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XP reverts to on-board sound

Q: XP reverts to on-board sound

Hey all,

On my studio pc, I've installed a new rack mounted firewire audio interface in the studio. On the other drives (windows 8.1) the interface has installed perfectly but on the xp drive, although the drivers etc have been installed, once set, it works perfectly with the new outboard soundcard.

However, whenever I reboot to the xp drive, xp always reverts back to the on-board realtek sound card. I set the default to the new interface (a Presonus Firestudio Project) but every reboot it defaults to the realtek.

The motherboard is a P5N-E SLI if that helps.

How can I stop this happening so the new interface is the default?

Thanks in advance,

Paul

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A:On-Board Sound on Asus P4P800S-X Board

Have you loaded the motherboard makers sound chip drivers, or is it just limping along on the default Windows drivers? Might make a difference.
 

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i have reinstalled and installed the latest audio drivers.
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truflip said:



kk so my gf's surround sound works and all but everytime she restarts/shutdown, the settings go back to 2.1 which is annoying cuz my gf turns off her PC everynight.

ASUS P4SD-LA
Realtek AC'97 a3.81 driver
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i have reinstalled and installed the latest audio drivers.
any other ideas?Click to expand...

when you mean "settings" do you mean windows settings or the software that came with the sound card?
do you have the windows audio speaker near the clock?
double click on it
if u do go to options--->select advanced controls
go to options again--->make sure advanced controls is checked marked--->select properties---->you should see 'playback', 'recording' and 'other'--->select 'other' and hit ok---> you should see 4 volume controls 'front' 'center' 'subwoofer' and 'rear'--->select 'advanced' on the subwoofer volume--->click 'enable 5.1 magic' and then ok...close all volume control windows and restart
 

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A:Problem: WinXP reverts to Windows Classic and sound drivers disappear

http://search.microsoft.com/search/r...roubleshooting

Hope this helps.

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My problem is that if I try & play an MP3 or a DVD the sound gets really jumpy or if it's missing part of the track out. It sounds like when there is a thumbprint on a CD & it skips over it.

Now I'm new to this so it might be something simple like it is set up to play through 6 speakers or something & as I only have 2 that is the problem, if it is great but can someone tell me how to do this. If not can someone suggest some other solutions??

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thanks,
 

A:on board sound problems - sound keeps jumping / dropping music.

Onboard audio can use alot of system resources and you will get audio artifacts when there are programs running in the background, system memory is low or you have an under powered processor. Win XP Pro has alot of crap running in the background. What are your other system specs? You may want to think about getting a sound card. Good ones run $20-30.
 

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A:[SOLVED] On-board sound not working - no sound card installed

Thanks anyone who had a look - I had a look at the Audio HD Device again - the Code 10, and it let me re-install the drivers this time, which it never did before. At least I have sound now!!!

Lilith
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A:On board sound gone after installing Sound Blaster Audigy Fx...

Hi: See if your BIOS has an onboard audio setting. If it does, it may have automatically gone to disabled when you installed the add on video card. Check the options you have for the onboard audio setting. If it is on Auto or Disabled, change it to Enabled, save the setting where you made the change, and again when you exit. The sound should work on both devices then. And if the audio card doesn't work with the onboard audio setting on enabled, then change it to Auto if the onboard setting had been on disabled.

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A:Sound warped... Sound card or Mother Board?

Did you try the newest driver??
http://www.echoaudio.com/Downloads/Drivers.php
 

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A:Sound Blaster Audigy SE or on-board sound?

ok you will need to download this program because there are a few motherboards that use that

http://www.cpuid.com/download/cpuz_147.zip

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A:Sound problem with on-board sound on XPS 8700

Hi Mick, 
Thanks for writing to us. 
Have you tried any other speaker set to rule out the speakers? 
How about the sound from earphones?
Do update the audio drivers and BIOS if not yet and observe for any changes. 
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You mean fcc number, if so go here
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A:On board sound problem

If anyone has any clues, or inklings what might be the problem...even that would help...having problems still
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/on-board-sound-problem.724788/
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A:On-Board Sound Problem

what site says its not in the list, realtek or ecs? ecs should have drivers for that, although most manufacturers are starting to get rid of 98 driver support.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/on-board-sound-problem.304358/
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Xodus said:

just how good in a modern motherboard's quality as far as sound go. Im trying to deside if I should bother buying a sound card for my upcoming comp upgrade. would a $40 sound card be better then a $150 motherboards sound.Click to expand...

