem, non one answered. Most people that had the same problem probably found it a good excuse to upgrade.
I'm giving up, but now I don't know if buying a new motherboard or a new soundcard.