I bought a new sb live 5.1 for my win xp system. When I put it in and hit the power, it starts fine until it gets to the screen that says "checking dmi poll data.." (I think that what it says) and then the screen goes black and has a white cursor in the upper left corner. If I take the 5.1 out and put in my pci 128 it works fine.I've heard of the via issues, but only after I got the 5.1. But shouldn't my comp start, and then download drivers? The only reason I changed cards to begin with is because my win98 comp needed a new sound card, and I figured I'd get a better one for my newer comp and put the old card in my old comp. The 5.1 works in the older comp but not the newer one. I know I'll be punished by your responses for being stupid, but I'm a newB, and remember we all start somewhere.
Well, I know it's not the motherboard. I put a different hard drive in the computer and everything worked, but with win98. Must be an XP thing. :frown: I don't know what else I can do. Any ideas would help. Maybe I'm overlooking something.
Well.. I don't think so. It works fine in another computer with win98. In fact, it works fine in this computer with win 98. I would yhink that if it is broken it wouldn't work at all, in anything. Just a guess though.
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I'm wondering if it could be a resource conflict since XP assigns resources differently than 98. Maybe you could try it in a different PCI slot?