Onboard sound, as with onboard video, is inferior to a good card. If you don't want any bells or whistles, and don't care about high quality sound, then it should suffice. However, for as you say, $40, you can pick up a Audigy which will give you a worlds difference on sound from onboard.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/mother-board-sound.279006/
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is this an MSI board MS-6330 ??
you need the audio driver for the motherboard
http://www.msicomputer.com/product/detail_spec/K7Tturbo2.htm
http://www.msi.com.tw/program/support/spt_index.php

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http://www.belarc.com

online scan
http://www.d-a-l.com/hardware-scan.php

Great standalone program with pdf and email output
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-on-board-sound.452861/
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A:on board sound problem

You've got to have one or the other. On Board Sound or Sound Card.
I've been down this road before. When you decide which one, you will have to flush out all the drivers for the one you don't want and do a "fresh" install of sound drivers for the one you want.
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A:How do you disable on-board sound?

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-do-you-disable-on-board-sound.151626/
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A:on board sound problem/ new mobo

Off the top of my head, the only suggestion I can make to try to narrow this down a little further is to run the DirectX diagnostic tests (DXDIAG) to see what else you can determine about this problem. Make SURE that you save a full report, so you'll have it as a baseline diagnostics record. That way, you can compare the results of any changes you make with follow-up tests after you make changes to your settings.

Glad to know I'm not the only one who hates WMP; I still use Winamp 2.81 on most of my Windows rigs, though I did install Winamp 5.07 on one system recently, just to see the difference from the older version.

Also, open the Control Panel, and check the Sounds and Multimedia Properties for your hardware. Check ALL the Audio tab settings, including the Volume and Advanced option buttons (start with the Sound Playback settings). Check the balance sliders under the Volume options. Check the "Use only preferred devices" box, then check the Hardware tab. Examine the properties of your devices, especially the properties for your Yamaha CD/RW; put a check-mark in the "Enable digital CD audio for this CD-ROM device" box (if it isn't checked already), then run DXDIAG a second time, and compare the effects your changes have made.

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A:Disable on board sound chip

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What do you see in the Device Manager
Start->Control Panel->System->Hardware->Device Manager...
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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Untill you install the sound drivers, your computer won`t recognise your sound card.

Go HERE and download, and install your audio drivers.

Might I also suggest you download your chipset drivers as well.

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This is my new motherboard, which I'm installing on the 25th...at the moment I have a crappy SoundBlaster 128 (stereo) sound card.

Should I stick with that, or should I use the onboard sound [is it dolby 5.1? ]? If so, what speakers should I get? (under £70 please)

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BTW - will one reduce system performance more than the other?

Thanks.
 

A:On Board 6 channel sound - Asus A7V333

Well, I just got the A7V8X, and are using the onboard sound...

I found that I can't really tell much of a difference between it, and my old SB Live!...

And all my old problems with Creative cards and Via chipsets are gone
No longer cracking in sound when copying files, no more slow file copying, no more system crashes...

So in short, use it instead of your 128... I'm not quite sure when it comes to Audigy... The Q is, how good are your speakers? If they are of a premium quality, you might get a bit better sound with the Audigy, but if you're just using a set of OK speakers...

.02$
 

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A:New board, no sound from front or rear jacks

Have you gone into the sound menu in your control panel and set your default audio device to your headset?

If, under the "playback" tab, the HDMI output is ticked, then this is the problem.

Just click on the correct device(It should either list your headphones or say "high definition audio", or something similar) and then click "set default".

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A:ASUS A7N8X On-Board sound problem

reinstall your sound drivers.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/asus-a7n8x-on-board-sound-problem.70578/
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From: www.viahardware.com

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A:New Aopen Board with vacuum tube for sound?!?

AOpen is a major Taiwanese manufacturer, the parent company for Acer, & has been around for as long as I can remember.

Vacuum tubes disapeared w/ the invention of transistors. Only Audiophiles (sound geeks) would truly be interrested. Back in the days of vinyl lp's (b-4 CD's) true audiophiles said they could tell the difference between tubes & transistors; painted & unpainted recievers. Now the only thing turntables are used for is to scratch records.
 

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A:AZ11 Mother board - onboard sound?

