problems installing a soundwave 5.1 pci card

  ding dong dave 12:36 18 Nov 2006

hi all.
can anyone help me with the following problem?
i am installing a soundwave 5.1 pci card made by SIIG on to a Asus A7S8X-MX mainboard, i have installed the card and driver but when i come to reboot all i get is the XP boot screen then it all goes blank, i tried disabling the onboard sound card aswell, same problem again.
i then did a system restore and installed the card and the driver but this time i installed the driver from microsoft and not off the disk, same problem again.
any help would be grateful


  I. T. Mastermind 12:39 18 Nov 2006

maybe a bios update for your mobo would help things, or failing that if worse comes to worse i'd re-install windows from scratch

  I. T. Mastermind 12:43 18 Nov 2006

i know re-installing windows is a bit drastic, myself i upgraded my Audigy 4 to an X-Fi Fata1ty yesterday and have had no problems. But unless you've tried the latest drivers, it might be the only way. Sorry I can't be of more help.

  ding dong dave 12:48 18 Nov 2006

why would i need to reinstall windows what do i gain?

  gudgulf 13:54 18 Nov 2006

Try the soundcard in a different PCI might have an IRQ conflict.

Make sure the card is fully seated in its slot.

  ding dong dave 14:48 18 Nov 2006

tried it in a different slot same problem

  I. T. Mastermind 15:44 18 Nov 2006

the way you describe the fault I would assume as you got it to boot with system restore that the software is the problem, I personally would have thought that by re-installing windows you could rule out any software errors, except of course unless the drivers were the problem in which case I would use the latest ones available. In summary what you would gain is knowing if the software was the problem.

  no way 16:32 18 Nov 2006

is it possible that the sound card is faulty?

  I. T. Mastermind 16:36 18 Nov 2006

yeah that could be a posibility but personally i like to go along the lines of the process of elimination, software then hardware in this case

  I. T. Mastermind 16:41 18 Nov 2006

personally i've never had any experience with Siig sound cards or any of there hardware but next time buy an X-fi and you won't regret it

  ding dong dave 16:54 18 Nov 2006

i have re-installed windows and i still get same problem. i have looked on SIIG's website aswell and the card should work. going to update BIOS and try again.

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