no playback device

  Les53 22:15 10 Jan 05

i have just installed a new sound card for a friend, it was supposed to be a 5 minute job. i disabled the on board in the bios but every time i restarted to install the new card it installed again. i finally found a manual and moved the jumpers on the motherboard to finally disable it. I installed the new card and drivers perfectly, but in the sound properties there is no playback or recording device, normally when i install a sound card it ask for the original disc for extra files. What have i missed.? Time Computer, MS 6378 ver 1 motherboard, model 766mk01g3, ac 97 onboard sound. C-media intalled for new card. The problem for the new card was garbled sound when playing games on onboard sound.


  Earthworm 22:17 10 Jan 05

you can disable the on-board sound card in the BIOS at start up.

  Les53 22:35 10 Jan 05

i disabled the on board sound in the bios including soundblaster mpu 400 but it still installed on start up

  Les53 22:38 10 Jan 05

To be more precise, onboard legacy audio, sounblaster, MPU 401 & game Port all disabled

  Les53 22:50 10 Jan 05

i havve just downloaded the new via motherboard drivers and also the on board sound driver.

how can i be sure i have cleared all the failed attempts to install one or the other?

  Les53 22:59 10 Jan 05

I have just searched the archives to find a similar problem, it seem a Format is the only solution , what about installing Me over the top of its self.

Where is everybody?

  Les53 22:28 11 Jan 05

sorted,add new hardware,system devices,microsoft,plug & play software enumerator.reboot when installed ,install sound card driver and bingo the play back device is back.

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