From FIC

How many drivers do I need to install for my AZ11
and onboard audio?
top


A Please follow the steps below:

insert the CDPro 4.1 to CDROM drive
click the "Auto-Installation"
follow the instruction to install VIA 4 in 1 driver and AC97 Codec sound
driver
after the system reboot: locate the onboard audio driver at
D:\Audio\VT686A\Viaudio.cat
click here for detail

http://www.fica.com/techsupport/faq/Socket462/AZ11.stm#Q6
 

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A:Realtek On board sound card - not in the BIOS

There isn't a P5N mobo - do you have the -D variant?

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A:Solved: Replace sound board & equalizers w\ PC

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-replace-sound-board-equalizers-w-pc.1092473/
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You should be able to switch back to your on-board sound via control panel-sound
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/new-graphics-card-install-how-to-use-old-on-board-for-sound.987925/
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Hi scr,

Please can you go to Control Panel\Hardware and Sound and open the Beats Audio Interface - Please screenshot the interface and upload it to this thread.

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MistUnleashed

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<<Then I start all the services I stopped earlier (just to make faster the pc).>>
 
Care to provide the details of exactly what services you stopped...and why?
 
Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
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  List Installed Programs
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Louis

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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Ditch the onboard sound, and get yourself a separate sound card that has the connections you require.

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A:updating on board audio drivers for sound card on windows 7

It is almost never necessary to update drivers, and most often, not advisable. You can end up with moe problems. Why do you think you should "update" them?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/updating-on-board-audio-drivers-for-sound-card-on-windows-7.1030130/
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A:No sound on Intel 845 board in a MPC ClientPro345.. Soundmax Integrated Digital Audio

Fixed it myself.. Found the newest SoundMax drivers. Uploaded as attachment..

http://www.sevenforums.com/sound-audio/2911-no-sound-intel-845-board-mpc-clientpro345-soundmax-integrated-digital-audio.html
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I can drop into CMOS and disable Audio Codecs for Realtek AC'97 but should I also remove the Realtek AC'97 driver from Device Manager? Are there any more drivers that I would have to remove?

Also, an independent sound card plugged into an on-board-designed mother board wouldn't require any other wiring attachments to the DVD CD drive or motherboard, would it? I could just plug the sound card into a PCI slot let 'er go?
 

A:Solved: Advice Needed for Disabling On-board Sound and Adding a New Card

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-advice-needed-for-disabling-on-board-sound-and-adding-a-new-card.908983/
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My HP Pavilion 502n has on-board video. The computer turns on but will not display anything on the monitor- it'll just put the monitor to sleep. I tried 2 monitors and it has the same affect on both. I tried both monitors on another computer and they both work fine on it, which makes me think that the on-board video unit has failed.
how can I disable on-board video using "device manager" when I can' t see the display? I'd like to replace it with a video card- do I just install a sound card anyway and hope that it'll work?

Thanks.

~Emil
 

A:Replacing failed on-board video w/ sound card on HP Pavilion 502n

You don't replace a graphics with a sound card. They're two different animals. Sure, you can install a sound card but you'll only get sound out of it. You replace graphics with a graphics card.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/replacing-failed-on-board-video-w-sound-card-on-hp-pavilion-502n.95806/
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amd xp (Long get issue?)....before Thread) call new I a fix ideas(power/board for Last board palomino on a ga- vt winxp sp i upgraded video ram in my computer and now i can t even get the old what was replaced stuff to work here s a few things to list install new vid card update drivers settings reboot no picture to monitor unistall reinstall card boot and monitor has picture install another gig of ram boot no picture take new ram out boot no picture take new card out put new card in boot no picture take new card out Last call for fix ideas(power/board issue?)....before I get a new board (Long Thread) put old card in boot no Last call for fix ideas(power/board issue?)....before I get a new board (Long Thread) picture take all memory out try known good stick in all slots boot and no picture put all back in boot no picture turn power on and watch the led fans run on my lb paper weight it s a never ending combination that i ve tried here and i cannot get a picture on this monitor i ve swapped monitors around and all are good i ve put components from this computer into another computer and they all worked something is not letting this thing boot up i get no picture to the screen and no beeps sounds or anything else i turn the computer on and you hear the fans hard drives and burners powering up and everything but there is no picture going to the monitor it sounded like bad memory because i ran into a case of that before but all the components still work when placed into the other computer my last guess is the board has gone sour i was reading other posts and people have mentioned the power supply but where do i check that at it s a codegen w ps came with the case which was also made by gigabyte i m assuming since it is stamped all over the place if i can t find help with that problem then how about some suggestions for a new board since my options have opened up some because i ve been told my pc sticks will work on board that are rated below that they just have to be able to take gb per slot here s the components - amd xp palomino socket a - maxtor gb hd - maxtor gb hd - x dl dvd r rw drive - x x cd r rw drive - floppy drive - mb ddr pci nvidia geforce mx - mb savageIII agp will probably be placed in storage - gb pc mhz ddr sdram - mb pc mhz ddr sdram i m leaning toward an asus board but the abit s are cheaper and i won t be asking a lot out of the computer except reliabilty sorry for the long thread but i can t think of anything else that would be wrong except board or power supply tia for your help - tag nbsp

