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Vista + My System = Headache. Please Help!

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February 4, 2007 3:38:02 AM

OK I was wondering if anyone can help me. I have been trying to find drivers (If they exist) for Vista for some of my parts for my computer. These are the following parts:
Motherboard: ABIT AV81.5 socket939 K8
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS 7.1

I was wondering if anyone knew where to find the drivers for these parts because my problem is that when I attempt to install World of Warcraft, after I have installed Vista on my computer, at a certain point in installing either the main game or the expansion it will give me a CRC Mismatch error, and I have installed and am currently playing World of Warcraft w/ the expansion on Windows XP right now. So I know it has nothing to do with my memory or hard drive. What I am theorizing though is that my motherboard or my memory or something related has to not be up to date with Vista. I was just wondering if patching these parts with drivers would fix it.

Thanks for the help and sorry if some of my questions are stupid I only know a few things about the insides of my computer, but nothing advanced. :p 

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February 4, 2007 4:00:08 AM

For your audigy:
1) 32 & 64 bit

As for your motherboard I doubt that is causing the problem. What video card do you have and what version of drivers are you running on it?
February 4, 2007 4:09:44 AM

My video card is a GeForce 7800 GS OC I just bought it a couple weeks ago because my old video card went out, but I just use the drivers I found off Nvidia's site. But I didn't reinstall them after I did the clean install though because it seemed to be running fine.
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February 4, 2007 4:44:30 AM

See my whole problem is that if there is nothing wrong with my memory and hard drive and my motherboard doesn't need any drivers or anything then why am I getting CRC mismatches? That is pretty much the big thing that is bugging me as of now.
February 5, 2007 10:02:13 AM

Yes I too had a problem with installing WoW on Vista and found it was permissions but it was different to yours, you can always try it I guess or try setting permission elsewhere.

First turn on hidden files then go to C:\programdata\microsoft\windows\start menu\World of Warcraft. Then set the security on the folder so everyone has full control. I think it was trying to re write a file and if you look you can see than Windows only gave most things read control over this file.