Hi, I have just installed a Creative Soundblaster x-fi Platinum fatality champion series sound card and when I turn the computer on it freezes (xp home) on booting up and doesn't even make it to the desktop. The motherboard is a Gigabyte S series GA-M51GM-S2G nvidea geforce 6100. I disabled the onboard sound drivers before installation. I've removed the new sound card and everything works fine. I would think it's something to do with the pci slots? I'd be very grateful of any ideas. Thanks
When you say you disabled the onboard sound drivers do you mean that you went in to the BIOS and disabled it? XP sometimes loads its own driver for hardware. You need to make sure you followed the installation instructions exactly.
I disabled the sound drivers in Device Manager but will do it in the bios. I tried booting with the safe settings for the bios. I will try and boot up in safe mode when I put the card back in. Thanks guys. I/ll let you know.
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