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SQ2500 Fine in W2K??!!

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June 19, 2002 6:41:55 AM

I am completely confused at the moment and this is why:
I have a Athlon 1.4, ecs k7s5a, 768MB ram with an Aureal SQ2500 that was running win98, advanced server and mandrake. Naturally the soundcard only worked in 98 (talking about the aureal, the onboard was fine in all three). Then last week, I changed the setup to win98 and 2000 Pro, but when 2000 boots up I hear the "welcome to windows" sound playing and my speakers are still plugged into the aureal. Hmmm...

The win98 partition is c:\ and was not changed d: and e: was made fat32 for shared files between the two os's f: is ntfs and 2k. I did install the drivers for the onboard sound, but not aureal drivers. Can anyone explain this?

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June 19, 2002 10:32:08 PM

windows 2000 autodetected the sound card and install drivers off the win2000 cd would be my guess. i had a video card that wouldnt work with the normal drives but if i used the drives that windows install after autodetect it worked just fine.
June 28, 2002 8:42:48 AM

That's weird, man. Windows 2000 doesn't support the SQ25000 off the bat. Go to the <A HREF="http://www.vortexofsound.com/drivers/drivers.htm" target="_new">Vortex of Sound website</A> and follow the directions there just to make sure it'll stick. I'm stumped that your sound works, though. :lol:  If it's cool, then it's cool. Be glad you had one less thing to worry about.

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June 28, 2002 1:25:25 PM

I don't know Win 2000 from an old calendar but WinXP home upgrade includes drivers for the Aureal 8830 chip which is on the SQ2500. The volume is poor compared to Win98 and Aureal drivers but it works even as I now type.

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June 28, 2002 4:55:58 PM

What's up Jeff:
I believe I got a solution for you. Double-click the volume icon in the system tray. Go to Options > Properties > Adjust volume for <b>Other</b> > AC97 Controls

Check all the boxes under "Show the following volume controls". Click OK.

Raise all the sliders up, especially for Front/Rear speakers.

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