A:Last call for fix ideas(power/board issue?)....before I get a new board (Long Thread)

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/last-call-for-fix-ideas-power-board-issue-before-i-get-a-new-board-long-thread.423093/
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With Dell Support Assist microphone test -- earphone playback is good, on-board speaker is terribly scratchy. The sound card lists as "ATI high Definition Audio Device" and "IDT High Definition Audio CODEC."
The laptop is Dell Studio 15 (1555) running windows 7 Professional, 236GB used, 214GB free space, Intel P8700 2.53 GHz Processor, 64 bit OS, 4GB memoryThe built-in speakers used to sound good but now they are too scratchy to understand. However the headset and external speakers (both 3.5 mm jack interface) sound good and a HDMI connected projector sounds good.
I will appreciate advice.

A:On-board speakers are scratchy but external speakers & headphones sound good?

Hello. As a test, switch from the IDT audio driver to the Windows native audio driver.
1. Open the Device Manager (find it in the Control Panel, or type devmgmt.msc into the search box).2. Expand the "Sound, video & game controllers" and right click on "IDT High Definition Audio Device".3. Select to "Update Driver Software".4. Click on "Browse my computer for driver software".5. Click "Let me pick from a list of drivers on my computer".6. Put a check in the box "Show compatible hardware" if not already checked.7. In the list of devices, click "High Definition Audio" (the native driver).8. Click "Next".9. On the Update Driver Warning box, click "Yes" (install the driver). 10. Restart the laptop if prompted. If not prompted, then no need to restart.[To get back to the IDT driver, do it again but reverse the names in steps 2 and 7.]
If you get the noise while using the native driver then it is not a driver issue, which would mean there is a strong chance of speaker failure, particularly since the noise is not in headphones. If you would like to replace the speakers I can point you to the service manual.

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3517/t/19682831
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I have an creative x-fi installed which I have disabled. The on board realtek (mb is an asus ph67) shows audio input to speakers in control panel but no sound at jacks (front or rear). Does the presence of the Creative SC disable the onboard audio?

A:on board (realtek) sound disabled with creative card disabled

Did you remove the Creative drivers? If not, there's probably some sort of conflict.

http://www.sevenforums.com/sound-audio/295876-board-realtek-sound-disabled-creative-card-disabled.html
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ok bought a barebones pc of ebay Came with a pc chips board wouldnt post reset jumpers and after a week of trying to get it to work finally said it was ead and went and bought a MSI KT board thinking this will fix problem installed cpu and heat sink installed board into case and installed stick of pc turned it on but same thing happened as before board to msi board..same chips from problem pc with pc chips board fans on cpu and vga card from pc chips board to msi board..same problem spin but just a black screen rset jumpers to clear and reset back tried again still wouldnt boot checked to make sure it board wasnt touching case and shorting from pc chips board to msi board..same problem out but everything seems to be good there theres no beep codes same as with pc chips board KT board comes with a pci slot attachment with usb and led error light when i start pc the light stay on red In manual it says that means cpu is not installed correctly from pc chips board to msi board..same problem or either it is damages reseated cpu and used some artic silver but still same thing and led light stay red im thinking there was nothing wrong with pc chips board just like theres nothing wrong with msi board Could it be the power supply It has a cheap power supply HERCULES is the name on it it weighs almost nothing Ive tried different stick of memory and vga card only things that are comman with problem cpu a AMD Athlon XP mhz and this cheap power supply The problem has to be with either the cpu or power supply thats what im thinking nbsp

A:from pc chips board to msi board..same problem

If ur not posting and considering what u've done coupled with the MSI diagnostics it is very likely there is a problem with this cpu.
You need to get a hold of another compatible AMD cpu just to see if u can post, from there u can confront the ebay seller for any restitution ovr the cpu if there was any kind of guarantee offered at all with the purchased items.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/from-pc-chips-board-to-msi-board-same-problem.242873/