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Unknown PCI Multimedia Audio Device

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January 10, 2002 9:55:50 PM

Assembling Soyo Dragon Plus, AlthonXP 1700+, Gainward CardExpert MX400 video, Samsung 950p monitor, Toshiba DVD/CD-ROM, and future add-ons. These are all right now. In Window98 System Device Manager, get yellow ? the no device driver is loaded for PCI Multimedia Audio Device. Have tried all CDs received and cannot clear this. How can I find out what device is causing the problem? Would not be feasible to disconnect the video card or CD, so what else could be doing this?

January 10, 2002 10:43:29 PM

What do you have plugged into your PCI slots?

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January 10, 2002 10:48:48 PM

Mobo has onboard sound?

If so, delete the device from Device Manager and reboot.

Cancel when new device is found on reboot, then install from CD.
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January 10, 2002 10:52:55 PM

CMI 8738 5.1 Channel Audio

A brief search tells me this is the culprit...
January 12, 2002 11:43:34 AM

also if the baord has onbaord sound you have to make sure to shut it off in the bios

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January 12, 2002 11:42:46 PM

Might be a jumper on the mobo to turn off onboard sound-Check Mobo manual.

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January 13, 2002 12:00:43 PM

Probably your onboard sound.

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January 13, 2002 11:51:02 PM

Thanks to all that answered. You were all right on the money. It was the on-board digital sound. I later found a reference that it is PCI slot 7 (and I only have 5). I reinstalled on-board audio driver and it got rid of the problem.