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Anonymous
July 1, 2005 10:51:26 AM

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Yeah, I know. Help me now and give me hell later... :-) The ME group is
about as active as ME is popular.
A lady with ME brought her computer in and it had been hit by lightning.
Power supply, modem, and motherboard. So I had an old Gateway GP7-500
sitting here and I took her hard drive and put it in the Gateway. After a
few reboots and some drivers I got from Gateway, everything is working...
almost. Device Manager is clean and the Creative Sound Blaster Audio PCI
1280 Sound card is there... "working properly". However it is NOT working
properly; it isn't working at all. In Sound Properties, it says "No audio
device" and everything is greyed out. I Googled around a found a "fix" from
Gateway that was supposed to deal with a similar problem when that machine
had been upgraded to ME. It didn't help.
Now I find out this morning that the lady was having the same problem in
the old machine, so that kind of rules out it having to do anything with
the Gateway. The Gateway had 98 in it before and the sound worked just
fine. Also, I tried another sound card... a Crystal 4281. It also installed
effortlessly, but doesn't show up in Sound Properties.
I've found out from experience that you don't do repair installs with
the ME edition... especially if IE and the Windows Media Player have been
upgraded. I'm trying to avoid a clean install due to the amount of data
applications she has installed... some of which she doesn't have the
original install CD's anymore.
Anybody here perhaps have an answer?

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Anonymous
July 2, 2005 12:52:10 AM

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Menno Hershberger <mhersh22@nosuchplace.net> wrote in
news:Xns96865A1AD3EB2butter@daisymae.com:

> Yeah, I know. Help me now and give me hell later... :-) The ME
> group is
> about as active as ME is popular.
> A lady with ME brought her computer in and it had been hit by
> lightning.
> Power supply, modem, and motherboard. So I had an old Gateway GP7-500
> sitting here and I took her hard drive and put it in the Gateway.
> After a few reboots and some drivers I got from Gateway, everything is
> working... almost. Device Manager is clean and the Creative Sound
> Blaster Audio PCI 1280 Sound card is there... "working properly".
> However it is NOT working properly; it isn't working at all. In Sound
> Properties, it says "No audio device" and everything is greyed out. I
> Googled around a found a "fix" from Gateway that was supposed to deal
> with a similar problem when that machine had been upgraded to ME. It
> didn't help.
> Now I find out this morning that the lady was having the same
> problem in
> the old machine, so that kind of rules out it having to do anything
> with the Gateway. The Gateway had 98 in it before and the sound worked
> just fine. Also, I tried another sound card... a Crystal 4281. It also
> installed effortlessly, but doesn't show up in Sound Properties.
> I've found out from experience that you don't do repair installs
> with
> the ME edition... especially if IE and the Windows Media Player have
> been upgraded. I'm trying to avoid a clean install due to the amount
> of data applications she has installed... some of which she doesn't
> have the original install CD's anymore.
> Anybody here perhaps have an answer?
>
Well, scratch it. I finally did a format and reinstall of ME and all is
well. But my client lost a few programs. I got all her data though.
Oh yes... the sound worked fine... :-)

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