ok...finally got around to upgrading my machine...
Running soyo dragon plus, 512mb, Visiontech ti 500....AND, and ancient Ensoniq audio card w/ soundblaster legacy drivers because I can't get the onboard audio to work...
Now, I can either have sounds such as the Windows Startup, or I can have video. Not both. I can't play games, either. I can't play MP3's....The extent of my sound is the .wav files in Windows...anything else locks the program, and when I CAD out of it, the whole machine locks.
SO, if someone can help me either 1) get the onboard audio on the Dragon to work or 2) get my old ensoniq PCI card to work I would be most grateful.
Something else interesting....Or madenning...I can't get the stupid mixer that is supposed to work with the Soyo audio to work. It makes an icon in the systray, and does not come up. It just sits there....Mocking me.
About the onboard sound card, first of all take a look at the bios and see if it is on (enabled), after that make sure you install the RIGHT drivers for it and even if you do, check for updated versions on the manufacturers website. If those dosn't help, chances are that you got a faulty motherboard and you should take it back where you bought it and ask them to give you another one.
I've just updated to a RAID config and I've installed the onboard sound on my Dragon+ like this.
1-downloaded the driver from soyo site
2-extracted the drivers to a temp dir
3-In the device manager, I've selected the sound device, and selected intall drivers. I've pointed the install wizzard to my temp dir so that it could pick the right drivers.
4-everything works fine
-Always put the blame on you first, then on the hardware !!!